Diane Kiddy joined Carson Valley Children’s Aid in February 2014, as a skilled executive and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the behavioral health profession.
Kiddy, a resident of Philadelphia, comes to CVCA after having served in a variety of executive positions in the behavioral health field. Most recently she served as the Vice President for Adult Behavioral Health at NHS Human Services’ Eastern Region, where she oversaw more than 1,500 employees and was responsible for the operations of mental health and addictions services for adults and children in the southeastern Pennsylvania region.
Before that, Kiddy was Director of Government Affairs for Universal Health Services, Inc., where she helped secure millions of dollars in federal and state funding as an advocate for the King of Prussia-based health care provider. In addition, Kiddy was CEO of Fairmount Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia from 1998 to 2004, where she was credited for helping to turn around the city-based behavioral hospital prior to its acquisition by UHI in 2000. Kiddy also served as Vice President and Director of Program Development at Presbyterian Medical Center from 1987 to 1996.
“I believe strongly in the mission of Carson Valley Children’s Aid,” Kiddy said. “CVCA enjoys an outstanding reputation for providing a wide range of services to this critically important population of at-risk children, and I believe that it is well-positioned for continued growth and success in the years ahead.”
Kiddy is Chair of the Mayor’s Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board in Philadelphia. She is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Federation of American Hospitals and a former co-chair of the Grassroots Advocacy Committee of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems.
Kiddy has taught professional courses at LaSalle University, the University of Saint Francis, and Temple University, as well as the American College of Healthcare Executives. Kiddy holds a BA in Psychology from West Chester University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work Planning and Administration from Bryn Mawr College.