CEO of Valley Cares, Gary LacenaireFor more than two decades, Texas-born behavioral health executive, Gary Larcenaire, has dedicated his professional life to addressing and advancing the challenges facing the those with mental illness, their families, and their caregivers.

A dynamic leader fascinated by organizational development and change management, Larcenaire is President and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Valley Behavioral Health, presiding over $56 million in revenue and more than 800 employees, operating in five counties with more than 70 programs serving those with mental illness and substance use disorders. Within his time at Valley Behavioral Health, he has opened a lab, employee wellness clinic, pharmacy, and additional services to Valley, and their affiliated brands.

Larcenaire has held several non-profit C-Level positions, most recently as CEO of El Paso Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR). During this time, he also acted as Founding President and CEO of Sun City Behavioral, a wholly owned subsidiary of El Paso MHMR and highly-profitable insurance company that manages a network of 180 providers serving 45,000 covered lives.

Larcenaire holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Public Administration; both from Angelo State University. He was also named the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in El Paso, Texas- Larcenaire is a past Chair of The Healthcare Council the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and served as Treasurer for the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra. A 20-year member of Rotary International, Larcenaire has been a Rotary Youth Leadership Award Counselor since 2004.

An avid lover of the outdoors- since moving to Salt Lake City, Gary has enjoyed hiking, biking, and mountain climbing with his family and dogs.