April 16, 2013
Stephanie Smiley, 608-266-1683

Secretary Rhoades Names Brian Shoup Division of Long Term Care Administrator

MADISON-Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades announced the appointment of Brian Shoup as Administrator for the Division of Long Term Care, effective May 20, 2013. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in private and public sectors in human services and behavioral health organizations. He has a strong operational background and is a proven strong and effective leader.

"I am pleased Brian is joining our Department and know he will be an asset to us and our many long term care partners and providers around the state," said Secretary Rhoades. "He brings skills to the Department that will be essential as we move our long term care programs down a more sustainable path and his experience will be extremely valuable to our work in creating integrated care health homes."

Shoup comes to DHS from Brown County Human Services in Green Bay. As the Executive Director he was responsible for the oversight of a large public agency that provides psychiatric inpatient services, intermediate skilled care, and a continuum of long term care services, outpatient behavioral health services, child welfare services, juvenile justice services and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. He was responsible for overall operations of an acute psychiatric hospital and nursing home facility, a mental health/substance abuse clinic and various other units serving children, adolescents and adults.

Prior to his service at Brown County, Shoup was the Chief of Operations of the 7Cs Counseling Clinic at Marquette University, a teaching clinic for training masters and doctoral students in the integrated treatment of co-occurring psychological and substance use disorders for youth, adults and their families. There he was responsible for day-to-day operations of an on-campus main clinic and a branch clinic located in a primary care setting as well as negotiating government and commercial health plan contracts. Shoup also served as executive director of Ministry Behavioral Health Inc., part of the Ministry Health Care system, in addition to having led several other nonprofit organizations.

Brian holds a Master of Public Services Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Lakeland College.