Mark Mishek

CEO and president

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation




Mishek was tapped to lead Hazelden in 2008, after a period of tumult for the venerable addiction treatment nonprofit. He joined after a long career in health care, including a stint as president of United Hospital in St. Paul. Amid the changing health care landscape, Mishek engineered the merger of the $140 million Hazelden with the $40 million California-based Betty Ford Center. The merger, completed in February, created the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment organization, with locations in several states. The mission is also personal for Mishek, who is in long-term recovery.