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Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare Welcomes New CFO


DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Sept. 13, 2015 – PRLog — Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare (SMA) is pleased to announce that Eric J. Horst has been selected as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

“I have been CEO and acting CFO for just over a year now so it’s great to have Eric on board,” said Ivan Cosimi, SMA’s CEO. “We took our time and were looking for someone that shared our mission, vision and values and Eric fits that role perfectly,” he added.

Eric has a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University, and his MBA from the University of South Florida. He is from MI and has been in the health care field his entire career. He moved to Florida in 1986 to work for Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was CFO of Florida Hospital Kissimmee, then Florida Hospital Fish Memorial. He then went on to become Director of Operations at Florida Hospital Healthcare, then CFO at The Center for Drug Free Living in 1998. After a merger, he was CFO of the newly formed Aspire Health Partners. “I immediately felt a connection with Ivan when I had my phone interview with him,” said Eric. “I liked the company culture, what they stand for, and their company values of integrity, excellence, and service,” Horst added.

His duties at SMA include strategic financial planning/forecasting, formulation and execution of SMA’s annual budget, and compliance with governmental funding requirements as well as other regulatory organizations.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare has been serving the northeast Florida community with mental health and drug treatment services for over 50 years. SMA provides more than 35 mental health and substance abuse programs, providing prevention, diversion, intervention, and treatment services, delivered to diverse client populations Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare’s mission is to deliver exceptional and comprehensive behavioral healthcare to individuals and families in our community. SMA’s vision is of a community where addiction and mental illness are treated promptly, comprehensively and with respect for all. Contact SMA at 800-539-4228 or online at or search SMA Behavioral Health Services on Facebook.