ThedaCare Behavioral Health Names New Leader

 Jean DeKeyser

Jean DeKeyser has been with ThedaCare Since 1989

Jean DeKeyser is the new executive director of ThedaCare Behavioral Health.

DeKeyser received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master’s degree in organizational leadership and quality from Marian University. She has been with ThedaCare since 1989 in several different roles including a quality review coordinator for the ambulatory surgical areas at Appleton Medical Center (AMC) and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, manager of the Groth Center at AMC, and managing the inpatient surgery departments at AMC and Theda Clark.

DeKeyser replaces Mary Downs, who was named system vice president for ThedaCare’s Spine & Orthopedic business lines earlier this year.

ThedaCare™ Behavioral Health is the largest behavioral health provider in Northeast Wisconsin, providing inpatient and outpatient mental health, alcohol and drug treatment, psychological and neuropsychological testing, and psychiatry to more than 10,000 individual patients annually. In 2005, an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence was established to assist people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses. ThedaCare Behavioral Health has offices in five locations in Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh, Shawano, and Waupaca.  In addition, mental health clinicians provide treatment in 11 primary care physician offices.

ThedaCare ( is a community-owned health system consisting of Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, ThedaCare Physicians, Ingenuity First, and other health care services. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with nearly 5,400 employees. To get the latest health news, follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.