Hudson Promotes Leah Evans to Director of Compliance & Quality Assurance ; Mecca Earns Certification

Apr 20, 2022News

Rita Mecca Earns Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certification

Salisbury, Md. – April 20, 2022 – Hudson Behavioral Health has promoted Director of Administration Leah Evans to the position of Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance. Evans has been with Hudson since 2007 and has extensive experience in health care administration.

In her role as Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, Evans is responsible for evaluating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure safety, compliance, and quality of services.

“I have worked closely with Leah for the past 15 years and have always been impressed by her organizational skills and attention to detail,” said Leslie Brown, CEO of Hudson Behavioral Health. “She will be exceptional in her new role as Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, as she works to keep our organization safe and compliant.”

Evans is an Eastern Shore native, originally from Smith Island, Maryland. She is an avid reader and loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She is involved in her local church and has been an award-winning United Way Campaign Coordinator for over 10 years. She currently lives in Fruitland, MD with her family.

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), announces that Rita Mecca, Chief Financial Officer of Hudson Behavioral Health, has earned the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification, joining a rapidly growing number of professionals who have committed to professionalism and career development in management accounting.

Accountants who earn the CMA have demonstrated a mastery of 12 core practice areas in management accounting by passing a two-part exam. CMA-certified professionals also meet educational and work experience requirements and commit to continuing education. They also abide by IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice to uphold the highest standards in business.

Mecca joined Hudson in 2021. She enjoys exercising and traveling and attending sports and music events for her son. She resides in Mardela Springs, MD with her family.

About Hudson Behavioral Health

Hudson Behavioral Health was founded in 1980 and is licensed to operate in both Maryland and Delaware. The nonprofit is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving its Gold Seal of Approval. Learn more about Hudson’s innovative approach to recovery, behavioral health and wellness at Hudson Behavioral Health is an affiliate of Hudson Health Services, Inc.

About us

Hudson Behavioral Health was formed in 1980 (as Hudson Health Services, Inc.) to bring the first residential recovery program to the Eastern Shore. Today, thousands of patients later, we remain the leader in recovery programs and resources, with our staff of 100 committed to serving each patient as an individual.