The SWFL 100 is pleased to welcome Scott Burgess, CEO of David Lawrence Center, as a contributing columnist. In his columns, Burgess will share updates about mental health and substance misuse issues affecting SWFL.
Burgess has been a long-time mental health advocate, drafting legislation and serving on task forces in Illinois and Florida. He serves as Chair of Circuit 20 Regional Council for the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. He is on the board of directors for the Florida Council for Behavioral Health and Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Burgess is also involved in the Healthways Blue Zones Project.