William A. Aniskovich, M.A., J.D. - CEO/Managing Director
Bill Aniskovich has been the CEO of Stonington Behavioral Health, Inc., the company that owns and operates Stonington Institute, since June, 2004.
Bill joined the Institute in 1995 and served as its Executive Director prior to his becoming CEO.
Bill was a state Senator in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1990 to 2004, finishing his career as the Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore.
At Stonington, Bill
has overseen significant growth across all adult programs and the establishment of adolescent services in 1999.
directed the creation and expansion of a community transitional housing program for adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
also successfully challenged local regulatory efforts to shut down the transitional housing program in federal court, winning a case that protects the rights of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act (CHMC v. City of New London, et. al).
Bill is a member and former chair of the Eastern Service Network, a provider network of community-based substance abuse and mental health providers in eastern Connecticut.
He is also a member of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) "Integrated Service System" planning process.
In 2004, Bill was appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to the SAMHSA Mental Health Services National Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
has received numerous awards for his
legislative and professional advocacy on behalf of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.