Herrick Lipton has worked to improve the funding, administration, and accessibility of behavioral health care for over twenty years. He is the CEO of New Horizon Counseling Center, a licensed nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization in New York.
Herrick Lipton earned his Master of Business Administration in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Hofstra University on Long Island. A longtime resident of New York, Herrick got involved with New Horizon Counseling Center at a young age and over time he worked his way up through every single division, striving for a more diversified outreach strategy.
Over time, Herrick Lipton became responsible for day-to-day operations as NHCC’s financial and administrative director. He oversaw various grant applications, reimagined entire care programs, and streamlined management techniques to result in end-to-end success. Always envisioning a larger outreach, Herrick also helped direct NHCC’s the acquisition of programs from the the struggling Peninsula Counseling Center.
When the founder of NHCC stepped down in 2013, Herrick Lipton assumed a leadership position and is now the center’s CEO. He has since overseen the expansion of NHCC throughout New York state. He has opened numerous clinics and programs in Suffolk County and Nassau County, the latter of which is the home of his alma mater. His work with NHCC has been featured in publications like LI Herald and Queens Courier, and the center has been noted for its unique “storefront” approach that allows it to be more immersive in its surroundings. In all of NHCC’s professional initiatives, Herrick focuses on creating a true sense of community for people who often feel distanced or isolated.
Herrick Lipton focuses on both treating patients’ immediate behavioral health needs and creating more long-term improvements that help them feel at home in their communities. For example, he conceptualized a crafts event which raised funds for camp scholarships for young NHCC clients. Later, he organized an event in which Starbucks representatives visited NHCC’s Meeting Place and spoke about employment opportunities for patients through the center’s Day Habilitation Without Walls for Adults with Developmental Disabilities program. Herrick’s philosophy is that intervention and guidance must start early, so that they can set a smart, supportive path for the rest of people’s lives.
In his spare time Herrick enjoys playing basketball and listening to music.