Constellation Behavioral Health Announces Founding Leadership Team

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Constellation Behavioral Health Announces Founding Leadership Team

SAUSALITO, CA – May 30 – Constellation Behavioral Health, an organization dedicated to developing specialized treatment programs for individuals suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders, is pleased to announce the formation of its founding executive team, including Chief Executive Officer, William Morrison; Chief Development Officer, Cherlyne Short Majors, Ph.D.; and Vice President of Business Development, Christi Cessna.

“Our goal at Constellation is to develop world-class treatment programs in markets where we see room for innovation and opportunities for improvement in the quality of clinical care,” said Mr. Morrison. “To do that, we have assembled a team of extraordinary individuals that share a common set of core values, a commitment to our mission and decades of experience leading nationally recognized addiction and behavioral health treatment programs.

Dr. Cherlyne Short Majors will join Constellation as Chief Development Officer responsible for corporate strategy, new business development, and innovative initiatives. For the past two years, Dr. Majors has served as Executive Director for Alta Mira Recovery Programs, Constellation’s flagship addiction and dual diagnosis facility. A widely respected behavioral healthcare professional, Dr. Majors has over 28 years of addiction and behavioral health experience at prestigious treatment facilities including The Betty Ford Center, Cirque Lodge and Charter Behavioral Health where she held executive-level positions.

“I am inspired to be able to pursue my passion for innovation and development of new treatment programs within the Constellation portfolio,” said Dr. Majors.

Christi Cessna is joining Constellation as Vice President of Business Development, responsible for leading the company’s national business development team and generating awareness for Constellation’s facilities, Alta Mira Recovery Programs and Muir Wood Adolescent & Family Services. Ms. Cessna joins Constellation from Sierra Tucson where she worked in a number of clinical, business development and marketing roles for the past 15 years.

“The opportunity to contribute to such a committed management system is a high point in my career. I have been fortunate to work with programs that aim high and Constellation is no exception. I look forward to supporting the growth of our treatment programs,” Ms. Cessna said.


About Constellation Behavioral Health

Constellation Behavioral Health is dedicated to creating innovative treatment programs for addiction, behavioral health and co-occurring disorders. Constellation programs include its flagship facility, Alta Mira Recovery Programs, a nationally recognized adult residential dual diagnosis treatment center located in Sausalito, CA, and Muir Wood Adolescent & Family Services, a premier residential treatment program for adolescent boys struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring issues located in Sonoma County, CA. Each Constellation treatment facility has its own unique brilliance while sharing a common set of principles including clinical excellence, best in class service, evidence based treatment, highly credentialed and experienced staff, a spirit of innovation, and a full continuum of care. We aim to provide, inspiration, strength and hope for our clients so they can create meaningful lives and realize the infinite possibilities available in recovery.

For more information about Constellation Behavioral Health and its treatment programs visit:

CONTACT: Christi Cessna, Vice President of Business Development | 520.437.5305

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