Dave Gomel, President of Rosecrance, Inc., was named one of the 2018 People You Should Know by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Gomel is one of 20 people who will be recognized during a special reception Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Tebala Event Center.
People You Should Know started in 2011, and the program has honored 121 leaders. Honorees are business leaders who impact their respective organizations and industries and who positively affect the local business environment.
Gomel has more than 26 years in the behavioral health field with both clinical and administrative experience. Gomel holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in non-profit administration, a Master of Science Degree in Health Service Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Gomel serves on a number of local, state and national behavioral health committees, nonprofit boards and trade organizations and is the current chair of the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health. Dave is an active member of the Rockford community, volunteering with many charitable and athletic organizations. Dave joined Rosecrance in 1993.
“Over the years, Dave has served as an inspiration and motivation for staff, and a selfless advocate and servant for the clients,” says Phil Eaton, Rosecrance Health Network President and Chief Executive Officer. “This award is a testament to his leadership and dedication to the Rockford community.”
“I’m honored and humbled to be part of this year’s group of People You Should Know,” says Gomel. “Thank you to my nominators and to the Chamber for this special recognition.”