Laci Laird has been named administrator of East Texas Medical
Center Behavioral Health.
Laird served as interim administrator after the retirement of
Jerry Echols in December 2013. She started with BHC in 2001 as
director of business development and was then named operations
Laird has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University
of Texas at Austin and a master's in healthcare administration from
the University of Texas at Tyler. She has previously worked at
Austin State Hospital and several other psychiatric facilities.
A native of Kilgore, Laird is a member of the Smith County
Mental Health Task Force, the Behavioral Health Council and the
American College of Healthcare Professionals. She served on the
state advisory committee on inpatient mental health for the
department of state health services.