Ms. Kovich currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Inperium Delaware. In this role Lynn assists in the business integration and development efforts of Inperium in Delaware. Lynn brings more than twenty-six years of experience in direct services work, administration and oversight in both the nonprofit and government sectors working with individuals who have developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders, as well as those experiencing homelessness. Ms. Kovich has a vast amount of experience including development, operation, and management of permanent supportive housing in nonprofit work, as well as adopting it as a strategy in working with county and state behavioral health systems. Ms. Kovich has also worked to advance supportive housing as a recovery support for individuals with substance use disorders.
Ms. Kovich was closely involved with the initiation and implementation of large system reforms; such as state psychiatric hospital closures, provider payment reforms and merging state division of mental health services and addiction services into one entity. She was also key to the execution of the Olmstead settlement agreements including service development, payment reforms and policy changes.
Ms. Kovich was instrumental in the development of housing services and supports to be reimbursed by Medicaid for persons with a mental illness or substance use disorder.
Ms. Kovich’s overall professional experience includes:
- Alternatives, Inc. – 1989 to 2006
- Lehigh County, Director of Human Services – 2006 to 2010
- State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services – 2010 to 2015
- Technical Assistance Collaborative – 2015 to 2017
- Commonwealth of PA, Department of Human Services – 2017 to 2019
Ms. Kovich has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Allentown College, now DeSales University. She also has a Masters of Education, Educational Administration from Lehigh University.
Ms. Kovich began her employment with Inperium, in 2017 and returned in 2019 as the Interim Executive Director of New Horizon Treatment Services, in Trenton NJ. She was introduced to Inperium while due diligence was being conducted for NHTS and following her position as the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, due to a prior professional relationship between she and Ryan Smith, Inperium CEO. They had previously worked together in Lehigh County developing residential programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. In her current role with Inperium, Ms. Kovich focuses on developing new affiliate possibilities in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania