Elizabeth Croney University of Kentucky College of Social Work Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Croney

Elizabeth Croney is the President of KVC Behavioral Health Services Kentucky. Ms. Croney began her career developing extensive experience working with alcohol abuse and mental health programs, and in 1989, she was appointed as the first director of Stoner Creek Centre, an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adults. Ms. Croney established a private practice in Bourbon County in 1990, where she worked extensively with children and families.

In 1999, she formed Croney & Clark, Inc., a private, for-profit corporation serving three rural counties, and over a 10-year period, she developed it into an agency providing services in metropolitan Fayette County and sixteen surrounding counties. Croney & Clark delivered wrap-around behavioral health and community-based services to children and families identified by the Kentucky Department of Mental Health as needing intensive services. KVC acquired Croney & Clark in 2009 and appointed her president of Kentucky operations. In December 2010, she became president of the KVC West Virginia subsidiary, which she left in 2012 when Ken- tucky was awarded 8 Intensive In-Home and Family Preservation contracts.  This meant more then doubling the size of the Kentucky operation to 235 employees. In 2009, Ms. Croney was awarded Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky’s “Champion for Children” Award.

Ms. Croney holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She has published in the area of ethics and supervision and is a Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She has published in the area sought-after workshop leader, trainer, and speaker in the U.S. and Canada.