Bill Connors, MSW

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Behavioral Health

Bill Connors is responsible for go-to-market strategies and client relationships within Netsmart’s behavioral health, substance use and social services communities.

Bill joined Netsmart’s executive team from Sequest, following its acquisition by Netsmart in 2011. He had served as the company’s chief executive officer.

Prior to working at Sequest, Connors was chief information officer of a large community mental health center in New Jersey. A licensed clinical social worker with experience in inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient clinic, public school system and in-home family therapy settings, Bill combines his passions for direct service and systems-based thinking and research in his role.

Bill is a nationally-recognized expert on the subject of software implementation within behavioral health and substance use communities and he speaks regularly on the topic.

He holds a master’s of social work and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. Connors is a member of the board of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC), on the subcommittee of the Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE), as well as several committees in the New York where he is nationally charged with integrating behavioral healthcare and addiction services within regional health information exchanges. He has held chairman’s position several times for the Software and Technology Vendors Association.

Bill makes everyday matter by "being thankful and being available."