Dawn Motovidlak is the President and CEO of BHS (formerly known as Business Health Services), a leading national provider of behavioral risk management and corporate wellness solutions. Since 1999, Dawn has grown BHS into a business with almost 80 employees across ten states with offices in Baltimore, North Carolina and Louisiana. BHS’ current book of business comprises over 450 organizations including health systems, local, state and federal government agencies, Taft-Hartley trust funds, colleges and universities and law enforcement agencies.
Over Dawn’s 20-year career, she has consulted with 1000s of organization on their population health, wellness, productivity and employee engagement strategies. Dawn places an important emphasis on the management of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, stress and other common problems that directly impact employees and their family members. Such issues can have a far-reaching impact on quality of life, ability to function in the workplace and ultimately an organization’s bottom-line.
A native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, she is a graduate of Western Maryland College (now McDaniel) and earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in Occupational Social Work. Dawn is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and serves on their compliance and risk management committee. She is also a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore, and head of the Program Advisory Committee for the Y of Central Maryland.
In 2015, The Daily Record named Dawn one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs and one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. Additionally, she has been recognized as one of the top women CEOs by the Baltimore Business Journal, is a three-time winner of Smart CEO Magazine’s “Future 50” award, a two-time finalist of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and a 2012 Brava! award recipient, which