In May of this year, InVision Behavioral Health
(IBH) gained a new Director! Please join us in welcoming Oliver Stedeford as he reaches his six-month milestone with our organization.
As the Director of IBH, Oliver has been working to develop an expansion strategy, as well as updating the policies and procedures for the department. Oliver is also responsible for working closely with the IBH team to ensure the people we support receive the care and treatment necessary to lead meaningful lives.
IBH was established in 2016 to provide ongoing, comprehensive mental health services for people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our IBH team is staffed with psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, and licensed nursing professionals who provide a collaborative care model unique to each patients’ needs. IBH treats the people we support as a whole person, both physically and mentally, promoting a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
Prior to InVision, Oliver’s experience focused on children with intellectual disabilities and autism (ID/A) and mental health disorders. As such, the transition to InVision has been an insightful experience for Oliver as he adapts to his new role and learns about best approaches in supporting adults with developmental disabilities.
“Everyone at InVision is so helpful when you first get here, and I enjoyed having the opportunity to be introduced to my colleagues around the office,” Oliver said. “InVision’s welcoming atmosphere is one of its greatest strengths.”
Although his role comes with challenges, Oliver has found guidance in his colleagues across the organization. Oliver’s supervisor and mentor—Vice President of Health Services, Marlene Hughes—has assisted his journey and laid out opportunities for growth within his position. Oliver has also learned a great deal from Dr. Greisler, IBH’s licensed psychologist, through the way he interacts with the people we support and his knowledge and insight on electronic record systems.
“Being a part of a team of talented people who are constantly looking at ways to be more efficient in helping the people we support live meaningful lives is really what it’s all about,” Oliver added.
Beyond the services IBH provides, Oliver is an advocate for having the necessary levels of care available to people with ID/A and mental health
struggles. Oliver is dedicated to keeping up with the latest research and initiatives to provide an appropriate crisis response for people who experience ID/A and display behavioral conflicts.
Oliver After Hours
Oliver is a Pittsburgh local who attended North Allegheny High School, currently residing in Murrysville for the past seven years. Oliver enjoys spending time with his six adult children and one grandchild, as well as golfing, working out, and tuning in to college wrestling. Oliver is also a lover of Van Morrison’s music.
Welcome, Oliver! We are happy to have you here at InVision and look forward to all that you will accomplish as the Director of IBH.