Steven M. Kant, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
(203) 877-0300 x103
Dr. Kant has been with the agency in various capacities and roles for nearly 25 years, including as President and CEO for the past three.
During his tenure, he has led the transformation of the agency to an integrated behavioral health care entity. Clinical as well as other core services have greatly expanded under his direction, while continuing to focus on those youth often referred to as at-risk. Boys & Girls Village (BGV) provides an extensive array of behavioral health, educational, vocational, and permanency planning services that emphasize the value of collaboration with clients, families, payers, and community. This effort has resulted in the greatly expanded numbers of children and families whose lives are touched by the range of services offered.
Dr. Kant completed his Psychiatric Residency and his Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in 1982. At Boys & Girls Village, he helped to develop and implement an alternative-to-inpatient treatment program for children – a 16-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located on the Milford campus. This facility opened in 1999 and has been cited by the Commissioner of the state Department of Children & Families (DCF) for its important contribution to the changing mental health needs in the state. Dr. Kant has also played a major role in shaping public sector child psychiatric services in Connecticut and served as the Chief Medical Director of the CT Behavioral Health Partnership, responsible for the oversight of behavioral health services for all HUSKY children.