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Netsmart's Kevin Scalia Named Chair of the Software and Technology Vendors Association

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Netsmart Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-wide software and services for health and human services organizations, today announced that Kevin Scalia, Netsmart executive vice president, Corporate Development, has been chosen as chair of the Software and Technology Vendors Association (SATVA), effective July 1, 2008. The selection was made on April 30 at the SATVA semi-annual membership meeting the day before the 38th Annual Conference of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare in Boston, Mass.

SATVA is a trade organization for providers of behavioral health and human services software and information technology. SATVA and its member organizations facilitate the delivery of more efficient and effective consumer services through use of information technology, and help formulate and support quality industry standards.

"I'm honored to be chosen as chair at a key time for this industry as SATVA members play an increasing role in helping health and human services organizations deliver consumer-centric, consumer-directed care," said Scalia.

Scalia had previously served as a member of the SATVA board of directors. At Netsmart, he has executive management responsibility for marketing, business development, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. He also manages strategic relationships and new business opportunities, and is responsible for developing alliances with key industry associations. Prior to his current position, Scalia served as Netsmart's vice president of Operations.

Before joining Netsmart, Scalia served as president and chief operating officer of a Long Island, N.Y. -- based professional services firm that provided enterprise applications to mid-size and Fortune 500 companies, and as chairman and chief executive officer for a manufacturer of supercomputers, security equipment and medical imaging equipment. Scalia was also an advisor to the President George H.W. Bush, representing small business on issues related to defense transformation.

Scalia is a founding member of the Long Island Software and Technology Network and a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

About Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Netsmart Technologies, Inc., based in Great River, N.Y., is a privately-owned, established, leading supplier of enterprise-wide software solutions for health and human services providers. More than 18,000 customer organizations, including 300,000 care providers and 38 state systems, use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for more than 20 million people each year.

Netsmart's customers include health and human services organizations, public health departments, mental health and substance abuse clinics, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, vital records offices and managed care organizations. Netsmart's products are full-featured information systems that operate on a variety of operating systems, hardware platforms, and mobile devices, and offer unlimited scalability. For more information, visit


The Software and Technology Vendors' Association (SATVA) is a trade organization for vendors of behavioral health and human services software and information technology. Its members have a genuine concern for promoting the use of effective information technology in behavioral health and human services; helping to formulate and support quality improvement for the highest industry standards; and facilitating the delivery of more efficient and effective consumer services through use of information technology.

SATVA members value the opportunity for dialogue with all stakeholders in the behavioral health and human services field to increase their understanding of the developing trends and needs of the behavioral health market for information technology. Members meet for a full day semi-annually, and use email broadcasts and conference calls on an ongoing basis to remain updated and exchange current information with each other. For more information visit

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