CEO, Aspire Health Partners
Babette Hankey is the Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Health Partners, one of the largest behavioral health care companies in the Southeast, with a budget of nearly $100 million and a staff of 1,300.
Ms. Hankey has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare for over 25 years, of which 5 years she worked in the White House Drug Policy Office under the Bush and Clinton administrations. Ms. Hankey has been recognized for her innovative program designs that blend resources for some of the most vulnerable and underserved children and their families at the local, State and National levels.
She is recognized in the field as a leader amongst those working with victims of human trafficking, juvenile justice youth, LGBT programming, veteran initiatives, child welfare and other vulnerable populations. Ms. Hankey is a Certified Prevention Professional, Certified E-Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Ms. Hankey is the President of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Board Member of the Florida Behavioral Health Association, Project Opioid and Central Florida Cares Health Network, and a past Board Member of HEAL Trafficking, a national health, education, advocacy and linkages trafficking organization in which she served as the chair of the Direct Services committee.
Ms. Hankey was named as a 2020 CEO of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal and was recognized as a 2021 Women Who Mean Business awardee by the Orlando Business Journal. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business and her Master’s degree from UCF School of Public Health and earned a certificate in Leadership for Senior Executives from the prestigious Harvard Business School.