Nick Motu

Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs

Nick Motu, Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs, brings over 25 years of executive behavioral health care management experience to Christie Campus Health. He’s responsible for supporting growth initiatives and managing government relations and public and media relations.

During the 26 years prior to joining Christie Campus Health, Motu served in a number of executive roles at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF), the nation’s largest non-profit provider of addiction services. Most recently he was Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer managing business development, marketing, media relations/communications, government affairs and public advocacy.

During Motu’s tenure at HBFF the organization grew from 7 regional sites to 17 and from $110M to $220M in revenue. He was on the management team that successfully merged Hazelden with the Betty Ford Clinic, managed the transition to a new commercial insurance business model, launched the organization’s Government Affairs and Advocacy initiative, led the partnership between Emory Health and HBFF and directed new website development and data-driven marketing efforts.

Motu also served for 10 years as HBFF’s Publisher--the largest publisher of prevention, addiction treatment and recovery content in the world. During his tenure, Motu led the company’s transition from a print to electronic publisher of consumer products, professional curricula and web-based apps. He also managed the company’s successful launching of 17 evidence-based prevention curricula (the most recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery apps that received national recognition, and was instrumental in securing numerous federal and state government grants and projects.