Elizabeth Sysak, PhD

Blue Cottage of CannonDesign

Elizabeth Sysak

With a “patient first” mindset, Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Sysak fervently pursues paths to optimize how we deliver mental healthcare to our communities. With almost two decades of experience in the mental and behavioral health field, Liz is a seasoned executive leader who has also served as a clinician throughout her career, making positive change a priority. 

Liz has co-led creating and expanding mental health crisis services, psychiatric and med psych inpatient units, outpatient and specialty clinics, and emergency services. Additionally, she has established training curriculums and leadership academies and seminars to assist with sustaining changes. She has served as adjunct faculty at numerous universities and colleges. Liz thrives on teaching the next generation of clinicians and leaders. Her areas of expertise span crisis and emergency services, addiction treatment, change-management, and leadership.

She works with her Blue Cottage colleagues as a Behavioral Health Consultant Leader to educate, partner, and drive innovation and connection to better serve our communities and clients. 


  • Crisis mental and behavioral healthcare access 
  • Trusted strategy advisor 
  • Change management 
  • Mental and Behavioral Health operations and leadership across all service lines 


  • Reading 
  • Writing