It is my privilege to lead RI International’s nearly 900 employees as CEO & President (the Company was formerly known as Recovery Innovations), 25 years after starting my career as a clinician in community mental health. I’m also one of the partners for Behavioral Health Link. And, with Dr. Mike Hogan, I co-lead international initiatives on suicide and crisis care.
Along the way, I’ve gained some unique perspectives on mental health and addiction systems (what’s called behavioral health in the United States). RI International’s focus on “what’s strong,” not “what’s wrong,” recovery opportunities and clinical quality is transformative. BHL’s utilization of integrated software solutions and big data has brought business rigor to access and crisis. And, Zero Suicide aspires to change cultures and mindsets through a burning platform and robust performance improvement.
RI International projects revenues of $70 million in 2016 with programs in five states (Arizona, California, Delaware, North Carolina, and Washington) and Auckland, New Zealand. Its programs are grouped into four business units, Crisis, Health, Recovery and Consulting. Behavioral Health Link pioneered the statewide Georgia Crisis and Access Line, and today has three business units: Crisis, Consulting and Software Solutions.
Previously, as Vice-President Clinical & Program Outcomes for Magellan Health, I led the administrative, financial, programmatic and clinical for the $750 million integrated care Medicaid health plan contract with the Arizona Department of Health Services.
I have served on several national boards, including the American Association of Suicidology, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, National Council for Behavioral Health, Relias Learning, and the SAMHSA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. I am also a licensed professional counselor and have an MBA from Kennesaw State and a Master of Science from the University of Memphis.
I’ve been fortunate to lead many award-winning, innovative projects (read more here). My behavioral healthcare management history also includes CEO of Behavioral Health Link and Director of Public Sector Quality Management at APS Healthcare.