Cecelia is a proven behavioral healthcare executive and Masters-level clinician with more than 25-years of industry experience.  She is known for implementing best-in-class operational structure, driving cross-functional integration and efficiencies, and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality patient care.  Cecelia has been responsible for multi-site/multi-state, behavioral health organizations since 2007, and has worked in vast practice areas including inpatient acute care, RTC/PRTF, PHP, IOP, and outpatient level of care.  She has a proven ability with innovative “turn-around” strategies, optimizing organic growth and integrating de novo/add on entities with the goal of growing organizations.

Cecelia was previously Senior Vice President for the ED Division of Discovery Behavioral Health.  Prior to that she was the CEO of JourneyPure, a multi-state, multisite SUD Company where she achieved organizational and financial alignment, and led the company through a sale and successful acquisition.   Cecelia has also partnered with private equity groups as a direct advisor to the investment team.

Cecelia has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.