Chris brings his experience to the Discovery team to help with the company’s growth through new services and expansion in response to the unprecedented need for Behavioral Health services nationwide. As part of the strategic development, he will oversee a Discovery Behavioral Health division focused on psychiatric and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) services. TMS is a non-invasive, painless method of brain stimulation used successfully with patients experiencing treatment-resistant depression. Chris will help expand DBH’s psychiatric and TMS footprint while growing the organization’s telehealth services, which made a significant impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A veteran of the behavioral healthcare industry, Chris brings nearly 30 years of expertise to this role, including direct care, clinical care and facility leadership. Since 2007, he has served as CEO and COO at facilities in Arizona, California, Texas and Kentucky. His work includes 13 years with Universal Health Services and six years with PSI/Acadia. He also helped grow Meadows Behavioral Healthcare through facility leadership, division strategy and acquisition between 2013 and 2020, holding positions as CEO of Remuda Ranch, President and CEO of Sunspire Health and Chief Development Officer. Chris received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and completed graduate school coursework in education psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.