James Bailey is a highly esteemed leader and visionary at the top of the healthcare field. Adept at complicated behavioral health program turnarounds, he quickly built a reputation for developing cultures that led to successful programs. From his multitude of turnarounds, James knows that employee engagement, combined with clinical excellence, results in the highest quality of patient care, leading to robust financial outcomes. Over the years of working with various equity firms, he has proven his ability to crack the code for success within this highly specialized industry, as the levers that lead to success in the behavioral healthcare field are frequently counter-intuitive to those in other industries.

With his peaceful and strong presence as a CEO, COO, and Regional Vice President, James specializes in righting foundering programs, most notably The Camp Recovery Center and Sober Living by the Sea within the Acadia network, Cottonwood Treatment Center, Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems Hawaii, and Recovery Ways. Other areas of expertise include program start-up, program due diligence, and acquisition, increasing EBITDA by optimizing key performance indicators, and leading capital investment companies to success within the unique world of behavioral healthcare.

James holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Arizona State University. He is a gifted golfer, author, patent holder, avid jogger and paddle boarder, and dedicated husband and father.