Joe Tinervin joined the executive leadership team at Discovery in 2019. With a passion for helping people in need, Joe’s mission is to improve access to services, remove barriers to treatment, help patients navigate the system and support families in crisis. By developing and implementing the operational goals of the substance use disorder division at Discovery, Joe ensures that staff and clinicians are providing effective, evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Joe believes that, above all, clinical care and safety must come first.
Bringing more than 20 years of service and leadership to his role at Discovery, Joe started his professional career as a mental health tech working on the front lines before earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and his Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University, Chicago. Joe then moved into leadership roles in the behavioral health space, becoming a CEO at 33 and ultimately overseeing behavioral health operations for 12 programs across five states.
Joe’s operational expertise includes oversight of substance use centers and eating disorder treatment centers. As Division President of Acadia Healthcare, he led operations for facilities including Montecatini and Center for Hope of the Sierras.
Joe’s enthusiasm is contagious. He values a sustainable work-life balance where individuals can work hard, play hard and prioritize wellness. When he’s not working, you can find Joe surfing, listening to live music or exploring the Bay Area, where he lives.