Our Team

  • Craig Brown, PH.D.,

    Co-founder Craig Brown is committed to improving the overall quality of life for our clients and their families. His specialty is the residential treatment of adolescent behavior disorders. Drawing from nearly thirty years of treating and managing effective programs for eating disorders, Dr. Brown has developed successful treatment methods that produce dramatic and enduring change. A strong advocate of the family systems model of treatment, Dr. Brown considers the family to be an essential element in every treatment experience at Center for Discovery. He and his staff work closely to help clients and their families in each step of their transformational journey.

    After receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Memphis State University in 1986, Dr. Brown now sponsors multiple academic scholarships for training the school’s best-in-class clinicians.

  • Jerome Rhodes

    Rhodes currently is the CEO of Dental Care Alliance, one of the nation’s premier dental service organizations. He joined DCA as a board member in September 2015 and became CEO in August of 2017. Prior to this position, Jerry was the Executive Chairman of Baymark Health. Baymark is one of the nation’s fastest growing and leading companies in the fight against opiate addition and abuse. In addition, he has been a board member of several major companies in the behavioral healthcare field and multi-site healthcare. Jerry was also the CEO of CRC Health, one of the nation’s largest providers of Behavioral Healthcare. CRC was a Bain Capital-sponsored company and was sold in 2015 to Acadia Healthcare for $1.2B – one of the largest deals transacted in behavioral healthcare. Jerry joined CRC Health Group in 2003 and was instrumental in developing it into the nation’s leading provider of behavioral treatment services. With over 120 programs, CRC operated a broad array of programs across the behavioral healthcare spectrum, from acute psychiatric hospitals, to residential treatment facilities, adolescent treatment centers, eating disorders programs and myriad outpatient programs spanning most of the nation. Jerry held a number of senior operating roles at CRC and was appointed COO in 2010.

    Prior to joining CRC, he was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Comprehensive Addictions Programs Inc. (CAPs). CAPs was a privately held company backed by several venture capital investors that, under his leadership, became a national, full-service addiction treatment provider with 18 programs. CAPS was a pioneer in identifying the burgeoning opiate epidemic and the development of medication addiction programs to respond to the problem. The company was acquired by CRC in February 2003. Before founding CAPS, he had a number of roles focused on development in the long-term care field. Rhodes was the Director of Development for Beverly Enterprises, at the time the nation’s largest publicly held nursing home company. Prior to his position at Beverly, he held several business development roles at Manor Care. Jerry is also on the boards of several companies that span diverse healthcare services for several major private equity firms, including Springstone Hospitals and National Spine and Pain. He has also served on the boards of several major associations in the behavioral and addiction fields.

    Jerry was awarded the prestigious Nyswander Dole award in 2013, from the American Association, for the treatment of Opiate dependence for his work in the field.

  • Elliot Sainer

    A leader in the behavioral and education field for 30+ years, Elliot Sainer, as the Founder and CEO of Aspen Education Group, led the growth of the company from its inception in 1998 into what became the nation’s leading and largest therapeutic education company. Aspen assisted over 40,000 struggling young people and their families from every state in the country and over 30 foreign countries. He was recognized in 2007 as the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year for the Los Angeles area for consumer services, and was one of four finalists for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007.

    Since selling the company in 2006 to a Bain Capital portfolio company, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of four private companies in either the behavioral healthcare or education field, including Chairman of the Board of Discovery Behavioral Health, and Baymark, the nation’s largest opioid addiction company. He is an active early stage investor in growth oriented private companies primarily in the same sectors. He has also served in the past on both national association Boards, including the Board of the National Association of Behavioral Health Systems, as well as public company Boards. He is also the immediate past Board Chairman of Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and a Founding Board member and Treasurer of Ednovate, a charter high school organization affiliated with USC which operates five inner city high schools. He received his MBA from George Washington University and his BA from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a long time resident of South Pasadena, CA.

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