Movers & Shakers: Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare Hires COO; Promises Behavioral Health’s New Marketing Chief

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare names new president, COO

Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, which provides a variety of treatment services at centers in seven states, has named Richard Clark as president and COO.

Clark has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently serving as president of the Western Group for Franklin, Tennessee-based behavioral health care provider Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC).

Odyssey provides treatment for mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders and technology addiction. The company has 331 total beds across its inpatient and outpatient facilities. 


Promises Behavioral Health names new marketing head

Promises Behavioral Health, which is also a Brentwood, Tennessee-based addiction services provider, has named Kathy Frossard as its chief marketing officer.

Frossard, who joined Promises last April, had previously been serving as the company’s senior vice president of marketing.

Promises operates 10 locations in five states, offering medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and dual diagnosis treatment. They additionally provide a wide variety of mental health treatment services, including help for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addictions to gambling and sex.


Promises also offers patients gender-specific programs for inpatient and outpatient treatment. 

Virginia treatment center names new CEO

The Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine (VCAM), a Richmond-based outpatient substance abuse treatment facility, has named Anna McKean its new CEO.

McKean previously worked as a senior manager for business consulting firm KPMG, and has been an executive in Virginia’s health services community since 2004, when she started at Richmond-based concierge medicine provider PartnerMD.

VCAM offers patients MAT and individual therapy sessions. It also works with families to provide substance use disorder (SUD) intervention services to loved ones. 

Alsana fills two clinical roles

Alsana, a Thousand Oaks, California-based operator of eating disorder recovery centers, has filled two clinical positions in southern California.

The company has named Jeff Radant the senior director of clinical services at its Westlake Village facility.

Also, Brad Zehring has been appointed as a psychiatrist at its Santa Barbara location, where he will report to that center’s chief medical officer, Margherita Mascolo.

Founded in 2018, Alsana provides services to men and women ages 16 and older. In addition to its two southern California locations, it also operates a northern California facility in Monterey, as well as a center in St. Louis and another in Birmingham, Alabama.

Landmark Recovery picks new recovery services head

Landmark Recovery, an inpatient and outpatient SUD treatment center operator that provides therapeutic and detox services, has added Richard Dunn to its management team.

Dunn is the new president of recovery services for Louisville, Kentucky-based Landmark, which was established in 2016 and operates facilities in Lexington, Kentucky; Carmel, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Louisville.

Dunn was previously the founder and chief development officer of JourneyPure, a Nashville-based operator of outpatient and residential treatment facilities in the Southeast.

Dunn’s hiring comes a few months after Landmark announced a healthcare real estate agreement with Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SABR), “which allows them to look forward to the future growth Dunn hopes to facilitate,” according to a press release announcing the news.

Surest Path adds three members to team

Ohio-based Surest Path Recovery Center, which provides residential drug and alcohol treatment services in Bloomville and Fremont, has announced three staffing additions:

  • David Guardiola has been named executive director.
  • Lous Guardiola Jr. has been added as a staff dependency consultant.
  • Cristopher Jordan has been named medical director.

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