Movers & Shakers: New CEOs at Summit BHC, Sierra by the Sea and Sunrise Recovery Ranch

Sierra by the Sea, Sunrise Recovery Ranch name new CEO

Sierra by the Sea and Sunrise Recovery Ranch — both of which are part of the Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) Sierra Tucson Group — have named a new CEO.

Michelle Beaudoin stepped into the role in late August. She comes to the position from the Southern California nonprofit behavioral health agency Mental Health Systems, where she served as senior vice president. In total, Beaudoin has more than 20 years of behavioral health experience.

Located in Newport Beach, California, Sierra by the Sea offers residential treatment, a partial hospitalization, and detoxification services for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues.


Meanwhile, Sunrise Recovery Ranch is a 10-acre, ranch-style treatment center in Riverside, California. It offers residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and detoxification services for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues.

Summit BHC taps Acadia alum as CEO 

Summit BHC — a national provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services — has hired a new CEO with deep expertise in and ties to the behavioral industry. 

Brent Turner — the former president of Acadia Healthcare — has stepped into the position. Turner brings more than 17 years of executive healthcare experience to the role, which he will leverage to help the company pursue its next phase of growth, according to a press release announcing the news.


Since its founding in 2013, Franklin, Tennessee-based Summit BHC has grown to 21 centers across 15 states. Lee Equity Partners and FFL Partners have controlling stake in the company.

Turner takes over for former CEO Jon O’Shaughnessy, who will now serve as president of the company. He will remain involved in Summit’s business strategy, operations and growth and development activities, according to the press release.

“[Turner’s] breadth of business experience and leadership are critical to continue Summit’s strong momentum and carry us into this next stage of our growth and development,” O’Shaughnessy said in the press release. “His track record, depth of experience and enthusiasm about joining our team make him an ideal leader to capitalize on our growth potential.”

NeuroFlow Adds New VP of Sales

The digital behavioral health company NeuroFlow has hired a new vice president of sales.

Neal Smart, who stepped into the role last month, comes to the company from the patient appointment booking platform Zocdoc, where he held various management positions.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, NeuroFlow enables behavioral health integration and care collaboration at scale through technology. The digital health company has self-directed services available on a consumer-facing app, which creates user-generated data and reports it to providers, who use the information to guide patient treatment.

Smart joins the company during a period of group. According to a press release, “financials indicate a significant ‘7X’ year-over-year growth multiple” for NeuroFlow.

That’s evidenced by the company’s recent influx in partnerships with independent medical groups, leading health plans, federal government organizations and major health system networks. Most recently, it inked a deal with the U.S. Air Force.

Lindner Center of Hope names president, COO

Lindner Center of Hope — a Mason, Ohio-based mental health treatment provider — has named Paul Crosby as president and COO.

Crosby has been with the Lindner Center since the facility opened and has held a variety of leadership positions. In his new roles, Crosby will lead Lindner Center’s strategic and operational activities. He will also continue to provide psychiatric care. 

Meanwhile, founding president CEO Paul Keck will continue to serve as CEO of the practice.

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