Movers & Shakers: Ocean Recovery Hires New COO; Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s Executive Changeups

Ocean Recovery adds new COO

Ocean Recovery — a Newport Beach, California-based addiction and eating disorder treatment center — has hired a new COO.

Cade Saurage stepped into the role this November. He has more than 19 years of industry experience. Before becoming COO of Ocean Recovery, Saurage spent eight years serving as the director of utilization management and strategic partnerships for Esperanza Health Group and La Hacienda Treatment Center.

In the new role, Saurage plans to develop and grow relationships with insurance companies, he said in a press release announcing the news. Meanwhile, executives at Ocean Recovery are excited by that prospect.


“Cade has been helping to orchestrate some of the most cutting-edge and progressive payor-provider contracts and partnerships in the country,” Kathy Tunney, Executive Director of Ocean Recovery, said in the press release. “I think his experience is really going to take Ocean Recovery to the next level.”

RCA hires regional CEO

Recovery Centers of America has named a new regional CEO for its new Indianapolis location.

Stephanie Anderson comes to the position after serving as the CEO of Resource Behavioral Health, an Indianapolis-based residential treatment center owned by Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC). She has more than 10 years of mental health work experience and also currently serves as the deputy director of adult mental health and addiction in the Indiana Department of Correction and the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction.


RCA announced the opening of its new Indianapolis center Dec. 14, furthering the company’s expansion across the country, RCA founder and CEO Brian O’Neill recently told BHB.

“We’re opening, as we speak, in Indianapolis and in Pittsburgh,” O’Neill said during the November interview. “We have a number of other cities on our radar screen, including Houston, Dallas, Charleston, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham and several cities in Florida, in the West and in the Midwest.”

In addition to the new Indianapolis location, RCA has eight inpatient centers, seven outpatient facilities and four opioid treatment programs (OTPs) across Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Chicagoland.

RCA hopes to also open its Pittsburgh location by the end of the year, then launch in Texas in the first quarter of 2021, O’Neill told BHB.

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s executive changeups

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has named Angel Piper as the new CEO of Pasadena Villa Psychiatric Treatment Network. Additionally, it has promoted David Bell, previous CEO of Pasadena Villa, to be vice president of Odyssey’s outpatient service division.

Headquartered in the Nashville area, Odyssey offers the continuum of care to patients with eating disorders, psychiatric conditions, substance use disorders (SUD) and technology addictions. The company has more than 20 locations across seven states, with more than 350 total beds.

Pasadena Villa is a psychiatric treatment network under the Odyssey brand. Its residential facilities — located in Florida and Tennessee — treat adults with mental health disorders, along with those on the autism spectrum.

Bell has been CEO of Pasadena Villa for the past five years. In his time there, he helped the company add outpatient centers in North Carolina. In his new role, he will continue to grow Odyssey’s outpatient arm across the U.S.

Meanwhile, Piper brings more than 20 years of behavioral health care experience to her new role. Most recently, she spent six years as CEO of Coral Shores Behavioral Health, Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry and Valley Behavioral Health System.

As CEO of Pasadena Villa, Bell will oversee growth and clinical excellence of programs.

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