Movers & Shakers: Brightline’s Executive Hires; Landmark Fills VP Role

Brightline’s slew of new leaders

Brightline — a Palo Alto, California-based provider of behavioral health solutions for children and their families — has announced several additions to its executive team. The additions include:

  • Haleigh Tebben as chief commercial officer
  • Gary Alpert as chief strategy officer and head of business development
  • Zack Still as chief information officer and chief security officer
  • James Fitzpatrick as commercial vice president

The leadership additions come as Brightline is making plans for expansion this year, according to a press release announcing the new hires.

Brightline provides behavioral health therapy and coaching services to children and teens, as well as support services to families through personalized care plans and video visits.


Brightline was founded in 2019 by digital health entrepreneurs Giovanni Colella and Naomi Allen, who are currently the company’s co-CEO and managing partner, respectively.

Landmark fills VP position

Scottsdale, Arizona-based addiction treatment provider Landmark Recovery has named Annie Rooney as its vice president of public affairs and payor operations.

In her new role, Mooney will be tasked with developing Landmark’s government relations practice, as well as setting the company’s corporate strategy and managing relationships at the municipal, state, tribal and federal levels. As manager of Landmark’s payor relations, Mooney also will handle engaging with national and local health insurance plans at the commercial and governmental levels.


Mooney comes to Landmark from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where she served for 13 years as its vice president of public affairs and advocacy.

Landmark operates nine drug and alcohol treatment centers in Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nevada, Wisconsin and South Carolina. It accepts commercial insurance.

The company also provides services to Medicaid patients at its two Praxis facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and Carmel, Indiana.

Landmark is a holding company under Simsbury Associates for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment properties. Landmark leases their Praxis facilities under a financial arrangement with Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA), an Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that purchased the properties from Landmark in 2019.

Modern Health Hires New VPs

Virtual behavioral health provider Modern Health — which earlier this year became the fastest female-founded company ever to reach unicorn status — has expanded its leadership team.

The company has hired Lisa Giacinti as its vice president of partnerships, and Kostja Mirkovic as its vice president of revenue operations and strategy. 

Giacinti is a health care industry veteran who most recently was a vice president of enterprise relationships for the New York-based women’s wellness organization Kindbody.

Mirokivic previously held leadership roles at LinkedIn and Credit Suisse, in addition to working at Bain & Co. He comes to Modern Health from his most recent position at Chicago-based B2B software company G2, where he was its vice president of revenue strategy and operations.

Founded in 2017, Modern Health partners with employers to provide mental health therapy and coaching services to workers through its digital platform. The company counts more than 220 corporate clients as customers, some of which include Pixar, Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: EA), SoFi, Clif Bar and Rakuten.

Modern Health has raised over $172 billion in funding, according to the company. In February, the company crossed the $1 billion valuation mark to become one of the few unicorns in the digital behavioral health space. The distinction also made Modern Health the fastest female-founded company ever to become a unicorn.

“I’m incredibly proud that we continue to exceed financial, customer, and innovation milestones, all while making huge strides in destigmatizing mental health and increasing accessibility of mental health support for employees across the world,” Modern Health founder and CEO Alyson Watson said in the press release. “Workforces have never needed mental health support more than they have over the last year, and we’re laser focused on supporting these people-first companies.”

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