Beacon Health Options hires new CMO
Behavioral services company Beacon Health Options has named Neil Leibowitz as its chief medical officer (CMO).
Leibowitz comes to the company from the virtual behavioral health provider Talkspace, where he also served as CMO. There, he oversaw the company’s clinical quality of therapy and psychiatry. Leibowitz was also previously the senior medical director of behavioral health for Optum.
Headquartered in Boston, Beacon works with employers, health plans and government agencies to provide mental health, emotional wellness and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services to over 40 million customers across all 50 states.
Beacon, which previously billed itself as the largest independent behavioral health organization in the nation, was purchased by the insurer Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) last year.
Telebehavioral provider welcomes new CMO
MediTelecare — a Middletown, Connecticut telebehavioral health provider serving the long-term care market — has named Steven Powell as its CMO.
An American Psychiatric Association fellow, Powell is also the CMO for PursueCare, a virtual medication-assisted treatment (MAT) provider that serves residents in New England and the mid-Atlantic. PursueCare, which is also based in Middletown, recently raised $7 million in an oversubscribed Series A2 funding round.
Powell has previously been the CEO of New England Medicine and the CMO of New London Hospital in New London, New Hampshire. Additionally, he has been a psychiatry instructor at the Dartmouth Medical School, as well as an instructor with the Dartmouth Institute, located at Dartmouth College.
As MediTelecare’s new CMO, Powell succeeds Eric Rosenberg, who is retiring from the position and transitioning to a role as the company’s strategic advisor.
MediTelecare’s services are geared toward residents of skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. The company services hundreds of facilities and over 45,000 individuals.
SUD treatment center names new CEO
SpringBoard Recovery — a Scottsdale, Arizona-based addiction treatment center — has named Robert Castan as its CEO.
Castan, who has been in recovery from SUD for over a decade, started his career in the addiction treatment industry as a house manager for a youth rehab center. Since then, he has held various roles for Boise, Idaho-based Northpoint Recovery, including serving as the organization’s president and chief operating officer.
Opened in 2014, SpringBoard provides treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), as well as SUDs such as opioid use disorder (OUD). The center provides 12-step programs and inpatient and outpatient care, as well as telehealth services.