A national association of innovative & entrepreneurial
behavioral healthcare organizations
focused on the development of C-suite executives.

Peer Collaboration - Interested Members

Information On Those Interested In Forming Peer Collaboration Groups

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Interested in Peers Similar in:

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BatesKen 2016 FromTheirSite

Bates, Ken
Open Sky Community Services



1. Size: $83M

2. Vision: Creating partnerships and networks to expand mission.

3. Prioitiy service areas/initiatives: Moving to a value-based system.

1. Merger ≠ Founder Transition

2. Medicaid ACO start-up

3. Building partnerships/network

Family time, travel, athletics

10% Medicaid

80% State

10% Private pay/ insurance

Offers expertise in: Managed care and ACOs, some at-risk contracting

BatesKen 2016 FromTheirSite

Cunningham, Amanda

CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness



1. Service Area: rural/frontier

2. Size: $8.3M/150 FTEs

3. Priority service areas/initiatives: community-based services.

1. Adequate technology to rural offices

2. Obtain/keep QMHPs, APRN, Dr level staff

3. Develop a good cash flow analysis and effective business practice

Sports (running, basketball, volleyball, hiking, skiing), animals and reading

65.1% Medicaid

15.5% State

7.4% Private pay/insurance


BatesKen 2016 FromTheirSite

Freese-Klepper, Sharon

Truman Medical Centers


1. Priority service areas/initiatives: CMH, inpatient psych, part of larger medical system, housing, employment, SoDH

2. Vision:providing the highest-quality care for those most in  need

3. Service area: Urban

1. Workforce shortage

2. Initiating new service lines: ECT/TMS

3. Budget gap

Exercise bootcamps/running, reading and playing with our dog

49% Medicaid

13% State

38% Private pay/insurance

Organizations that are part of larger health systems and offer inpatient and outpatient services 

DavisCJ 2018

Hampton, Angie

Egyptian Health Departmen



1. Priority service areas/initiatives

2. Size: $9M

1. Integrated Health Homes

2. VBP Contract Negotiations

3. Leadership/Mgmt Structure

Traveling, social events, shopping

40% Medicaid

40% State

20% Private pay/insurance

Offers expertise in: Systems Change, Substance Abuse Programming, Public Health, Collaboratives, EBPs

3778 Pagel, Laureen

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

FL Yes

1. Similar Size: $4M

2. Service Area: Rural

3. Priority service areas/initiatives: MH, SUD, Outpatient only

1. Onboarding and training new employees, merging with a larger organization, leadership development for middle managers

Travel, shopping, time with friends

35% Medicaid

50% state

15% private pay/insurance

Offers expertise in: Managed care (public and private).

Medicaid, Open Access and Care Coordination.


Sheets, Steven

Soutwest Behavioral Health 


1. Size: $80M

2. Priority service areas/initiatives: Outpatient, Primary Care, Methadone, Inpatient, Residential, School-based Services

3. Service Area: Mixed

1. Grow primary care

2. Rebrand

3. Reduce risk in capitated payment model

Going to the gym, running, finding new places to eat

95% Medicaid

0% State funding

5% Private pay/insurance


Stride, Richard

Cascade Mental Health Care

 WA No

1. Similar Service Type (Rural)

2. Similar vision 

3. Size: $17M

1. Strategic Alliances

2. Dealing with MCOs

3. Staying competitive

American history, coin collecting, music (guitar) 

65% Medicaid

30% state

5% private pay/insurance

Has experience with both public and private managed care 

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mhca is a results-oriented organization that operates in a fast, flexible, and focused mode. We take pride in the purposeful and productive involvement and participation of our members. Because mhca is composed of members who share common visions and priorities, we are able to quickly determine our objectives, commit the necessary resources, and accomplish our goals.

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Tallahassee, FL  32308
TEL:  (850) 942-4900
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