The Team

JIM SHAHEEN
JIM SHAHEENFOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Jim Shaheen is the founder and President of Strategic Behavioral Health. Prior to founding the company, he served as CEO of several psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals for companies such as Charter Medical/Keystone Education and Youth/ Universal Health Services. Mr. Shaheen has over 26 years of behavioral healthcare experience in a variety of settings such as acute, residential, and outpatient services. He has successfully led multiple behavioral healthcare systems to increased quality and profitability. Since its inception in 2006, Strategic Behavioral Health has had tremendous growth. They now own and operate eight hospitals with several under construction and plans for continued growth. Strategic Behavioral Health was named number one of the Top 100 list of fastest growing companies in our region by the Memphis Business Journal.

Mr. Shaheen holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communications from Murray State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation also from Murray State University. He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (“NAPHS”) and the J.C. Runyon Foundation.

DOUG GINN
DOUG GINNSENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Doug Ginn joined Strategic Behavioral Health as Vice President of Clinical Services and Compliance. He is now Executive Vice-President of Operations. Doug began his career in behavioral health in 1985 as a community counselor at Lakeside Behavioral Health System. He worked at Lakeside for over 10 years in various clinical positions including Administrator of Child and Adolescent Services. Doug then went into private practice for twelve years and opened Ginn & Associates in Germantown, TN. After private practice Doug returned to Lakeside as the Chief Clinical Officer with clinical oversight of a 305 bed Behavioral Health System as well as a full continuum of care. Doug graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987 and the University of Tennessee with a Master’s of Science in Social Work in 1994. He is licensed in TN as a Clinical Social Worker. As Executive Vice-President he will oversee all operations at Strategic Behavioral Health’s facilities.
JAMES CAGLE
JAMES CAGLECHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
James Cagle is a 1991 accounting graduate of Mississippi State University. Upon graduation, James joined Horne CPA Group (a top 50 regional accounting firm) where he served as an audit partner in the firm’s health care audit practice in Nashville, TN. In his role as audit partner, his responsibilities primarily related to overseeing the delivery of audits and other professional services to a variety of health care businesses. He is a CPA and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
TONY J. HARPER
TONY J. HARPEREXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - HUMAN RESOURCES & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Tony Harper joined Strategic Behavioral Health’s executive team as Vice President of Human Resources in 2011. Mr. Harper has 25+ years of experience within the behavioral health industry, coupled with a unique clinical, hospital/RTC operations and human resource management background. Tony received his Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management from City University of Seattle, and Bachelors in Human Behavior from Newport University. He holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management.
WILL ADAMS
WILL ADAMSVICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL SERVICES
Dr. Will Adams is the Vice President of Clinical Services and is responsible for the clinical integrity of our therapeutic programs. In addition, he coordinates our clinical outcomes research and is a member of the NAPHS Quality Committee. Will joined SBH in 2010 and transitioned to the Home Office as the former Chief Operations Officer at SBH’s Colorado facility. Will received his PhD in Counseling Psychology and MBA from the University of Memphis, following his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University. He has nearly 15 years of experience in mental health having worked with the VA, university counseling centers, non-profit public health agencies, and psychiatric hospitals.
CARMEN KYNARD
CARMEN KYNARDVICE PRESIDENT, NURSING SERVICES AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Dr. Carmen Kynard, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C, MBA, MEd, is the Vice President of Nursing Services for Strategic Behavioral Health. Carmen was, previously, the Chief Nursing Officer for an acute level, multi-site behavioral healthcare hospital for 17 years. Prior to doing so, she served in Nursing Administrative, Nursing Education and Hospital Administrative roles in the San Francisco Bay area. Carmen is certified as a Hospital Risk Manager (CPHRM). She has served on the Board of Malcolm Baldrige Examiners. When not working, Carmen is performing medical mission work. Pursuant to this interest, she returned to school and obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked as a provider in a busy primary care clinic with behavioral healthcare patients.
Carmen is the Chairperson of the National Nursing Committee for the American Red Cross and is the volunteer counterpart to its Chief Nurse Executive. She has been selected as one of the three USA recipients of the 2015 Florence Nightingale Medal. Awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Geneva, Switzerland, this medal is the highest international distinction a nurse can receive.
Under the direction of the Executive Vice President of Operations, Carmen is primarily responsible for the development and promotion of the mission, vision, values, and practices of the nursing structure within Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH). Responsibilities include direct oversight of two nurse executives; the provision of nursing care delivered throughout SBH; the provision of interpretation, oversight, and compliance with the Practice Acts, the Joint Commission, State and Federal Standards as relates to Nursing within all SBH hospitals; and for leading Strategic Behavioral Health on its journey towards attainment of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
ROB ELSNER
ROB ELSNERDIRECTOR OF CORPORATE CONSTRUCTION
Rob joined SBH in May 2012, where he was initially hired as Environmental Services Director for Peak View Behavioral Health in Colorado Springs.
Having over 20 years of experience a variety of business disciplines including, commercial property development, oil and gas, public safety, and consumer goods, Rob has been responsible for the design, development, and construction of over 6 million square feet of property including manufacturing facilities, warehouse/distribution facilities, Class A commercial property, national data centers, and Public Safety 911 Centers. As Director of Corporate Construction for Strategic Behavioral Health Rob has been responsible for the construction of 6 new hospitals and expansion/renovation of 6 existing sites. Prior to joining SBH Rob worked extensively for Nestlé Prepared Foods in the development, construction, and management of commercial office buildings, warehouses, and production sites. Rob attended the University of Colorado where he studied Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering. Rob lives with his family in Colorado.
BRAD HARRISON
BRAD HARRISONIT DIRECTOR
Brad Harrison joined Strategic Behavioral Health in 2015 as the Director of Information Technology responsible for the leadership, vision, direction, and management of technology support operations. Prior to joining SBH Brad spent 8+ years at a large healthcare system serving most recently as the Vice President of Information Technology. During this time he lead the conversion of the clinical and financial systems to new enterprise platforms, overhaul of all infrastructure and built a high performing team to support the organizations strategic endeavors. Brad has 15+ years of information technology experience and 8+ years in technology management. Brad received his Bachelors of Science degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University.
CLYDE PEETE
CLYDE PEETEEXEC. DIR. OF MILIEU MANAGEMENT
Before joining SBH, Mr. Peete had worked for over 25 years in the psychiatric healthcare field. Most recently Clyde has worked as the Director of Milieu Management for Lakeside Behavioral Health System in Memphis, TN. He has specialized throughout his career on developing staff’s understanding in managing a therapeutic environment. Clyde has held various positions in the past including; Principal of Alternative School, Director of Milieu Management, Program Coordinator for Child/Adolescent Services, Dual Diagnosis Counselor, Shift Coordinator, as well as Recreational Therapist. He has also been responsible for staff development and training of a 305 bed facility behavioral health system. Being an advocate for the improvement and quality of life that individuals, families and communities can obtain through using techniques associated behavioral management and environment has been his passion. Clyde graduated from Rust College in 1979 with Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. He has been a licensed trainer in CPI, PMAB, and HWC.
MIRIAM CHAMBLISS
MIRIAM CHAMBLISSCORPORATE COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Miriam Chambliss is Corporate Compliance Officer and responsible for the oversight of the compliance, quality and risk management programs. Prior to joining SBH, Miriam worked as a Hospital Compliance Officer for a multi-facility acute care organization. Miriam also has experience in healthcare contracting and is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas. Miriam is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), has a Master of Laws (LLM) in Health Law from the Loyola University – Chicago, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Thurgood Marshall School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Jackson State University.
MIKE GARONE
MIKE GARONEDIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Mike Garone, Director of Development for Strategic Behavioral Health, is responsible for the growth of the company, including new construction, acquisition and expansion of existing services. He has over 10 years of experience in business development and marketing in the field of behavioral health. Most recently Mike was the Director of Marketing for SBH’s two Las Vegas facilities. Mike started his career working in business development for specialized treatment programs in the areas of eating disorders and substance abuse. The year prior to joining SBH, Mike and his wife Nicole served as direct care Family Teachers in a structured residential treatment home for at risk youth. Mike received his degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
MIKE ORIANS
MIKE ORIANSDOBBS MANAGEMENT
Mr. Orians has been with Dobbs Management Service (DMS) for over twenty years. Mr. Orians has overseen the accounting infrastructure for numerous privately-held business as a member of DMS. In his current role, he serves as Vice President and CFO of DMS supervising exiting business investments including M&A activities as well as overseeing early stage companies. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Orians practiced public accounting for over 9 years for Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck providing accounting, tax and consulting services to closely held business. Mr. Orians graduated with a B.B.A from The University of Memphis.
CHRIS CROSBY
CHRIS CROSBYDOBBS MANAGEMENT
Prior to joining SBH, Mr. Crosby has had a combination of investment banking, strategy consulting and operations experience. Mr. Crosby worked in the M&A group at Lehman Brothers and as a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm. He has served as VP of Operations at Thomas & Betts and VP of Supply Chain at Mueller Industries. Currently Mr. Crosby is Vice President overseeing private equity investments for Dobbs Management Services. Mr. Crosby earned a B.B.A degree in business from Millsaps College and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
EDWARD DOBBS
EDWARD DOBBSDOBBS MANAGEMENT
Mr. Dobbs is the President of Dobbs Management Service, a family office which makes private equity investments. Mr. Dobbs also serves as the President of Premier Distributing Company, the family’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship in New Mexico. The Dobbs family has an almost 100 year history of business success, including investments in auto dealerships, food service, beer distribution, health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), insurance brokerage, mental health facilities, automotive aftermarket distribution, and alternative investments.

Mr. Dobbs is a member of various boards in the Memphis and Albuquerque communities, including Memphis Tomorrow, the PeopleFirst partnership, MIFA, the Baptist Hospital Community Board, the Hutchison School, The Church Health Center, and the New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education. He also serves on the Jefferson Scholars Foundation board at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Dobbs is a graduate of Memphis University School and the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO). He is also a co-owner of the Memphis Grizzlies NBA franchise.