Mike Orians is the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Behavioral Health and has served on the Board since the Company’s founding in 2006. Prior to joining the Company full-time, Mr. Orians was with Dobbs Management Service for over twenty five years. At Dobbs Management Service, he served as Vice President and CFO supervising existing business investments including M&A activities as well as overseeing early stage companies. He continues to serve on various boards as well as officer positions for various Dobbs owned companies. Mr. Orians was instrumental in the growth of Unison Health Plans, a Medicaid health maintenance organization, a de novo company that was responsible for over 350,000 lives in five states with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Orians also served as a board member and officer of Frenkel & Company, a New York based insurance broker, where he oversaw and advised the business. 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 businesses. Mr. Orians graduated with a B.B.A from The University of Memphis.
Blair Stam is the President of Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC. Prior to joining the Company, Blair was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature Healthcare Services, where he worked for 19 years. He was instrumental in stabilizing six acquired hospitals, launching ten de novo operations, and spearheading six additions to existing facilities with total beds exceeding 2,000. Blair is well recognized and respected within the industry and helped Signature grow into one of the premier behavioral health providers in the country. His management experience and clinical operations expertise brings valuable insight to the SBH team on a daily basis.
Blair has earned a degree in Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling from George Brown College, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Patterson University, and a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling from Biola University.
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).
Brad Harrison joined Strategic Behavioral Health in 2015 and currently serves as the Vice President 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.
Beth Klawitter is Vice President of Payor Relations for Strategic Behavioral Health. She has over 30 years of experience as a healthcare executive with roles in strategic development, operations and project management. Her career focus and specialty is in behavioral healthcare management and consulting, including development and administration of value-based population health and behavioral health integration models and systems.
Beth’s background includes positions and work in various healthcare and medical settings in multiple regions of the country, including single hospital and multi-hospital systems, healthcare management and software firms, and physician services and practices. She has led inpatient and outpatient behavioral health operations and product line expansion in various hospital-based and freestanding behavioral health facility settings. She brings expertise in managed care contracting, decision support and analytics, planning and marketing, business development and physician relations.
Beth holds a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from West Chester University.
Joe Dunston joined Strategic Behavioral Health as Regional Vice President of Operations in January, 2018. Joe started his healthcare career in a clinical capacity as a Master’s-level therapist with Charter Behavioral Health. Later he continued his studies at Tulane University and obtained a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA). Over 30 years, Joe has provided direct operations and consultative support across local, regional and national healthcare settings, including serving in CEO, COO and Vice President of Operations roles for prominent behavioral health systems. More recently, Joe served as Vice President of Operations for The CawleyJohnson Group where he provided behavioral health operational and consultative oversight for 20 hospitals and healthcare systems across 12 states. Joe is a Fellow of The American College of Healthcare Executives and remains active in the College including recently serving as President of the ACHE-Sandhills Healthcare Executive Forum.
Mike Garone, Vice President 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.