Board of Trustees

The NAPHS Board of Trustees represents the great diversity and power of the NAPHS membership.



Board Chair:

John Stupak

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sequel Youth and Family Services

St. Petersburg, FL


Board Chair-Elect:

Debra Osteen
President of Behavioral Health
Universal Health Services, Inc.
King of Prussia, PA


Immediate Past Board Chair:

Lisa Shea, M.D.
Medical Director
Butler Hospital
Providence, RI


First Vice Chair:

Brent Turner
Acadia Healthcare, Inc.
Franklin, TN


Second Vice Chair:

Blair Stam
Executive Vice President
Signature Healthcare Services
Corona, CA



Stephen Merz, F.A.C.H.E.


Maine Behavioral Healthcare

South Portland, ME



Jim Shaheen
Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC
Memphis, TN



Gail Ryder
Vice President
BayCare Behavioral Health

BayCare Health System
Clearwater, FL



Stuart Archer, F.A.C.H.E., M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Oceans Healthcare

Plano, TX


Terry Bridges
Chief Strategy Officer
HCA, Inc.
Nashville, TN

Michael Cartwright


American Addiction Centers

Brentwood, TN


Robert A. Deney - 2018

Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Division

Universal Health Services, Inc.

San Diego, CA


Leonard F. Dziubla, D.C.S.W., F.A.C.H.E.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix Care Systems, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI


Ron Fincher

Chief Operating Officer

Acadia Healthcare, Inc.

Franklin, TN


Michele L. Gougeon
Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer
McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA


Patrick (Pat) T. Hammer, M.S.A.

President & CEO

Rogers Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.

Oconomowoc, WI


Jeffrey W. Hillis, M.B.A., J.D.


AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc.

Worcester, MA


Bonnie B. Katz
Vice President, Operations and Business Development
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Baltimore, MD

Nicoletta Tessler, Psy.D., M.B.A. - 2018

Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer

Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital

Miami, FL


E. Daniel Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Springstone, Inc.

Louisville, KY


Scott York

Vice President, Behavioral Health Services

Community Health Systems

Franklin, TN


Robert Charrow, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Washington, DC