A Visionary Leadership Team Focused on the Future of Behavioral Healthcare

We are one of the country’s leading treatment providers focused on delivering the highest-quality care, specializing in the treatment of teens, young adults, and their families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and many other mood disorders and addictions.

Our leadership team is committed to providing quality mental healthcare to teens, young adults, and families, and setting the standard of care in the adolescent and young adult treatment field. With decades of experience building top-tier treatment programs, as well as their own personal stories of recovery, our directors lead a team of more than 350 of the best rehab and mental health providers in the country.

As vocal mental health advocates for adolescents, young adults, and families, our healthcare leadership is focused not only on the future of Newport Healthcare, but also on the future of today’s young people.

Our Leadership Team

Joe Procopio

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Procopio has spent more than three decades in the medical and treatment field, gaining specialized skills in business development, strategic planning, fiscal analytics, and process improvement. He served in executive leadership positions with Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ: ACHC) and with CRC Health Group, most recently as a Division President, and in management positions with Susquehanna Health and Geisinger Health System. At Newport Healthcare, Joe employs his wealth of insight, knowledge, and innovation to expand our services into new markets, with the goal of reaching more communities and supporting more teens, young adults, and families in need.

Jameson Norton, MBA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer

An accomplished healthcare executive, Vanderbilt MBA graduate, and Marine Corps veteran, Jameson Norton has a depth of experience building strong teams, actualizing growth opportunities, and improving performance and patient satisfaction. As CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Outpatient Clinics, he achieved unprecedented growth in outpatient, inpatient, emergency psychiatry, telehealth, and integrated behavioral health services. Prior to that, he was CEO of Acadia Healthcare’s North Tampa Behavioral Health facility, where he oversaw a large inpatient expansion and launched a military program commended for its innovative approach to empowering post-traumatic growth. Jameson is currently the Board Chair of the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

Chief Clinical Officer

Barbara Nosal, PhD, has worked with teens, young adults, and families in the field of mental health, depression, and addiction treatment for more than 20 years. She developed and oversees the clinical and family programs for Newport Healthcare’s treatment programs. Dr. Nosal holds a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto, California. Also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, she specializes in family systems, including restructuring family dynamics and healing childhood trauma.

Jamison Monroe

Founder

Jamison Monroe co-founded Newport Academy in 2008 and today serves as Executive Chairman of Newport Healthcare. Prior to founding Newport Academy, Jamison worked in multiple mental health and co-occurring disorder treatment facilities – starting his career as an overnight coordinator and working his way up to Executive Director. Jamison is an active social activist and credited expert in Teen and Young Adult mental health. In 2014, Jamison was the recipient of the Freedom Institute’s Mona Mansell Award and in 2017 was awarded the Conversation Inspiration Award by Be a Part of the Conversation. Jamison studied economics at the University of Texas in Austin and is married with two children.

Carol Arrowood

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carol Arrowood has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality, healthcare, and business services industries, formulating strategies and visions in core areas within Human Resources, as well as creating effective teams to further these goals. Her past positions include Chief Human Resources Officer of Foundations Recovery Network and Vice President of Corporate Human Resources Operations for O’Charley’s, Inc. At Newport Healthcare, Carol is a key member of the executive team, employing a deep knowledge of big-picture operations and finance to partner with leadership in moving the business forward. She focuses on building a culture of trust that emphasizes authenticity and transparency, while strengthening the HR infrastructure to support our industry-leading mental healthcare programs.

Jay Campbell

Chief Growth Officer

Jay Campbell brings to Newport Healthcare more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. Jay specializes in business development deployment and analytics, digital marketing integration, corporate public relations, and personnel development. His past positions include vice president of business relations for Acadia Healthcare and national director of business development for CRC Health Group. Jay focuses on building teams that connect dedicated individuals, create positive cultures, deliver measurable results, and develop the leaders of the future.

Jim Adams

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Adams has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, eight of those in the field of behavioral health. He has led financial operations for both publicly traded and privately owned companies, including his role as VP of Finance for Apria Healthcare Group, one of the nation’s largest home healthcare providers. Jim also served in CFO positions for companies specializing in physician practice management, hospital reimbursement, and insurance and IT services. He is dedicated to supporting Newport Healthcare’s mission to provide clinical excellence to as many families as possible in an underserved and growing market.

Mary Clark

Chief Payer Relations Officer

Mary Clark brings to Newport Healthcare a unique combination of cross-sector healthcare experience and corporate governance. Over 35 years in the field, she has successfully led companies through mergers and acquisitions and worked with multiple constituencies to build operational excellence and exceptional business-to-consumer relationships. Past positions include senior VP of provider relations at One Call, a provider of healthcare solutions to the worker’s compensation industry; and VP of market service at Healthways, Inc., managing strategic business relationships with the nation’s largest medical home program. Mary and her husband of 31 years live in Jacksonville, Florida, and have two grown daughters.

Stevan Townsend

Chief Information Officer

Stevan Townsend has spent 27 years in the field of information technology, five of those in the behavioral healthcare industry. He specializes in leveraging keen business acumen and broad technology expertise to deliver solutions for business partners. Prior to joining the Newport Healthcare team, Stevan served as chief information officer (CIO) for Foundations Recovery Network in Brentwood, Tennessee. With a degree in information systems from Middle Tennessee State University, Stevan has an exceptional ability to support top-performing teams to solve business problems with easy-to-use technology solutions.

Blake Kinsey

Vice President of Admissions

Blake Kinsey works closely with Newport Healthcare’s incoming clients and families, and serves as a liaison with insurance companies to guarantee coverage for patients’ treatment needs. With extensive experience in finance and admissions, and strong skills in communication and creative conflict resolution, Blake prioritizes identifying and addressing each client’s unique needs. His past experience includes managing companies’ insurance contracts; working with employer groups to fund treatment costs; and developing strategies for holding insurance companies accountable for providing coverage to their members.

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, CCTP

Vice President of Clinical Outreach

Kristin Wilson has been working in the treatment field since 1997. During the past 20 years, her leadership roles have included clinical supervisor, executive director, and clinical outreach representative, as well as senior regional director of marketing for a major behavioral health network. Kristin is a licensed clinician who has worked in a variety of mental health treatment settings, including inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care for chemical dependence, process addictions, and eating disorders. She holds a Master’s degree in psychology and Creative Arts Therapies, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a certified yoga teacher.

Ed Speedling, MHA, MSW, FACHE

Vice President of Outpatient Services

Ed Speedling has spent his career building and leading successful, diverse teams to make a meaningful impact on public health issues facing their communities. He specializes in finding innovative solutions that improve outcomes, quality of care, and access to care, with the goal of creating positive change in current health trends. As president of ES Healthcare Consulting, LLC, Ed works with corporations and organizations to integrate physical and behavioral health programming. Before joining the Newport team, he served in leadership roles for BlueSprig Pediatrics, Inc., Corporation of America’s Capital Division, and ProMedica Health System, ensuring the successful implementation and growth of new services.

Dr. Prakash Thomas, MD

Psychiatrist

Prakash K. Thomas is board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, and completed his residency and internship at Yale University. Along with maintaining a private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, he also held staff positions at Yale New Haven Hospital and Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc. His areas of expertise include teaching psychiatrists and medical students, and supervising physicians in training nurses, psychologists, and social workers. He has also authored several scholarly articles and books on child psychiatry. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Thomas spent two years teaching English as a second language to college students in China.

Michel Mennesson, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Michel Mennesson is board-certified in general psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, with an added qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. He trained as a pediatrician and internist before entering the field of psychiatry, and completed his residency at Yale University. Dr. Michel draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches, as well as mindfulness principles, to find new and creative solutions to support successful treatment outcomes. He was the recipient of the Best Teacher Award during his tenure at the University of Connecticut Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Originally from France, Dr. Michel is a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.

Sterling Alexander, PhD

Director of Utilization Review

Dr. Alexander is a licensed clinical psychologist and skilled healthcare leader with two decades of experience in administration, quality assurance, risk management, and compliance. He began his career in behavioral health as the Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Division with a large nonprofit focused on improving the general well-being and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and other underserved communities. He went on to redesign protocols for utilization and fiscal management, strategic planning, quality, performance improvement, utilization metrics, and daily operations at a Fortune 500 managed care insurance company. Most recently, Dr. Alexander led quality assurance, compliance, risk management, privacy, and utilization review at chemical dependency and acute care inpatient behavioral health hospitals.

Gary Broadbent

Executive Director

Gary Broadbent, LCSW, JD/MBA, the Executive Director of Newport Healthcare’s campus in Oakley, Utah, has more than 20 years of experience in the field. Decades ago, Gary was part of the team that founded the original Oakley residential treatment program for teens. He went on to work for Magellan, providing crisis counseling for its members and traumatic event consultation services to Fortune 500 companies. Following a hiatus to obtain a JD/MBA, Gary became Director of Psychological Health for the Utah National Guard. After 18 months, he was promoted to Regional Director of Clinical Operations for the Western United States for the National Guard Psychological Program, and then became a program evaluator for the Department of Defense. Most recently, Gary was a Regional Sales Manager for Qualifacts + Credible, the leading EHR for large community mental health centers.

David Laxton, LPC, MEd

Executive Director

David Laxton, Executive Director of Newport’s treatment program in Kirkland, Washington, most recently worked in private practice providing mental health and substance use counseling to adolescent clients. He also provided counseling and evaluations for clients at The Recovery Center of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an IOP for professionals (doctors, lawyers, etc.) with co-occurring issues, and Our Lady of the Lake. David was also the clinic director of Baton Rouge Treatment Center, managing day-to-day operations and supervision; and the Director of Outpatient and Family Services for St. Christopher’s Addiction Wellness, a long-term residential treatment center for males with co-occurring disorders.

Leigh McInnis, LPC

Executive Director

Leigh McInnis supports team cohesion at Newport Healthcare, including the management and training of clinical staff and the facilitation of seamless collaboration among departments. She has worked in a variety of public mental health arenas, including nonprofit crisis prevention and response for adults, intensive in-home care for children and adolescents, and residential treatment facilities. In 2016, Leigh developed the clinical milieu for a non-suicidal self-injury unit in a Virginia residential treatment facility. She holds a Master’s in Community Counseling from Marymount University.

Danielle Roeske, PsyD

Executive Director

Dr. Danielle Roeske has worked in the mental health treatment field since 2003, as a CEO, clinical director, program developer, family program director, therapist, and supervisor. Her experience spans acute psychiatric care, outpatient community therapy, and residential mental health and substance abuse treatment. Danielle holds a Master’s in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her accomplishments include the creation of an intensive family program for a longstanding treatment center. Early in her career, Danielle worked as a literary consultant and chemical dependency expert for the FDA.

Michael Roeske, PsyD

Executive Director

Dr. Michael Roeske has worked in the mental health treatment field for nearly 20 years, in roles including chief operating officer, chief executive officer, clinical director, and assessor of children, adolescents, and adults. A licensed clinical psychologist, he has worked in community mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment programs. In addition, he has served as a national presenter, adjunct professor, and trainer of psychotherapy graduate students, and is a frequent speaker on opioid use disorders.

Mel Rose, MSW, PsyD

Executive Director

Mel Rose, Executive Director of Newport’s treatment program in Port Townsend, Washington, has worked in the mental health field for more than 30 years. She received her MSW from Boston University and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. With a specialization in pediatric psychology, Dr. Rose has dedicated her career to treating children and adolescents in a variety of settings. As an administrator, she has extensive experience in the management of both outpatient mental health clinics and residential treatment centers. A proponent of experiential therapy, Dr. Rose has been instrumental in incorporating equine, canine, and Adventure Therapy services at several residential treatment facilities.

Jep Stokes

Executive Director

Jep Stokes, Executive Director for Newport’s programs in Los Angeles, is an accomplished healthcare administrator and respected leader. Most recently, he was the Market Vice President of Behavioral Health Services for HCA Healthcare. Jep also served as CEO of a 60-bed treatment facility with Acadia Healthcare, and as COO at Universal Health Services. With an extensive background in client relations and account management, and a degree in business administration from Stetson University, Jep has expertise in all facets of program and staff development.

Joe Vaccaro, PsyD

Executive Director

Joe Vaccaro holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has extensive experience in the field. As Executive Director for Newport Healthcare’s teen and young adult programs in Southern California, he supports the clinical team and all departments in providing exceptional care and compassion to the families we serve. Dr. Vaccaro’s prior positions include clinical supervisor at Pathways Community Services, Garden Grove, California; and clinical psychologist at Pathways and at Sunny Hills Behavioral Health Incorporated in Fullerton, California. He completed his postdoctoral residency at Long Beach Job Corps, Long Beach, California, administering individual and group clinical supervision to doctoral candidates and practicum interns.

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Nancy Webster-Smith, MAOM

Executive Director

Nancy Webster-Smith, who oversees Newport Healthcare’s locations in Minnesota, has 20 years of successful leadership experience in healthcare management for nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. Prior to joining Newport, Nancy was the Executive Director of Assisted Living for Spectrum Health. She also served as the Director of Child and Adolescent Services for CentraCare Health, and as CEO for R3 Continuum, supporting and building resilient workplaces. As a hospital administrator, Nancy led treatment programs for Anoka Regional Treatment Center and Child and Adolescent and Behavioral Health Services. She also held a variety of roles for Catholic Charities in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Crystal Burwell, PhD, LPC, CPCS, BC-TMH

Director of Outpatient Services

Crystal Burwell specializes in treating young people suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, as well as highly sensitive people. With a PhD in Counselor Education, she is a public speaker and healthcare consultant. Her previous positions include regional clinical supervisor for Northstar Psychological Services in Marietta, Georgia; and program director for Walden Behavioral Care, where she started the first intensive outpatient program for binge-eating disorders. She is a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist and Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider.

Beth Hanline, MSW, LCSW-C

Director of Outpatient Services

Beth Hanline, Director of Outpatient Services at Newport’s program in Rockville, Maryland, has over a decade of experience in the field, and is trained in Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, trauma-informed care, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Beth also has extensive training in crisis intervention, and specializes in helping youth with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, school anxiety, and school avoidance issues. Prior to joining the Newport team, Beth worked as a therapist and program director at the Board of Child Care, in multiple capacities for the Armed Forces Services Corporation, as a child psychiatric consultant at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and as a school social worker at the Foundation School of Montgomery County.