Scott Kardenetz

Founder and Executive Chairman

Scott Kardenetz is a 33 year veteran of the behavioral healthcare industry and has held senior leadership positions with companies such as Ardent Health Services, Psychiatric Solutions, Universal Health Services and Charter Behavioral Health. He has extensive experience in developing facility operational success in both the clinical and business arenas. Scott’s operational expertise includes direct facility leadership, extensive multi-site management, as well as de novo projects and acquisitions. Scott’s success is rooted in his commitment to improve patient and family experience. He accomplishes this by developing existing and future leaders to identify and spread business, clinical and operational best practices that keep families and patients in the center.

Richard Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Clark has over 33 years of healthcare experience, most recently as Odyssey’s President and Chief Operating Officer before moving into his current role. Prior to joining Odyssey, Richard was the President of the Western Group for Acadia Healthcare where he was responsible for the operations of 38 behavioral health treatment centers and hospitals located in 16 states. Previous facility CEO roles include positions at Universal Health Services, Psychiatric Solutions Inc., and Ardent Health Services. He is a Fellow and Board-Certified Healthcare Executive through the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Nashville Healthcare Council. Richard leads a talented team of industry veterans, driving a disciplined operational strategy through three distinct, integrated treatment networks, rapidly scaling Odyssey’s platform to a compelling next stage of growth.

Scott Sarnacke

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Scott Sarnacke is a certified public accountant (retired) with over 10 years’ experience at the national public accounting firm, Crowe Horwath, and 10 years as a CFO in behavioral healthcare. As the former CFO of Foundations Recovery Network, Scott led a successful sale process to Universal Health Services in 2015. Immediately thereafter, Scott joined Odyssey to partner with both company leadership and our investors to build a leading behavioral healthcare platform. AS CFO and EVP, he oversees all facets of Odyssey’s accounting and finance functions, including strategic budgeting, revenue cycle management, payer contracting, capital planning and management, third-party financing and risk management, and leading our M&A initiatives. As a senior leader at Odyssey, Scott plays a key role in our platform development and scaling.

Justin Adams

Chief Operating Officer
Justin Adams joined Odyssey with over 15 years of comprehensive, multisite healthcare operations experience. Prior to Odyssey, Justin served in various executive-level leadership roles at Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services. He was most recently at Acadia Healthcare, where he served as Division President, overseeing 14 specialty treatment facilities and 18 outpatient clinics in 9 states. A middle Tennessee native, Justin received his Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University and his Master of Business Administration from Lipscomb University.

Vicki Smith

Chief Marketing Officer
Vicki Smith has dedicated over 30 years to bridging the gap between mental health and substance abuse need and treatment intervention.  She has experience ranging from direct client care to admissions and marketing. In partnership with community, facility and corporate leaders she has led marketing, business development and clinical outreach strategies to help connect people to care.  Vicki’s career path spans UHS, Ardent Health Services, Psychiatric Solutions and most recently HCA.

Maribel Quiala, LCSW

Vice President, Clinical Services and Compliance

Maribel Quiala brings over 18 years of behavioral healthcare experience providing clinical and regulatory support to dozens of psychiatric hospitals and programs in her roles as Divisional Director of Clinical Services at UHS and Regional Clinical Director at CHS. She also served as Director of Clinical Services for 14 years at Fort Lauderdale and Atlantic Shores Hospitals. She is nationally recognized for highly effective and insightful training, inclusive facilitation, and dynamic speaking with groups of diverse ages, industries, and cultural backgrounds. Maribel has assisted organizations, employees, and leaders at all levels to establish new partnerships and introduce changes, such as implementing new business models, organizational restructuring, and coordinating self-directed teams. Her areas of expertise include program delivery, support of facility-based clinical leadership, regulatory compliance, policy development, and staff training. Maribel holds a BA in Psychology from Seton Hall, an MSW from Barry College and has completed a year of study at the prestigious Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.

Chrissy Hall, LCSW

Vice President, Clinical Operations

Chrissy has worked in the behavioral healthcare field for over 25 years, primarily in clinical and business development executive leadership positions, serving RTC’s, freestanding acute care hospitals, outpatient, and Military treatment programs. Chrissy’s most recent role was VP of Quality and Compliance at Acadia Healthcare Inc, where she supervised a corporate clinical team of directors in support of 58+ acute and residential programs across the nation. Her areas of expertise include overseeing clinical and nursing services through supporting clinical best practices, staff education and program development.  Chrissy received her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and she is currently licensed as an LCSW in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

David Bell

Vice President, Outpatient Services

David Bell spearheads the strategy, development, and leadership of Odyssey’s outpatient network. He is a versatile behavioral healthcare professional with 30 years of experience in CEO, startup, multi-facility oversight, and new service development roles. He has held CEO positions with Ardent Health Services, Psychiatric Solutions, Universal Health Services, and Springstone. David holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University.

Kandace Groher

Vice President, Human Resources
Kandace Groher is a certified Senior Human Resource Professional with more than 10 years of experience providing strategic and operational leadership for human resources in Health and Human Service organizations. Kandace joined the Odyssey team in 2017 to develop and lead human resource strategies ensuring a high-performance culture, emphasizing quality, accountability, productivity, empowerment, and the ongoing development of superior talent. In addition to SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, Kandace holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Public Administration, post-Masters certificate in Health Administration, and is a trained Rule 31 Mediator.

Brian Grant

Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Joining Odyssey in 2020, Brian Grant leads the marketing team and is responsible for driving awareness and demand of Odyssey’s family of brands and facilities throughout the US. His background in leading service, software, and product marketing covers a diverse set of industries including healthcare IT, health and wellness, office furniture, crafting, sewing, home hardware, and industrial products. He received a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University.

Rush Brady

Associate Vice President, Development
Rush leads Odyssey’s strategic development efforts and is responsible for advancing the company’s vision through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint venture partnerships. He began his professional career as a healthcare consultant for ECG Management Consultants before transitioning to strategy and corporate development roles for LifePoint Health and most recently, HCA Healthcare. A Nashville native, Rush received his Bachelor of Science from Rhodes College and his Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.