Edward Donahue Named Chief Financial Officer of Alita Care

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Jim Dredge, CEO of Alita Care, LLC, has announced that Edward “Jed” Donahue has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Donahue’s responsibilities as Alita Care CFO will include oversight of the Finance and Information Technology operations for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, Sunspire Health, and Bournewood Health Systems.

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I am excited to join a dynamic behavioral healthcare company backed by a sponsor with a proven track record.

Donahue comes to Alita Care with more than 18 years of experience in the financial field, with substantial time committed to the healthcare industry, at companies including Ernst & Young, Banc of America Securities, Civitas Solutions, and most recently, Active Day. Donahue received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.

“Jed has proven himself to be a tremendous CFO and organizational leader in a variety of settings. He brings with him a remarkable set of skills and experiences that I believe will benefit Alita Care as we continue to evolve our programs for treating addiction and other behavioral health disorders,” said Dredge. “I look forward to working with Jed to create more high-quality treatment options for patients and their families, clinical referral sources, and payors across the country in the rapidly changing behavioral health environment.

Donahue has served on Boards of Directors for the non-profits X-Cel Education and Network Angels in Boston, MA.

“I am excited to join a dynamic behavioral healthcare company backed by a sponsor with a proven track record,” Donahue said. “From the preeminent trauma-based addiction treatment at The Meadows, to the coast-to-coast footprint of Sunspire, to the 130+ year history of Bournewood, Alita Care is uniquely positioned to serve the growing needs of communities and families. I am energized to join Jim and his strong team of divisional CEOs.”

About Alita Care
Alita Care, LLC is a management organization that provides leadership and oversight to Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, Sunspire Health, LCC, and Bournewood Health Systems. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Arizona and maintains 16 facilities in seven states across the U.S. Alita Care offers a wide range of behavioral health services to those struggling with emotional trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, and other behavioral disorders. Alita Care’s programs are guided by experienced behavioral health experts and thought leaders who bring the latest neurobehavioral research and proven methodologies to our personalized, multifaceted, and holistic approach to recovery.

About Meadows Behavioral Healthcare
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is the industry leader in providing treatment for people struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma, and related mental health conditions. The company’s programs — The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Willow House at The Meadows, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and a variety of intensive workshops offered at Rio Retreat Center — are the premier choice for patients, families, and behavioral health professionals. For more information, please visit http://www.themeadows.com.

About Sunspire Health
Sunspire Health is a leading provider of behavioral health services for the treatment of substance abuse, eating, and other co-occurring disorders. The company operates a national network of independently branded treatment centers, currently comprising eight locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas. Utilizing evidence-based clinical interventions, Sunspire offers treatment with respect for patients’ specific needs and diverse lifestyles. Sunspire delivers improved patient outcomes by offering a full continuum of care and individualized treatment plans in intimate settings in residential and outpatient facilities across the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.sunspirehealth.com.

About Bournewood Health Systems
Bournewood, a well-recognized leader in the field of mental health, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and has been offering psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services since 1884. The company offers a broad range of treatment options, including inpatient programs, partial hospitalization, and adolescent services. Their highly trained expert staff takes a personalized approach to providing high-quality clinical services to their clients in a nurturing and supportive environment. For more information, please visit http://www.bournewood.com.

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