Scott Kardenetz

Founder and Executive Chairman
Scott Kardenetz is a 40-year veteran in healthcare management, mostly in the behavioral healthcare industry. He 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 clinical and business arenas. Scott’s operational expertise includes direct facility CEO leadership, extensive multi-hospital management, mergers and acquisitions, and de novo projects. Scott’s success is rooted in his commitment to improving the 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 30 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 48 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 of experience at the national public accounting firm 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 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, risk management, and 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 over 30 years of experience in mental health. Over the past 20 years, she has led multiple healthcare organizations to implement ethical and best practices to expand access and link people in need of mental health services to care. Prior to Odyssey, Vicki served as the VP of Behavioral Health, Physician and Provider Relations at HCA leading mental health patient access and business development teams at 65 locations, in 17 states. As CMO, she is the growth officer, leading admissions processes, business development, and marketing strategies through talented professional leaders, across Odyssey’s diverse, expanding clinical network of services.

Dr. Daniel Bober, D.O.

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Daniel Bober is board-certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has served as a mental health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate through the American Psychiatric Association, and his extensive experience has garnered him widespread recognition as an authority on mental health and addiction. As Odyssey’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bober advises executive leadership and serves on Odyssey’s clinical quality council committee. He also serves as the Medical Director for Lifeskills South Florida, which is part of the Odyssey Psychiatric Network.

Kandace Groher

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Kandace Groher leads the company’s human resource operations, including the creation and ongoing leadership of a scalable national infrastructure encompassing talent acquisition and development, employee engagement and retention, compensation and benefits, and field operations support. She champions a highly accountable, collaborative, and inclusive organizational culture, rooted in clinical excellence and client-centered care. Kandace has 15 years of experience providing strategic and operational leadership for human resources in Health and Human Service organizations. She holds an SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and SHRM CA HR Law certifications in addition to a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Public Administration, a post-Masters certificate in Health Administration, and is a trained Rule 31 Mediator.

Maribel Quiala, LCSW

Vice President, Clinical Services and Compliance
Maribel Quiala is a psychotherapist and 25-year veteran of the behavioral healthcare industry who has held senior leadership positions with Universal Health Services and Community Health Systems. Maribel oversees clinical services and outcomes, compliance, regulatory, state and national accreditation, and utilization reviews across all facilities while providing clinical due diligence in acquisitions. Maribel holds a BA in Psychology from Seton Hall, an MSW from Barry University, and has completed a year of study at the prestigious Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.

David Bell

Vice President, DeNovo and Organic Growth

David Bell spearheads the growth of Odyssey’s portfolio in alignment with the Company’s strategic growth plan.  In his role, he drives the strategy and development of de novo expansion projects nationwide across all levels of care, as well as the expansion of service lines across company verticals.  He is a versatile behavioral healthcare executive with 30 years of experience in CEO, startup, multi-facility oversight, and new campus and service line 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.

Kimberly Bauer

Vice President, Revenue and Field Operations
Kimberly Bauer leads Odyssey’s revenue cycle and financial operations, including securing the health of the company’s revenue, driving collectability of accounts receivables, controlling expenses, and leading financial process improvements. Kimberly has over 15 years of experience in healthcare revenue cycle, accounting, and financial leadership. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Kimberly is a certified public accountant.

Brian Grant

Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Brian joins Odyssey with nearly a decade of marketing experience in the healthcare industry. Leading the marketing team, Brian is responsible for driving awareness, increasing market demand, and enhancing the reputation of the company’s family of brands and facilities throughout the US. 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.