Made up of leaders in the profession, top-of-their field subject matter experts, and tenured instructors, our Board and management team support Triad's overall mission: to serve the behavioral and mental health professional community, from undergrad to practitioner.
Chris has over 25 years leadership experience managing healthcare publishing, training and education companies. He is the founder of Entrepreneur’s Growth Network, LLC and was formerly the CEO of Medic First Aid International, Inc., Co-CEO of Health & Safety Institute, Inc. and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Professional Care Education, LLC. Under his direction, these businesses helped train more than 10 million people in CPR, first aid, OSHA safety training and caregiver certification. He is passionate about improving quality of care and raising standards through education. Chris received his BA from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. He lives in Cornelius, North Carolina and enjoys boating and fishing on Lake Norman with his wife Julie and two teenage children.
David is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare providers. The non-profit organization, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, serves nearly 180,000 individuals in five states and nationwide through its national provider network. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions including being named a Behavioral Healthcare Champion by Behavioral Healthcare magazine in 2017, is recognized as one of Health Care’s Power Leaders in the March 2013 Nashville Business Journal; and a recipient of the National Council 2010 Visionary Leadership award. David received his BA in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and his MSW in Social Work Administration and Planning from the University of Tennessee.
Eric is the General Partner at Council Capital, a healthcare private equity firm located in Nashville, TN. Focusing exclusively on healthcare, Council Capital has deep expertise, capabilities and relationships through its CEO Council, a group of 34 former executives that have generated more than $30 Billion of shareholder value as CEO or President. Eric has more than 13 years working with healthcare businesses and partnering with entrepreneurs. Eric received his BA in Finance and Political Science with honors from the University of Illinois. When not working, he enjoys sports, food, University of Illinois basketball and chasing his four young children around Nashville with his with wife Macy.
Linda Rosenberg is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry where she focuses on public and private sector partnerships that elevate, expand and refine mental health and addictions care.
Prior to joining Columbia, Linda was President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health from 2004 until 2019. Under her leadership the National Council became the nation’s largest mental health and addiction education and advocacy association with 3300 plus member organizations serving over 10 million Americans. The National Council helped secure passage of the federal parity law and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA); advanced behavioral health and primary care integration leading to the creation of the national Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant program and the Medicaid Health Home option; ensured passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act that established Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs); and introduced and implemented Mental Health First Aid in the U.S.A.
Linda was New York State’s Senior Deputy Commission for Mental Health until 2004. During her tenure she opened New York’s first Mental Health Court; designed services and housing for the homeless; and led the growth of community treatment and supports for adults and children including the expansion of school-based services.
In addition to serving on Columbia’s faculty, Linda consults with nonprofits, foundations, and private sector companies on the design and delivery of mental health and addiction services. She serves on numerous boards including Cohen Veterans Network, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Netsmart Technologies, Triad Behavioral Health and Effective School Solutions.
Dave Saben is a technology optimist and visionary leader who possesses a unique ability to connect technology to markets. For the past 20 years, has worked with organizations to establish and commercialize cloud-based software platforms in countries across the world.
Dave is currently the CXO of New Horizons CLC, the world's largest IT training franchisor with over 200 locations in 37 countries. Mr. Saben is responsible for the Product,, Technology and Marketing efforts of the organization. As the former CEO of Assessment Systems Corp, he facilitated thousands of mid-market businesses transactions with educational institutions and government agencies. He achieves success through an inspirational servant-leadership style that offers partners an unprecedented amount of transparency and accountability. His deep passion for connecting data to quantitative data analysis, artificial intelligence and intelligent algorithms is to improve the educational outcomes.
In addition to serving as CEO of Assessment Systems Corp., Dave also co-founded Edtech Growth Advisors – a consulting firm dedicated to bringing capital and creative together to improve educational outcomes – and Exam Ave – an online platform for nursing school preparation.
Dave is a proud father of three and husband to one. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.
Brandon has twenty years of experience in education/edtech, business leadership, and people development. He spent nearly two decades at Kaplan Test Prep: he started his career as an SAT instructor, and then advanced through a series of roles in academics, operations, sales management, and executive management, with the last several spent as the President of the largest business unit at Kaplan. Having spent six years in the classroom as a teacher (and seventeen as a student!), Brandon is passionate about the transformative power of education; and as an advocate of grit and growth mindset, he believes that just about anyone can do just about anything. Brandon has an A.B. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University, and is a resident of New York City.
Dr. Taylor is the founder of The Taylor Study Method. As a practicing psychologist, Dr. Taylor never lost sight of his desire to help and counsel doctoral students as they prepared for the EPPP exam. In addition to his private practice, he also continues to provide support for EPPP doctoral students through the Taylor Study Method. He also provides one on one tutoring for those who desire a more personal support system. Dr. Taylor continues to constantly source and update the information for Taylor Study Method, as well as cultivate corroborative content experts who provide EPPP-relevant and up to date content for Taylor Study Method. Dr. Taylor is committed to providing you with the finest EPPP curriculum, delivered over the most user friendly online interface, integrating the methods of learning, memory, and recall you will need to pass your EPPP the first time.
Derrick has over 20 years’ experience in e-commerce leading marketing initiatives, product development, and establishing strategic plans to achieve business goals and objectives. He has a passion for assembling and leading high-performing teams and has a healthy belief in a strong collaborative culture. Derrick has a proven history of exceeding goals in complex multi-channel fast-paced businesses such as AutoAnything where he was instrumental and lead the successful rapid expansion of products and services contributing over $10 million in incremental growth to the top line. At AAA, he took on the opportunity to focus his enthusiasm and dedication and applied his vision in building an intuitive and engaging mobile application to serve more than 58 million AAA members. Derrick graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration from Whitworth University and currently lives in Spokane, WA with his wife and two children.
Oliver has over 20 years of creative, marketing and product experience and over 10 years of founding, fostering, and scaling startups from fundraising and pivots to rapid growth and hiring. Prior to joining Triad he co-founded thredUP.com, the largest online resale and thrift store. As an expert in innovation and product development, Oliver has an exceptional understanding of customers, their needs, and their motivations. He has a passion for simplifying how to leverage technology to achieve specific results and is relentless in his mission to make things intuitive and effortless. Oliver received a Masters in Healthcare Technology Management from Marquette University and a BA in Computer Science from Boston College. He lives with his wife and daughter in the greater Nashville area.
Karisa has over fifteen years of management experience in operations, finance, and accounting with ten years of leadership in mental health agencies. Karisa was the former lead in accounting for the largest mental health agency in Idaho. She led the company through two acquisitions and was vital in the transition to electronic health records. Karisa also served on the board of a non-profit mental health agency in Idaho. She is passionate about the growing need for mental health providers in our nation and access to care for all people. Karisa received her BBA in Accountancy from Boise State University and holds a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. She lives in Idaho with her husband and two girls.
Jyoti has seventeen years of experience in education and content development and has spent the last ten years leading teams to deliver high-quality learning experiences. She began her career in the classroom, teaching in early childhood education, high school, and adult learning environments. She spent 15 years at Kaplan Test Prep as a test prep instructor, faculty manager, and finally, as senior director of the academics team. As Director of Content and Instruction at Triad Behavioral Health, Jyoti is proud to lead a team of inspirational instructors and coaches who support the behavioral and mental health community. Jyoti holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English Literature and lives in Minneapolis with her family.