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VICKI KROVIAK
Founder
Chief Executive Officer

Vicki Kroviak brings a wealth of passion, business experience, and personal history to her mission: to establish Acorn Health as the leading provider of Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment for children with autism and their families.

Vicki was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates and co-founder of Oliver-Pyatt Centers, leading providers of residential eating disorder treatment. As a co-founder of REDC, the Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Coalition, a national trade organization that brought together competing residential eating disorders treatment providers to work together to raise industry standards, she helped establish effective standards for high-quality care and effective insurance coverage.

Vicki has always approached behavioral health treatment as both a provider and a mother: working to deliver the standard of care she would want for her own children. The mother of three daughters, one of whom has special needs, Acorn’s mission strikes close to home.

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andrea ridgway,
ph.d., bcba-d
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Clincal Officer

Dr. Andrea Ridgway is committed to establishing the highest clinical standards, identifying and developing the best clinical talent in the field, and providing our clients and their families with the most effective and supportive care.

Dr. Ridgway is a respected authority and consultant in the field of applied behavior analysis, most recently having worked as Vice President of Research and Development and previously Vice President of Clinical Services at Autism Spectrum Therapies. She received her Ph.D. in school psychology from Louisiana State University, following completion of a pre-doctoral internship at the Marcus Institute and Emory University with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, and behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Ridgway is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, a Louisiana licensed behavior analyst, and a licensed psychologist in California, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Her professional experience includes the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of developmental disabilities and behavior disorders in school, home, community, and clinic settings.

 
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JOSE ALVAREZ
Chief Financial Officer

A results-oriented financial leader, Jose is always focused on driving and improving business value by helping organizations navigate through complex business and organizational challenges.

By leveraging his entrepreneurial approach to business, coupled with his finance and acquisition experience, Jose helps rapid growth businesses achieve profitable growth strategies with a “people first” approach. His priority on growing and building teams has helped organizations develop new capabilities and drive innovation. Jose brings more than 18 years of wide-ranging experience including extensive knowledge around raising capital and integrating acquisitions. He has driven the synchronization of financial strategies and operations for high-growth companies, consistently helping them achieve scale, market leadership and profitability.

Jose began his professional career at Ernst & Young, LLP, and earned his degree in accounting at the University of Miami.

 
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Founded by a team with rich and varied experience navigating the health care landscape and with particular expertise in payor dynamics, MBF HEALTHCARE PARTNERS is a group of investors who bring transformative expertise to healthcare companies. They have built strong businesses by delivering excellent patient care and experiences. Vicki partnered with MBF to create Acorn Health. Together they are committed to growing Acorn Health into a best in class applied behavior analysis company. MBF is particularly excited to lend their operational and analytical expertise to this mission.

 
 

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