VICKI KROVIAK
Founder
Chief Executive Officer

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

Most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates, a leading provider of eating disorder treatment and a co-founder of REDC, the Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Coalition, where she took a leading role in helping to 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: looking for a standard of care reflecting how she would want her own children to be treated. The mother of three daughters, one of whom has special needs, Acorn’s mission strikes close to home. Vicki came to behavioral health after a twenty-year career as an international TV production and programming executive and as co-founder of Oliver-Pyatt Centers, a respected eating disorder treatment program.

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

Dr. 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. She completed 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.

 
 

 

MBF HEALTHCARE PARTNERS is a private-equity group that brings transformative expertise to healthcare businesses. Founded by a team with direct experience building businesses that relied on delivering excellent patient care and experiences, and led by Mike Fernandez, a leading American healthcare businessman, MBF is committed to helping Acorn Health become a ‘best in class’ applied behavior analysis company and excited to be in partnership with mission-driven executive and clinical talent like Vicki Kroviak and Dr. Andrea Ridgway. MBF brings both operational and analytical expertise to the table—an ability to analyze industry trends and invest in companies whose potential aligns with clear market opportunities—with a sense of mission: they have the specialized leadership and industry relationships to ensure we deliver the most effective client care.

 
 

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