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VICKI KROVIAK
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 Consortium, 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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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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Krista M. Boe, M.A., BCBA
Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations

Krista has been practicing as a BCBA since 2008, with a focus in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, and Organizational Behavior Management. Before joining Acorn, Krista served dually diagnosed individuals at an Intermediate Care Facility, and as an independent consultant in a community waiver-based setting. Krista has served as a board member for the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis, as well as the Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University. Krista began her work with Autism Centers of Michigan (ACM), an Acorn Health Company, in 2015 as Clinical Director of Northern Michigan operations and later served as ACM’s Chief Clinical Officer. In 2018, Krista was appointed to the Michigan Autism Council, representing certified behavior analysts in the State of Michigan. She now serves as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations across all Acorn Health companies.


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Mike Dow
President, Acorn Health of Michigan

Mike has 25+ years of experience as a senior executive and business leader at organizations ranging from startups to over $1 billion revenues, across healthcare, information technology, and software industries. His companies have received a wide range of accolades, including three consecutive years on Inc. 500 fastest-growing private firms, and national recognition as a Great Place to Work and for innovation in employee health and wellness. His work has been featured in publications including Fortune Magazine, CFO Magazine, HR Executive Magazine, and Washingtonian Magazine. Mike earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and graduated from the General Manager Program at Harvard University. Mike is also the author of an award-winning science fiction/thriller trilogy, Dark Matters. Mike joined Autism Centers of Michigan (ACM), an Acorn Health company, in 2016 as CEO until its partnership with Acorn in 2018. He now serves as the President of Acorn Health of Michigan, Acorn’s platform company in the Midwest.


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Liz Mershon
Vice President, WeTherapy

Liz joins Acorn Health as the Vice President of WeTherapy, the South Florida foothold for Acorn Health. Prior to joining Acorn Health, Liz helped launch Oliver-Pyatt Centers, a residential eating disorder center for adolescent girls. She was instrumental in developing the business and creating systems that positioned the company for growth. Liz has worn many hats throughout her time working in behavioral health; from running admissions, billing, contracting and operations. Her talent for creating efficiencies while maintaining clinical excellence comes from her understanding of client needs, families and professional referents. Her vast knowledge of the business positioned her as a Senior Vice President of Operations for Monte Nido & Affiliates, overseeing operations and business functions for the company’s national facilities.

Prior to entering the health care field, Liz Mershon was the Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Miami Broadcast Center, independent television studios in South Florida. Liz led the studios to becoming the largest independent premier film and television studios in the Southeast. She established anchor clients such as Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, NBC / Telemundo as well as Paramount Pictures and Columbia Tristar. During her time at Miami Broadcast Center the company’s revenue increased significantly which led to the sale of the business to NBC / Telemundo.


 
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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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