David Young



Chair, Board of Directors

Nashville, TN






Qualifications Summary
Senior executive with diverse industry experience including Telemedicine, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Autism, Government, Education, and Healthcare Consulting. In depth knowledge of finance, capitalization of healthcare ventures, corporate organization, business legal issues, market research, marketing strategy development, and the use of technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery systems. Very experienced in financial and operating strategy, healthcare operations, government policy regarding healthcare, and education of healthcare managers. Extensive experience in the development of business plans, budgets and financial management, oversight of construction and remodeling of complex and heavily regulated physical plants, startup of various ventures, consultation in the areas of managed care and organizational strategies, and personnel management. Developed long-term care facilities. Experience in developing business information networks and related applications.


Core Competencies

Operations (multi-site multi company, national)

Technology in healthcare delivery systems

Software development coordination

Financial management


Business Plan Development

Board development and policy

Healthcare Policy

Marketing/Public/Community Relations

Corporate Vision

Change Agent

Hands on Project Management

Government payment systems


Strategic Planning

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning


Professional Experience-

Raiven Healthcare

Chair of the Board and Chief Marketing Officer                                           2016-Present

Chair of the board providing leadership and strategic vision for cutting edge artificial intelligence company. Leads board and provides direction to executive staff. Interacts with potential customers and maintains a highly visible presence with industry associations and leaders. Additional serves as Chief Marketing Officer to provide direction in branding and imaging in the marketplace. Works directly with potential customers and leadership. Oversees budget process with the CEO and sets direction for the development of board policy.


Also provides independent consulting to organizations seeking telehealth solutions which includes software platform companies, provider service companies and the largest community mental health center in America.


MindCare Solutions Group, Inc.

President and Chief Operating Officer                                                                                                                                  2013-2016

Co-founder, President and COO of national telemedicine company providing telepsychiatry and tele-primary care to institutional providers in the long term care, post-acute care, corrections and employer markets. Hired original staff and designed corporate structure. Serves as chief strategy officer and visionary for new products and markets and directly manages sales, account management and government relations. Interfaces with C level executives for customer and payer systems. Created company from first funding to obtaining three of the largest customers in their respective market categories. Worked directly with board leadership in securing funding and developing market strategies. Provided oversight to clinical, finance and information systems to create and deliver services lines. Evaluated potential new technology and delivery tools such as apps, online testing and treatment tools. Evaluates potential merger and acquisition candidates. Responsible for government relations at federal and state levels primarily in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues.


Optum/United Health Care

Vice President-Telepsychiatry                                                                       2011-2013

National leader of telepsychiatry service line for large managed care payer. Created service line, hired initial staff and created all aspects of business line including marketing, sales plan and pricing models. Created technological designs and implemented systems. Worked with senior level at united and customers to design both fee for services and alternative payment systems. Designed reporting structures. Worked with network management to make telepsychiatry services available in behavioral health network nationally.


Total Healthcare Center                                                                               2009-2011

Chief Executive Officer

CEO for midsized federally qualified healthcare center providing primary car, women’s health, pediatric services and dental services with 5 million dollar budget and 50 employees. Worked with troubled organization to re-brand in community to become part of larger healthcare community. Stabilized financial operations and created financial reserves. Led negotiation team for major merger with local entity. Led leadership team to reestablish control procedures to improve operational efficiency in service delivery. Worked closely with federal and state regulators.


TBC Services, LLC

Chief Operating Officer                                                                                 2009-2009

Senior operations executive for multi-company multi-state privately held corporation delivering in home supports for I/DD and BH populations, elder care and after school tutoring in publicly funded (Medicaid, Medicare, and state general revenue) and private pay markets. Directed managing directors of four companies that included large tutoring company, large I/DD/BH service provider, private long term care provider and professional training entity. Wrote and controlled budgets, directed business planning, directed marketing efforts, directed personnel, interacted with professional organizations and government entities and maintained accountability for results.


OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (temporary)

Director of Operations/ IT Architecture                                                  2007-2009

Directed IT team in designing systems and solutions to supporting operations in very large public sector behavioral health contracts.  Contributed to RFP development, interfaced with operations, clinical services, and finance, and designed telemedicine systems. Lead project teams on provider systems, quality management, and customer service for Public Service IT team. Provided guidance with strategic agreements and support for providers, finance, and operations teams.


Adapt of America, Inc.                                                                                     2004-2007

Chief Operating Officer

Enterprise operational oversight of a multi-state, multi-company behavioral health services organization. Directed operations through executive directors and vice presidents for a $20mm corporation that included Medicaid, long term care, commercial and capitated Medicaid and general revenue financed product lines.  Directed and implemented several innovative technology projects interfacing with managed care payers and government agencies. Increased revenue 30% in 2005. Developed and implemented a Mobile Crisis Company that used specialized technology to decrease response times and improve diversion rates from inpatient care.

Directed in-house (independent) Software Company that developed electronic health record, electronic billing, crisis dispatching software, and other programs for the related companies

Established associated Physician owned and operated company that delivered Psychiatric services nationally through video conferencing and telemedicine. Developed and implemented several software based solutions for monitoring performance in financial and clinic systems. Directed RFP Team for large crisis project where the creative use of technology systems was considered the winning element of proposal. Also held responsibilities of the chief sales representative for the organization.



Dallas Area NorthSTAR Authority                                                                   2002-2004

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Operational direction for the largest behavioral health authority in Texas. Was responsible for the day to day operations of an administrative agency of the state. Interacted with local political entities/persons and community stakeholders to develop needs assessment and analysis for a seven county area. Acted as interface between community, state, and providers to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of services delivered. Enforced rules of the state code for mental health authorities and directed ombudsman services for the region. Developed and implemented budgets, operations, and strategic planning for region. Worked directly with a politically appointed board of directors. Provided contract monitoring for a $100M Medicaid waiver managed care contract providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment for over 400,000 enrollees through a private managed care company. Completed turnaround and reorganization of the company to avoid dissolution and maintained stability and focus of mission throughout tenure. Developed and implemented several initiatives on the use of enhanced technologies to document and document health delivery.


Autistic Treatment Center Inc.                                                                         2000-2002

Chief Financial Officer

Provided financial direction for a private, not-for-profit, residential, educational, and behavioral health and service agency serving autistic children and adults. Had responsibility for a $6m annual operating budget, reporting directly to the CEO and board management committee. Responsible for all risk management, business, purchasing and, information systems. Successful turnaround and reorganization of corporate accounting, purchasing, and budget process systems. Attended all board meetings and actively participated in strategic planning. Supported fund raising and capital campaign efforts with financial expertise. Served as Financial Coordinator for a $3.5M Capital Construction project. Designed and implemented an extensive database management system for Human Resources and consumers (clients/patients). Only former employee elected to the board of directors.


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas                         1992-2002

Assistant Professor, (adjunct) Health Services Administration

Part-time position (15% -85%) educating students in healthcare finance, healthcare management systems, managed care, and entrepreneurial practice.


Research Strategies, Inc.                                                                             1991-2000

President and CEO, Owner
Operated private consulting firm offering market research tactics, operational and financial development, and management strategy to healthcare organizations, specializing in long-term care products and services.  Focus on direct care systems, insurance products including specialized managed care in the custodial care area, and long-term care financing models.



Master of Business Administration; Health Services Administration

University of Dallas; Irving, Texas                                                                       1990

Bachelor of General Studies; Administrative and Community Services

Samford University; Birmingham, AL                                                                 1985


-Corporate and Community Affiliations-

Member Advisory Council, Department of Aging and Disability Services, State of Texas

(Governor’s appointee) 2007-2009

Board Member, Autism Treatment Centers, Finance Committee 2004-Present

Member, Telemental Health SIG, American Telemedicine Association

Member, Business SIG, American Telemedicine Association

Chair, Board of Directors, Faros Healthcare LLC

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