Our Leadership Team

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Michael Lawler

Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Lawler

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Lawler currently serves as CEO of CHE Behavioral Health Services (Caring Health 4 Everyone) CHE is a leader in the behavioral health space focusing on evidence-based, patient-centered care. The company has a 25-year history of caring for patients in a broad spectrum of settings including: acute care, direct to consumer virtual clinics, in person clinics, partner co-locations, employer based and residential facilities. Michael has nearly three decades of progressive healthcare industry experience and has held executive roles spanning operations, sales, and product management. His experience crosses a variety of segments such as Oncology, Radiology, Home Health, Nutrition, Medical Distribution, and now Behavioral Health. Prior company’s executive leadership experience include: TwinMed, the third largest medical and pharmaceutical distributor nationally; Alliance Healthcare services, the largest medical and radiation oncology provider integrating radiology and diagnostic imaging; Apria Healthcare, the largest national home health / medical infusion and DME provider.

Michael is passionate about helping under-served, in-demand populations to receive access to the best possible care along with access to resources that truly improve their health outcomes and quality of life. He is actively engaged in lobbying and legislative activities for healthcare and regulatory reform with patient advocacy at both the federal and state legislatures. Throughout Michael’s career he has served on numerous charitable and corporate boards.

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Dino Quarante

Chief Financial Officer

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Dino Quarante

Chief Financial Officer

Dino Quarante joined CHE Services in 2019 with 20+ years of healthcare industry experience; he leads CHE’s financial operations including accounting, FP&A, and revenue cycle management. Previously, he held various positions at Acadia Healthcare, where he most recently served as Group CFO. He also holds CPA certifications in California and Arizona.

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Lucy Janoyan

Chief Operating Officer

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Lucy Janoyan

Chief Operating Officer

Lucy Janoyan, CHE's Chief Operating Officer, has more than 20 years of extensive financial and operational experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to CHE, Lucy served in multiple senior leadership roles for mid-market to large national healthcare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Sava Senior Care and Longwood Management Services. As COO, she directs clinical operations, new program and product development, provider and customer experience and support services, as well as marketing and growth initiatives. Lucy brings a unique combination of extensive operations improvement and innovative go-to-market expertise to her work, ensuring CHE’s customer success initiatives and continued expansion into all 50 states. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology with emphasis on Information Systems as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California.

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Vu Nguyen

Chief Information Officer

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Vu Nguyen

Chief Information Officer

Vu Nguyen, MBA, CHCIO, is a forward-thinking and results-oriented industry leader recognized as an advocate for transforming health care with innovative technology solutions and known for leading organizational change initiatives that genuinely redefine the delivery of care.

He is responsible for CHE’s transformative IT strategic plans, developing forward-thinking ideas, and bringing them to fruition – quickly and effectively. Vu is a staunch optimist who believes that we can change the world with enough courage and will.

His educational background includes a BS from the University of California, Los Angeles in Cognitive Science & Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is an avid reader and biker. Vu currently resides in Orange County, CA, with his Wife and Daughter.

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Dr. Jennifer Birdsall

Chief Clinical Officer

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Dr. Jennifer Birdsall

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Jennifer Birdsall is the Chief Clinical Officer of CHE Services. She specializes in clinical geropsychology and is a licensed psychologist in the states of California, New York, and Connecticut. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Louisville. She completed her Clinical Internship and Fellowship at the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System with focused training in clinical geropsychology, neuropsychology, and health psychology. She has treated adults and older adults in numerous interdisciplinary team settings including home based care, outpatient and primary care, inpatient psychiatry, and long-term care. She is actively involved in professional service roles, including APA’s Society of Clinical Geropsychology, APA's Division 20: Adult Development and Aging, Psychologists in Long-Term Care (PLTC), and CA's Partnership to Improve Dementia Care.

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri, MD, PhD, DFAPA

National Medical Director and Strategy Officer

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri, MD, PhD, DFAPA

National Medical Director and Strategy Officer

Dr. Duvvuri joined CHE in 2015 and he is our National Medical Director and Strategy Officer. Dr. Duvvuri is also Regional Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Universal Health Services, Inc. where he assists the CMO and leadership team in priority areas of medical strategy for behavioral health. Dr. Duvvuri also serves as Medical Director for Fremont Hospital, a UHS acute psychiatric facility in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to this he was a physician-scientist faculty member at UC San Diego School of Medicine in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, where he was founding Medical Director of the Adolescent Eating Disorders program. He helped start several other eating disorders programs over the past decade, including an adolescent inpatient program at Fremont Hospital, where he is the Program Director.

Most recently, he is co-founder and President at Sunol Hills, a startup that provides residential treatment for teens with a focus on empowering families. In keeping with his interest in complex care of medical-psychiatric conditions, Dr. Duvvuri has also setup Psychiatry service lines in skilled nursing settings and more recently our Outpatient Practice. Since leaving the academic setting, Dr. Duvvuri has developed expertise on applying technology to improve mental health services. For several years, he has been invited to lecture on AI in Psychiatry for a Stanford graduate course in computer science.

Dr. Duvvuri earned his MD from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, PhD in Neurosciences from Stanford University School of Medicine, and BS from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He was Chief Resident at UC San Diego. He was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves on the Medical Care Standards Committee of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

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Mia Harmon, JD, CHC, CHPC

Chief Compliance Officer

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Mia Harmon, JD, CHC, CHPC

Chief Compliance Officer

Mia Harmon, JD, CHC, CHPC is an experienced compliance professional with expertise in both general healthcare compliance as well as privacy. Mia currently serves as Compliance Officer for CHE Services and oversees the compliance program. With over 10 years of healthcare experience in organizations such as Tenet Healthcare, Wellstar Health System and D4C Dental Brands, Mia has developed compliance programs from the ground up as well as managed programs for multi facility health systems. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Howard University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas.

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Dr. Dana Watson

Vice President of Quality Assurance

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Dr. Dana Watson

Vice President of Quality Assurance

Dr. Dana Watson is the Vice President of Quality Assurance at CHE Services and a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her B.A from Arkansas State University and her M.A. and Psy.D. from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Launching her career first in forensic and correctional psychology in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, over the past twenty years of practice, Dr. Watson has also accumulated treatment expertise in inpatient, outpatient, community-based rehabilitation, geriatric psychology. Dr. Watson has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate programs at several universities. Her clinical experience and excellence in leadership, combined with her passion and talent for training has made her one of CHE's largest assets and resources for our clinical staff.

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Dr. Larkin Hoyt

Clinical Outpatient Director

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Dr. Larkin Hoyt

Clinical Outpatient Director

Dr. Larkin Hoyt is a licensed clinical psychologist that has served in clinical leadership roles for over 15 years specializing in addiction, trauma and mood disorders. Dr. Hoyt divides her time in leadership, clinical consultation, education and clinical practice. In her consulting work she has provided supervision to clinicians for over 12 years. She is currently a professor for graduate students and has been a leading expert in addiction and suicide prevention. She is the co-chair for the addiction workgroup committee for National Association of Behavioral Health and provides trainings, presentations and webinars as well as given several state and national presentations on the topic of substance use disorders and suicide prevention.

We have a reputation for employing professionals of the highest level of competence, compassion, and integrity.

Our staff is comprised of over 850 doctoral-level psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and related mental health professionals with expertise in psychological assessment, neuropsychological testing, and individual, group, and family behavioral health treatment services.

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