Casey Bright is an executive professional with decades of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. His
background includes military psychiatric care, group home living for people with chronic mental health
disorders, and co-occurring addiction and mental health treatment.
Bright first worked in the behavioral health field during his time in the Navy, through his assignment as the
Leading Petty Officer at the inpatient psychiatric care unit of the Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital. This is when he
realized his passion for helping others.
At age 25, Bright was the youngest person to ever serve as Chief Executive Officer at Quapaw House, Inc., an
organization in Hot Springs, Arkansas providing addiction and mental health treatment. Under his direction,
Quapaw House opened the state’s first primary care clinic specializing in behavioral health diagnoses. Bright
led the organization through many milestones, including three subsequent CARF surveys with an over 99%
conformance rate, the acquisition of new facilities and programs to expand services throughout the state, the
implementation of comprehensive electronic health record systems, and Medicaid provider licensure.
While living in Arkansas, Bright worked with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of
Behavioral Health Services to coordinate funding mechanisms for substance abuse and mental health services
throughout the state. He is also a senior surveyor for CARF International, helping determine organizational
conformance to national accreditation standards. He has worked for CARF for 13 years and conducted over 75
Bright is a results-oriented, decisive leader with an aptitude for building relationships with key stakeholders.
He has a record of increasing revenues, reducing expenditure, improving funder utilization, and increasing
efficiency and productivity. Bright keeps an eye on industry trends, and consistently plans for the future in a
fast-paced and ever-changing field.