Executive Board Chair
Possessing an excellent handling of clinical compliance and high performance standards, Mark established 14 CARF/JCT accredited addiction and mental health treatment centers and three ancillary healthcare businesses. Mark’s natural leadership skills as well as his creative thought process to generate new revenue strategies make him one of the most sought-after professionals in healthcare. Mark has a track record of leading organizations to outstanding ROI on overall portfolio performance. In addition, his expertise includes workforce planning, growth revenue, high client and investor satisfaction.
Mark invests in his staff and helps build their professional development. His commitment to his colleagues and employees toward advancement and inclusiveness helps them achieve goals, builds connections, and provides a competitive advantage in the healthcare field.
Corporate and Charitable Leadership
Mark has been instrumental in building healthy communities and providing access and quality healthcare to underserved populations. His service in the community is a testament to his passion and selfless dedication to the cause of eradicating addictive disorders and stigma.
He launched several prevention and education programs and created the first-ever “Social Justice” scholarship fund of over $750,000.00 to help communities of color into inpatient drug treatment. Mark says, “The best part of my role is the knowledge that what we do impacts countless lives, with far-reaching effects,” he said. “It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a team that guides individuals onto a safe and accessible path to healing and recovery.”
He is a board member of Ahavas Chaim, a non-profit that offers at-risk teenagers crisis intervention and mental health support. He is also a committee member of the organizations Bonei Olam and Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic.
Personal and Educational Background
Mark studied Talmudic Law at Yeshiva’s Mir Yerushalayim in Israel. In Mark’s free time, he loves snowboarding, boating, and spending time with his wife and children.
Chief Investment Officer
Passions & Interests: I spend my time outside of work with my wife and children and am actively involved in various community needs and causes.
The best part of my job is knowing that we are creating a safe, healthy, nonjudgmental environment where people can come and better their lives. There is nothing more satisfying than helping others learn to live again and piece their lives back together as they become strong, productive members of society.
Together, we can bring families back together and promote healing and well-being.
Chief Executive officer
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Myrick has more than 25 years of experience in full-cycle accounting within the healthcare field. He has a BS in accounting from Pfeiffer University. His responsibilities with Amatus Health include analyzing, forecasting and reporting company finances. His goal is to bring Amatus financial success, and he continues to succeed.
In his free time, Myrick likes to work on DIY projects. He is also a huge sports fan and particularly loves the Ravens and the Orioles.