Director of Risk Management, Performance Improvement and Utilization Review
Doug has been in his position at Meridell Achievement Center since 2013. He began his career in behavioral health in 1994 as a staff member providing direct care. While he started his career providing direct care, he has worn many hats in the field including: Case Manager, Utilization Review, Program Supervisor, Program Director, Community Liaison, and Director of Business Development.
Doug earned both his B.A in Psychology and his MBA at the University of New Mexico. He is a Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) in the state of Texas. He is also a certified SAMA instructor. (SAMA is the behavior management program used at Meridell used to de-escalate and safely manage aggressive behaviors)