Prior to founding LifeStance Health, a behavioral health company, Mike was the founder and CEO of Accelecare Wound Centers, a comprehensive wound care and disease management company. Prior to that, Mike was a Venture Partner at Bain Capital and SV Life Sciences, founder and CEO of Radiant Research, a comprehensive clinical research company providing Phase I-IV study conduct and drug development services to the biopharmaceutical industry, founder and CEO of ContinueCare Health Systems, a high tech home and alternate site infusion therapy company and founder and CEO of Preferred Hospital Pharmacies, a successful pharmacy management company. Mike was formerly a board member and President of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. He serves on The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Foundation Advisory Council and is a member of the board of directors of LifeStance Health, Inc., Ventec Life Systems, Inc. and is a senior advisor to Silversmith Capital Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Texas.
Mike enjoys backcountry flying, boating and fishing.
Most recently, Gwen served as the Chief Operating Officer at Accelecare Wound Centers, Inc. She is an experienced health care executive whose professional background includes 16 years in the clinical and biopharmaceutical industry and multi-site healthcare services space. As a senior leader at several health care service companies she successfully managed multiple locations, developed and implemented successful integration and operation plans, and executed successful growth strategies. Prior to joining Accelecare, Gwen was Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology at Covance, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, Vice President, Early Phase Clinical Development of Radiant Research, a comprehensive clinical research company providing Phase I-IV study conduct and drug development services to the biopharmaceutical industry and a member of the MDS Pharma Services management team for 8 years. Gwen holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Gwen enjoys spending time with family, boating, and traveling.
Danish is a founding member of the LifeStance Health team, overseeing new site openings and the expansion of LifeStance’s existing footprint into new regions. Danish also oversees the clinician recruiting team, responsible for bringing new clinicians on board to the LifeStance family of providers.
Danish was the former SVP of Strategic Initiatives at Accelecare Wound Centers. While at Accelecare, he oversaw the post-acute and physician employment divisions, growing them respectively into 400 skilled nursing facilities under contract and 100 physicians employed. Prior to Accelecare, Danish was an Associate at Nautic Partners, a Providence RI based mid-market private equity firm. He began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Co. Danish received his BA from Northwestern University.
Danish enjoys classic cars and traveling.
Prior to joining LifeStance, Kevin was a Vice President at Summit Partners where he focused on investments in the healthcare services and life sciences sector. While at Summit, he was part of the team that founded MedSpring Urgent Care, which operates 50 urgent care centers in 3 states and was acquired by Fresenius Medical Care. Previously, Kevin worked at Curaspan and in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Leerink Partners. He holds a BA in physics and economics from Bowdoin College and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Kevin enjoys listening to sports radio, CrossFit, biking and all Boston sports.
Michael Goldberg founded Child & Family Psychological Services, Inc. (CFPS) in 1994, and throughout his career has worked to innovate the delivery of behavioral health care in a manner that improves the quality of care, enhances the experience of care for clinicians and clients, improves overall health and reduces overall medical costs. CFPS has been the pioneer in embedding behavioral health services in primary and specialty medical and educational entities in a manner that effectively integrates with comprehensive outpatient behavioral health sites. CFPS is largest private outpatient behavioral health practice in Massachusetts.
Dr. Goldberg received a BS in Psychology from Bates College and a MS and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychological from Saint Louis University. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a post-doctoral fellowship Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goldberg is a past president and Fellow of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and served as their Director of Professional Affairs. American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology honored Dr. Goldberg with their Blau Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology. He is also a recipient of The Ezra Saul Award for Contributions to Psychological Services from the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). Dr. Goldberg received two Presidential Citations from the MPA. and the Heiser APA Award, each recognizing his advocacy efforts.
Dr. Goldberg enjoys spending time with his two adult children and wife, travelling, hiking and Boston sports.
Prior to PsychBC, Don was the CEO of Laurelwood Hospital, the largest free-standing psychiatric hospital in Ohio, and Windsor Hospital, where he developed and directed a multi-hospital, multi-provider behavioral health care network serving a seven county region. He also served as President and CEO of Willow Creek Hospital in Arlington, Texas and senior vice president of Hugley Memorial Medical Center in Hugley, Texas. He has published and presented throughout the country on behavioral health care trends, outcomes and clinical issues. A member of the board of directors for the residential treatment center Turning Point of Tampa, Mr. Sykes also served as a trustee for Mental Health Rehabilitation and Research Inc. and the Murtis Taylor Human Services System. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University.
Don enjoys family, friends, long walks, and studying history.
Santiago enjoys working with his wife Ashley and spending time with his 2 children Mateo (10) and Mila (6). He also tries to find time to visit his family and friends in Argentina.