October 9, 2018

David Buckley, Chris Jaquis, and Vjollca Martinson Bring Extensive Experience in Clinical Settings, Behavioral Health Care

Salt Lake City, UT – October 9, 2018 – Turning Point Centers, a long-standing leader of substance abuse and behavioral health treatment in the Intermountain West, today announced that David Buckley, Chris Jaquis, and Vjollca Martinson, PhD, joined the senior leadership team.  The new management team members have extensive experience working in substance use disorder and mental health settings and the behavioral health field.

David Buckley, Turning Point Centers newly hired Chief Financial Officer, brings 30 years’ experience in healthcare finance, including over a decade in the behavioral health industry.  As CFO, David will oversee the company’s financial operations.  David’s previous behavioral health experience includes serving as Vice President of Finance for Elements Behavioral Health, where he was responsible for oversight of corporate and financial operations while helping the company grow to one of the nation’s most recognized behavioral health platforms.

Chris Jaquis joins Turning Point Centers as the SVP of Business Development and Payer Relations.  Chris is a strategic growth expert with over 25 years of experience in behavioral health. He has served in various executive functions for some of the largest and most successful addiction treatment companies in the United States. Chris’s passion to improve patient outcomes through building and maintaining in-network relationships with health plans has helped multiple start-up and established companies meet and exceed growth expectations.  Chris is responsible for overseeing Turning Point Center’s existing health plan relationships while continuing to build new partnerships with health plans, health care organizations, and providers within the communities they serve.

Vjollca Martinson will serve as Clinical Director for the Turning Point management team. She received her PhD and MS degrees from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family and Human Development and Marriage and Family Therapy.  Vjollca has extensive experience working in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders.  She is a proven clinical leader with success treating adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses in both acute and sub-acute settings. Vjollca enjoys mentoring clinicians and helping them reach their full potential by sharing best practices on how to work with individuals who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other symptoms.  Her strong clinical philosophy integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

“Our team of leaders demonstrates a ‘service-first’ attitude focused on delivering quantifiable results for patient outcomes,” said Chris Mackintosh, Chief Executive Officer of Turning Point Centers. “Our culture is one of compassion, and Vjollca Martinson, Chris Jaquis and David Buckley demonstrate the core values we expect from our team.  As we continue to work with individuals and their loved ones to create and sustain meaningful long-term recovery, I am confident the new members of the Turning Point leadership team will be instrumental in our success.”


About Turning Point Centers

Turning Point Centers is a long-standing leader of substance abuse and behavioral health treatment in the Intermountain West, providing a full continuum of care that includes evidence-based clinical and medical services. The company is dedicated to addressing behavioral health needs and enhancing treatment quality for adolescents and adults by delivering one-on-one care with masters level therapists and staff physicians – providing a lifetime of care, not episodes of treatment. Turning Point Centers’ focus on an individual’s long-term wellness includes engaging family members in nationally accredited treatment programs and ongoing recovery plans.

For more information visit www.turningpointcenters.com


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