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Brian Davis Named CEO of Professional Counseling Associates

Springdale, Arkansas (March 2, 2021) -- Arisa Health has announced that Counseling Associates, Inc. CEO Brian Davis will assume the responsibilities of CEO at Professional Counseling Associates in addition to remaining as CEO of Counseling Associates. 

Brian Davis is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and has been the Chief Executive Officer at Counseling Associates in Conway since 2017. Previously, he served as CEO at WellStone Behavioral Health in Huntsville, Alabama from 2005-2017 and was employed at Ozark Guidance Center in Springdale from 1985-2005. Brian is the current Board Vice-President for the Mental Health Council of Arkansas and is a past-President of the Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards.

Regarding his expanded responsibilities, Brian says, “I am excited to join the team at Professional Counseling Associates and look forward to working with the Board and serving the people of Pulaski, Lonoke, and Prairie counties. Our affiliation with Arisa Health gives us access to resources that will support and enhance the outstanding work of our dedicated and caring staff. We look forward to helping transform our communities one life at a time.”

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Ozark Guidance Receives Grant for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Ozark Guidance, an affiliate of Arisa Health, a $4,000,000 expansion grant to develop a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program over the next two years.

The funds will be used for outreach and new service availability for underserved communities such as the Latinx and Marshallese populations in Northwest Arkansas. Additionally, the grant will support new evidence-based specialized services such as Assertive Community Treatment.

Ozark Guidance Vice President Dr. Jared Sparks said of the grant, “We have data from several recent community needs assessments that underscore the importance of recognizing and addressing health disparities in Northwest Arkansas. Our collective experience with COVID further informs the need for targeted outreach programs that will improve access to care. The CCBHC grant will do just that by creating a new and accessible space for the underserved to receive expert care”.

Arisa Health CEO Dr. Laura Tyler added, “We are grateful for this opportunity to enhance behavioral health services in the area and look forward to working in collaboration with others to bring integrated care to individuals with the ultimate goal of a holistic focus on improved health for all.”

Arisa Health announces acquisition of Searcy facility

Arisa Health announces acquisition of Searcy facility

Springdale-based nonprofit Arisa Health has finalized a deal to purchase the Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center in Searcy. Arisa Health announced the acquisition Wednesday (Oct. 7). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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