University Park Behavioral Health’s Executive Team
Paul Auchterlonie, CEO
Paul Auchterlonie has over 25 years in the behavioral healthcare and propriety education industries. From his summer job in college working with adolescents in foster care and residential treatment, to managing full turnarounds as CEO regional and national multi-million dollar behavioral healthcare companies, Paul has always tried to help individuals and organizations reach potential. His expertise includes organizational turnaround leadership, strategy, marketing and program development.
Paul has worked for Harvard University, The Brown Schools, Aspen Education Group (pre-CRC acquisition) and other leaders in the field. He has spent the past 7 years successfully turning around companies in the behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment space. In addition to appreciating and leading the challenges of organizational change, he enjoys helping individuals launch new, healthy, and engaged lives. Being the CEO of a company focusing on detox, assessment and treatment is an honor and a job he takes personally.
Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and a Masters in Psychology and Management from Harvard University. He resides in Austin, TX with the woman of his dreams. He enjoys running, tennis, golf, wake surfing and beach time on the Pacific. His proudest “accomplishment” is being an involved dad to his three daughters and son—who are now all teenagers.
Manny Nsien, MHA, ACHE, COO
Manny began his career working as an Operations Consultant within several Emergency Rooms across the United States. During his time as an Ops. Consultant, Manny acquired extensive experience in EHR system implementation, Operations Management, Managerial Finance, and Continuous Quality Improvement. His primary focus was on improving quality and throughput within the ER and improving patient experience , which led to improved Core Quality Measures, leading to increased Hospital reimbursements. He later began working with Elements Behavioral Health, with the focus on utilizing data analytics to improve payer relations, revenue cycle management, treatment outcomes and the patient experience. He has a key specialty in developing strong teams to execute financial objectives while developing a culture that is highly patient-centric.
Manny’s passion and goal for the Behavioral Health industry is to reduce the stigma towards treatment and improve patient equity and knowledge on the different modalities of treatment.
When Manny is not at work, he is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He also enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling to Mexico to visit ancient ruins. He received a B.S. degree in Bio Immunology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from George Washington University.
Arika Isaacson, Chief Revenue Officer/Payor Relations
Arika brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry ranging from customer service, client management, pharmacy, behavioral health, compliance, and revenue cycle management.
She was born and raised in the Austin, Texas area but has since traveled from coast to coast expanding her knowledge within the industry. Arika attended California State University Chico, where her focus was applied psychology. She also holds certifications in Billing and Coding, HIPAA Compliance, as well as Utilization Review.
Arika’s passion is to be able to deliver a high standard of care with an exceptional level of service from start to finish. Outside of the office, Arika spends her time outdoors with her family, expressing herself artistically, and whipping up delicious options in the kitchen.
Joshua Walker, Vice President of Client and Professional Services
Josh is a Colorado native, who transitioned to the behavioral health field after a decade in corporate America. He has held positions in business development, operations, admissions, and case management. Josh attended the University of Colorado, where he studied business and finance. Josh’s passion to help others comes from his family’s own journey through addiction and into recovery. Leading a team of caring professionals who help connect individuals and families to the care they need is an honor. In his free time, you can find Josh in the kitchen, at the yoga studio, traveling and maintaining his ranking as World’s Best Uncle.