Leadership & Staff

Meet the BrightView leadership team committed to changing lives through addiction treatment that works.

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Smith

Mr. Smith is one of the founders of BrightView and handles daily operations, corporate compliance, legal representation, corporate strategy, and enterprise technology and infrastructure. He is also an attorney and certified HIPAA security professional who has focused his career on healthcare operations, technology and compliance. Prior to joining BrightView, he co-founded a series of healthcare technology companies where he managed technical and professional service teams, oversaw business development and sales, and acted as the privacy officer. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Northern Kentucky University, College of Health Informatics, where he teaches courses focused on the intersection of law and healthcare technology. Mr. Smith obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, Master of Science in Health Informatics from Northern Kentucky University, and his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law.

President & Chief Medical Officer

Shawn A. Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM, ABAM

Chief Medical Officer - Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM, ABAM

Dr. Shawn Ryan originally trained as an emergency physician at the University of Cincinnati and simultaneously obtained his MBA while completing his residency.

For over 12 years, Dr. Ryan has practiced in the Greater Cincinnati area, and for part of that period, he functioned as a hospital administrator (Department Chairman of Quality and Patient Safety).  During this time, he became acutely aware of the issue of heroin/opioid abuse in the region and for the past 7 years has been working tirelessly to make a difference in his community.

Dr. Ryan serves on many regional, state, and national committees/workgroups focused on turning the tide of this epidemic. He is the immediate-past president of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine and the current Chair Legislative Advocacy for ASAM.

Dr. Ryan is very excited to continue to work in the field of addiction medicine and to have the opportunity to substantially impact the treatment needs of our region.

Dr. Ryan is one of the founders of BrightView and is responsible for strategic development, alignment of operations and medical practice, clinical and outcomes research, and maintaining focus on the mission and vision of the company. He is both a board-certified addiction specialist and emergency physician.

Chief Clinical Officer

Navdeep Kang, Psy.D., HSP, CGP

Dr. Kang is a psychologist and the Chief Clinical Officer for BrightView Health.  After spending over five years leading all behavioral health services for Mercy Health, the largest health system in Cincinnati, Dr. Kang joined BrightView for the opportunity to develop, implement, and research best-practices in addiction treatment and to add to the growing national conversation about what constitutes quality service delivery and positive outcomes in addiction medicine.  He leads BrightView’s contributions to the evolving national definition of quality service delivery and demonstrable outcomes in addiction medicine. He has devoted his professional efforts to advancing healthcare access and quality, particularly as related to                 behavioral health.

Dr. Kang was selected by President and Mrs. Obama for the Obama Foundation’s inaugural Fellowship class for his leadership in treating addiction collaboratively with partners across the healthcare system. In addition to serving on the National Quality Forum’s Technical Expert Panel on Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder and being appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to a four-year term on the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council, Dr. Kang is a prolific media presence. His editorial pieces on addiction treatment services, policy, and science have been featured by the Huffington Post UK, London School of Ecomonics, The Hill, and local news outlets across the Midwest.  He also makes regular live television appearances to share his expertise on behavioral health and wellness and has been feautured on PBS Newshour.

Dr. Kang lives in Kentucky with his wife and four young children.

Chief Development Officer

Dylan Jackson, MBA

Mr. Jackson brings his experience investing in the private equity markets and leading growth in operating companies to BrightView, where he leads new facility growth, corporate development, outreach, and marketing. Prior to joining BrightView, he was an investment professional at Orchard Holdings Group and The Sterling Group. Before that, he worked at Procter and Gamble as a capital projects manager and a new product delivery leader. Mr. Jackson has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Chief Financial Officer

Brad Barker, MBA

Mr. Barker ensures BrightView’s financial health so we can continue to provide comprehensive care to those in need. Prior to joining BrightView, he spent over 10 years assisting in the growth and success of small and middle market companies. He believes BrightView’s compassionate, evidence-based approach to care is what people need in addiction treatment services. Mr. Barker has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Schodrof

Mr. Schodrof joined BrightView as Chief Operating Officer after playing an integral operations role as he helped ATI Physical Therapy grow to nearly 900 clinics nationwide.  He began his career as a clinician, serving patients in both hospital and independent outpatient settings.  He believes strongly that utilizing research to develop an individualized treatment program, along with providing excellent customer service, is a winning formula in healthcare and is happy to have found a home at Brightview where the mission aligns with this approach.  Mr. Schodrof leverages his expertise to promote process improvement, org chart structuring, and leadership development.  This helps ensure consistency at each center so that every patient has the same great experience and quality outcome regardless of which BrightView center they visit.  Mr. Schodrof earned his Masters of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University.

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