Embark Behavioral Health Announces New Chief Clinical Officer

Company Strengthens Leadership Team With Seasoned Clinical Expert and Appoints CCO

CHANDLER, Ariz. — February 16, 2024 — Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of mental health treatment programs for youths, young adults, and their families, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Sharnell Myles, licensed psychotherapist, certified clinical trauma professional, and diversity and equity leader.

“We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotion of Dr. Sharnell Myles to the position of Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) at Embark Behavioral Health. Dr. Myles has been an integral part of our organization since 2020, demonstrating exceptional leadership and expertise, and I am confident that she will excel in her new role,” said Embark CEO Alex Stavros.

Dr. Myles currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations, where she oversees all outpatient clinics on the East Coast. During her tenure, she showcased remarkable clinical and operational skills, notably spearheading the opening of Embark’s first clinic. Under her guidance, the clinic became a recognized leader in addressing the youth mental health crisis in Atlanta. Over the past three years, her leadership in our Atlanta programs, service on our Clinical Advisory Council, and beyond, has fostered a culture of care, yielding impressive results.

In this new role, Dr. Myles will report to CEO, Alex Stavros, and be a member of the Stewards team. She will relocate to Phoenix, AZ the Summer of 2024. The Stewards have begun developing a transition plan to ensure that East Coast operations remain a priority. Dr. Myles will continue leading operations as she moves into her new role and her successor is onboarded. In addition, Dr. Myles has formed a transition team that includes current leaders to ensure that the Atlanta programs continue to operate as usual.

As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Myles will assume oversight of clinical operations, clinical models, compliance, safety, quality, curriculum development, and the implementation of new standards and treatments. Her mission is to ensure consistency across all our programs, aligning with our core purpose of Creating Joy and Healing Generations.

In her new role, Dr. Myles will prioritize clinical quality, training, research, therapist retention, program completion rates, external relations, and overall clinical services. She will guide clinical mentorship, development, and supervision, maintaining the highest standards of care and professionalism both internally and externally.

Furthermore, Dr. Myles will oversee program quality and safety, including involvement with our outcomes platform. In partnership with our existing Support Clinical, Compliance, Safety leaders, she will establish and maintain compliance and training systems to ensure that our organization operates with the utmost reliability, striving for zero harm and continuous improvement.

Dr. Myles’s extensive background as a licensed psychotherapist, certified clinical trauma professional, and diversity and equity leader uniquely positions her to lead our clinical teams effectively. Her dedication to youth services and advocacy has made a significant impact throughout the U.S. and abroad, and we are fortunate to have her expertise guiding our clinical initiatives.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Sharnell Myles on her promotion to Chief Clinical Officer. Her leadership will undoubtedly propel us forward as we continue to strive toward our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) to lead the way in reversing our youth mental health crisis.

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Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of outpatient centers and residential programs offering premier mental health treatment for preteens, teens, and young adults. Dedicated to its big mission of reversing the trends of teen and young adult anxiety, depression, and suicide by 2028, Embark offers a robust continuum of care with different levels of service and programming; has a deep legacy of over 25 years serving youths; works with families to adjust treatment in real time to improve results; treats the entire family using an evidence-supported approach; and offers the highest levels of quality care and safety standards. For more information about Embark or its treatment programs, including virtual services, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), residential treatment, and outdoor therapy, visit embarkbh.com.