Travis Atkinson, MS, LPC
TBD Solutions LLC (MI)
Travis has worked in the behavioral health field for the past 15 years. A fierce advocate for efficient, equitable, and cost-effective emergency psychiatric care, Travis has partnered with providers and payers across the country to find meaningful solutions to some of health care’s most challenging issues. Travis has sought out opportunities to infuse mental health treatment and music, bringing musical self-expression groups into psychiatric hospitals and crisis facilities. A native Michigander, Travis enjoys writing and performing music, coaching his daughters’ basketball teams, attending concerts, and stacking pills in the original Nintendo's Dr. Mario. He has traveled to 47 of the 50 states, and he hopes to one day perfect the two-fingered whistle. Travis received his BS in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and his MS in Human Services/Counseling from National-Louis University. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and three daughters.
Dan Maccia, Psy.D.
Vice President, Conference Committee Co-Chair
Vice President of Residential Services
Community Research Foundation (CA)
Dan Maccia, Psy.D. is a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Vice President of Residential Services at Community Research Foundation (CRF) located in San Diego. In this role, he oversees an integrated system of seven regionally located, research-vetted, crisis residential programs called Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START). Dan was introduced to the crisis residential model and the CRF START programs as a practicum student while completing his Doctorate degree. He quickly recognized the impact these programs had on individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis, accepted a direct service position following his practicum, and then quickly worked his way into crisis residential management. Today, Dan has over 19 years of experience working in crisis residential services and has dedicated his career to this important level of care. He has presented both locally, statewide, and nationally on the START program model.
Marty Purdy, MA, LPAT,
Treasurer, Conference Committee Co-Chair
Director of Child Crisis Services
As the Director of Child Crisis Services for Centerstone in Louisville, KY, Marty oversees an array of intensive outpatient, mobile crisis, crisis in-home and school based, and residential crisis stabilization services. Marty has over 26 years of clinical experience with over 23 years focused in the delivery and administration of crisis services. The programs overseen by Marty divert 98% of the clients they serve from higher, more restrictive, levels of care. Marty attributes a great deal of this success to the retention of strong, well trained, mission driven staff. Marty enjoys playing music in a cover band on the weekends, hanging out with his family, and working in his woodshop in his free time.
Program Director (CO)
Jaime Brewer, Director of Crisis Services, has been working in the behavioral health field since 2010. Jaime received her Bachelor of Art’s in Psychology from Colorado College and her Master’s in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Jaime’s interest in and passion for helping others has lead her to the crisis behavioral health field. Jaime has provided services to refugees in Denver, created a community mental health training program with The Carter Center in Liberia, Africa, provided in-home therapy services to kids and teens at risk of being removed from the home, and most recently has provided leadership at various levels for Crisis Behavioral Health Services. She currently serves as the Program Director at a Colorado Community Mental Health Center. Jaime balances her work and home life with her husband, newborn baby, and 2 dogs by taking walks with her family, enjoying movies, reading and relaxing at home.
Training & Education Committee Chair
Director of Community and Adult Residential Services
Netcare Access (OH)
Elan Javanfard, LMFT
Communications & Marketing Committee Chair
Associate Director of Residential Services
Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services (CA)
Elan Javanfard is a Psychotherapist (LMFT # 87054) who specializes in reintegrating the whole self, by utilizing present focused methods of discovery and coping. Mr. Javanfard is the Associate Division Director of Crisis Residential Services at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services located in Los Angeles County, California. In his role he oversees 24 crisis residential beds and 40 substance recovery beds with clients experiencing diverse mental health and substance issues, with goals of crisis stabilization and hospital diversion. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of
Education & Psychology.
Peter Hilen, LMFT
Administrator of TREEhouse Central
Telecare Corporation, (CA)
Peter Hilen, LMFT has worked in the field of behavioral health for 15 years. After graduating in 2005 with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, Peter began working in the field of adolescent and adult substance abuse case management, family therapy, and individual therapy at Chapman Medical Center. In 2007 Peter joined Saddleback College in the Health and Human Services department teaching the Crisis Intervention and Practicum Site seminar. From 2007 to 2012 Peter managed a variety of program types including inpatient Substance Abuse, Outpatient Substances Abuse, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatric, and Adult Crisis Residential Programs. Peter currently chairs the Telecare Residential Standardization Group and has assisted in the start-up of several newly established Crisis Residential Programs in Contra Costa County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Peter has participated on several community and privately held corporate boards such as the Salvation Army in Los Angeles, the Orange County Substance Abuse Network, and the A.F. Gilmore Company in Los Angeles. Since 2012 Peter has been the Program Administrator for The Telecare Treehouse Central location in Orange County. Peter Lives with his wife and 3 children in Orange County and is an avid hockey fan.