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Pacific Child Welcomes Mark Dorenfeld as Chief Executive Officer


GREENWICH, CT and GLENDALE, CA – Pacific Child & Family Associates, LLC a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (“ABA”) therapy and ancillary services today announced the appointment of Mark Dorenfeld as Chief Executive Officer. Mark brings 14 years of behavioral healthcare experience in various roles with the Aspen Education Group out of Cerritos, California. Most recently, Mark oversaw the 14-site Western Region and provided leadership to a diverse set of high quality programs that included Residential Treatment Centers, Therapeutic Boarding Schools, and Outdoor therapeutic programs.

Adam Dolder, Chairman of Pacific Child said, “As the company has expanded its quality, multi-pronged service offering, geographical footprint, and payor base, we identified Mark as being an ideal candidate to help maintain that growth and further position Pacific Child as the preeminent ABA provider in the country. We welcome him aboard.”
Mark Dorenfeld added, “Pacific Child has a 23+ year track record of providing high quality services to children, parents, and their referral sources. I look forward to joining them in this evolving vision of providing care to children across the country.”

Currently the company is providing therapy to over 1100 children across the United States and continues to playing a leading role in the delivery of ABA. The company will continue to expand with the advent of an increasing number of children in need of therapy and the opening of funding sources with insurance mandates, state legislation, and others.

Dr. Ira Heilveil, after founding and leading the Company for 23 years into a preeminent company in the autism field, is transitioning from active day-to-day duties at the Company and has become Chairman Emeritus and Director of Research.

About Pacific Child & Family Associates

Founded in 1988, Pacific Child and Family Associates offers applied behavior analysis and other services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Pacific Child is committed to providing the highest quality, scientifically validated services, built on a foundation of respect for those we serve. The cornerstones Pacific Child’s work include family involvement, collaboration with other professionals, recruiting and retaining qualified staff and ensuring their success by providing the highest level of ongoing education and training. The Company currently serves children in 26 states and is providing services throughout the world.

About Great Point Partners

GPP, based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading health care investment firm with approximately $450 million of equity capital under management. The firm manages capital in public (the Biomedical Value Fund) and private equity funds (GPP I – a $156 million private equity fund). Great Point Partners has provided growth equity, growth recapitalization, and management buyout financing to more than 100 health care companies. The private equity fund invests in profitable companies across all sectors of the health care industry including behavioral health, biologics manufacturing, health care services, hospital outsourcing, information technology, life sciences, media and reagents, medical devices, specialty pharmaceuticals, and workers compensation. The firm pursues a proactive and proprietary approach to sourcing investments. Reach Great Point at 203-971-3300.

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