• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Mendi  Baron

CEO and founder of Evolve Treatment Centers and is a teen advocate and expert on how to start the conversation on critical issues that impact today’s teens. Before launching Evolve Treatment Centers, Mendi conceived and built, from the ground up, successful, high end adolescent residential and outpatient programs in Los Angeles. The son of a Rabbi, eldest of 11 children, he is a part-time rock musician, cantor, and father of two.