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Stephen   Odom,

 A distinguished healthcare and addiction treatment professional with more than 25 years of expertise in the field, Dr. Odom serves as the President, CEO and Chief Clinical Officer of New Vista Behavioral Health, the parent company of Simple Recovery and Infinity Treatment Centers. He holds a Bachelors degree in Organizational Behavior, a Masters in Experimental Psychology, a Masters and PhD candidacy in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate (PhD) with a focus in Healthcare Administration. He is also an LMFT in the state of California. At Simple Recovery, he helped guide, design and implement a unique treatment model. Previously, he held several titles, including Director of Program Development for CRC Health, administrative and clinical director at various chemical dependency treatment centers and hospitals in California, including Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and El Camino Hospital in the San Francisco Bay area.