Meet Our Leadership Team

We are a group of passionate professionals

Trey Carter

Founder, CEO

Trey Carter is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Summit BHC. Mr. Carter was formerly the CEO of Acadia Healthcare and has spent over 18 years in the behavioral healthcare industry. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Carter held various executive level positions with Universal Health Services, Charter Behavioral Health System and Tanner Behavioral Health.

Karen Prince

President & Chief Marketing Officer

Karen Prince is a founder and the President and CMO for Summit BHC. Ms. Prince was formerly the COO of Acadia Healthcare and has spent over 20 years in the behavioral healthcare industry. Prior to joining Acadia, Ms. Prince held various executive level positions with Universal Health Services and Charter Behavioral Health System.

Jeff Barnett

COO

Jeff Barnett is the Chief Operating Officer of Summit BHC. Mr. Barnett was formerly a Division President for Acadia Healthcare, with experience overseeing facilities in 8 states. Prior to joining Acadia, he held facility CEO positions for Universal Health Services and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. His 19 years in the behavioral healthcare industry includes various administrative and clinical roles in private practice, outpatient services and inpatient services.

Chuck Edwards

Founder, CFO

Chuck Edwards is a founder and the Chief Financial Officer of Summit BHC. Mr. Edwards was formerly a Principal at Waud Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Waud Capital was the majority owner of Acadia Healthcare, and Mr. Edwards was a member of the board of directors and oversaw the firm’s investment in the company.

Danny Carpenter

Executive VP of Financial Operations

Danny Carpenter, Executive Vice President of Financial Operations, was formerly Vice President and Division CFO for Acadia Healthcare and has spent over 25 years in the healthcare industry with 18 years in the behavioral healthcare industry. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Carpenter held various executive level positions with med/surg healthcare care systems, large, for-profit long-term care companies, and Charter Behavioral Health System.

Lisa Smith

VP of Human Resources

Lisa Smith is Vice President of Human Resources of Summit BHC. Ms. Smith was formerly the Corporate Director of Human Resources for Acadia Healthcare and has over 14 years of experience. Prior to joining Acadia, Ms. Smith previously held several other upper-level management positions and previously worked with Mr. Carter and Ms. Prince at Universal Health Services.

Jill Shrader

VP of Quality & Compliance

Jill Shrader is Vice President of Quality and Compliance of Summit BHC. Ms. Shrader has worked in the field of acute and residential addiction and psychiatric care for over 25 years. Ms. Shrader was most recently a Corporate Regional Clinical Director for Acadia Healthcare and formerly the Corporate Director of Quality. Ms. Shrader additionally held various upper-management level positions with Universal Health Services and Charter Behavioral Health System.

K Anderson

VP of Admission Center Operations

K Anderson is Vice President of Admission Center Operations for Summit BHC and brings years of analytics, management and systems development experience to his current position. Prior to joining the team, K spent 6 years with Foundations Recovery Network and developed departments, reporting mechanisms, processes and established procedures for the company. Previously, Mr. Anderson managed growth campaigns for company’s such as Coca Cola and Nationwide Studios.

Max Spiegel

VP of Digital Strategies

Max Spiegel is Vice President of Digital Strategies for Summit BHC and brings more than 20 years experience on all levels of digital marketing through positions in multiple industries as well as owning and operating his own website design and hosting firm. Prior to joining the team, Max served in the role of Director of Marketing and Technology for St. Joseph Institute since 2013. In that role, Max developed and maintained SJI’s website, social media and digital marketing strategy and was responsible for facility branding and all media and marketing strategies and initiatives.