STARS Behavioral Health Group

Bristol’s Kristina Paudler recently made her second placement this year for Stars Behavioral Health Group. Established in 1988, Stars Behavioral Health Group (“SBHG”) is a for-profit Behavioral Health organization with over 22 Program sites in California. SBHG created a new position, Chief Business Development Officer. The position called for someone who demonstrated both an understanding of government and community organizations dealing with a range of social services as well as the possession of business acumen related to program start-up, marketing, and business development.

Catherine Aquino is a great fit. Her tenure as Senior Director of Business Management for Sovereign Health Group and career experience in finance, operations, business development, and program management sealed the deal. Her resume describes her as an “Experienced Mental and Behavioral Health Executive with demonstrated ability to identify areas for improvement and increase service line efficiency.” In addition, Ms. Aquino has strong comprehension of DHCS licensure and regulatory requirements, Joint Commission, and CARF Accreditation.

Kristina Paudler, DirectorSays Paudler, “What also made this a successful placement was that SBHG set a positive precedent by discussing their needs and expectations, and providing a clear snapshot of what their goals and plans were for the person stepping into this role. SBHG representatives were clear and open about their company culture and dynamics of the Executive Team. They were consistent about updating me when changes were made to the responsibilities, and also did a great job of providing timely feedback and insight.”

SBHG’s programs and services reflect a rich culture of Total Quality Management, innovation, and outcomes of focused treatment models that draw upon the behavioral healthcare profession’s best practices including: clinical pathways, multidisciplinary assessment, treatment planning, service delivery, and social learning approach.


View Kristina Paudler’s LinkedIn profile here.

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