ReVIDA Recovery Centers Announces Evan Norton as Chief Financial Officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ReVIDA Recovery Centers CEO Lee Dilworth today announced the addition of Evan Norton as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ReVIDA, Norton served as a Vice President within Raymond James’ Health Care Investment Banking practice. While at Raymond James, Norton advised on private and public financings as well as M&A transactions totaling over $1.0 billion of enterprise value. Previously, Norton served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) within Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice in Nashville.

“Evan has built a reputation as one of the leading financial minds in Nashville’s healthcare sector” said ReVIDA Recovery Centers CEO Lee Dilworth. “We’re excited for Evan to join ReVIDA and bring his talents to our growing team. Evan will play a key role as ReVIDA expands and supports even more patients in reclaiming their lives from opioids.”

Norton brings a unique blend of investment banking and public accounting experience serving clients ranging from middle-market growth companies like ReVIDA to several of the nation’s largest public healthcare operators.

“ReVIDA is committed to excellence at every level. I’m proud to join a company that sets the gold standard for behavioral healthcare in the communities it serves” said ReVIDA Recovery Centers CFO Evan Norton.

“ReVIDA continues to establish the bar for treating opioid use disorder in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia,” said ReVIDA Recovery Centers Board Chair Marty Rash. “I am confident Evan is the right person to shepherd ReVIDA into our next chapter as we help more communities recover from this epidemic.”

“Evan brings a wealth of experience and a sterling reputation in Nashville’s competitive healthcare industry,” said ReVIDA Recovery Centers Board Member Byron Smith. “We’re proud to have him on our team and I look forward to seeing how ReVIDA continues to expand under his leadership.”

Board of Directors:

ReVIDA’s Board of Directors include Nashville businessmen representing the vast spectrum of the healthcare industry:

Martin Rash is a director of LifePoint Health and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RCCH HealthCare Partners. Prior to the forming of RCCH, Mr. Rash was Chairman and CEO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of Province Healthcare, a $1 billion NYSE company that owned 21 hospitals and managed more than 50 facilities. Prior to his tenure at Province Healthcare, Mr. Rash served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Community Health Systems where he led the growth of the company from 10 to 41 hospitals in 17 states. Earlier in his 39-year healthcare career, he worked at numerous community hospitals in various executive, administrative, and financial roles. Mr. Rash’s experience and leadership includes membership on the development team of the largest hospice company in the country and a long-term board seat on the largest Medicare Advantage program in the United States. He is a past chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals. He holds both a bachelor’s and MBA from Middle Tennessee State University.

Byron Smith is Managing Director at the Nashville venture capital firm, Mountain Group Partners. He serves or has served on the board of directors for healthcare services firms Aspire Health (a leading community-based palliative care provider, currently operating in 25 states), Preferral (a web-based platform for managing and scheduling patient referrals), and ORIG3N (a genetics testing provider). He also is an investor and serves of on the boards of other technology, agricultural, and life sciences firms. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith held senior marketing and operations roles at Asurion, Verizon, Excite@Home, and AT&T. Smith earned an MBA from the University of Chicago: Booth School of Business.

Dave Cooley, principal at Cooley Public Strategies. With more than 25 years in public service, market positioning, and healthcare public affairs, Mr. Cooley served as Deputy Governor to Governor Bredesen from 2003 to 2007. As Deputy Governor, Mr. Cooley served as lead strategist for the administration’s agenda on public policy issues including healthcare. Prior to that, Mr. Cooley served as Chief of Staff to the mayor of Metro Nashville.

Lee Dilworth, CEO, is a healthcare business and legal executive with three decades of experience advising and growing Nashville-based healthcare companies. He is passionate about patient care, clinical excellence and regulatory compliance.

ReVIDA Recovery Centers, LLC

ReVIDA Recovery Centers, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare company that incorporates medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opioid use disorder, empowers each patient to reclaim the life they once had before experiencing addiction. A committed member of the community at-large, ReVIDA is dedicated to working with first responders, public health officials, non-profits, local law enforcement and broader community citizens to restore health and vibrancy to the communities ReVIDA serves.  With a leadership team that brings together expertise across the healthcare spectrum, ReVIDA creates the standard of excellence for behavioral healthcare in the region. For more information about ReVIDA Recovery Centers, please visit www.ReVidaRecovery.com.