Executive Management Team


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Dan-RanieriDan Ranieri, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer; 30+ years of behavioral health experience, 20+ in executive leadership; Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University; B.S. from Arizona State (Psychology) and Penn State University (Biology). Enjoys coaching daughter’s softball team, horseback riding, and competitive athletics.
Kathy-WellsKathy Wells, B.S., Vice President and Chief Operations Officer; 25+ years of experience in health care administration; B.S. in Business from Georgia State University. Responsible for overall corporate operations, including RBHA contracts, corporate compliance, HIPAA, facilities, MIS, and employee training. Enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Personal mantra: Excellence. Personal philosophy: It is what it is.
Michael-PrudenceMichael Prudence, B.S., Chief Financial Officer; 25+ years of financial management in the health care field in both government and private sectors; responsible for all corporate finance and accounting functions, including payroll and budget; B.S. in Accountancy from University of Arizona. Enjoys cooking and hiking.
cai_wenWenhui Cai, M.D., Ph.D, Chief Medical Officer; Board Certified Psychiatrist with extensive experience in all areas of psychiatry and medical management; M.D. from Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China; Ph.D in Neuroscience from Wayne State University. Served as the medical director for Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health System. In addition to duties at La Frontera Center, is clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and has authored two books on the topics of psychiatry education.
Douglas-LongDouglas Long, Ph.D., Executive Director, La Frontera Center, Inc.; responsible for administration of clinical operations, risk management, research and evaluation, and privileging and credentialing; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology; B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles.