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Trent Iden

Trent Iden

As the Chief Growth Officer for Catalight, Trent supports our revenue, impact growth and long-standing relationship with Kaiser Permanente. He is also integral in new network building, business development and fostering relationships with new funding partners. Trent has a long history with our organization, starting at Catalight as a consultant in 2012 and then formally …

Tracy Gayeski

Tracy Gayeski, PsyD, MBA

Dr. Gayeski is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. She also has an MBA specializing in Healthcare Management. As the Chief Health Officer, Dr. Gayeski oversees the day-to-day clinical and administrative operations, provider network activities, as well as the Catalight Research Institute and Population …

Teri Keuhnast

Teri Kuehnast

Teri Kuehnast is the Chief Marketing & Impact Officer at Catalight. In this role, she combines her passion for employee communications, customer-centric marketing, public relations, advocacy and fundraising to advance Catalight’s vision to drive systemic change — creating a more just and equitable world where everyone feels they belong. In addition, Teri leads the Marketing …

Tara Kousha

Tara Kousha

As the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Advocate, Tara commits her time and energy to creating equitable system, structures and inclusive spaces for Catalight employees and the communities we serve. Tara began her career at Google focused on supporting education and equity programs for ministries of education, school systems and top research institutions across …

Susan Armiger

Susan Armiger

As President and CEO of Catalight, Susan’s primary focus is overseeing the continued growth of the organization’s existing scope of services, mainly in response to the unprecedented need for behavioral health services in Northern California. Susan began her career with Easterseals Louisiana over 17 years ago as Director of Case Management and eventually became Vice …

Simon Harris

Simon Harris

Simon Harris is Catalight’s Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, supporting all organizations in our family of companies. Simon has over 30+ years of experience in risk and compliance roles. He has held management positions in all three lines of defense in highly regulated industries. He is also a passionate advocate for quality, continuous process improvement …

Natalie Margolis

Natalie Margolis

As Chief Operating Officer at Catalight, Natalie leads People & Performance, Enterprise Applications, Real Estate & Facilities, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Quality. As part of her role, Natalie is focused on operationalizing organization-wide strategy — translating it into everyday execution to deliver meaningful impact while maximizing efficiency and minimizing cost. Natalie is also responsible …

Melanie Akins

Melanie Akins

Melanie is the Catalight Foundation’s Chief Development Officer. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both building development strategies and securing funds from a variety of donors. Previous accomplishments include being on the core team that created the American Heart Association’s women and heart disease initiative, “Go Red For Women” and its diabetes …

Li Ern

Li Ern Chen, MD, MSCS

Li Ern Chen is Catalight’s Chief Population Health Officer. She has over 15 years of experience in hands-on clinical and healthcare executive leadership. Most recently, Li Ern was Chief Medical Officer for Hospital and Community Care at ChenMed in Miami, Florida. Li Ern is a driven healthcare disruptor with a passion for cutting edge, value-based …

Doreen Samelson

Doreen Samelson, EdD, MSCP

Dr Doreen Samelson is a licensed clinical psychologist and author with 30 years of experience in healthcare as a practicing clinician, administrator and thought leader. Before joining Catalight, Dr Samelson was an Area Director for five mental health clinics with Kaiser Permanente where she also provided direct services to individuals with behavioral health needs. As …

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