Our Team

Our Team2018-11-16T12:18:14+00:00
David Morris, MBA
David Morris, MBAChief Executive Officer
David is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of healthcare management, strategy, market development, complex turnarounds and operational experience in the behavioral health industry. Prior to joining MindCare, he held a series of leadership roles at Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest hospital management companies in the US, during a career spanning almost a decade.

After directing the turnaround of UHS’ first hospital operation in Colorado, he became the CEO of a newly acquired hospital system in El Paso, Texas, where he rebuilt an effective management team and developed a strategic alliance with two major acute care health systems through the development of Psychiatric Emergency Room Assessment and Telepsychiatry services to EDs. David also served as Group CEO of multiple behavioral health facilities in the north Texas market. More recently, he was CEO of Denver Springs Hospital, a Springstone, Inc. operation, and successfully grew this startup into a leading behavioral health system in Colorado. David has a BA in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University, an MSW in clinical social work from the University of Arkansas, and an MBA from Colorado State University.

“Having spent most of my career in the behavioral health space, I am acutely aware of the challenges facing both patients and providers. Our goal at MindCare is to leverage evidence-based care pathways and emerging technologies to deliver the best quality care to our patients.”
Margaret D’Angelo, CPA
Margaret D’Angelo, CPAChief Operating Officer
Margaret D’Angelo is the Chief Operating Officer for MindCare Solutions, Inc. Margaret brings over 20 years of healthcare industry experience in finance, business development, project management, contracting, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining MindCare Solutions, Margaret was the CFO of Diabetes Care Group, an equity-backed healthcare services organization specializing in diabetes care management. From 2008 – 2012 Margaret served as the CFO of Valor Healthcare, a venture-backed healthcare services company that provided primary care and behavioral health services to veterans.

Previously, Margaret worked in the renal dialysis industry with Fresenius Medical Care N.A. as Vice President of Finance for the renal disease management division and served as Corporate Controller for Everest Healthcare Services. She began her professional career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.

“Throughout my career, it has been extremely rewarding to be a part of an organization whose mission is to improve the lives of patients by providing high-quality health care.  MindCare goes a step further to improve a patients’ ability to gain access to such care through its innovative delivery system.”
David Weiss, MD
David Weiss, MDChief Medical Officer
Dr. David Weiss is an accomplished board-certified psychiatrist with over 22 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator, and researcher. He has held numerous leadership roles in the public and private sector.

Dr. Weiss joins MindCare from Universal Health Services (UHS) in Colorado where he has held several leadership roles including Medical Director, Assistant Medical Director and Chief of Staff.

Along with David Morris, he was able to successfully transform the UHS facility from a start-up to a leader in the Colorado behavioral healthcare market.

Prior to joining UHS, Dr. Weiss was Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was attending psychiatrist at Denver Health Medical Center where he provided psychiatric services on the inpatient units, consultation services to the medical and surgical departments, and evaluations in the psychiatric emergency setting. He was actively involved in medical student and resident education and was chosen by the psychiatric residents to receive the Shore Award for outstanding teaching and resident support. Prior to Denver Health, Dr. Weiss was the co-medical director for a multistate, multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare delivery system. From that venture, he founded his own company where he successfully partnered with a national managed care company to develop quality programs to improve access to members and lower emergency room utilization.

With his broad training in medical and surgical care prior to beginning his psychiatric residency, Dr. Weiss has been an active consultant to his medical colleagues and frequently lectures on psychiatric topics both to the medical community and general public. He has been recognized as an expert in psychiatry providing expert testimony throughout the country. Dr. Weiss is a fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society.

He received his undergraduate degree with distinction in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed his medical degree at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and conducted clinical research into a range of psychiatric disorders including addiction, depression, and eating disorders.

“I am excited at the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that is at the forefront of redesigning behavioral health care pathways for the digital age. I am passionate about making an impact on the burgeoning mental health crisis in our communities.”
Stephen Faris
Stephen FarisVP of Technology
Since joining MindCare in 2015, Stephen has been responsible for the design and development of MindCare’s proprietary telemedicine platform for scheduling, patient management, and video conferencing. Stephen started his technology career as a systems engineer with Motorola, before joining Help4Life, a Nashville-based provider of web-based software solutions for chronic condition management for pediatric practices, psychologists/psychiatrists, and schools.

Following their acquisition by EBM Solutions in 2003, he became Chief Technology Officer at HealthGate Data Corp., a Software-as-a-Service provider of document management, patient education applications and evidence-based content for hospitals, where he was responsible for all technical facets of the company including product planning, software design and development, quality assurance, and IT infrastructure. Stephen subsequently held leadership and IT consultancy positions for a range of health IT companies, including DigiChart, where he designed a proprietary practice management software system for the OB/GYN sector; and Zynx Health, a California-based provider of evidence-based medical content and software for managing clinical documents. Stephen graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

I am passionate about using technology and analytics to support clinical best practices and deliver a seamless experience when and where people need it.
Jacob Orin, APN, DNP-PMHNP
Jacob Orin, APN, DNP-PMHNPDirector of Clinical Services
Prior to joining MindCare, Jacob worked with Amita Health in Chicago where he practiced inpatient, outpatient, day-hospitalization, and consultation psychiatry. He received a doctorate in nursing practice with an emphasis in psychiatry from Rush University where he founded and managed the critical care outreach team which he has presented on at AONE, UHC, and other conferences.

He has worked to establish best practice protocols in the field of psychiatric nursing and is committed to educating and empowering the patients he works with. In his hometown, he volunteers his time and expertise at a healing shelter for women and a transitional housing program.

Dr. Orin is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who sees patients across the lifespan, collaborating with providers and institutions to implement psychiatric care wherever there is a need.

Telepsychiatry is a proven method of increasing access to mental health but access isn’t enough. At Mindcare, we take the solution of telepsychiatry and elevate it by using the best providers, platforms, and programs and establish long-term relationships with patients and communities.
Yaima Alonso-Jeckell, MD
Yaima Alonso-Jeckell, MDMedical Director, Outpatient Services
Dr. Yaima Alonso-Jeckell is the Medical Director of Outpatient Services for MindCare. She has been a proud member of the MindCare team since 2016. Yaima is board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami (UM) and UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, respectively.

She completed her psychiatry residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout her training, she has worked with patients in geriatrics, student mental health, substance abuse, corrections and with the severely mentally ill. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a proud member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Originally from Cuba and having grown up in Miami, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

“I am incredibly proud and excited to be practicing on the cutting edge of mental health. Telebehavioral health will provide exceptional care in a future where technology will facilitate access to treatment.
Greg Williams, MD
Greg Williams, MDRegional Medical Director
Dr. Williams is a board-certified psychiatrist with 30 years of Military experience who joins MindCare following his retirement from the United States Air Force. Dr. Williams entered the United States Air Force in 1988 as an enlisted medic working in direct patient care areas that included neurology, family medicine, emergency medicine, and gastroenterology.

While serving on active duty, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Texas in 1999. Without a break in service, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2001 and attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Following medical school, he attended Psychiatry Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

During his career as a staff psychiatrist in the USAF, Dr. Williams served in various clinical and leadership advisory roles. These included Chief of the Medical Staff, serving as the medical authority of a multispecialty clinic; Flight Commander, leading mental health clinics in the day to day operations; Base Director of Psychological Health, serving as a consultant to wing commanders on mental health matters; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program Director, monitoring population metrics and overseeing the care and training of the mental health team in the provision of substance treatment; Personal Reliability and Presidential Support Program Competent Medical Authority, for the purpose of evaluating an individual’s suitability and fitness to work with Nuclear weapons and in support the President of the United States; and Traumatic Stress Response Team Chief, overseeing and supervising mental health teams’ responses to all-cause disasters.

Dr. Williams enjoys teaching and has given numerous didactic presentations to his colleagues and subordinates while in the USAF. He has also been a guest speaker in the community multiple times for the Texas Department of Health Services Suicide Prevention Summit and Champions for Children Conference in Abilene, Texas.

Patient safety and quality care in the setting of evidenced-based medical decision making is a must, but first we must treat all people with dignity and respect.

Board Members

Harry Jacobson, MD
Harry Jacobson, MDChairman
Dr. Jacobson is the Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds. Previously, Dr. Jacobson was Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University (CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (“VUMC”)). During Dr. Jacobson’s tenure, VUMC revenues grew from approximately $750 million to $2.5 billion; its Federally funded (NIH) research program moved from twenty-fourth to one of the top ten in the country; it opened over $1.0 billion of newly constructed facilities; it was recognized as a “most-wired” hospital as well as a U. S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital; and, most recently, it was recognized as a Fortune top-100 place to work. Importantly, in his role at VUMC he participated in the oversight of technology transfer operations that resulted in the creation of over 30 companies.

During the course of his career, Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded eight companies, including (i) Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world’s leading contact management software), which was acquired by Symantec (SYMC: NASDAQ); (ii) Renal Care Group (RCG: NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired by Fresenius Medical Care (FMS: NYSE); (iii) Ambulatory Services of America, a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider of dialysis and radiation oncology services; (iv) Cardiovascular Care Group, an integrated provider of cardiovascular services (and its predecessor Cardiovascular Services of America); (v) Quality Healthcare International, a manager/operator of international healthcare facilities in countries seeking 21st century health services for their citizens; (vi) digiChart, a healthcare information technology company focused on women’s health; (vii) Informatics Corporation of America, an early-stage healthcare informatics company creating electronic medical records for regional health information organizations, large healthcare systems, hospitals and multisite practices; and (viii) CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with 2 CE-approved and 1 FDA-approved products.

Previously Dr. Jacobson served on the Board of Directors of Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK: NYSE), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries and SpecialtyCare Inc., as well as on the Boards of several other healthcare companies. In 2002 he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician’s ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. Dr. Jacobson is also a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors.

Tania S. Malik, JD
Tania S. Malik, JDBoard Member
Ms. Malik is the founder of COPE Today, a telemental health company, which was acquired by Mindcare Solutions Group in 2013. She is an entrepreneur and a lawyer who has been in healthcare for 22 years and spent the last 15 focused on telemedicine solutions. She has held various positions ranging from an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Georgia to a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has built various businesses centered on connecting patients with physicians to increase access and improve outcomes including Vital Health Network which is implemented with Aetna.

She graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Georgia State University School of Law and a member of the bar in North Carolina and Georgia. She has won various awards for her entrepreneurial accomplishments. COPE Today was featured in Forbes and she has been quoted in various magazines including the Wall Street Journal and NY Times.

Donald Phillips
Donald PhillipsBoard Member
Mr. Phillips has more than 25 years of investment management experience managing large pools of pension assets in the capacity of both a limited and a general partner. He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WP Global Partners, a private equity company in Chicago managing over $2 billion in funds-of-funds and direct investments. Mr. Phillips founded and was Managing Partner of Ranieri Partners in New York City which is an institutional investment firm managing in excess of $3 billion in residential and commercial real estate (between 2005-2013).

From 1997 until 2005, Mr. Phillips was President of Forstmann-Leff International, Inc. (which he acquired with another partner), where he was responsible for the strategic process of building and managing the global investment management firm. Forstmann-Leff International was a multi-asset class institutional investment management firm with offices in Chicago, New York and Liverpool, England. The firm managed assets for high net worth individuals, pension funds and other institutions for almost 30 years with assets under management that exceed $8.5 billion. After selling his interest in Forstmann-Leff International, Inc., Mr. Phillips created a private equity firm and sold it to WestLB, a large German Bank. Mr. Phillips was the Chief Investment Officer and CEO for WestAM (U.S.) where he directed the investment strategy and oversaw WestAM’s approximately $3 billion portfolio in commitments to private equity funds, real estate, and direct investments. In addition, he was a member of WestAM’s Board of Directors.

From 1990 until 1997, Mr. Phillips was Chairman of Equity Institutional Investors where he was responsible for the formation of four real estate funds with equity commitments of over $2.5 billion. During the same time period at the Equity Group Investments, he was instrumental in establishing the $1.1 billion Zell/Chilmark Fund to buy good companies with bad balance sheets. This fund acquired seven public and private companies that have combined sales of $8 billion and over 50,000 employees.
Dr. Gordon is a board-certified psychiatrist with a subspecialty certification in psychosomatic (consultation liaison) medicine. He completed his MD at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and his psychiatry residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Tim Lyles
Tim LylesBoard Member
Thomas W. “Tim” Lyles is President of Mission City Management, Inc. and MedCare Investment Funds. Mr. Lyles has managed an investment portfolio for over 20 years, including both public and large private companies. He also serves on numerous for-profit and non-profit Boards of Directors. Mr. Lyles’ primary responsibility is President of a private holding company, which oversees both strategic and operational issues for various fund portfolios. Mr. Lyles has helped organize each fund in the MedCare Investment Funds group and has served as President of each fund since 1991. As a founding partner, Mr. Lyles was an active member of management in founding Renal Care Group along with Dr. Jacobson and the late Sam Brooks. Mr. Lyles, through his role as President of MedCare Investment Funds, has founded and established numerous healthcare companies. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Lyles was an Attorney with the law firm of Haynes and Boone in Dallas, Texas. During 1986 and 1987, he taught Real Estate Financing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 1983 to 1984, he was appointed a Briefing Attorney for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. In 1983, Mr. Lyles received his J.D., Cum Laude from SMU School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Lyles earned an accounting degree from Texas A & M University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1979. In addition, Mr. Lyles is a Certified Public Accountant and has written material for the Texas State Bar and has been a speaker for the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar.