Senior Leadership Team

Chad Wable, FACHE, President & CEO

Chad is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 25 years’ experience leading in many healthcare settings including academic medical centers, community trauma centers, rural hospitals as well as faith-based, for-profit and nonprofit health systems. Chad is currently the President and CEO of ABH, Inc. in Middletown, CT, a leading healthcare services and solutions company for government agencies and healthcare providers. He is also the Founder and President of AspireResults, a healthcare advisory firm that supports healthcare companies, hospitals and health systems to improve financial performance, governance, culture and overall operations. Chad had led and worked with many high-performing boards and teams throughout the country. He understands what it takes to be successful.


Deena Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN, DFAAGP, Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Tampi is an accomplished senior healthcare executive with expertise in leadership, operations, financial oversight, clinical excellence, program growth, and strategic planning.  She is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Behavioral Health Advisory Group and served as Executive Vice President of Diamond Healthcare Corporation. Among many honors, she was appointed by Governor Malloy of Connecticut to the Oversight Council for Mental Health. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, a member of its Board, and Chairperson of its Membership Committee.  She has over 60 evidence-based publications and has co-authored and edited five academic text books.



Margie Barse, Chief People Officer

Marjorie Barse, Chief People Officer, has over 35 years of expertise in Human Resources and Operations.  Ms. Barse is a results-focused leader who delivers talent acquisition, retention and motivation solutions that help harness the full power of our most valuable assets – our people.  As a senior leader at ABH, she demonstrates commitment to ABH’s key initiatives by leading strategic and tactical efforts to acquire, engage, retain, and reward talent.  Throughout her career Marjorie Barse has held various leadership positions in the insurance and healthcare industries including serving as a leader on an Operations Review Team that reviewed offices across the country to provide consultative support in the areas of Operations and Human Resources.  Prior to coming to ABH Ms. Barse led a non-profit organization as the Chief Operating Officer/Leader of HR providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Marjorie has been a valuable member of the ABH team for 5 years and has demonstrated career progression within the organization.    

Kristin Bonilla, MS, LADC, AADC, CCS, Vice President of Programs

Kristin Bonilla, Vice President of Programs has over 30 years experience in a variety of behavioral health settings including Medication Assisted Treatment, Housing, Women’s services and culturally specific programs. She served as a senior leader in a community based non-profit for twenty-five years. Ms. Bonilla has been a licensed clinician for over two decades and holds an Advanced Addiction Counselor Credential. She is a surveyor and mentor with the Commission on Accreditation and Rehabilitation Facilities(CARF). Prior owner/founder of KBonilla New Hope Counseling, LLC. She has served on many local boards in leadership capacities throughout her career. In addition to clinical supervision she has expertise in program development, design and oversight. As a senior leader at ABH, she is responsible for ensuring that high quality services are delivered in a timely manner and that desired outcomes are met or exceeded. She brings an additional passion for diversity, equity and inclusion as well as gender specific programming.

Kellie Johansen, Interim Vice President, Program Development

Kellie Johansen has over 30 years of experience in organizational management, business development,  leadership coaching, and counseling.  She is recognized for her ability to integrate quality data and key clinical performance indicators to improve operational processes. Ms. Johansen received her MS and BS degrees in Human Services from Springfield College.



Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.

213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 638-5309
Fax: (860) 638-5302