DURHAM, N.C. – (Jan. 4, 2019) – Veritas Collaborative, a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders, kicked off the new year by appointing Mark Bower, MA, LPC, as senior director of professional relations.
In his new role, Bower holds responsibility for both the Professional Relations Management and Intake departments. He is tasked with the development of relationships between specialists, providers and patients to create a collaborative environment that helps generate positive patient outcomes. Bower will also work jointly with the company’s intake director to guide a team of intake professionals in connecting potential patients and/or their families to an appropriate level of care during the admissions process. In steering both teams toward success, Bower’s end goal is to provide families with enhanced access to care for those struggling with eating disorders.
Mark Bower, MA, LPC
Veritas Collaborative Senior Director of Professional Relations
Bower adds a wealth of operational expertise to the Veritas team and brings 25 years of behavioral health experience in both clinical and administrative roles, predominantly in the treatment of eating disorders. Before accepting his current role, Bower served in a variety of leadership roles throughout his career where he held responsibility for multisite supervision, operations and business development.
“I’m thrilled to join such a mission-driven team that works daily to improve the lives of others,” said Bower. “The Veritas team’s commitment to education and collaboration combined with evidenced-based practices and compassionate care is exciting. Their practical and deeply compassionate application of medical data and empirical studies in the lives of those entrusting their care to Veritas is something I’m proud to represent.”
Bower received his bachelor’s degree from Messiah College and a Master’s of Human Development & Family Relations/Marital & Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut. He is a licensed professional counselor and recently relocated to North Carolina from Arizona with his family.
About Veritas Collaborative
Veritas Collaborative is a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders. Veritas provides a range of individualized, evidence-based services for patients 8 years of age and older, including inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care in a gender-neutral and inclusive environment. Veritas envisions a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure. Our multidisciplinary teams of treatment professionals include physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, therapists, nurses, teachers, culinary team members and therapeutic assistants.