ABA Centers is honored to announce that its CEO, Christopher Barnett, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations, bringing a wealth of expertise and a deep commitment to exceedingly improving the healthcare experience of children and their families.
Mr. Barnett is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience creating, buying, growing, and selling companies, with more than a decade of leadership concentrated within the healthcare space. He has applied the vast experience he gained owning and growing over a dozen healthcare assets to ABA Centers, a family-inspired passion project that has become his professional pièce de resistance to date.
ABA Centers is a vertically integrated behavioral healthcare organization that provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy services to children with autism spectrum disorder through a play-based approach rooted in positive reinforcement. The company currently serves families throughout 22 service areas in 9 states as of December 2023, with plans to rapidly and strategically expand nationwide.
In launching ABA Centers, Mr. Barnett sought to fill a substantial need due to the disparity of ABA providers and kiddos with autism, who deserve compassionate and comprehensive behavioral care. As a space disruptor, ABA Centers has sustained exponential growth by offering a unique value proposition that includes drastically reduced wait lists and exceptional, internally trained clinicians and staff.
As a founder of his latest venture, CurativeAI, Mr. Barnett seeks to transform the healthcare space even further with next-generation artificial intelligence technology, security, and expertise.
“You never want anything bad to happen to your kids, but if it does, you want a place like Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital just down the street,” said Mr. Barnett. “Like ABA Centers, the hospital understands that the ‘Power of Play’ is a healing force, and I am grateful to utilize my professional dexterity and mobilize my personal connections for an organization with a like-minded mentality. Together, we will ensure that families continue to have access to the comprehensive scope of healthcare services and child-friendly atmosphere that has made JDCH a world-class healthcare facility for more than three decades.”
“We’re fortunate to add Chrisopher Barnett to our Board of Directors,” said Kevin Janser, President of the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations. “His philanthropic efforts on our behalf will help deliver programs and services that improve lives for those at our hospitals.”
About the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations
The Memorial Foundation (www.mhs.net/about/foundation ) and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation (https://www.jdch.com/give-back) raise funds philanthropically to assist patients, families, and to underwrite the cost of programs, facilities, and equipment within the Memorial Healthcare System. To learn more or make a donation, please call 954.265.3454 or visit them online.