Dr. Nathan A. Velez

Dr. Nathan A. Velez
Vice President of Clinical Services

As our VP of Clinical Services and Interim Executive Director at our Chandler Campus, Nathan comes to Buena Vista with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a focus on behavioral health, academic instruction, operations management, and patient focused care. After obtaining his PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, he recently served as the Sr. Director of Clinical Integration/Operations at an integrated complex care center.

Nathan has led in the development and expansion of programs throughout Arizona including the launch of the first Assertive Community Treatment Teams in HCIC Network, Crisis Stabilization Centers in Northern Arizona, and a rural transitional substance abuse facility campus.

Some of his key accomplishments include: leading in the development and opening of two fully integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) centers in Tucson and Phoenix, securing over $500,000 in funding from state target grant funding, and working on corporate strategies, program development and implementation, staff development and corporate culture, and overall corporate strategy. 

In addition to his current role at Buena Vista, Nathan also holds adjunct positions at both Northern Arizona University and Grand Canyon University.

Return to Staff