David Young, MBA
David Young, MBA, brings more than 30 years of executive experience in technology, new product development, and strategic planning in the health and human service field to the OPEN MINDS team. In addition to holding executive-level positions at prominent healthcare organizations, Mr. Young has also co-developed several start-up organizations. He has extensive experience in the telemedicine field, specifically working with autism, children and adolescents, corrections, and long-term care markets.
Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Young served as the Chair of the Board and the Chief Marketing Officer of Raiven Healthcare in Tennessee. In this position, he provided leadership and strategic vision for the cutting-edge artificial intelligence company. While leading the Board, he also served as the Chief Marketing Officer, providing direction in branding and imaging in the marketplace. Together, Mr. Young and the Chief Executive Officer oversaw the budgeting process and developed the direction of the board policy.
Previously, Mr. Young served as the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of MindCare Solutions Group, Inc., a national telemedicine organization providing telepsychiatry and tele-primary care to institutional providers. In these roles, Mr. Young designed the corporate structure and directly managed sales, account management, and government relations. Prior to his departure at MindCare Solutions Group, Inc., Mr. Young obtained three of the largest customers in the behavioral health space as clients, when the organization was not yet three years old.
Mr. Young served as the Vice President of Tele-Psychiatry at Optum/UnitedHealth Group from 2011 – 2013, where he served as the national leader of the telepsychiatry service line. He developed service lines and created all aspects of the business development process. Working with senior-level executives, he co-developed a design for fee-for-service and alternative payment systems.
Mr. Young received his Bachelor of General Studies, Administrative and Community Services from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1985. He went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration, Health Services Administration from the University of Dallas, in Texas, in 1990.