Ashton Abernethy
Founder & Chief Operating Officer


Originally from small-town North Carolina, Ashton has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare since 2006. Since starting in the industry, Ashton successfully launched and supervised billing departments at 3 nationally known treatment facilities.

At each of her stops, Ashton has created and developed successful insurance departments, including internalizing outsourced billing and creating insurance and admissions departments from scratch.  Ashton has held roles as Operations Supervisor, Business Manager, Clinical Development Manager, Director of Utilization Review, Admissions Coordinator and Director of Insurance throughout her career.  

In conjunction with her numerous roles, Ashton has been responsible for multiple successful Joint Commission (TJC/JCAHO) and CARF accreditation surveys, negotiated multiple insurance contracts, clinical training and development, quality and compliance, outcomes studies, EMR development, CRM development, and Revenue Cycle Management.  

Prior to entering the field of Behavioral Health, Ashton's work portfolio includes experience in Textiles, Government Contracting and Banking.