Joey A. Jacobs
Mr. Jacobs joined Cumberland’s Board of Directors in 2011 and is Chairman of our Governance and Nominating Committee and Lead Independent Director. A healthcare veteran with more than 44 years of industry experience, Mr. Jacobs is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Healthcare, a rapidly growing behavioral health company. Mr. Jacobs is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nashville-based Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI), which he co-founded in 1997 and grew into a $2 billion behavioral healthcare system before the company’s sale to Universal Health Services in 2010. Prior to founding PSI, Mr. Jacobs spent 21 years at Hospital Corporation of America, or HCA, where he served in various capacities. In addition to serving as the former Chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council, he is also a past director of the Federation of American Hospitals, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Mental Health Management and Envision Corporation. He is currently a board member of the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Middle Tennesse State University.
Mr. Jacobs holds a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University. The board believes Mr. Jacobs’ extensive hospital industry experience as well as his experience as chairman and CEO of a publicly traded healthcare company will be critical as the Company continues to develop its hospital acute care product line and navigate the responsibilities associated with being a public company.