Dennis Regnier, MA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Regnier, MA is President and Chief Executive Officer of CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness. He joined CODAC in October of 2011, hailing from outside Chicago, Illinois where he was President and CEO of Grand Prairie Services, a nonprofit behavioral health organization serving the south suburbs of Chicago. He was there since 2000.
Mr. Regnier’s 48 year career in behavioral health services began with the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in 1974 where he held both clinical and administrative positions. He also has extensive experience in the for-profit health care industry, including senior leadership positions at Forest Health Systems, Century Healthcare, Hartgrove Hospital and HCA Chicago Lakeshore Hospital.
Mr. Regnier is also past-chair of the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers and MHCA, a national organization of innovative, entrepreneurial behavioral healthcare organizations focused on the development of C-suite executives. He is also an active member of the boards of the Arizona Health Reciprocal Insurance Company (AHRIC) and the Integral Health Network of Southern Arizona and sits on numerous city, state and county coalitions focused on improving the health and wellness of Arizonans.
Mr. Regnier has a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Governors State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Illinois State University.
Steve Bupp, MD
In addition to being the Medical Director at CODAC, Steve Bupp, MD has his own private practice and is Staff Psychiatrist at Arizona Biodyne and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Biomedical Research Foundation, and holds many other professional affiliations. He earned his MD from the University of Kansas and his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University. Dr. Bupp is responsible for the medical care of all CODAC members and oversight of delivery of all services. He began working for CODAC in October of 1995.
Sabreen Boone, DO
Associate Medical Director
Sabreen Boone, DO is a family medicine provider with over 12 years of experience practicing medicine. She has also held progressively responsible leadership roles during her career, including owning and operating a concierge medical practice in Tucson for five years.
Dr. Boone received her Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She also completed a Family Medicine Residency and Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Medical Management from the University of Arizona Eller School of Business. She is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.
As Associate Medical Director at CODAC, Dr. Boone is responsible for providing high quality care; establishing policies and procedures and recommending changes to improve patient experience and outcomes; supervising and evaluating the work of medical staff; and working collaboratively to further develop CODAC’s integrated care model and services, among other critical functions.
Kristine Welter Hall
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Kristine Welter Hall is Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development. Kristine began her career at CODAC in 2003, spent time at University Physicians Healthcare and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, and returned to CODAC in 2009 where she has held progressively responsible roles.
At CODAC, Kristine leads internal and external communications, community relations, marketing and advertising, fundraising, strategic planning and business development initiatives and has a large role in facilities planning and design.
Kristine is also the administrative lead of CODAC’s division that serves sexual assault survivors: the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA). In this role, she oversees grant administration, community collaborations, strategic initiatives, fundraising (including coordinating the annual Dine Out For Safety event) and sits on a variety of task forces aimed at enhancing services for survivors of sexual violence.
Kristine was recognized as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 in 2011 and was a member of the 2011-2012 class of Greater Tucson Leadership during which she co-led the creation of Tucson’s now iconic (though recently moved) I Am Tucson mural. Kristine was on the Board of the GLBT Chamber of Commerce (now called LGBT Chamber of Commerce) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Southern Arizona Chapter. She has been an active participant in many community event planning committees such as the Tucson Recovery Expo, Community Mental Health Arts Show, Take Back the Night, and Out of the Darkness Walk, among others.
Estella Searcy, BSBA, MAOM
Senior Vice President of Workforce Management & Development
Estella R. Searcy is CODAC’s Senior Vice President of Workforce Management & Development and has been with CODAC since 2004. Her primary responsibilities include all aspects of the Human Resources department as well as some administrative coordination. She is a key participant in internal strategic planning, career development and procedural development for the agency. Estella maintains oversight of the recruitment and hiring process for all agency positions and monitors the evaluation processes for over 300 staff. Her extensive experience in human resources has contributed to awards for Workplace Excellence in 2008 and 2010.
Estella is dedicated to maintaining an environment that promotes positive employee relations and successful business practices. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and completed her course work for her Master’s in organizational management in 2000 from University of Phoenix and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Estella has been employed with CODAC since 2004.
Amy Muñoz, DBH, MS, NCC
Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. Amy Muñoz is CODAC's Chief Compliance Officer. Dr. Muñoz is a licensed therapist specializing in trauma, brief-solution-focused intervention, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is responsible for the Performance Management & Outcomes department, including oversight of corporate compliance and responsibility; risk management; accreditation, licensure and other regulatory requirements; the Utilization Management department which specializes in high acuity teams, hospitalization and behavioral health residential services; the Quality Management department; the Membership department, management of population health and outcomes activities; and agency training activities.
Dr. Muñoz holds a Doctorate of Behavioral Health Management through Arizona State University. She is affiliated with several organizations including the AzHEC (Health Current) Health Information Exchange Clinical Advisory Council, Community Police Advisory Board and Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Council. She has presented at several integrated health care conferences and has over 20 years of social service and behavioral health experience.
In addition to her clinical and administrative work, Dr. Muñoz has served as a CARF surveyor for over 12 years providing consultative feedback and accreditation to assist health and human service providers with adherence to best practices internationally.
Senior Vice President for Integrated Health & Wellness Services
Eddie Ornelas has a PhD in Counseling and Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona. Since joining CODAC in 2005, Dr. Ornelas has held supervisory roles in various departments at CODAC including the Developmental Disability Team, Forensic Services Team, and as the Senior Director of Outpatient Services. Dr. Ornelas became a licensed psychologist in June of 2013. In his current role, Dr. Ornelas maintains oversight of all clinical services at CODAC.
Dr. Ornelas chose the field of counseling and psychology to help people and families reach their full potential and to live healthy, stable and productive lives. He believes in an integrative approach which nurtures the body, mind and spirit.
Chief Financial Officer
Eric Westerlund is CODAC's Chief Financial Officer. With over 14 years of experience in the health care industry, Mr. Westerlund has a proven record of improving processes and business decisions through actionable data and analysis.
Eric was most recently the CFO at Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare in Omak, WA, a $10M non-profit organization, where he helped increase revenues by over $800,000 by improving revenue maximization, new grants and Managed Care contract negotiations among other accomplishments. He was also deputy executive director for Optum with responsibility for operations, where he administered the Optum Idaho Medicaid behavioral health plan with 260,000 members served. Prior to Optum Idaho, Eric started his managed care career at United Healthcare as manager of finance and moved to director of finance for the behavioral health division.
Eric received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master of Business Administration in International Management, Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Dan Barden, MS, LISAC
Vice President of Clinical Services
Dan Barden serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services. He has an MS in Counseling in addition to over 30 years of experience in behavioral health. The majority of his career has been spent in rural behavioral health with a wide variety of duties including administrative and clinical oversight of a 16 bed inpatient psychiatric facility, residential substance abuse treatment programs, day programs for persons with Serious Mental Illness and standard and intensive outpatient programs substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents and adults. For the past six years he has been part of CODAC’s leadership team with responsibilities including oversight of the 24/7 MAT Clinic, two large general outpatient clinics as well as specialty services for mental health court ordered treatment, criminal justice involved programs, substance use disorder Intensive outpatient and standard outpatient treatment programs.
Chief Information Officer
Rafael Arechaga is the Chief Information Officer at CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness in Tucson, Arizona. With more than 20 years leading health information and technology at CODAC, Rafael is responsible for keeping the organization current with respect to computing, electronic communications network and infrastructure, cyber-security, and informatics. In his time at CODAC, he has led implementation of two different Electronic Health Records (EHR) and has maintained CODAC at the forefront of automation, both clinically and operationally.
Prior to joining CODAC, Rafael worked in software and systems development with Electronic Data Systems (now a part of HP), a Fortune 500 company. He provided systems engineering and development to customers such as GM, Volkswagen, Phillips Petroleum, IBM, and others.
Rafael is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Committee and the Policy Advisory Council for Contexture (the Arizona and Colorado based Health Information Exchange), providing direction in development of its data offerings to all healthcare providers in Arizona, Colorado, and beyond.