Anthony Walters

Founding Partner

Anthony Walters brings over 25 years of executive leadership to the addiction and behavioral health industry and is a founding partner of Pinnacle Behavioral Health Systems.  He previously served as Vice President of Operations for Behavioral Health with private equity partner General Catalyst with 16 site locations across the Texas market.  He served as CEO for Acadia Healthcare and spearheaded the operations and startup launch of over 200 residential and psychiatric beds across multiple markets including Arizona and Arkansas.  He served as Regional Vice President of Birch Tree Communities, led facilitated growth and developed an integrated addiction and behavioral health system across 70 properties. He served as CEO of the Greenhouse Treatment Center, a high-end addiction treatment center destination in the Dallas metro market.  Walters has launched behavioral health and addiction treatment centers from the ground up in the Minnesota and Ohio markets as well.  In addition to startup and growth initiatives, Walters has pronounced expertise with optimizing operations for existing addiction treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals including an emphasis on revenue enhancement, payor mix strategy, business development, intake, and leveraging expense to revenue ratios/metrics to maximize EBITDA and operating margin.  Walters is highly skilled with all aspects of addiction and behavioral health operations including clinical, regulatory, and finance.  He holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.