Dr. Marlon Rollins
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Marlon Rollins grew up in Muncie, Indiana, home of Garfield the cat. He moved to California in 2016 to the Bay Area and to Southern California in 2018. He has been an active member of the California Hospital Association. He is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Educational Psychology from Ball State University. He has over 15 years’ experience in behavioral health treatment. He published articles on psychological outcome studies with qualitative and quantitative research methods. He has worked extensively in for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He has been both a CEO and COO in some of the largest psychiatric and addiction hospitals in California. He was a recipient of the Human Achievement Award from the Center of Leadership Development. He has been a member National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD) as well as a member of the Steering Committee for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Dr. Rollins has been instrumental in developing suicide prevention protocols and procedures in EMR platforms as well as providing various trainings. He aided in the implementation of a SAMHSA Garrett Lee-Smith Grant with the Zero Suicide Institute in a large integrated healthcare system. He has written articles on topics related to mental health and the Black Lives Matter movement. He is among a select group of five advanced professionals for the BIPOC inaugural 2021 mentor class with the American Association for Suicidology. Dr. Rollins is also an ordained minister and a suicide loss survivor of his sister, Amber, who was a nurse. He has dedicated his professional career to raise awareness about the stigma around mental health and Substance Use Disorders. He firmly believes in the practices of servant leadership. As a leader he seeks to enhance the performance of his team members to work effective together for a greater cause. In his spare time, he enjoys trips to the oceanside, hiking, fitness, the fine arts, writing and photography.