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Tom Britton

Tom Britton


Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tom Britton (he/him) is the Chief Executive Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Gather Behavioral Health. Tom’s involvement in the behavioral health field spans more than 30 years, and his extensive clinical and leadership work history provides him with the foundation necessary to lead Accanto Health with an unwavering commitment to our mission of delivering exceptional individualized and collaborative care for the whole journey so individuals and families can thrive.

Before coming to Accanto, Tom was the CEO of American Addiction Centers, and before that was President and CEO of Gateway Foundation, the nation’s largest non-profit substance use treatment provider, and held operational leadership positions in the eating disorders division of CRC Health that are now the eating disorder programs within Acadia Healthcare.

Tom is committed to lifelong learning, completing a Doctorate in Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Health, a master’s degree in addiction treatment, and a master’s in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Britton has taught and lectured throughout the country and is considered an expert in the intersection of behavioral health and the larger context of public health and policy.

Personally, Tom has used his history of addiction and recovery to guide organizations to a place of compassionate and science-driven practice.

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