Board of Directors
Edward Allera – Chairman: Mr. Allera is a shareholder and a former managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. As a senior partner at BI&R, Mr. Allera and his team have worked successfully with companies dealing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Congress, Presidential Administrations and numerous state officials. Previous to private practice, he was the former associate chief counsel at the Food & Drug (FDA) Administration. He has a degree in Pharmacy from West Virginia University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Christopher Heath – CEO & Interim CFO: Mr. Heath has been with BLVD Centers since summer of 2015. Up until 2015, Mr. Heath managed a largescale marketing department at IQAir, which manufacturers air purifiers for the medical and homecare industries. Prior to IQAir, Mr. Heath created business and lead generation strategies across multiple digital verticals. His passion for the addiction recovery field led Mr. Heath to BLVD Centers, where he helped the company establish a business model that will precipitate growth and has catapulted BLVD Centers to be one of the top alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers in the United States. He attended school in Southern California where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Business Economics and an MBA.
Nitin Kaushal – Director: Mr. Kaushal has worked in senior roles with a number of Canadian investment banks focused on healthcare, including Desjardins Securities Inc, Orion Securities Inc, Vengate Capital, HSBC Securities Inc and Gordon Capital. He has held roles within the private equity/venture capital industry at MDS Capital Corp. and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their M&A, valuation and audit groups. In addition, Mr. Kaushal has sat on a number of public and private company boards. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant.
Jason Monroe – COO: Mr. Monroe joined BLVD Centers early in 2016. Previous to BLVD Centers Mr. Monroe worked at Walgreens corporate overseeing logistics, warehousing and distribution. Over his time there he started multiple distribution centers across the country. Mr. Monroe has also held operational leadership roles within the retail management, logistics, healthcare and construction industries. Mr. Monroe attended the University of Florida and has his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management.
Paula D. Torres – VP, Sales and Marketing: Ms. Torres joined BLVD Centers in 2015. Before starting at BLVD Centers, Ms. Torres held positions in rehabilitation industries at Las Encinas Psychiatric Hospital and Elements Behavioral Health. At Elements Behavioral Health, Ms. Torres held the position of Director of Operations and Systems. With BLVD Centers, Ms. Torres has created a call center, managed internal and external sales processes and worked closely with onsite General Managers to facilitate admissions. Ms. Torres holds a Bachelor’s of Psychology and has studied Drug and Alcohol Counseling.