Leadership Change at Lakeview Health

Current CEO is stepping down and new CEO will take over on April 23

Pompano, Fla., April 9, 2018 –  Lakeview Health President and CEO Roy M. Serpa will be stepping down from his position and Robert J. Bunker will be taking over this role. Serpa, who has been the president and CEO since 2013, announced to the board of directors last fall that he wanted to step down to spend more time with his family. Serpa will continue to serve on the Lakeview Health Board of Directors. After a lengthy recruiting process, the board selected Bunker to succeed Serpa effective April 23, 2018.

“Lakeview is a quality healthcare organization whose mission is important as it performs worthwhile work helping people overcome addictions,” said Bunker. “I look forward to building on Roy’s and the team’s notable accomplishments and continuing to grow the company.”

Bunker has been a highly successful CEO at several private equity-backed healthcare companies over the past twenty years. Brian Potts, operating partner at The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm that acquired Lakeview Health in 2016, stated, “We are excited to have Bob join us. His skill set aligns with Riverside’s long-term future growth strategy,”

Bunker most recently served as chairman and CEO of NeuLife Neurological Rehabilitation Services, LLC, which provides catastrophic rehabilitation services to those who have suffered traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. He is also a military veteran who served with distinction in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps for twenty years and is a highly decorated retired Lieutenant Colonel.

“Bob’s proven leadership will be a major asset to Lakeview Health as we continue to provide top-tier treatment to individuals across the country,” said Potts. “Roy laid a great foundation as CEO of Lakeview Health and we are confident Bob will build on that foundation.”

About Lakeview Health

Lakeview Health serves individuals with addiction and psychiatric disorders. The staff offers an integrative health approach that addresses the medical, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of recovery. They offer gender-responsive detox and inpatient services at the flagship location in Jacksonville, Florida. They also offer IOP & PHP treatment in The Woodlands, Texas, which opened earlier this year. Their continuum of care at both facilities allows patients to move successfully toward a life in recovery. To learn more, visit www.LakeviewHealth.com.

About The Riverside Company

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 520 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies.


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