Richard M. Tuten, J.D., M.S.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tuten has an extensive career in healthcare, law, and business. He began his professional career in clinical care as a Respiratory Therapist, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta). Mr. Tuten taught Respiratory Therapy at Columbus State University (Columbus, Georgia). While at Columbus State, Mr. Tuten received a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in Healthcare Administration.
Mr. Tuten worked for several years in acute care hospital settings as a clinician and educator before entering the business side of healthcare.
After realizing that a thorough understanding of law and the regulatory environment was necessary to improve his business management skills, Mr. Tuten attended law school. He was awarded a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) degree by Georgia State University. Having passed the Georgia Bar Exam during his final semester of law school, Mr. Tuten was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia shortly after graduation.
Mr. Tuten has practiced healthcare regulatory and transactional law since his admission to the Bar. This practice has been interspersed with multiple executive opportunities exciting segments of healthcare business. These opportunities include serving as the Chief Compliance Officer for a national healthcare company; COO of a regional Medicare Advantage HMO; COO and co-founder of a large primary care physician group, and; CEO of a medical Independent Practice Association (IPA).
Mr. Tuten was admitted to practice law in New York State in early 2018 and joined CBHS as CEO in October 2018.
Mark Sasvary, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer
Mark Sasvary received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from SUNY Albany in 2007 and is currently working on a PhD in Social Welfare from SUNY Albany. Mr. Sasvary's dissertation research is focused on evidence-based treatment in community mental health and he has advanced training in evidence-based clinical treatment from the Albert Ellis Institute, the Beck Institute, the Institute for Disaster Mental Health, the International OCD Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sasvary worked at HVMH for almost 10 years where he worked as a clinician, Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Clinical Services, and Interim President.