Dear Community Members,

After a very productive and dynamic tenure as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Touchstone Health Services, Gary Brennan has decided to step down from his position at the end of January 2017.  However, we are very pleased that he will be continuing to serve Touchstone and the Board in an advisory capacity on critical projects.

Mr. Brennan has held the position of CEO with Touchstone Health Services since January 2015 and has done a tremendous job transitioning Touchstone and preparing the organization for the future of integrated healthcare. He has successfully expanded Touchstone’s current services along with reorganizing and restructuring the organization. We are grateful for his commitment to Touchstone, and we wish him the best in his “retirement” and look forward to working with him in his new advisory role.

For many months, the Board of Directors of Touchstone Health Services has been working with its Executive Team to move Touchstone into the future. With the retirement of Mr. Brennan as CEO, we would like to announce that Martha Zhan, our current Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, will become Touchstone Health Services’ CEO on February 1, 2017. We are confident in Martha’s abilities and vision as we move forward. Ms. Zhan has been in her current positions with Touchstone for the last eighteen months, she has a deep understanding of Touchstone’s mission and business operations and we know she will lead Touchstone into a bright future.

Additionally, Touchstone has added two very strong and dynamic leaders to its Executive Team – Dr. Nathan Velez, PhD, LPC, LASAC, as Chief Clinical Officer, and Dr. Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, as Chief Business Development and Compliance Officer. Dr. Velez joins us with years of experience from Northern Arizona in both Navajo and Coconino Counties and has a strong background in program development and community mental health executive leadership, serving all populations. Dr. Davey comes to Touchstone from Highland Behavioral and is a nationally recognized expert in Autism program and practice management.

We ask that you please join us in celebrating the great work that Mr. Brennan has provided in his time spent with Touchstone, along with congratulating Ms. Zhan, Dr. Velez and Dr. Davey on their new roles for Touchstone Health Services.


Board of Directors – Touchstone Health Services