Chief Executive Officer
Dino Eliopoulos brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare to Behavioral Innovations with expertise in site selection and expansion both domestically and internationally, multisite location strategy and management, infrastructure investment and operational scalability, and clinical and financial excellence. Previously, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of Provista Inc., a leading group purchasing organization in the non-acute healthcare setting. Mr. Eliopoulos received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting from Ryerson Polytechnical University (Canada) and is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
Prior to his time at Provista, Dino held executive leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer of Medexpress, the nation’s largest urgent care company, and President of Trinity Hospice which was previously one of the nation’s leading hospice companies. Additionally, he serves as a board member of several health care services organizations.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Fromme has over 20 years of healthcare leadership and operations experience. Chris came to us from United Surgical Partners International as a Regional Vice President in the DFW market. His tenure there spanned nearly 7 years where he was instrumental in USPI’s rapid growth and expansion. In addition, Chris’s experience includes new facility development, acquisition integration, change management, revenue growth/financial performance improvement, physician recruiting/development and survey accreditation.
Carla Edwards, M.S., BCBA
Executive Director - De Novos, Co-Founder
A native of North Carolina, Carla pursed a psychology degree and as an undergraduate at UNC-Wilmington had the pleasure to receive mentorship from Dr. Carol Pilgrim. Carla fell in love with Behavior Analysis after her courses, involvement in research and especially after the inspiration from her work with a young lady with Down’s Syndrome. She left the Carolinas to pursue a graduate degree from UNT-Department of Behavior Analysis. While at the University of North Texas, she had the opportunity to study with professors and colleagues from around the world. Carla’s thesis was in staff training which was enhanced by her work in the public school setting while in Graduate school.
Carla’s passion involves the application of Applied Behavior Analysis from an operations perspective. Carla is married to a Behavior Analyst and has 2 daughters. Her hobbies include taking short trips, going to the beach, spending time with family, organizing, and trying out things found on Pinterest.
Lori Russo, M.S., BCBA
Executive Director - Clinical, Co-Founder
A native Texan, Lori received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, and Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. While at the University of North Texas, Lori spent time working with individuals with developmental disabilities under the direction of distinguished professors in various capacities and settings. Lori participated in research projects regarding functional behavior assessments, language development, social and play skills, development of academic materials, and staff training.
Lori’s passion is building a clinical team that is dedicated to the development and implementation of behavior analysis practices that will maximize each client’s potential for learning and growth. She remains active in her state and national professional organizations, has served on the TxABA Council and Autism Special Interest committee, local medical board, school accreditation teams, and has functioned as an expert professional on panels to review other clinical programs.Outside of BI, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Executive Director - Business Development
Dan Nicholson currently serves as Executive Director of Business Development, where he is responsible for new market development and related growth initiatives. Dan joined Behavioral Innovations as an Executive Vice President in 2013 and oversaw a period of 40% average annual growth during the three-year period ending 2016. Prior to his role at Behavioral Innovations, Dan served on the leadership team of College Living Experience, a transition support services company for young adults with developmental disabilities.
Dan earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami.
Lisa Collins, MA, JD, SPHR
Vice President - Human Resources
Lisa Collins brings a wide range of expertise in human resource operations including multi-unit/ multi-state HR operations, talent acquisition, retention strategy, organizational development, benefit design, employee relations and HR compliance. Lisa has held executive level positions at US Renal Care, HCA Hospitals, and Baylor Healthcare System. In addition, Lisa earned her law degree (JD) , a MA in Organizational Development and earned her PHR and SPHR human resources certifications.
Tyeler Viel, MA
Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Tyeler Viel is the VP of Sales & Marketing. She partners closely with the Directors of Community Development and marketing to help reach more families with kids on the autism spectrum who can benefit from ABA therapy. After spending nearly 9 years traveling all over the country to help market and launch a unique brand of private schools, Tyeler knows the importance of community, building relationships and doing work that matters. She is passionate about the mission and vision of BI and leaped at the opportunity to be part of this growing company, making an impact in this world.
In 2013, Tyeler left sunny Southern California for the beautiful seasons of Dallas. She lives with her husband and a very fluffy golden doodle, Kato.
Tyeler holds a Masters Degree from the University of San Diego.