DiscoveryMD Leadership Team

Meet Our Team Who Is Helping Bring Access to Psychiatric Treatments

Discovery MD - Matthew Ruble, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Matthew Ruble, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Matthew Ruble is the Chief Medical Officer of Discovery Behavioral Health. Dr. Ruble has a deep passion for advancing the behavioral health industry through training, publication, innovation, payer relations and collaboration. He spent 20 years of his career working with the Cambridge Health Alliance, a health system affiliated with Harvard Medical School, responsible for training clinicians, residents and medical staff in core evidence-based practices including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychiatric curriculum development
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Speaking nationally on evidence-based practices
  • Integrated behavioral and physical health care delivery

As Lead Medical Director overseeing Clinical Behavioral Health Strategy and Operations for Humana, he was part of the team that reviewed and advised on all behavioral health technology innovations for investment and implementation. His expertise spans consistent delivery of innovative and value-based, industry-leading, and integrated behavioral health programs and services.

Dr. Ruble earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. From there, he attended the Carver School of Medicine at the University of Iowa, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston to intern at the Department of Medicine and became a resident at the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ruble became Chief Resident of the Psychopharmacology at Cambridge Health Alliance as well as a physician educator at the Academy at Harvard Medical School.

Discovery MD - Monika Valentine, Vice President of Business Operations

Monika Valentine

President of Discovery Medical Services

Monika is a results-oriented senior executive with a proven track record of providing operations solutions for a number of corporations. She has successfully helped turn around and leveraged her experience to promote efficiency across business and healthcare operations. Monika is highly effective at conceptualizing and implementing processes and improvements to programs from the ground up to position firms for market growth. Before becoming president of Discovery Medical Services, Monika was director of regional and workers’ compensation consulting at The Redwoods Group/A Crum Forster Company in North Carolina; executive director/CEO of OccMed Colorado; executive director/CEO at OCCOLV, LLC, in Colorado; and director of occupational medicine and specialty practices at HealthOne Clinic Services, LLC, also in Colorado. Monika is a student of learning; she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, MBA and post-graduate certification in HR at Villanova, and is currently attending the Vanderbilt University Leadership Excellence Certificate program. Her pursuit is a PhD in human capital. When she isn’t working, Monika and her husband Jeff have a private nonprofit, The Valentine Foundation, Inc. Their philanthropy work supports various organizations like Mile High-RETAC, which provide placement of AEDs in underserved communities and making CPR training available in places where resources are limited.
Discovery MD Specialist - Paul Cassidy, MSW, LCSW

Paul Cassidy, MSW, LCSW

Vice President of Operations

In his capacity as vice president of operations for DiscoveryMD at Discovery Behavioral Health, Paul translates strategic priorities into operational reality. He does this by aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results. Formerly as senior vice president of operations for Symetria Health, Paul was responsible for execution of the Symetria Recovery strategic plan and adherence to the Symetria Method. Paul is an accomplished clinical program developer and behavioral health operator with expertise in all forms of behavioral health service delivery since 1994. I n addition to providing consulting services nationwide, Paul cofounded Access Recovery Solutions in 2009, functioning as their chief operations officer. He also served as vice president of outpatient operations for Townsend Recovery, a Regional Outpatient Treatment Provider managing 15 locations across five states. Before focusing on outpatient operations, Paul was the executive director of Twelve Oaks, a 94-bed adult and adolescent detoxification and residential addiction treatment in the Florida Panhandle. Paul earned his Master of Social Work degree from Southern University at New Orleans in 1997 and is a licensed clinical social worker and board-approved supervisor in Florida.
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