Our Team



Terren S. Peizer

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Terren S. Peizer

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Peizer is the founder of Catasys, Inc., a leader in behavioral and mental health management services.

Terren S. Peizer

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Peizer is an entrepreneur, investor, and financier with a particular interest in healthcare, having founded and successfully commercialized several healthcare companies. Mr. Peizer is the founder of Catasys, Inc., a leader in behavioral and mental health management services. He has also served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO since the Company’s inception in 2004. Mr. Peizer also is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of NeurMedix, Inc., a biotechnology company with a focus on inflammatory, neurological and neuro-degenerative diseases. NeurMedix’s lead compound NE3107 has shown efficacy in 11 pre-clinical and 6 human studies. These studies resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals. Mr. Peizer is Chairman of Acuitas Group Holdings, LLC, his personal holding company that is the owner of all of his portfolio company interests, including Catasys, Inc. Through Acuitas, Mr. Peizer also owns Crede Capital Group, LLC, an industry leader in investing in micro and small capitalization equities, having invested over $1.2 billion directly into portfolio companies. Mr. Peizer has been the largest beneficial shareholder, and has held various senior executive positions with several other publicly-traded growth companies, including Chairman of internationally renowned Cray, Inc., the industry’s leading supercomputer company. Mr. Peizer has a background in venture capital, investing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and previously held senior executive positions with the investment banking firms Goldman Sachs, First Boston, and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He received his B.S.E. in finance from The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.


Richard A. Anderson

President and Chief Operating Officer

Richard A. Anderson

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Anderson has served as a director of Catasys since July 2003 and an officer since April 2005.

Richard A. Anderson

President and Chief Operating Officer
Richard A. Anderson has more than fifteen years of experience in business development, strategic planning and financial management. He has served as a director of Catasys since July 2003 and an officer since April 2005. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Clearant, Inc. from November 1999 until March 2005, and served as a director from November 1999 to March 2006. Mr. Anderson was previously a director and founding member of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP’s, Los Angeles office transaction support group, where he was involved in operational and financial due diligence, valuations and structuring for high technology companies. He received a B.A. in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara.


Christopher L. Shirley

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher L. Shirley

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shirley has approximately 20 years of finance experience, including senior financial leadership roles at healthcare technology and big data companies.

Christopher L. Shirley

Chief Financial Officer
Christopher L. Shirley was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer in May of 2017. He has approximately 20 years of finance experience, including senior financial leadership roles at healthcare technology and big data companies. Prior to joining the Company, he was the CFO of GE Intelligent Platforms, a portfolio of industrial data analytic businesses where he led the Finance function and supported the business through a period of rapid expansion. Prior to his role at GE Intelligent Platforms, Christopher held multiple senior finance leadership roles at GE Healthcare IT’s Enterprise Imaging and Workforce Management software businesses. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.


Omar Manejwala, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Omar Manejwala, M.D., Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer, is responsible for overseeing Catasys clinical affairs and leads new product development efforts. Dr. Manejwala is a psychiatrist, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has extensive addiction experience and a passion for integrated treatment approaches. Previously, Dr. Manejwala served as Medical Director at Hazelden. Prior to Hazelden he was the associate medical director at the Farley Center and the executive chief resident in Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and earned his MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School.


W. Gregory McLane

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

W. Gregory McLane

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

Mr. McLane is responsible for the overall marketing and strategy efforts of the company.

W. Gregory McLane

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Mr. McLane is responsible for the overall marketing and strategy efforts of the company, encompassing customer expansion, corporate strategy, marketing activities, market research, member outreach and account management. Prior to joining the company he led the marketing activities for Magellan Health Services and founded Optimized Benefits, Inc., a health benefits company that replaced the one-size-fits-all HMO, PPO and CDHP plans with “Life Stage” plans which address the different needs of employees at various stages of their lives. He also led strategy development and product development for CIGNA and ran consumer products businesses for Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup and Nabisco. Mr. McLane earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with majors in accounting and decision science, and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University with concentrations in management and organizational behavior.


Susan Etzel, CPA

Senior Vice President of Finance

Susan Etzel, CPA

Senior Vice President of Finance

Ms. Etzel has over 15 years of increasing financial responsibility in both public and private companies.

Susan Etzel, CPA

Senior Vice President of Finance
Susan Etzel is responsible for financial planning, reporting and risk management. Ms. Etzel has over 15 years of increasing financial responsibility in both public and private companies. She began her career as Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP, and worked as Controller for Clearant, Inc. At Clearant she oversaw all of the company’s accounting and finance functions, including timely and accurate US GAAP monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, internal controls, SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reporting, operating budgets, and monthly cash flow. Ms. Etzel graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant.