Our Passion: Ensure Timely Access to Psychiatric Care

When you need it; where you need it

Our Story

innovaTel was founded by mental health professionals in 2014 in response to the significant national psychiatric shortage. The founding team consists of physicians and clinical professionals with decades of psychiatric experience and are committed to improving the availability and quality of psychiatric care in under-served areas.  

  • “We are you” – We understand the pain points and the challenges that facilities face when finding quality, consistent, psychiatric care for their patients.
  • We continue to grow in our mission to provide access to psychiatric care. 
  • We provide a long-term solution. 
  • Not only do we provide you with a carefully matched psychiatric provider, we also provide an on-site on-boarding and ongoing support during the entirety of our partnership.
  • Utilize secure video conferencing to provide high-quality and continuous psychiatric coverage. 
  • Telepsychiatry is equally as effective and well-received as a traditional treatment standard.

Strategic Partnerships:

Administrative Team

Jonathan Evans President and CEO
Jonathan Evans

President and CEO

Frank LaFuria

Director of IT

Lindsay Jeglinski, MBA, RN

Director of Clinical Performance

Lee Penman

VP of Clinicial Operations

Jessica Estes, DNP, APRN

Director of Nurse Practitioner Services

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Patti Bearley, DO, JD

Chief Compliance Officer

Robert Wilson, MD, PhD

Medical Director

Keelin Garvey, MD

Director, Forensic Psychiatry

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Samantha O'Connell

Social Media/ Digital Marketing Specialist

Liberty Eberly, DO

Physician Engagement Director

Kelly Irwin, CPA

Controller

Abby Merryman

Administrative Assistant

Founding members

 
  • Jonathan Evans
    President and CEO
    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Lee Penman
    VP of Clinical Operations 

    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Robert Wilson, MD, PhD
    Medical Director 

    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Liberty Eberly, DO
    Director of Physician Engagement 

    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Nauman Islam
    Founding Partner

    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Cindy Hendrickson
    University Relations Manager

    General Electric

Board of directors

 
  • Christopher McFadden 
    Managing Director
    KKR
  • Jonathan Evans 
    President and CEO
    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Nauman Islam
    Founding Partner
    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Liberty Eberly, DO 
    Physician Engagement Director
    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Young Chang
    Partner
    Potenza Capital
  • Charles Gordon, MD
    Co-Founder
    Texas Spine and Joint Hospital 
  • Chuck Ingoglia 
    Senior VP, Public Policy and Practice Improvement
    The National Council for Behavioral Health 

STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD

 
  • Charles Gordon, MD 
    Co-Founder
    Texas Spine and Joint Hospital
  • The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
    President
    The Kennedy Forum
  • Linda Rosenberg 
    President and CEO
    The National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Pamela Greenberg 
    President and CEO
    Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness 
  • Sal DeTrane
    Managing Director
    Empactful Capital 
  • Christopher McFadden 
    Managing Director
    KKR
  • Hank Milius 
    President and CEO
    Meridian Health Services
  • Jonathan Evans  
    President and CEO
    innovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • John Schmitz, MD 
    Medical Director
    CentraCare