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Wellspring announces top management changes

January 19, 2011
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Los Angeles — Wellspring, a Southern California-based company specializing in behavioral intervention for young children with autism, has announced the promotion of several key executives to senior positions.

Ravi Patel, formerly senior vice president, strategy and administration, CFO, was named to the post of president reporting to the CEO. In his new role Patel will have overall responsibility of all Wellspring entities. Roger Iris, previously senior vice president, office network, was promoted to Division President, Wellspring Office Network responsible for managing all offices nationwide providing Autism treatment services through Wellspring employees.

Bill Young, formerly senior vice president, network development was named as division president, Wellspring provider network, responsible for managing the company's national network of independent Autism treatment providers. Sandy Devries, previously controller, was promoted to vice president finance and administration.

According to founder and CEO Leo Landaverde, Wellspring has grown tremendously over the past year—both in number of clients and number of offices. "In order to accommodate this growth, we needed to reconfigure the roles within our senior management team," Landaverde said. "We are now equipped to pursue our growth goals and national expansion. I am very proud of the world-class team we have at Wellspring."