New hope for this generation of children with autism

Acorn Health is a standard-setting family of ABA treatment providers

Our behavior analytic professionals develop, apply, and share the latest advances in the science of ABA, always focused on data and outcomes. Acorn Health providers combine proven best practices with pioneering, evidence-based next practices, engaging whole families.

The human brain has a remarkable ability to change and adapt. We work with children of all ages and as young as 18 months. The earlier we create new behaviors and skills, the stronger they are.

A growing Acorn Health Network

Acorn Health operates locations in Florida, Illinois and Virginia

In Michigan, Acorn Health operates as Autism Centers of Michigan

People seek out those that share their values, and here are ours

Values matter: they’re a constant in a world that’s always changes. The best employees want to work with companies who share their beliefs, and that is true for parents who entrust us with children they love.

We are authentic


We present our true, consistent selves. Everyone hungers for genuine connections.

We are accountable


We keep our promises, and can be trusted with the life and future of a child.

We are a team


The best outcomes are produced by people who collaborate with enthusiasm.

We are always adapting


We know the needs of children and their families are unique and ever-changing.

We move quickly


In autism care and treatment, time is always of the essence. We do things now.

Our Vision

Acorn Health is driving autism therapy forward with our careful combination of ABA best practices and our pioneering next practices

Acorn Leadership

A track record of health care transformation

Acorn Health was founded by a team with rich and varied experience navigating the health care landscape, and delivering excellent patient care and experiences. The company is backed by MBF Healthcare Partners, which has produced some of the nation’s most innovative healthcare success stories.

  • Vicki Kroviak

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Vicki Kroviak

    Vicki brings passion, personal history and a history of serving families in need to her mission: to establish Acorn Health as the leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis treatment for children with autism and their families.

    She is a Brené Brown Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and is applying those principles to building the company and team she’s always dreamed of: developing a team of daring leaders and fostering a courageous workplace culture within Acorn Health. As a mission-focused leader, ‘why you do it’ is just as important for Vicki as what you do.

    Vicki was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates and co-founder of Oliver-Pyatt Centers, leading providers of residential eating disorder treatment. Vicki co-founded the Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Consortium, a national trade organization that brought together and inspired residential eating disorders treatment providers to collaborate and raise industry standards, and insure greater access to care for affected families.

    Vicki approaches behavioral health treatment as both a provider and a mother, delivering the standard of care she would want for her own children. The mother of three daughters, one of whom has special needs, Acorn’s mission strikes close to home.

  • Krista M. Boe, M.A., BCBA

    Chief Clinical Officer & President of Michigan Operations

    Krista M. Boe

    Krista has been practicing as a BCBA since 2008, with a focus in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, and Organizational Behavior Management.

    Before joining Acorn Health, Krista served dually diagnosed individuals at an Intermediate Care Facility, and as an independent consultant in a community waiver-based setting. Krista was a board member for the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis. She began her work with Autism Centers of Michigan (ACM), an Acorn Health Company, in 2015, as Clinical Director of Northern Michigan operations, and later served as Chief Clinical Officer. In 2018, Krista was appointed to the Michigan Autism Council, representing certified behavior analysts throughout the state.

    She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.

  • Jose Alvarez

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jose Alvarez

    Jose drives value and results by helping organizations navigate complex business and organizational challenges. He works with rapid growth businesses to achieve profitable growth strategies with a “people first” approach.

    His priority on growing and building teams has helped organizations develop new capabilities. Jose’s entrepreneurial style, along with finance and acquisition experience, drive innovation. He brings more than 18 years of wide-ranging experience to Acorn Health, including extensive knowledge around raising capital and integrating acquisitions. He has driven the synchronization of financial strategies and operations for high-growth companies, consistently helping them achieve scale, market leadership and profitability.

    Jose began his professional career at Ernst & Young, LLP, and earned his degree in accounting at the University of Miami.

  • Lorraine Riche

    Acorn President East Coast Region

    Lorraine Riche

    Lorraine Riche can be heard saying that joining Acorn Health directly connects to her personal “why” of giving the next generation of children with autism an unprecedented opportunity to live independently and meaningfully. What has remained consistent over her career is her passion to improve the functional lives of those she serves.

    Lorraine has 25 years of healthcare experience beginning as a clinician and advancing to a Chief Operating Officer of a rapidly growing, multistate, multisite ambulatory provider organization. Lorraine believes the acquisition and development of human capital is the most important, appreciable asset in an organization and a differentiator to any business. She is committed to advancing the care and value in the health and human services sector and demonstrates this through her long standing appointment to field accreditation as a surveyor for CARF and her board appointment with the Amputee Coalition.

  • Whitney Jones

    Vice President of Marketing

    Lorraine Riche

    Whitney is passionate about connecting people with the care they need to improve and enrich their lives and the lives of their families. She has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and leadership expertise across industries but would say that the last decade in the healthcare sector has been the most meaningful both personally and professionally.

    Prior to joining Acorn Health, she served as the Director of Enterprise Digital Marketing and E-Commerce at Cardinal Health where she designed and implemented digital marketing strategies, directed thought leadership programs and led a global email marketing team. Previously, she held a VP of Marketing role with Laser Spine Institute, where she helped drive expansion through national marketing campaigns and supporting the patient experience through digital programs.

    Whitney earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Florida and has a master’s certificate in marketing strategy from Cornell University.

  • Kara Rapozo

    Vice President of Outreach and Admissions

    Kara Rapozo

    Kara is a mission-focused strategic leader that has a passion for increasing access to quality care. She was most recently the National Director of Business Development at Rogers Behavioral Health, where she led the development and strategy of a large national outreach department that promoted several service lines and three levels of care in multiple markets.

    Kara has a proven record of success for driving growth, promoting positive team culture, and bringing communities together through collaborative referral partnerships. She has a heart for youth on the autism spectrum.

    Kara has her B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida and is currently obtaining her MBA at FIU in Miami. She has chaired the Leadership Academy for the Junior League of Tampa, is a member of The ACHE western Florida Chapter, and an NFL Alumni for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders.

Advisory Board

We’ve invited thought leadership, advice, and oversight

Acorn has assembled a Clinical Advisory Board, led by Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He’s worked and trained others at the Spurwink School, the Groden Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the world’s premier institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with developmental exceptionalities.

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