Dr. Lisa Kugler is Senior Vice President overseeing all aspects of the ATLAS (Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment and Standards) platform. The ATLAS platform has been developed with a vision to help those families and individuals needing treatment today and to be the trusted quality measurement platform that transforms the national addiction treatment system to help millions of individuals for future generations.
Dr. Kugler is a psychologist and healthcare executive with more than 25 years in the field, and is passionate about changing the landscape of behavioral health services to best support individuals and their families. She has a history of building high-growth teams and implementing multi-state programs with a strong focus on data-driven impact. Before joining Shatterproof, she led Beacon Care Services, the direct care provider owned by Elevance/Beacon Health Options. Dr. Kugler helped grow Beacon Care Services from 2 employees to 70 employees in four years, serving individuals in 24 states with multiple lines of business.
Dr. Kugler has a deep understanding of behavioral health care. Before Beacon Care Services, Dr. Kugler led the development and implementation of several peer support programs at Elevance. She worked on developing a curriculum for certified peer specialists to increase awareness and understanding of transition-age youth. She has partnered with the state, counties and providers in Pennsylvania and Maryland to manage the behavioral health state-sponsored benefit programs. She also led the Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders at the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration. She has been involved in research endeavors focusing on understanding the impact of various treatment modalities and has provided direct care services to adults, veterans, inmates, adolescents, and children. She is an accomplished speaker on substance use, motivational interviewing, peer support, recovery and resiliency.
Dr. Kugler has her Psy.D. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her three children and husband, and volunteers with the Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania.