About Us

Helping our communities deliver better behavioral health care.

At Kipu, we know effective behavioral health treatment is crucial to the wellbeing of our communities. We deliver innovative technology solutions to manage care, improve operations and keep finances healthy so you can focus on helping patients recover.

Built by behavioral health experts, our cloud-based solutions – from electronic health records to patient engagement and billing – support the entire care journey.

Find out how Kipu can help.

Our Mission

Kipu’s mission is to empower caregivers and patients on every step of the recovery journey. By expanding Kipu’s ecosystem of innovative applications and services, Kipu helps treatment centers achieve the best outcomes across all levels of care, improving the individual, community, and public health.

Our Management Team

Paul Joiner

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Pharr

Chief Operating Officer

Joan Leroux

Chief Revenue Officer

Edmundo Aja

Chief Financial Officer

Dolores Calicchio

Chief Human Resources Officer

Allan Abrams

Chief Information Security Officer

Lance Mansfield

Chief Product and Technical Officer

Sally Abu-moustafa

EVP, Product Management

Brian Bell

General Counsel and Privacy Officer

What's a Kipu?

Originating from the South American Andes, a quipu, also spelled khipu, qipu or kipu, is an intricate system of knotted strings of various colors that store and convey information. It comes from the native Quechua language that means “talking knots.” These talking knots were used as recording devices for things such as taxes, census data, and even military calculations.

The Quipu usage dates as far back as 2600 BCE up until 1532 CE and was very effective as a universal method of communication between groups across the region that spoke different languages.

Inspired by the Quipu's ability to bring multiple cultures together with an effective means of communication, Kipu's solutions convene disparate systems and technologies, so all come together as one, putting the patient at the center of care.

The Quipu is an important part of our company's culture, and you might even spot one in some of our team members' offices!

A Better Path to Better Behavioral Healthcare