Leadership Team

Teresa Bertsch, M.D.

Teresa Bertsch, M.D.

Vice President, Medical Operations

Teresa Bertsch serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for The Guidance Center, an affiliate of The NARBHA Institute, where she also holds the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs at The NARBHA Institute. In the latter role, she oversees the development, management, and quality of clinical programs and services. Her psychiatric career includes more than 25 years of CMO positions at Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority and later at Health Choice Integrated Care (a partnership between The NARBHA Institute and Health Choice). She continues to practice at North Country HealthCare, a federally qualified center that provides a weekly integrated care clinic for those who fail to qualify for state behavioral health services. Serving on statewide committees and presenting nationally on clinical initiatives and integrated care programs, she also teaches compassionate, trauma-competent psychiatric care as an adjunct professor at A.T. Still University. In 2015 Arizona State University honored her lifelong dedication with the Behavioral Health Leadership in Services Award, highlighting her contributions to the design and delivery of innovative behavioral healthcare systems.