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About​

A leading behavioral health expert and pioneer in autism treatment and awareness.

With three decades of experience, Dr. Ronit Molko’s        vision encompasses the entire behavior healthcare landscape as a:

  • Psychologist
  • Clinician
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief executive officer
  • Business executive 
  • Experienced Board Member
  • Healthcare, behavior health and technology advisor  
  • Nationally recognized behavioral health expert

Bringing light to the pathway ahead

Dr. Molko acts as an advisor to investors, service providers, clinical organizations, and communities, providing cutting-edge insights into the rapidly expanding field of behavioral healthcare. Dr. Molko helps leaders and delivery teams understand current trends and best practices, navigate complex care intersections, design innovative solutions, and identify and pursue intelligent behavioral health investment opportunities. Dr. Molko also serves on numerous nonprofit and for-profit boards.

Launching new business solutions to the industry

In 2001, Dr. Molko co-founded Autism Spectrum Therapies ( acquired by Learn Behavioral in 2016). As CEO, Dr. Molko established the company as a national provider of services for children with autism and other special needs.

Dr. Molko also co-founded the Autism Investor Summit, an annual conference that brings together stakeholders in autism and behavioral health services to advance services and enhance outcomes for businesses and consumers alike.

Raising awareness in areas of expertise

  • Business relationship development 
  • Leadership advisory and corporate culture 
  • M&A support for investors
  • Consulting for behavioral health service providers 
  • Breakthrough solutions for individuals, families, and communities 
  • Board membership service
  • Public speaking, panel membership, media appearances

As seen and mentioned by:

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Board Service

LEARN Behavioral

Independent Director

Dr. Molko serves as an independent director and audit

committee member for LEARN Behavioral, a Gryphon Investors-owned network of providers of autism and special needs care. With 50 facilities in 15 states, LEARN Behavioral delivers care virtually and in-person.

Galt Foundation

Independent Director

Galt Foundation is a national non-profit staffing company

for adults with disabilities. Dr. Molko serves as an independent board member and as Board Secretary, Governance Committee Chair, and on the audit and compensation committees. 

GOALLY

Board Member

Goally is a provider of a suite of digital therapy applications for individuals with special needs where Dr. Molko serves as an independent board member

SIDS Health

Advisory Board Member

 SIDIS Health is an enterprise SaaS AI platform that is expanding into the behavioral health space. Dr. Molko is an advisory board member for SIDIS Health.

Alpine Software Group

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Molko is an advisory board member for Alpine Software Group which is an operator of market-leading SaaS companies. 

Experience

During her time as CEO of AST, Dr. Molko launched and grew the company into a 700+-person operation providing long-term, sustainable solutions that improved daily life for clients and their families, across multiple states. Her strong business acumen and savvy management drove the planned national expansion and growth to 30% annually.

Expertise

As CEO and Principal of Empowering Synergy, today Dr. Molko draws on her unique background, which includes both business and clinical expertise, to help clients think strategically about expansion, develop high-value business relationships, and better articulate their vision, mission, strategy and corporate culture. She also provides due diligence for investors looking to make a difference in the behavioral healthcare industry – and toward autism and developmental disorders, in particular.

Education

Dr. Ronit’s educational credentials include a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science & Family Life from the University of Kansas; an M.S. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University; and a B.A. in Psychology from American Jewish University. 

Dr. Molko is also a graduate of Harvard’s three-year OPM (Owner/President Management) executive leadership program, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA & WA) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Awards and Recognition

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Mickey Weiss Award for Outstanding Alumni from the American Jewish University
2015

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The World of Difference 100 Award in Education from The International Alliance for Women
2014

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Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine
2012

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Smart Leader Award from Orange County’s Smart Leaders
2011