Founder, Dr. Martin Newman
Martin Newman, M.D. is a longtime Valley resident and founded Destiny Springs Healthcare to help an underserved population. After spending more than five years as the Chief Medical Officer for Aurora Behavioral Health System, Dr. Newman saw the need for a world-class facility in the rapidly growing West Valley and embarked on the process of developing Destiny Springs.
With several decades in the medical field, Dr. Newman began to focus on the complex and challenging behavioral health field more than 10 years ago. In addition to leading Aurora Behavioral Health Systems, Dr. Newman has worked for prestigious healthcare organizations including University of Arizona College of Medicine, Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s and Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Newman received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Arizona State University and received his Medical Degree from Drexel University’s MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
CEO, Burton Carriker
Burton Carriker, a proven behavioral healthcare executive, will lead Destiny Springs Healthcare as the Chief Executive Officer. Carriker stepped into this role in April 2018 during the planning and construction of the facility and will develop the 250-person team that will serve this population.
For more than 35 years Carriker has worked in the behavioral healthcare field, with more than 20 years in executive leadership roles. His passion and drive to make a difference for individuals and the community as a whole is what led him to Destiny Springs in Surprise, Ariz. Most recently, Carriker was CEO for Diamond Healthcare behavioral health facilities in both Dallas/Ft. Worth and in the greater Cleveland area.
Carriker received his undergraduate degree in psychology from William Jewell College and received his master’s degree from the University of Kansas in counseling and psychology.