Executive Leadership Team

Preston Thompson, MA

CEO | (206) 675-8588

As Director of Domestic and International Operations at Boeing, Preston managed billions in procurement value and million-dollar operating budgets with hundreds of employees around the world. His expertise in systems integration and supplier development helped increase Boeing’s growth in foreign market contracts by more than 55%, including organic growth, technology transfer, and strategic work placement. He is known for his ability to grow boutique technology and manufacturing companies from the ground up and to turn failing business into thriving, valued partners. Preston (MPA, UW) envisioned and negotiated multi-lateral global strategic agreements, which were implemented by key international trade, regulatory and government agencies, and private corporations. His company, the industry, and the government recognized him for his work in supplier development.

Additionally, he co-started an organization building schools in Afghanistan; advocates on global poverty, education, and health policy/funding as a partner of RESULTS; and is co-owner of a social venture where he strategizes how cooking stoves that reduce air pollutants can be brought to scale throughout Eastern Africa.

For more than 30 years, he has been active in public leadership and citizenship through elected office, government task forces, citizen committees, and volunteerism. He’s been a lecturer and panel member on diverse topics including aerospace, international development, sustainability, and social business. He is President of the Board for the non-profit Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability, is on the Board of the Society for International Development, the Development Committee of UW Evans School of Public Affairs, and other organizations.

André Ivanoff, PhD

President | (206) 675-8588

André Ivanoff, PhD, Chairman of the Linehan Institute Board and President of Behavioral Tech, is also Associate Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work where she directs the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training program and laboratory. She is a faculty Affiliate of the University of Washington Department of Psychology, and she is Co-Chair of the DBT Program Accreditation Committee. She is former Chair of the Columbia University Social & Behavioral Institutional Review Board. Dr. Ivanoff’s current research includes the development of DBT skills-based suicide prevention for federal prison detainees, the general application of DBT to offender populations, and suicide risk assessment among juvenile prisoners. She has authored over 60 publications on suicidal behaviors, DBT, and behavior change methods, and has worked with over two dozen correctional/forensic systems nationally and internationally on DBT implementation. She lives in New York with her family.

Tony DuBose, PsyD

Chief Training Executive | (206) 675-8588

Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD is the Chief Training Executive for Behavioral Tech, LLC and a Founding Member and President of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. Dr. DuBose has trained and consulted internationally in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents. He collaborates with Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He is a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Alexis Karlson, MSSW

Director, Business Operations | (206) 701-0607

Alexis Karlson is the Director of Business Operations for Behavioral Tech. She joined Behavioral Tech in early 2012 and enjoys supporting the organization’s dissemination and implementation efforts. She earned her Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington where she focused on community and administrative practice in the field of social work, and she holds a BA in Psychology from DePaul University. Her past work experience at non-profit organizations included foster care, community services, grant writing, and charitable services for the terminally ill. Alexis’ areas of interest include health promotion and program development.

Jeff West

Director, Client Services | (206) 701-0587
In his role as Director of Client Services, Jeff oversees the teams responsible for the placement and scheduling of Behavioral Tech’s training events, as well as the successful project management and support of those trainings. His team is driven to build great partnerships and opportunities within the behavioral health community, and delivering exceptional service to all of our participants and trainers.

With over 15 years of healthcare and operations management experience, Jeff has consistently focused his career on building vibrant teams and providing fantastic customer experiences. His background include roles in a number of clinical innovation, training and academic institutions, including positions at Merge Healthcare, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Kimberly Stormer

Executive Assistant | (206) 745-4107

Kimberly Stormer is the Executive Assistant to CEO Preston Thompson and she also assists in supporting the Executive Team at Behavioral Tech. She attended Western Washington University, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies and International Affairs. Kimberly served as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Albania working in Community Health Education. She then served as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Guyana providing support in a local children’s aid center and as Technical Advisor with a local HIV/AIDS response program organization. Kimberly also spent two years as Operations Coordinator in a high caliber residential treatment facility for women with mental health and substance abuse issues in Southeastern United States.