Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Michael Krupa, Ed.D.

CEO and Founder

Michael is the Founder and CEO of TaraVista Behavioral Health and Health Partners New England, a psychiatric and addiction medicine consultation and management firm. Dr. Krupa is a licensed Psychologist who has held CEO, COO and department leadership positions for both not-for-profit and for-profit health care institutions for over 30 years. Dr. Krupa has consulted to and managed psychiatric services in over 60 hospitals and organizations including as CEO of a 220 inpatient bed, multi-campus psychiatric hospital system.

Dr. Krupa has extensive experience with reimbursement and financial metrics, regulatory compliance, and with all aspects of inpatient and ambulatory operations within psychiatry and addictions. Dr. Krupa earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University and held an appointment at Harvard Medical School as a clinical supervisor of psychology and psychiatry trainees for ten years.

Dr. Krupa serves on the Board of the Brattleboro Retreat, Concord Prison Outreach, Amesbury Psychological Associates, Adoptions with Love, and The Boston Institute for Psychotherapy.

Darlene Desjour, RN BSN

Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Darlene is the Interim Chief Nursing Officer at TaraVista. She has distinguished herself both as a nurse and as a leader during her four year tenure at TaraVista and in her previous roles at UMass Memorial Health Alliance.  Darlene has dedicated  “heart and mind” to the field of psychiatric nursing.  She credits her success with being mentored by nurse leadership in her past roles and she carries the mission of mentorship forward in her approach to the management of  TaraVista’s clinical team.

Darlene’s participatory management style fosters a work culture that is focused on delivering patient centered care through the collaboration of all members of the TaraVista team. As Chief Nursing Officer, she is responsible for the oversight of the nursing department, the clinical operations of our programs and her “heart” still skips a beat each day when she is working side by side with the team caring for patients and their families. Darlene holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Negar Beheshti, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Beheshti joined TaraVista as the Chief Medical Officer in April 2020, where she has been an integral part of TaraVista’s executive team. She supervises all psychiatry physicians, nurse practitioners, attendings, and oversees medical student, residency and nurse practitioner training at TaraVista.   She closely works with other directors within the facility to assure interdisciplinary partnerships in best practices and delivery of care at TaraVista.

Dr. Beheshti received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She did her general psychiatry training in Minnesota and her child and adolescent sub-specialty training at Children’s Hospital Boston, where in both programs she served as Chief Resident during her last year of training.  After her residency, Dr. Beheshti worked at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychiatry for nearly 10 years where she held various leadership positions including Chief of Clinical Services for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department Quality Officer, Medical Director of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency Mental Health and Consultation/Liaison Services, as well as the Department’s Physician and Staff Engagement Champion.

John Bujak

Chief Financial Officer

John is the Chief Financial Officer at TaraVista.  He has over 20 years of experience in both public and corporate accounting environments with companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500.  Prior to joining TaraVista, John spent 9 years at a comprehensive community healthcare system, overseeing both front and back Business Office functions.  Throughout his career, John has worked with all levels of organizations on developing and implementing Business Office practices that provide for reliable financial results and sound operational insights.  In addition to providing fiscal leadership, John also oversees and provides guidance for the Human Resources, Facilities, Environmental Services, Dietary and Patient Accounting functions at the Hospital.  John received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Assumption University and is a Certified Public Account.

Tom Feight, MS LSW

Human Rights Officer

Tom is the Human Rights Officer at TaraVista. He has worked in inpatient mental health for more than 29 years. Tom is responsible for Information Systems and manages the electronic health record system. In addition, Tom works closely with Nursing Education to provide training for all staff in Crisis Prevention. As the Human Rights Officer, Tom assists, advocates, and educates patients, family, and staff on their rights and the responsibilities as patients at TaraVista Behavioral Health Center.