Jameson Norton, MBA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer

Jameson Norton, MBA, FACHE

Jameson Norton has created, led, and served on trusted and high-performing teams in some of the most challenging and dynamic environments in the world. Prior to joining Newport, he served as CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, where he led behavioral health services for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, and school-based mental health programs administered by the company. During his time there, he achieved unprecedented growth in outpatient, inpatient, emergency psychiatry, telehealth, and integrated behavioral health services across the company. Before that, Jameson was CEO of Acadia Healthcare’s North Tampa Behavioral Health facility, where he oversaw a large inpatient expansion and launched three new services, including a military program commended for its innovative approach to empowering post-traumatic growth and recovery.

Jameson initially became interested in behavioral healthcare while pursuing his MBA at Vanderbilt University, drawing on his experiences with fellow soldiers in seven years on active-duty service as an Infantry Officer in the US Marine Corps. He continues his military service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Today, Jameson mentors prison inmates and serves on three community boards, including the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare and REBOOT Combat Recovery.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“We have a special team here. Collaborative, focused, and willing to do whatever it takes for those we serve. We are at the right place, at the right time, not only to make a transformative difference for countless teens and their families, but also for the industry as a whole. We are elevating the standard and redefining personalized care at a time when it has never been more critical. By building trust in effective treatment and addressing core trauma and underlying needs, we can deliver on the promise of hope and sustained healing across the country.”


  • MBA from Vanderbilt University with a specialization in Healthcare and concentrations in Operations and Strategy
  • Undergraduate degree in English and history from the University of Virginia
  • Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Select Achievements

  • Board Chair, National Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • Fellow of the Nashville Healthcare Council
  • Luminary Award for Exemplary Service to Young People from the Family & Children Services
  • Outstanding Leadership & Service Award from the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • Requested to serve as Chief Administrative Officer for the COVID-19 Alternative Care Site at the Music City Center in 2020