Brian Bailys

Board Member

Brian has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1983. In 1993, he formed The Bailys Group, a consulting firm, to provide tax and financial planning services. He has also been involved in many aspects of private equity, including investment analysis, due diligence, transaction structure, and negotiations. In 2015, Brian founded Ascent, a continuing care solution for people in recovery from substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses. The genesis of the Ascent Solution was based on Brian’s experience in treatment. Ascent began by combining an evidence-based mobile app with 24/7/365 peer recovery coaching and in 2017 began to expand into “live” face-to-face peer recovery coaching. Thus evolved ThriveED (Thrive Emergency Department FKA AscentED) where peer coaches began providing round-the-clock peer recovery support to individuals in the MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH) emergency department. In early 2018, Brian formed a partnership with Thrive Behavioral Health/Thrive Peer Support. This has allowed Thrive to provide peer support to Medicaid-eligible patients across NE Ohio and serve as advocates on behalf of those recovering. Brian has spoken on various opiate and recovery-related panels and has been a part of multiple opiate and behavioral health task forces in Ohio. Brian is a member of the executive committee of the Ohio Association of Recovery Providers and a Founding Board Member of the Ohio Institute for SUD Excellence. Brian advocates for the individual in recovery and their families. Brian is the father of 3 grown children and grandfather of 7.