Vice President of Medical Services – Strategic Behavioral Health Services
Colonel US Army (Ret.)
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry
Certified American Board of Addiction Medicine
Dr. Gazarov is the Medical Director for Peak Behavioral Health Services. Prior to joining Peak Behavioral in 2006 he also worked with the Army Substance Abuse Clinic at Fort Bliss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Sleep Disorders at the Veteran Administration and provided services to William Beaumont Army Medical Center in the Behavioral Health Department studying principles of community based psychiatry at outpatient clinics, psychodynamics, insight-oriented and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. He is President and Owner of Rio Valle Behavioral Health Centre II, P.A. working with adolescent and adults in the diagnosis and treatment pf psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Gazarov received his medical degree from Azerbaijan State Medical Institute. He continued his training with a residency in psychiatry at Texas Tech University, El Paso, Texas. Dr. Gazarov is a member of Internal Medicine Board Review Panel of Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He is a member of Peak’s Administrative Board and Executive Medical Board Director.
Dr. Gerardo Moreira received his medical degree from Medical School of Leon, Nicaragua. He continued his education as a resident at Texas Tech University where he served as Chief Resident in 1991.
Dr. Moreira is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Inc.
Martin has been apart of the Peak Behavioral Health team for over 4 years. He has over 15 years experience working in the maintenance department. Martin previously worked at Fort Bliss for 9 years training and supervising technicians.
Marlene is a Registered Nurse who graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso where she obtained a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
She has eight years of experience in the mental health field.
Liz received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology from Park University. She then received Master’s Degree on in Social Work from New Mexico State University.
Liz joined the Strategic team in July 2014 as RTC therapist. She is passionate about helping adolescents and their families discover their inner strength in order to have a better quality of life. Liz became the RTC Program Director in May 2016 and is now dedicated to maintain a healthy environment for patients and their families while providing the support needed for recovery.
Liz has provided services for children, adolescent and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is trained in Trauma Informed Care, 7 Challenges, CBT, and DBT.
Mario Guzman, Chief Nursing Officer, joined the Strategic Behavioral Health family in September 2017. Mario started his career 17 years ago as a Mental Health Teach, LVN, and RN where he worked in several different roles in direct patient care. Mario is a BSN undergraduate from UTEP, is currently pursuing his MSN in System Management. “Team work is the ingredient for success.”
Fernando Acosta joined Peak Behavioral Health Services in April of 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. His education and training include an undergraduate degree in accounting (minor in human resources) and a graduate degree in business administration. Since September of 1994, he has served the community in several industries to include public accounting, retail, manufacturing, education, and healthcare (since 2009).
His initial experience with mental health spans over three decades as a patient and this firsthand knowledge has allowed him to understand the both the need and importance of providing quality services to the patients we serve.