Clinical Psychologist Dr. Marsha Chinichian Appointed as Clinical Director of Behavioral Health at Generations Healthcare

Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Chinichian’s passion for understanding and connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds aligns with Generations Healthcare’s mission.

Generations Healthcare proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Marsha Chinichian, M.A., Psy.D, as Clinical Director of Behavioral Health.

In this role, Chinichian will lead Generations Healthcare’s innovative behavioral health program, dedicated to assisting patients facing challenges like bipolar and schizophrenia disorders. The primary goals of Generations’ behavioral health program are to improve self-esteem among residents, reintegrate the residents into their community as contributing members and encourage them to achieve self-management so they can live satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Chinichian is a licensed clinical psychologist, an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and an accomplished organizational consultant. Her extensive background in psychology, education and corporate leadership uniquely enables her to contribute to Generations Healthcare’s mission.

She also has a deep familiarity with serving the aging population, thanks to her family’s operation of a 110-bed assisted living and memory care facility in Los Angeles for the past two decades. Her passion for understanding and connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds underscores her belief that our strengths are gifts meant to be shared.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Marsha Chinichian to Generations,” said Thomas A. Jurbala, director of business development at Generations Healthcare. “Her expertise and commitment to service align perfectly with our mission. Her passion for personal and professional growth is an invaluable addition to our team, and we look forward to her contributions.”

Nearly 6% of U.S. adults — equivalent to 14.1 million people — have experienced serious mental illness, underscoring the pressing need for dedicated programs to address the challenges faced by individuals with behavioral health disorders. As Generations continues its vital work to support those experiencing behavioral health challenges, Chinichian’s appointment reinforces the organization’s commitment to providing the highest-quality care and support for individuals on their journey to recovery.
“I’m thrilled to become a part of the Generations Healthcare family,” Dr. Chinichian said. “Together, we’ll make a positive impact on healthcare and personal growth.”

About Generations Healthcare

Generations Healthcare began with a single, 89-bed skilled nursing facility in 1998. It has since grown to 29 facilities with more than 3,300 licensed beds. Eight of these facilities offer behavioral health services, bringing Generations’ care and beliefs to another sector of the industry. Generations was founded on the belief that caring for the elderly and infirm is a sacred stewardship. With a concerted focus on quality and service, Generations has provided compassionate care and established an excellent reputation in the communities it serves.