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Ben Dittman

CEO

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Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Avea. He leads our team with an unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge tools to healthcare providers that strike the perfect balance of heuristics and optimal solutions. 

Before founding Avea, Ben spent 15+ years in banking, system design, and consulting.

In his free time, Ben loves to hang out with his wife, explore Portland’s food scene, snap photos, and indulge in his passion for cool gadgets.

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Dean Fitch, MS, LMFT

Director of Business Development

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Dean shepherds the most precious aspect of Avea: our relationship with our clients and partners. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who brings decades of clinical experience to our team. A veteran of the behavioral health industry, Dean previously owned and operated an intensive outpatient treatment center, worked extensively in private practice, and served as the Clinical Director of a large residential treatment center in Texas. Dean understands the unique challenges that face institutional healthcare providers and truly loves connecting them with solutions to attain unprecedented success.

Dean is as affable a fellow as you’ll ever meet. Outside of work, he enjoys quality time with family and friends, reading the literary greats, and rocking out to Bruce Springsteen.