Kris Gochenour


Kris has the pleasure of serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Verbal Beginnings, a clinician-owned Autism provider headquartered in the mid-Atlantic. Verbal Beginnings serves families in five states and the District of Columbia and has over 600 employees who change the lives of clients and their families through client-centered Autism Therapy.

Before joining Verbal Beginnings, Kris spent a decade in various financial leadership roles in the healthcare industry – including post-acute care, physical rehabilitation, behavioral health, and home health. Kris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA), and is a national peer reviewer for the HFMA’s hfm magazine. In his spare time, Kris volunteers on the finance committee for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which focuses on providing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare delivered in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

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