Dr. Ton leads the medical and nursing staff with 27 years of experience in behavioral health in the Phoenix metropolitan area. As CMO, Dr. Ton oversees Lifewell’s psychiatric and nursing services, supporting Lifewell’s clinical and quality efforts.
Dr. Ton will oversee Lifewell’s expansion into integrated health where the close coordination of mental health, addiction treatment and primary care services will better meet the needs of people with multiple chronic health conditions.
Dr. Ton has been practicing and providing leadership in the field of psychiatry in various positions including Staff Psychiatrist, Site Medical Director, Chief Psychiatrist, and Medical Director. Prior to joining Lifewell, she had held positions at ComCare, Alternative Behavioral Services, ValueOptions, Magellan, Choices Network, and Southwest Network. She has also taught Medical Students while serving as Clinical Assistant Professor from 2012 through 2018, with A. T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and trained psychiatric resident doctors for Maricopa Integrated Health System, now Valleywise Health, from 2012-2018.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her M.D. degree from the American University of the Caribbean, British West Indies. She earned her certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1999, with recertifications in 2009 and 2019.
She has dedicated her career to Community Psychiatry and the service of the SMI population (people with serious mental illness). She originally moved to Arizona to begin and complete her psychiatric residency program at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (now Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix).