Executive Leadership Team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to BCI

W. Daniel Cobbs, MPA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Cobbs obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Miami and his Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of North Colorado. Dan Cobbs is a Vietnam veteran with seven years of service in the United States Air Force. He served as an air traffic controller and was awarded a bronze star.

Prior to Bridgeway Center Inc. he was a CEO at a for-profit hospital, as well as non-profit hospitals for seven years. Dan Cobbs has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Bridgeway Center since January 1993. In July 1995, Dan was awarded a Proclamation from the Fort Walton Beach City Council, the Board of Okaloosa County Commissioners, and the Bridgeway Center associates and management staff for his "Creative Leadership, Financial Management and Diligent Efforts in making Bridgeway Center a model workplace in Okaloosa County." Sixty (60) new programs have been created and implemented to expand diversification for Bridgeway Center Inc. services since 1993.

Dan is certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and has a background with over twenty years (20) of experience in healthcare administration.

In September 2006, Bridgeway Center Inc. was awarded the Best Employer by the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

He has initiated programs for Community Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Preventing Workplace Violence, and Crisis Response Teams (CRT) for Emergency Threat-Response Strategies for major employers.

Bonnie Barlow, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Chief Operating Officer

Bonnie has been with Bridgeway Center for a total of thirty-two (32) years and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Bonnie has served with BCI's senior management for over 20 years. Previously, Bonnie was Bridgeway Center's Human Resources Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer. As the COO, Bonnie is responsible for the day-to-day Clinical Operations.

Bonnie is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

Mrs. Barlow earned her SHRM-SCP and SPHR in July 2015.

Larry C. McFarland, LMHC

Clinical Officer

Larry McFarland is a military veteran with four years of service in the United States Air Force in the field of military police. He obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology from the University of West Florida.

Larry McFarland began his employment with Bridgeway Center, Inc. in 1986, as a Technician in the Crisis Stabilization Unit. he worked in a variety of positions of ever increasing levels of responsibility during the next ten years. He was the Inpatient/Community Services Programs Director. In 1999 he was then promoted to the Outpatient Counseling Services Program Director. Larry was promoted to the position of Human Resources Program Director in 2004. In 2006, Larry was promoted to Human Resources Officer and Corporate Vice-President of Employee Services. From 2011 until 2013, he served as the Clinical Advisor to the CEO. In April 2013 Larry was transferred to Clinical Services to serve as the Clinical Officer.

Prior to joining the staff at Bridgeway, Larry worked in both adult and children's inpatient psychiatric treatment units of private for-profit hospitals and as a county youth shelter worker.

Larry McFarland is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). In January 2010, Larry earned his national certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Larry provides specialty training in Preventing Workplace Violence for major employers.

Lawrence E. Mundy, MCSE

Chief Information Officer

Larry Mundy is a military veteran with eight years of active duty in the United States Navy. Besides serving at sea, Larry served as an instructor in the Navy's highly regarded Nuclear Power Program, teaching Electronics, Reactor Physics, Reactor Operations and Control and Reactor Protection Analysis.

Larry Mundy has been with Bridgeway Center since 1994. Larry is the Chief Information Officer for Management Information Systems at Bridgeway Center, Inc. Larry is certified as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Prior to joining the staff at Bridgeway Center, Inc., Larry spent the previous ten years in consulting and sales of computer systems and solutions. As the founder and owner of his own Atlanta-based retail storefront, he became well versed in the needs of providing customer service focused solutions. Clients ranged from small medical and dental practices to $20 million manufacturing companies.

Shannon Brunson, LMHC

Vice President of Children's Specialty Services

Shannon Brunson obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree and her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida. She obtained her license as a Mental Health counselor in 1998.

Shannon has held a variety of positions in the mental health field to include behavior technician, intensive on-site therapist, outpatient therapist, group facilitator, and program director. Most of her work has focused on children and families. She has worked in private practice, residential treatment, and in the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). For the past 15 years she has worked completing Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessments for children involved in the dependency system. Since joining Bridgeway Center Inc., she has continued to help our children and families involved in the dependency system through her work with the Family Care Unit and Early Childhood Court. Shannon is currently training to become a Child Parent Psychotherapist.

Updated: 02.13.17