Meet Our Team & Advisory Board
Meet Our Team
Led by renowned industry thought leader, Monica E. Oss, our nationally-recognized team consists of 75+ advisors with deep expertise and comprehensive experience in the eleven sectors of the health and human service field serving complex consumers. Most team members are based in Gettysburg, with others working out of our satellite offices in North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Colorado, Montana, California, Maryland, Oregon, Kansas, and New Jersey. Get an overview of our full team below, or click on a specific team member to learn more and read their biography.
OPEN MINDS Senior Advisors
Carol Clayton, Ph.D.
Formerly Vice President of Behavioral Health Solutions Integration, Relias
Formerly Chief Financial Officer, Elite DNA Therapy Services
Formerly Behavioral Health Value-Based Payment Program, Anthem (Elevance).
Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M.
Senior Associate & Executive Editor, Management Newsletter
Formerly Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Momentum for Health.
Formerly Chief Business Development Officer, Health Current Division of Contexture.
Formerly Case Manager, North Spring Behavioral Healthcare
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Marama Marketing
Deanne Cornette, MHA, GPC
Formerly Vice President of Strategic Development, Tampa Family Health Centers
Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW
Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health
Rob Hickernell, MBA
Formerly Vice President, Search for AOL, Inc.
Formerly Senior Director, Payer Solutions, Array Behavioral Care.
Formerly Marketing Consultant, CIGNA
Formerly Regional Vice President of Operations, Strategic Behavioral Health
Formerly AVP, Risk Adjustment, Molina Healthcare
Raymond Wolfe, J.D.
Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Joseph M. Costa
Formerly Chief Executive Officer & President, Hillsides
Formerly Data Analyst, Quality Associates, Summit Container
Formerly Director of Marketing, Culinary Services
Formerly Director of Marketing, Communications, and Research for ODH Inc., an Otsuka America Company
OPEN MINDS Market Intelligence Team
OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership
Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer
J. Jay Mackie, Ph.D
Chief Financial Officer
Casey A. Bell
Chief Operating Officer
Paul M. Duck
Chief Strategy Officer
Kimberly Bond, MS, LMFT
Executive Vice President
Emily Del Vecchio
Executive Vice President
Richard Louis, III
Vice President, Western Region
Vice President, Web Services
Vice President, Accounting & Administration
Vice President, Technology & Analytics Infrastructure
OPEN MINDS Subject Matter Experts
Formerly Executive Vice President, Resources for Human Development (RHD)
Vice President of Public Sector Business Development, Optum
Formerly Administrative Assistant, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Office of Health Policy
Susan Bergeson, M.B.A.
Formerly Principal and Owner, Recovery, Resiliency, Empowerment and Activation Partners, LLC.
Art Director & Graphic Designer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Director of Business Development, Aurora Las Encinas Hospital
Alan Bragwell, MS, LCP, LSC
Formerly PRN Therapist and Counselor, Bradford Health Services.
George Braunstein, RN, FACHE
Formerly Executive Director, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB)
Formerly Executive Vice President, AMG Health Care, LLC
Margaret M. Conner-Levin, MSW
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Archway Programs
Formerly Instructional Video Editor, Cyber Vista
Peggy DeCarlis, MSSA
Formerly Chief Operations Officer & Chief Innovation Officer, New Directions Behavioral Health
Formerly Director of Marketing, International Institute for Restorative Practices
Greg Downing, D.O., Ph.D.
Senior Scholar-In-Residence, Academy Health
Abimbola Farinde, PhD
Per-Diem Pharmacist, Cornerstone Hospital
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, TeamBuilders Counseling Services
Brian Friedman, Psy.D.
Formerly Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Clinical Director, Ann Klein Forensic Center
Formerly Vice President of Administration and Operations, Center Point, Inc
John Giglio, MA, J.D.
Formerly Executive Director, The National Association of State Energy Officials.
Dennis Grantham, M.A.
Formerly Editor-In-Chief, Behavioral Healthcare Magazine.
Formerly Vice President II, Network Development, Magellan Healthcare, Inc.
Formerly Behavioral Health Network Market Manager, Western Region Behavioral Network, Cigna Healthcare
Robert Hess III MPH, PMP, CPHQ, SSBB
Formerly a Private Consultant, designing, implementing, and optimizing health systems
Sharon Hohler, RN, BSN, CNOR
Formerly PRN CN IV Staff Nurse, St. Francis Medical Center
William Holicky, MSW, ACSW
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, The House of the Good Shepherd
Stephen Holoviak, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, Penn State University
Mirna Holton, AM
Formerly Chief Development Officer, McGaw YMCA
Jerry Jeffe, MS
Formerly Executive Director, The California Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions
Formerly Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Hartford Behavioral Health
Wendy Kidd, M.A., L.P.C
Formerly Director of Utilization Management, Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Formerly Vice President, Payer Relationship & Utilization Review, Elements Behavioral Health/Promises Behavioral Health
Kelly Woods Lynch
Formerly Creative Director, Copywriter, & Copy Editor, KWL Communications
Angela McMahon, Ed.D.
Formerly The National Clinical Liaison, Elements Behavioral Health
Rudolph Moni, Jr.
Peer Support Associate, Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Bruce Nisbet, LMSW, DFNAP
President & Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Health Human Services
George Oestreich, B.S. Pharm., MPA, Pharm. D.
President, Principle, and Clinical Pharmacist, G.L.O and Associates.
Mary Parra, MPH, FACHE
Formerly Director of Operations, Neighborhood Healthcare
Founder and Owner, RLP Consulting
Formerly Communication Consultant, Strategic Communications, LLC
Jerri Regan, MS, MPA, RN
Formerly Grants Administrator, The Centers
Chris Reist, MD, MBA
Medical Director of Psychiatry, Science37
Rosalind Richmond, CCS
Interim Coding Compliance Officer, A Coding and Billing Service
Formerly Freelance Writer
Nancy Ross Bell, MBA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ
Principal Owner, NRB RN, LLC
Formerly Director of Behavioral Health, HealthPartners.
Dorn Schuffman, MA
Formerly Director, The State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
Formerly a Licensed Insurance Benefit Enroller, BenefitVision
John Talbot, Ph.D.
Formerly Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH)
Formerly Director, Harbor View Community Services Center
Consultant, The National Security Agency, Office of the Director of Compliance
John Van Camp
Formerly President & Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Solutions
Michael Varadian, J.D., MBA
Formerly Senior Vice President & National Director of Health Reform, Providence Service Corporation
Edgar Wiggins, MHS
Executive Director, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc
Grady Wilkinson, MSW
Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center
M. Arthur Williams
Formally Medical Economist and Senior Program Manager, The State of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
William Wood, M.D., Ph.D.
Formerly The Managing Medical Director, Anthem/Amerigroup
David Young, MBA
Formerly Chair of the Board & Chief Marketing Officer, Raiven Healthcare
OPEN MINDS Advisory Board Members
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Navigator Healthcare, Inc
Mohamed Atta, MD, MPH, FASN
Director, John Hopkins Von Hippel-Lindau Clinical Care Center
Alison Blodgett, LBSW
Assistant Regional Director, Northeast Region, Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Leon Boyko, MBA, LCSW
Chief of Crisis & Recovery Services Officer & Chief Administrative Officer, Recovery Innovations International
Lisa Brody, LPC
Executive Director, La Frontera, Inc
Dee Brown, MSM
National Director of Community Care Organizations, UnitedHealthcare
Stuart Buttlaire, Ph.D., MBA
Regional Director Behavioral Health and Addition Medicine, Kaiser Permanente
Lee Chapman, MHSA
Director of Payor Contracting, CleanSlate Centers
Director of Prevention and Recovery, The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare.
Robert Cuyler, Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer, Palo Alto Health Sciences, Inc.
Brandon Danz, MHA, MPA
Director for Value Based Care Transformation, WellSpan Health
Kristi Daugherty, LCSW, LISW-S, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Emergency Health Network
Danielle Byron, PMP
Senior Project Manager, Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Formerly Vice President of Integrated Media and Communications, The American Public Power Association
A. Blair Elder, Ph.D.
Director of Utilization Management, Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
Formerly Director of Transitions of Care, Vivage Senior Living
Niels Eskelsen, MBA, CPA
Chief Business Officer, Partners Behavioral Health Management
Jonathan Evans, MS
Chief Clinical Officer, Quartet
Michael Foust, LCSW
Area Director, The Western Montana Mental Health Center (WMMHC)
John Holton, Ph.D.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, The University of Illinois' Chicago's Jane Addams College of Social Work
Steve Hornberger, MSW
Director, Social Policy Institute, San Diego State University School of Social Work
Stephen Howe, MSW
Formerly the National Director of Foster Care and Family Services, KidsPeace National Centers
Executive Director, Pinnacle Partners
Steven Kendrick, MBA
Executive Director, S.T.E.P.S., Inc.
Richard Knecht, MS
Integrated Services Advisor, The California Department of Social Services and Health Care Services
Shelia Kochis, Ph.D., MPA, CPA
Internal Audit Administrator, Franklin County Children's Services
Michael Lee, FACHE, MBA, NHA
Managing Partner, Culminate Care
Katie Lioy, MSMTI
Director of Marketing Technology, SHIFT Communications
Richard Maye, MBA
President, Strategic Integration Solutions, Ltd.
Vice President, Staff Accreditation, Beacon Health Options
Ronald Morton, MPA, CBHE
Vice President of The Healthcare Division, The Meyers Group
Monika Ostroff, MSW LICSW
Executive Director, The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, Inc.
Director of Business Intelligence, The Aurora Mental Health Center.
Perry Patel, MBA, CHA
Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Gaudenzia, Inc.
Rebecca Plonsky, LICSW
National Vice President of Development, Prospect Integrated Behavioral Behavioral Health, Prospect Alta Hospital Systems, LLC
Paula Pompa-Craven, Psy-D
Chief Clinical Officer, Easterseals Southern California
Joseph Reis, ARNP
Medical Director, Peninsula Behavioral Health
Manager, Market Policy, Highmark
Shirley Repta, Ph.D., MBA, RN
Executive Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
President & Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Health
Joseph Rutherford, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Gracepoint Management, Inc.
Director of Provider Relations, Navigator Healthcare
Vice President of Social Resources & Rural Health Services, San Ysidro Health
President & Chief Executive Officer, Rochester RHIO
Scott Spreat, Ed. D.
Vice President of Evaluation & Research, Woods Services National Research and Evaluation Center
Lisa St. George
Director of Recovery Practices, RI International
Jamie Stewart, MBA, CPA
Chief Executive Officer, Grafton Integrated Health Network
Peggy Terhune, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Monarch and The Arc of Stanly County
Victor Topo, MSW
Chief Executive Officer, Center for Life Management
William D. Tynan, Ph.D.
Director, Integrated Care, American Psychological Association
Alberto Varela, M.D.
Founder & President, Inspira Group
Omar Vega, MA, LPCC
Clinical Director, Agave Health
Sun Vega, MBA
Chief Operations Officer & Executive Director, TeamBuilders Behavioral Health
Marcia Waters, MBA, LSW/ACSW, NHA
Executive Director, SpiriTrust Lutheran - The Villiage at Utz Terrace
David Wawrzynek, MBA
Senior Director, Coordinated Care Services Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia.
Freadda Zeigler, Ph.D.
Manager of Training and Auditing, Centene, PA Health and Wellness.
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