Joseph Reis, ARNP
Advisory Board Member
Joseph Reis brings nearly 30 years of experience in health care solutions, case management, organizational development, and operational management to OPEN MINDS as an Advisory Board Member.
In addition to his work with OPEN MINDS, Mr. Reis is also the Medical Director of Peninsula Behavioral Health, an organization that provides mental health care, co-occurring, and substance use disorder counseling, in addition to integrated primary care, in Lenoir City, Tennessee. In this role, Mr. Reis provides direct supervision to departmental behavioral health clinicians, continues quality improvement through chart review, patient surveys, and 1:1 consultation with clinical staff, and is responsible for the development and maintenance of behavioral health care, procedures, supportive therapy, and medication management.
Previously, Mr. Reis was the LHI Director of Clinical Operations for Logistics Health Inc., a mission-driven organization dedicated to simplifying the logistics of complex workforce health programs with cost-effective solutions and seamless distribution processes in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In this position, Mr. Reis directed the day-to-day operations of the Clinical Operations team with encompasses four separate LHI business units: Post Deployment Health ReAssessment (PDHRA), VA Disability Examinations Management, Commercial RailRoad contracts, and the RN Case Management Department supporting the World Trade Center National Responder Program (WTCNHRP). During his Mr. Reis’s first twelve months in the position, the PDHRA program control was able to eliminate redundant processes and redirect health care provided resources resulting in $212,000 of departmental savings. Mr. Reis also established an automation protocol with an outside vendor for NP/PA clinician tasks that generate over $312,000 in salary savings per annum.
Mr. Reis was also the Owner of PsychServices LLC, his own independent nurse practitioner clinic providing care to under-served patients in the Martins Ferry, Ohio community. This required all aspects of starting a medical clinic, incorporation, office space, staffing, and advertising and Mr. Reis grew this practice to over 400 patients.
Mr. Reis was also a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he was involved in both inpatient and outpatient practice management. In this position, Mr. Reis gained strong proficiencyy in psychotropic medication management and the utilization of a variety of therapeutic approaches in therapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Mr. Reis graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1986. In 1994, Mr. Reis graduated from West Virginia University’s Adult, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. In 2005, Mr. Reis completed the post-graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner education program at Washington State University.