Meet Your ATAC Board
Your board is comprised of a group of experienced healthcare professionals with over 50+ years experience
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Stampp CorbinATAC President Founding Member
Stampp is the CEO of a diagnostic laboratory company. A serial social entrepreneur, Mr. Corbin has successfully built socially responsible organizations that have achieved annual revenues of over $100 million. As a social entrepreneur, Mr. Corbin’s motto is “doing well by doing good.” For eight years, Mr. Corbin served on the Board of Trustees of Mount Carmel Health Systems, a $1.8 billion hospital system in Columbus, Ohio.
He is committed to advancing the rights of those suffering from substance use disorder and advocating for those organizations that provide critical treatment service.
Mr. Corbin is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
Jim BradyBoard Member Founding Member
Jim Brady is the co-founder and co-owner with his wife, Patricia Brady, of AToN Center, 4 six- bed addiction treatment centers, located in Encinitas. AToN is licensed and certified by the Department of Health Care Services to provide sub-acute detox and residential treatment, and accredited by The Joint Commission. Mr. Brady has served as the CEO since its creation in 1988 and oversees daily operations.
Mr. Brady spends much of his time on insurance related issues involving denial of care or wrongful underpayments of claims in a capacity of client advocate. This experience has given him much insight into some of the toughest issues currently being experienced by ATAC members. Mr. Brady has assisted with the board in preparation of documentation and strategies presented by ATAC to California’s insurance regulators and state legislators with the goal of helping ATAC members collect reimbursement based on the actual benefits of a client’s plan.
Mr. Brady sits on both the ATC Underpayments and Legal Committees as well as serving as an active board member. He freely shares information from his long experience with the nuances of processing claims and successfully resolving claim disputes.
Josie HerndonHead of Marketing Founding Member
Founder and CEO of Addiction Therapeutic Services and RecoveryView., Josie Ramirez-Herndon been working in the field of Healthcare, Behavioral Health and Addiction Services for over 30 years. She was born, educated, and began her professional career at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Behavioral Medicine Center.
Playing an instrumental role to the success of countless addiction professionals and treatment facilities by marketing their services and providing continuing education over the past 17 years, Josie founded and became the CEO of a national marketing and events agency, Villareal & Associates, Inc.
In 2008, Josie expanded Villareal’s function to include an educational component by launching an award-winning CEU website and online journal, RecoveryView.
In 2011, Josie was appointed as CEO of Oregon’s Astoria Pointe. Seeing first-hand that women CEO’s in the behavioral health care field needed a place for support and advisement, she helped found the Women’s CEO Global Alliance.
Harnessing her knowledge and passion for running high-quality treatment centers, Josie launched her own outpatient treatment center in 2013, Addiction Therapeutic Services.
Josie now sits on the Board of Directors of the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition ATAC, expanding her leadership to include industry and political advocacy along with national speaking.
Abe Hamideh has extensive experience in small, midsize and large business turnaround, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, management and development of Information Systems in several industries. He is currently focused on helping heath care providers overcome the difficult challenges facing the Health Care industry today.
Zachary is the CEO & Co-Founder of Proof in Recovery which is developing technological solutions to improve care, prove outcomes, and reduce costs for those suffering from substance use and eating disorders. He also volunteers his time as a board member for the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition to ensure patients have access to the care they need.
Previously, Zachary served as a consult at Health Care Service Corporation, the parent company of the second largest BlueCross BlueShield group. During his tenor, he coordinated with leadership from multiple departments to develop and deliver cohesive, accurate analytics and reporting to demonstrate the value BlueCross BlueShield’s networks and products; these insights ensured clients were able to offer their employees cost effective, quality insurance products. Specifically, Zachary championed the development and automation of smart/tiered network, specialty pharmacy, and reference-based pricing analytics.
In addition to providing traditional actuarial consulting services for fortune 500, hospital, and governmental accounts during his years with Mercer, Zachary led network evaluation and on-site clinic teams. He was also heavily involved in the analyst mentorship program and led Mercer’s proprietary tools training for all mid-west new-hires.
After receiving her degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2009, Erin Burke gravitated toward the behavioral health sector. She recognized numerous inefficiencies in how behavioral health companies operated their businesses, and implemented data-driven processes to improve longevity, cash flow, and marketability. Erin went on to create Hansei Solutions, a revenue cycle management company that specializes in behavioral health. She is currently the CEO of Hansei, and sits on the board of directors for two major hospitals in the Austin area. She is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Institute Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), and Addiction Treatment and Advocacy Coalition (ATAC). If you were to ask Erin how she has achieved her success, she would respond with humility, gratitude, and a healthy dose of hunger for more.
Mr. Salyer is a founder, board of director’s member, President and CEO. He has twenty years of experience in business formation, growth and management related to Healthcare Services, Inc., which provides detoxification, residential, partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient addiction rehabilitation services for male and female parolees for the California Department of Corrections and private pay clients and twenty years of experience in the private practice of law in Orange County, specializing in criminal law, domestic law, real estate, business and trial litigation. Always giving, Mr. Salyer serves on the board of directors or governors for eight organizations. Tim's numerous memberships span from the professional, as a member of the California State Bar Association and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, to the philanthropic, as a Founding Board Member and President of BBC Admiralty, a fund-raising adjunct of Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Welcome to the ATAC COVID-19 Resource Page. Our goal is to provide our members with a space where they can share resources that are critical to healthcare and their business operations so we can help our organizations through this challenging time. ATAC has organized the resources based upon how they will impact your organization. We encourage all our members to share any resources their organization has found helpful. Please send any relevant materials to [email protected].
SBA and California Disaster Emergency Loan Program (4/03/2020)
Governor Newsom must ask for the assistance from the SBA, no states have been approved yet. Check back for when you can apply.The California Disaster Relief Program is here: https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/
Disaster Relief Loans:
- Loan application forms can be previewed here
- New loan application
- For those with existing credit relationships
Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services and Behavioral Health Information Notices webpage and resources:
- Information Notice 20-009: COVID-19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Programs
- COVID-19 FAQ for Behavioral Health
- COVID-19 FAQ for Narcotic Treatment Programs
- COVID-19 FAQ for Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers and Psychiatric Health Facilities
New Laws Concerning Family Medical Leave Act and Paid Sick Leave (3/15/2020)
Pending in Congress. Check back for updates.
Assistance from Banks and Credit Card Companies (3/15/2020)
Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo have all issued statements indicating that they are willing to work with customers that experience financial difficulties. Citi issued a statement that for 30 days, small business customers are eligible to have their monthly service fees waived.
Citi is also waiving the fees on early CD withdrawals. Wells Fargo encouraged customers that are experiencing financial hardship to contact customer service for assistance. CONTACT YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANY FOR RELIEF.
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (3/15/2020)
Telehealth Resources (3/16/2020)
Some organizations are considering a telehealth plan to continue to provide services if the pandemic continues for an extended period. Please note that not all payers cover telehealth services so please check with the payer before you offer the services to a subscriber.
US Chamber of Commerce (3/15/2020)
Gartner- Business Continuity Management (3/15/2020)
Health Organization Websites (6/25/2020)
Health Organization Websites (3/15/2020)
Public Health Recommendations For Healthcare Environments (4/09/2020)
Public Health Recommendations For The General Workplace (3/15/2020)
Paul Ponomarenko published FOLLOW UP: ATAC CAMPAIGN TO GET CALIFORNIA ADDICTION TREATMENT FACILITIES PAID BY HEALTH NET in Our Blog 2018-02-05 12:49:36 -0800ATAC waged a public relations campaign to demonstrate the damage Health Net has done to their insured and addiction treatment facilities in California. this included stories in Kaiser Health Newsletter, in a financial publication, and in the Los Angeles Times.We also produced two videos demonstrating the impact on the insured and providers of Health Net's long term failure to pay for treatment. We believe that Health net has settled with over 100 facilities and others are still in negotiation.The Insight video got 60,000 views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5cxwqfTqmg&t=73sThe Patti Mitchell story 100,000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoKLX3BOqrw&t=643s
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Posted by Paul Ponomarenko · November 13, 2019 8:00 AM
Important: Health Net Settlement News!
Why Join ATAC? It's About Strength In Numbers
As a member of ATAC you are directly participating, with other members, in moving our industry agenda and concerns forward to those who represent us on the local and federal level. Your membership ensures that substance use treatment is accessible in all communities through this nation.