M. Gordon Simmons
Mr. M. Gordon Simmons is the CEO of Recovery Providers Network (RPN) and brings diverse experience to the leadership team. Mr. Simmons began his career in the group health insurance industry as Special Projects Coordinator for Aflac. Here, he focused on the development and expansion of underpenetrated specialty healthcare markets. During his tenure there, he was the recipient of over a dozen top performance awards. In 2008, he co-founded The Simmons Group, LLC., a large group benefits consulting firm. As President, he was responsible for growth and development, day to day operations, and client relations management. He then accepted a position at Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative focusing on executive benefits, deferred compensation programs, and long-term retirement funding. Also, he has successfully built a business development/mergers and acquisitions consulting firm specializing in long-term, behavioral and mental healthcare opportunities. Mr. Simmons is determined to remove barriers to treatment as well as change the current stigma associated with opioid use disorder throughout the United States. He will provide leadership, strategic planning, business development, and oversight for RPN.
Mr. Blaine Brint is the Chief Financial Officer of RPN. He began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse and transitioned to healthcare financial operations in 1994 with Life Care Centers of America. During his tenure, Mr. Brint served as Regional Controller, Division Controller, Director of Acquisitions & Development, and ultimately Director of Finance. In 2000, he entered the banking arena where he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Colonial Bank’s national healthcare banking division. Mr. Brint also served in similar capacities at PRN Capital in Birmingham as well as Key Bank in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Brint returned to the healthcare industry to serve as CFO for Health Services Management Group (“HSMG”) in 2009. In 2011, Mr. Brint left to form Aria Health Group, a healthcare management company focusing on long term care operations, and act as their Chief Financial Officer. Blaine has remained in a healthcare management capacity, currently serving as RPN’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brint will provide RPN with financial leadership and oversight.
Mr. Peter Belasco, MPA, is the Director of Policy Management. Mr. Belasco has worked in various human services related fields over the past eleven years. He has designed, launched, and managed a multitude of projects both in the United States and in Africa. Mr. Belasco’s work experience includes positions with local, state, and federal government departments and agencies. At RPN, Mr. Belasco will provide valuable expertise in network contracting, project management, and all facets of policy.
Mrs. Jennifer Griswold, CAPM, is the Director of Technology Services. Mrs. Griswold has been a technical project manager for over seven years, working in the healthcare industry for the last five. Her experience in the healthcare arena was with Aria Health Group, as their Director of Technology services, where she oversaw the network management and technical projects of three Skilled Nursing Portfolios. In her capacity as Director of Technology Services, she executed projects ranging from software implementations to network infrastructure upgrades, while overseeing the daily network management of over 17 facilities. Mr. Griswold will provide the technical project management and implementation expertise to RPN.
Mrs. Liz Snyder is the Director of the Central Billing Office. She has a BBA in Business Administration. For the last 25 years, she has been involved in medical billing, both within facilities and in corporate positions. She has implemented successful billing and collection practices for insurance, private, and government payers; and has guided multiple facilities through the continual changes that have been required by both state and federal governments. She has held various positions including Field Controller, CBO Director and Healthcare Financial Consultant. She will provide leadership in billing and collections for RPN.
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