Vice President, Managed Care
“Autism offers a chance for us to get a glimpse of an awe-filled vision of the world, that might otherwise pass us by.”
(Dr. Colin Zimbleman)
It is my job to make sure families can focus solely on their child’s care and not worry about the financial burden. I started my career as a child protection social worker before moving into the insurance world. Serving in managed care for more than 25 years, on both the provider side and the payor side, I have enjoyed assisting multiple provider practice start-ups, large IPA groups, and autism practices navigate through managed care requirements and guidelines.
Today, I am responsible for negotiating the managed care contracts and the credentialing of providers with the insurance plans. We lessen the out-of-pocket expenses for our families by helping them navigate through programs to receive the maximum benefit from their insurance plan. I’ve found the best of both worlds here at 360 Behavioral Health, in the ability to utilize my insurance experience and mental health background.
I am originally from the beautiful state of Colorado – so I’m an obsessed Bronco Fan! I currently reside in Huntington Beach, California, because I am secretly a mermaid. I am a single mom of a 23-year-old daughter Alexa, who recently graduated from college, and a rescue dog named Reign. We recently became “Big Sisters” through the Big Brother/Big Sister program and enjoy spending time with our “little sister” where most of our free time is spent at the dog beach!