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Dr. Tonia Richardson, DM, M.Ed., MA

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                                                        EXPERIENCE

Clinical Director, Cameron and Associates, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, May 2013 – Current

  • Respond to higher level clinical cases
  • Consult with psychiatrist on length of stay and level of care
  • Consult with network providers and client companies on standards of care
  • Manage, train and hire clinical staff
  • Recruit and credential network providers
  • Conduct site visits of applicant facilities

Director of Business and Clinical Integration, Cameron and Associates, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, June 2010 – April 2013

  • Develop and support clinical  and coaching initiatives to enhance business growth
  • Manage program costs by means of clinical treatment reviews
  • Develop, facilitate and coordinate training
  • Recruit and credential therapists and facilities
  • Manage client company accounts

Care Manager, Cameron and Associates, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia, April 2009 – May 2010

  • Assess medical necessity of all levels of behavioral health care
  • Interpret benefits and managed care products
  • Refer clients to appropriate providers based on presenting problem
  • Negotiate single case agreements with out of network providers
  • Review medical records for payment authorization
  • Conduct treatment reviews at all levels of care for intake and ongoing authorization
  • Recruit and credential therapists and facilities

Director of Business Development, Cameron and Associates, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, September 2008 – February 2009

  • Diversify and expand company image and market share
  • Respond to Request for Proposal (RFP) resulting in $100,000 in renewed contracts
  • Business development activities resulting in $273,000 in new contracts
  • Contract negotiation and management
  • Manage relationships with client companies

Mental Health Counselor, High-Tech Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2006 – September 2008

  • Provide mental health counseling, referrals and case management services
  • Provide support services to staff (in-service training, writing educational materials, etc.)
  • Provide instruction to students in areas of general psychology and critical thinking
  • Project manager for issues related to licensure and accreditation
  • Increased retention of targeted students by 50%
  • Employee of the Year 2006-2007
  • Program Coordinator, Ashlin Management Group, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.  February 2005 – February 2006
  • Interviewed foster parents, reviewed case records, wrote adoption narratives
  • Wrote/edited various health and human services grant projects
  • Contributed to the adoption process of over 115 children totaling $51,750 in revenue
  • Contributed to the submission of 3 federal funding proposals
  • Successfully completed the interviewing and writing of 33 CDC Honor Awards nominations

Group Leader, Cobb County Juvenile Court, Marietta, Georgia. October 2004 – December 2009

  • Conduct group therapy for teens and parents, both didactic and process in format
  • Contributed to youth successfully completing year-long Intensive Probation Program
  • Impacted parents’ cognitions and behaviors relative to parenting and relationships with their teen

Mental Health Assessor, Cobb Community Services Board, Marietta, Georgia. February 2004 – January 2005

  • Conducted assessments with children and adolescents to determine mental health needs
  • Provided provisional diagnosis using DSM-IV criteria and CAFAS scores
  • Contributing treatment team member including psychiatrist, psychologist, nurses, social workers, counselors
  • Provided treatment recommendations
  • Mastered Medicaid approval using TRIGRS
  • Contributed to the mental well-being of over 500 children and adolescents generating over $175,000 in revenue

 

Family Therapist, OASIS Counseling Center, Marietta, Georgia. February 2003 – February 2004

  • Provided analytical assessment and evaluation of family circumstances and needs, provided written reports
  • Provided in-home individual and family therapy
  • Contributed to the mental well-being and safety of over 20 children and adolescents generating over $28, 000 in revenue

Director of Community Operations, Devereux Treatment Network, Kennesaw, Georgia. December 2000 – December 2002

  • Managed all aspects of community mental health programs: planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs in accordance with agency, state and federal guidelines and laws
  • Prepared and managed budget of over 4 million dollars
  • Provided analytical assessment and evaluation of Therapeutic Foster Care, Day Treatment, and Transitional Living for children, adolescents and young adults according to policies, procedures, practices, and protocols
  • Established and maintained extensive interaction with local and state government agencies, civic organizations, individuals and corporations to increase community support
  • Instituted peer supervision for community program therapists
  • Obtained state licensure and opened new transitional living home for 6 young adults
  • Increased number of Therapeutic Foster Homes by 50%

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ
Doctor of Management: Organizational Leadership

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park, MD
M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Detroit, MI
M.A. in Behavioral Pharmacology

CLARK COLLEGE, Atlanta, GA
B.A. in Psychology

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Coach Center for Credentialing and Education #1587
Certified Professional Coach College of Executive Coaching
Distance Credentialed Counselor - Center for Credentialing and Education #1308
Licensed Professional CounselorGeorgia Professional Licensing Board License #LPC004931