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



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%


Doctor of Management: Organizational Leadership

M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services

M.A. in Behavioral Pharmacology

B.A. in Psychology



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