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PETER KROLL, MD
CEO & CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Peter Kroll, M.D. earned his degree from Loma Linda School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Kroll did his surgical internship, orthopedic surgery and anesthesia residencies at Loma Linda University Medical Center and his pain management fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
His published research is extensive evaluating drug therapies and their effect on chronic pain patients. Subjects include Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Diabetic Neuropathy and much more. Dr. Kroll is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology with specialty certifications in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, William Turner drives the delivery of clinical operations for CPS, both companywide and at the individual site level. As seasoned leader, fueled by a broad experience in assuring efficiency, productivity and compliant delivery, William’s role is to design and deploy innovative processes and resources that are responsive to the needs of patients, staff and the company’s shareholders.
Turner joined CPS in March 2013 to develop and launch the company’s pharmacy division which is currently a thriving resource to CPS patients, practitioners and communities. He brings vast experience in putting together scalable, repeatable and efficient infrastructure for start-up and high-growth organizations. The foundation for his success during his more than 16 years of operations management, spanning four industries, is his ability to attract, motivate and inspire high-performing, accountable teams.
Chief Information Officer
Bobby Tishaw brings more than 20 years of IT experience working predominantly in the Healthcare space. He is passionate about servant leadership of the complex IT operations for the various business verticals of CPS. He has supported many types of environments from single medical practices through large enterprise scale companies.
Most recently he was with one of the largest Hospital companies in the US, where he was responsible for developing connectivity solutions for care partners outside the Hospital setting, Telemedicine solutions, and bringing new technology to Healthcare. His technical expertise includes diverse connectivity solutions for data, imaging, and video, large scale datacenter operations, application support, security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. He is a gifted leader and teaches leadership development.
Chief Experience Officer
Deb Miller has spent more than twenty five years working with companies to attract and keep customers. As an accomplished marketing and communications professional with wide experience in working with healthcare companies, Deb brings discipline, organization and fresh creative thinking to the patient engagement initiatives at CPS. As Chief Experience Officer, her charge is to help craft a journey for CPS patients and staff that is founded on impeccable clinical delivery and genuine care for the patient.
Deb’s experience includes serving as Chief Marketing Officer for a variety of healthcare organizations including companies within the revenue cycle management arena and patient communications. In addition, she provides leadership and vision to hospital and healthcare systems in the area of patient engagement. Her expertise as a sought-after healthcare marketing thoughtleader is balanced by her years of experience working on the marketing/agency side of business. She served as Principal “Elevator” for Elevate Marketing Group and Managing Partner, Marketing Director, and Creative Director for a Nashville based marketing communications firm where she assisted clients with the execution and management of nationwide product development, marketing and brand management programs.
She holds a degree from Michigan State University in Advertising & Communications and is active in a variety of healthcare organizations including serving as co-chair and founding member of HFMA’s Here initiative for women in the business of healthcare.
Chief Operations Officer - Laboratory Services
Jeff Hurst is the Chief Operations Officer at Comprehensive Pain Specialists. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience working for large commercial laboratories (LabCorp, Advanced Toxicology Network, and Quest Diagnostics) and has held many positions including Certifying Scientist Supervisor, QC/Safety Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, alternate Responsible Person and Lab Manager.
He is also an inspector for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in their National Laboratory Certification Program’s Division of Workplace Testing and holds a State of Tennessee Medical Technologist Supervisor’s License and the HEM (Healthcare Environmental Management) certification from ECRI Institute.
He received his BS in Biology from Memphis State University and his MBA from Ellis University.
Alex Munderloh serves as General Counsel for Comprehensive Pain Specialists and manages the company’s litigation and compliance initiatives. He brings a great deal of healthcare experience from his previous role as Assistant General Counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health. He served as the advisory attorney for four health-related boards while counseling boards on the legality of proposed actions and drafted regulations. Alex assisted with compliance matters and also handled licensure discipline litigation on behalf of the Board of Medical Examiners.
Alex currently oversees all legal matters that affect CPS. He works notably within physician hiring and the clinic acquisition process. On behalf of CPS, he reviews and negotiates contracts, leases and employment agreements.
Alex received a BBA in economics from the University of Mississippi and a JD from Cumberland School of Law in addition to his MBA from Samford University.
VP, CORPORATE CONTROLLER
Ginger Smith is a licensed CPA in the state of Tennessee. Her work experience includes public accounting, private industry and financial controllership experience. This includes managing the monthly close process, treasury functions, cash flow management, financial reporting, SOX reporting, tax reporting and budgeting. Ginger obtained her accounting degree from Lipscomb University and her specialized experience includes 8 years as Controller of a SEC publicly traded company (BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. NASDAQ: BMTI). She led the accounting function at BMTI through the Initial Public Offering (IPO) and secondary offering process. In addition, Ginger also led the accounting team through several due diligence projects before BMTI was sold to Wright Medical Group in March 2013.
VP OF OPERATIONS
Ryan Latreille joined Comprehensive Pain Specialists in March 2015. He brings with him 13 years of vast healthcare and pharmaceutical experience. In his role as Vice President of Operations, Ryan understands that quality care for the CPS patient is paramount. As such, he plays a critical role in identifying and leading our clinical staff of Advanced Practitioners and Physicians. Spending most of his time collaborating with Regional Operations Directors as well as other department leaders, his focus remains centered on developing efficient, best practices to ultimately deliver the best possible experience to all CPS patients. In addition to his role in optimizing the patient and provider experience, Ryan has a significant focus in helping drive thoughtful internal expansion and calculated market development.
DANIELLE JACOBS, PT, DPT
VP OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS
After creating and selling the intellectual framework for a patient-portal application used to improve real-time communication between patient and provider, Dr. Danielle Jacobs has built her career upon two principles: patient-centered care and strategic innovation. Through her multivariate academic and clinical background, Dr. Jacobs has been fortunate to establish lasting relationships across numerous industries, all of which position her for continued success in this role.
As Vice President of Clinical Operations, Dr. Jacobs is vital in expanding upon the comprehensive services that CPS provides to its patients, and increasing the operational efficiencies of existing resources. Through the identification and implementation of novel therapies, Dr. Jacobs helps drive awareness of such services and facilitates training efforts to ensure that CPS continues its upward trajectory toward becoming the Gold Standard of pain management.
VP OF CLINICAL RESEARCH
Laura Fisher started working with CPS in 2005 as the Director of Research. She brings nearly 19 years of clinical research experience specializing in pain, anesthesia, spinal cord stimulation, and psychiatry. Prior to CPS, she ran a small research consulting company in southern California, co-founded the Pain Research Department at Loma Linda University Health Care, and facilitated the formation of the Anesthesia Research Department at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in southern California. She has conducted over 130 clinical trials, the majority dedicated to pain research. She is experienced in Phase I-IV drug trials, a large number of investigational device trials, as well as, several independent investigator initiated research protocols.
She obtained her BS in Biology and Chemistry from Lipscomb University and completed her Master’s work in Family Life Education and Therapy from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. Her qualitative research focus is/has been the whole body aspects of chronic pain including the psycho-social, physical, nutritional and religious/spiritual components.
Chief Compliance Officer
Laura Carrico has spent over 20 years in healthcare spanning the government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Since 2004, her work experience has been focused specifically on compliance. She is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining an effective company-wide compliance program.
She holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is certified in Healthcare Compliance.
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