We have always recognized the importance of managing a sound business in order to operate quality facilities, attract top medical professionals, satisfy payer demands, and make our care continuously available to large numbers of people. For this reason, we’ve engaged a team of experts in healthcare business management.
David Barrass joined ReMed in December of 2019 and has an extensive background holding a variety of CEO and Chairman positions in the United Kingdom and Internationally across multiple industries including manufacturing, commercial management and residential care.
While plans have been somewhat upended by COVID-19, as Executive Chairman, David has overseen the merger of ReMed and Learning Services and is excited about the growth and opportunity to provide high quality services, through this partnership, to people with acquired brain injury across the country. David is impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the leaders, team members and clinical excellence in both organizations.
Jeff Payne, CPA, CGMA is responsible for ensuring that our finance organization enables the company to continue to provide strategic leadership which drives growth and greater efficiency, financial governance and risk management across the spectrum of clinical operations. Jeff partners with all functions and levels in the development and execution of effective strategies.
Jeff has held a variety of CFO roles over the last twenty years across multiple industries. He brings an entrepreneurial view to his duties and has co-founded companies, as well as worked with large market leading businesses. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in Philadelphia where he helped clients raise in excess of $1 billion of funds.
A resident of Gladwyne, Jeff holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Lehigh University. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Drug Information Association in Washington, DC, a global neutral forum for the drug development industry, regulators and academia to exchange knowledge, information and collaborate in order to speed time to market and improve patient lives.
When Jeff is not working he enjoys spending time with wife Alicia and two children, Jack and Gavin, in Avalon, NJ during the summer, and skiing and shooting trap during the winter.
Shannon Swick is a limited licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with adult and children with traumatic brain injury in residential, day treatment, school and home based settings. Her areas of expertise include Applied Behavior Analysis, outcomes management and program development. Shannon and her colleagues have published numerous articles on outcomes with neurologically impaired populations.
Shannon was previously Vice President of Clinical and Operations for Rehab Without Walls. She currently serves as Chief Development Officer for Learning Services.
Mary Pat’s standard is that we provide exceptional rehabilitation, but beyond that, our staff be seen as leaders in the country in niche areas of brain injury – behavior, community integration and co-occurring disorders. Her commitment is to ensure that what we do is “evidence based”. When there is limited evidence in the field of brain injury to guide care, She encourages the team to look at other medical areas for guidance. Through her professional affiliations with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), she provides a clinical perspective that ensures we continue to be a leader in the field.
As a nursing student at Penn State University, Mary Pat realized that she was destined for rehab after taking her final course which focused on rehabilitation and stroke care. In 1991, after spending time in acute care and rehabilitation, which solidified her passion for working with the catastrophically injured, she was looking at different professional opportunities and applied to be a Case Manager at ReMed. She was offered the opportunity to develop and clinically manage ReMed’s new outpatient program. Promoted to Vice President of Clinical Services in 2001 she is now the Chief Clinical Officer of our newly merged organizations. She enjoys the professional challenges each day brings. As the challenges become more difficult, she looks for a different, positive perspective and keeps her sense of humor.
Elaine Lecatsas, MBA, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and held the position of Vice President of Operations and is now the Chief Operations Officer of our newly merged organizations. After receiving her MBA from Penn State University, Elaine worked for a large Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism provider where she developed a passion for working with individuals with disabilities. She is responsible to implement the overall direction and philosophy for company operations within our overall strategic plan.
Elaine oversees risk management and legal issues, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Accreditation and Licensing and Management of the organization’s administrative functions. Under Elaine’s leadership, ReMed was honored by the American Psychological Association in 2012 as a Psychologically Healthy Workplace National Award Winner as well as a Best Practices Honoree. In addition, Elaine recently completed seven years as the Treasurer of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.