AMFM Healthcare, Cognoa Name CEOs; CleanSlate Centers Announces New CMO

CleanSlate Finds CMO

Dr. Claudie Jimenez has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer at CleanSlate Centers Ambulatory Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Jimenez will now oversee CleanSlate’s medical initiatives, including all behavioral health programs. She is tasked with leading the integration of behavioral health consultants and medical providers to promote holistic healing.

CleanSlate was founded in 2009. It offers integrated MAT for substance use disorder and behavioral health therapies. Offers services in 10 states.

“Dr. Jimenez’s passion for serving our patient population is critical to CleanSlate Centers as we continue to fight the nation’s substance abuse epidemic through our holistic approach to treatment,” said CleanSlate’s CEO Chris Beauvais in a statement. “Her experience is vital as we expand her role to include oversight of our behavioral health initiatives, giving our patients the best hope for success on their road to recovery.”

Jimenez has worked for CleanSlate for more than five years. Her previous roles at CleanSlate included Senior Vice President of Medical Operations, Regional Medical Director and District Medical Director.

Prior to coming to CleanSlate, she was the Medical Director of Harlem East Life Plan.

Cognoa selects CMO as next CEO

Pediatric behavioral health company Cognoa has named Dr. Sharif Taraman as its next CEO.

Taraman previously served as the company’s chief medical officer. In this role, he helped lead the generation of clinical evidence that led to FDA breakthrough designation for the company’s autism detection and diagnosis tool, Canvas Dx.

He is now tasked with leading the company as it seeks to commercialize Canvas Dx.

Prior to joining Cognoa, Taraman served as Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Children’s Health of Orange County. He also serves on a number of boards, including the AAP-California and the American Academy of Pediatrics-Orange County Chapter. He continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Cognoa has created a digital AI tool that helps providers diagnose autism in children ages 18 months to 72 months.

The company has received a total of $127 million in funding led by Morningside.

AMFM Healthcare Promotes Ted Guastello to CEO

Orange County, Calif.-based AMFM Healthcare has promoted Ted Guastello to CEO.

Gustelo joined the company in 2020 as Chief Strategy Officer. In that role, he helped the company expand into Washington and Virginia.

His work also centered around transforming AMFM’s patient housing programs during the pandemic, according to a news release. Specifically, he pioneered the development of the company’s telehealth platform, Mission Connection.

AMFM provides residential and outpatient services for patients living with mental health and substance use disorders. It has facilities in Southern California, Washington and Virginia.

As CEO, he will now lead the opening of Mission prep’s adolescent mental health program, which is scheduled to begin in early 2023.

Field Trip Announces New General Counsel and Vice President of Integrated Healthcare

Field Trip Health & Wellness has named Stacey Hoysak as its next senior vice president and general counsel, and Dr. Monique Moeller as its new vice president of integrative health.

Field Trip Health is a psychedelic therapy company. It is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Field Trip has 12 clinics in North America and Europe. The company previously partnered with digital mental health company Cerebral on a mutual referral program.

A corporate and securities attorney by training, Hoysack previously served as Coinsquare’s CEO, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Privacy Officer. Her resume also includes roles as General Counsel at Birch Hill Equity Partners and Alpha Exchange.

Moller was previously a staff physician at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital.

“The addition of Stacey and Monique’s diverse skill sets will effectively round out our executive team and help deliver on our expanded, holistic approach to mental health and wellness that integrates medicine, technology and community to help people break free from depression and anxiety,” Ronan Levy, chairman and CEO of Field Trip, said in a statement.

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