Steve Priest - Chief Executive Officer and President
Steve Priest joined SelfRefind with over 25 years of experience leading multi-state, multi-site healthcare organizations. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President & Chief Wisdom Officer at DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc. During his tenure at DaVita, he led the operations of over 400 individual treatment centers across the United States. In addition, he had responsibilities in leadership development, training & education, and culture for more than 65,000 teammates at DaVita.
"JAMIE” DURHAM – PRINCIPAL
After graduating from Transylvania University in 1998, Jamie spent nearly 7 years in fulltime Christian ministry working specifically with college students focusing primarily in ministry support roles. Following this Jamie began purchasing, redeveloping and managing a residential real estate portfolio. His background in construction management led him to partner with Todd Clark in the development of SelfRefind’s first standalone treatment center in Danville, KY. After completing the project, SelfRefind hired Jamie as Chief Executive Office and tasked him with running all aspects of the operations of the company. In January 2014, Jamie and Todd Clark purchased SelfRefind from the previous ownership. Jamie currently holds the position of President.
TODD CLARK – VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT, PRINCIPAL
After graduating from Transylvania University in 1990, Todd spent 8 years in hotel development, management and operations with StudioPLUS. StudioPLUS was a rapidly growing hotel company that was taken public in 1995. It was later sold to Extended Stay America in 1997. Todd became the VP of Operations for Office Suites Plus for 3 years, another rapidly growing company until he left to become a commercial real estate broker, obtain his CCIM designation and begin to own, develop and manage commercial projects. He partnered with Jamie Durham in 2010 to develop the first SelfRefind, later became the COO and in 2014 purchased the company from the founders.
JIM CLARKSON, MA, LADAC - SENIOR ADVISOR & CHAIR, NATIONAL CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Jim Clarkson, MA, LADAC serves as Senior Advisor at SelfRefind, a premier Recovery Oriented, Trauma Informed Medication Assisted Treatment provider with 20 locations across Kentucky and in Ohio. Jim previously served as CEO of ViaPositiva—a consulting, counseling, coaching and training company based in Albuquerque, NM. He also served as a National Vice President with ValueOptions, Inc.--the nation's largest private behavioral health and wellness managed care organization. With ValueOptions, Jim was responsible for enterprises in emerging market areas and managed the substance abuse delivery systems for the states of New Mexico and Kansas and served as a subject matter expert and internal and external consultant around the country on provider development and sustainability, credentialing, funding, the ACA, trauma informed practices, recovery oriented systems of care and the implementation of many other evidence based practices. Jim recently led NAADAC’s Addiction Professional Business Learning Collaborative.
Jim has also provided consultation and training nationally and internationally including for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness as well as many other state and federal agencies. He has presented keynote and plenary addresses at many conferences on “How Funding Works”; “Identifying, Accessing and Sustaining Funding in Behavioral Healthcare”; “The Nuts and Bolts of Working with Managed Care”; “Payment and Quality: Developing a Recovery Oriented Systems of Care”; and “Preparing for the Affordable Care Act” and “The Trauma Informed Organization.”
In addition to his role as a managed care executive, Jim has worked and consulted with programs across the country focusing on the connection between spirituality, mental health, addiction recovery, and the “next generation” in client-centered therapy processes. Jim has served as President of the New Mexico Recovery Professionals Alliance, is a Certified NIATx Change Leader (Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment), a Key Supervisor for the Matrix Institute, a Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer and for 28 years has helped Fortune 500 companies and public healthcare systems create environments for recovery, sustainability and positive therapeutic outcomes.
DAVID HAYDEN – VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
David has more than 25 years of experience in Behavioral Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with experience in treatment, clinical supervision and training. Before coming to SelfRefind David was Regional Director of Substance Abuse Services for a non-profit community mental health agency. He has experience in Residential, non-medical detoxification, outpatient and medication assisted treatment settings. David has led trainings in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and treatment for Co-occurring disorders. He has served as a consultant and peer reviewer with knowledge in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care as well as program management and development. David is a Certified NIATx Change Leader (Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment) and served on the KASPER Advisory Board.
GINGER JACKSON – VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
Ginger Jackson is a graduate of Morehead State University with a BA in Business Administration and Marketing. Ginger’s career started at Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company where she managed key accounts with sales greater than 30 million annually, and was recognized both nationally and regionally with multiple awards. After Pfizer, Ginger served in a healthcare consulting capacity, collaborating with hospitals nation-wide. There, she integrated processes to meet organizational goals to improve department initiatives rendering cost savings by strengthening outcome measures in core areas such as length of stay, quality, through-put, and staff/management-leadership development. Client list spanned major academic medical centers to critical access hospitals coast to coast.
MATT SIRASKY – VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Matt Sirasky is responsible for all aspects of the accounting operations of the company including production of monthly financial reports and maintaining efficient systems of accounting, internal controls and cash management.
Matt is a CPA and skilled professional with a broad accounting background, Matt’s experience also includes previous positions in public accounting with focuses on financial statement audits and reviews and individual and small business tax preparation. Additionally, he has served as the corporate controller for a consolidated group of companies in the construction industry, overseeing the daily operations of the accounting and human resource functions.
Matt received his BS, Business Administration from Samford University where he graduated with honors and his MS, Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.