TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive Care Corporation ("CompCare" or the "Company") (OTC BB: CHCR), which provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services, has retained Ramon Martinez, a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, retired, and leading figure in public management at state, national and international levels, as senior advisor to the Company's management. Colonel Martinez will spearhead the development and implementation of a Company mission, vision and strategy design, integrating the Company's behavioral health program with its innovative pharmacy cost containment program. The goal of this initiative is to maximize the Company's market share in both behavioral health and pharmacy management.
"An integral part of the Company's newly designed pharmacy program is the retaining of top-tiered senior advisors to assist the Company in this growth initiative," said Clark A. Marcus, Chairman and CEO. "Management believes that by attracting senior-level business executives to work with our senior management team as advisors, we enhance our ability to reach out to and attract the type of accounts who ultimately benefit the most from the Company's pharmacy cost-containment program."
"We are delighted to have Colonel Martinez join us as the first member of our team of senior advisors," continued Mr. Marcus. "Colonel Martinez's military and public sector background brings a wealth of experience to the Company, and we look forward to having him share with us his creative ideas and vision as to how we might even better enhance our pharmacy initiative. We will also look forward to working with Colonel Martinez in enlarging the scope of the market for our pharmacy initiative beyond that already contemplated by the Company."
Colonel Martinez served a twenty-year military career in the regular component of the US Air Force, climbing the ranks to become Combat Crew Commander, Test Director and Program Manager of Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles; Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the US Air Force Academy; Deputy Secretary of the Inter-American Defense Board; US National Defense Fellow; Chief of Latin American Strategy of US Southern Command; and Interim Director of the US Southern Command Washington Field Office. He currently serves as senior consultant for XTek Solutions, a national and international consulting firm that uses advanced techniques to empower customers to sustain healthy growth.
Colonel Martinez earned a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master's degree in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and geography from California State University at Long Beach.
Colonel Martinez entered the private sector as Vice President at Genetics & IVF Institute in Fairfax, VA, later served as Assistant Director of Strategic Planning at the South Florida Workforce Board, adjunct professor of philosophy at Miami-Dade Community College, and as a consultant working on Homeland Security issues. He also served as president/CEO of Progreso Latino, Inc., the state of Rhode Island's flagship Latino empowerment agency and largest bilingual, multi-cultural community based organization.
Colonel Martinez is recipient of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce of Rhode Island Community Leader of 2009; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Providence Branch Thurgood Marshall Award of 2008; 2008 Service Person of the Year Award of Sigma Nu Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and The Providence Phoenix Newspaper Local Hero of 2008. He is vice chair and co-founder of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, and was lauded by the US Secretary of Education as a nationally unique paradigm for public education excellence with a mayor-led regional network of public charter schools serving underserved students. He served as a Trustee of Women and Infants Hospital and the Board of Directors of Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, a free health clinic for the uninsured and underinsured of Rhode Island.
Colonel Martinez said, "Effective behavioral healthcare and pharmacy services are considered two crucial issues that currently impact the overall well-being of consumers and the healthcare economy as a whole. I became interested in CompCare because of its unique operating model designed to address these issues and mutually benefit health plans, self-insured companies and individuals. I am excited to leverage my skills to support CompCare in becoming a thriving, resilient company that delivers on the value promised to its customers. I am also excited to be working with a highly experienced management team who are committed to driving CompCare's growth and competitive market edge. My goal is to work with the management team to introduce a resonating mission, guiding principles, and corporate strategy that propel the Company to the next level."
Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services for managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808 or visit our website at www.compcare.com .
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CompCare's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, the ability of CompCare to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of CompCare and its staff to execute its business plan, the ability of CompCare to offer and sell any of its products at a profit, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts or other products, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, CompCare's ability to obtain additional financing, increased outsourcing of behavioral health services, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov. Any forward- looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. CompCare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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