Lesa G. Yawn PhD, JD

Professional Discipline:
• Psychology/Law

Selected Credentials & Qualifications:
• 1983 Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)
• 1979 Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology (PhD)
• 1979 Bachelor of Science, Special Education (BS)


JC & Related Experience:
• Joint Commission Professional Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) from Behavioral Healthcare  
• CARF Board of Trustees 
• COA Standards Advisory Committee

Hospital Experience:
• 1988-1990 Director of Professional Services, HCA Peninsula Hospital, Hampton, Virginia 
• 1983-1988 Director of Women’s Clinical Services, HCA Peninsula Hospital, Hampton, Virginia 
• 1983-1988 Director of Children and Adolescents Clinical Services, HCA Peninsula Hospital, Hampton, Virginia 


Community Experience:
• 1995 Vice President, Medicaid Implementation National Managed Behavioral Healthcare Company
• 1995 Vice President, Network Operations and Provider Services, National Managed Behavioral Healthcare Company
• 1994-1995 Vice President, Quality Performance and Outcomes Research, National Managed Behavioral Healthcare Company
• 1992-1994 Executive Director, Clinical Operations, National Managed Behavioral Healthcare Company
• 1991-1992 Executive Director, Marketing, National Managed Behavioral Healthcare Company
• 1984-1990 Corporate Network Consultant, Trainer and Faculty Member, Center for Health Studies, (based in Virginia Beach, Virginia)


Consulting Interests:
•    Organizational readiness assessment and preparation for successful accreditation by CARF, COA, HCFA, JCAHO, NCQA and URAC
•    Development and implementation of infrastructure, systems,  services and capacity to improve organizational, operational and staffing effectiveness and efficiency
•    Enhancing the roles of governance, leadership and management to increase quality in public sector services for specialty populations
•    Assessment of readiness for implementation to integrated substance abuse and mental health services in public, not-for-profit provider organizations
•    Design of provider operational systems to assume at risk business
•    Reengineering of clinical delivery systems and services to ensure person-centered assessment and planning
•    New venture start-ups, mergers and acquisitions among community based primary care and behavioral health service providers
•    Clinical record documentation including person-centered planning; clinical record streamlining; corporate compliance to Medicaid and Medicare standards


For Customer Contact:
YAWN CONSULTING GROUP, INC.,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
yawnconsul@aol.com
 
Misc:
• Home State: VA
• CV Available Upon Request