Sinfonia HealthCare to Expand to Louisiana and Maine

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sinfonía Family Services, the behavioral health subsidiary of national company Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation, founded by Fletcher J. McCusker, former CEO and founder of Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq:PRSC), has announced expansion plans in Louisiana and Maine.

Kathleen K. Saintcross, LCSW has been named as the President of the two subsidiaries, Sinfonia Family Services of Louisiana and Sinfonia Family Services of Maine. Katie recently built and managed Quality Life Counseling in New Orleans, is a New Orleans native, graduate of Boston College and the founding director of Family Preservation Services Assertive Community Treatment Team in Louisiana. Katie is credited for helping launch many of the behavioral health innovations known throughout Louisiana and Maine and has been a calming voice and community leader in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish post Hurricane Katrina.

Joining Katie as Deputy Director of Sinfonia Family Services of Louisiana will be Chris Boling, LCSW, MBA, most recently the Louisiana Adult System Administrator for Magellan. Chris is a Navy veteran and also holds a MBA degree. He has been responsible for adult mental health services statewide for almost two years and has been a therapist and administrator for over fifteen years.

Bonnie Swartz, LCSW, will also work with Katie as Deputy Director of Sinfonía Family Services of Maine and will be based in Saco. Bonnie joins the company from APS Healthcare, the administrative services organization responsible for Maine's behavioral health quality control initiatives, and is the past President of the Maine chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Bonnie has served on various other community boards of directors, most recently as President of Healthy Northern Kennebec. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Thomas College, the former Clinical Director for Catholic Charities of Maine and helped establish Kidspeace in New England.

"We are thrilled to be able to attract these committed and community conscious behavioral health leaders," said Jo-Ann Prisco the Executive Vice President and head of Sinfonía's Eastern region. "We have been given the opportunity to bring up integrated services in some of the country's most needy communities from Virginia to Maine, Louisiana to Arizona and soon in Florida. This is a great time to be an innovator in integrating mental health and physical health and we look forward to the challenges. Colleagues like Katie, Chris and Bonnie make my job a lot easier," she concluded.

About Sinfonía Healthcare and Sinfonía Family Services: Sinfonía HealthCare was launched in January 2013 by pioneering healthcare executives Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, the CEO, CFO team and founders of Providence Service Corporation, which grew from $2 million in 1997 revenue in Tucson to over a billion dollars of annual revenue in 350 locations in 2012. Sinfonía presented the team the opportunity to build a new approach to community based medical care and the company quickly established a full continuum of health services including: hospice, home health, companion care, primary care, wellness and medication therapy management . The company currently provides services to over 7,500,000 covered patient lives. After July of 2014 (the termination of the non-compete period with Providence) Sinfonía launched a behavioral health division designed to integrate mental health, pharmacy and primary care. As a result the behavioral health division has business opportunities in Virginia, Arizona, Louisiana and Maine in less than three months. The company recently announced plans to expand into Phoenix and Florida.

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Source:Sinfonia HealthCare Corp.