Executive Team/Board of Directors
Gregory C. Marotta
President and CEO, CleanSlate
As President and CEO of CleanSlate, Marotta leads a multi-state medical group that has been a pioneer in outpatient addiction medicine and which has become a significant partner on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. Amidst the gravest public health crisis of our time, Marotta has overseen the continued rapid expansion of CleanSlate to meet the urgent demand for its medication-assisted treatment services in communities across the country. CleanSlate currently treats nearly 8,000 active patients monthly, at 39 centers within eight states.
In 2017, Marotta relocated CleanSlate to Nashville to support the company’s ascension as a fast-growing healthcare leader in the field of addiction medicine, particularly as CleanSlate responds to a complex national emergency requiring the full cooperation of the healthcare community. Marotta’s focus at CleanSlate is not only on expanding the company’s own capacity to save lives but also in leading the company’s public policy and information efforts to drive legislative change, increase access to care, and break down the stigma around the chronic disease of addiction.
In his role at CleanSlate, Marotta brings deep leadership in all areas of operations management within startup/high-growth operations, including mergers and acquisitions, change management and strategic reorganizations to drive growth and profitability. As Senior Vice President of National Operations at U.S. Healthworks, the second largest provider of occupational medical care, Marotta oversaw a national network of over 230 healthcare facilities in 20 states. Before acting in this national position at U.S. Healthworks, Marotta served as Senior Vice President of Operations in the east division and as Vice President of Operations at the company. Earlier in his career, Marotta served as Vice President of Outpatient Services at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three rehabilitation hospitals in the country.
Marotta obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Chief Development Officer, CleanSlate
Anthony brings 15 years of Healthcare Corporate and Business Development expertise to CleanSlate. As Chief Development Officer, Anthony is responsible for establishing and fostering key external partnerships and alliances that will aid CleanSlate’s efforts to successfully enter new markets and expand the company’s presence nationwide.
Before joining CleanSlate, Anthony served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for DSI Renal where he worked as co-head of Business Development for the fifth-largest for-profit operator of outpatient dialysis clinics in the U.S. Prior to his position at DSI, Anthony served as Vice President of Business Development for U.S. HealthWorks, leading the expansion of the second-largest operator of occupational medicine and urgent care clinics in the U.S. Anthony successfully negotiated and closed 20 transactions yielding 48 acquired clinics, growing U.S. HealthWorks to more than 200 medical clinics and worksites in 19 states.
Anthony earned his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. in Finance from the U.C.L.A. Anderson School of Management.
Chief Information Officer, CleanSlate
At CleanSlate, Paul has assembled scalable, reliable, and secure technology platforms that have enabled exponential growth. With over twenty years in the IT field, Paul has held numerous technology leadership positions, including four CIO roles. His breadth of experience ranges from startup firms to Fortune 50 health care organizations within a variety of industries, such as: insurance and pharmacy benefit management, third party administration, and multi-clinic provider organizations.
Prior to joining CleanSlate, Paul held the position of CIO of FastMed Urgent Care, where he created an IT team and forged technology partnerships that allowed the company to grow tenfold in four years. At Aetna, Chabot was the IT lead in the pharmacy benefit division, managing hundreds of staff and consultants for the program’s application development. Prior to this position, Chabot acted as CIO at Evolution1, where he developed patented technology for the HSA and FSA debit card industry. Earlier in his career, as CIO of Women’s Health USA, Paul constructed the company’s first centralized EMR/Billing system.
Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, FASAM
Chief Medical Officer, CleanSlate
President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Dr. Clark has served as President of ASAM since April, 2017. Representing over 4,000 physicians specializing in Addiction Medicine and over 150 associated professionals, ASAM is the largest group of physicians and allied health professions specializing in treating addictive diseases. As the Chief Medical Officer of CleanSlate, she provides clinical and sector expertise in addiction medicine for strategic planning, clinical program development, and quality improvement. Dr. Clark is responsible for leadership and oversight of medical staff and clinical guidelines for program services, and establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with external stakeholder groups at the state and national levels.
Dr. Clark’s expertise in health care delivery systems and financing is built upon her vast breadth of clinical work, including emergency, acute, sub-acute, and chronic institutions; community, county, state, federal sites; voluntary; involuntary and penal settings. She served as faculty of the UMass Medical School for eight years training students and resident physicians on the inpatient dual diagnosis unit as well as in outpatient, partial hospital, and consultative settings. She is currently a member of the Integrated Care Work Group of the American Psychiatric Association; SAMHSA Expert Committee on Opioid Treatment Program Guidelines; the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit Advisory Board; and the faculty of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
In addition, Dr. Clark holds an MBA with Additional Certification in Health Sector Management. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Chief Legal Officer, CleanSlate
Neil Kunkel is responsible for all legal and compliance functions of CleanSlate. Prior to joining the Company, Neil served as Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, of Capella Healthcare, Inc., a private equity owned manager and owner of rural hospitals throughout the United States. Neil has also held senior legal positions with other for profit hospital companies, including HCA, the country’s largest publicly traded hospital management company and Lifepoint Health, a leading owner and manager of rural hospitals.
Neil also has significant interest and experience in health policy, having served as an active member of the Board of Governors of the Federation of American Hospitals. Neil was selected to join the Nashville Healthcare Council Fellows program in 2015. This annual initiative is co-led by US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and Larry Van Horn, Associate Professor of Management and executive director of health affairs at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Neil earned his B.A. in History from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
Chief Financial Officer, CleanSlate
As CFO, Patrick’s efforts ensure that CleanSlate remains financially efficient while continuing to provide the highest quality care in addiction treatment. Patrick oversees all areas of finance, billing, and risk management; all essential and important tasks as CleanSlate continues its national expansion. Patrick possesses an extensive background in both financial and operational leadership positions, and has been highly involved with health care and high growth organizations.
Before joining CleanSlate, Patrick was Co-Founder of Women’s Health USA, which provides business and strategic services to physicians in women’s healthcare. Patrick held several positions at this national company including CFO, COO, and President. Murphy was also a Founder and Executive Vice President of Evolution1, one of the nation’s largest healthcare solutions companies. Earlier in his career, Patrick gained ten years of experience in the insurance and financial service industries at Arthur Andersen. He is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Chief Human Resources Officer, CleanSlate
Bob Wilson is responsible for the Human Resources strategy and capabilities to support CleanSlate’s core business operations. Prior to joining CleanSlate, Bob was with ConcertoHealth in Irvine, California where he built the Human Resources department from the ground up and assisted the organization in transitioning from an insurance plan to a provider company. Prior to joining ConcertoHealth, Bob served as the EVP of Human Resources and Administration at Healogics, the national leader in wound care management.
Bob has a proven track record of building successful human resource teams that partner with core operations and provide excellent customer service. In 2000, Bob started a human resource consulting and technology company named PeopleStrategy. That company was sold and is still in business today. While working in his own consulting and technology business, he was contracted to re-engineer the human resource function for the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. This was a four (4) year project in the Persian Gulf region. Immediately prior to starting his own business, Bob was hired to re-engineer the University of Kentucky’s Human Resource functions through centralization and transitioning the culture to become customer service-centric.
Bob received a B.S. degree in Management from Rutgers University of Camden.
Amanda Wilson, MD
Chairwoman of the Board and Founder, CleanSlate
In response to the growing opioid epidemic facing the country, Dr. Wilson founded CleanSlate in 2009 with the mission of providing high quality medical care and improved access for the underserved population of patients seeking addiction treatment.
Dr. Wilson received her medical degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. She completed residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to founding CleanSlate, Dr. Wilson was the Medical Director of Mercy Medical Center’s hospitalist program, in Springfield, MA and served as Chief of Medicine and chair of the Center’s Peer Review.
Dr. Wilson’s outreach and education efforts include participation in various groups focused on addiction and high-risk patients, including those responding to the need for increased access to the appropriate continuum of care for opioid dependent patients. She provides frequent group presentations to physicians and other care providers within private practice, hospitals, and other clinical settings on the epidemic nature of opioid dependence and the pharmacology of buprenorphine treatment.
Partner, Granite Growth Health Partners
Mark Brooks is a managing partner and co-founder at Granite Growth. He previously co-founded MMC Health Services and Scale Venture Partners, a diversified venture firm with over $1.5 billion AUM, where he co-led the healthcare group for more than 15 years. He has more than 25 years of experience investing in, operating and managing high-growth health services companies, several of which have become market leaders. Mark currently sits on the Board of Directors of LivHOME, Alternative Behavior Strategies, CutisCare, Alimera Sciences, CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers and Spinal Kinetics. He is a board observer for QualDerm Partners. He has helped a number of companies successfully exit health services investments, including IPC The Hospitalist Company, Healogics, U.S. HealthWorks and New Century Hospice. Prior to joining Scale Venture Partners, Mark spent a number of years with Mercer Management Consulting, where he managed and executed projects for companies in the health services and telecommunications industries, and with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mark earned an MBA in Finance and Management from Wharton and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Paul F. Brown
Partner, Granite Growth Health Partners
Paul Brown is a venture partner at Granite Growth. He has been an advisor for Well, Advantia Health, Swell and Vytalize Health. Paul holds the James Lee Sorenson Presidential Chair and is a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. He has more than 25 years of experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, lawyer and professor. Before teaching, he was a managing director at Sandbox Industries, where he co-founded the firm’s BlueCross BlueShield corporate venture funds. Before that, Paul was a senior executive with the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield organization. He is on the Board of Directors for CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers, QualDerm Partners, TripleCare, Central Logic, Rendezvous and Amplify.io. He earned a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Utah.
Diane M. Daych
Partner, Granite Growth Health Partners
Diane Daych is a managing partner and co-founder at Granite Growth. She has more than 30 years of investing, advisory and operating experience, with more than 25 years of experience in the health services industry. Before founding Granite Growth, Diane led Apple Tree Partners’ healthcare services investing team. From 2010 to 2012, she was a managing director and co-head, Private Equity, of the Marwood Group. Previously, she was a partner and principal at CCP Equity Partners, where she invested in growth companies that offer specialized solutions for the financing, management and delivery of healthcare. Diane’s current investments include CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers, Narus Health, QualDerm Partners, TripleCare and Prism Education. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of TripleCare, CleanSlate, QualDerm, Prism, the Tuck School’s MBA Advisory Board and The Healthcare Private Equity Association. She previously sat on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity, and she is the past president of the Hartford Chapter of the Connecticut Venture Group. Diane earned an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University.
Eugene C. Fleming
Gene Fleming is Chairman of Dermatology Solutions Group and serves on the Board of Directors for Aspire Health, Syus Inc., as well as CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers. A lifelong healthcare executive, Fleming most recently served as Executive Chairman of the Rehab Documentation Company until its purchase in May 2014 and on the board of PhyMed Holdings until its acquisition in November 2014. He was Chairman and CEO of Cogent Healthcare from 2005 until its acquisition in 2011. Prior to Cogent, he held several executive management roles, including President and CEO of Surgical Alliance Corporation until its sale in 2005, and Executive Vice President and COO of Quorom Healthcare. Fleming moved to Nashville, TN in 1993 to serve as President of the Eastern Group, a three billion dollar division of Hospital Corporation of America. He previously served as CEO of three HCA hospitals. He is a retired Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, served on the Boards of the Florida Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association, and as Chairman of the Florida League of Hospitals.
Christopher M. Jedrey
Chris is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in the Firm’s Boston office. He is partner-in-charge of its Boston Health Industry Advisory Practice Group, and national co-chairman of its Academic Medical Centers practice. Chris represents nonprofit and for-profit health care provider and health plan clients in merger, acquisition, affiliation, and joint venture transactions; sales of non-profit assets and operations to for-profit companies; and conversions from taxable to tax-exempt status. He represents academic medical centers for a variety of matters, including strategic affiliations, clinical research issues and faculty practice plan structures. Chris’ notable projects include: advising Caritas Christi, a six-hospital non-profit Catholic system, on the sale of its assets and operations to private-equity-funded Steward Health Care System, and advising the buyer on several subsequent hospital and large group practice acquisitions; advising Maimonides Medical Center on its affiliation with Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System); representing Hartford HealthCare in establishing a clinical and research affiliation with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and providing corporate, regulatory and tax advice on the formation and ongoing operations of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, most recently with respect to its development of a network of community-based satellite clinics and other clinical partnerships. Chris has been given the highest ranking in health care nationally and in Massachusetts by Chambers USA 2015 as a transactional lawyer. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Ph.D. from Harvard University and J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Patrick J. Kennedy
During his 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Rhode Island’s First Congressional District, Patrick J. Kennedy fought to end discrimination against mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the groundbreaking Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), which was passed with bi-partisan support, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. The Federal Parity Law provides millions of Americans, previously denied care, with access to mental health and addiction treatment by requiring insurance companies to treat illnesses of the brain, such as depression and addiction, the same way they treat illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer.
In addition to the Federal Parity Law, Kennedy authored and co-sponsored dozens of bills during his time in Congress to increase the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including the Positive Aging Act; Foundations for Learning Act; National Neurotechnology Initiative Act; Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act; COMBAT PTSD Act; Nurse-Family Partnership Act; Alzheimer’s Treatment and Caregiver Support Act; and Ready, Willing, and Able Act, which called on the Department of Homeland Security to deploy a civilian response system to blunt the psychological impact of terrorism. He served on various committees and subcommittees, including the House Appropriations Committee; the Subcommittee on Health, Education and Welfare; the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs.
In 2013, he founded The Kennedy Forum, a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead a national dialogue on transforming mental health and addiction care delivery by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law. The Forum aims to achieve health equity by advancing evidence-based practices, policies, and programming in mental health and substance use.
Kennedy co-authored the New York Times Bestseller A Common Struggle where he shared both his personal narrative and how he shepherded the Federal Parity Law. The book ends with Kennedy’s detailed roadmap to achieve health equity in the United States.
As co-founder of the non-profit One Mind (formerly One Mind for Research), Kennedy helped spark a global revolution in how scientists collaborate to study, diagnose, and treat brain diseases. The organization pushes for greater global investment in brain research, and is pioneering a worldwide approach that ensures scientific research, results, and data are available to researchers everywhere.
Kennedy served on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Kennedy’s personal contributions focused on the declaration of a federal emergency and strong parity recommendations.
He has concentrated his post-congressional professional endeavors toward the achievement of health equity. In surveying the healthcare ecosystem, he saw the need for evidence based interventions in behavioral health and addiction. Together with Marjorie Morrison, in 2017 he co-founded PsycHub, an educational tech platform designed to change the healthcare ecosystem and how behavioral healthcare is consumed.
Amid countless recognitions, meaningful partnerships, and political affiliations, Patrick J. Kennedy’s most important achievement continues to be leveraging his powerful family legacy in the arenas of civil rights, mental health, and intellectual disabilities to advance the cause of social justice and health equity for all people. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amy, and their soon to be five children.
With over 35 years of experience providing financial leadership to growth companies, Dan brings extensive knowledge of complex accounting, funding strategies, financial analysis and reporting, strategic planning, IPO’s and M&A transactions to CleanSlate. Dan has been responsible for building the financial infrastructures and providing the financial management to achieve profitability and enable growth. He has also successfully completed an IPO, managed sales to strategic buyers, completed multiple domestic and cross border acquisitions, and raised hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and equity capital. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Niagara University.