CFG Health Systems, LLC (CFG) has a solid infrastructure and business support management team that has years of experience in healthcare.
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO, Mr. Paschall brings over 20 years of creative leadership experience in the development, management, and coordination, of cost effective health care services in five major health provider venues. He has championed new models of need based healthcare services for large hospital systems, state health and education systems, as well as serving as an advisor to the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health. He is adept at reviewing various systems crossing both the private and public sector and successfully creating solutions to their common goals. He also brings business acumen for CFG, which was recognized in business publications as being in the top 25 fastest growing business organizations in New Jersey.
Medical Director and President
The founder and Medical Director of CFG Health Systems, LLC, Dr. Varrell is American Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, and certified in American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Varrell has the ability to think outside the box in a way that brings success to the projects in which he becomes involved. He displays his creative abilities, great dependability and effective skills in psychiatry through his development and implementation of mental health treatment systems to numerous individuals, families and organizations. Dr. Varrell has an extensive background in child and adolescent psychiatry. His continuing success is easily seen through his development and implementation of psychiatric treatment systems through inpatient psychiatric units, hospitals and residential facilities, acute settings in correctional facilities, (adult and juvenile), as well as in school systems. He is widely known and recommended through out New Jersey and is greatly respected for his talent as a psychiatrist and entrepreneur. Dr. Varrell is responsible for monitoring the quality of medical and health services for all of CFG Health System’s contracts. Departmental activities include physician liaison with other medical professionals, utilization management, continuing medication education and management of our quality improvement program. He actively participates in the establishment of protocols, clinical policies and audit activities.
Denise R. Rahaman, RN, MBA, BSN, CCHP-RN
Executive Director of Corrections
Mrs. Rahaman is a program administrator with considerable senior management experience in correctional, military and general healthcare facilities. Developed throughout her over 30-year career in health services, Mrs. Rahaman has gained valuable experience and excellent practice in turning around poorly-run facilities through rigorous applied management techniques. While adept at identifying system failures, Mrs. Rahaman’s true specialty lies in instituting the change necessary to make failing or flagging institutions successful by implementing replacement systems that enhance operations in all areas – from program management to budget control to policy development to motivational efforts. She comes to us from UMDNJ/UCHC where she was the Statewide Regional Manager in the role of assisting the Nurse Administrator in the management of healthcare for the NJDOC facilities.. Prior to that, she worked as a correctional healthcare manager for CMS and MHM managing both medical and mental health programs in prisons and jails. She has also worked in the VA system as a nurse manager and served in the US Air Force as a Nurse Manager, Flight Nurse Instructor and evaluator.
Mrs. Rahaman received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from SUNY at Buffalo, her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a post master’s certificate in Nursing Administration from Villanova University. She is a member of the Nurse Advisory Committee for the Education Committee and volunteers as an accreditation surveyor for NCCHC.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Panisak comes to CFG with over 16 years of experience in management, accounting, and finance for both small and large healthcare systems. He has a history of successfully streamlining operations and improving bottom line profit growth. He is also well versed in mergers and acquisitions of for-profit and non-profit organizations. As CFO, Mr. Panisak plays an integral role in the company’s management team. He is responsible for implementing and supervising internal controls and driving strategic financial decisions.
James Javon Neal, MD, FACP, CCHP
Dr. Neal has over 28 years of corporate medical experience. He serves as a Medical Executive with public health. He is committed to the concepts of team management and staff empowerment in public health, in clinical research, and in healthcare. He is a manager with broad-based, culturally sensitive operations skills developed through years of work in urban New York City, Australia, the South Pacific, and the Far East. He has served as a Correctional Health Care Consultant providing technical assistance with clinical systems development, program evaluations, interpretation and implementation of services as stipulated by regulatory and oversight agencies for jails and prison facilities. Dr. Neal is American Board certified in Internal Medicine and is affiliated with the National and American Medical Association. Dr. Neal has significant experience in obtaining NCCHC and ACA accreditations over his years of experience.
Grace Nugent, MS, MD, DhL
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Nugent is a physician with over two decades of experience in General Internal Medicine – Primary Care Medicine and particular expertise in correctional healthcare, working as a Staff Physician, Medical Director and Associate Director of Correctional Healthcare at Midstate State Prison, Riverfront State Prison, New Jersey State Prison, the Middlesex County Department of Corrections and the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Dr. Nugent enjoys taking an active role in procedural committees and the organizational development of staff and patient care. She also has taken considerable initiative in coordinating the medical education of staff, nursing and the community. Falling right in line with CFG’s belief in collaboration, Dr. Nugent views medicine as a team effort and takes great pride in the respectful and supportive relationships she has established with colleagues, patients, patient families, staff and other caregivers.
Mari Knight, RN, MSN, CCHP-RN
Operations Director of Corrections
Ms. Knight is a self-motivated management professional with over 30 years experience building and managing healthcare and business operations gained in diverse fields including hospital, education, grant management, home health, military and corrections. She has demonstrated consistent success in developing systems, processes and methodologies to improve patient and staff satisfaction. She possesses strong planning and problem solving abilities with cross –functional resource allocation and project management skills. Ms. Knight is a driver and catalyst for change, combining tactical execution of strategic initiatives with strong leadership of staff and development of key alliances to capture and enhance overall business and bottom-line performance. Ms. Knight serves as a lead surveyor for NCCHC and is well versed in NCCHC, HIPPA, ACA, and state regulatory compliance.
Mental Health Director for Corrections
Dr. Sandrock is a licensed psychologist who has worked full time in correctional settings since 1996. He has provided direct clinical care and supervision in both jails and prisons, and has worked full time with CFG since 2000. He has managed and supervised inpatient and outpatient treatment in a variety of correctional settings and has experience in working and operating under a consent decree. Dr. Sandrock has specific experience in treating mentally ill offenders in many settings including restrictive housing; and he has performed risk assessments on inmates to predict the risk of future violence and sexual re-offense. He is a certified police trainer under the NJ Police Training Commission and has also been involved in pre-employment assessments for law enforcement personnel, as well as providing training to law enforcement staff in suicide prevention and the management of mentally ill offenders.
Director of Business Development and Training
Ms. Miles is a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor who previously worked in the NJDOC system for several years. She has over 15 years administrative and management experience in the healthcare/behavioral healthcare field. She is responsible for the development and implementation of new programs including overseeing all start-up projects. She also oversees CFG staff development and training programs, orientation and site management training.
Matt Konstance, MS
Human Resources Director
Mr. Konstance brings to the organization several years of multi-faceted human resources experience where he has operated in all capacities, from a generalist in a one-person department, to creating and leading a comprehensive department. In his role as the Human Resources Director, Mr. Konstance is responsible for the overall leadership of a department responsible for the provision of all human resources related needs of the organization, including: employee relations, policy & procedures, benefits & compensation and ensuring that the organization is compliant with federal, state and local laws.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Ms. Ramsey is a Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Leader with over 20 years’ experience. Ramsey has a passion for raising the bar on talent and developing people in their desired career paths. As the leader of the Talent Acquisition function for CFG, which she joined in June 2016, Ms. Ramsey is driving tremendous change within the function. A proven track record of consistently executing on strategic direction, leading teams through the tactical processes and programs needed to transform and sustain departmental success. These efforts have high impact to business outcomes. Ms. Ramsey started her career in clinical roles which has served her internal customers in the healthcare vertical full circle. Ms. Ramsey holds a SPHR and is experienced in workforce planning, succession management, employee engagement and organizational development.