Steve Rosenberg has more than 30 years of experience providing technical assistance and directing projects that increase access to health care for the most vulnerable populations in our nation. He founded Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) in 2006 to develop a public health approach to serving the population of people who cycle through jails, and to connect them to community-based health care. Mr. Rosenberg is a specialist in health care policy and finance with expertise in Medicaid and correctional health.
Mr. DuBose comes to COCHS with more than 30 years of combined experience in mental health, substance abuse, neighborhood health clinics, community-based agency administration and correctional health care in public, private and governmental settings. During the past 14 years, his experience has focused intensively on public health and correctional health care, working strategically to develop a community-oriented approach to correctional health care. Mr. DuBose has been instrumental in re-engineering systems and processes to implement the country’s largest community-oriented correctional health care delivery model to date. Since 1996, Mr. DuBose has served as an expert faculty member at Howard University in the area of HIV/AIDS and has served as adjunct professor at several colleges and universities and vocational schools throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. In 2006, Mr. DuBose began providing independent correctional consultation. He travels throughout the country as an adult and juvenile subject matter expert in the areas of health care, food service, and environmental health and safety, conducting quality assurance reviews for Homeland Security U.S. Marshals, Immigration Customs Enforcement, and state and local correctional settings to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Mr. DuBose has an MSW with a concentration in administration, training and staff development from the University of Georgia.
Early is his career, Mr. Moss worked at Ernst & Young, a multi-national accounting agency. In 2000, he started his own accounting firm focusing on the needs of tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Moss has provided a full range of accounting and consulting services to many tax-exempt organizations. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an option in Accounting from California State University, Chico. He is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Barton provides expertise in correctional medicine to COCHS. His long history working with medically indigent, high risk/high needs populations includes working with La Clinica Familiar in Allentown, PA, and the Alameda County Jail ("Santa Rita") in Dublin, California. Dr. Barton is board certified in internal medicine and certified in acupuncture by the State of California, and has certification in treating HIV/AIDS through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He has been licensed to prescribe Buprenorphine through the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Dr. Barton studied clinical internal medicine at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania after graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1976.
Mr. Butler began his career as a software engineer and later served as a computer consultant with clients including insurance companies, public utilities and investment banks. In 2002, he became the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Rosenberg & Associates where he designed and supervised the implementation of a medical billing system for the Federal Prison in Lompoc, California. As COCHS' CIO, Mr. Butler has traveled throughout the country visiting jails and community health centers investigating how best to implement a community oriented correctional health model. He also designed and developed COCHS M.A.P.Tool 2.0©. This web application was listed as a Quality Tool by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ).
Mr. Butler holds a masters degree in Interdisciplinary Computer Science from Mills College.
Ms. Torrey joined COCHS in 2007 with extensive experience working to support education, health care, and social services for vulnerable populations domestically and internationally. Ms. Torrey leads program operations for COCHS, specifically the development of outreach and education on the nexus of health reform and criminal justice. She previously served as Project Director for the Juvenile Offenders Community Health Services project (JOCHS) that worked to implement COCHS’ model of connectivity in the juvenile justice context. Previously, Ms. Torrey was employed as Director of Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, and led program realignment efforts through the merger of three agencies. Her international work focused on program development and evaluation in the fields of health, education and agriculture. Ms. Torrey received an M.A. from Stanford University in applied communication research with an emphasis in international development.
Matt Bechelli graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in United States History. He spent a semester in Washington, D.C., as an intern for the National Association of Community Health Centers. Matt's research experience includes an undergraduate honors thesis on the history of education reform, and an independent research project on the rhetoric of health reform. Prior to joining COCHS, Matt worked as a scribe for the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Department, where he gained insight into clinical practice and patient care.
Prior to joining COCHS in August 2012, Julia was a member of the Public Policy team at Burness Communications. Beginning in March 2009, Julia provided federal policy support and guidance to public health nonprofits, primarily grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Before joining Burness, Julia served as an interim staff assistant in the office of U.S. Representative Michael Arcuri (NY-24). She also interned with the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. and Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury, MA. From 2007-2008, as a Natural Resource Management Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, she worked on a number of public health and sustainable agriculture projects in and around her rural village. Julia graduated from Tufts University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies.
Jacob Turino graduated from Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT, with a B.S. in management information systems. He has extensive experience in software development and has lived and worked in Central America.
David Horwitz received his B.A. from UC Davis and his M.A. from CSU Fresno, both in communication studies. He brings to COCHS experience researching communication within a variety of contexts. David has examined the communication practices of clinicians in multiple organizations, as well as created and facilitated customized training modules. His last project was an examination of email practices among nurse managers and administrative staff at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fresno. His research proves his dedication to understanding changes in communication with regard to current and future information technology.
Mr. Watts joined COCHS in April 2013 and brings expertise in the clinical and administration aspects of community-based mental health and social services programs for children, youth, families, and justice-involved populations. His 10 years of clinical experience includes work as a Residential Manager for Spectrum Youth & Family Services and a Case Manager for Northeastern Family Institute (NFI). In 2008, he became NFI’s Business Coordinator responsible for integrating clinical and administrative activities for six programs, including Wraparound and Balanced & Restorative Justice. His work focused on strategic human resources management, continuous process improvement, assessing program capacity and utilization, and making recommendations to provide high quality, cost-effective care to the greatest number of individuals. He has supervised Service Coordination and Community Justice programs, and he is currently a member of a Circle of Support & Accountability team with the Community Justice Center in St. Albans, VT. He believes that direct service to justice-involved individuals is central to his ability for assessing programming and providing technical, public policy recommendations to COCHS’ clients.
Mr. Watts holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Change Leadership from Norwich University.
Jabe Ziino graduated from MIT in 2011 with a double major in Biology and Literature. As a biology student he studied translational regulation using yeast as a model system. He wrote his Literature Senior Thesis on the novels of the British satirist Evelyn Waugh. Before joining COCHS, Jabe worked in software marketing in San Francisco. He brings to COCHS extensive experience in communication and scientific analysis. Jabe is currently completing his premed requirements.