Wellpath’s Board includes representatives from HIG Capital as well as the following individuals:
Jorge Dominicis is Co-Chairman of the Board. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer for Wellpath since 2015 where he ensured the organization’s operational excellence and drove strategic focus. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Dominicis served for 12 years as President of what is now the Wellpath Recovery Solutions division. Prior to that, he served 14 years as Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Florida Crystals Corporation, where he was responsible for all governmental and public affairs activity at the local, state, and federal level, as well as for the coordination of community outreach and charitable involvement. Jorge also served in various public and government policy positions. Mr. Dominicis has always had a passion for helping others, especially the overlooked and underserved. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, and international business from Florida International University.
Kip Hallman is Co-Chairman of the Board. He previously served as Wellpath’s President, where he worked closely with Jorge Dominicis on the organization’s strategic direction, and held responsibility for Wellpath’s Partnership Development and Marketing groups. Kip has served in leadership roles at Wellpath for 11 years, and has 25 years of healthcare services leadership experience, including co-founding and growing a large national healthcare services company, and leading the turnaround of a national diagnostic imaging provider. His passion is leading teams to achieve great results. Kip received his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Taylor Fithian, MD
In 1984 Taylor Fithian co-founded California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG), which joined with Correct Care Solutions (CCS) to form Wellpath in 2018. Dr. Fithian, an emergency room physician in Monterey, CA, often found himself providing routine medical services in the ER to inmates from the nearby Monterey County Jail. This led to poor patient care, overloaded ER professionals, and mounting cost and risk to the county. His solution? Bring specialized correctional healthcare into the jail, which would improve care and reduce cost and risk. So together with his partners, he started CFMG. From the beginning, Taylor set the bar high and encouraged every employee to “Always Do the Right Thing.” With every patient in every facility, today we follow in his footsteps and strive to add to the company’s incredible legacy of compassionate patient care.
Former U.S. Representative
Patrick J. Kennedy
During his time in Congress, Patrick J. Kennedy was the lead author of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no more restrictively than treatment for illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer. In 2013, he founded The Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit that unites advocates, business leaders, and government agencies in support of mental health equity. In 2015, Kennedy co-authored the New York Times Bestseller, “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” which details a bold plan for the future of mental health care in America. In 2017, he was appointed to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Kennedy is also co-founder of One Mind, an organization that pushes for greater global investment in brain research; co-chair of Mental Health for US, a nonpartisan initiative designed to elevate mental health and addiction in policy conversations during the 2020 election cycle; and co-chair of the Action Alliance’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19. For more visit www.PatrickJKennedy.net
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD
President and Dean
Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to lead the freestanding medical institution. Dedicated to the creation and advancement of health equity, Montgomery Rice serves as both the president and dean. Prior to joining MSM, Montgomery Rice held faculty positions and leadership roles at various health centers, including being the founding director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color. She holds memberships in various organizations and participates on a number of boards, such as the following: National Academy of Medicine, The Metro Atlanta Chamber, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, The Nemours Foundation, UnitedHealth Group, Westside Future Fund, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Deans, and Horatio Alger Association.