Our Leadership Team
Professionals You Can Trust
We have proactively recruited, assembled and support an impressive team of tenured professionals who are trusted leaders in their field, have the passion to serve and work well within a well-structured team who has the integrity to always “Do Right”. Through CorrHealth, our teams and the Counties we proudly serve appreciate the fact that our hands-on leadership is locally based and keenly engaged, as a true-partner and caring and employer and provider-partner should be. We understand our team members and partner-counties’ pain-points and we know their concerns, they know we have their interests at heart and they have the confidence in knowing we are here for them and we will “Do Right” by them.
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Todd proudly serves CorrHealth as its Co-Founder and President and works closely with fellow Co-Founder, Victor Hutchinson in leading CorrHealth’s strategic direction, supporting our leadership and teams, our county-partners, and driving CorrHealth’s marketing and growth. Todd Co-Founded CorrHealth after two decades of successfully launching, leading, and growing other healthcare organizations who operated County detention facilities of various size and scope throughout the southwest and in multiple states across the nation. Todd is passionate about building, supporting, and leading strong and effective teams and steering them to the company’s success and growth. Having an engrained respect, and genuine understanding of the various nuances of governance, Todd enjoys diving-in to learn a County’s pain-points, developing creative solutions and presenting viable concepts to meet the unique and evolving needs of the Counties we serve. Todd has always had a love for volunteering and giving back to a variety of charities, especially Veteran support groups. He is thrilled about the opportunity to give back through CorrHealth and engaging his teams with serving their local communities.
Todd is proud to be a long-standing, active member, and loyal supporter of several Sheriffs and Jail Associations in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and other states, many of which he’s been an active member since 2001. Todd is proud to have served on the Texas Jail Association’s Board of Directors where he served as “Vendor Representative” in 2009 and 2010. He was also honored with the TJA’s “Business Vendor of the Year” Award in 2010. In 2010, Todd served the Texas Chief Deputies Board of Directors as its inaugural “Business Vendor Representative”. Todd is also an active member of several national and regional associations, to include the Western States Sheriff’s Association, the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), the National Sheriff’s Association, the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition.
Todd is proud to be a native Texan and was a double-major in the fields of Psychology and Sociology, earning his Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of North Texas (UNT).
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Victor proudly serves CorrHealth as its Co-Founder and President of Operations and works closely with fellow Co-Founder, Todd Murphy in leading CorrHealth’s strategic focus, supporting our leadership and on-site teams, our county-partners, and driving CorrHealth’s operational stability and growth. Victor is a nurse with over 22 years of hands-on experience managing correctional healthcare operations throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Counties throughout the southwest and the nation. Victor’s goal with every site is to tailor coverage matrix’ options, programs and services based on the specific needs of each County, and he does so through proactive modeling strong, effective, budget conscience medical and mental health coverage matrix’ and the development of our proven programs and services. He develops these models based on our understanding each County’s pain-points, recognizing their challenges, understanding any potential hurdles and working diligently with our leadership team to create solutions to their specific goals. Victor has been instrumental in building and leading our team of professional medical and mental health personnel and developing an impressive transition team comprised of medical and mental health professionals who work to ensure a seamless and smooth transition into new programs.
Victor is an active member and supporter of the Texas Jail Association, the New Mexico Association of Counties, the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), and the American Correctional Association (ACA) and actively belongs to any associations which CorrHealth supports.
Before Co-Founding CorrHealth, Victor served in leadership positions with other healthcare organizations where he served as Health Services Administrator (HSA) for Collin County, Texas’ 1,200-bed detention facility. He served as a Contract Manager where he successfully managed 10 Texas Detention Centers and as Divisional Director where he led a team of Contract Managers and managed 22-Counties spanning from Georgia through Arizona. Victor’s background also includes case management, and Regional Infection Control Coordinator.
Victor is proud to be a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served our Country for 21 years. He has been happily married to Deanna, his beautiful bride of 34 years and he loves spending quality time with their two sons and seven grand-children.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Mary brings 25 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to CorrHealth, functioning as CorrHealth’s Director of Operations. Prior to joining CorrHealth, Mary led other inmate health organizations as Regional Manager of Clinical Services and a Correctional Mental Health Manager providing management oversight and direct clinical services to County detention facilities in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and throughout the southwest. In these roles, Mary has served 10 New Mexico county-partners. Mary also worked as the interim Mental Health Director in two correctional facilities. She has effectively and successfully managed HSAs, clinical personnel, and worked closely with several Detention Administrators. She provided mental health training to medical staff and security, she was responsible for clinical oversight, implementation of startup programs and services, recruitment of mental health personnel, and quality assurance (QA) monitoring of behavioral health programs.
Mary is proud to be a New Mexico native and she resides in Albuquerque. Mary is incredibly hands-on and pro-active, as she visits our teams and our sites on a weekly basis and can respond to any concern at any of our sites within a matter of hours. She will be onsite often and will serve as a ready resource to assist with the implementation of both the mental health and medical programs and be a resource for services. Mary is CorrHealth’s heartbeat in New Mexico, a tremendous asset to our teams and our sites system wide.
Dr. Nicholas Longnecker
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER (CMO)
Dr. Nicholas Longnecker joins CorrHealth with a distinguished and diverse medical background. Dr. Longnecker has vast experience and knowledge in substance abuse disorder treatment and management. He served as a Substance Abuse Specialist for the Greenbriar Treatment Center and as Medical Director for State Correctional institute Albion where he managed their MAT program. Furthermore, his many years as a hospitalist included developing skills in treating the acutely ill, whether from severe withdrawal or complications from a substance abuse disorder.
He was a member of the University of Miami’s prestigious Medical Scholars Program, where he completed both his undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology plus medical school, obtaining his MD in 7 years. He then became board certified in Family Medicine through the Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Following board certification, Dr. Longnecker has gained well-rounded medical knowledge through acute work as a hospitalist, specialty work providing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and correctional work both as a physician provider in a jail setting and Medical Director of a large prison.
Dr. Longnecker joins CorrHealth with exemplary leadership and personal skills. Dr. Longnecker perfectly embodies CorrHealth’s “Do Right!” values and chooses to lead in an open and interactive manner. He is passionate about ongoing, active learning and is always available and willing to engage in medical discussions and education. His outgoing and very personable demeanor makes him easily approachable and allows for efficient and successful communication.
Robert S. Davis
Robert brings years of experience advocating and litigating for Counties in Texas and New Mexico. He is a founding partner in Flowers Davis PLLC and oversees the Defense of Governmental Entities Business and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense, Employment Law, and Medical Liability Sections of the firm.
Robert has extensive experience in representing governmental entities and government officials in all types of litigation. He also has extensive experience in first and third-party litigation for major insurance carriers, drafting coverage opinions for insurance carriers, and in medical malpractice litigation for private practitioners as well as County health authorities.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Davis served as Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Justice Sue LaGarde, 5th Judicial District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas in the late 80’s. Thereafter, Mr. Davis was appointed as Law Clerk to United States District Judge William M. Steger. We are proud to have earned Mr. Davis’ trust, we’re excited he’s on our team and he is an incredible asset to CorrHealth as we serve Counties in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Counties throughout the southwest.
Regional Manager of NM/CO/WY
Brandee is a Registered Nurse (RN) who brings a tireless passion for leading, teaching, and serving our inmate-patients, our teams and our partner-counties with the hands-on support and attention which they need and deserve. Her extensive knowledge of correctional medical and mental health programs and services, including her experience with the CorEMR software system is paramount and a key element to our success over the years. Brandee has served as a Health Services Administrator (HSA) and as a Director of Nursing (DON) for some of the largest County facilities in New Mexico. In her role, she provides floating and fill in HSA coverage as necessary. Brandee is on-site to transition and train the on-site leadership and healthcare team, as well as the County’s administrative and detention personnel, on an initial and on-going basis. She will also be focused on compliance and ensuring continuous quality improvement in each of the facilities we proudly serve.
As a Registered Nurse certified in the State of New Mexico, Brandee is thoroughly familiar with the New Mexico Association of Counties Adult Detention Standards, NCCHC, ACA and New Mexico’s Child Youth and Family (CYFD) accreditation standards of care and she has implemented these standards in several detention facilities over the years.
A tremendous asset to our team, Brandee is passionate about providing compassionate care to our inmate patients, excellence in service and support to our teams and she is committed to working diligently to ensure our leadership and team-members are well-trained and able to perform above state, industry, and community-based standards.
Melissa Jarrett, RN
REGIONAL MANAGER, TEXAS
Melissa serves as CorrHealth’s central Texas based Regional Manager for our Texas partner-counties. Melissa is an RN who began her correctional healthcare career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) when she worked for the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) in 2008. She earned her Registered Nursing (RN) degree while working in corrections in 2013. She was promoted to a Charge Nurse at the Delta Regional Unit and then to a Director of Nursing at the Varner Unit with ADC during her career. Melissa’s passion for patent care and her dedication to her profession led her to the Garland County Detention Center (Arkansas) where she reported to Todd and Victor, CorrHealth’s Founders and served as the Health Services Administrator (HSA). Working closely and knowing her values, character and work ethic, we immediately identified Melissa as the ideal fit to serve our county-partners and our teams. Consequently, there are few leaders in the industry with the passion, her commitment to training and knowledge that Melissa possesses, therefore she is vital to our team and our success.
In her role, Melissa travels throughout her Texas territory to monitor, assess, and maintain all aspects of operations within her assigned region. She provides the necessary guidance to assist CorrHealth’s leadership team in making critical business decisions and ensure medical, mental, and ancillary healthcare coverage, programs and services are based upon goals, clear objectives, budget and CorrHealth’s policies and procedures and the facility, and ensuring compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, NCCHC and ACA accreditation standards.
Melissa is an immense asset to our leadership team, she’s highly respected by her on-site teams, CorrHealth’s leadership and our county-partners as a tireless and passionate leader, and we’re blessed she has decided to join our team and serve as our Regional Manager for our Texas teams and our sites.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES (HR)
Kim puts the “human” in Human Resources. With almost 20 years of experience in supervisory roles, and 10 years in direct HR management, Kim has excelled at developing training curriculum and presentations, implemented proven processes and protocols that keeps employees and businesses safe, and analyzed and updated company practices to maximize productivity, while lowering operating costs. Kim believes in supporting a strong team culture and has an impressive track record of implementing and supporting creative programs which encourage communication, team-work, safety and improving team moral. Kim is a member of HRMA-NM and the New Mexico Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, where she’s currently working towards earning her Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)-CP certification, which she’ll earn in the first quarter of 2019.
At CorrHealth our people and teams are the heartbeat of our business, which necessitated our placing the right Human Resources leader. We needed an HR leader who is a compassionate, highly engaged and hands-on Human Resources/People Leader. We needed a Human Resources leader who is passionate about listening and supporting our teams and committed to visiting our teams on a regular basis. We are thrilled that Kim has joined our leadership team and will guide us as we continue to invest in our people and our teams.
Sarah Zerfas is a passionate Customer Service Manager and Recruiting Specialist with over 20+ years’ experience. She has been involved in candidate engagement, stemming from retail and most recently the temporary staffing industry. Sarah holds a BA in Sociology from UNM, and essentially calls New Mexico home, after moving here from Sacramento, CA in ’91.
Her passion for her team, and her drive to bring value to any role she is in, results in a dedicated and consistent approach for fulfilling, if not exceeding expectations set upon her. Her experience as a Staffing Manager within the temporary staffing industry, has allowed her to staff within a variety of industries for roles ranging from general administration, medical assistants and accountants to light industrial.
Prior to the last 5 years in the staffing industry, Sarah worked with both Target and Gap Inc. in leadership roles where she always had a pulse on staffing needs, as well as training and development. As somebody who enjoys a challenge, while also maintaining consistency with policies and procedures, Sarah often becomes a reliable source for information to help support her team, and to drive business. She prides herself on teamwork, the ability to connect with candidates and providing consistent results.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Krista serves as CorrHealth’s Director of Finance and is a member of the CorrHealth executive leadership team. She is responsible for ensuring financial excellence while fostering an atmosphere of high performance and personal accountability within the finance team. Krista aims to consistently model the values of CorrHealth to “do right,” not only within her department, but with each individual whom she interacts and on every project.
Krista is a savvy accounting professional with 25+ years of experience in both the healthcare and entrepreneurial sectors. She understands the value of each individual of an organization and enjoys working with all team members to reach the common goal of a successful, profitable venture. Krista is driven, perceptive, and sharp, with excellent interpersonal skills. She thrives when challenged, strives for absolute perfection, and always maintains a positive, can-do attitude.
Krista earned her BBA in 1998 from The University of Houston, graduating with honors. She is a life-long Texan, growing up on a horse ranch in northeast Texas. Krista is the proud mom of three amazing kids and is a recent “empty nester.” Her daughter is an artist in Richmond, VA and her two boys are college students. Krista enjoys RVing, taking a motorcycle ride, and loves a good football game. She is recently engaged and looking forward to many happy years with her new husband-to-be!
REGIONAL MANAGER OF TEXAS
Rob is a Registered Nurse who began his correctional healthcare career in 1998 as a Correctional Nurse and then worked his way through the ranks to eventually become a Supervising Nurse before retiring from the Connecticut Department of Correction in 2019.
Throughout his career in the Connecticut correctional system Rob was assigned to seven different facilities, which allowed him to gain invaluable experience working within a variety of correctional settings to include those with male, female, youth, adult, sentenced, and unsentenced populations.
From 2019-2021 Rob worked as a correctional nurse, and Assistant Health Services Administrator within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Rob received his BSN from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in 1997 and his MSN (Nursing Administration) from Southern Connecticut State University in 2007. He is a Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as well as a board-certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In addition, Rob has served in either the Connecticut Army National Guard, U.S. Army, or U.S. Army Reserve continuously since he was seventeen years old. Over the past three decades he has completed a multitude of military assignments. He is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve, holds the rank of colonel, and commands the 806th Army Hospital Center located in Twinsburg, Ohio. He has been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and has received a multitude of awards to include the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge.
Rob recently moved to New Braunfels and joined the CorrHealth team as our Regional Manager of Texas.
Timothy J. Hammond
DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Tim Hammond, CCHP, joined CorrHealth in 2019 and serves as our Director of Risk Management. Tim aims to minimize risk of our policies and procedures for the service activities in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Tim works closely with both of our Co-Founders, Robert Davis, our General Counsel, Mary Zold, Director of Operations and with both Regional Managers to ensure our teams are working within our policies and procedures to maintain compliance with state (Texas Commission on Jail Standards), national, industry (NCCHC and ACA) and community best standards of care. Tim keeps abreast of industry standards to ensure policy and procedure efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Tim’s years of correctional experience include his role as the Regional Vice President with a competing health care provider (ARMOR) and as the Business Operations Coordinator in the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (Colorado) where he developed strategic planning models that allowed the business of the jail to continue while tackling fluid problems as they occurred. Tim’s hands-on correctional experience will help the County control costs without sacrificing service quality.
TRAVEL AND TRAINING MANAGER
Christina Franklin serves as CorrHealth’s Travel/Training Team Manager and she brings an 18 -year nursing career which began in the emergency room at Memorial Hermann Hospital, which is in the Houston, Texas area. Her position in the ER led to the opportunity for her to start her career in correctional nursing at the Mark Stiles Unit in Beaumont, Texas. She also continued her hospital work in Telemetry, ICU, and the Cath Lab units until 2011. She returned to correctional nursing at The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office where she was the Jail Nurse Administrator, obtained her correctional officer license and part of Emergency Preparedness with the Hardin County Health Department for five (5) years. She then joined the CorrHealth family as the HSA for Jefferson County in 2018. Christi is a certified American Heart Association CPR instructor and Certified Correctional Health Care Provider. She is passionate about mental health awareness, providing respectful and quality care to patients, and is a strong supporter of her Correctional Officer and Law Enforcement Officer family.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PROPOSALS
Robin Byrne recently joined CorrHealth as the Director of Marketing and Proposals. She leads the marketing initiatives, programs and campaign strategies. Her customer-first mindset developed over years of experience leading B2B, hospitality, and media enterprises. She creates strategic marketing initiatives that support the organization’s growth and sales pipeline. Robin’s background includes, digital and traditional marketing, promotion and public relations. Her priority is on building CorrHealth’s brand awareness and lead generation. She designs marketing programs and campaigns to drive sales, engagement, retention, and positive behavior with clients, partners, and employees.
Leading the proposal process, she is keenly aware of the opportunity to communicate the company’s vision to current and potential new clients. Robin oversees the collaborative effort and drives the timely delivery of high-quality responses to business opportunities and revenue growth.
Before CorrHealth, she’s had significant marketing experience in a variety of industries with leading brands, such as Hilton Worldwide, Qantas, Fox television and other name brand companies.