About NaphCare

Partnering with local, state and federal government agencies to provide innovative healthcare, technology and administrative solutions for complex problems within the correctional and justice systems

Our Core Values

We Go Above And Beyond

We Go Above And Beyond

Our commitment to excellence has no compromise. We deliver unmatched care, raise the bar of customer service and hold our products—and ourselves—to the highest standards because our partners, patients and people deserve nothing less.
We Treat Everyone How We Want To Be Treated

We Treat Everyone How We Want To Be Treated

Care isn’t just in our name. It’s at our core. We are caring professionals who respect the dignity and rights of all members of society. United by this belief, we work as a team to improve each and every life we touch.
We Blaze The Trail

We Blaze The Trail

We are proud to be the first in the industry to develop a Proactive Care Model. Bringing innovative services, complete care and leading-edge technology to correctional healthcare allows us to deliver the best care possible to those we serve.
We Do The Right Thing

We Do The Right Thing

People trust us to do what we say we’ll do. To choose ethics over profit. And to act with integrity in all we do. By doing the right things for the right reasons, we build relationships based on openness, honesty and trust.
We Lead Through Stability

We Lead Through Stability

As a private company, we are not driven by shareholder demands, stock market performance or thoughts of mergers. Our sole focus every day is to bring our mission to life in an environment of respect and professionalism.

Founded on Innovation

From our founding, NaphCare’s mission has been to improve lives through caring health care solutions provided in an environment of respect. Driven by this mission for more than three decades, NaphCare continuously innovates advanced solutions to address complex challenges in the correctional system.
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While running his family drug store, Dewberry Drug Co., and serving as Chief Pharmacist at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, James McLane began providing pharmaceuticals to jails. In 1989, McLane founded Correctional Pharmacy Systems, Inc., to provide pharmaceutical services exclusively to correctional facilities.
NaphCare becomes one of the first providers to offer dialysis within a jail, establishing our Correctional Dialysis division.
McLane sold his family drug store to focus all of his resources on correctional healthcare, changing the company name from Correctional Pharmacy Systems to National Prison Healthcare, now known as NaphCare.
NaphCare expands to offer third-party administrative (TPA) services to the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), ultimately becoming the largest TPA provider for the BOP with one of the longest-running partnerships.
Recognizing the need for a corrections-specific electronic health record (EHR), NaphCare designs and launches TechCare® EHR and Operating System.
NaphCare pioneers the Proactive Care Model – introducing preventative, proactive patient care to identify medical and mental health concerns during intake for early treatment intervention.
The STATCare team is established – a centralized team of Nurse Practitioners available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telehealth to support onsite clinicians.
NaphCare celebrates 30 years as an industry leader in correctional healthcare.
Brad McLane steps into the role of CEO, succeeding his father, owner and founder of NaphCare, Jim McLane. NaphCare remains a family-owned company committed to making a positive impact in local communities.

Executive Leadership Team

Bradford T. McLane

Bradford T. McLane

Chief Executive Officer

Bradford T. McLane

Bradford T. McLane

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of NaphCare, Brad provides vision and strategic direction to a team of more than 2,400 heroic employees whose daily mission is to serve a disadvantaged patient population by providing quality health care, compassion and guidance toward a better life. Prior to joining his family’s business, he served nine years with the U.S. Department of Justice handling complex litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. Brad is a longtime public servant whose early career included founding and leading multiple nonprofit organizations devoted to the protection of public health and welfare.
Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

President

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

President

Lee has more than 42 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including over 24 years in a correctional setting. He joined the NaphCare leadership team in 1994, and his primary responsibility is managing the company’s growth. Lee’s vast experience in sales, contract negotiations, budgeting and staffing plays a critical role in positioning the company for the future.
Connie Young

Connie Young

Chief Financial Officer

Connie Young

Connie Young

Chief Financial Officer

Connie, a licensed CPA, has over 22 years of experience in managing all financial functions of a correctional health care operation. She is responsible for overseeing all financial and accounting functions for each of NaphCare’s business divisions. Connie also leads NaphCare’s growing portfolio of third-party administrative (TPA) contracts, including the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) division. Additionally, she oversees a team that is developing innovative IT and software systems to streamline NaphCare’s internal operations.
Bradley J. Cain

Bradley J. Cain

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Bradley J. Cain

Bradley J. Cain

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Brad leads NaphCare’s legal team, overseeing all litigation and serving as the company’s primary legal advisor. He manages all legal aspects of NaphCare’s business operations, including contracting, corporate governance, litigation and risk management. Brad’s strategic approach has ensured NaphCare maintains its record of never having lost a lawsuit. He is an Alabama and District of Columbia Bar attorney.
Susanne Moore

Susanne Moore

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Jails

Susanne Moore

Susanne Moore

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Jails

Susanne joined NaphCare as Executive Vice President in 2013. Now, as Chief Operating Officer, she provides strategic executive leadership of the Jails Division. Susanne is responsible for all aspects of budget and operations required to deliver NaphCare’s Proactive Care Model of comprehensive health care. She oversees more than 2,000 corporate and clinical employees across the country, ensuring that consistent, quality patient care is delivered. As a Registered Nurse and licensed attorney, Susanne brings a broad understanding of the unique environment in which NaphCare operates.
Katherine Tarica

Katherine Tarica

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Federal Prisons

Katherine Tarica

Katherine Tarica

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Federal Prisons

Katherine has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, including 12 years working in correctional health at NaphCare. She has led her team to position NaphCare as the largest and most tenured health care provider for the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), serving over 65,000 inmates. Katherine leads NaphCare’s federal BOP division providing third-party administrative (TPA) services to more than 25 BOP facilities and 180 Residential Reentry Centers throughout the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Her in-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Program Statements allow the division to continually meet and exceed the needs of our clients.
Amber Leckenby, RN, CCHP

Amber Leckenby, RN, CCHP

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Dialysis

Amber Leckenby, RN, CCHP

Amber Leckenby, RN, CCHP

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Dialysis

A Certified Hemodialysis Nurse and Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional, Amber is the Chief Operating Officer for our Dialysis division. She provides overall site management for all of NaphCare’s correctional chronic dialysis units, including administrative, operational, clinical, purchasing, and financial functions. She also provides patient care quality analysis. Amber is responsible for retention and recruiting, compliance and performance audits, policy and procedure maintenance, compliance with unit accreditations and problem resolution.
Jeffrey Alvarez, MD, CCHP

Jeffrey Alvarez, MD, CCHP

Chief Medical Officer

Jeffrey Alvarez, MD, CCHP

Jeffrey Alvarez, MD, CCHP

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jeff Alvarez is the Chief Medical Officer for NaphCare overseeing all clinical care provided to more than 125,000 patients daily. Dr. Alvarez is responsible for peer review, policy and procedure development, centralized quality control and compliance with NaphCare’s Proactive Care Model. He serves on the NCCHC board of directors as the liaison of the American Academy of Family Physicians and on the NCCHC Executive Committee. Dr. Alvarez chaired the 2018 revision of the NCCHC standards. Prior to joining NaphCare, Dr. Alvarez was the Medical Director of the Maricopa County Jail System (AZ). He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Stuart Tieszen, MD

Stuart Tieszen, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health

Stuart Tieszen, MD

Stuart Tieszen, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health

Dr. Stuart Tieszen is board certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry with more than 30 years of expertise caring for patients in Intensive Care. At NaphCare, he oversees all psychiatric providers and mental health programming. Dr. Tieszen is a member of the Alabama Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Past honors include serving as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for Carraway Methodist Medical Center, and as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for Norwood Clinic, both in Birmingham, Alabama.
Amber H. Simpler, Ph.D., ABPP

Amber H. Simpler, Ph.D., ABPP

Chief Psychologist

Amber H. Simpler, Ph.D., ABPP

Amber H. Simpler, Ph.D., ABPP

Chief Psychologist

As NaphCare’s Chief Psychologist, Dr. Amber Simpler collaborates with mental health providers to improve clinical and operational processes within correctional settings and evaluates sites to assist with new initiatives, such as mental health crisis stabilization units and jail-based competency restoration programs. Dr. Simpler is a Forensic Psychologist with experience conducting evaluations of competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency to waive constitutional rights and violence risk assessments in felony cases. She also collaborates with TechCare developers to design algorithms and mental health software programs.
Marsha Burgess, MSN, ARNP-BC

Marsha Burgess, MSN, ARNP-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Marsha Burgess, MSN, ARNP-BC

Marsha Burgess, MSN, ARNP-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

As Chief Nursing Officer, Marsha provides clinical oversight to mid-level clinicians at more than 30 jails nationwide. She works directly with clinical teams and corporate leaders to ensure compliance with NCCHC guidelines at all managed sites. Additionally, Marsha oversees NaphCare’s STATCare team. Marsha is an active participant in NaphCare’s Morbidity and Mortality conferences, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Utilization Management process. She works directly with the NaphCare IT department to develop clinical protocols for TechCare and works with compliance coordinators to ensure sites remain audit-prepared at all times.
Darrelle Knight, PharMD, MSM, CCHP

Darrelle Knight, PharMD, MSM, CCHP

Chief Pharmacist

Darrelle Knight, PharMD, MSM, CCHP

Darrelle Knight, PharMD, MSM, CCHP

Chief Pharmacist

Darrelle leads our fully owned and operated pharmacy, NaphCare Rx. As head of pharmacy, she oversees formulary management, clinical CQI initiatives, drug utilization review, medication therapy management and pharmacotherapy. Darrelle oversees a seamless pharmacy transition for our partners, directing her team to ensure that all medications, treatments and sick calls are loaded in TechCare and ready for use on day one.
Byron Harrison

Byron Harrison

Chief Information Officer

Byron Harrison

Byron Harrison

Chief Information Officer

Byron has extensive knowledge of networking, servers, software and managing IT systems within a professional and correctional environment. As Chief Information Officer, Byron works closely with the NaphCare operations and software development teams to ensure the goals of TechCare are met with efficient coordination. He also provides oversight for NaphCare’s 24/7 IT Helpdesk, ensuring that NaphCare provides consistent support and results for all IT systems across the country.
Jason Douglas

Jason Douglas

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Douglas

Jason Douglas

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Jason oversees the development of all software systems at NaphCare, including the architecture and implementation of NaphCare’s corrections-specific electronic operating system, TechCare. Jason’s ability to understand the complexities of correctional healthcare has allowed him to identify and apply technologies to streamline NaphCare’s Proactive Care Model and provide superior service to our partners.
Jim McLane

Jim McLane

Founder, Owner & Chairman of the Board

Jim McLane

Jim McLane

Founder, Owner & Chairman of the Board

Jim founded the company now known as NaphCare, Inc. in 1989. Jim has more than 40 years of management and healthcare experience, including 30 years in correctional healthcare and 14 years in the development of software systems. As a leader in advancing industry innovation, he directed the development of TechCare, the first and only corrections-specific electronic operating system and health record (EHR) to enable effective correctional healthcare.