Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers has appointed Dr Adam Hahs (pictured) as scientific director, Jana Sarno as clinical director and Kim Strunk (pictured) as head of clinical strategy.
The new form of executive appointments to create a clinical department unparalleled in the behavioral health industry. Hopebridge founder Kim Strunk will join Hahs and Sarno in leading the multi-state organization toward better clinical outcomes and value-based healthcare.
Hahs will be responsible for leading the company’s research initiatives. He was appointed to this role after a year of exemplary leadership as Vice President of Clinical Services, including leading Hopebridge’s participation in the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, as well as leading opportunities exclusive continuing education programs for clinicians like ICP training. Hahs’ was instrumental in the development of one of the largest clinical supervision programs in the industry, the Hopebridge Bursary Program, as well as leading initiatives for major internal and external research initiatives in the area of behavioral health. Prior to joining Hopebridge, Hahs was director of the MSABA program in the psychology department at Arizona State University and president of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Hahs earned a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where his research and clinical focuses were generativity of language, complex human behavior, and clinical behavior analysis with people with autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, and addiction.
Sarno will oversee and direct all aspects of clinical education, service delivery and strategic planning for Hopebridge and provide services based on the principles of ABA therapy as Clinical Director. In this role, she served as CCO at AIM Clinics. She currently participates in grant-funded research and regularly presents at state, national, and international conferences on behavior analysis and school psychology. Serving the wider community, Sarno volunteers on the board of directors of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (ILABA), chairing the Legislative Affairs Committee which focuses on government relations, grassroots advocacy and improving access to ABA through legislative changes. More recently, Sarno joined other industry experts to develop the Organizational Guidelines for the Council of Autism Service Providers.
Recent acquisition of AIM Clinics by Hopebridge will enable Hopebridge and AIM Centers to increase access to high-quality autism care for children across the country through a shared commitment to core values. With a combined presence of more than 100 locations in 12 states, this partnership brings together combined strengths and will help serve a broader audience. Together, Hopebridge will be able to bring its revolutionary 360 Care services to AIM clinics, providing patients with access to speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and ABA, all in one place.