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Veteran Behavioral Health Executive Elected Executive Chairman of iHope Network

Press Release
Dateline: August 9, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

iHope Network has announced the election of John Tadich as executive chairman of iHope Network Inc., headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.

John Tadich grew United Healthcare’s behavioral health subsidiary from $19 million of revenue to $350 million in three years. He was CEO of United Behavioral Health for seven years. Later, he started the specialty division at Centene Corp. and acquired its behavioral health subsidiary as part of his responsibilities. He ran the public sector division of Value Options, the largest, private, managed behavioral health company in the US, adding more than $500 million of revenue to the division in his five years there. He has run behavioral health partnerships and is an advisor to numerous businesses in the mental health and substance-abuse field. He is an operating partner at three private equity groups and is an expert at value-based payment strategies, with industry-wide connections.

At the same board meeting, Tom Congoran, chairman of the iHope board of directors, was elected vice chairman of the board. Tom Congoran has extensive management, finance and information systems experience and was CFO of Atrius Health through 2014. Prior to joining the organization, Tom served as vice president of global business development for Pegasystems, Inc. He also previously held the positions of chief operating officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire and chief financial officer for Healthsource, Inc., a publicly traded HMO management company.

“I have been very impressed by the accolades the iHope Program receives from referring physicians and patients alike,” said Tadich. “The convenience and confidentiality of video conferencing for delivering therapy, along with the use of proven protocols, offers a unique advantage to patients. Many health insurers now realize this and cover the costs. We have also developed programs that help people with chronic health problems to manage their mental health issues that so often complicate their care. I am excited at the opportunity iHope Network represents.”

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About iHope Network, Inc.

iHope Network is a telehealth company that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) delivered by videoconference to treat people suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia and other common diagnoses.

The company has found wide acceptance at major universities, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Brandeis, Vanderbilt, University of Massachusetts, and many other colleges that strive to provide greater access to care for an estimated 20 percent of their student population that suffer from depression or anxiety. It has also found early success in working with large medical practices, such as Atrius Health and St. Thomas

Medical Group (a subsidiary of Ascension Health). These organizations refer patients for assessment and treatment by iHope clinicians and are part of a collaborative care model that is unique to iHope.

iHope uses master’s level social workers and psychologists for most of its clinical work. All are licensed and credentialed to NCQA standards. They operate on a technology platform that provides guidance and discipline so that CBT is delivered in a consistent and documented fashion, making iHope’s results predictable—including the expected cost of care. CBT has appeal to Payers because it is proactive and gives the consumers practical tools and insights to help manage their own issues. This “solution focus” is empowering to the consumer and produces faster and better outcomes. iHope is a contracted provider for Optum, Anthem, the Blues of Massachusetts and Tennessee, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.


David Frenkel
Board Director
iHope Network, Inc.
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