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Steven Rosenberg


Steve Rosenberg has more than 40 years of experience providing technical assistance and directing projects that increase access to health care for the most vulnerable populations in our nation. He founded Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) in 2006 to develop a public health approach to serving the population of people who cycle through jails, and to connect them to community-based health care. Mr. Rosenberg is a specialist in health care policy and finance with expertise in Medicaid and correctional health.

Michael DuBose

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. DuBose comes to COCHS with more than 30 years of combined experience in mental health, substance abuse, neighborhood health clinics, community-based agency administration and correctional health care in public, private and governmental settings. During the past 14 years, his experience has focused intensively on public health and correctional health care, working strategically to develop a community-oriented approach to correctional health care. Mr. DuBose has been instrumental in re-engineering systems and processes to implement the country’s largest community-oriented correctional health care delivery model to date. Since 1996, Mr. DuBose has served as an expert faculty member at Howard University in the area of HIV/AIDS and has served as adjunct professor at several colleges and universities and vocational schools throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. In 2006, Mr. DuBose began providing independent correctional consultation. He travels throughout the country as an adult and juvenile subject matter expert in the areas of health care, food service, and environmental health and safety, conducting quality assurance reviews for Homeland Security U.S. Marshals, Immigration Customs Enforcement, and state and local correctional settings to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Mr. DuBose has an MSW with a concentration in administration, training and staff development from the University of Georgia.

Homer Venters

Health Justice Fellow

Homer Venters is a physician and epidemiologist and a nationally recognized leader in health and human rights. As the Senior Health and Justice Fellow for Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS), Dr. Venters directs several initiatives, including reducing traumatic brain injury among detainees and correctional staff and promoting access to evidence based addiction treatment for persons with justice involvement. Prior to joining COCHS, Dr. Venters served as the Director of Programs for Physicians for Human Rights and the Chief Medical Officer for the NYC Jail system. In addition to being the author of Life and Death in Rikers Island1, Dr. Venters has led over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications on the topics of health and justice involvement, work that has been cited by the US Supreme Court and led to testimony before Congress. Dr. Venters received his MD from the University of Illinois, Masters of Public Health Research from NYU and completed his residency in Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Venters is a Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU College of Global Public Health.

Rubian Moss, C.P.A.

Chief Financial Officer

Early is his career, Mr. Moss worked at Ernst & Young, a multi-national accounting agency. In 2000, he started his own accounting firm focusing on the needs of tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Moss has provided a full range of accounting and consulting services to many tax-exempt organizations. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an option in Accounting from California State University, Chico. He is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Daniel J. Mistak, J.D.

General Counsel

Mr. Mistak joined COCHS in February 2014 and brings a wide variety of experience. Prior to joining COCHS, Mr. Mistak was a Senior Editor of the California Law Review at UC Berkeley, School of Law. His previous experience has focused on legal issues for underprivileged populations including representation of clients in asylum hearings, legal research surrounding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and campaign finance. He holds Master’s degrees in Genetics/Cell Biology and Philosophy from Washington State University and Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He is admitted to practice law in California.

Keith Barton, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Barton provides expertise in correctional medicine to COCHS.  His long history working with medically indigent, high risk/high needs populations includes working with La Clinica Familiar in Allentown, PA, and the Alameda County Jail ("Santa Rita") in Dublin, California. Dr. Barton is board certified in internal medicine and certified in acupuncture by the State of California, and has certification in treating HIV/AIDS through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He has been licensed to prescribe Buprenorphine through the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).  Dr. Barton studied clinical internal medicine at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania after graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1976.

Kristofer Blumberg R.N.

Chief Nursing Officer

Kris Blumberg,trained as an industrial designer at Parsons The New School for Design and came to nursing and nursing administration with a particular interest in individuals dealing with behavioral health disorders. He has been a charge nurse at a treatment facility, and a skilled nursing facility. In addition to his duties at COCHS, Mister Blumberg is currently a charge nurse at a diversion center in San Francisco.

Ben Butler

Chief Information Officer

Ben Butler has been the Chief Information Officer at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) since its founding in 2006. Mr. Butler’s activities have included: providing technical assistance to local correctional institutions and health care providers on how the Affordability Care Act impacts populations involved in the criminal justice system; identifying technical solutions for creating health care connectivity between jails and communities; writing articles on the role of local, state and federal policy in promoting the adoption of health information technologies in correctional environments; designing and developing COCHS M.A.P. Tool, a web application that generates maps identifying high need areas for justice involved individuals --this web application was listed as a Quality Tool by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ). Previously, Mr. Butler was a Senior Associate at Rosenberg and Associates where he designed and implemented two applications: the Bureau of Prisons Billing System for a health provider network servicing the Federal Penitentiary in Lompoc, California; and CardioTool an application that tracked cardiologic procedures for Redbud Community Hospital in Clearlake, California.

Jacob Turino

Senior Associate

Jacob Turino graduated from Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT, with a B.S. in management information systems. He has extensive experience in software development and has lived and worked in Central America.