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Support Health, Mental Health, Drug Policy

Asheville, NC
January 03, 2020

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Laurie B. Assid, M.Ed. x

Leicester, NC, *****

Phone: 423-***-****



Proofreading and testing passed – Caitlyn Pyle’s course, case study and copywriting courses taken.

Social networking skills to include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Understanding of SEO importance and analytics to make SEO optimal.

Excellent and consistent research skills.

Computer software experience: Vistar, Understanding and handling of all government enrollment and application sites for providers, Understanding of interoffice systems, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)

Excellent organizational skills with emphasis on handling cases and insurances necessary for those on both sides of the behavioral health network.

Strategic thinker

Servitude leadership with significant interest in making individuals part of the team and valued as people

Able to teach, motivate, and mentor others

Exceptional communication and presentation skills


Contract copywriting with Ray Access – (June 2017 – present)

Proofed Tsgoyna Tanzman’s book*******&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Business Owner of Critter Hill Rentals LLC – (December 2019 – present)

Contract copywriting with Healthline – (December 2017 – December 2018)

Contract copywriting with Ulties – (August 2017 – June 2018)

Business Owner of Lark of Buncombe Properties, LLC – (Jan 2017 – present).

Commercial real estate company with small business tenants and storage unit management.

Enrollment Specialist – Integrated Solutions Health Network, Mountain States Health Alliance (Nov 2013 – July 2016)

Fluent in enrollment procedures, enrolling MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs into a healthcare organization. Monitored providers to include licensure, sanctions, CAQH, and enrollment in multiple insurance programs and keeping providers on par with Medicare / Medicaid in various states. The number of providers carried on an ongoing basis has been 150% nearest enrollment specialist co-worker.

Fluent in various supporting software programs including VISTAR, EHR, HIPPA and various online monitoring programs available through CAQH, OIG, SAM and other commercial and delegated programs. Experience and understanding of contracting and billing issues that go along with each of these insurances and the claims that accompany the providers’ enrollments. Ability to deduce problems with claims and often reduced significant monetary back-payments for the associated providers and groups. Converted aging paper system to online enrollment procedures with training protocols.

Patient Services Representative – Mountain States Health Alliance (Mar 2012 – Nov 2013)

PRN, 35-40 hours a week in various physicians’ offices as support staff for patient services monitoring EHR to keep insurance and claim information up to date and correct for business organization. Helped Crestpoint Health Insurance transition local physicians’ information to Meaningful Use Star program usable data.

Limited Service Employee – Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN (Mar 2008 – May 2011)

Liaison between TECC and Habitat for Humanity to coordinate the company-wide volunteer effort for building a local house. Helped coordinate materials and understand time tables required for construction and scheduled volunteers. After completion of time tables, communicated with TECC the requirements, requests and other needs of upcoming projects.

Completed data analysis of multiple projects regarding filtertow production.

Gathered information for compiling, writing and formatting the weekly company newsletter for broad distribution within and outside the company. Helped compile and present news and press releases for distribution to local media regarding TECC.

Business Owner – Lark Designs, Kingsport, TN (Sep 2002- Dec 2008)

Owner of a home embroidery business that catered to local schools, churches, bands and sports teams. These included Miller Perry Elementary, Colonial Heights Middle School, First Baptist Church, several sports teams and Dobyns-Bennett High School Band’s first Rose Bowl parade appearance.

Stephen Minister Coordinator/Support Group Facilitator–First Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN (Dec 1998 – Jun 2007)

Stephen Ministry– Ran focus groups, set up proposals and implemented plans to begin Stephen Ministry at FBC. Communicated to FBC members what Stephen Ministry encompassed and who might be equipped to become a Stephen Minister. Interviewed and determined who would best fit the ministry. Trained between 65-75 individuals, in multiple 10-week long courses on how to be active listening agents in the lives of those who went through life crises. Helped educate FBC membership to utilize Stephen Ministry, helped assign appropriate Stephen Ministers / caregivers to individuals who wished to avail themselves of ministry and provided ongoing support for caregivers as they worked with individuals in need.

Support Group Facilitator–Facilitated the running of multiple support groups to include divorce recovery group issues / parenting classes / Myers – Briggs personality courses, all with nationally recognized materials from Celebrate Recovery and Stephen Ministry focused settings.

Contract Counselor–First Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN (Dec 1994 - Dec 1998)

Counseling–Under supervision of resident LMFT, counseled families, couple and individuals in therapy to include issues of marriage resolution, divorce, substance abuse, eating disorders, and physical / sexual abuse.

Support Group Facilitator–Created support groups to include divorce recovery, parenting and Myers – Briggs / personality courses for personal growth as mentioned above.

Education/ Certifications

East Tennessee State University M.Ed. - Marriage and Family Therapy, GPA – 3.8 – 1992-1994 B.S. – Psychology – 1988-1991

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