Meet Our Team

Chief Executive Officer: 
Richard Neault 

While overseeing facility programs, will stay in contact with VA Out Reach Offices, Health Net Insurance, the VA Hospitals.


Founder of MMG Medical Management Group, LLC, both in California & Arizona.


Mr. Neault was owner/Manager of Diversified Health Care a management company that owned and operated a sub-acute hospital 131 bed facility in South Central Los Angles California.

For the past 3 years he has been developing a Resident Behavioral Health program for young veterans with PTS (post-traumatic stress) and TBI’s (traumatic brain injuries). The program is holistic in nature and brings various disciplines together. Weekly meeting with the VA, social workers, psychologist, case managers, providers and payees have been taking place.

 

At the same time developing sites for the programs, which included site selection, zoning amendments, surveys, developing relationships with veterans’ communities and outreach. Three focused locations are Tucson, Sierra Vista and Yuma Arizona..

 

Two focused locations are Sierra Vista, AZ which is 90 highway miles to the VA Tucson Medical Center. This community has the largest Army Intelligence Base in the country. Its elevation at 4,500 ft. provides excellent weather year round. The VA Clinic is in walking distance of the facility. The city has a large veteran retirement community. An assisted living facility for elderly veterans is also planned for the area using VA Aid & Attendance funds for qualified veterans. A VA Claims Processor is on MMG staff, he will process the veteran and connect entitlement programs to cover the cost of assisted living.

 

The other focus is on Yuma, AZ, a military city. This is home to the Marine Air Base, Army Air Base and Yuma Proving Grounds which is the largest testing ground in the country. In Yuma, MMG is partnered with the Cocopah Indian Tribe.

 

Mr.Neault was Personal Care Holdings, CA, Corp. President, which converted the Glenwood Inn, Menlo Park, CA. of 158 luxury apartments to assisted living & early dementia. He was Director of Personal Care In Home Supportive Services, CA, Corp., and managed a staff of 278 care givers and office staff providing personal care, nutritional services and assisted living services to early dementia and elderly, placement when needed. Most clients were very low income and all entitlement programs were drawn upon. Lake Point Towers Ltd. & 1800 Madison Inc., CA, Lake Merritt Hotel & apartments, Mr. Neault was sole owner of the hotel and apartments. The facility provided short term respite stays. Neault & Assoc., Inc., CA, President 1984, development services and low income housing consulting, municipal financing for Meharry Medical School, Nashville.

He them converted a great hotel and restaurant to an up scale Alzheimer’s unit in 

Modesto, CA, Once it was 100% occupied a Chinese group from San Francisco purchased it.

 

He was in 1978, Housing Innovations Director of Development & rent up, early management; as development director Mr. Neault was responsible for site selection, purchase negotiations, HUD/FHA processing and syndications.

Oakland Hotel, Oakland CA, $15M HUD/FHA 325 units low income elderly, I N Van 

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$25M HUD/FHA conversion office building conversion to 325 units low income, specific units for visually and hearing impaired. Poppelton Housing, Baltimore, $18M HUD/FHA low income conversion of fisherman homes gut rehab to family & elderly housing.

 

Flansburg  Associates Architects; assistant to the President, on loan to Harvard  Business School.

 

Contract administrator, Bing & Dingra  Architects.

 

Assistant to the President / Contract administrator, Masiello  Architects.

 

VP of Patronato pro Ninos, a Mexican Children’s Charity providing free medical and dental care to over 5,000 children annually. Raised donations from Texas Churches to support food for 3 Mexican orphanages.

 

A Founding Member of San Miguel Hospice House.

 

A Board member of For the Children International and the Oakland Art Museum.

 

Founder San Miguel, Mexico Rotary Club.

 

Attended Boston Architectural Center, Lowell Technical High School.

Facility Oversight & Management:

Intermountain Centers

Intermountain Centers is a leading integrated care organization in Arizona with a strong presence in Phoenix, Tucson and the rural communities that comprise a majority of Central and Southern Arizona. As one of the first licensed integrated care clinics in Central and Southern Arizona Intermountain Centers has grown from 1 clinic with 40 members in 2020 to multiple locations in 8 counties, serving close to 117,000 members today.

 

Intermountain Centers has hands on experience developing comprehensive food management and environmental services plans. They proudly serve a wide range of business locations, including hospitals, healthcare companies, acute healthcare facilities, nonprofits and office buildings. Organizations large and small greatly benefit from Intermountain Centers custom tailored service package.

 

Advantages of joining forces.

There are advantages to both sides in creating a joint venture in Management/Operations. The Veterans Wellness Program is exclusively for veterans and first responders with PTSD, which deals with anxiety, depression, aggression and hopelessness. The program is designed to help the veteran understand they can control their thoughts and not have their thoughts control them.

The economic crisis has created problems for nonprofits in mental health/behavioral health they are being notified of funding reductions. This means layoffs of qualified trained staff in behavioral health.

 

The Veterans Wellness Program using InterMoutain Centers for management allows the transfer of trained staff avoiding job terminations. The Wellness Program benefits in cost and time savings by having trained staff in behavioral health transferred to our facilities, while still working under familiar management.

 

In addition to the economic advantages, the large Arizona nonprofits are familiar and have close relationships with licensing staff, inspectors and insurance programs. All the government and private sector areas are cutting back on staff, which means getting to the right people takes the right people. Once the veterans program is in place full management will be turned over to InterMountain Centers.

VA Benefits Counselor:

Rick Sparks 

 

Richard Sparks is an Authorized VA Benefits Counselor. Most veterans have no knowledge of the benefits available to them. There are few Certified VA Benefits Counselors that the VA allows to represent a veteran for benefits.

Out Reach Coordinator:

Esperanza Ortrga

 

President of Veterans Judicial Justice a 501 C (3) nonprofit Ms. Ortrga works closely with veterans groups in CA & AZ. She also provides shelter for women vets suffering from Military Sexual Trauma.

Program Director:

Charles A. McPhail, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 

He holds a PhD in Psychology from Union Institute in Cincinnati, OH, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Major in Administration and a Minor in Interpersonal Practice with Families and Children, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

He has served as the Director of Mental Health Services at Masada Homes, in Carson, CA, for the County of Los Angeles. From 1979 to 1988, he worked at Insight in Clarkston, MI, and  at the Flint Osteopathic Hospital location of Insight,  first as a therapist and ultimately as Program Director in this well known substance abuse facility. He was responsible for the supervision and training of therapists; he developed the Policies and Procedures, was responsible for the day to day operations of a 20 bed detox unit, and hired and trained personnel including students from the University of Michigan. He had oversight and administrative responsibilities over clinical and medical operations, and led all aspects of the day to day operations in facilities of 20 to 56 beds over the years, facilities dedicated to the treatment of substance abuseI.

Beyond his experience at Insight, he has developed a number of programs (Center for Human Potential and Challenge Yourself), has taught at Universities (California State University, Long Beach, CA, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles).

 

Medical Director – Chief Psychiatrist:

Nicole Poliquin, M.D.

 

Education:

B.A. Magna Cum Laude Laval University, Quebec, Canada (1983)

M.D. Magna Cum Laude Laval University, Quebec, Canada (1968)

Post Graduate Training:

Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Q.C., Canada (1969-1972)

Child Fellowship, Montreal Childrens Hospital (1972–1973)

Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, Los Angeles, California (1976–1986)

Dr. Poliquin worked for the V.A. Hospital in Brentwood, CA. for 3 years as a medical doctor and psychiatrist.  She established a private psychiatric practice in Orange County, California and was Psychiatric Director for Southern Coast Behavioral Health.

Facility Aquisition / Administrator Operations:

Swoboda Hospitality Specialists

 

Founded in 1954, Swoboda Hospitality, holds licensing as a real estate brokerage firm specializing in Hospitality, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wyoming and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and is also is qualified as a General Contractor in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Washington.

 

The brokers and agents of Swoboda Hospitality Specialists possess impeccable credentials. Our brokers hold the only certification in hotel brokerage; the Certified Hotel Broker (CHB) designation. Fewer than 50 brokers, nationwide, have earned the CHB designation. Swoboda Hospitality Specialists brokers also hold the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Only five percent (5%) of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation. The limited number of individuals holding these designations versus the total number of brokers nationwide reflects not only the caliber of the programs, but why they are each one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

 

Swoboda Hospitality Specialists, while holding CIPS, CPM, RPA hospitality designations, has an extensive background as developers, project management, property managers, licensed contractors, real estate brokers, hospitality consultants, expert court witnesses, operators of hotels, income producing properties and restaurants has completed advanced hotel administration courses at the Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

 

Swoboda Hospitality was one of the seven founders of Hotel Brokers International, a national hotel brokerage association in the mid-seventies.

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