Blaine Hunt, President & CEO
Matthew Cristiano, Chief Operating Officer
Matt was born and raised in Southern California. Before coming to Access Medical, he spent almost a decade in the retail banking world where he learned compliance. He graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a BA in Economics and then received his Law Degree. His background encompasses finance, compliance, and law.
As the COO, Matt works closely with the CEO on overall strategic and operational responsibilities for Access Medical. Matt also oversees all compliance aspects of the company ensuring that Access Medical is maintaining the standards set forth by the Joint Commission, Medi-Care, and other health plans. This includes many facets including but not limited to documentation requirements, facility integrity and patient care. When Access Medical opens a new office, Matt is involved and ensures things are done according to Access Medical’s standards. Under the compliance umbrella, Matt is also the Director of Human Resources. He is tasked with finding the highest quality staff to add to the Access Medical team
Steve Sweetman, Vice President of Managed Care
California’s healthcare system is one of the most advanced and complicated in the nation. Steve Sweetman serves as Access Medical’s Director of Contracting and brings with him over two decades of experience within this field.
His expertise and extensive experience greatly lend to the company’s ability to assist its managed care clients. Steve’s responsibilities include the strategic direction and procurement of new insurance contracts as Access Medical continues to expand into new counties throughout Southern California.
He finds his job to be fulfilling and rewarding as he enhances the ability of Access Medical to provide necessary equipment to more people who need it.
Heather Anderson, Director of Case Management
Heather was born and raised in Southern California; she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrationwith an emphasis in Management from San Diego State University. She began working for Access Medical in 2012.
As Director of Case Management, Heather oversees the case management department whose overall goal is to drive the documentation process and ensure compliance with insurance standards and requirements. The case management department is the central line of communication and acts as a liaison between patients, sales staff, billing, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies. Heather’s role is to ensure all client files are processed timely and held to the highest standard.
Joseph Sciarra, Bay Area Regional Manager
Joseph Sciarra, ATP, joined Access Medical Rehab two years ago to help make a difference in the rehab mobility community, and to ensure that every customer is provided with the most effective mobility solution. Joseph brings 15 years of experience in business development and account management.
Joseph started in our Anaheim office and helped grow the reputation and timeliness Access Medical is known for. With a growing demand for reliable mobility solutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joseph and his family have relocated to Northern California to bring Access Medical to the community. His passion and patient centered focus will help Access Medical become well known in the Bay Area.