The company helps organizations and individuals develop the unique protocols required to administer this program effectively and licenses physicians and medical groups like IBHN to be a provider of the Insight program. IBHN is not a licensed health care provider and does not provide health care services directly to patients.
Chief Executive Officer
James “Trey” Ligon is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Insight Behavioral Health Network, a premiere healthcare company specializing in the delivery of Behavioral Health Services. Trey brings over 25 years of medical delivery innovation having created many successful healthcare related companies.
Co-founder and President of American Medical Network Inc., a Healthcare Management Service Organization for over 23 years, Trey has managed Western Physicians Alliance, an IPA located in Reno, Nevada for over 2 decades. He also serves as President of Accountability Care Inc., a practice management company that is involved in enhancing medical administrative systems, including the development of analytic data management tools.
Trey brings a comprehensive background in Medical Group Administration and has decades of experience in managing physician networks and forming Integrated Medical Practices. Through his relationship with doctor groups, he has represented and built networks for Commercial HMOs, PPOs, Self-Insured Groups, Hospital Plans, as well as Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid Networks and ACOs. He brings an extensive knowledge in building, managing, creating and organizing large provider organizations. Trey also serves on many healthcare boards including, National ACO and The IPA Association of America.
Chief Operating Officer
Nino Pedrini has more than 45 years of diverse industry experience, with proven accomplishments in formulating the vision and structure of successful companies. He is also an Owner, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner who has been recognized as a results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial vision and spirit.
Prior to forming Insight Behavioral Health Network, Nino, who also leads the Capstone Group of Companies, was affiliated with Duncanson & Holt, a New York-based reinsurance managing underwriting firm, that specialized in life, accident/health, property/casualty, marine and aviation.
From 1982 to present, he and business partner Bob Baratta co-founded and have operated the Capstone Group of Companies. Together, they were responsible for forming the first self-funded Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) health programs nationally. As lead reinsurer, they initiated and supported programs for managing general agents, managing general underwriters, insurance carriers, third-party administrators and other reinsurers nationally. They built a national managing general underwriting firm, which developed and managed more than $100 million of revenue. Additionally, they created the first long-term care specialty company that provided actuarial, underwriting and consulting services to the insurance industry, all while developing products for entry-level carriers and providers, which resulted in managing more than $500 million of long-term care premiums.
Nino has a proven record of accomplishments in formulating management strategies and objectives specific to managing underwriting, overall administration and reinsurance risk pool management. He has been responsible for all marketing and strategies, both nationally and internationally; he has been instrumental in product development and enhancement, administrative systems, and development of overall corporate management and infrastructures. He has been instrumental in creating cross-functional initiatives to achieve corporate goals, consistently demonstrating competency in leadership, management, strategic planning and execution, marketing and profit optimization.
Nino has also spearheaded mergers, acquisitions and their associated integrations, and he has repeatedly created strategic measures with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives — all while building and retaining high-performance teams.
As Director of Insight Behavioral Health Network, Bob Baratta brings a proven record of accomplishments with more than 55 years in all areas of the insurance and reinsurance industries. In formulating the vision and structure of successful companies, he has been instrumental in the development of marketing strategies and product development. He has also been involved with enhancing administrative systems, including the development of overall corporate management and infrastructures.
Bob began working in the insurance industry in Chicago at Continental Casualty Company as a special agent in their division for special risk. Later, he joined American Home Assurance Company (AIG), serving as the Chicago Branch Manager and finally National Sales Manager out of the home office in New York City. While in New York with AIG, Bob was contacted by the owner of newly formed Duncanson & Holt, the American Accident Reinsurance Group, to become their fifth employee and to expand their facility west of the Mississippi. While at Duncanson & Holt, he was a shareholder and held positions as San Francisco Branch Manager, Western Regional Manager and Senior Vice President overseeing national sales.
From 1982 to present, he and his business partner Nino Pedrini co-founded and have operated the Capstone Group Companies, which is the parent company of Insight Behavioral Health Network. Together, they were responsible for forming the first self-funded ERISA health programs nationally. As lead reinsurer, they initiated and supported programs for managing general agents, managing general underwriters, insurance carriers, third-party administrators and other reinsurers nationally. They built a national managing general underwriting firm, which developed and managed more than $100 million of revenue. Additionally, they created the first long-term care specialty company that provided actuarial, underwriting and consulting services to the insurance industry all while developing products for entry level carriers and providers, which resulted in managing more than $500 million dollars of long-term care premiums.
Bob’s experience in all levels of senior management from financial planning, underwriting and national sales prepared him to develop this cadre of entrepreneurial-focused companies, among them, Insight Behavioral Health Network.
Walter “Del” A. Marting
Chief Financial Officer
Del Marting brings entrepreneurial vision, investment expertise and healthcare innovation experience to his role as CFO of Insight Behavioral Health Network.
Del was a principal and Chief Financial Officer at hCell Technology, Inc., a Reno-based biotechnology firm engaged in the in-vitro cultivation of pancreatic islets cells to aid in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. In 1992, he co-founded the Transdigital Communications Corp., a California-based manufacturer of digital systems for in-flight communications and entertainment applications, where he successfully raised the capital for the firm and oversaw all financial, accounting and treasury functions at the company.
Earlier in his career, he was a principal at the investment-banking firm of L.J. Kaufman and Co. in Los Angeles, leading the group’s efforts in financing aviation equipment and aerospace firms, as well as mental health care facilities. Del began his career in the mining industry, holding senior management positions, both in the United States and in Europe, at Amax, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer for Amax Europe.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1969 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1975 and served in the US Navy with SEAL Team Two from 1970 to 1973.
Currently, Del is also a Senior Advisor to the Beijing-based merchant banking firm JFP Holdings, Ltd. and is the founder of M and M Advisors, Inc., a privately held company providing investment banking and financial advisory services to early-stage companies in Nevada and California since 2001.
Lorne Ladner, Ph.D
Advisor, Board of Directors
Lorne Ladner, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who provides individual therapy, diagnostic assessment, and family therapy. Dr. Ladner maintains a private practice in Centreville, Virginia. Dr. Ladner has over 18 years of experience doing psychotherapy.
Dr. Ladner has authored books, book chapters, and articles on various aspects of psychotherapy. His book, The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology (Harper San Francisco, 2004) has also been published in French & German (and partially translated into Chinese). Dr. Ladner wrote the chapter on “Mindfulness” in the context of therapy in Spiritually Oriented Interventions in Counseling & Psychotherapy (American Psychological Association Press, 2011) and produced a training video with Dr. Jon Carlson for the American Psychological Association entitled Mindful Psychotherapy. Dr. Ladner also co-authored Bridges of Compassion: Insights and Interventions in Developmental Disabilities with Dr. Alex Campbell (Jason Aronson Press, 1999). Dr. Ladner also edited The Wheel of Great Compassion (Wisdom Publications, 2000) and The Easy Path (Wisdom Publications, 2013). He is currently working on a book on the topics of self-esteem and confidence.
From 1999-2004, Dr. Ladner was an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University. Since 2004, Dr. Ladner has given lectures and workshops on topics ranging from the psychology of compassion, positive psychology, mental health diagnosis and assessment, integrating meditation and psychotherapy, and mindfulness at a wide range of venues including The Omega Institute, The Virginia Psychological Association, The Maryland Psychological Association, The New York Open Center, the Psychotherapy Networker Conference, and The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
Dr. Ladner takes a compassionate, collaborative approach to psychotherapy, and depending on the needs of the individual, employs approaches including Jungian, Object Relations, Cognitive-Behavioral, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness based therapy as well as insights from scientific research on Emotional Intelligence, empathy, compassion training, and neurobiology.
Dr. Deacon Shoenberger
Licensed Psychologist & Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Dr. Shoenberger attended the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Nevada, Reno and completed a PhD with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders and addictions. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Portland VA Medical Center and received specialized training in in psychological assessment, behavioral medicine and health psychology, eating disorders treatment, and chronic disease management. He completed post-doctoral training with an emphasis on behavioral pediatrics and adolescent psychology and became a Nevada Licensed Psychologist in 2009.
While in practice, Dr. Shoenberger has consulted to several local healthcare agencies specializing in behavioral health and lifestyle change. He began working with Dr. Sasse in 2009 and has extensive experience performing pre-surgical psychological assessments and post-surgery therapy to assist bariatric patients with their adjustment to surgery. He also assisted in the development of our medically supervised weight loss program and has worked with the patients and staff at the International Metabolic Institute and Sasse Surgical Associates for many years.Dr. Shoenberger is a native Nevadan. Both of his parents attended the University of Nevada, Reno and he, his mother, and his sister are all graduates of Reno High School.
He grew up a competitive athlete and his interest in athletic performance led him to study kinesiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before transferring to California State University, Chico to join the men’s basketball team and begin studying psychology. He continues to participate in competitive athletics as an intermediate distance open-water swimmer and he and his family enjoy hiking, skiing, and swimming in the lakes and mountains of Reno and Tahoe.