Our Management Team includes:
Kaveh Ofogh, M.D. – Founder and CEO
Dr. Ofogh is an internist and a visionary leader who has dedicated his professional career to correctional medicine since 1996 and has established a well-grounded reputable correctional health care program. His success has contributed to his recognition as an expert speaker on medical cost management strategies and medical legal issues in correctional settings as well as pertinent clinical topics in correctional settings at local, state, national and international conferences. Dr. Ofogh has also been the longest tenured speaker at the Virginia Association of Regional Jails (VARJ) conference for thirteen consecutive years and has enjoyed numerous other speaking engagements at the Virginia Compensation Board, Virginia Sheriff’s Association (VSA), National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and American Jail Association (AJA). He has published several articles related to correctional medicine in national journals and newsletters in the Correctional Healthcare Industry. Dr. Ofogh is well known for being personally available to MEDIKO staff and our Clients at all times.
Matthew (Matt) Head MBA, CPA, CGMA – Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Mr. Head has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance, operations, procurement and supply chain with various organizations including Mayer Electric, Altria Group, Philip Morris, Signet Bank, AmeriSource Bergen and Owens & Minor. Matt is responsible for the overall performance of MEDIKO and works with Dr. Ofogh to maintain the company’s growth while ensuring compliance with laws, regulation, and continued delivery of superior patient care.
Matt is a licensed Certified Public Accountant as well as a Chartered Global Managerial Accountant and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Business Administration designation from the University of Richmond. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for Junior Achievement of Central Virginia and is a past board member of the Richmond Tool Bank and Housing Families First.
Sterling W. Dale, Jr. (Duke), CPA – Corporate Controller
Mr. Dale began his accounting career almost 30 years ago after receiving his accounting degree from VCU. After a brief time in public accounting, Duke has spent the majority of his career serving as the Controller for various companies in the Richmond area. Duke oversees all aspects of MEDIKO’S accounting functions including treasury, financial reporting, implementation of process improvements, and design and implementation of internal controls. Duke also assists in the preparation and pricing of our contracts.
Alan Arikian, MD – Chief Psychiatrist
Dr. Arikian is a Board Eligible Psychiatrist who earned his M.D. at the University of Texas Medical School in 1985. He completed his internship at the Dartmouth Medical School and his psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Virginia in 1989. He has dedicated his professional career to correctional psychiatry in Virginia since 1994 and is a recognized expert in his field. He is a Certified Forensic Evaluator from the University of Virginia’s Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Dr. Arikian has extensive experience providing psychiatric services in Virginia Jails (Richmond City, Henrico, New Kent and Arlington County) as well as many VADOC confinement facilities. He has also testified in several high profile cases as a Psychiatrist Expert. Dr. Arikian joined the MEDIKO family in early 2015 after many distinguished years serving correctional facilities in Virginia.
Deborah (Debbie) Morgan, RN, MSN – Corporate Trainer and Risk Management
Ms. Morgan has a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing in Nursing Education. She has over 14 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career in a Level II Trauma Center as a trauma nurse and Forensic Nurse Examiner. In 2007, she began teaching at the college level. She has taught for over eight years in both the RN and LPN curriculum. Debbie also has served as Legislative Liaison for the Tidewater Emergency Nurses Association and is an active member of both the Virginia Nurses’ Association and the Virginia League for Nursing. In addition, she has served as the Assistant Director of a large Continuing Care Community in Newport News, Virginia and Clinical Coordinator for a college in Richmond.
Stephanie Woodrum – Human Resources Manager
Mrs. Woodrum serves as MEDIKO’s Human Resources Manager. She is our primary HR business partner and oversees all human resources and administrative services including workforce development, employee engagement, benefits, and employee retention. Stephanie is solution-oriented with a focus on continuous improvement, service excellence, bottom line performance and employee satisfaction through corporate culture. As a strategic member of the executive team, she plays a vital role in coordinating the hiring, placement, and training of team members, and focuses on collaborating with client management to ensure seamless integration. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Mandi Smith Hixenbaugh, MA, LPC, CAP – Mental Health Director and Regional Manager
Ms. Hixenbaugh has over fifteen years of experience in counseling, specializing in the addiction and recovery field with criminal offenders. Mandi has worked with individuals diagnosed with mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders in a variety of settings. Mandi was the Director of Treatment Operations of the largest non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Palm Beach County Florida, providing executive level management to the program operations of 170 inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation beds and five outpatient clinics. She is a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified as a Qualified Supervisor which authorizes her to train and supervise license eligible counselors during their residency.