Our organization is led by John Allen, Dr. Owen Murray and Dr. Joseph Penn. Combined our leadership team has over 60 years of correctional healthcare experience managing county, state and federal prison systems.
John served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s (UTMB) Correctional Managed Care (CMC) system from 2000 to 2008. Prior to that position he serviced as Director of Resource Management for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and had various other senior leadership roles within the University of Texas Medical Branch system. John typically leads the organization’s business development activities as well as services as a senior project manager on most engagements.
Dr. Murray is a siting Commission with the American Correctonal Association (ACA) healthcare committee. Dr. Murray is board certified in Family Medicine and is the current Chief Medical Officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch- Correctional Managed Care program. Dr. Murray stated his correctional career at the Cook County Jail in Illinois in 1991. He has experiences as both a direct care provider, regional physician manager and state-wide physician executive. Owen has participated in numerous consulting projects which include working with the states of Vermont, California, Illinois, and Arizona. Dr. Murray leads our team’s medical and ancillary services working groups.
Dr. Penn currently serves as the Chief of Mental Health Services for the UTMB-CMC system. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Commission on Correctonal Healthcare (NCCHC) and is an active member of the American Correctional Association (ACA). Dr. Penn attended medical school at the University of Texas with residency training at both Brown University and a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Penn has also served as a consultant for multiple state correctional agencies including the states of Kansas, Rhode Island, Vermont and California. Dr. Penn leads our team’s psychiatric and mental health servicers working groups.