Claremont Partners, Inc., creates solutions at the intersection of health and productivity.
Our vision is to optimize health and maximize productivity in the workplace. We add value to our clients' businesses by helping them implement data driven, human capital solutions that clearly demonstrate a better return on their investment in workplace health, behavioral and productivity programs.
The cost of untreated chronic disease conditions — depression, diabetes, asthma and other co-morbid behavioral conditions — cost business and labor billions of dollars a year in lost productivity and contributes to wildly escalating health care premiums.
Claremont Partners was created to help labor and management develop better approaches and real solutions to these persistent problems. We have a passion for organizational change that occurs from the inside out, because we don’t believe that solutions imposed by outside consultants or vendors will last.
Claremont Partners is large enough to support organizations with complex needs and small enough to develop flexible, hands-on solutions that drive results. Claremont Partners benefits from the infrastructure of Claremont Behavioral Services to directly intervene as needed to create healthier and more productive workplaces.
Thomas Bjornson is managing partner at Claremont. His career started at PG&E, where he was a pioneer in employee assistance program (EAP) design and development. He maintains a leadership role, having recently served on the National Business Group on Health EAP task force. Building on experience integrating EAPs into management systems, Tom joined Occupational Health Services as a principal and executive vice president. There he developed an EAP service delivery system for employers throughout the U.S.
Tom founded Counseling & Consulting Systems and pioneered the design of behavioral health managed care systems. With venture funding the business expanded, becoming U. S. Behavioral Health, which was later sold to Traveler's Insurance. As a Convoy Corporation director, and through involvement in other HR-related technology projects, Tom has a vision for the critical role IT plays in health care and in benefits integration.
He founded Claremont Behavioral Services in 1990. It has grown to be one of the largest most innovative EAP firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from San Jose State University.
Devon Devine, J.D., started his career as an analyst at Accenture, supporting design, construction, and operation of Medicaid management information systems. Subsequently, Devon served as in-house counsel to HSA Bank, the largest independent bank custodian of health savings accounts. Devon managed compliance and regulatory risk across a 3 year period in which new online services increased health savings accounts 80% to 177,000 accounts. Devon then worked in the nonprofit sector, advising credit unions on methodologies to help members save and pay for healthcare expenses. Devon earned a B.A. with honors at U.C. Berkeley and holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
John Langefeld, MD, has served the health care industry for over 30 years, in both high-level administrative and hands-on medical care roles. His primary focus is using data and technology to support better decision-making in health care; his customers include self-insured employers, Medicaid and Medicare programs and MCOs. As a physician, Dr. Langefeld has practiced in family care, urgent care facilities, emergency rooms, academic environment, and in large and small provider groups and partnerships. As an administrator, Dr. Langefeld has held positions including, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director and Medical Review Officer. He has held leadership roles in Health Plans, MSO’s, IPA’s, and physician/provider groups. Dr. Langefeld also taught for four years in the Clinical Program Unit at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Langefeld holds an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a BA in Biology from Berea College.
Max Hernandez began his experience in the healthcare industry with Arbor Healthcare. He was a vital part of the California team that helped audit for insurance overpayments at hospitals throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area. He established client relationships that enabled opportunities for Arbor to grow. Max graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BS in Business Administration- Accountancy option in 2011.