Barrins & Associates was founded by Anne Barrins, MS, CSW who has 34 years’ experience in behavioral healthcare compliance management. Ms. Barrins was a Joint Commission surveyor for 13 years. In that capacity, she surveyed a wide array of behavioral healthcare organizations throughout the United States and also served as faculty for Joint Commission educational programs. Ms. Barrins’ operational experience in quality management includes executive positions in the private and public sector including Henry Ford Health System, New York State Office of Mental Health and Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital.

Since 1999, Ms. Barrins has led the consulting firm of Barrins & Associates which specializes in accreditation consulting for the Behavioral Healthcare industry.

Anne Barrins, MS, CSW

Anne Barrins, MS, CSW

President/CEO

Colleen Sawyer, RN, MS

Colleen Sawyer, RN, MS

  • 12 years as CMS surveyor
  • Former CEO and Director of Nursing

Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

  • Former Director for Quality Management
  • 17 years leading TJC survey readiness

Mark Halal, LCSW

Mark Halal, LCSW

  • 6 years as TJC surveyor
  • 30 years as BH clinician and executive

Kevin Huckshorn, PhD, MSN, RN

Kevin Huckshorn, PhD, MSN, RN

  • Former Director, State of Delaware Division of SA & MH
  • Former CEO and CNO
  • International expert on restraint/seclusion reduction

Tim O’Rourke, CHFM

Tim O’Rourke, CHFM

  • Former Director of Facilities Management and Director of Engineering
  • Expertise in NFPA, TJC, CMS Life Safety and Environment of Care standards

Laura Sellers, RHIA

Laura Sellers, RHIA

  • Expertise in information technology and EHR implementation
  • 27 years leading TJC survey readiness

Lydia Rudy, LMSW

Lydia Rudy, LMSW

  • Former COO, PI Director
  • 10 years in compliance management for nationwide BH provider

Michelle Luttrell, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Michelle Luttrell, MSN, RN, CPHQ

  • Former Director of Quality/Compliance for two nationwide psychiatric hospital companies
  • Former CNO