COMPANY NURSEMeet Our Dedicated Team
Company Nurse is comprised of a group of dedicated professionals with deep experience and expertise in the fields of workers’ compensation insurance claims and injury management, medical protocols, IT, sales, and business and client management.
Founder and President
Paul Binsfeld is the founder and president of Company Nurse, LLC, a firm established in 1997 that specializes in medical triage and injury management for workers’ compensation. Binsfeld has over 25 years of experience in this sector, and his early work at the industry’s genesis lead him to become an influential leader in the workers’ compensation market. Company Nurse has high-profile clients in all 50 states ranging from municipalities – including state governments, cities, counties and school districts – to national restaurant chains, defense contractors, healthcare providers and transportation firms.
In 2008, Company Nurse was named on the prestigious list of Arizona Companies to Watch. In 2012, Binsfeld was honored with the Hall of Fame Innovator Award from Business School Lausanne in Switzerland for creating a niche segment in the workers’ compensation industry where one did not exist before. He has also been recognized as an authority in the industry and participates in speaking engagements like the Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium.
Passionate about fostering entrepreneurialism in youth, Binsfeld has served on the Board of Advisors for AIESEC, a global organization that has 60 years of experience in developing high-potential youth into globally minded responsible leaders.
Binsfeld received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and his MBA degree from Business School Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Vice President of Sales
Steve Kelly, in his position of Vice President of Sales, works with clients and alliance partners to improve results for workers’ compensation programs through reduced costs, improved reporting, and providing the best medical care for injured workers.
Kelly joined Company Nurse in 2010, bringing with him more than a decade of experience working in a variety of sales and management roles in the telecommunications industry. Previously, Kelly owned a successful printing and promotional marketing business, as well as served as an executive coach to small business owners offering corporate direction and strategic planning. He holds a business degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Director, Business Operations
Mike Wood, director of business operations, joined Company Nurse in 2011. He has 27 years of experience in business management, and previously held management positions at various companies such as White Electronics, Radyne Corporation, and Comtech EF Data Corporation. Wood has 13 years of experience in materials management, holding senior manager positions.
In his role at Company Nurse, Wood manages development, maintenance and improvement of all business operations. Recently, he played an integral role in the development of the brand’s first proprietary software to replace obsolete client reporting distribution systems. Wood’s efforts continue to provide “best-in-class” service solutions for customers.
Wood received his CPIM from New Hampshire Business College and his AAS in Computer Technology from Rio Salado Community College.
Director of Information Technology
John Malone is the director of information technology (IT) at Company Nurse. He brought 25 years of IT expertise to the team when he joined in 2011.
Prior to Company Nurse, Malone’s career experience included IT/IS management at Ditron Manufacturing, ownership of TechniSolve Pty. Ltd. and software engineering at IRIS Technology Pty. Ltd., Trans World Radio, Gang-Nail Australia Ltd. and Instruments & Controls Inc. (ICI).
As IT/IS manager at Ditron Manufacturing for over five years, Malone provided oversight for all IT/IS services and systems integration. Under Malone’s supervision, successful development and implementation of new technologies led to acquiring and retaining significant new customer accounts.
Malone received his B.S. in Computer Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Director, Client Management
Debra Spamer is director of client management, adding to the organization more than 25 years of management experience as well as expertise in the areas of sales development and management, marketing, contract negotiations and customer relations. Spamer joined the company in the spring of 2014 and previously served in vice president roles for GreaterGood.com, Incentive Logic, LiveWorld and Family Education Network.
In addition, she was the executive director of brand marketing and corporate alliances for International Cruise and Excursions. Earlier in her career – in another arena – she was the manager of new media sales at the Chicago Sun-Times and managing editor at Serving Arizona Magazine.
In her position at Company Nurse, Spamer is responsible for strategic management, and performance analysis, along with continuous improvement planning for major client relationships utilizing the brand’s nurse triage services. Spamer received her B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Clinical Director, Hotline Supervisor
Dorothy Antic is clinical director and hotline supervisor at Company Nurse, with 35 years of experience in the medical field. In 1985, Antic became the assistant director of a medical-surgical department at Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana until ultimately becoming director in 1987. She was in charge of a 33-bed unit with a staff of 45, caring for multi-specialty patients. She also was co-owner of Lake Shore Medical Legal Consultants, providing expert clinical assistance in legal cases involving medical protocols in order to resolve litigation.Antic’s career in clinical patient care in Phoenix spans over 10 years. Her experience includes triage team leader at Cigna Medical Group and clinical coordinator at Arizona Otolaryngology Consultants, PC. In this role, she provided direction and oversight to back office and surgery scheduling functions.
Antic became clinical supervisor at Company Nurse in 2010, where she supervises patient assessment and advisement of medical care. She triages injured employees and works directly with clients, employers, risk management and HR staff to coordinate data collection and dissemination. In addition, she facilitates improvement of working conditions through cross-functional communication.
Antic received her B.S. in Nursing at Indiana University. In addition – after receiving her B.S. – Antic studied business law, psychology, accounting and medical-legal consulting. She is a registered nurse in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and Oklahoma.
Dr. Charles Pollack
Dr. Charles Pollack is chief medical officer. He has 31 years of experience in the medical field, serving in this role since the inception of Company Nurse. As chief medical officer, Dr. Pollack oversees medical protocols and quality control measures.
Dr. Pollack has served in both civilian and military medical settings. He has held positions such as Emergency Department Chairman of Pennsylvania Hospital, Research Director at Maricopa Medical Center and 4th Marine Regiment Regimental Surgeon, while deployed overseas in Okinawa, Japan.
In addition to the more than 350 original research articles, chapters and abstracts that he has written, Dr. Pollack serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals and on the steering committees of multiple national and international trials. He is the only physician to have received the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)’s highest national award in both teaching and research. He is a founding board member of the Hospital Quality Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 dedicated to improvement in the quality of care provided in hospitals.
Dr. Pollack received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and History and his Master’s Degree in History of Science and Medicine from Emory University. He received his M.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi.