About NAOHP

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Who We Are

The National Association of Occupational Health Professionals was founded in the early 1980’s, and for over 35 years NAOHP has been supporting provider-based occupational health programs and professionals in the achievement of the highest quality services. The NAOHP will seek to assist providers in establishing partnership relationships with employers and their workforces to ensure genuine healthcare cost management and individual health maintenance.

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Mission Statement

To provide our members with strategic solutions, in helping them build and enhance successful programs to benefit their clients, employees, and business communities.

NAOHP Membership

We have been bringing occupational health professionals together for over 35 years. Check out the benefits of membership here.

2022 Annual Conference

Each year we get together for 3 days of intensive continuing education, collaboration, and to learn about all the new developments on OCCMed.

Consulting and Other Services

Would your practice benefit from enhanced operations, optimized HR training, and marketing strategy for better business?

NAOHP Annual Conference

Our annual conference is held each year in the fall where we bring our members together to engage, learn, and grow their practices in those 3 days. Click the button to learn more about the upcoming conference.

Educational Resources

In 35 years, we have accumulated educational materials, videos, courses, blogs, and printed materials. As NAOHP members, you get access to them each time you login.

NAOHP Consulting Services

Having years of hands-on experience and continuously interacting with programs on all levels across the country, is why NAOHP has been and continues to be the “go-to organization” for strategic thinking, best practices, occupational health operations, and educational training in this industry that works!

Meet Our Board

MARILYN BISHOP, MD

Medical Director Ballad Health Employer Health Services

Born and raised in Canada, I graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1978. After practicing Family Medicine in Canada for several years, I relocated with my family to Northeast TN.

After completing my Masters in Public Health, I became Board certified in Preventive Medicine with a subspecialty in Occupational Medicine. 

I was an Associate Professor for almost 20 years with East TN University, acting as a preceptor physician for their Nurse Practitioner program. I am a Medical Review Officer, senior Airman Medical Examiner FAA, and certified DOT examiner. 

I have worked for more than 20 years with Ballad Health as Medical Director for the occupational health program and team member health program, serving employers in NE TN and SW VA.

STEPHANIE MURDOCK, RN, MSN, MBA, COHN

Sr. Executive Director OccMed & Employee Health

Stephanie serves as the System Executive Director OccMed & Employee Health for Sanford Health System and joined the organization in 2002.

She started her career as a nurse in an intensive care unit and then transitioned to a job as a case manager focused on work-related injuries. In 2006, she led the opening of her region’s first dedicated, free-standing occupational medicine clinic.

As of today, Stephanie leads 7 dedicated Sanford OccMed clinics and 26 OccMed Connect Clinics across a four-state area, working with over 17,000 company clients. She also leads Sanford’s Employee Health department dedicated to Sanford’s over 50,000 employees over 24 states. The Sanford OccMed program achieved national program certification in 2016 with 100% compliance and was recertified as such in 2019.

Stephanie sits on the Board of the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals.

Stephanie is a registered nurse and has a Master’s of Science in Nursing as well as a Masters of Business Administration. She is an NAOHP certified occupational health manager.

RANDY VAN STRATEN

Vice President, Business & Community Health, Bellin Health

As Vice President of Business & Community Health at Bellin Health, Randy and his team have developed a highly successful strategy that is helping employers in Northeast Wisconsin not only control, but in some cases lower their health care costs, all while improving the health of the companies’ employees and their family members. Randy’s team works directly with employers to identify areas of health risk and then create solutions that improve health while controlling costs.

Randy’s diverse health background of more than 34 years with roles in Community Health, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Health have proven invaluable to his current success, enabling him to bring a unique perspective and creative solutions to Bellin’s clients and population segments beyond employers.

Randy is also in his 22nd year of being the Executive Director of the rapidly growing Bellin 10K Run that has captured national attention and ranked as one of the 10 largest 10K runs in the nation after attaining 20,000 registrants. The growth has been over 400% in his tenure and a reflection of the success the race has had in helping the community develop healthy lifestyles with innovative programs like the Kids for Running Program and the Corporate Challenge.

Randy is a 13-time Boston Marathon finisher and completed his 51st marathon two years ago. He lives in De Pere, WI with his wife Julie and has three children, all in college. Randy holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a degree in Exercise Physiology.

LAURA L RADKE, MD

Medical Director, Occupational Health Services, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Phone: (262)253-8197
Email: laura.radke@froedtert.com

I am a native of Milwaukee and have spent my entire life in the metropolitan area. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Target MD Medical Honors Program, graduating in 1986. Through this program, I started medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985 and graduated in 1989. Given my love for the area, I decided to stay and completed my Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Disease fellowship through the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. I was initially board certified in Internal Medicine and subsequently Infectious Diseases. While working in an infectious disease private practice, I was approached by the healthcare system and asked to become Medical Director for employee health. Over the next few years, my work evolved to include travel medicine and ultimately the opening of a clinic for external clients. Since then, my practice has increasingly focused on the care of workers. I became a Medical Review Officer in 2000 and maintained that certification to date. Having worked for ProHealth Care in Waukesha, WI for 12 years as medical director of employee health and occupational health, I came to Froedtert in 2018, rejoining colleagues I worked with 20 years earlier in the role of Medical Director of Occupational Health Services. I am a certified DOT medical examiner and am active in the ACOEM in the Medical Center Occupational Health and Public Safety Medicine special interest sections. I currently have oversight for 7 occupational health clinics serving external clients in Southeast Wisconsin as well as our own employees and those of Wisconsin Diagnostic Labs and the Medical College of Wisconsin, including their learners and housestaff.

DINA KIRK, MBA, OTR/L, CEAS, CWCE

Administrative Director Occupational Medicine and Outpatient Rehab Services

Kirk is the Administrative Director for Occupational Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for SIH (Southern Illinois Healthcare). She received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the University of Southern Indiana in 1998 and graduated from McKendree University with her MBA in May 2017

Dena is a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator (CWCE) and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS). She has assisted companies in Southern Illinois with developing job demand analyses, return to work accommodations, and injury prevention programs. 

She has been instrumental in consulting with companies to address lost time days and develop on-site services to reduce workers’ compensation costs. In 2018, Kirk assisted with integrating a blended urgent care facility into an existing occupational medicine practice. Most recently, she worked with her team on developing and implementing a screening process for local employers in southern Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has over 23 years of experience and is committed to the health and wellness of working people in Southern Illinois.

KEITH LAVIN

Senior Director Business, Hackensack Meridian

Keith Lavin serves as the Director of Business Operations for Hackensack Meridian Team Health, the employee health and occupational medicine division of the Hackensack Meridian Health system in New Jersey. Prior to taking his current position at Hackensack Meridian, Keith served in various positions in the occupational medicine division of the RWJ Barnabas Health system, including sales, operations, and finance. In addition to working in the occupational health arena for the past decade, Keith has a very varied work history ranging from working in the film industry as a grip electrician, to construction, paint industry, and several positions in the pharmaceutical industry. His first full-time job was on the grounds crew for the University of Portland, where the head groundskeeper believed in “organic” before organic was popular (translation – a lot of shoveling was involved).

Keith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Portland in Oregon and an MBA from East Tennessee State University.

Tina Wagner

TINA WAGNER

Clinical Manager of Tri-State Occupational Health

I am the Clinical Manager of Tri-State Occupational Health in Dubuque, Iowa, a joint venture of Medical Associates Clinics & Health Plans and MercyOne Hospital, Dubuque.

Medical Associates Clinic is a well-established multispecialty group practice with over 170 providers and a staff of over 1,000 health care professionals and support personnel. Founded in 1924, it is Iowa’s oldest multispecialty group practice and the area’s leading health care provider. In 1982, Medical Associates developed the Tri-State’s first health maintenance organization, Medical Associates Health Plans, serving over 400 employers and 45,000 members.

I have over 30+ years in the healthcare industry with 5 years in the drug/alcohol industry. I am certified in NAOHP Occupational Health Practice Management, a certified Professional Collector-Trainer, a Medical Review Officer Assistant, OSHA Outreach for General Industry certified, and a CAOHC Certified Hearing Conservationist.

One area I am extremely passionate about is the drug & alcohol testing industry. I combine my clinical knowledge and experience to assist our clients in drug and alcohol testing & regulatory compliance. I am also certified as a Six Segma LEAN Green Belt, and am very passionate about process improvements and gaining efficiencies. I am currently obtaining my Iowa Health Insurance Licensure to gain additional knowledge in our ever-evolving industry.

What Members Are Saying…

Lawrence Earl

Dr. Larry Earl (MD)

I’m Dr. Larry Earl (MD) and I’ve owned and operated multi-site, multi-state Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine centers for over 30 years.

As president & CEO of NAOHP, I support our members in pursuit of excellence in their employer-directed services and continue consulting and training for clients ranging from independent medical practices to billion-dollar healthcare organizations.

We asked members and occupational health professionals across the nation what they are looking for to help them with their occupational health & blended urgent care programs. We received an overwhelming response from people – AND – We listened.

We changed many things around, and provide our members with the resources, and strategies that really work in the industry. Our CONTINUED goal is, and will be, to listen and supply the needs within the occupational health industry (operations and business, business development, and marketing).

Your business needs to operate like a well-oiled engine. There are lots of moving parts, and our experienced team can help you put it all together. We don’t just teach it – we live it.

Progressing with the ongoing changes, NAOHP remains the core development of occupational health operations, which also includes the specialized fields of business development/marketing, wellness, telemedicine, urgent care, population health, employee health, and more.

It’s simple – at the end of the day, professionals are looking for ideas on how to grow their occupational health business, and stay ahead of their competition. Whether you’re new to this business or adding occupational health to your menu of services, we will teach you how to market your program, what other services you need to be offering, and provide you and your staff with the necessary tools to develop a successful program!

Email: learl@naohp.com

Unlock the secrets to optimizing your occupational health program.

The NAOHP 2023 Occupational Health Benchmark Study delves into vital factors affecting service delivery. Covering compensation, quality, sales, marketing, and technology, it offers insights to enhance programs.