The Team at Academy Orthotic & Prosthetic IPA

Isaac Stein

908-686-3521 ext:101

Isaac joined Academy IPA in 2011 as president having just sold his thriving O&P practice. While running his O&P business he realized that the only way the independent provider survives the future is by banding together, hence his move to Academy IPA. He lives in Warwick NY, an avid skier, golfer and recreational pilot. He is an unfortunate Mets and Jets fan, so you rarely see him smile.

Harry Daskal

Vice President
908-686-3521 ext:107

Harry is an architect of change and an executive of the company. Having owned an O&P facility, he knows the industry’s challenges and struggles, working daily to ease their burden. He oversees the day to day operation and is always looking for a way to help and make it easier for all parties to excel at their work. When he is not at work you can find him spending time with his lovely wife and two great boys.

David Stein

Executive Assistant
908-686-3521 ext:101

When it comes to problem solving, David is your man. He enjoys the challenges that medical billing brings and thrives on figuring out the issues that pop up all the time. He handles WellCare claims and communicates with providers on a daily basis. He also keeps an eye on company financials and administers our provider’s weekly reimbursements. In his free time he enjoys playing the drums, sailing in the summers and skiing in the winters.

Jack Tiernan

Provider Relations
908-686-3521 ext:102

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Patricia DeNicolo

Office Manager (GHI, Fidelis)
908-686-3521 ext:103

Patricia has been employed by Academy since 1990. She handles all issues including data entry, billing, collections and customer service for the following insurance companies, GHI, Emblem Health, Fidelis, MVP and American Plan Administrators. She is a very conscientious worker and takes great pride in her work. She has two amazing sons, when she is not at work she dedicates a lot of time to her son with special needs. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, shopping and going to the beach. Her favorite quote is “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

Jenny Ramirez

Office Manager
908-686-3521 ext:105

Jenny has been in the Medical field for over 12 years. She can even draw your blood as she has a Phlebotomist license. Jenny handles the billing for Aetna, Empire BC/BS, Horizon NJ Health, Magnacare & Local 1199. Besides her origin country; Columbia, she has lived in Spain, Venezuela and Argentina. She is married to a great man, she has wed him twice! She also has 2 great kids.

Naomi Stark

Pre-Authorization Manager
908-686-3521 ext:100

Naomi has been employed at Academy for over 8 years. She handles authorizations, data entry and answers phones. Her favorite saying is “it’s always a great day at Academy”.

Darlene King

908-686-3521 ext:104

Darlene has been with Academy since 2006. Presently she is responsible for scanning and sending EOB’s to our many practitioners, timeliness is her ultimate goal. When not at work, Darlene enjoys spending time with her three children. Together, along with family and friends, they camp throughout the area in their RV. If she is not behind her desk, she’s most likely hanging around the campfire!

Marlene Vaughn

Claims Specialist (GHI)
908-686-3521 ext:106

Marlene has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She has a certification in medical billing and coding, she enjoys a challenge and likes to resolve problems. When she is not at work she enjoys watching football, although she does not have a favorite NFL team. Her favorite teams are the ones her six sons played for, including Pop Warner high school and college.

Briona Brown

Claims Specialist (Fidelis)
908-686-3521 ext:108

Briona has dreamed of working in the medical field, and has finally got the chance to. She enjoys her job and her co-workers. She’s a mother of two beautiful little girls. When she isn’t working she is having fun with family and friends. Her personality is bubbly and outgoing.

Azriel Ashley

Claims Specialist
908-686-3521 ext:109

Azriel is a claims specialist here at Academy. She really likes her position since it constantly keeps her busy and focused, plus she likes the friendly environment and the challenges it brings. She has recently graduated Union High School with honors where she was part of the volley ball team. In her spare time you can find Azriel in the studio singing and writing R&B music.

Dominique Bonaparte

Claims Specialist (Wellcare)
908-686-3521 ext:110

Dominique graduated from Union High School becoming a member of NJ Stars where she was a part of the varsity basketball team as well as volunteering as an athletic trainer. Dominique is a sports fanatic playing basketball at Union County College. In her spare time you can find her either in her kitchen cooking or trying to pick up a basketball game at the park. Dominique handles claims that need to be reviewed.