About Us

Benji means business, matter, reason, and possibility. Benji has a knack for being in the right place, at the right time. At Benji, we help your business progress while keeping your staff and patients successful, happy, and engaged.

Who We Are –
From Hansei to Benji

First came Hansei, our parent company specializing in behavioral health revenue cycle management for nearly a decade. By collaborating with providers, we identified a demand for a user-friendly platform to streamline workflows and simplify documentation processes. This need was the driving force behind the creation of Benji, our comprehensive technology solution.

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Hansei’s unmatched customer service, coupled with the power of Benji’s artificial intelligence, delivers an innovative enterprise solution for behavioral healthcare.

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The Benji Creators

Benji means business, matter, reason, and possibility. Benji has a knack for being in the right place, at the right time. At Benji, we help your business progress while keeping your staff and patients successful, happy, and engaged.

Our leadership team brings decades of experience in clinical, financial, operational, and healthcare technology solutions. Our partner’s values and dedication in the behavioral health field fuel our mission of improving healthcare through innovation and technology.

Erin Burke

Founder and CEO

Terry Goertz

Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Dunn

Chief Strategy Officer

Brittany Hines

Director of Customer Success

Adam Perlis

Account Success Manager

Dane Coates

Business Development Manager

Carli Stump

Brand Manager

Jacy Bruck

Sales and Operations

Erin Burke

Founder and CEO

Terry Goertz

Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Dunn

Chief Strategy Officer

Brittany Hines

Program Manager

Adam Perlis

Account Success Manager

Dane Coates

Business Development Manager

Carli Stump

Brand Manager

Jacy Bruck

Sales and Operations

Your Friendly Sidekicks

Meet the Team Behind Benji

With Benji as your sidekick, your behavioral health technology needs will be integrated and streamlined in a way that brings increased clarity, accuracy, efficiency, and accountability to providers, payors, and patients.

Erin Burke

Founder and CEO

Erin Burke is the Founder and CEO of Hansei Solutions and Benji Health and has been named a 2023 Future Leader by Behavioral Health Business.

In the realm of healthcare, Erin stands out as a trailblazing visionary. Her forward-thinking approach keeps Hansei on the cutting edge of revenue cycle management and healthcare technology for addiction and mental health treatment providers.

Quickly becoming an industry leader while accumulating the largest privately held 3rd party RCM data set of facility-based behavioral claims nationwide, her innovation and dedication to clients sparked a transformative partnership with Gulf Capital PE Firm in 2021, marking her as the first female CEO in their portfolio.

Drawing on over 15 years of expertise in healthcare business engineering, Erin’s astute understanding of companies’ requirements for ensuring patient success has recently culminated in the development of Benji. This billing-centric Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solution is tailored for behavioral healthcare providers, driving compliant workflows across clinical care, documentation, and revenue cycles.

To be ‘Hansei’ is to reflect on the past and commit to doing better in the future. To stop ‘Hansei’ is to stop learning. At the core, Hansei is an organization committed to growth, enhancing access to treatment, and creating a national brand that aims to drive the economic engine of healthcare.

When she’s not in her home office or at the Nashville, TN HQ for Hansei, Erin enjoys reading, early morning runs, and exploring the world with her husband and two sons.

Terry Goertz

Chief Technology Officer

Terry Goertz is a visionary Chief Technology Officer renowned for his pioneering approach to technology and business strategy. From his earliest days tinkering with computers, Terry has been driven by a passion for leveraging technology to enhance lives and drive growth.

His journey began as a young entrepreneur, where he founded his first business focused on repairing and selling computers. Notably, he spearheaded the development of the first platform to wirelessly sync music to smartphones, revolutionizing the way people interacted with their devices.

Terry has held key leadership roles throughout his career, excelling in fostering collaboration and communication across diverse teams. With a keen focus on product strategy and execution, Terry has steered numerous initiatives from conceptualization to market success, consistently accelerating growth and profitability.

A true ‘builder’ at heart, Terry thrives on developing products and businesses and nurturing talent. His leadership style, characterized by empathy and leading by example, inspires excellence in those around him.

Driven by a mission to redefine healthcare experiences, Terry remains at the forefront of innovation in his field and for us at Hansei Solutions and Benji Health. His expertise spans product strategy, innovation methodologies, corporate strategy, and P&L optimization, making him a trusted catalyst for growth in any organization fortunate enough to have him onboard.

Patrick Dunn, MS, ICADC, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Patrick Dunn plays an integral role in expanding the Hansei and Benji footprint nationwide and realizing the company’s vision to transform revenue cycle management through better technology.

A seasoned behavioral health executive with a proven track record of transformational growth, Patrick is especially skilled at business development, R&D, software implementation and M&A.

He brings both clinical development and operational development experience to the team, providing holistic guidance amid the company’s pivotal expansion in the behavioral health and surgical center spaces.

Much of Patrick’s passion for behavioral health stemmed from his own life experiences. He is in long-term recovery and uses his insights to help organizations improve their outcomes, create strong cultural foundations and move the industry forward. He is commonly sought out for his thought leadership, speaking at conferences nationwide on client engagement, treating co-occurring disorders, outpatient growth and sustaining culture during organizational growth.

Prior to joining Hansei in 2021, Patrick held executive-level positions and consulting roles with treatment and recovery organizations around the country, including JourneyPure, Sierra Tucson (Acadia), The Blanchard Institute, Landmark Recovery, Lapaloma and The Recovery Ranch (Promises). Under his leadership at JourneyPure, the treatment center grew from a quaint eight-bed facility to more than 300 beds and 400 employees within a few years. It ultimately became the leading provider of co-occurring services in the Southeast, expanding into four states, five residential centers and 17 outpatient centers. Additionally, Patrick drove the creation and implementation of JourneyPure’s premier aftercare software that allowed peer connection to clients throughout their first year of recovery. This was among numerous technological initiatives he spearheaded to collect and leverage data to influence rates and contracts with payors, EAPs and other organizations.

Patrick has clinical training and experience as a therapist treating mental health and substance abuse disorders. An avid horse enthusiast, he has consulted on equine therapy services for some of the leading treatment centers nationwide. His PhD abd with Capella University is focused on equine therapy with a co-occurring population in residential treatment.

Brittany Hines

Director of Customer Success

Brittany Hines is a foundational pillar of Benji, and her contributions far surpass mere significance in embodying the company’s essence. Since her pivotal arrival in 2022, Brittany has played a crucial role in shaping Benji’s trajectory, propelling it from concept to concrete reality.

Her journey at the company begins with a visionary mission: to craft a holistic software solution catering to addiction and mental health treatment facilities. Brittany’s expertise spans the intricate domains of clinical compliance and revenue cycle operations, a testament to her multifaceted skill set and unwavering commitment to excellence. Under her guidance, Benji has evolved into a comprehensive tool, seamlessly integrating essential functionalities to enhance operational efficiency and patient care.

Driven by her personal journey of recovery and a profound desire to support others on similar paths, Brittany infuses her leadership with empathy and insight. Her firsthand experience in clinical compliance at the facility level imbues her leadership style with a deep understanding of the challenges and nuances inherent in addiction and mental health treatment.

Brittany embodies the company’s ethos, channeling her passion and vision into every facet of its operation. Indeed, Benji owes its very existence to Brittany Hines, whose indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication have shaped its identity and propelled its journey toward greater heights.

Adam Perlis

Account Success Manager

Adam Perlis is an accomplished Account Success Manager with a distinguished tenure at Hansei Solutions, where he has served as one of our top-notch Utilization Review Specialists for nearly a decade.

Since joining Hansei Solutions from its inception, Adam has been integral to its growth, demonstrating unwavering dedication. His commitment to excellence prompted him to relocate across the country, a testament to his dedication to personal and professional advancement.

With the advent of Benji Health, Adam seamlessly transitioned into the role of managing partnerships with customers, where he has excelled in ensuring unparalleled experiences with the Benji brand. As the primary liaison for partners, Adam oversees every aspect of their journey with Benji, from the initial onboarding process to ongoing support and training, consistently striving to deliver optimal outcomes.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Adam is a passionate traveler who revels in exploring new cities and discovering the best food experiences each locale has to offer. His adventurous spirit extends beyond the workplace, as he is always eager to embrace new challenges and experiences.

Dane Coates

Business Development Manager

Dane Coates is our dynamic Business Development Manager. He is passionate about revolutionizing the healthcare industry. With a solid Sales, Marketing, and Operations foundation, Dane brings a unique blend of expertise and innovation to his role. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to enhancing the client experience while driving profitability.

Dane’s visionary leadership stems from his experience managing admissions and sales in diverse healthcare settings and serving as the National Director of Marketing at BeWell Network. Dane has consistently delivered results. His strategic insights and industry knowledge have played a pivotal role in the growth and success of organizations like Benji.

Dane Coates is committed to excellence in every aspect of his work. His track record of success and his passion for innovation make him an invaluable asset to any organization. Connect with Dane on LinkedIn to learn more about Benji!

Carli Stump

Director of Brand Strategy

Carli Stump is an exceptional brand manager driven by a deep passion for all aspects of healthcare, personally and professionally. From her earliest days, Carli has been immersed in the world of holistic health and wellness, which has driven her to make impactful contributions to the healthcare industry through her expertise in digital marketing and strategic partnerships.

Over the past decade, Carli has amassed a diverse professional background in healthcare, covering various facets such as digital marketing, social media management, advertising, and community outreach and spearheading notable events such as healthcare conferences, local advocacy events, and virtual continuing education seminars. Her comprehensive experience in these areas has equipped her with a deep understanding of the healthcare landscape and allowed her to forge impactful connections between brands and the healthcare industry.

Carli’s unique blend of creativity, industry insight, and personal dedication to the mental health and addiction treatment space distinguishes her as a valuable asset to Hansei Solutions and Benji Health and its clients, driving impactful outcomes and fostering positive change in the healthcare landscape.

Jacy Bruck

Business Development & Operations

Jacy Bruck has a wealth of experience in sales, operations, and aftercare support within the behavioral health industry. With her deep passion for this space and natural ability to build strong relationships, Jacy is an invaluable asset to our team, leading our onboarding expansion efforts.

With over ten years of experience, Jacy embarked on her journey in the behavioral health field at a young age. She left a significant mark by pioneering an aftercare program for one of the largest behavioral health treatment centers. Her innovative approach and unwavering commitment to excellence have consistently yielded positive outcomes.

With her extensive background, unwavering passion for behavioral health, and diverse skill set, Jacy Bruck continues to significantly impact business development, operations, and the overall advancement of Benji and its clients.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Jacy is a talented singer-songwriter. When she’s not captivating audiences with her music, Jacy enjoys experimenting with coconut-based desserts while dancing to the infectious beats of “Give It Up” by KC & The Sunshine Band.