Contratto Joins CHESS Health as Vice President of Operations

Rochester, New York, April 30, 2020 – Kathy Contratto has joined CHESS Health, the leading provider of addiction management technology, as vice president of operations.

“Kathy joins us at just the right moment when the need for telehealth in the treatment of substance use disorder is so critical,” says Hans Morefield, chief executive officer of CHESS. “She brings her deep experience, knowledge of the healthcare industry and organizational process skills to our client success strategy to support scaling our operations.”

Prior to joining CHESS, Contratto was a director at RSM LLP, where she worked with the management consulting group’s healthcare clients to harness technology advances, simplify IT complexity and to enable future applications and user experiences. Prior to RSM, she was a senior director of client delivery for ConnectiveRx. Her career also includes stints at IBM, and Ernst & Young.

An in-demand speaker on a range of healthcare technology issues, she serves on the of the New Jersey chapter of and is a Certified Scrum Master by the Scrum Alliance.

“I feel a real connection to the CHESS mission,” says Contratto. “If we want to make a difference and address the root problem of the high cost of healthcare and access to substance use treatment, we need to apply technology. Never has it been more critical than at this time.”

About CHESS Health

CHESS Health is the developer of the leading, evidence-based technology platform for the addiction management life cycle. The platform facilitates digital handoffs for getting more patients into treatment (eIntervention); improves outcomes through digital CBT (eTherapy) and reduces relapse and supports long term recovery (eRecovery).  For providers, the CHESS platform grows patient volume through more successful referrals, improves treatment delivery, and measure better outcomes, including reduced relapse. Health plans and governments also benefit from more individuals in treatment and better outcomes; with the CHESS platform, they also gain analytic insights into provider performance. CHESS Health has received recognition from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), the Journal of Substance Abuse and the Surgeon General. For more information, visit