Who We Are

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We Believe That..

Helping ABA professionals focus on what they are there for-providing the best possible care for the people that need it, is an important job and one we are proud to do.

Standing up for the right to receive efficient and timely payment for services rendered is necessary. We are here to empower and support providers to push back on funders that are not in compliance.

Insurance companies can be bullies (OK- not all of them). Sometimes you just need someone else to step in. Let us bang our head against the wall from automated systems so you won't have to!

The best providers + agencies to work with are ones that are kind, flexible, self aware, and accept that they may not always be the smartest person in the room.

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Meet the Team

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Sam Hecker

Founder & Consultant

Sam has 10+ years of experience in billing insurance for Applied Behavior Analytic providers. Additionally, she has experience working for an ABA-Based practice management system. Sam holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Arizona State University.

BLOOM came about when she recognized how tremendous the joy she felt in supporting BCBAs and their agencies with efficient, organized processes truly was (very, wonderfully tremendous). She once chased down $1 owed from a carrier for over a year (of course the cost in time was well beyond the dollar, but it was the principle of it). She framed the EOB when it finally paid as a reminder to never give up, even when insurance companies make you feel like you should.

Her passions outside of work are drawing, live music, pool parties, playing with her corgi Frasier, traveling with her husband Scott and their friends, thinking up ridiculous Halloween costumes year-round, watching bad reality tv, and genuine human connection. She is a true believer in finding clients that want to connect and build a strong working relationship.

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Danielle Curley

Account Specialist & Problem Solver

Danielle has worked on the administrative side of ABA for several years and has experience with credentialing, contracting, prior authorizations, billing, A/R management, and much more. She has an innate knack for details on a large scale and is truly an impressive employee and woman!

Danielle is a proud recipient of the Udall Scholarship and completed her Degree in Social Work through NAU in December of 2019. She very much enjoys learning about systems and how change can be made within them.

Her passions outside of work are hanging with her daughter Holly, lifting serious weights like a crazy bad@$$, and exploring nature. Her hero is Michael Scott.

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Alison Ford

Billing Specialist + Problem Solver

Alison brings more than 15 years of medical billing expertise to the BLOOM team. She has worked in a variety of roles, from data entry to regional manager overseeing the billing for up to 28 practices at one time. She has the ability to tackle any task with little intervention and she isn’t afraid to jump in and assist wherever she is needed. Alison is detail-oriented and a MS Excel formula queen and takes extreme pride in the work that she does. Her goal is to help herself and others to work smarter, not harder.

Born and raised in Mesa, AZ, she has been living in fabulous Las Vegas, NV since 2002. She is a lover of roller skating, dogs, and watching the Miami Dolphins play! She is a fur-mama to two Pomeranian sisters named Gwinnie and Mochi. She also loves bingo, traveling, going to the movies, spending time with her family (she has three nieces that she loves more than life itself), and trying new restaurants with her partner/boyfriend Marq (especially Korean BBQ!). Fun fact: Alison was on the gameshow Catch21 and got to meet Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

Alison is a hard-working, vivacious, and incredible addition to Team BLOOM.

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Jazcelyn Nunez

Account Support Representative + Problem Solver

Jazcelyn is Bloom’s newest team member. She has worked in front office healthcare for over 12 years. Jaz loves problem-solving, helping others, and she prides herself on being a healthcare advocate and team player! She is a Tucson, AZ native and loves spending summers by the pool with her 3 boys and planning date nights (that she never really gets to have) with her husband Paul. Their home runs on faith, family, and love- their newest edition is Chuy, a miniature loodle aka labradoodle.