Sensor named CEO of Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers

Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, a portfolio company of WindRose Health Investors, said Jan. 9 that Wayne Sensor was named CEO. Mark Santangelo, Kolmac’s former CEO, has retired. Sensor is the former president of Direct Patient Logistics.

Effective November 1, 2018, Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers has a new chief executive officer: Wayne Sensor has accepted the leadership role following the retirement of former CEO Mark Santangelo. Kolmac is renowned within its Maryland and Washington, D.C. service area – and throughout the recovery community – for creating the first intensive outpatient rehab program for drug and alcohol addiction. Combined with outpatient detox and follow-up continuing care, Kolmac’s unique outpatient model has proven extremely effective in treating patients with substance use disorder, without the disruption of an inpatient treatment program.
Sensor brings 30 years of experience as an executive leading large, multisite healthcare organizations. He joins Kolmac after serving as the president of Omaha-based Direct Patient Logistics, the leading provider of patient transfer services in the country. Earlier in his career, he held numerous chief executive positions in hospitals and health systems, including Alegent Health, a 10-hospital system serving Nebraska and Iowa with more than 9,200 staff and 1,200 physicians.
“It’s an exciting new chapter for Kolmac,” Sensor says. “I’ve built my career on improving clinical quality, and I have felt called to help meet the desperate need for mental health and addiction treatment services in our communities. During my tenure at Alegent Health, I led the formation of a partnership that raised $20 million in private funding to open a freestanding treatment facility, which now serves as a blueprint for other communities struggling with lack of access to addiction and mental health services. I’ve seen the effects of addiction in my own family, and I strongly believe in Kolmac and in the effectiveness of the unique outpatient recovery services it provides.”
Wayne Sensor is uniquely equipped to support the company in its transition to private equity ownership under New York-based WindRose Health Investors, as he brings valuable private equity partnership experience gained during his work at investor-owned organizations and as a partner and managing director of Leavitt Partners, where he supported the firm’s private equity efforts and provided oversight of its hospital business intelligence practice.
Sensor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the University of Northern Iowa, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose University.
About Kolmac
Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers is a network of intensive outpatient (IOP) addiction treatment centers in Washington D.C. and Maryland. Utilizing a treatment method that was developed by George Kolodner, M.D., more than 40 years ago, the evidence-based Kolmac model provides easier access to treatment, greater program flexibility and dramatically lower costs, while offering the same effectiveness as traditional inpatient programs. In addition to providing all three phases of treatment, including detoxification, rehabilitation and continuing care, Kolmac also offers treatment for co-occurring psychiatric disorders, as well as education and resources for family members and referring professionals. For more information about Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, please visit