Jason T. Barnett grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania where he attended and graduated from Union City High School. After high school he attended the University of Pittsburgh, main campus, enrolling in its Nursing program. While attending the University, Jason worked as a Student Nursing Assistant at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic on a unit caring for adult patients with dual diagnosis and traumatic brain injury. This is where Jason developed an affection for working with this population and for the mental health field. In 1997, Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and began his nursing career at Presbyterian University Hospital part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There he acquired a nursing internship position that later developed into a full time nursing position on one of its cardiology units. While there he provided specialized care to patients with varying degrees of cardiac disease on an 18-bed unit which included six beds classified as ICU beds where patients who were awaiting heart transplant would stay and be cared for until receiving their transplant. After two years, Jason relocated to Greenville, North Carolina and continued in cardiology at Pitt County Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Intermediate Unit. However, in 2000, he returned to his mental health roots and accepted a position on the behavioral health Dual Diagnosis and Acute Adult units at PCMH. There Jason served as a Charge Nurse on the 7 pm to 7 am shift. In this role, he gained valuable experience from which to draw upon in his position with Paradigm including: staff supervision, admitting and discharging patients including assessments, administering medication as well as providing medication education to patients and family, serving as triage nurse, consulting with psychiatrists for the purposes of assessing and triaging patients, participation in quality improvement activities, and perhaps the most important experiences were in the provision of hands on direct patient care, therapeutic interactions and leadership in the prevention and handling of crisis situations on the units. In 2002, Jason co-founded Paradigm, Inc. and so began this latest journey. Once Paradigm began, Jason continued to work at the hospital until 2006, when he was able to step down from his position there and focus full time on Paradigm, where he has served as CEO since its inception. Jason believes that Paradigm is here, not just to serve the community, but to improve it! He knows that if we all work together, the only acceptable outcome is success for all involved. What can Paradigm do for you?