Board of Advisors
We have carefully assembled an Advisory Board that brings together remarkable individuals whose skill set combines business, medical, regulatory and law enforcement expertise to offer an incomparable level of assistance in guiding the development of Sure Med Compliance’s policies, procedures and programs. Not only do these talented individuals ensure that our existing programs meet real world needs, they are helping us shape the programs we will offer in the future, thus ensuring Sure Med Compliance remains a leader in enhancing patient treatment outcomes and promoting more effective prescribing practices that advance the physician-patient relationship.
Judge Jim Perdue
Judge Jim Perdue was appointed Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Alabama and served from July 2015 to July 2017. He also served as co-chair for the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. This council was established by the governor to find solutions for the opioid epidemic. Before being asked to serve as the commissioner, Judge Perdue worked 12 years as Probate Judge for Crenshaw County. He also was the president of the Probate Judges Association for the state of Alabama and lead their governmental affairs programs. Served on numerous boards and commissions ranging from Crenshaw County Industrial Development Board to South Central Alabama Development Commission. Jim currently serves as Regional Director for Senator Doug Jones.
Before being appointed as Probate Judge, Jim had a construction business for 25 years. After graduating college, he worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta working in their branches in Miami and Birmingham. He graduated from Auburn University in 1973 with a degree in Business Administration.
Kathy T. Betty
Kathy Betty, prominent Atlanta businesswomen and former WNBA Atlanta Dream owner, has more than 30 years of business management and consultancy experience. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Computer Sciences from the University of Alabama and Belmont College.
Ms. Betty functional experience includes manufacturing, operations, business planning, customer service, order management, accounting, human resources, marketing, purchasing and product development. Her experience is across a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, computer and high tech, pulp and paper, public utilities and energy, consumer manufactures and service industries.
Bret Hamilton is the former Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the state of Alabama. Before retiring in November, 2018, Hamilton directed the investigative and enforcement priorities of seven investigative groups spread throughout the state of Alabama and oversaw the security and access control systems of multiple DEA offices including the access to classified computer systems and documents. Security programs, investigative goals and projects are coordinated with eight DEA supervisors. His efforts have led to a significant reduction in the overprescribing of opioids among doctors, implementation of innovative programs to assist in real-time surveillance of drug overdoses and an increase of complex conspiracy cases crossing multiple jurisdictional boundaries. Prior to this, Bret led five FAST Teams, a Personnel Recovery Unit and the Administrative Support Unit which in all included eight senior supervisors. For this program, Bret researched, developed and implemented an agency wide training program for all DEA Special Response Teams (SRT). This effort ensured certification and standardization for SRT personnel diminishing the risk of liability for DEA and increasing the safety of DEA Agents assigned to SRTs.
Dr. Joseph P. Lucas M.D.
Dr. Lucas is a Board-certified psychiatrist who has over 30 years of experience in treating patients suffering from different mood and psychotic disorders. Currently, Dr. Lucas is acting Mental Health Medical Director at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery and sees patients ages 19 and up.
Dr. Lucas attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He later attended Duke University for the first part of his psychiatric residency before finishing in Atlanta at Emory University. Dr. Lucas has practiced medicine in the Birmingham area for over 20 years. He served as Chairman of the Board of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham from 2012 to 2014.