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Brian Boon, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., joined the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in March 
of 2001 as its new President/CEO.  Incorporated in 1966, and with offices in Washington, D.C.; Tucson, Arizona; 
and Edmonton and Ottawa, Canada; CARF is an international private, not-for-profit organization that currently 
accredits more than 47,000 programs/services on five continents.  CARF accreditation provides for an impartial 
third-party quality improvement review of programs and services delivered in the human services industry.  
These industries include Aging Services, Behavioral Health Services, Child and Youth Services, DMEPOS (Durable 
Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies), Employment and Community Services, Medical 
Rehabilitation, and Opioid Treatment Programs.  In September 2002, CARF Canada was incorporated in 
Edmonton, Alberta.  In January 2003, CARF acquired the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), 
which accredits and extends its reach of quality to aging services continuums, including continuing care 
retirement communities.  More than 8.3 million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited 
Prior to being recruited into his current position, Brian spent sixteen years in the workers’ compensation 
industry with the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board as Vice-President of Customer Service and Disability 
Management.  During this time he provided executive leadership to a major operating division of the Alberta 
Workers’ Compensation Board, a not-for-profit, non-government mutual insurance corporation.  Brian was 
responsible for all claims and medical benefit expenses—$750 million annually.  His portfolio included 
adjudication, case management services, oversight of an authorized healthcare provider network (24,000 
providers), and responsibility for a CARF-accredited outpatient rehabilitation center that was recognized with a 
silver award in a National Quality Management Competition, “Better with Less,” sponsored by Coopers & 
Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).  Brian had the privilege of having his organization recognized for its 
outstanding work in the area of case management systems, and he co-developed and implemented an
outcomebased continuum of care healthcare delivery system that focused on business/clinical outcomes
as the nucleus to cost containment.  
Brian holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Alberta and maintains his professional 
licenses and affiliations in the psychology profession.  Brian has presented and published in the area of 
improving organizational performance, outcomes-based management in health care delivery, and claims 
management for effective results.  Brian’s broad professional experiences as a payer, provider, regulator, and 
quality-based accreditor have contributed to his “systems solution” approach.