Our Leadership Team is designed to support key organizational functions and develop strategic goals while holding teams accountable for producing results.

Jim Estramonte

As the CEO of Starmount Healthcare, Jim implements the mission and vision for the company. His leadership skills and organizational experience forged during 29 years in the United States Coast Guard are valuable assets as the company continues to grow and help underserved communities. He leads the development and execution of operational policies and the organization’s long- and short-term strategic plans.

Dr. Arin Piramzadian

As a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Piramzadian has been in practice for over 10 years, and has led nearly 170 providers . Today he serves as the Chief Medical Officer assuring compliance with up to date medical and company guidelines, prompt and accurate charting and coding and monitoring quality of care provided. Being a teaching Doctor, he holds providers to the highest standard through regular training, mentoring and case studies.

Dorothy Mason

Throughout her 30-year career, Dorothy has received numerous awards and recognition as a healthcare business leader and educator. Her clinical and administrative background provides a wealth of knowledge in the training, coaching, and development of strong business teams. Her focus on quality performance, and passion for providing excellent patient care supports StarMed’s vision for providing affordable quality care to the community.

Tracey Hummell

With a background in Human Resources and Administration, Tracey’s role is to execute the business plan, integrate and support the company goals and provide the operational oversight to the key functions across the organization. Tracey is a key driver behind building a company culture that fosters employee engagement and satisfaction which translates to a positive patient experience.

Julius Spears

During his 30 year career, Julius served as CEO and COO for a series of healthcare systems and hospitals around the nation. He also serves as a trusted curator to leading clergy of the African American faith community. Within his role, Julius provides strategic consulting to the leadership team related to growth opportunities and health disparity awareness.

Mike Vander Baan

Mike brings value to lead strategic development and initiatives while maintaining an entrepreneurial vision towards delivering higher quality of care and improved access for all. He has been recognized for providing visionary leadership, strong Physician partnerships, and adept P&L logic and decisiveness. This enables StarMed’s growth and ability to reach beyond our immediate area of service to achieve our mission.

Katy Howell, PA-C

With a passion for continuing education and mentorship, Katy provides coaching and guidance to our Advanced Practice Providers through an extensive training program. She brings 8 years of hands-on clinical experience as a Physician Assistant and has a background in primary, urgent, and occupational medicine care. Katy has a unique ability to create efficiency in workflows and operations, while providing an extraordinary patient experience.

Rafael Rodriguez

Led the Interactive Media Department for Norsan Multimedia, the largest Hispanic Media conglomerate in the Southeast, offering coverage in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Today Rafael oversees a wide array of marketing, communications, and event coordination with campaigns targeted towards diverse communities health and wellbeing, predominantly the LatinX communities in and around the Charlotte Metro Area.