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November 11th, 2008 - Culver City, CA

Eccentex Names Vice-President for it's New Behavioral Health Division

November 11 , 2008 - Culver City, CA - Eccentex Corporation, a leader in development and implementation of hosted process-centric solutions announced today the appointment of John Herdman, Ph.D. as a Vice-President for Eccentex's new Behavioral Health Division. Dr. John Herdman was selected following an extensive and thorough search process and will be responsible for development and clinical aspects of Eccentex's new case management system for substance abuse facilities called

"It was important for us to find not just a clinical expert in the field of behavior science, but someone with a combination of vision, integrity and compassion," said Alex Stein, Eccentex's CEO "John has just this combination. His wealth of private and community experience, track record of success and solid commitment to the field of behavioral science will be a valued asset not just to Eccentex but to all substance-abuse treatment professionals and their clients."

Dr. Herman joins the Eccentex team with a 35-year background in behavioral science, human services and both corporate and nonprofit administration. His highly diversified career portfolio includes work with organizations serving the needs of many different constituencies. Dr. Herdman is the owner and clinical director of Parallels, a mental health and substance abuse treatment clinic in Lincoln, NE. He is the author of three books and his consulting and workshop presentations have given him national exposure. Most recently, he contracted with Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for both workforce development and curriculum consultations.

"I am very grateful at having been selected for this position at Eccentex from a pool of highly qualified candidates" said Dr.Herdman. "I look forward to working with our Board of Directors, our talented staff, as well as substance abuse facilities across the nation to help streamline their operation, improve compliance and clinical outcomes with"

Dr.Herdman has worked with a cross section of public and private sector entities to advance the field of behavior health. His career has been dedicated to creating programs and services that promote behavioral health in children and adults, and to advocating for policies that elevate the competency skills of alcohol and drug abuse counselors. He has served on community boards and advisory committees and has worked as a behavioral science expert for national, state and local organizations.

Dr. Herdman has authored and co-authored a long list of publications in the field of behavioral science including such well-known text as Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor - Fifth Edition.

Dr.Herdman holds a Ph. D. in School Psychology from Penn State University and is a licensed psychologist and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Nebraska. His postgraduate experience includes Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Counseling, Doane College, Lincoln, NE., Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Sociology, University of Tampa, and Adjunt Professor at Loyola Marymount University Extension. Dr.Herdman retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve where he served his last 13 years as the Deputy Director of Human Resource Developmetn at Headquarters, United States Air Force, the Pentagon.

About Eccentex
Eccentex was founded in early 2005 by a team of executives with over 18 years experience in implementing complex software solutions for both small and large organizations worldwide. Eccentex offers AppBase (, next-generation application development platform for rapid deployment of SAAS business applications. Please visit for more information.
MyCaseRecords is web based practice management software for substance abuse counselors and other behavioral health professionals. MyCaseRecords case management system assists in increasing operational efficiency of drug rehabilitation centers and other substance abuse facilities. Features include automation of treatment plans & notes, workflow & document management.