Andrea A. Adams, MS, CPDM, Owner, CEO

Andrea began the company built on the foundation that people come first. The company started with small beginnings and big ideas. The purpose of Advanced Disability Management is to empower people. As a woman, Andrea was faced with challenges but was determined to change the narrative. She created a company that shares the same values as she was raised. Growing up in a farming community, working on the family ranches, she learned how to work ethically, responsibly and be sensitive to those she worked with. The philosophy is to be kind, work hard and be willing to learn and grow.

Andrea holds a master’s degree in Education. She is a certified professional in Disability Management. Her experience in counseling and vocational rehabilitation has been a catalyst to promote the many facets that encompass the goals of Advanced Disability Management. Andrea has over 30 years of workers’ compensation experience, from job developing, labor market assessments, expert testimony, transferable skills analysis, early return-to-work, job placement, and all factors in the return-to-work process. Andrea has worked alongside employers and employees to reach their desired goals.

K. Wade Adams, CFO & COO

With over 30 years in the workers’ compensation industry, Wade started his career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in 1990 and has extensive experience in coordinating with employers and employees on all issues surrounding return-to-work and the injured worker’s health and well-being. With an emphasis on return-to-work through working with employers and helping identify suitable work accommodations. He has provided vocational assessments for injured workers and individuals on long-term disability in order to accurately assess their ability to return to suitable gainful employment while taking into consideration their physical capacities, education, work history, transferable skills, hobbies and person interests.

Wade is also a corporate pilot and flight instructor and has provided expert testimony on aviation-related issues at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).

Adrianna Adams, Director of Digital Marketing

Adrianna is responsible for ADM’s online presence. She runs all of ADM’s social media, develops key marketing strategies, attends conferences, and plans events, while expanding ADM’s overall presence within the workers’ compensation industry.

Barbara Williams, Director of Case Management

Barbara supervises and leads our team of professional Case Managers, while overseeing the clinical oversight of the case management division.  Barbara is also responsible for staff development, consulting, cost containment, while being responsible for assisting with the development of new processes and services in the ever-changing healthcare industry.  Barbara holds an RN license in both California and Washington and is a certified CCM.  She has over 30-plus years of experience in workers’ compensation.  In the past, she has facilitated sessions for the Case Management Society of America (CSMA) during their national convention.

Felicia Harris, Human Resource Manager

Felicia works in Human Resources as well as manages account receivables, collections, and billing. Felicia has been with Advanced Disability Management since the company’s inception, 1995. She has over thirty years of experience in workers’ compensation.

Celia Naranjo, Production Manager

Celia leads ADM’s production team. She is responsible for managing reports, keeping track of sales, number of cases, and insuring billing follows and meets customer guidelines. Celia also communicates with clients about any questions related to workflow.

Michele Meadors, Regional Account Manager

Michele is the Regional Account Manager for Northern California.  She comes to ADM with over 10 years of experience within the workers’ compensation industry.  Michele is responsible for strategically developing and optimizing relationships with employers, claims professionals and insurance companies to support ADM’s continued growth and influence within the workers’ compensation arena.   



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