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Mr. Kalin currently serves as the president and CEO of CIVHC. Mr. Kalin has experience as a senior executive in the health care industry including president and CEO of Rose Health Care System in Denver, Colorado and at the Henry Ford System in Detroit, Michigan. He also has experience in non-profit and for-profit companies spanning education, IT/software, and real estate development. He received a master of health services administration degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Iowa.
As Office Manager for CIVHC, Alice Louise handles human resources, IT support, accounting management and executive administrative support. With a background in consulting, education and the performing arts, Ms. Bonaker joined CIVHC after working as an office manager and research associate at Rootstock Solutions. Other prior positions included working as a liberal arts administrator at Stanford University, helping students and faculty in their personal missions for social, intellectual and artistic advancement. Alice Louise holds a bachelor of arts degree from Stanford University.
Ms. Campbell is a seasoned health care executive with over 25 years of health care IT experience. She has held positions at McKesson, Inteck, HealthTrio, and most recently with Numera, a telehealth care management solutions company. Her experience includes working with consumers, payers, providers, hospital systems and other health related businesses. In her role as APCD Director, Tracey is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, implementation, operation and sustainability of Colorado’s APCD. She plays a key role in working with CIVHC’s stakeholders including consumers, payers, businesses, providers and policy makers who together will help move Colorado to better health, better care and lower costs by using this unique Colorado resource.
As Director of Communications at CIVHC, Ms. Frank is responsible for developing and implementing strategic outreach efforts to heighten awareness of and fulfill CIVHC’s mission to create a healthier Colorado by promoting higher quality, lower cost health care. Most recently, Cari served as Director of Communications and Development at the Colorado Rural Health Center where she led communications, policy and advocacy, and new program development efforts. Prior to CRHC, Cari worked as Program Manager for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care on patient safety and communications initiatives. Ms. Frank brings a personal passion and energy for improving health care and increasing access to high quality affordable care throughout the state to the leadership team at CIVHC. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in pre-med Biology from Colorado College, and an has an MBA in Marketing.
Ms. Green, program assistant for CIVHC, is excited to continue her work in Denver’s nonprofit community. As program assistant, Ms. Green supports CIVHC's focus areas including data and transparency, payment reform and delivery system redesign. Her previous experience through Colorado College’s Public Interest Fellowship Program includes fellowships at the Bell Policy Center, Colorado League of Charter Schools, and National Conference of State Legislatures. She is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in classics-history-politics from Colorado College.
Mr. Kershner joins CIVHC after spending 23 years on the provider side of the health care industry as a physical therapist, rehabilitation hospital director and physician practice executive. Most recently Bob worked as a consultant for a private equity group on development of a surgical specialty hospital. In his role with CIVHC, Bob helps facilitate the development of new payment strategies that reward quality and cost containment. Specifically, Bob works to facilitate relationships with strategic providers and payers in the public and private sector to encourage the development of global payment models for chronic disease management and bundled payments for procedure based care. Bob has an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Finance & Accounting from Regis University.
Ms. Sonn, CIVHC Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, is responsible for developing policy and building the collaborative relationships necessary to support CIVHC’s initiatives. She has spent 20 years working on health policy issues on behalf of clients in virtually every facet of the health care industry, as well as on broad-based health reform in the policy and political arenas. Edie has been directly involved in seminal health policy developments in Colorado, including helping to lead the successful 2004 tobacco tax campaign to fund health programs; and staffing the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. Most recently, Ms. Sonn served as senior director of public affairs at the Colorado Medical Society. She holds a master of public policy degree from Duke University and was a bachelor of arts graduate and a Boettcher Scholar at Colorado College.
Dr. Want, CIVHC's part time Chief Medical Officer, is responsible for engaging providers and contributing to CIVHC's overall strategic direction to support achieving the Triple Aim. Want served as founding chairman of the board for CIVHC until early 2012. For eight years he was President and CEO of Physician Health Partners, LLC. He has served on task forces for the Colorado Division of Insurance, The Colorado Trust, the Colorado Hospital Association, and the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform. He also served as chairman of the Northwest Denver Care Transitions Steering Committee, a program that successfully lowered hospital readmissions by 10%. Dr. Want consults for a wide variety of clients as owner and principle of Want Healthcare, LLC. He currently serves on the board of the non-profic Rocky Mountain Health Plan, and was appointed as one of the initial Innovation Advisors to CMS in January 2012. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician trained at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and practiced primary care for ten years.
Dr. Mathieu, Director of Data and Research, is responsible for providing quantitative and analytical support for CIVHC’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining CIVHC, Mathieu was employed as an economist at The Nature Conservancy, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where he provided support for policy initiatives affecting prescription drug, biological product and medical device manufacturers. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mathieu holds master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematical economics from Oswego State University.
Margaret Nardini serves as CIVHC’s Health Care Business Systems Analyst. In this role Ms. Nardini works directly with the All Payer Claims Database health plan submitters on data elements and quality. She has 18 years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst. Over her career, Ms. Nardini has worked with many companies, both public and private, on implementing data new systems, running claims analysis, and evaluating health care cost and trends. She holds a master of science in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Denver.
As Data Analyst at CIVHC, Ms. Newsom uses analytics to maximize the value of the Colorado All Payer Claims Database to support achieving the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower cost. Beth began her health care career 18 years ago with the Mayo Clinic and most recently spent 15 years with Kaiser Permanente (Colorado region). Her varied roles have emphasized data quality and analytics, with the past four years working to convey Kaiser’s commitment to clinical quality, prevention, disease management, and integrated care. Beth has an MPA with a specialization in non-profit organizations from the University of Colorado at Denver, and received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from Kenyon College.
As Policy Coordinator for CIVHC, Kristin Paulson is responsible for managing our delivery system redesign projects including care transitions and palliative care. Prior to joining CIVHC, Ms. Paulson spent five years working at the University of Minnesota on organ transplant policy and ethics while completing her graduate work. She has collaborated with the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients to advance organ transplant and allocation policies, and contributed to the U.S. State of Transplantation reports for 2009-2012. Ms. Paulson received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed her Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Health Degrees at the University of Minnesota.
Ms. Perry is a program assistant with CIVHC and supports the administration of the Colorado All Payer Claims Database, and CIVHC's data, transparency and communications activities. Before joining CIVHC, Ms. Perry worked in Washington, D.C. for five years focusing on United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East and National Security as Editorial Assistant and then Director of Administration at the Middle East Policy Council. Ms. Perry holds three Bachelor of Art degrees in History, Arabic, and International Relations. She lived in Egypt for one year studying Arabic while completing her Bachelor degrees.
As the All Payer Claims Database accounts manager, Mr. Thompson works on business development efforts regarding the strategy, implementation, operation and sustainability of Colorado’s APCD. Mr. Thompson most recently spent three years with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs where he served as an Administrative Fellow to the Director of the Medical Center. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Denver.
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