CIVHC Staff

CIVHC's staff has wide-ranging experience from sectors critical to changing the trajectory of health care including: Mathematics, Health Care IT, Economics, Business, Management, Analytics, Law, and Public Health. 

Ana English, MBA
CEO and President
Ana English has served as CIVHC’s Chief Executive Officer and President since August of 2014 and joined the organization with more than 25 years of health care experience in finance and business operations. Prior to CIVHC, Ana was on the executive management team for the American Medical Association (AMA) and served as the head of the AMA’s for profit subsidiary, AMAGINE. Previously she served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Electronic Network Systems and Optum Health. Ana’s health care career started with insurers Lincoln National and Foundation Health Systems where she held various leadership positions including Vice President of Analysis and Planning, Senior Vice President of Administration, and divisional Senior Vice President of Operations. She holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in the fields of Economics and Political Science.
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Dwayne Aaron
Senior IT Project Manager
Dwayne Aaron provides planning, leadership, and support activities for CIVHC’s short and long-term project initiatives. Dwayne has over twenty years of experience as an IT professional with eleven years of project management experience within health care, state government and banking. Prior to joining CIVHC, Dwayne served as project manager for Catholic Health Initiatives. His career has also included project management roles at Catamaran and the Colorado Department of Human Services. Dwayne is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
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Alice Louise Bonaker
Executive Assistant and Business Office Manager
As Executive Assistant and Business 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, Alice Louise 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.
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Aspen Brooks, MBA
Executive Assistant
Aspen supports five of CIVHC’s senior team members in addition to managing the front desk and special projects. Prior to CIVHC, she was an Executive Assistant for an Oil and Gas company in Washington D.C., an Operations and Sales Manager for a local Denver Website Development company, and an English Teacher abroad in South Korea. She acquired her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in from Metropolitan State University, and received her Master in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
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Todd Clements, MPA
Health Care Data Analyst
In his role as a Health Care Data Analyst at CIVHC, Todd analyzes and develops meaningful health care data reports. He is well versed in the utilization of various business intelligence tools that can help consumers and health care organizations make better decisions based on trusted, objective data. Prior to joining CIVHC, Todd served as a Statistical Analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and as a Case Management Coordinator for the Denver Department of Human Services. Todd holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Sociology from Colorado State University and a Master in Public Administration with a concentration in Local Government from University of Colorado Denver.
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Everett Costa III, D.M.
Account Executive
Account Executive for CIVHC, Everett (Eddy) builds relationships with stakeholders across the state to determine if CIVHC can provide value and support to their work. Eddy has over 10 years of health care consulting and business development experience and is proud to have served in the United States Air Force. He has worked for SCL Health, Kaiser Permanente, KFORCE Healthcare IT, and was previously the Director of Healthcare IT for SofTec Solutions. Eddy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing, a Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership, and a Doctoral Management degree in Healthcare Leadership and Management. Eddy is an Assistant Professor at Colorado Technical University.
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Kari Degerness, LNHA
Account Manager
Kari is CIVHC’s account manager and works directly with stakeholders requesting non-public data. Prior to joining CIVHC, Kari served as a health care administrator in acute, post-acute, and dental care. Most recently, she was a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrator where she had successful survey results and built quality improvement programs. Kari holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business - Healthcare Management from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and is currently enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the University of Denver.
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Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, Ph.D.
Quality Measures Program Manager
As Quality Measures Program Manager, Maria is responsible for advancing CIVHC’s capabilities in reporting health care quality measures to health care providers, consumers, and other stakeholders. Prior to joining CIVHC, Maria managed data reporting and analysis from Electronic Health Records for a Federally Qualified Health Center System, producing measures to inform operations, clinical quality outcomes, performance improvement, program implementation, and evaluation. Maria has a doctoral degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado and a Master in Social Psychology from the National Autonomous University in Mexico City.
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Cari Frank, MBA
VP of Communication and Marketing
Cari leads the Communication and Marketing team, dedicated to developing and implementing strategic outreach and communication efforts to heighten awareness of how CIVHC aims to support health care change agents. 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. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-med Biology from Colorado College, and has an MBA in Marketing.
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Lloyd Guthrie, MBA
Program Manager for Statewide Initiatives
Lloyd Guthrie is working to implement CIVHC’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) initiatives including the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) and Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi). In addition, he helps design performance measures related to CIVHC’s Triple Aim mission, as well as business and client case development. Lloyd’s experience includes serving in an executive leadership role in large integrated health systems, multispecialty physician groups, and at an HMO health plan. Prior to joining CIVHC in 2015, he held positions with CenturaHealth, SCLHealth, New Mexico Heart Institute, Group Health Cooperative and The Everett Clinic. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Texas at Austin.
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Rene' Horton, Ph.D.
Health Care Data Analyst
Rene’ works with multiple data sources including the Colorado All Payer Claims Database to design and execute analysis to answer complex health care questions. Previously, Rene’ spent seven years as the Manager of the Data Analysis Section at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, working to provide information for the management and reform of Medicaid programs. In addition, Rene’ worked as a laboratory scientist at University of Colorado Medical School and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Having worked her entire career analyzing different kinds of data, Rene’ focuses on using the scientific method in all of her projects. Rene’ holds a Bachelor in Biology and a Master in Entomology from Oregon State University as well as a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Idaho State University.
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Rachel Linn
Marketing and Product Manager
Rachel’s role as Marketing and Product Manager is to enhance awareness and increase the visibility of CIVHC through providing expertise in product development, marketing, navigability, and accessibility. In her most recent position at the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Rachel served as the marketing and communications lead for multiple contracts, creating and implementing tactical marketing plans to fulfill recruitment, provide continuing education, engage providers and consumers, and market various health care service lines. Rachel received her Bachelor of Communications, with an emphasis in organizational and strategic planning, from The University of Colorado.
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Jonathan Mathieu, PhD
Vice President of Research and Compliance & Chief Economist
As Vice President of Research and Compliance and Chief Economist, Jonathan is responsible for providing quantitative and analytical support for CIVHC’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining CIVHC, he was 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 was also an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mathieu holds MA and Ph.D degrees in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematical economics from Oswego State University.
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Paul McCormick
Health Care Data Analyst
In his role as Health Care Data Analyst, Paul supports multiple programs and projects at CIVHC, contributing SQL expertise, and Tableau visualization development. Paul joined CIVHC with over 22 years of analytic experience, 15 of which were focused on analyzing claims data in managed care and provider environments. Most recently, he had his own consulting company and worked for multiple clients, fulfilling their need for trend analysis, metric development, and general reporting.
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Dennis McGrath
Health Care Data Analyst
Dennis analyzes health claims in the commercial employer market. His work includes reporting to employers and physicians about health care use, treatment and spending, and helps inform ways to improve care and lower costs. Prior to joining CIVHC, Dennis worked as an analyst for the Colorado Business Group on Health (CBGH). He joined CBGH with an extensive background in the Information Technology and Project Management in the banking and nuclear power-plant sectors.
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Amy Andrews McMaster
Stakeholder Relations
Amy is invested in building collaborative relationships, increasing stakeholder satisfaction, and learning more about the important work of change agents across the state and nation. She has a background in wellness and wise living. Her experience includes being an educator and professional development coach for 15 years, a national public speaker for Fred Pryor Seminars and CareerTrack, and a training manager/entrepreneur teaching integrated mindfulness and teambuilding. Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University.
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Lindsay McMillan
Quality Assurance and Report Analyst
Lindsay is responsible for analysis related to special national projects, and ensuring data outputs from the CO APCD meet all quality standards. Prior to joining CIVHC, Lindsay worked for Kaiser Permanente as a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) programmer, and he began his career at the U.S. Census Bureau working on the Current Population Survey and American Time Use Survey. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.
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Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH
VP of Programs and Analytics
Kristin Paulson oversees CIVHC’s care transitions and palliative care programs as well as custom community-driven analytics. Prior to joining CIVHC, Kristin spent five years working at the University of Minnesota on organ transplant policy and ethics while completing her graduate studies. 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. Kristin received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed her Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Health degrees at the University of Minnesota.
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Erin Anne Perry
CO APCD Project Manager
Erin supports the administration of the Colorado All Payer Claims Database, including intake, payer collaboration, and non-public reporting project management. Before joining CIVHC, Erin worked in Washington, D.C. 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.
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Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts
Chief Medical Officer
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, works with physicians and other stakeholders to engage, educate and advance health care. Dr. Osbourne-Roberts has an extensive background in patient care paired with local and national work focused on driving health care system transformation. He received his M.D. and completed his family medicine residency at University of Colorado after finishing his undergraduate work at Williams College. Passionate about serving Colorado’s underserved, Dr. Osbourne-Roberts spent several years providing care in rural communities, and currently practices at Salud Family Health Centers where he serves primarily Spanish-speaking, low-income residents.
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Stephanie Spriggs
Certified Grant Writer© and Report Specialist
Stephanie is responsible for all content management and grant management activities in her role as Grant Writer and Report Specialist. She first joined CIVHC as a Program Assistant, prior to which, she was a Stage Manager at several regional theatres across the nation and a member of Actor’s Equity Association. Upon moving to Colorado she became Coordinator of Peripheral Services for Regal Facility Management. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Liberal Studies with a focus in Creative Writing from the University of Denver.
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Mariam Tahir
CO APCD Program Coordinator
Mariam supports health care payer submitters and monitors incoming data submissions, checking for quality and compliance with the data submission guide. Mariam joined CIVHC as an intern while completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, which she has since received, from Metro State University.
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Marcus Tuepker
Senior Manager of Public Reporting and Data Quality
Marcus works with stakeholders to develop insights and analyses from the CO APCD to help advance the Triple Aim, and ensure data is accurate, objective and relevant. Marcus’s previous roles include working on behalf of providers as the Director of Data Analytics for the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and as the Associate Director of Data and Reporting at United Healthcare. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.
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