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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Emma Anderson, MA
Health Care Reporting Analyst
Emma Anderson provides Tableau data visualization and UX expertise in her role as Health Care Reporting Analyst for CIVHC. Emma has over five years of experience in diverse research and data analysis roles, most recently working as a Data Analyst and Visualization Specialist for the University of Colorado’s Dept. of Family Medicine. She has created many reports that allow users to easily understand the underlying data contained within and make decisions based on the outcomes reported. Emma holds a Master of Arts in Sociology and Research Methods from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College.
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Alice Louise Bonaker
Director of Business Operations
As Director of Business Operations 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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Jennifer Carpenter
Data Privacy and Compliance Manager
Jennifer Carpenter provides compliance and data release oversight in her role as Compliance and Data Privacy Manager for CIVHC. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in varying compliance and risk management roles, most recently serving as a Senior Compliance Professional for the Humana Care Delivery Organization and Director of Compliance at Lone Star Community Health Center. She was an adjunct professor for her local paralegal programs for more than 10 years and enjoys being a mentor for paralegals starting a new career. Her key skills include compliance program development and management, corporate governance, policy development, risk management, and clinical operations oversight. Jennifer has a Master in Education from Western Governors University and received her Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) from the Health Care Compliance Association.
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Everett Costa III, D.M.
Senior Health Data Solutions Consultant
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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David J. Dale
Health Data Solutions Consultant
As CIVHC’s Health Data Solutions Consultant, Dave is responsible for initiating and developing client relationships and new business opportunities, strategy development and execution, relationship management, and customer satisfaction. He holds over 22 years of health care industry experience in business development and new market growth including over a decade focused on population health and chronic disease management programs and initiatives. Dave completed his graduate programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Chris Dalton
Health Care Data Analyst
As an analyst for CIVHC’s Research and Innovation team, Chris supports conducting claims data analytics for public reporting and standard custom data requests. Chris worked with Kaiser Permanente as an analyst and quality assurance auditor prior to joining CIVHC’s team. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado Denver.
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Kari Degerness, MBA, LNHA
Director of Health Care Programs
Kari comes to CIVHC as an experienced healthcare administrator in acute, post-acute and dental care. She has served as a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrator where she had successful survey results and built quality improvement programs. In these roles she also worked on the Northern Colorado Care Transitions team, built programs to enhance person directed care and partnered with community members to reduce hospital readmissions. Kari holds a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Business- Healthcare Management from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a MBA from the University of Denver. Kari is excited to step into this role and apply her experience and education to improve care throughout Colorado.
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Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, PhD
Director of Public Reporting
As Director of Public Reporting, 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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Sarah Ford
Communication and Marketing Specialist
As a Communication and Marketing Specialist for CIVHC, Sarah Ford works to generate awareness of CIVHC’s work towards achieving its mission to all relevant stakeholders. With a background in journalism, Sarah began her career with CBS4 Denver and the Denver VOICE. Her most recent employers were local non-profits, the CDC Foundation and Project Angel Heart, where Sarah was able to pair her love for writing with her commitment to service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and International Relations.
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Spencer Fortier
Communication and Marketing Specialist
Spencer Fortier serves as a Communication and Marketing Specialist for CIVHC, where he is responsible for increasing awareness of CIVHC’s mission and the support provided to stakeholders. Previously employed at Craig Hospital, Spencer worked closely with internal and external stakeholders to increase brand recognition and improve existing or new relationships with referral sources. With over seven years of health care marketing experience, Spencer has a versatile skillset with strong leadership and a passion for creating innovative, powerful ideas that connect people in more intimate ways. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs.
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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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Greg Gillespie
Account Manager
In his role as Account Manager, Greg works with stakeholders across the state and nation working to improve health care through custom data requests. Greg joined CIVHC after working in health care wellness and business development at Arvada Sport and Spine Group and Schumacher Clinical Partners. His education includes a Master of Science in Exercise Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science from Gannon University.
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Tim Ginader, MS
Health Care Data Analyst
Tim joins the Data and Analytics team with extensive experience analyzing health care data and assisting data users and stakeholders with how to interpret data through statistical techniques. Prior to joining CIVHC, Tim was a Biostatistician at the University of Iowa, providing statistical support and collaborating on a large variety of projects, including testing and data validation. Tim holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Statistics and Economics from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa.
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Megha Jha, MPH
Health Care Data Analyst
Megha Jha brings a background of epidemiology, biostatistics, and research to her role as Health Care Reporting Analyst at CIVHC. She will be supporting multiple teams at CIVHC, providing analytic project support for public reporting efforts as well as public health expertise. Megha has a diverse background, most recently working as a Statistician/Data Analyst for the Department of Immunology/Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She has also served as an Epidemiologist and Analyst at the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Megha holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama.
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Ann Jones, PhD
Manager of Data Quality
As Manager of Data Quality for CIVHC, Ann Jones is responsible for managing data intake, data processing, data enhancements, and end-user documentation. Ann is an accomplished health care professional with over 20 years of experience managing and conducting quality assurance, quality improvement, and data analytics activities. Prior to CIVHC, Ann worked at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health as the Director of Performance, Quality and Data Analytics. Ann holds a Doctorate in Educational Research Measurement from Boston College.
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Amanda Kim
State Initiatives Program Manager
As CIVHC’s State Initiatives Program Manager, Amanda is responsible for developing project plans, tracking activities, and ensuring accurate, complete, and timely delivery of projects to our state partners. Prior to joining CIVHC, Amanda worked at the Nurse-Family Partnership® National Service Office where she worked closely with state and local officials and community stakeholders to expand access to the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Amanda brings a relationship-oriented mindset with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, a meticulous attention to detail and over 15 years’ worth of program development experience. Amanda is passionate about customer experience, and uses continuous process improvement to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality solutions.
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Paul McCormick
Director of Reporting
In his role as Director of Reporting, 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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Katie Oberg
Health Care Data Analyst
In her role as Health Care Data Analyst, Katie works on a variety of data and analytic projects, developing reports for all CIVHC stakeholders to provide valuable insights from the CO APCD. Prior to joining CIVHC, Katie worked as a Health Data Analyst for Onpoint Health Data, the data warehouse manager and analytics vendor for multiple APCDs nationwide. In her role at Onpoint Health Data, she created many reports and analyses on topics such as cost and utilization, interfaced with clients to define and communicate report specifications, and provide support to data recipients. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of William & Mary.
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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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Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
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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Lindsey Paulson
Program Assistant
Lindsey Paulson brings excellent communication skills and the ability to balance many tasks at once to her role of Program Assistant at CIVHC. Lindsey supports CIVHC’s Executive Team along with assuming many additional responsibilities such as project support and coordination. She most recently demonstrated her ability to manage a large swath of responsibilities in an office manager position. Lindsey is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree at Metro State University.
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Lindsay Schoettinger, MS
Senior Data Quality Analyst
Lindsay joins the CIVHC team with over 20 years of in-depth analytical experience. Her background is in research and analytics and process improvement, most recently serving as Patient Experience Manager at Longmont United Hospital. In her role as Senior Data Quality Analyst at CIVHC, Lindsay will focus on improving data quality through best practice implementation, data discovery, and quality control. She will also work on special projects related to state contract and custom data work. Lindsay holds a Master of Science in Statistics from University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Math from Wright State University.
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Pete Sheehan
VP of Client Solutions & State Initiatives
As VP of Client Solutions & State Initiatives, Pete manages CO APCD products and client management and develops and maintains strategic partnerships and relationships. Pete has over twenty years of progressive management, including product innovation, business development and governmental affairs. Most recently, he served as the Western States Government Relations Manager for the national non-profit, Nurse-Family Partnership. Prior to that, Pete served as CEO of MyLifeLine.org, Regional Officer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program, and Vice President of Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships for Healthgrades. With Healthgrades, Pete focused on acquisition and licensing data and worked directly with more than 150 hospitals in 40 states on quality improvement and business development projects.
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Stephanie Spriggs, MALS
Senior Communication and Marketing Specialist
As Senior Communication and Marketing Specialist, Stephanie works to amplify and support everything CIVHC does through internal and external communication, content development, project coordination, and relationship management. She has over 20 years of project and communication management experience in various industries, though currently settled in health care. Stephanie was a Stage Manager at 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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Julia Tremaroli
Intake Quality and Policy Analyst
Julia is CIVHC’s Data Intake Analyst, responsible for working with the health insurance companies (public and private) and data warehouse managers HSRI and NORC to ensure claims data is submitted to the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) according to the Data Submission Guide. Julia also provides analysis of claims data for custom and public reporting. Prior to joining CIVHC full time, Julia worked with CIVHC as an intern while completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Information and Analytics at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.
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Dagmar Velez, MS
Healthcare Data Analyst
As a Healthcare Data Analyst for CIVHC, Dagmar Velez will be developing data reports from the CO APCD and providing valuable insights to all relevant stakeholders/change agents. Dagmar arrives to CIVHC with a Masters of Science in Biostatistics, applied experience in statistical analyses and data visualization in telemedicine and academic settings. Prior to CIVHC, Dagmar worked as a Clinical Analyst for Myia Health and Mercy Virtual.
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Lindsay Wilkins, MPH
Data Quality Analyst
As a Data Quality Analyst for CIVHC, Lindsay will be developing documentation for our Internal and External Data Users. She will also be monitoring quality improvement and quality assurance across multiple CIVHC projects. Lindsay joined CIVHC with an MPH in Management & Policy, with applied experience in qualitative analyses and past contribution to multiple published peer reviewed journal articles. Prior to CIVHC, Lindsay worked as a Quality Assurance Analyst & Internal Auditor at Jefferson Center for Mental Health, and as a Qualitative Researcher at Tufts School of Medicine.
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