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Senior Management Team


Hank Gardner, MD -- Managing Partner, CEO, & Chief Revenue Officer

Hank
Dr. Gardner is the Founder and Managing Partner of HCMS Group LLC.  Dr. Gardner’s 40-year career includes medical practice and healthcare organization administration, health professions education, and health economics research.  He has founded and built significant value in several businesses and health organizations, and is an advisor to public and private sector organizations on health economics and healthcare reform. Dr. Gardner is a Wyoming native and received his post graduate education at the University of Rochester.

Mick Simon -- Partner, EVP, & Chief Technology Officer

Mick
Mr. Simon, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of HCMS Group LLC, joined the company in 2010. He has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare IT, finance, and general management roles. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, operations for NextGen Practice Solutions, a business unit of Quality Systems, Inc. Previously, Mr. Simon was President of Winsome Capital Group, an investment partnership, and was co-founder and Senior Vice President of Options & Choices, Inc., heading up operations, technology, and finance functions. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Brown University.

Shawn Petrini, MSN, RN -- Partner, EVP, & Chief Clinical Officer

Ms. Petrini is a Partner, Executive Vice President, and Chief Clinical Officer at HCMS Group LLC. She is responsible for the quality and management of HCMS Group’s clinical prevention service KnovaSolutions®. Ms. Petrini has 25 years of experience in Human Capital Management research service delivery, including program and policy development, implementation and evaluation, decision support, and large-employer account management. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a focus in Nursing Administration. Ms. Petrini has held faculty positions at the University of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and currently is an adjunct professor for the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming.

Luke Jackson -- Senior Director of Finance & Accounting

Mr. Jackson is the Senior Director of Finance & Accounting at HCMS Group and has been with the company since 2007. He is responsible for the production of periodic financial statements, cash management, and business metrics and reporting. Mr. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado.

Kimberly Mulcahy, MPA -- Business Plan Implementation Officer

Ms. Mulcahy guides HCMS Group’s strategy implementation and is responsible for HCMS Group’s AlignD Snapshot service. She has been involved in business development for HCMS and OCI as well as other private sector companies and government entities. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business with an emphasis on Marketing from California State University at Long Beach and a Master’s in Public Administration from San Jose State University.

Account Relationship Team


Dean Thompson -- Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Mr. Thompson is the Vice President of Marketing & Sales for HCMS Group. He is responsible for the oversight of client relationship development and the sharing of HCMS Group’s message. He has more than 20 years of experience in health care, business development, operations, compliance, and process improvement and uses these past experiences to relate to customer problems while providing them with solutions that work. Mr. Thompson’s career began with the ownership of a successful brokerage firm that he founded and sold after a decade of operations. He then went on to serve in executive positions with SITEL Corp, Physicians Mutual, Coventry Healthcare, and Mutual of Omaha where he was the Vice President of Business Development. Dean also has a strong background in technology and innovation and comes to HCMS from the TriZetto Group where he was the National Sales Director. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

Darcy Barnard -- Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Darcy
Ms. Barnard is the Marketing and Sales Coordinator for HCMS Group. She is responsible for coordinating direct sales activities and is a key liaison with HCMS Group's clients and distribution partners. She produces marketing materials, coordinates blogging and social media activities, and contributes to website content and development. Her experience includes graphic design, public relations, website development, editing, and writing. Ms. Barnard holds a BA in English from Colorado State University.

Robert Simison -- Marketing & Sales Communications

Mr. Simison is a media and communications consultant for HCMS Group. He worked as a journalist for many years at The Wall Street Journal, The Detroit News, and Bloomberg News. His experience includes writing, editing, and managing the production of deep-dive print and digital packages of text, photos, graphics, and audio/video content. In recent years, he led Bloomberg’s health and science reporting team and ran numerous health-related investigative projects at Bloomberg. Mr. Simison has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

Jaime Lewis-Eastmond, MA -- Contract Proposal Manager & Administrative Assistant

Ms. Lewis-Eastmond is a Contract Proposal Manager and Administrative Assistant for HCMS Group. She manages proposal, agreement, and contract development. She also provides administrative support for HCMS Group. Ms. Lewis-Easmond earned her BA in English from Juniata College and her MA in Sustainable Business & Communications from Goddard College.

Gregory Kuhn, MBA -- Senior Human Capital Management Consultant

Greg
Mr. Kuhn is a Senior Human Capital Management Consultant for HCMS Group. He provides guidance to senior management of large corporate and public entities in addressing healthcare issues and business performance. He has over 30 years of consulting experience with Mercer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte. Mr. Kuhn's education includes a BA from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Neil Sullivan, MPH -- Senior Human Capital Management Consultant

Neil
Mr. Sullivan is a Senior Human Capital Management Consultant for HCMS Group. He provides strategic direction to selected large group clients through the interpretation of human capital analyses and research. Mr. Sullivan also guides the application of Online Business Intelligence (O|BI®) reporting services to the HCMS client base. Mr. Sullivan’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education and a Master’s in Public Health.

Timothy Ryan, PhD -- Senior Human Capital Management Consultant

Dr. Ryan is a Senior Human Capital Management Consultant for HCMS Group. He provides strategic direction to selected large group clients through the interpretation of human capital research and analyses. He has particular expertise in the epidemiology of disease and disease clustering. Dr. Ryan received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and a Master’s in public policy from Duquesne University. He has several peer-reviewed articles on the epidemiology of disease and risk stratification.

Marty Simon, MA -- Human Capital Management Consultant & Learning Center Director

Marty
Mr. Simon is a Human Capital Management Consultant and the HCMS Learning Center Director for HCMS Group. He has more than 20 years of training and instructional design experience. Prior to joining HCMS, he was training director for Ceridian, a benefits outsourcing company. As an eLearning expert, he provides a vast array of marketing and application tutorial videos along with developing user training programs for both HCMS staff and clients. Mr. Simon earned his Masters of Adult Education and Training & Development degree from the University of South Florida.

Michelle Carlson -- Human Capital Management Consultant

Ms. Carlson is a Human Capital Consultant for HCMS Group. She applies her customer relations and project management skills to HCMS Group’s employers and employer group captives. Ms. Carlson earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

Data & Technology Services Management Team


Jon Somerset -- Vice President of Online Services

Mr. Somerset is Vice President of Online Services for HCMS Group. He has over 14 years of experience in data and application design, development, and testing. In his role, Mr. Somerset is responsible for providing leadership for software development at HCMS that includes both Software and Data as a Service products. Additional responsibilities include data management, information production cycles, data warehouse project implementation and coordination of privacy activities. Mr. Somerset is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a BS in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

Andrew Krois, MBA -- Vice President of Information Technology

Mr. Krois is the Vice President of Information Technology for HCMS Group. He has over 13 years of experience in technical design and enterprise technology support. In his role, Mr. Krois oversees IT infrastructure and support services as well as the production processing and quality of maintenance data management functions and production applications. His responsibilities also include ensuring the security of HCMS Group client data and assisting in coordinating privacy activities. Mr. Krois has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and an MBA in Technology Management.

Justin Schaneman, MS -- Vice President of Data Analytics

Justin
Mr. Schaneman is the Vice President of HCMS Group's Data Analytics service. In this role, he provides leadership for data analysis, data management, and decision support services. He also manages the production cycles and content areas of HCMS data analysis and research projects.With over 13 years of data analytic experiences with Health and Human Capital topics, Mr. Schaneman is a member of the HCMS consulting team and regularly interacts with large employer clients on benefits design and policy strategies. He holds a BS in Mathematics and a MS in Statistics from the University of Wyoming.

Dustin Wingenbach, MBA -- Data Services Delivery Manager

Mr. Wingenbach is the Data Services Deliver Manager and a Senior Data Manager at HCMS Group. The team is responsible for maintaining the content and quality of client data warehouses and setting up automated programming used for both internal and external online applications. Prior to Mr. Wingenbach’s role with the Data Management Team, he worked with large employer clients to develop periodic and ad-hoc analytic reporting across a wide range of topics including health plan utilization, absence management, onsite clinic performance, and wellness program evaluations. Mr. Wingenbach earned a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Wyoming.

Amy Atkinson, MS -- Data Services Quality Manager

Ms. Atkinson is the Data Services Quality Manager and a Senior Data Analyst at HCMS Group. She is primarily responsible for HCMS Group’s Population Risk Analytics including the Human Capital Risk Index® (HUI). Additionally, she manages the service quality within the Data Analytics Team. Her major areas of study and background include applied statistics and mathematics, probability, business administration, and accounting. Ms. Atkinson earned a Master of Science Degree in Statistics from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Colorado State University – Pueblo.

Nicole Greff -- Data Warehouse Implementation Manager

Ms. Greff is a Data Warehouse Implementation Manager at HCMS Group. She is responsible for project management and coordination during the implementation of client services. Ms. Greff has been responsible for over 20 data warehouse implementations as well as numerous new service and data feed implementations. She has a BA in Communications and Public Relations with an emphasis in Business and Journalism from Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

Tiffany Tyner, MBA -- Data Services Administrator

Ms. Tyner is the Data Services Administrator for HCMS Group. She manages and coordinates projects for the data services team. She has years of experience in data collection and project management/implementation for employers. Ms. Tyner earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and her Master’s of Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Clinical Prevention Service Management Team


Sara Lee, MSN, RN, CNS -- Director of Clinical Prevention Service Delivery

Ms. Lee is the Director of Clinical Prevention Service Delivery and a Clinical Prevention Specialist for KnovaSolutions. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with an emphasis in Parent-Child Nursing. She has practiced in a variety of roles in the hospital and the community with a focus on service to women and children. Most recently, Ms. Lee was a nurse manager for a high-risk postpartum and newborn nursery unit. She also taught Obstetric & Pediatric nursing at Beth-El College of Nursing at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for ten years. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal-Newborn Care. Ms. Lee is active in her local chapter of the Association of Obstetric, Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses.

Suzanne Supola, MSN, RN -- Director of Clinical Prevention Service Quality

Ms. Supola is the Director of Clinical Prevention Service Quality and a Clinical Prevention Specialist for KnovaSolutions. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing with a focus in adult health and cardiac disease from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her clinical background includes hospital nursing both at large teaching centers and small rural community hospitals. Prior to joining HCMS, she worked at Options & Choices, Inc. (OCI) providing individual health consultation and management services. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College teaching in the RN program and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Haywood Regional Hospital in her community.

Rene Sims, MSN, RN, MBA -- Senior Manager of Business Development

Ms. Sims is the Senior Manager of KnovaSolutions Business Development and a Clinical Prevention Specialist for KnovaSolutions. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Valparaiso University and her Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University. Her nursing experience includes direct patient care in women's service. Ms. Sims taught obstetric nursing at Indiana University Northwest and has worked as a legal nurse consultant. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Nurses in Advanced Practice (SNAP).

Theresa Faivre, MSN, RN -- Service Quality Manager

Ms. Faivre is the Service Quality Manager and a Clinical Prevention Specialist for KnovaSolutions. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Lewis University in Illinois. Her background includes the care of women and children, ambulatory surgery nursing, and instructor at the University of Phoenix.

Karen Hayes -- Member Center Manager

Ms. Hayes is the Member Center Manager and a Member Center Agent for KnovaSolutions. She has worked in both the private and government sectors and currently serves on the Wyoming Commission of Judicial Conduct and Ethics. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Wyoming.

Marla Smith, MA -- Clinical Prevention Service Administrator

Ms. Smith is the Clinical Prevention Service Administrator for KnovaSolutions. Her thirty-year career in the healthcare system includes a vast array of clinical and administrative experience in behavioral healthcare settings. Prior to joining KnovaSolutions, she was a Quality and Outcomes Manager for the Wyoming Department of Health. Marla enjoys working with programs designed to improve the quality of lives of persons served. She earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Wyoming.
 

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