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Amalea Vega

President, Events Chair, Secretary

Amalea is a Sr. Consulting Director with Vizient, on the Advisory Purchased Services team. She has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry with expertise in hospital supply chain and inventory management, vendor relations, healthcare sales, customer service and contract management.  She has successful implementation experience of field inventory audit processes for healthcare company assets.  Prior to joining Vizient, Amalea spent nine years designing and implementing the field inventory audit process for a biologics and medical device company. Amalea received a Bachelors degree in Public Relations from Northern Michigan University and holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership from the University of Denver. She is also a certified tissue banking specialist (CTBS) under the AATB.

Madelyn Mohr

Treasurer

Madelyn Mohr is a Manager in the Assurance practice of the EY Denver office. She has 6.5 years of experience serving a combination of for-profit and not-for-profit health provider clients, and also has experience serving clients in the behavioral health, pharmaceutical/biotech, and emergency medical services space. Madelyn’s experience includes auditing technical areas, including healthcare revenue models. She also focuses on using data analytics to drive efficiencies in her audits and has earned a bronze EY badge in Health. Madelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Financial Accounting of from the University of Colorado Boulder. ​​Madelyn is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado, and is a member of the AICPA and the Colorado Society of CPAs.

Dana Alexander

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Dana is a Sr. Managing Partner with Gartner. She is an experienced healthcare leader and clinician providing advisory services to assist clients to meet the changing world of Value-driven care and the evolving requirements. She assists clients (providers, payers & industry) to define and execute strategies to improve population health and the patient/consumer experience by connecting community networks that result in sustainable transformative changes. She lead teams to define and execute implementable strategies to solve specific business and patient/consumer challenges, driving organizational transformation, revenue growth and achieving quality outcomes. Dana assists digital and technology companies on clearly defining the value proposition of their solutions and innovations to the customer and market needs. Her experience includes executive positions for provider health systems, technology vendors and consulting firms. She is a recognized thought leader and has represented on several CMS, ONC, NQF appointed committees as well board appointments to associations such as the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She is a published and accomplished speaker nationally and internationally.

Eric Cherney

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Eric is a Spend Management Consultant at Vizient, Inc., working with hospital executives to improve quality and reduce costs within their supply chain management processes. Eric brings over six years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Vizient, Eric was a project manager at Epic Systems Corporation, where he worked with large academic medical centers, post-acute care centers, and community hospitals to build, test, and roll out enterprise systems. Eric also served as the Implementation Lead for Epic’s Cognitive Computing team, whose predictive models have helped eliminate 80% of unexpected deaths outside ICUs. Eric received his MBA from Arizona State University with specialties in Consulting and Information Systems. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Miami (FL), where he studied Finance and Health Sector Management & Policy.

Preston Brown

Membership Chair

As the in-house Business Intelligence Consultant for SCL Health, Preston manages analytics for strategic planning and business development needs across the organization’s healthcare continuum.  Leveraging his prior experience as a Senior Healthcare Consultant for The Innova Group, Preston evaluates new analytical paradigms and engineers innovative predictive models to inform planning and business development for the system and medical group. Preston previously served as Financial Analyst for the State of Colorado, Health Care Policy and Financing where he provided financial analysis used to deliver supplemental payments to hospitals and nursing care providers.  Preston earned his master’s in Economics from University of Colorado Denver and started his healthcare career in academia where he published health outcome related papers in academic peer reviewed journals.

Dawn Maloney

Strategy Co-Chair

Dawn is the Vice President of Marketing for Medical Review Institute of America (MRIoA).  In this position, she is responsible for leading the organization’s strategic and tactical Marketing initiatives, as well as establishing the organizational branding strategic vision, go-to-market programs and marketing plans to attain sales and profitable market growth.  Dawn is a proven global, strategic and collaborative marketing and business development executive with deep and broad experience in driving innovative solutions in the market and delivering rapid growth. She has led highly successful marketing and sales engagements for Fortune 500 companies as well as earlier stage companies offering digital SaaS technology solutions, medical devices, professional services, and outsourcing services. Dawn is an execution-focused team player and partner to C-level executives with track record for implementing strategic growth initiatives. She is a strong advocate for leveraging best practices to capture market intelligence, deliver a compelling return on investment, and increase sales and market awareness.

Mark Cranston

Strategy Co-Chair

Mark is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at SKYGEN, a provider of technology and services for the healthcare industry. In this position, he is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the organization, including brand, sales enablement, public relations, digital marketing, market intelligence, content development and events.  He has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare technology and services serving providers, health plans and MCOs, with roles in corporate marketing, product marketing and product management.  Prior to joining SKYGEN, Mark spent time at Cognizant, TriZetto and Thomson Healthcare.  He earned his International MBA from the University of Denver, and his bachelor’s degree from Carleton College.

Alayna Hernandez

Registration Chair

Alayna is the Director of Data Management at CareBridge Health, leading strategic efforts in data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL). She has over 6 years experience in the healthcare industry with expertise in data, analytics, strategic growth initiatives, and process improvement methodologies. Alayna received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Lipscomb University.

Bionca Bauer

Marketing Co-Chair

Bionca is an Associate Consultant with Vizient, on the Purchased Services team. She has three years of experience in healthcare industry with expertise in customer service, data analytics, and strategic problem solving. Prior to Vizient, Bionca worked at a small community hospital in a rural area as a patient registration specialist. Bionca received a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Metropolitan State University of Denver and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Kris Webster

Marketing Co-Chair

Kris Webster is the Head of Product Marketing at DAT and is responsible for strategic marketing, go-to-market, content strategy, branding, digital marketing and thought leadership. She has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry with expertise in technology solutions. Her previous companies include marketing leadership roles at Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health, Cognizant, TriZetto, and MGMA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Colorado State University and an MBA in Business from Regis University.

Dr. Takiyah Wilson

Community Outreach Co-Chair

Dr. Takiyah Wilson is dedicated to advancing health equity and is a driven healthcare professional with the skills and mindset to deliver and manage healthcare services through leadership in administration, research, and the development of innovative public health solutions. Takiyah holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Studies and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Texas Women’s University. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and Preventative Medicine from the University of Central Oklahoma. Currently, as the Vice President of Health Strategies for the American Heart Association, Dr. Wilson is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of community impact strategies across the market to achieve market health and revenue strategic goals, while simultaneously focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention and eliminating health disparities through an equity-first lens.

Casey Swan

Technology Chair

Casey is the lead of partner success at Helix whose mission is to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. At Helix Casey helps health systems set up and operate large scale genomics programs focused on sequencing 100,000 patients over 4 years.  Prior to his current role, Casey worked at the Innova Group and focused on helping health systems translate vision into market sensitive strategy and developing effective clinical delivery networks. Supporting a wide spectrum of strategic, service delivery, and facility master planning projects Casey focuses on understanding the complexities of healthcare business and the trade-offs providers must evaluate when deciding how to serve their market.  As a Colorado native, Casey earned a bachelor’s of science in Finance from the University of Tulsa and an MBA from Baylor University.

Alaina Vavrick

Administrative Assistant

Alaina holds a degree in Merchandising Management from Michigan State University.  She has held several positions in management and as an executive assistant.  Alaina also has three years of experience in marketing and administration with Loving Health Chiropractic

Linda Bernier

Advisory Committee Chair

Linda is a CMO with Chief Outsiders, a fractional CMO firm helping companies accelerate growth. She is also a strategic advisor for Spoke Health, a healthcare value-based technology company as well as for Sensentia, a healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. Linda is an accomplished senior leader with 25+ years of experience in healthcare and technology organizations leading marketing, sales, strategy, product management, business development and consulting teams. She most recently was the Chief Marketing Officer for SKYGEN USA and Market Executive for Welltok.

John Baumgarten

CHSM Advisory Committee Member

John is an Information Technology / Telecommunications specialist with over 30 yrs. experience providing leading edge technology solutions. John is a Partner at OTG Consulting, a consortium of some of the industry's most influential and highly networked Telecom Executives leveraging their inside knowledge to assist SMB and Enterprise Businesses. His focus is on creating a vision, identifying opportunities for providing improvements, innovative solutions and processes to drive successful IT/Telecommunications strategies designed to take organizations to the highest levels of efficiency.

Bill Bishop

CHSM Advisory Committee Member

Bill is the Vice President of Consultant and Employer Strategies for HCA Employee Benefit Solutions. He has greater than 30 years’ experience within various aspects of the healthcare industry. He began his career with a health plan and spent his last 8 years with that plan in a senior management role. Bill then joined an international employee benefit consulting practice and was with that firm for almost 19 years. Bill worked with employer clients on a national and international basis developing strategy, plan management and healthcare reform implementation.
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