MEET OUR TEAM
Our team works diligently to achieve optimal efficiency and healthcare outcomes for our clients. We strive to improve coordination between components of health care by eliminating data silos.
Click on any team member below to learn more about their specific knowledge and expertise.
myCatalyst Senior Management Team
CEO, Healthcare Analyst
CIO, Database Architect
Chief Data Steward, Director of Data Management & Analyst
VP of Operations & Client Services
Director of Technology
Director of Training & Communications
Senior Analyst – Employers
myCatalyst Analysts and Talent
We couldn’t accomplish all that we do without our highly talented and experienced group of advisors.
Lead Provider Analyst (CIN, ACO, MA)
Microsoft Business Intelligence Professional
Chief Privacy & Data Security Officer
TEAM KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE
Robin F. Foust, PAHM
CEO, Healthcare Analyst
Robin Foust is an award-winning health scientist and architect in the field of health and human performance. Robin is the recipient of several leadership awards and recognition for health and financial outcomes achieved by her clients, including as principal designer of programs receiving 2 C. Everett Koop awards for her pioneering work in maternity and condition management, a Leadership Award in the field of Wellness, and awards in the field of Health and Human Performance for getting optimal outcomes. Foust was the first to bring capitation to the field of population health management in the 1980s.
Known for her creative problem solving, Robin was instrumental in developing an information infrastructure that transformed how healthcare management is coordinated and evaluated. Foust is known for turning data analytics into meaningful and actionable reporting with a passion for Local Models of Care (or Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN)) like Medical Home and Accountable Care Networks, Direct to Primary Care (DPC), and Care Coordination. She also pioneered integration of productivity data (Workers’ Comp, Short/Long Term Disability, and Absence) for monitoring and analysis to help achieve best population health and productivity outcomes for employers. Clients attest to the outstanding results they get working with Robin’s firm, exceeding expected return on investment (ROI) and return on outcomes (ROO).
Foust is a degreed Health Educator, with 30+ years in the healthcare field, and is on faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Communication. IHC’s mission is to enhance the quality of healthcare by improving communication between clinician and patient. The Institute trains clinicians to use communication techniques or integration of these techniques into systems of care to facilitate desired behavior change for optimal outcomes in patient satisfaction and health status. With myCatalyst, she leverages her knowledge and expertise in the field of healthcare outcomes to consult with employers, health systems, providers, and clinically integrated networks on population health & productivity management. Foust is known for data management and technology solutions, leveraging data for meaningful evaluation, analytics, and reporting. Foust’s solutions help guide clients to achieve the best healthcare and financial results for populations served — one individual at a time.
Robin is a published thought leader in healthcare, and a highly rated speaker on various healthcare topics. Her publications include (but are not limited to): “Engagement Strategies in Health & Disease Management: Best Practice in Boosting Participation.” Special Report on Best Practices for Evaluating Healthcare Outcomes, Dorland Health, 2011; “Health Information Exchange.” Journal of The State of SC Chamber of Commerce, May 2011; “The Path Toward Clinical Integration and Meaningful Healthcare Reform.” The Group Practice Journal, vol. 6, no. 7, July/August 2011; “Managing Disease Management: A Comprehensive Guide.” Disease Management Association of America, 2007, Chapter 9; and an article in Managed Care Outlook (2007). Copies are available upon request.
CIO, Database Architect
Carl Church’s expertise in healthcare analytics has helped him pioneer innovations in population health evaluation that support physicians as well as employers. Over ten years ago, Carl mastered the integration of productivity data (disability, workers comp, and absence) into our database for management and our evaluation work. Several years ago, Carl mastered the art of incorporating health risk assessment information into our population health analysis and into myCatalyst for stratification and to enhance the coaching experience. We have worked with over a dozen health risk assessments mapping them into the system. He has also pioneered physician resources and technical solutions that allow medical practices to monitor and manage their third-party contractual arrangements. His extensive experience working with physician and medical group informatics has allowed Carl to integrate physician claims into our outcomes analyses to complete the model that supports patient centered care coordination between all service providers — including cooperation between competing intervention vendors – as well as patient centered medical homes.
Carl Church is co-owner of myCatalyst with Robin Foust and oversees system developments/enhancements. Carl is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned his MBA from Pfeiffer University and brings over 25 years of healthcare experience to the work performed.
Kimberly Carswell, BS, MPH (Epidemiologist)
Chief Data Steward, Director of Data Management and Analyst
Kimberly has been with myCatalyst for over a decade. She and her team work out data transmission processes, run automated diagnostics on the data, remediate it to ensure accuracy, update databases on a timely basis, and set up interfaces with data sources to ensure timely and accurate receipt and pick up of the data. If/when issues are discovered with data they work with the data sources to remedy them. They also oversee GPRO reporting for our Provider clients. Carswell is also a skilled data analyst for myCatalyst and we are fortunate to have someone of her caliber and experience on staff.
Before joining the myCatalyst team, Kimberly’s work history includes: Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA (10/95 to 9/02). Kimberly worked for the Office of Family Health Services, Multicultural Health Task Force and The Division of Chronic Disease Prevention. Carswell was also a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiologist with the Office of Family Health Services, where she responsible for coordination of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. She provided leadership for OFHS’ data task team assigned with developing the capacity to meet customers’ needs for accurate, reliable, timely and relevant public health information and assure its use for decision-making. She also coordinated and consulted on research design and analysis and represented OFHS data to the public.
As Statistical Analyst Senior with the Office of Family Health Services, Kimberly performed statistical analysis on morbidity, mortality and other appropriate data associated with chronic disease and with the MCH population. She developed surveillance tools and conducted follow up evaluation on them, assisted in the development of statewide control plans based on the results of data analyses, and coordinated the use of BRFSS data in relation to program needs.
As Statistical Analyst for the STD/AIDS Division, Carswell was responsible for analysis of morbidity, mortality and other data associated with HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases and conducted special research involving HIV/AIDS data. She designed and ran computer programs to extract data from HARS and other databases, responded to requests for data within and outside of the Division, provided technical assistance regarding the appropriate interpretation of data, and prepared written narratives, tables, charts and/or graphs necessary to effectively present data in published format.
Carswell’s education includes:
Medical College of Virginia, Master of Public Health
James Madison University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Additional Coursework including Enhanced Data Utilization Skills through Information Technology (EDUSIT), and distance learning course through UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health; Introduction to Public Health Surveillance at CDC/Emory University in Atlanta, GA; Enhanced Analytic Skill Program (EASP) through University of Illinois- Chicago
Elly Minick, RN, BSN, MBA
Elly Minick is a Registered Nurse with more than 29 years of experience and also holds a MBA in Healthcare Administration. The majority of her career was with Memorial Health where she served in both clinical and administrative roles with a broad range of complexity. During her tenure with Memorial Health, Elly began her career as a staff nurse and then becoming the Nurse Manager on the Pediatric unit and transitioned to managed care and then service line leadership for a large and dynamic cardiovascular program. She is experienced in developing and leading successful programs, product line administration, performance improvement, physician quality initiatives and coordination of case management and outreach programs.
Before joining the MyCatalyst team, Elly was the ACO Clinical Director for Collaborative Health Systems (CHS) and was responsible for the clinical aspects of the ACO’s as well as quality improvement initiatives, care management strategies and other population health and physician practice transformation initiatives. With a particular interest in improving health outcomes, Elly has a great understanding on healthcare analytics to support clinical programs, performance improvement, physician practice transformation and value-based care.
On a personal note, Elly is a lifetime resident of Savannah, Georgia where she has raised her 3 children. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.
VP of Operations & Client Services, manages Help Desk and serves as Comptroller
Bo Foust has over 15 years of experience in project and data management. Bo transitioned his experience securing and managing bids, as well as implementation of large multi-million-dollar construction projects into doing the same for myCatalyst (MCI). Bo manages MCI clients once the work is under contract, overseeing all the work and workers to get the job done right. In addition to assisting the data team, Bo is the first contact myCatalyst clients and users work with to resolve any questions or give help they need. Foust handles help requests directly with clients and users, or through the myCatalyst Help Desk — accessed via phone or email. Foust takes responsibility for ensuring any client issues are resolved by him or handled expeditiously by triaging to the best resource among the myCatalyst team.
Bo takes initial information and assists in ensuring a smooth implementation process from setting up individual client data base specifications, maintaining and updating the content database manager; and setting up and/or facilitating regular client update meetings, whether for employers, payers, or providers.
Multi-talented, Foust handles day-to-day operations, onboarding new clients, serving as the client advocate, managing data and data sources including initial and ongoing transmission of the data, report mechanic, report scheduler, and serves as comptroller for MCI.
Director of Technology
Lee is a graduate of the University Of North Carolina @ Charlotte with a BS degree in computer science and has over 20 years’ experience in the IT field. Lee has provided services to Duke Energy, IBM, Alcoa, Alcan, and many others. In addition to other healthcare applications Lee developed before coming to work for myCatalyst, Lee also helped us build a physician financial surveillance system many of our physician clients use. Lee is responsible for maintaining the myCatalyst IT infrastructure as well as myCatalyst application and tool development.
Jennifer Sparks, BS
Director of Training & Communications
myCatalyst met Jennifer when she was a Care Coordinator for Preferred Health Services, a Clinically Integrated Network that used MCI’s utilities and services including our electronic Care Coordination and Referral Management Utilities. Impressed with her knowledge and approach to performing the work, we were pleased Jennifer joined the MCI team in 2016.
Jennifer was formerly a marketing director with a Fortune 500 company, where she was responsible for marketing research, campaign development, implementation, and analysis in local markets. She has extensive experience in project management, event planning, writing, advertising, public relations, and social media management.
Sparks serves as our Director of Training & Communications. In this role she facilitates client training on our platforms, increases brand awareness, and contributes to sales and retention of current clients. She is also responsible for our MIPS Registry where she oversees implementation and service to our MIPS clients.
Ginny Oliver, MBA
Lead Commercial Analyst/Report Mechanic
Ginny’s area of expertise is in data mining and implementation, cost management analysis and financial reporting for employer health and welfare plans. She specializes in translating analytical data into actionable reporting that enables organizations to meet cost goals and strategic health plan objectives.
Prior to joining myCatalyst she was the Managing Director at Oliver Healthcare Consulting providing analytical services to large, multi-state primarily self-funded employers including telecommunication, financial, and aerospace manufacturing. Before that she was employed by Springs Global, Inc., a manufacturer of home furnishings, where she held positions both as a Systems Analyst and Senior Health and Welfare Analyst.
She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University and has published articles in Employee Benefit Plan Review and World at Work Journal as well as spoken at national conferences.
Stephen Zeger, CMA, MBA
Lead Provider Analyst CIN/ACO/MA
Stephen serves as a Lead Analyst in the Managed Care space with Provider and Health Plan clients. Before joining myCatalyst, Mr. Zeger was an Executive Vice President of Operations for MCO and ACO products with Precedent Health for over 10 years. His prior work experience includes owner of joint venture companies in the Medicare Advantage space, including Executive Manager of several MA Plans and the development of a successful HCC risk score data management company. He has significant experience with the new CMS and CMMI value-based care initiatives including the development of multiple ACO markets, the introduction of bundled care programs (BPCI and CJR) in over twenty markets and the resultant strategic management for these programs. In addition, he also is a founder of an institutional special needs company focused on provider solutions and management for long-term acre Medicare Advantage clients.
Mr. Zeger has worked in the insurance and managed care industry for over 30 years as a senior level executive in finance, medical and provider management, marketing, sales, and operational positions with Kaiser Health Plans, Humana, PacifiCare, Heritage Health Systems and SelectCare. In his current position, he has worked extensively with the development and implementation of Accountable Care Organizations and Bundled Care initiatives. He led the start-up of ACOs using both the Pioneer and MSSP models. Zeger has worked on strategies for Payers to develop collaborative partnerships with providers to prepare for the introduction of value-based care initiatives. These strategies included the building of MSO services platforms to facilitate risk contracting with providers and downstream ancillary services. A product of this solution has been the development of narrow networks that help Payers differentiate their products for exchanges.
Elaine Jenkins Griffin
Elaine’s career centers around Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, Coding, and Disease Management. Over the last 30 years, she has worked with large academic institutions, start ups, and smaller organizations, which have allowed her to develop diverse ways to accomplish large and small tasks at all levels. She is passionate about creative problem solving and loves helping others who cannot help themselves. Elaine is a native of San Francisco California and has two amazing sons.
Microsoft Business Intelligence Professional
Senior Software Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology. Lead and participated in numerous Business Intelligence projects utilizing Microsoft tools and platforms. Tommy serves as back up to our lead programmer as well as optimizes the system for optimal return of results when users are working in our platforms.
Tommy’s education includes:
B.S., Science, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
Certifications Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server 2012 License #9762663
Dave’s focus is to provide training and help MCI with rapid development solutions for MCI’s clients. Dave is recognized by DevExpress as an MVP. Prior to joining myCatalyst, Dave was a graduate of Fleming College in Ontario, Canada, in the Computer Programmer Analyst program in 2004. He worked in the Health Care industry developing software solutions for diagnostic imaging clinics including a full Health Information System and a Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) 2004 – 2007. Dave moved into the mental health space developing applications for Employee Assistance Programs from 2007-2009. He also started a company focused on domestic violence and sexual assault programs across North America, and developed software to help coalitions and agencies receive private and public funding with standardized reporting that expanded to university and college campuses, police departments, and district attorney’s offices who are also advocates of these programs. In 2014, Dave started providing development and consulting services world wide when he was discovered by MCI.
Marty Rowan, JD
Chief Privacy and Data Security Officer
Marcia A Rowan is our privacy and data security officer. Marty became a corporate and healthcare attorney after extensive experience as a healthcare executive. Ms. Rowan served on the American Bar Association, Health Law Section’s, HITECH Task Force, which brings further evidence of our commitment to keep up with security and privacy matters.
In her prior roles, she was President and CEO of Health Management Corporation, now owned by Anthem, Inc. During her 20 years with HMC, Marty led the organization from a small, local care management and education firm to a nationally recognized leader in Disease and Care Management. She also worked extensively as a strategic business consultant. Marty brings unique experience to our organization, blending the legal, business, and entrepreneurial perspectives. Marty has served on numerous boards:
- Board, LINC. Legal representation for low-income people with cancer. 2005-2009.
- Board, Impact Makers, IT firm which donated profits to local non-profits. 2005-2014
- Board, Community Tax Law Project 2004-2009
- Board, Family Lifeline 1998-2007
- Advisory Board, National Arthritis Foundation. 2003-2005
- Cucalorus Film Festival. 2010-2012
- Cape Fear River Watch. 2014-2015
- Board, Disease Management Association of America. 2002-2004
Ms. Rowan, along with our Chief Technology Officer and our Chief Information Officer, are responsible for maintaining and updating myCatalyst’s security plan.