Jamie Hall, President
Mr. Hall is responsible for the overall growth and strategic leadership of the business. Hall joined BridgeHealth in August of 2018 as chief growth officer to reposition the company’s sales, marketing, product and business development teams for growth and scalability. During his tenure as chief growth officer, he also assumed accountability for the client services, provider strategy and the business intelligence teams, hired key executives, and incubated some of BridgeHealth’s most transformational solutions. Hall started his 20-year healthcare career with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Prior to BridgeHealth, he held several leadership roles with early-stage, high-growth companies, including chief growth officer at LifeNexus and chief sales and marketing officer at Certifi, Inc., and as senior vice president of national sales and marketing at Landacorp, a SHPS company. Hall is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives with his wife and two children in San Francisco.
Kris Jamsa, PhD, MBA, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Jamsa is responsible for growing and developing BridgeHealth’s technology, security, data and business intelligence infrastructure to drive overall company success. Jamsa brings extensive computing and healthcare knowledge and expertise as well as experience growing two companies from startup through acquisition. He has previously served as chief information officer for a publicly traded healthcare company, chief technology officer for a healthcare startup that leveraged innovative solutions to put patients in control of their electronic medical records, and vice president of product for a healthcare-data-science company. Most recently, he was the Distinguished Enterprise Architect for Cox Automotive. Jamsa holds a doctorate in Computer Science, a second doctorate in Education, an MBA, and four additional master’s degrees (Computer Science, Information Security, Project Management, and Education). He earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Jamsa has authored 115 books on all aspects of programming, computing, and security. His most recent book is titled Data Mining and Analytics.
Jeff Somar, Chief Revenue Officer
Mr. Somar is responsible for driving growth and revenue for the business and guiding sales, marketing, client services, and provider strategies. Somar started his 20-plus-year healthcare career with CVS Caremark working to evaluate new markets and identify strategic asset acquisition targets. Prior to BridgeHealth, he held several growth-focused roles with venture-backed businesses including LifeNexus, Telcare, and Carewise Health where he led efforts to drive new business and advance consumer initiatives in healthcare IT, digital health, and value-based care. Somar is a graduate of the Arizona State University and lives with his wife and three children in Phoenix.
Terry Fouts, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Fouts serves as chief clinical officer and clinical operations advisor for Empactful Capital and as advisor to HBI Solutions, Owl Insights and medAstute Consulting. He has held the role of chief medical officer for MedeAnalytics and Great-West Healthcare, executive positions with Aetna and Cigna, and multiple national positions including M&A activities with companies such as HealthNet and Foundation Health.
Dr. Fouts practiced as an internist for 13 years. During this time, he served as an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, managing partner of the group, and chairman of the department of medicine and was one of the founders of the practice’s group model HMO. Prior to this, Dr. Fouts was a medical officer with the United States Air Force.
Sarah Smithey, General Counsel
Sarah Smithey has served as corporate counsel at BridgeHealth since 2018. She is an expert in market access, reimbursement, price negotiations and contracting with provider facilities. Since 2013, she has developed and implemented pricing strategies in the healthcare space, including creating mutually beneficial risk-based agreements with c-suite leadership at national providers. Prior to that, Sarah served as a business attorney, partner and founder at The Potter Law Firm from 2002 until 2013, where she represented a number of surgeons and physicians in contracting and hospital access issues. Sarah received her Doctor of Juris Prudence in 2002 at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999 at the University of Oregon.