Zeah Schlisner, Controller
Zeah has over 8 years of experience in business administration, most recently as a Senior Accountant for Vibra Hospital in Denver, CO. Her experience includes a full range of financial reporting, accounting management, and budgeting for health care organizations. In addition, she was responsible for organizing capitalization of a $70 million hospital expansion in Denver.
Maria McAfee, Senior Vice President of Sales – Labor, Public Sector & Government
Maria has an extensive background in healthcare, working closely with Taft-Hartley and public sector groups across the country for companies including MaxorPlus and Catamaran. She has also founded and led several healthcare-focused companies, and served on numerous boards and committees for various healthcare organizations. Maria lives in the Denver area with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two children and grandchildren.
Shane Stone, Senior Vice President of Sales – Commercial
Shane brings over 25 years of experience in the health care consulting, benefits administration outsourcing, exchange, and third party administration fields. Previously, he led national sales for Optum Health, where he worked with Fortune 1000 employers and distribution partners to build integrated benefits enrollment technology and engagement solutions. Shane is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC). He is married, has five children, and enjoys his musical family, with several of the kids playing instruments and Shane on lead guitar.
Kathy McGrath, Vice President of Member Operations
Kathy has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry serving in a variety of roles, including marketing, project management, client management, program operations and technical service support. She has held roles of increasing responsibility with McKesson Health Solutions where she built high performing teams, strong client relationships and profitable programs. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. She is married and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Denise Barton, Director of New Product Development
Denise has over 25 years in the Healthcare Industry with experience in product development, product management, project and portfolio management. She has held various leadership roles with Thomson Reuters Healthcare, Truven Health Analytics and Decision Resources Group. She also has experience working in Medical Device Manufacturing, specifically pacemaker and dialysis companies. Denise earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and her MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. She is married, has one child, and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.
Laura Casanova, Director of Marketing & Communications
Laura has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the healthcare industry, primarily with health and pharmacy benefits. Her background includes marketing for B2B, B2C, and B2B2C audiences, as well as leading corporate communications. Her focus is on developing marketing and communications that are simple yet compelling. Laura earned undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Denver. She is married and considers herself a semi-native of Colorado, having lived in the state since she was six years old.
Alex Lee, Director of Information Technology
Prior to joining BridgeHealth, Alex managed strategic campaign development, provided data mining assistance and coordinated marketing database efforts across a multitude of products, systems and sales segments while navigating big data for the high-tech information sources giant in the legal industry, LexisNexis. Before LexisNexis, he put his talents to work supporting the agency automation and IT systems for the Brower Insurance Agency, LLC supporting both property and casualty and health benefits divisions. For more than a decade Alex has been configuring systems and working with automation of large data in both the Legal and Insurance industries. Alex earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Personal interests include fly fishing Colorado’s mountain streams, camping, skiing, golfing and occasional day at the race track.