Lynne Higgins, RN, Vice President of Account Services
Lynne has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including expertise in self- funding, payer/employer sales, account management, quality improvement, health information exchange, HIPAA and population health clinical solutions. She has held leadership positions at Great-West Healthcare, CIGNA, United Health Group, Emdeon (Change Healthcare) and MedeAnalytics. She received her nursing degree at the University of Winnipeg and has practiced medicine in both the USA and Canada. Her clinical specialties include kidney/pancreas transplantation, dialysis, ER and ICU. She is married, has three children and enjoys hiking, skiing and watching her son play hockey.
Kim Abram, Vice President of Provider Strategy
Kim has more than 25 years of healthcare experience leading operations and sales management teams. She has held leadership roles on the provider side of the industry at the Iowa Health System and on the benefits side with American Republic Insurance Company and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota. Her most recent role before coming to BridgeHealth was Director of Small Group and Individual Sales for BCBS. Kim holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MBA from Drake University. Kim has three children, loves living in Colorado and is an avid Denver Broncos fan.
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.
Stefanie Pitts, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of HR
Stefanie likes for people to remember that HR is what she does, but not who she is. It’s this sense of humor and level-headed approach that Stefanie brings to BridgeHealth in addition to a 15+ year HR career of upward mobility. Stefanie has a fondness for start-up HR departments, supporting start-ups and turnarounds, and the Colorado mountains. She’s held HR business partner roles at small and large organizations, in industries ranging from global high-tech to distribution. Although always the student, Stefanie previously earned her MBA and BSBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University and American University, respectively.
Donna Johnson, BSN, MHS, LSSBB, Director of Quality & Process Improvement
Donna has over 20 years of healthcare experience in acute care, case management and population health management. She has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, including operations management, project management, quality management and process improvement program implementation. As a registered nurse, she has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, including surgical, medical, behavioral health, disease and case management, and nurse triage. Prior to joining BridgeHealth, she was Senior Director, Quality, Accreditation and Process Improvement at AxisPointHealth. Donna earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Colorado, her master’s degree in healthcare systems from the University of Denver, and her Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt at McKesson Corporation. She is a Denver native, is married and enjoys the variety of activities available in Colorado.
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.
Zeah Schlisner, Controller
Zeah has over 10 years of accounting healthcare experience, including a full range of financial reporting, accounting management and budgeting. She currently oversees the billing and accounts payable teams. Zeah earned her Bachelor of Accounting degree from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and her master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
Shane Stone, Regional Vice President of Sales
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.