Tom Kelly, CEO
Tom Kelly joined HealthSmart in August 2014. He is also the founder and CEO of Daraja Enterprises. His previous experience includes leading Schaller Anderson, an Aetna company as President and CEO. He was the executive vice president of DaVita and president and CEO of Mercy Health Plans.
His community involvement includes serving on the Boards of Directors of Fidelis Care New York (Vice Chair), Covenant Health System, Welvie LLC (a surgery services management company) and FOCoS Innovations (a SaaS platform for managing long-term supports and services).
Mr. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science from New York University.
William Dembereckyj, Chief Operations Officer
and Chief Financial Officer
Bill Dembereckyj joined HealthSmart in November 2003 as part of a strategy to expand senior management's capabilities in finance, accounting and acquisition strategy.
Most recently, Mr. Dembereckyj was President of Dallas-based New Life Treatment Centers, a $100 million sales company engaged in the healthcare, not-for-profit sectors and entertainment industries. Starting as the Corporate Controller of New Life eleven years earlier, he was significantly involved in the execution of New Life's growth strategy during his tenure, including five acquisitions, three divestitures, four business start-ups and over $25 million in venture and senior debt financing. He was also integral in the eventual sale of New Life to Thomas Nelson Publishers (NYSE:TNM).
Prior to New Life, Mr. Dembereckyj was an auditor for KPMG-Peat Marwick specializing in the healthcare and insurance industries. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Biola University and a Master of Science. in Organizational Behavior and Strategy from the University of Texas at Dallas. Mr. Dembereckyj is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Mark Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Stadler joined HealthSmart in 2011. As Chief Marketing Officer, he is responsible for expanding into new markets, gaining additional market shares in existing markets and deepening HealthSmart’s relationship with existing clients. Mr. Stadler has served in multiple executive sales positions that include Senior Vice President for the U.S. Markets for Great-West Healthcare, Chief Growth Officer of Optum Health, a United Healthcare Company and Chief Sales Officer at American Enterprise Group. Most recently he led sales for Aon Hewitt in Texas and the Central/West regions. Mr. Stadler also brings an extensive background in healthcare consulting where he spent nearly 18 years with Mercer Human Resource Consulting leading their organization in Chicago and other areas throughout the Midwest. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Loyola University of Los Angeles.
Loren W. Claypool, Chief Operating Officer, Benefit Solutions
Loren W. Claypool comes to HealthSmart from VCPI/Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (EHSI) where he was vice president, managing director and CIO respectively. He was instrumental in creating VCPI’s product portfolio and its growth strategy to become the leading nationwide provider of outsourced technology solutions to the long term/post-acute healthcare sector. He also drove VCPI’s name recognition by implementing its branding and an integrated social media strategy.
In addition, Mr. Claypool has a high level of expertise in strategy development, information technology and change management. His background includes leading start-up and established environments in the technology, insurance, healthcare, and retail industries, with both national and international experience. He is a thought leader with public speaking experience and several published articles.
Todd E. Archer, Executive Vice President of Business Development
Todd E. Archer is the President and CEO of our latest acquisition, MAA. He has served as a panelist for national conferences on Medical Stop Loss and Self-Insurance and is a board member of the Healthcare Administrator’s Association, as well as serving on the Government Relations Committee for the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA). Also very active in community service, he is the current president of Rebuilding Together OKC and is a member of the board of the Oklahoma City All-Sports Association. Todd has over 32 years of experience in insurance and healthcare benefits. He has been with MAA since 1990.
Marc Zech, Executive Vice President of Integration and Specialty Operations
Mr. Zech joined HealthSmart in 1997 as Director of Information Systems. During his career at HealthSmart, Mr. Zech has contributed to leading the technology, operational and strategic direction of the organization, with experiences managing all administrative product lines and service centers across the country. His current focus includes overseeing the conversion of recently acquired entities’ systems to a core platform, and leading operations for our TribalCARE services and unique retiree health plan and Medicare administration platform.
Prior to joining HealthSmart, Mr. Zech managed systems for a regional TPA with prior leadership roles in claims, customer service, premium billing, business analysis and EDI development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics — Actuarial Science.
David Cook, Executive Vice President, Casualty Claims Solutions
David Cook has extensive experience in in Workers’ Compensation, sales and account management. From 2015-2012, he was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Disability Management, at which time it was acquired by HealthSmart. He is active in the community, having served on the Board of the West Virginia Special Olympics and as a crusade chairman for the American Cancer Society. In 1983 Mr. Cook obtained his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation and is a charter member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He is also a member of the Society for Professional Benefit Administrators, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Self Insured Institute of America. Mr. Cook has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration from West Virginia University.
Pamela Coffey, Executive Vice President,
Care Management Solutions
Ms. Coffey is a registered nurse with degrees in nursing and business administration. She is certified in healthcare quality management with specialties in managed care and case management through the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. She has been involved in senior leadership roles in managed care for 25 years and joined HealthSmart in 1997. In her current position, she manages all of HealthSmart’s clinical programs. Ms. Coffey has an extensive background in managing risk, as well as structuring data-centric clinical management programs. Her expertise in operations and clinical programs has made a significant contribution to the development and success of the services offered by HealthSmart. She leads a diverse and dynamic team that delivers predictive population management methodologies and flexible plan designs to meet the unique needs of HealthSmart’s clients.
Ms. Coffey is actively involved in the healthcare community and has served on several task forces focusing on wellness and healthcare quality. She promoted the recognition of Healthcare Heroes and service excellence through her service on the Board of Directors and as President of the Alliance for Healthcare Excellence. Ms. Coffey has an extensive background in managing Medicare and Medicare Advantage populations, as well as structuring data-centric disease management programs. She has spoken on Medicare Advantage Plans at Case Management Society Conferences and is often requested to speak on industry norms and trends in this area.
Marty Sholder, Executive Vice President, Network Solutions
Marty Sholder recently joined the HealthSmart team as the Executive Vice President of Network Solutions. He is based in the Irving, Texas office and leads national network operations, focusing on revenue growth, improving processes and bringing a whole new level of growth to HealthSmart's network division.
He comes to HealthSmart from CompNet America. As its President and Co-Founder, he led the company to significant national growth. Mr. Sholder was also responsible for the successful expansion and business development of its workers’ compensation PPO network. Strategic planning, network management and operational improvements are his primary areas of expertise. He has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
He has a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University.
Jason Bielss, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Bielss has extensive experience managing enterprise implementations of healthcare information systems, claims routing transactional applications, and claims repricing systems. He has a strong background in gathering, analyzing and defining business and functional requirements; process-mapping initiatives; data transformation initiatives, and designing/re-engineering processes, workflows and technology solutions for healthcare systems. He also has a proven ability to lead seamless implementations and deliver next-generation technical solutions that improve service and workplace productivity.
His areas of expertise include application administration, strategic technology planning, data/business/systems analysis, data flow and process mapping, technical client implementation and support, software design and management, major systems implementations, and technical writing (manuals/system specs). He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management information systems from Texas Tech University in Lubbock,Texas.
Amy Willingham, Vice President of Human Resources
Amy Willingham accepted the role of Vice President of Human Resources for HealthSmart in 2008. She has 20 years of human resources management experience. Ms. Willingham's HR experience includes acquisitions, benefit design, benefit administration, policy administration, employee relations, training, wellness, and employee communications. She and her HR department are responsible for implementing and executing numerous HR functions for all HealthSmart employees across the country. She received her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2006.