Allison Keleher is a Project Manager with Health System Advisors based in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, she is responsible for leading and coordinating healthcare implementation project teams. She earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, focusing in strategy and management and is a Certified Professional Project Manager. Prior to her graduate studies, Allison worked in government and legal settings helping stakeholders navigate the US immigration system. Allison is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys camping, traveling and cooking.
Amanda Mason is a Project Manager with Health System Advisors based in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, she is responsible for leading and coordinating healthcare implementation teams. She earned her BBM from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Prior to HSA, Amanda worked at SuperValu Corporation, assisting stakeholders in implementing the roll out of a new pharmacy dispensing system. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and baking in her free time.
Andrew Schmidt is a Strategy Analyst with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, MN. At HSA, Andrew supports the client by leading different client teams to assure success is achieved on projects. Prior to joining HSA, Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting and played four years of collegiate golf at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. With his background, he is able to add a unique and different perspective with the end goal to deliver a world-class product. In his free time, Andrew enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing golf.
Ashley Cain is a Financial Analyst with Health System Advisors, based in Minneapolis, MN. She is an experienced analyst with a history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. Ashley Graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in Business Management. Prior to joining HSA, she worked in pharmaceutical analytics at Target Headquarters independently managing open receivables for unmatched claims. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and exploring the outdoors.
Benjamin Weir is a Senior Analyst with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Benjamin helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. His work extends beyond the realm of strategy and often entails implementation support.
Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Benjamin earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), and a minor in Marketing from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management. In his last year of school, Benjamin served as a teaching assistant in the MIS department, as well as interned at Praxik where he worked to market augmented reality applications for both wearable and mobile applications.
In his free time, Benjamin enjoys skiing, playing golf and hockey.
Brandon J. Robertson is an Associate at Health System Advisors, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has over 10 years of experience in healthcare and retail operations, ranging from hospital to non-hospital entities. Brandon’s expertise focuses on ambulatory asset strategy, design, development, implementation, and management. He has opened and operated numerous urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, and outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics for programmatic and operational integration, which would drive increased outpatient market share, clinical quality, and financial success.
He is a Six Sigma Black Belt who has trained multiple teams in the ways of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies in performance excellence, operations management, and quality assurance as it applies to the healthcare industry.
Brandon holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.
Christian Kerr is a Consultant with Health System Advisors, based in Minneapolis, MN. Christian helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. Christian provides analytical support to drive his critical thinking in an effort to develop tailored solutions for his clients. His work extends beyond the realm of strategy and often entails implementation support.
Prior to joining HSA, he graduated from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School with degrees in Supply Chain Operations and Management Information Systems. During his last years in school, Christian worked for the Carlson Consulting Enterprise where his team assisted in developing business strategies for clients across multiple industries located in the Twin Cities. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, and attending Gopher sporting events.
Clare Umberger is a Marketing Analyst with Urgent Care Partners based in Minneapolis, MN. She earned her BA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, focusing in interdepartmental studies and marketing. Prior to joining HSA, Clare interned in NYC for a solar tech company and worked for ImOn Communications where she created workflows and launched email campaigns. Clare enjoys traveling and teaching dance.
Daniel Hansen is a Senior Analyst with Health System Advisors based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining HSA, Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a minor in Management from the Carlson School of Management. Daniel works in collaborative teams from strategy to execution with a disciplined eye on impact and sustainability at every stage of the project life-cycle. In providing end-to-end support, Daniel helps to move beyond strategic recommendations to ensure clients build the capabilities required to achieve and sustain long-term improvement and measurable, bottom-line results. In his free time, Daniel can be found reading up on management theory, snowboarding in the Rockies, or bouldering at the local climbing gym. He also enjoys sport shooting and traveling both domestically and abroad.
David Chamberlain is a Principal with Health System Advisors and is a respected leader in the health care industry with over 23 years of experience on both the provider and consulting sides. He served for the first seven years of his career as an Administrator of Long-Term Care and Rehab Hospitals and for the last 18 years assisting hospitals and health systems with strategic capital asset planning in both the inpatient and ambulatory realms. David leads the facility and functional planning for HSA and provides senior leadership for projects where capital or strategic facility investments are a major part of the business plan, bringing best practices and leading thinking to health system’s strategic facility projects.
David received his Masters of Health Care Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Grinnell College.
Debbie Bush is Director of Activation at Health System Advisors. Debbie brings 35 years of urgent care experience opening over 40 urgent care facilities with the largest urgent care company in Florida. Debbie successfully project managed the expansion of clinic services, across multiple states, coordinating all aspects of operations. Debbie specializes in clinical process flow, policies and procedures, laboratory and radiology services, and EHR implementations. She also shares expertise with performance improvement/clinical best practice, design of quality control procedures, regulatory compliance and staff development through training and education programs. Debbie is well versed in occupational medicine and DOT compliance regarding exams, drug screening, breath alcohol testing, and MRO services.
Denver Collins is a Senior Consultant with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining HSA, Denver was a strategy consultant with Baker Tilly, where he worked in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, consumer financial services, and manufacturing. Denver’s projects focused primarily on consumer experience and go-to-market strategy. Denver graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management majoring in Finance and Supply Chain-Operations. Outside of work, Denver enjoys biking and listening to great podcasts.
Dr. Richardson is VP of Patient Care and Integration of Health System Advisors, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Richardson’s work with Health System Advisors involves assisting hospital executives in understanding the spectrum of benefits for implementing modern urgent care from a medical perspective. Dr. Richardson is Board Certified in Family Medicine, a certified MRO, and holds certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He has over 20 years’ experience in corporate wellness with clients spanning multiple industries. During the past 15 years as a physician, his areas of practice have included occupational medicine, urgent care, tele-medicine, and family medicine and has practiced in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and Washington state.
Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Dr. Richardson was a Benjamin Banneker Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. He earned a Medical Degree from Spartan Health Sciences University Medical School and then completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Florida-Shands in Jacksonville, Florida. Elective rotations included pain management, occupational medicine, neurology, and orthopedics.
Kathryn Lovrien, Principal, with Health System Advisors, is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her experience in the healthcare industry spans fifteen years, including eleven years as a strategy consultant and four years in biotechnology. Ms. Lovrien’s consulting engagements have concentrated on system and organizational strategy, physician alignment and integration, ambulatory and market positioning, and novel partnerships in healthcare. She is a frequent author and speaker on developing system strategies focused on growth, effectiveness, relevance and capabilities, physician alignment and ambulatory development.
Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Ms. Lovrien spent eight years with Kurt Salmon, where she created their physician alignment practice, infrastructure and thought leadership before moving back into a privately held practice with Health System Advisors.
Ms. Lovrien has an MBA/MHA from University of Washington.
Luke C. Peterson is a Principal with Health System Advisors, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His experience in the strategy consulting to the healthcare industry spans seventeen years. Mr. Peterson’s consulting engagements have concentrated on system and organizational strategy and new ambulatory delivery models. Having worked throughout the country for national healthcare systems, regional community systems and independent community hospitals, he understands the strategic challenges facing healthcare providers today. His client list includes the largest healthcare systems, leading community and referral hospitals, and progressive academic medical centers throughout the country.
He is a frequent author and speaker and has advised numerous regional health systems on their path to create the capabilities to remain relevant, effective, and growing in the future environment.
Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Mr. Peterson spent fourteen years with Kurt Salmon, where he lead their thought leadership on ambulatory and physician strategy and headed KSA’s national healthcare strategy practice.
Mr. Peterson holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in strategy and finance and is an avid runner.
Michael Zajac is a Senior Analyst with Health System Advisors based in Minneapolis, MN. Michael completed his bachelor’s degree in history at Princeton University, where he focused on American financial crises. Prior to joining HSA, Michael worked as a Buyer for Target Corporation in consumer electronics. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing golf and spending time at the lake with his family and friends.
Mike Quigley is a Consultant with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. Mike works to support clients in various types of healthcare strategy with experience in market alignment and implementation planning. Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Mike worked as a legal marketing consultant with Thomson Reuters. Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. An avid sports fan, Mike also enjoys spending time with his family, and playing golf.
Mitch Traczyk is a Senior Manager with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. Mitch works to support clients in various types of healthcare strategy with experience in service line planning, market alignment, and implementation planning.
Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Mitch completed his bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and holds a Masters of Business Administration in product management from Boston College. Additionally, Mitch is an avid runner and car enthusiast.
Bob Colvin has over 25 years of experience leading hospitals and health systems ranging from a 500+ bed academic medical center to for-profit facilities, suburban facilities and small rural hospitals. His experience includes operating a large multi-specialty physician group, regional ambulance services, home health agencies and community primary care clinics. He has also served as a Group Vice President for Quorum Health Resources (QHC).
Bob has chaired both the Georgia and the Idaho Hospital Associations, has served on the American Hospital Association’s Metropolitan Governing Council and is a Fellow in the American College of Health Executives. He has received the prestigious NOVA award from the AHA for his work in healthcare with the homeless. In addition, organizations under his leadership have been recognized by Fortune Magazine as among the 100 Best Companies to work for in America and by Consumer’s Digest as among the 50 safest hospitals in America.
Weston Johnson is a Senior Manager with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Johnson is an experienced analyst and project manager who has provided market, financial and analytical services to a variety of clients. His experience in strategic planning, service line planning, practice rationalization and healthcare infrastructure planning allows him to bring a broad base of experience and abilities to his project teams.
Prior to joining Health System Advisors, Mr. Johnson spent 13 years at Conventions, Sports and Leisure International, where he provided clients in the public, private and education sectors with market, financial and economic feasibility analyses related to public assembly facility development projects. This experience provides him with an ability to gain an in-depth understanding of his clients’ needs and deliver outcomes that meet those needs.
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. An avid sports fan, he also enjoys running and spending time with his family.
Will Elder is a Senior Consultant with Health System Advisors and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Will supports the consulting teams with market level and client-specific analysis to help inform clients and develop strategic plans.
Prior to joining HSA, William graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems from the Carlson School of Management. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and exploring national parks.