R. David Allard, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Henry Ford Health
Board Chair, Community Health Technology Network
David Allard has been in the role of Chief Medical Information Officer, Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network since 2009. In this position, he participates in the planning, implementation, and ongoing use of the various clinical IT systems in use at Henry Ford Health. In addition to the strategic planning and execution aspects, the role has a large component of communication between IT and clinical users where he operates as a clinician in IT settings and represents IT in clinical settings. He also is director of the Health and Business IT Training and Support (HaBITTS) department. David is still practicing as a board-certified family physician.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1993, David began his Henry Ford Health career as a resident in family medicine, rotating through nearly every hospital and multiple specialties. He was the chief resident of the family medicine program and then stayed on as a senior staff physician. This has given him a broad view of the various parts of the health system and the interactions between their various needs and workflows.
David began his leadership roles as the Physician in Charge at the Royal Oak Henry Ford Clinic and held that role from 1998 to 2009. During that time, he served one term on the Henry Ford Medical Group Board of Governors and participated in several different committees. He participated in several smaller projects to better utilize the electronic medical records and then was the clinical lead for the first electronic prescribing project in the system (and first large use in Michigan) in 2002. David was a subject matter expert for the development of the Henry Ford Health proprietary EMR and then, as CMIO, was the clinical lead for the implementation of Epic. That project was completed under budget and had a 1-year time from contract signing to first go-live. The Henry Ford Health implementation of Epic won the Davies Award. During the same time, Henry Ford Health rose to become a Most Wired Health System – Top 10.
During his tenure at the Henry Ford Health, David has been awarded with the Shadow of a Leader Award, the Focus on People Award several times, has been names a Detroit “Top Doc” by Hour Magazine, and received the William Ponka Physician of the Year Award. He has presented on a variety of health informatics topics for groups such as Lawrence Tech, HIMSS, Michigan EMR user group, Michigan State Medical Society, CMS ePrescribing symposiums, and the Healthcare Roundtable sponsored by the US embassy in Denmark for their national healthcare service. David lives in Troy, Michigan with his wife and five daughters.
Jerry Finkel, MD
Chief Primary Health Officer for the Henry Ford Health
Dr. Finkel is a board-certified Internist and serves as the Chief Primary Health Officer for the Henry Ford Health, providing executive leadership for the oversight and coordination of all Henry Ford Health outpatient Primary Care clinical services, Population Health services and Care Management services, supporting the transformation from volume based to value based care delivery.
He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Henry Ford ACO as well as serving on the Board of MiHIN, one of the nation’s leading health information networks. Dr. Finkel also serves on the statewide steering committee and chairs the care interventions subcommittee for CMS’s CMMI Comprehensive Primary Care + program.
Dr. Finkel has previously served as a trustee for both the Henry Ford Physician Network, serving on its Executive Committee and as chairman of its Finance committee, as well as the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, serving as chairman of its strategy and growth committee and a member of its quality and safety committee.
Dr. Finkel is committed to providing high quality, convenient, coordinated and comprehensive care for our community. He has extensive experience with both accountable care organizations and physician networks as well as in building high performing medical groups.
Prior to taking his current role, he was Founder and past CEO of Alliance Health, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in metropolitan Detroit, and served as President of the Greater Macomb Physician Network, a physician organization providing contracting, physician support services, technology solutions, population health tools and care management for its 600 member physicians.
He was the co-founder of The Michigan HealthLink, one of the largest organized systems of care in the state, focusing on coordinating and transforming from volume to value based care, as well as having been a founding board member of the Reliance ACO, a CMS MSSP Accountable Care Organization and served as one of its initial Medical Directors.
Dr. Finkel earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, his master’s in health administration from the University of Southern California, and his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Kimberly Freese-Beal, MD
Family Physician, Henry Ford Family Medicine Townsend
Kimberly Freese-Beal, MD is a Family Physician at Henry Ford Health in Jackson, MI. As a Jackson native, she enjoys providing primary care to children and adults in her home community. She finds particular joy caring for and learning about whole families, including some four and five generation groups in her practice. She focuses on preventative care and chronic disease management, educating patients on the impacts of nutrition, activity, and emotional wellbeing on health outcomes.
In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Freese-Beal participated in the formation of what was to become Jackson Health Network and then served on the JHN board for ten years. She continues to serve on the JHN Clinical Performance Committee. Dr. Freese-Beal was the Physician in Charge at her practice for eight years and served for three years as the Chair of Henry Ford Jackson Medical Group’s Network Operating Council. Prior to the formation of the CTHN, she has been a board member of the Jackson Community Medical Record for five years.
Dr. Freese-Beal received her MD from Wayne State University in 2003. She went on to complete her residency at Oakwood Health System in 2006. After completion of residency training, she joined Townsend Family Medicine, now Henry Ford Family Medicine Townsend. She is board certified in Family Medicine.
Lisa Geffros, MD
Medical Director, Reliance Physician Organization
Lisa Geffros, MD is a passionate physician with 20 years of experience including 13 years in leadership positions. She has experience as a mediator between organizations and physicians and fosters a collaborative mentality as a team leader.
One of her strengths as an educator is the ability to speak to both clinical and non-clinical audiences. She is well versed in HEDIS measures, Patient Centered Medical Home, Provider Delivered Care Management, Resource Stewardship, and Utilization Metrics.
As the Medical Director for Reliance Physician Organization of Michigan since 2018, Dr. Geffros manages and supervises Physician Organization’s PCMH and Quality Teams. She works directly with practices and providers to improve quality scores based on HEDIS measures, maintain and improve PCMH status and ranking, engage in the use of the PO’s Population Health Management Registry, utilize ADT information and institute transition of care processes, and develop and utilize Provider Delivered Care Management. Previously, Dr. Geffros spent 18 years with McLaren Port Huron (Port Huron Hospital) where she provided pathology services. She served as the Associate Medical Director of the Laboratory and Vice-Chief of Pathology before serving in the role of Medical Director and Chief of Pathology.
Dr. Geffros graduated Magna cum laude with her MD from University of Missouri – Columbia in 1993. She completed her pathology residency, after an internal medicine internship, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology.
Senior Director of Business Operations, GMP Network
Board Treasurer, Community Health Technology Network
Bruce Kelly is the senior director of business operations at GMP Network (GMPN). He has over 20 years of experience in healthcare administration management including Chief Information Officer for two health systems in Michigan. Since joining GMPN in 2017, Mr. Kelly has successfully provided oversight for all non-clinical activities, including finance, information technology, and analytics. He is an essential member of the GMPN leadership team and reports directly to the Executive Director. Mr. Kelly’s broad-based knowledge of healthcare administration in acute, ambulatory, and long-term care settings has helped GMPN develop a successful strategic vision and drive overall business operations resulting in significant growth for the organization.
Prior to joining GMPN, Bruce Kelly was Chief Information Officer at Mercy Memorial Hospital (now ProMedica) in Monroe, Michigan. Under his leadership, the hospital successfully transitioned the information technology services from an expensive, inefficient, vendor-managed team, to a cost-effective, locally managed, customer service driven department. His previous experience includes successful procurement and implementation of multiple and diverse healthcare technology solutions over the years to ensure accurate data collection, analysis, and distribution to improve the cost and quality of care delivery.
Bruce Kelly obtained a master’s degree in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University. Mr. Kelly also obtained his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University majoring in computer science and biology. He is a member of HIMSS and CHIME and has his CPHIMS certification.
Courtland Keteyian, MD, MBA, MPH
President & CEO, Jackson Health Network
Vice President, Population Health, Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Medical Director, Occupational Health, Henry Ford Jackson Hospital
Courtland Keteyian, MD, MBA, MPH, is President and CEO of the Jackson Health Network and Vice President for Population Health at Henry Ford Health in Jackson, MI. The Jackson Health Network (JHN) is a clinically integrated network comprised of over 600 physicians and advanced practice providers caring for more than 90,000 attributed lives in the greater Jackson community. As a network, JHN strives to achieve the Quadruple Aim – better quality, lower cost, improved patient experience, and improved provider satisfaction.
Dr. Keteyian joined Henry Ford Health in 2016. He served in a joint capacity as Medical Director for the Jackson Health Network, Henry Ford Prevention and Community Health, and the Jackson County Health Department. In this shared role, he worked to deliver value and better align programs supporting the health and wellness of the population of Jackson County.
As a clinician, Dr. Keteyian serves as medical director for Occupational Health at Henry Ford Health. He cares for individuals who sustain injuries or illnesses related to their jobs. Workplaces provide a unique setting to elevate overall population health, and the team in Occupational Health works closely with local companies to return employees to work as quickly as possible. The clinic serves over 500 companies in the greater Jackson community.
Dr. Keteyian is a Michigan native. He received a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from Yale University before earning Doctor of Medicine, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed a residency in preventive medicine and fellowship in medical innovation at the University of Michigan, as well as a fellowship in occupational medicine at the University of Colorado. He is board certified in preventive medicine.
Jonathan Sykes, MD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO), HFH Central Market
Board certified in Urology; Dr. Sykes has been a member of the Henry Ford Jackson medical staff for 32 years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed residency training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He first took on the role of Medical Director of Informatics in 1997 and CMIO in 2007. In 2010 Dr. Sykes received the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) award for Applied Clinical Informatics.
Prior board experience includes serving on the Daycroft Montessori School Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2006 (board president from 2002 to 2005) as well as serving as a founding member of the Jackson Community Medical Record Board between 2004 and 2007.
He currently serves on the Jackson Health Network Clinical Performance Committee and is the current chair of the Mosaic ACO Technology and Analytics Committee and the Community Health Technology Network Provider Advisory Council.
VP of IT, Administrative Network, Inc.
VP and Co-founder, Administrative Network Technology Solutions, Inc.
Nate has 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has held the position of VP of IT for Administrative Network, Inc. since 2006. Administrative Network, Inc. is a private company that supports several large physician organizations. Nate also has held the position of VP and co founder of Administrative Network Technology Solutions, Inc. (ANTS) since 2012. ANTS is a technology vendor and one of a few qualified exchanges for Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN).
Nate is passionate about providing leadership, empowerment and forward thinking in the areas of process improvement, data integrity, integration, code development, data organization, web/mobile design, compliance, security, and infrastructure.
Nate attends, presents, and contributes on a regular basis for the physician-only board of Oakland Southfield Physicians, PC since 2006. Oakland Southfield Physicians, PC is an independent physician association (IPA) that has a strong focus on primary care. He also serves in a similar role to the physician-only board of Michigan Healthlink, Inc. since its inception in 2012. Michigan Healthlink, Inc. is a group of four physician organizations created to support Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Organized System of Care lines of business.
Prior to the Healthcare industry, Nate brings experience from several positions in the Financial and Automotive industries. Nate has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University.
President, Ingenium, LLC
Vice President of Information Technology, United Physicians, Inc.
Board Secretary, Community Health Technology Network
Mr. Vismara is the President of Ingenium, LLC and the Vice President of Information Technology at United Physicians, Inc. As the president of Ingenium, Mr. Vismara has been responsible for the development of a physician-based health information exchange. The exchange facilitates clinical information sharing between physicians and other healthcare providers and provides electronic tools and applications at the point of care that enable physicians to effectively manage a defined patient population.
Mr. Vismara has been with United Physicians for the past 19 years, working with the physician leadership and the Board of Directors to make United Physicians a leading physician organization with regional and national recognition. Most recently, he has been responsible for the development of the IT infrastructure to support United Physicians’ population health management strategies.
In addition to his responsibilities with Ingenium and United Physicians, Mr. Vismara is a member of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Service’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining United Physicians, Mr. Vismara worked for the St. John Health System for 15 years in various roles, including hospital administration, facility services and management engineering. He has also served locally on several boards, committees and task forces and was on the faculty of Oakland University for four (4) years teaching classes on health care cost containment in the Executive MBA program for Health Care.
His education includes Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of Michigan where he was an Evans Scholar and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oakland University.