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Why Digital Engagement Matters
THE KAVIVA MISSION
Mission: Our mission is to create meaningful connections that improve the health and wellbeing of our customers and their constituents
Vision: To provide effective engagement at scale through the use of technology
1. Build Customer Value: Our customers are our lifeblood; Our job is to make them successful.
2. Relentless Innovation: Creativity is at our core, we are always seeking new and better ways to meet our customer’s needs
3. Accountability: We promptly admit when we are wrong, then we fix it. We own our work.
4. Integrity: We are honest, open, ethical, and fair. People trust us to adhere to our word.
5. Diversity of Thought: We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and backgrounds to make our company succeed. We encourage healthy debate and differences of opinion.
Dr. Ashley Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer
Ashley Reynolds, PhD is Chief Executive Officer for Kaviva. He is a seasoned professional with over 20 years healthcare experience leading regional territories and multiple-departments for disease management, health plan, case management and wellness companies.
Reynolds has extensive experience in disease management, health promotion, health behavior, managed care, emergency nursing and critical care. He has held management positions within Positive Healthcare, part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and U.S. Preventive Medicine. He also served as case manager for the Northeast Florida AIDS Network and was critical care/ER nurse at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville.
An expert in the area of e-Health and wireless technologies as tools for behavior change, Reynolds has published on the effectiveness of “virtual” coaches to reduce health risk. He has lectured nationally and is a member of the American Nurses Association, Society for Behavioral Medicine and the American college of Sports Medicine. Reynolds holds a PhD degree in nursing from the University of Florida and HFS certification by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Board Member, Advisor
Patrick Cua has thirty years of healthcare leadership experience ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to startups focused on solutions for hospitals and health plans.
Cua’s industry experience began with C.R. Bard and has included executive leadership positions with CorSolutions, Matria Healthcare, Aetna, and Alere.
In addition to his Advisory Board role at Kaviva, Cua also serves as President of HSG Partners. He also serves on the board of several other successful, high-growth healthcare technology companies including BioIQ in Santa Barbara, CA, Gozio Health in Atlanta, GA, and Glytec in Waltham, MA.
Director of Operations
Maria Benton is a registered nurse with more than 29 years of experience in a variety of settings. This includes a decade working in care management and six years managing all aspects of a quality improvement and risk management program.
Among other tasks, she was responsible for preparing for NCQA and URAC accreditations (including Disease Management, HEDIS & Wellness and Health Promotion) at her most recent position, where she spent 11 years at U.S. Preventive Medicine. She also has extensive knowledge of HIPAA and governmental regulations as well as medical record review. Her well-rounded experience — which includes serving as a director of nursing services, legal nurse consultant and MDS coordinator – enables her to effectively assist organizations in improving their quality programs. She has been with Vault Coaching and Consulting since it’s inception.
Maria earned her diploma of nursing at the State Accredited School of Nursing in Pirmasens, Germany. She holds an American Board Certification as a Gerontological Nurse from the American Nurse Credentialing Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chief Information Officer
A recognized technology leader, Gary McSwain is the Chief Information Officer for Kaviva.
He is responsible for driving technology vision and strategy, in collaboration with business leaders across the organization, to develop digital engagement and mHealth solutions for millions of users.
Prior to joining Kaviva, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Internet Merchants where he architected and developed mobile, analytics, and eCommerce software products.
As VP of Software Development for Alere, McSwain led teams across the US and India to build and manage enterprise applications. McSwain has worked for numerous leading companies, including FedEx, Lockheed Martin, and Kaiser Permanente, where he led software development and product strategy serving millions of users.
McSwain is a recognized innovator with over 15 patents and trademarks in software and technology, a published author, winner of industry awards, and a frequent technology speaker.
McSwain holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the College of Charleston.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Bob Williams is a seasoned professional with over 25 year of sales leadership, business development and consulting experience in the healthcare industry and serves as Senior Vice President of Sales for Kaviva.
Williams is a senior health and welfare strategy executive with an extensive portfolio of success driving distribution channel development, partnership development, client relationships, revenue generation and topline growth with the healthcare sector.
Williams has developed strategic relationships at the “C” suite level within Fortune 500 employers, Health Plans, Health Systems and Managed Care organizations to consult and sell through a relationship-driven sales approach.
Recent responsibility was the development and advancement of ambulatory care strategies through joint ventures and strategic partnerships with hospitals and national health systems.
Prior work experience to Kaviva, Williams specialized in care management, treatment decision support and chronic condition management for two national organizations, Optum and Alere.
Implementation and Client Management Specialist
Erin Jennings earned her degree in nursing in 2012 and has 5 years of experience in the health technology industry. Starting as an account manager, she used her organizational skills and experience with customer service to develop close relationships with partners. She is now an implementation manager who really enjoys helping populations become healthier. She has been an integral part of the journey from day one. She shares the philosophy of Theodore Roosevelt to “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”
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