New Hires Bring Extensive Experience in Brand Marketing, Business Development and Healthcare Transformation
PHOENIX, AZ-March 13, 2019- Solera Health, an integrated benefits network, today announced that four health plan executives have joined the senior leadership team in support of the company’s strategy to guide people to better health in their communities. Solera works closely with health plans to connect their members to a diverse network of digital, national and community health programs and resources empowering individuals to choose the solution where they believe they'll be most successful. The addition of Amy Hogan, Mary Ann Tournoux, Jill Michal and Matt Presley, with their combined decades of health plan experience, will be fundamental as the organization launches its broader strategy to integrate cardiometabolic disease prevention and management, social determinants of health and behavioral health through its curated network of local and virtual providers.
As vice president of brand marketing, Amy Hogan is responsible for overall brand strategy for Solera. She brings to the position 20 plus years of consumer marketing experience with a proven track record of building strong, consumer-driven brands and businesses. Amy most recently lead the brand strategy team at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, enabling the organization to move from being only B2B to emotionally connecting with consumers and driving loyalty and purchase interest.
Mary Ann Tournoux joins Solera as vice president of client services and has spent more than 30 years in business development management and health plan leadership. Most recently, she was senior vice president/chief marketing officer at Health Alliance Plan, leading strategy, sales, marketing and product development. She also served in similar roles at health plans in Illinois and Ohio. As a recognized industry leader, Mary Ann has served as the vice chairman of the Board of Health Plan Alliance, a national association of regional, provider owned health plans, where she also formerly chaired the membership committee.
Jill Michal, senior vice president, digital and community networks, comes to Solera from Independence Blue Cross where she was vice president of business transformation. There she was charged with creating a new organizational department to lead cross-functional business imperatives and accountable for the development of a three-year road map to implement roughly 30 unique projects, including the development of shared service functions, business model reorganizations, robotics, business automation and process improvement, and provider and member experience enhancements.
Matt Presley joins Solera as strategic accounts vice president after 15 years with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, where he oversaw key relationships with large national accounts. In this role, Matt focused on strategy, client retention, and business-to-business expansion efforts in the central U.S.
As an integrated benefits network, Solera offers an extended care marketplace that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a curated network of providers paid for outcomes through medical claims. Solera actively builds and manages a diverse ecosystem of community organizations and digital solutions, managing patient identification and enrollment, reimbursement and payment, while supporting increased consumer engagement. Solera’s network model has already proven its effectiveness in scaling the Diabetes Prevention Program nationwide with over 40 million lives currently under contract.
“Solera’s network model supports patient choice by matching individuals to local and digital providers that are continually innovating. We are always looking for new ways to engage with the community, which is essential to the company’s evolution,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. “We welcome Amy, Mary Ann, Jill and Matt to our leadership team and look forward to leveraging their deep health plan experience as the company expands our network programs and services within this top-priority market.”
About Solera Health
Solera Health is committed to changing lives by guiding people to better health in their communities. The company serves as an integrated benefit network that connects patients, payers and physicians with community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly-fragmented programs and services into a single marketplace allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. By using data science to proactively identify the "best fit" program provider based on each individual's unique health goals, needs and preferences, the company has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.