For 27 years, Leslie Margolin has worked to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, accessibility and affordability of health care. As President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross (California), she spearheaded a successful turnaround of the company’s commercial book of business and launched “Patient Safety First … A California Partnership for Health”, a patient safety collaborative of unprecedented scale. In its first year of operation, this collaborative is credited with cutting ventilator-associated pneumonia 41%, catheter related urinary tract infections, 24%, and cases of blood poisoning 11%, saving more than 800 lives and achieving estimated year one savings in excess of $11M.
As chief operations leader and chief human resources officer for Kaiser Permanente, nationally, Margolin served as lead negotiator in historic interest-based bargaining efforts with 29 local and 9 international unions representing 86,000 employees. Her partnership successes were lauded by the U.S. Department of Labor and were studied by academic institutions across the nation. Margolin began her health care career with CIGNA Corporation, serving as corporate counsel for ten years and rising to serve as President and General Manager of CIGNA HealthCare of California for the final three years of her California rotation.
In establishing The Margolin Group™, and launching Partners Transforming Health™, Margolin advances her health care strategy to an entirely new level. Building on her deep and trusting relations with hospital, health plan, medical group, purchaser, consumer and distribution channel partners across the state, Margolin is establishing a comprehensive, system-wide, coalition-based business to drive meaningful and sustainable improvements in cost, quality and safety, a business model that virtually reinvents health care. By returning a targeted 50% of system-wide savings directly to consumers in the form of rate relief, and by returning additional savings to delivery system partners to fuel further innovation and transformation, this approach will uniquely and sustainably address issues of quality, safety, access and affordability.
Margolin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Connecticut College, her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University, and her Masters of Laws (LL.M) in Labor Relations from New York University. She served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the California Association of Health Plans and serves on the Boards of Directors of: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Orange County; Presbyterian Health Plan in Albuquerque, NM; the Los Angeles Urban League (and as Chair of its Development Committee), the March of Dimes (as its Chair) and the Ambassador Council of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), where she formerly was Chair of the Board of Directors. She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Connecticut College’s Alumni Association, and as a Board Member of the Red Cross and the YMCA.
In 1999, Margolin addressed the California Governor’s Conference for Women in a segment entitled “Wildly Successful Women Leaders”. In 2006, she was named one of four Bay Area “Women of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association, and in 2010 was named “Woman of the Year” by the Southern California Chapter of Women in Health Care. Margolin’s early health care leadership successes were profiled in Dennis Perkins’ Leading at the Edge, Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition (for publication purposes, using the name “Anna Berlin”).
An avid athlete, Margolin has run 8 marathons, including Boston, New York and LA. She is a cyclist and a cross-country skier, plays tennis and racquetball, and enjoys gardening, cooking and international travel. In the summer of 2006, she completed a 4,000 mile bicycle trek across North America.
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Dontae Noel – Chief Executive Officer
Ross English – Managing Director: Southwest & Midwest Region
Keith Heimbold – Managing Director: West Coast Region
About Noel Consulting
Noel Consulting was founded in 2008 by a management team with over 75 years of combined experience in various areas of technology and business management specializing in Healthcare & Finance.
Our main lines of business are; staff augmentation, software development, security, and process improvement.
Software Development Whether it is a mobile application for your services, custom reporting from your existing ERP system, or a web application that will help you service your clients better, we offer services with experts from multiple industries that provide development at a fraction of the cost of our competition.
Technology Security Information Security is more critical now than ever to protect your company and your customers. We have the highest level of certified information security professionals available to help implement a security standard that meets your needs.
General Consulting We recognize that all industries go through cycles that impact your business, whether a period of growth or a period where cost reduction is critical. Our team has managed high-level initiatives for multiple Fortune 100 companies, and can identify operating models to help provide the structure you need to grow and help identify the areas where efficiencies can be achieved without impacting the service you provide to your clients.
Staff Augmentation We have a national network of recruiters to meet your staffing needs. We are able to leverage a national platform of technology and contractor staffing personnel to provide staff at a much more economical cost than our competition.
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SD Sleight Consulting LLC was formed in February 2013 by Stanley Sleight to represent companies looking to provide innovative solutions to healthcare providers and payers located primarily in Michigan and Ohio. Stan has developed a rich and extensive network of C level relationships with most of the major providers and health insurers in these two states through his role as a health care executive for some of the largest health care consulting firms over the last 40 years. These consulting firms include:
Ernst & Young, Partner
Cap Gemini, Vice President
Accenture, Partner, Senior Executive
INGENIX/Optum (subsidiary of United Health Group) Partner, Vice President
Stan has led numerous health care consulting engagements including forecasts, acquisitions, valuations, mergers, joint ventures, new business planning, rate setting, revenue cycle improvement, capital financing and negotiations with payers and providers. Stan’s experience also includes the following:
Initiated a statewide collaboration effort between providers (17 large IDS) and a major payer to streamline processing and eliminate rework.
Engagement executive for developing a comprehensive work plan to address all operational, informational and clinical aspects of developing and running a major hospital in Abu Dhabi
Identified significant opportunities for over 40 clients in the areas of cost performance improvement, revenue cycle and supply chain, which included strategies for cost reduction revenue enhancement, and streamlining organizational structures.
Assisted in over 20 hospital mergers, affiliations and collaborations with facilitation, directing financial analysis or structuring.
Directed over 260 financial forecasts and projections in connection with acquisi¬tions, mergers, and capital financing.
Stan is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHMA), Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE), member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and has served on the boards of several civic organizations, including the American Red Cross’ Southeastern Michigan Chapter (Treasurer and Vice Chair) Midwest Healthcare Executives Group and Associates (Treasurer). Stan has also authored articles in national magazines, served on various task forces including the Michigan Hospital Association and is an active speaker on health care matters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors majoring in finance, accounting and economics from Michigan State University.
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Mr. John Brokars joined 360AG in November 2013. Mr. Brokars most recently worked for Optum in market access and value strategy consulting, working on several projects with major Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic companies on evidence generation, submission, global payer access, pricing and reimbursement on several products related to cardiovascular, oncology, hepatitis, HIV, macular degeneration, oncology. John also worked for four years as a Medical Outcomes Liaison at Eli Lilly and Company. In this role, he was responsible for developing information and payer tools for the communication of product value to U.S. health plans (focused on managed care, hospitals and public payer space). The health outcomes work was focused, in part, on several neuroscience, cardiovascular, sepsis, and endocrine related products and included informing the evidence generation through payer interviews on evidence needs for developing mental health products in the US. Prior to that assignment, he also worked for six years in the field as a top Sales Representative and Hospital Account Manager, representing schizophrenia and depression products. John has also worked in several research roles at Harvard Medical School and within the Boston area. He served for several years working at the inpatient Psychiatric Unit of a Harvard Affiliate teaching hospital as well, during the height of new depression and schizophrenia treatments. He has worked across several therapeutic areas, including: specialty, cardiovascular, endocrine, men’s health, neuroscience, oncology, sleep disorders, and women’s health. John received both BS and MS degrees in Neurobiology at Northeastern University and completed a research fellowship at the Harvard center for sleep disorders and circadian rhythms. He has recently completed coursework towards a Masters/PhD in Health Economics, Outcomes and Policy at the University of Arizona.
SCOTT J. KORNHAUSER
Scott helps client accelerate their efficient speed to market with innovative blue ocean strategies. He has more than thirty years of experience building and deploying innovative healthcare information technology solutions including pharmacy, medical, and dental benefits management, fulfillment, practice management, and clinical decision support systems. Scott has successfully launched pioneering start-ups and early stage organizations, selling and executing highly consultative multi-million dollar IT solutions.
Scott has extensive experience developing/managing budgets, setting corporate and individual performance goals, and designing, implementing, and managing senior staff performance plans for successful fulfillment of corporate objectives. He is adept at assisting clients with business development, strategic/business planning, capital funding, and mergers/acquisitions.
Scott is currently the CEO of Azuba. Azuba’s mission is to improve health outcomes by empowering patients and caregivers with meaningful use of their electronic health records - anytime, anywhere.
Prior to joining Three-Sixty Scott was the founder and CEO of Healthation, now Aldera, delivering the industry’s first core payer administration system that is architected from the ground up for real-time rules based adjudication across all lines of business, Web architected, workflow automated, and delivered under a unique open source software as a service (SaaS) business model. While building Healthation Scott raised over $50 million in investment capital, developed channel partnership relationships with industry leading systems integrators and business process outsourcers (BPOs) including Xerox and CGI, resulting in multiple commercial and government contracts.
Prior to Healthation/Aldera Scott conducted IT assessments and provided strategic planning, organizational development, business development, and project management services to large healthcare companies including CVS, McKesson, Medical Economics, Health Market Science, NCPDP, Medinitiatives, Medi.com, and NDC Health.
As President of ComCoTec Scott brought the first commercial PBM system to market in 1991, which today continues to process over one billion pharmacy claims annually. Scott also served as chief operating officer for two successful mail order pharmacy start-ups.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Education from the State University of New York New Paltz. Scott is an avid guitarist and song writer. He defines his genre as Chicago indie folk.
Favorite Quote: “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” Aristotle
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