Back by popular demand with new panelists! Join us for an in-person panel to explore a variety of healthcare careers. Leaders in direct healthcare, health tech, and private practice will discuss their experiences, what has been helpful in their careers, advice for emerging professionals, and audience questions.
5:30-6:30 Light apps, drinks, and networking
6:30-6:35 Opening and Introductions – Cosentus
6:35-7:05 Panel discussion
- Andre Beach CMPE, CEO of Colorado Springs Neurology Associates
- Kristin Myren MBA/HA, PMP, AVP of Operations at Premise Health
- Breanna Wong, MBA/HA, Principal Product Strategy Manager at Nuance Communications
- Moderator: Jesse Ruch, Director of Physician Services, CPC at WSi Healthcare
7:15-7:20 Closing Remarks – CMGMA Board member
7:20-7:40 Light apps, drinks, and networking
Meet our Panelists:
Andre Beach, CMPE, is the Chief Executive Officer for Colorado Springs Neurological Associates and has been in the medical field for over 14 years, starting with a focus in OBGYN. He now oversees a practice of 15 providers (including 9 physicians) across 4 specialties including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, and Pain Management. Along with ensuring the practice runs smoothly, Andre strives to create an environment of growth and compassion dedicated to serving the community. Andre was recently featured in the July/August issue of Colorado Springs Magazine spotlighting various "Millennial Influencers" across multiple industries. He has led EHR transitions for multiple organizations, transitioned billing offices to and from outsourced companies, and performed other consultative services for multiple practices all along the front range. Andre earned his BA from The University of Colorado and became a Certified Medical Practice Manager through MGMA. He is an avid fan of music (both listening and playing), movies and travel.
Kristin Myren, has held roles in the direct primary care and corporate health industry for nearly 10 years. She currently serves as an Associate Vice President for Premise Health, where she leads a team of 200 individuals with strategic and leadership oversight of 25 medical practices encompassing primary care, behavioral health, physical therapy, occupational health, acute care and more. Notable projects include leading the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program for her organization in 2020, holding lead roles in the opening of 11 medical practices and supporting numerous sites through mergers and acquisitions. Kristin holds an MBA in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona as well as PMP and Six Sigma credentials. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys volunteering for a number of health-oriented nonprofits, gardening, travel, and running. She has lived in Colorado for 7 years and is originally from Illinois.
Breanna Wong, MBA-HA, Is the Emerging Professionals Program Manager for CMGMA. She spends her days as the Principal Product Strategy Manager for Nuance’s Dragon Ambient experience, an emerging conversational AI product that completes clinical documentation for physicians. Passionate about education and empowering others, she serves as Adjunct Faculty for both University of Denver and MSU Denver and is completing an MS in Finance at CU Denver. She has performed HIPAA, reimbursement, and financial consulting, and run special projects and the affiliate IT program for a large healthcare system. She received her MBA - Healthcare Administration from The University of Colorado and triple majored at Cornell University. Ask her about 14ers, traveling, volleyball, or audiobooks at your own discretion.
Moderator: Jesse Ruch, Passionate Recruiter that enjoys finding amazing opportunities for great people. My function as a Recruitment and Staffing leader is to help others maximize their results, be their best, and realize their full potential. My team of dedicated and passionate placement experts find optimal opportunities for Medical Administrative professionals and Medical Assistants in the state of Colorado. I help in the development and training of a blended model of recruitment by empowering the people around me to make great decisions. My team provides Direct Hire, Temp to Permanent and PRN solutions for all levels of Medical Administrative candidates, and Medical Assistants. Over the years, I have worked with a vast variety of clients finding permanent solutions for opportunities at the highest levels of their organizations. The Placement of Directors, Practice Administrators, and Executive Level candidates has given me the opportunity to learn more about the Healthcare industry from multiple perspectives. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my wonderful dogs. I have a passion for cooking, gardening, traveling, and being outside. Hailing from Southern California, I miss the ocean, so any opportunity to get to a beach, I'm there. Living in Colorado, I have become an avid skier and enjoy hiking in our beautiful mountains whenever I get the chance.