Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Rick Dean serves as CEO of Oncology Analytics. Mr. Dean brings more than two decades of experience to Oncology Analytics, including successfully leading and growing innovative healthcare companies through various stages of maturation. Mr. Dean joined Oncology Analytics from Optum, the healthcare services arm of UnitedHealth Group. At Optum, Mr. Dean was a founding member of Optum Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on digital health innovation. Prior to Optum Ventures, he led global sales and growth for Optum Analytics.
Mr. Dean joined Optum after the acquisition of Humedica, a transformative population health and analytics company, where he was the company’s Chief Growth Officer. Prior to Humedica, Mr. Dean was Senior Vice President of North American sales for Sentillion, a highly successful venture-backed healthcare company that was acquired by Microsoft in 2010. Mr. Dean is a past board member of AMGA Analytics, the informatics subsidiary of the American Medical Group Association.
Mr. Dean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of North Carolina.
Chief Technology Officer
For the past 20 years, Greg has been at the forefront of digital transformation for commercial software and healthcare IT organizations. As Chief Technology Officer, Greg drives the strategic direction for Oncology Analytics’ proprietary SaaS platform for e-Prior Authorization as well as interoperability, data security and analytics infrastructure.
Greg joined Oncology Analytics after serving as the Interim CTO of MediSpend, an award winning global technology company, which developed the first SaaS end-to-end, global compliance and data analytics solution for the Life Sciences Industry.
Prior to MediSpend, Greg was the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for MCIC Vermont, Inc., one of the 10 largest medical malpractice insurance companies in North America. He also served as the EVP of SaaS Product Development and CIO at SourceMedical, the 80th largest healthcare IT company in the US. In both roles, Greg was responsible for building new analytics insights to improve clinical outcomes and revenue cycle profitability.
Greg serves on the HIMSS Population Health BI/Analytics Task Force, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University (Ohio) and is a CHIME-certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO).
Chief Analytics Officer
Brian has dedicated his career to creating health information growth strategies for a variety of healthcare companies, which range in size and scope.
Prior to joining Oncology Analytics as the Chief Analytics Officer, Brian was the Senior Vice President of Analytics for Cotiviti, a $650m revenue company and a leading provider of analytics-driven payment accuracy solutions, focused on the health plan market. Under Brian’s oversight, he guided the analytics business through a large merger and IPO, which delivered hundreds of millions of dollars of client value.
Brian joined Cotiviti through the sale of RevenueMed, a groundbreaking revenue cycle management company, where he was the company’s founder and CEO. Prior to RevenueMed, Brian was a 20+ year partner in the healthcare business at Accenture, a leading management consulting company, where he focused on medical informatics and clinical information systems.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering (operations research) from Northwestern University. He is also active in supporting research to advance the treatment of pediatric brain tumors.
Chief Growth Officer
As Chief Growth Officer, Mike leads Oncology Analytics sales strategies for the health plan and pharmacy benefit management markets.
Prior to joining Oncology Analytics, Mike was the Senior Vice President of Sales for VisionWare, a health IT company recognized by Gartner as one of the leading Master Data Management companies for health plans and providers in the US and Europe. Mike was responsible for managing a global team of sales professionals and leading all business development, strategic planning and sales execution.
Prior to VisionWare Mike was the Senior Vice President of North American Sales for Caradigm, a subsidiary of GE Healthcare. Before Caradigm, Mike led the sales team for Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, where he was recognized as the top sales leader for two consecutive years.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Indiana University.
Chief Marketing Officer
An innovative marketing leader, Christine has focused her career on creating integrated sales and marketing programs that drive a deep connection between a company’s core value proposition and their sales strategy.
After beginning her career in consumer products marketing, Christine has spent over a decade in healthcare technology, leading global marketing organizations at Caradigm, a subsidiary of GE Healthcare, Sentillion and field operations at Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group.
Christine has strong expertise in building comprehensive programs for brand integration, digital marketing, lead generation, analyst, and public relations. While serving as the marketing leader at both Caradigm and Sentillion, Christine led the successful relaunch of each company’s brand to establish leadership positions and open revenue channels in new markets.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Providence College.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Oncology Analytics in 2011, Balbino Vazquez served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Florida market of Humana Medical Plan, Inc. In this role he oversaw $5 billion in annual revenues. From 1995 to 2001, he was Associate Executive Director of Provider Systems overseeing Humana’s capitated and risk contract reimbursement systems and operations. He is a graduate of the University of Miami.
Ashley Brevda, Esq.
Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
As Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Oncology Analytics, Ashley’s focus includes providing leadership for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs and corporate governance activities, advising on compliance matters under state and federal laws, including HIPAA, directing legal strategy and overseeing outside counsel.
Ashley earned her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and is a member of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar, the American Health Lawyers Association, Association for Corporate Counsel and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. She serves as a Trustee and Young Leader Society Co-Chair of the Jewish Woman’s Foundation of Greater Palm Beaches and was recognized by the Palm Beach County Bar Association for her pro bono service.
Ashley graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Florida cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in business administration.
Senior Vice President, Product Management
As Senior Vice President, Product Management, Sara is responsible for executing and delivering new products and services that contribute to market share growth, new revenue streams and differentiated product offerings.
She has a proven track record in product management and the successful launch of new products. Prior to joining Oncology Analytics, Sara was the VP of Product Management for SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare analytics and population health management.
Prior to SPH, Sara served as the VP of Clinical Operations and Product Development at Life Line Screening and Community Healthcare, a nationwide provider of healthcare screenings and Medicare preventive services. She led all facets of clinical operations, quality assurance, and product development and launched over 15 products including nationwide businesses for point-of-care laboratory testing, Health Risk Assessments and Medicare Annual Wellness Visits.
Sara earned her Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, both from Emory University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Northwestern University.
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Kathy oversees all client-facing functions including the Client Success and Implementation, Provider Relations, and Case Review Specialist teams. She works closely with Sales and Product Management to onboard new customers while expanding existing customer relationships in the US and Puerto Rico. Kathy comes to Oncology Analytics from LexisNexis Risk Solutions where she led diverse analytics and delivery teams to support employee engagement, increase client satisfaction, ensure excellence in product performance, and develop new innovations serving clients. Kathy also held leadership positions with Elsevier Gold Standard where she was responsible for delivery and customer support of electronic prescription and drug utilization management services in both the government and commercial health care markets.
Kathy holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology and Biology, both from University of South Florida. She is also a Certified Medicaid Professional from the MCMP-II Medicaid Learning Center.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Shay leads all talent related functions including employee relations, compensation, employee benefits, talent acquisition and facilities. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in a variety of industries, including high technology, financial services, and healthcare, and has worked in all areas of HR driving change throughout organizations and HR teams. Ms. Hurst most recently worked for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a data and advanced analytics provider, where she was the senior HR business partner for the healthcare and government businesses, and customer operations.
Shay earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Wright State University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and designated as a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC).
Vice President, Operations
Danielle Fishman, co-founder of Oncology Analytics, has contributed to the company’s growth through her strong leadership in operations and business acumen. In the early years, Danielle was responsible for Oncology Analytics’ business development, including compliance, accreditation, accounting, human resources, marketing and provider relations.
Today, Danielle’s role has expanded to drive operations, efficiency and cross functional collaboration companywide, in the US and Puerto Rico with Oncology Analytics sister company Soluciones Analiticas de Salud.
Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from Boston University.