Our Leadership

Gregory S. Everett

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gregory S. Everett

President and Chief Executive Officer

Greg’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for improving the affordability of healthcare led to his assimilation of the right technology and the right people to create Payer Compass. As an employer and employee with more than 25 years in the managed care and healthcare software industries, he identifies personally with the challenges faced by his clients and their plan members. Of utmost importance to him is the collaboration with employers and hospitals to deliver quality care at a fair price and the ripple-effect of benefits for all involved. Greg is focused on charting a path for better price and better care through thought leadership, innovation and collaboration with like-minded people. When he’s not wearing his reimbursement cape, you can find him on the beach with a cool drink in hand.

Timothy Martin, JD, LL.M

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Timothy Martin, JD, LL.M

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

One needs only a few, short minutes with Tim to sense his undeniable knack for healthcare-related operational program design, system architecture and all things related to the laws of this complex industry. His keen analytical abilities and extensive regulatory knowledge allow him to successfully manage the legal affairs of Payer Compass, along with advising on the company’s business processes and continued growth. Prior to Payer Compass, Tim’s contributions in the design and development of revenue cycle management systems earned industry awards and recognition. His years of working in the payor industry enhance Tim’s understanding of reimbursement, giving him a more panoramic view. Tim is a highly decorated and published scholar, earning his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, and Master of Laws degrees from SMU’s Dedman School of Law, with an emphasis in health and corporate law. In his spare time, Tim can be found cheering on the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys or growing his collection of rare Green Bag Supreme Court Bobbleheads.

Roman Gekhter

Chief Information Officer

Roman Gekhter

Chief Information Officer

Considered by many to be the “technology brainchild” behind Payer Compass, Roman’s wide-ranging skill set, which includes strategic planning, systems design and implementation, and financial modeling and repricing, has made him an expert in health information technology. Combine Roman’s belief that efficient healthcare should be affordable and accessible with his proven track record of delivering hosted and integrated systems for large healthcare providers, TPAs and Fortune 100 payers, and you’ll see how he serves as a cornerstone to Payer Compass’s mission of reducing the cost of healthcare reimbursement. Fueled by craft coffee and operating at the speed of European sports cars, his passion, Roman’s ongoing contributions to the design and capabilities of the VISIUM™ platform directly increase the value Payer Compass offers its clients and prospects.

Kellie Jackson

Vice President,
Sales and Client Engagement

Kellie Jackson

Vice President,
Sales and Client Engagement

Kellie ─ employee No. 3 at Payer Compass ─ translated her passion for relationship building into the Client Services model followed today by a team that shares her zeal for creating and maintaining relationships and providing exceptional service. Her versatility and established reputation to cultivate a credible, long-standing rapport with clients and partners led to the expansion of her responsibilities to include the oversight of strategy and direction of the company’s Sales team. Her leadership provides clients with the essential elements they need to create sound reimbursement strategies while making operations easy and effective. Kellie is a busy mother to three children who actively participate in sports and other activities and is a proud alumna of Texas A&M University - Gig ‘Em!

Rick Ellsworth

Chief Operating Officer

Rick Ellsworth

Chief Operating Officer

With nearly 20 years of technical and operational experience in healthcare software, Rick brings to the table a mile-long list of skills to successfully captain the everyday and milestone actions to achieve our vision and that of our clients. His thoughtful, holistic approach allows him to balance vision, execution, financial strength and efficiency across the organization. Prior to Payer Compass, Rick played a critical, strategic role in high-growth solution offerings focused on population health and served as a leader of product management and development for B2B and payer technologies. His prior contributions to the operationalizing of the PROMETHEUS Payment ® bundle pricing algorithms have carried over to Payer Compass, enhancing current reimbursement solutions. Although he’s from Louisiana, and naturally a New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers fan, Rick makes a pretty good Texan.

Ginger W. Barrientez

Director of Marketing

Ginger W. Barrientez

Director of Marketing

For two decades, and counting, Ginger has focused on marketing and lead generation strategy ─ specializing in brand development, brand equity and supporting business development through special events. She has spent much of her time in the healthcare industry, giving her the unique advantage to understand both the payer and provider markets, which helps to meet the current and future development goals of Payer Compass. Her role at the company has been vital to the rebranding of Payer Compass and CareValent, a Payer Compass Company, establishing a stronger, unified presence in the healthcare market space of better care at a fair price. Her driving force is her passion for learning and witnessing first-hand how strategic elements combine for effective execution. Ginger believes life is about experiences! She seeks to create memories professionally and personally through travel and cheering on her family in their school and outside activities.

Bonnie Briggs, RN, BSN, CCM, CHP

Vice President of Clinical Services for CareValent,
a Payer Compass Company

Bonnie Briggs, RN, BSN, CCM, CHP

Vice President of Clinical Services for CareValent,
a Payer Compass Company

Bonnie is an accomplished managed healthcare executive and clinician who is instrumental to the Care Management profession. Her list of superpowers includes an extensive knowledge of URAC and its accreditation process. From prior roles, such as Chief Nursing Officer and Clinical Director of Care Management where she oversaw programs for Case, Utilization, Disease and Disability Management and subprograms for Care Management, to the actual development of groundbreaking integrated CM systems, her URAC insight and leadership proved invaluable. Her experience yields a unique understanding of the changing dynamics and complexities of our industry and the patient/consumer experience. A recognized leader, Bonnie holds active membership in the Case Management Society of America and URAC Health Standard and Accreditation Committees. She also received the President’s Award in 2011 from a prior organization for her performance and dedication to CM. When she’s not helping members navigate the healthcare maze, Bonnie is soaking up the Florida sun and quality time with her grandchildren.

Joyce Dove

Vice President of Operations for CareValent,
a Payer Compass Company

Joyce Dove

Vice President of Operations for CareValent,
a Payer Compass Company

Joyce is the voice of our reputable Patient Advocacy program. With vast experience in the communities of self-funding, fully-insured, group/individual products, and government programs, she is a keystone to our team. With a deep passion for people, Joyce and her team don’t stop at having “satisfied customers,” they strive to exceed and define new standards for customer service. Her commitment to improving healthcare accessibility and affordability for plan members is evident throughout her career path, serving in various co-founder, leadership, client services and product development roles. When combined, Joyce’s range of industry knowledge and business acumen give her a rare panoramic ability to identify and solve issues, keeping in mind the member, provider, care quality, program management and service level. Aside from her professional connections, she values her personal ones as much or more, spending time with family sailing and traveling overseas. Her extensive operational management experience in member/provider services, medical, quality, and program management and client services is invaluable to helping clients create accessible, affordable and high-quality healthcare for their communities.