Primaria collaborates with primary care physicians to maximize success in a changing healthcare environment. We have brought back the philosophy that the care comes first. Our goal: to be the largest, highest performing primary care-led network in central Indiana.
Primaria was formed through a partnership with VillageMD and Community Health Network and is headquartered in Indianapolis. Primaria supports a rapidly growing group of primary care partners throughout the 38 counties of central Indiana. The Primaria leadership team is comprised of experienced clinicians and dedicated experts in primary care, health plan management, and population management.
Bryan Mills was appointed president and chief executive officer of Community Health Network on May 1, 2009. He had served as CEO of Visionary Enterprises Inc. (VEI), a for-profit affiliate within Community, from 1992 to 2009. Mills began his career with Community Health Network in 1985 as controller for Community Hospital North.
Besides his role with Community Health Network, Mills is very active in the local community. He serves on the boards of directors of United Way of Central Indiana, Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, Butler University Board of Trustees, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
Mills is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Noblesville, where he is a Sunday school teacher. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville and the advisory board of the Lilly Boys & Girls Club. He holds a bachelor of science in Accounting from Ball State University. Bryan and his wife, Cathie (Hahn) Mills, will celebrate 30 years of Marriage in November of this year. They have four sons and two grandsons.
Tim is Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for VillageMD. In this role, Tim evangelizes the vision of a primary care-led healthcare delivery system that brings superior clinical results to the communities where VillageMD works. Prior to VillageMD, Tim has held numerous senior executive positions across the healthcare spectrum, all focused on empowering healthcare providers to bring value to the market through accountable care and population management. Tim obtained degrees from both Cornell University and Michigan State University, and now resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Kyle B. Fisher is chief financial officer for Community Health Network. He was appointed to the role in June 2018.
Kyle has more than 30 years of experience in finance, new business development, strategic planning and organizational leadership. He joined VEI in 2008 as chief operating officer and assumed the role of CEO in 2009, leading the corporation’s operations in Indiana and Michigan.
Kyle holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Denison University and an MBA from Wake Forest University. Prior to joining VEI, he spent many years in the financial services industry, serving as executive vice president at Goelzer Investment Management and holding senior-level leadership positions in the banking industry in the Southeast and locally with Fifth Third Bank.
He is actively involved in the local community, and serves on the boards of The Heroes Foundation and St. Richard’s Episcopal School. Kyle is a cancer survivor and devotes a lot of his free time supporting the Indianapolis chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Jeff is the President and a Founding Partner of LHD Benefit Advisors. He works primarily with large employers and is an expert in the areas of managed care network evaluation, disease management, and utilization management.
Jeff has extensive experience in a variety of projects with large employers that include benefit plan strategy development, insurance carrier and plan administrator evaluation, vendor and managed care plan renewal negotiations, managed care network evaluation, health plan utilization analysis, flexible benefit plan design and administration, health plan benefit design issues influencing utilization patterns, mergers and acquisition transitions and employee benefit communications.
Prior to becoming a principal of LHD Benefit Advisors, Jeff served as the head of the employee benefit practice at William M. Mercer, Incorporated in Indianapolis. Earlier in his career, Jeff worked in the marketing department at The Travelers Insurance Co. and as the Director of Marketing for Prudential Health Plans in Indiana and Southwest Ohio.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in management from Iowa State University and his master’s degree in business administration at Butler University.
Robert Hillman is a 30+ year veteran of the health insurance and managed care industry. In 2007, he was named President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana. Anthem is the largest health benefits company in the state, with nearly 4,500 associates serving more than 3 million members.
Prior to becoming Anthem’s president, Rob held various sales and operations management positions in his career, including Vice President of Sales for Acordia Financial Industry Benefits; Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Acordia of Northeast Indiana; Regional Sales Director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana; and Regional Vice President of Anthem’s Large Group Sales.
Hillman is currently the chairman of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of Special Olympics of Indiana, United Way of Central Indiana, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and the Indianapolis 500 Festival Committee.
He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science from the Krannert School of Management. He has also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Health Consultant professional designations.
Hillman enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his wife Melissa, their three daughters and six grandchildren.
Bianca has over 11 years of healthcare experience in operations and analytics. Bianca managed ambulatory clinic operations for a large cardiovascular surgery practice, and electronic medical record implementations in specialty and primary care settings. Most recently she directed analytic activities for clinically integrated provider networks, using clinical and claims data to enable patient care management activities, support provider engagement, and report on performance.
Bianca is responsible for data analysis and reporting in support of Primaria’s Care Navigation and Population Health Operation goals. She collaborates with teams to develop analytic insights that lead to actionable interventions and measurable performance.
Kim has over 35 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, including 10 years’ experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist (APN-CNS). For nearly 30 years, she specialized in all areas of Adult Critical Care and since 2012, Kim has been a clinical leader and subject matter expert in CMS value-based care (VBC) initiatives, including the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, the Medicare Shared Savings program, and the Bundled Payment for Care Initiatives (BPCI) program, including BPCI Advanced. Her clinical roles in VBC include direct care practitioner, manager, director, and now senior director. Kim has been a guest speaker on clinical, non-clinical, and multiple other topics throughout her service years, invited panelist for VBC topics and conferences, and has co-authored a book chapter on the Clinical Nurse Specialist role in Accountable Care Organizations.
Kim is responsible for the care navigation program and its achievement of patient-centered quality, safety, population, and cost outcomes that are associated with participation in VBC programs.
Christy’s 20 years of healthcare experience includes working with providers and health care systems. Prior to joining Primaria, she worked with provider partners to develop and implement value based contracting strategies.
Christy is responsible for leading the performance of the Population Health Operations team to execute against key business objectives and strategic initiatives. She also collaborates to design, monitor, and continually improve the processes that support Primaria network providers.
Andrea has over 16 years of healthcare experience working in and operating post-acute care centers. She has extensive experience working within alternate payment models such as Accountable Care Organizations and bundle payment models. Andrea has served as guest speaker at multiple conferences and hospital workshops, educating on how post-acute care works in conjunction with these new payment models.
Andrea works with independent physicians in central Indiana to provide resources, strategies, and population health management to allow them to be as successful as possible while remaining independent.
Mr. Stratton is the President and CEO of Primaria Health LLC. Doug served as the Executive Director of Accountable Care at Community Health Network prior to accepting his position with Primaria. He also served as the President of Healthcare Management Consulting, and CEO of its parent corporation, Executive Management Consultants Inc. prior to his engagement with Community Health Network. He consulted extensively with States, Insurers, Employers and Healthcare Organizations on health issues and programs across the county. He is the past Chairman of Board of the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, and served as the Consulting Director for 4 Indiana State sponsored healthcare programs.
Doug builds trusted relationships across the healthcare system. He models and sets the company’s culture, values, and behavior. And has overall responsibility for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of Primaria.
Tom has served in the capacities of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in large multispecialty medical group practices. In addition to leading medical groups, Tom has been responsible for the implementation and oversight of value based healthcare strategies in Indiana for Anthem. Tom has also created multiple primary care IPA’s and operated a consulting practice specializing in physician practice merger and integration.
Tom develops Primaria’s partnerships with physicians, hospitals, health plans, and other provider entities. Tom is an experienced, growth-oriented healthcare executive committed to value creation and health system innovation beginning at the primary care-patient relationship.
Tom has been active in Medical Group Management, American Medical Group Association, American College of Medical Practice Executives, has served on the Indiana Governor’s Task Force on Health Care Labor Force Development, has been a guest lecturer at the IU School of Medicine Physician Executive MBA program, and a mentor for area MHA students.