Mark Barnhart, CEO
Mark has more than 32 years of healthcare industry experience, having served in both managed care and health system management roles during his career. Most recently, Mark served as a vice president for seven years at Community Health Systems (CHS), one of the largest publicly-traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute-care hospitals in communities across the country. Mark has led CHS’ value-based healthcare initiatives in 15 accountable care organizations and bundled payments across 20 states and 120 hospitals.
Prior to his work at CHS, Mark served for 10 years as chief operating officer for the physician practices at two academic medical centers: West Penn Allegheny Health System, which has more than 600 physicians, and Ohio State University, with more than 800 physicians. In these roles, Mark led initiatives that focused on creating medical cost savings while improving the care it is providing patients, a priority that he brings with him to his role at Proliance.
Alex Gross, CFO
Alex serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Proliance Surgeons where he supports Proliance’s 100+ care centers in Washington State, including medical clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers and other health services. Alex has more than twenty years of healthcare finance, operations and start-up experience and has a passion for improving the lives of those in the communities Proliance supports. Alex is a Northwest native and received his BS in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Washington.
Ken Overbey, COO
Ken’s role as the Chief Operating Officer incorporates all Proliance Surgeons care centers across the State of Washington. Ken brings more than 25 years in healthcare operations and business development experience in the physician practice and outpatient facility management arena and firmly believes in servant leadership. Ken received his MHA/MBA from Pfeiffer University and his BS in Economics from North Carolina State University.
Laura Kleisle, Chief Risk Officer
As Chief Risk Officer, Laura supports Proliance’s CEO and Board of Directors with the organization's compliance, regulatory and risk program. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Laura began her legal career over twenty years ago and is known around the office for her attention to detail and no-nonsense demeanor. Laura received her Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and her JD from Washington University in St. Louis. In her spare time, she is an ardent fan of NCAA Division III lacrosse and enjoys visiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard.
Shawn Quigley, Vice President of Business Development
Shawn has been with Proliance Surgeons for eight years serving in a variety of capacities, currently as Vice President of Business Development. She oversees the integration of new practices into Proliance Surgeons and manages the project management office. Her team is responsible for enterprise projects that include the Bundled Payment Care Initiative, as well as other government and commercial payer programs. Shawn brings 30 years of healthcare experience to Proliance. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound and holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration.
Curt Kwak, Chief Information Officer
As the Chief Information Officer for Proliance Surgeons, Curt oversees all technology implementation and maintenance necessary to meet the business requirements of the 80+ Care Center locations within the Proliance Surgeons enterprise. Previously, Curt was the Chief Information Officer at the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Wahealthplanfinder.org) and prior to that, at Providence Health & Services, WA region. Curt's organization was responsible for all IT systems and components responsible for patient care, business delivery and strategic development.
Curt earned his Executive M.B.A. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Curt is currently a CHCIO (Certified Health CIO) and a Fellow with CHIME.