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Meet Our Bryan Health Connect Team

Bryan Health Connect team members are ready to assist members and potential members with services to help navigate the changing health care environment.

Stephen Russell, MD

Stephen R. Russell, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Russell leads strategic initiatives to continually enhance care and support providers. He is responsible for Bryan Health Connect’s PHO & ACO provider networks, clinical quality performance, and population health outcomes. He leads the strategy, design, development and maintenance of Population Health Management care systems, as well as new clinical integration models of care and champions physician and advanced care practitioner alignment strategies to support Bryan Health Connect’s PHO & ACO’s annual goals and objectives in the value-based healthcare environment.

To contact Dr. Russell, please call 402-483-8891.

Wanda Kelley

Wanda Kelley, MSN, RN-BC, PCMH-CCE
Clinical Integration and Population Health Manager

Wanda works with Bryan Health Connect providers and clinic staff as well as health organizations to successfully migrate to the new value-based reimbursement model for health care delivery. This includes developing programs and opportunities for population health management, providing information regarding population health pathways and evidence-based care, and working with you to implement successful strategies for your patients and practice.

Contact Wanda at 402-483-8892 or

Sharon Leners

Sharon Leners, BSN, RN
Grant & Clinical Linkage Coordinator

Sharon is responsible for management of grant programs, providing a population based perspective on ways to improve chronic disease prevention and management, accomplished by collaborating and creating linkages between the clinical, community, and public health sectors. Sharon also works collaboratively to align strategies with local, state, and national initiatives and to align strategies with other Bryan Health Connect initiatives.

Contact Sharon to learn more about the opportunities available to you at 402-483-8897.

Kim Larson

Kim Larson, BBA
Member Services Coordinator

Kim's focus is building relationships with our members and their staff and providing services to support physician, hospital and provider independence. She manages member services programs including communicating with potential members regarding available services, providing ongoing communication and assistance to current members.

Contact Kim at 402-483-8899 for information on membership, member services and educational opportunities.

Ryan Brunken

Ryan Brunken, BBA
Payer Relations & Support Services Specialist

Ryan works with managed care contract payers and provides administrative support to the Bryan Health Connect team. She also has significant involvement with insurance payer and self-funded employer contracting processes.

Contact Ryan at 402-483-8891 for information on BHC's managed care contracts or for membership.

Pat Ganyo

Patrick Ganyo, CMPE
President & Executive Director

Pat leads Bryan Health Connect with a focus on providing services to meet the needs of members, and visiting with physicians and hospitals across the state to determine how we can meet your unique needs.

Contact Pat at 402-483-8893 to learn more about Bryan Health Connect membership opportunities.


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