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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.

We welcome you to contact any of our staff. You can also call us at 402-483-8891 or email us.

John Findley, MD

John Findley, MD
President

Dr. Findley 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 Dr. Findley at 402-483-8893 or john.findley@bryanhealth.org to learn more about Bryan Health Connect membership opportunities.

Jessica Heckman, MD

Jessica Heckman, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Jessica Heckman, MD, has a key role in building strong and collaborative relationships with providers, payers and large, self-funded employers. Dr. Heckman will champion physician and advanced care practitioner alignment strategies to support the PHO & ACO annual goals and objectives in the value-based health care environment.

Contact Dr. Heckman at 402-483-8891 or jessica.heckman@bryanhealth.org

Kyle Barlow

Kyle Barlow, DHA
Vice President, Payer Contracting

Kyle Barlow leads the overall payer strategy for Bryan Health Connect, which includes establishing, negotiating and administering payer agreements.

Contact Kyle at 479-650-5141 or kyle.barlow@bryanhealth.org 

Colby Kruse

Colby Kruse, MS
Payer Relations Administrator

Colby leads all third party payer contract negotiations and all other contract related discussions with payers. He also provides consultation in all areas of payer and provider relations.

Contact Colby at 402-483-8890 or colby.kruse@bryanhealth.org

Wanda Kelley

Wanda Kelley, MSN, RN-BC
PHO Operations 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 wanda.kelley@bryanhealth.org

Tera Heidtbrink

Tera Heidtbrink, MSN, RN
Value-Based Care Operations Manager

Tera works with the Value Based Care operations team to oversee the development and implementation of strategies for Bryan Health Connect to develop and maintain a clinically integrated network of providers and manage the overall health of populations. She also coordinates the delivery of evidence-based care guidelines by working with BHC’s physician-led Clinical Guidelines/Quality Assurance Committee and ensures active promotion, measurement and enforcement of the guidelines. Tera is also responsible for assisting network clinics in managing the overall health of attributed populations and helping BHC and its partners achieve success in value-based contracts through improvement in quality and decrease of healthcare cost.

Contact Tera at 402-483-8894 or tera.heidtbrink@bryanhealth.org

Heidi Lauenstein

Heidi Lauenstein, BSN, RN
Population Health Quality Improvement Advisor

Heidi provides consultative services to BHC member clinics in managing the overall health of populations. She also works collaboratively with member clinics to improve quality and decrease costs through assessment of clinical performance, identification of gaps in best practice, and recommend improvement methods to transform patient care processes and improve quality outcomes.

Contact Heidi at 402-483-8895 or heidi.lauenstein@bryanhealth.org

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 or sharon.leners@bryanhealth.org

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 to learn more about the opportunities available to you at 402-483-8899 or kim.larson@bryanhealth.org

Julie Fletcher

Julie Fletcher
Member Relations & Support Specialist

Julie 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 Julie for information on BHC's managed care contracts or for membership at 402-483-8891 or julie.fletcher@bryanhealth.org

Angie McAndrew

Angi McAndrew
Credentialing Specialist

Angi's focus is enrolling provider members to obtain in-network status with select health plans offered at Bryan Health Connect. She also monitors credentialing policies and procedures.

Contact Angi at 402-483-8991 or angi.mcandrew@bryanhealth.org

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