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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. His focus is on collaborating with physicians, advanced care practitioners, payers and large self-funded employers.

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

Sharon Leners

Sharon Leners, BSN, RN
Quality Improvement Advisor

Sharon works with the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative grant to provide guidance, support, education and evaluation to clinical practices as they develop the skills and tools needed to improve care delivery and transition to alternative payment models.

Contact Sharon to learn more about the opportunities available to you.


Kim Larson

Kim Larson, BBA
Member Services Coordinator

Kim's focus is building relationships with our members and their staff to support physician, hospital and provider independence.

Contact Kim for information on 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.


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 to learn more about Bryan Health Connect membership opportunities.



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