We're a company committed to changing healthcare. Everything we do is defined by our passion to improve lives through a fusion of outstanding patient experience, superior access to care, and dedication to quality.

Office Locations

 

Tulsa
Oklahoma

Corporate Headquarters

4500 S 129th E Ave, Suite 191
Tulsa, OK 74134
800.993.8244

Tulsa Location

Home to CareATC, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Tulsa is nestled in the Northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma, right in the heart of "Green Country." The rolling green hills and wooded terrain of the city lies at an elevation of 700 feet above sea level and offers a temperate climate. Tulsans enjoy 227 days of sunshine a year and an average daily temperature of 61 degrees.

Tulsa, one of "America's Most Livable Communities," is known as the Mecca for arts in Oklahoma. Art deco masterpieces are prevalent in many of our downtown buildings and churches. Spectacular works of art dot the trails of our beautiful River Parks. From the Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Opera, to Broadway plays and musicals at the Performing Arts Center, to the Philbrook and the largest collection of Western American art at the Gilcrease, Tulsa's rich cultural legacy greatly enhances our citizen's quality of life.

 

Palm Harbor
Florida

Eastern Division

34650 US Highway 19 N, Suite 102
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
800.993.8244

Palm Harbor Location

Home to CareATC, Inc. Eastern Division, the community of Palm Harbor is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, about midway down the Florida penninsula.

Unlike most of coastal Florida, the terrain rises gently from the Gulf of Mexico to an average elevation of 25 feet, with some land as high as 80 feet above sea level. Residents can enjoy all the advantages of a major metropolis while living in an attractive suburban setting.

Palm Harbor's economy has firm roots in retail business, the service industries, financial institutions, and the building trades. For companies or businesses where travel is a necessity, the community is convenient to the interstate highway system, and just thirty minutes from both an international airport and a major deep-water port.

 

Kennesaw
Georgia

Southeast Division

1301 Shiloh Road, Suite 130
Kennesaw, GA 30144
800.993.8244

Atlanta Location

Home to CareATC, Inc. Southeast Division, Kennesaw is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta is the sprawling capital of Georgia, and surpising to many, the 8th largest city in the country.

Situated in the Northwest part of the state at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Chattahoochee River, Atlanta played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city's past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Downtown, 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium.

Today, Atlanta is the major commercial and transportation hub of the southeast United States, and its international airport is one of the busiest in the world. The city's economy is led by the service, communications, retail trade, manufacturing, finance, and insurance industries. The convention business is also important, and Atlanta is home to many major corporations, including Coca-Cola, which was founded there in 1892.

Our mission is simple: Partner with employers to take control of rising healthcare costs by improving the health of their workforce. Our vision is to create the most sustainable solution to rising healthcare costs by promoting health, preventing disease, and providing a shorter path to care.

Our Leadership Team

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Philip Kurtz

Chief Executive Officer

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Philip Kurtz

Chief Executive Officer


Philip joined CareATC in 2013 as Chief Executive Officer after having founded and served as the CEO of Benefit Informatics, a healthcare data analytics company with more than 7,000 employers and 5 million members on the platform. In 2010, he sold the company to BenefitFocus and he continued to serve the company as President for 3 more years.

Prior to Benefit Informatics, Philip founded CIS Technology a company that developed software for hospital claims processing and revenue cycle management, where he served as President and CEO from 1985 to 2000. After taking the company public on NASDAQ the company merged with National Data Corporation and is now part of Mckesson Corporation.

From 1975 to 1985, Philip practiced public accounting as a CPA with an emphasis on developing business software in oil and gas taxation, construction and the medical industry.

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Ann Stoeppelwerth

Chief Operating Officer

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Ann Stoeppelwerth

Chief Operating Officer


Ann joined CareATC in January 2015 as the Director of Development and Provider Contracting after serving as the Oklahoma Executive Director for Aetna, a national insurance carrier with over 80,000 members in the State of Oklahoma. Prior to the acquisition by Aetna/Coventry, Ann launched the Oklahoma Health Plan for Coventry Healthcare and organically achieved membership growth of over 25,000 commercial members and revenue in excess of $70,000,000. In addition, Ann strategically led the health exchange strategies and product development.

Previously, Ann served as the Chief Contracting Officer for Springer Clinic, a multi-specialty physician owned organization, where she lead the managed care contracting, operations, and quality teams. Under Ann’s leadership, contract negotiations yielded revenue increases by $6,000,000. In addition, Ann was a member of the acquisition team, where she led the managed care contract performance evaluation process. From 1993 to 2002, Ann served several different roles at Pacificare, most significant as the Director of Sales and Account Management. Pacificare grew rapidly during the nineties and exceed over 100,000 members in the Oklahoma market.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.

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Paul Keeling

Chief Business Dev. Officer

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Paul Keeling

Chief Business Dev. Officer


Since 2004, Paul Keeling has promoted CareATC’s name and mission to business communities across the nation. He also works to develop and maintain relationships with existing customers, as well as secure new business.

After earning a bachelor’s of science degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Keeling worked for Aetna and The Hartford, where he specialized in high risk workers’ compensation in the Dallas market. Returning to Tulsa several years later, he served as Risk Manager for the Maxwell Company, where he was instrumental in self-funding its health and workers’ compensation plans, positioning it for substantial growth in a highly competitive market. Later, Keeling served as Branch and Area Manager for Maxwell/StaffMark. He then helped launch MyStaf in Tulsa, serving as General Manager/Partner before joining CareATC in 2004.

Keeling is affiliated with First United Methodist Church, Boys Scouts of America and Troop 1 Tulsa. Keeling formerly served as a Board member of TARC, an organization committed to a high quality of life for Oklahomas with developmental disabilities; Vice Chair of Programs for the Eagle District of the Indian Nations Council; Committee Chairman for Troop 1 Tulsa; and Monte Casino Sports Council. Keeling and his wife, Kathy, have three boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, and all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing, high adventure treks with Troop 1, and golf.

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Jay Jackson, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Jay Jackson, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Jay joined CareATC in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer after having served as the CFO of Benefit Informatics, a healthcare data analytics company with more than 7,000 employers and 5 million members on the platform. In 2010 Benefit Informatics was sold to Benefitfocus, and Jay relocated to the Benefitfocus corporate headquarters as the Director of Finance. At Benefitfocus, he was primarily responsible for planning and forecasting, and he worked closely with the senior leadership team to take the company public.

Prior to Benefit Informatics, Jay was with Century Healthcare Corporation. At Century he served as Director of Accounting, significantly improving the timeliness and accuracy of the corporate and consolidated accounting functions. He was subsequently promoted to Chief Financial Officer and played a key role as a senior member of the management team.

Jay began his career as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick, having in-charge responsibilities for clients in several industries including healthcare, oil and gas, insurance, banking and others.

Jackson earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Kimberly Hutton, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Kimberly Hutton, MD

Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Kimberly Hutton has served as the Medical Director for CareATC since 2010. As a strong supporter of the employer-sponsored clinic model, Dr. Hutton continues to provide exceptional medical care at CareATC Clinics in the Tulsa area.

Prior to joining CareATC, Dr. Hutton worked for Utica Park Clinics in Tulsa for 10 years while continuing part-time emergency work. Serving on the Utica Park Medical Executive Committee for four years, she worked closely with physicians and administrators throughout the region.

Her professional interests include treating chronic disease to goal, as well as reducing the health risks of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. In addition, she enjoys treating women’s health issues, mental illness, and pediatric and adolescent health concerns.

Dr. Hutton earned her medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1996 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Kansas in Lawrence 1991. In 1999, she completed her residency in family medicine at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where she served as Chief Resident, and was named “Resident of the Year.” From there, she moved to Oklahoma and practiced both emergency medicine and family practice in Tahlequah, Pryor and Muskogee. Dr. Hutton is board-certified in family practice.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children. Her other interests include traveling, physical fitness, snow skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

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Rusty Wyrick

VP, Information Technology

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Rusty Wyrick

VP, Information Technology


Rusty joined CareATC in November 2015 as the Vice President of Information Technology after serving as the Engineering Product Owner for the Benefit Analytics platform at Benefitfocus.  Rusty was responsible for the design and architecture of the SaaS platform which handled millions of members and has in excess of 1 billion claims.

Prior to the Benefitfocus acquisition of Benefit Informatics, Rusty served as the Sr. Manager of Software Engineering overseeing the development of both SaaS platforms as well as the IT infrastructure and back-office systems. 

Rusty has extensive experience designing and building data warehouses with an emphasis on the role big data can play in healthcare.  Rusty’s background has included a heavy emphasis on software engineering in energy, telecom and healthcare utilizing both .NET and Java frameworks.

With a strong focus on dev ops, Rusty has played a key role in the integration of agile development methodologies in several of his previous roles using both Scrum and Kanban.  First and foremost Rusty is passionate about the role technology and data analytics play in delivering care to patients. 

Rusty holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University as well as his GBA certification.  Rusty, his wife and 3 children reside in Tulsa.

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Jackie Hope, RN, BSHA

Director of Quality

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Jackie Hope, RN, BSHA

Director of Quality


Jackie serves as our Quality, Compliance, & Privacy Officer for the organization. She joined our team in July 2012. She has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years and has worked in the quality and regulatory arena for most of her nursing career. She oversees all quality, regulatory and compliance initiatives. Areas of responsibility include credentialing, risk management, infection control, HIPAA, clinical education & training, employee health, care management and PHA team and production.

She is also a surveyor for (AAAHC) Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Her 19 years of surveying organizations throughout the United States are indicative of her commitment and dedication to ensuring the delivery of quality services.

Jackie is married to her husband of 31 years and has two grown children and one grandson.

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Wendy White

Director of Client and Clinical Services

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Wendy White

Director of Client and Clinical Services


Wendy has been with the organization since 2004 in a variety of roles, always focused on client relations. Her extensive background of connecting the medical community with public entities and private enterprise through workers compensation, health insurance administration & human resources gives her a unique perspective in the field of healthcare management. She develops and maintains strong client relationships that last many years. She brings her mentor-style of management to her team members and always views problem solving as an opportunity for growth.

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Sonja Sterling

Director of Client and Clinical Services

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Sonja Sterling

Director of Client and Clinical Services


Sonja’s years of experience in analyzing the design of employer health benefits and cost controls, from both the insurance carrier and employer perspectives are what naturally brought her to CareATC in 2014.

Prior to coming to CareATC Sonja lead the benefits team for Williams Companies, a self-funded Fortune 500, company analyzing health care costs and implementing wellness programs in an effort to deliver industry competitive employee benefits while trying to contain costs for the organization.

Working on both sides of group health care has given Sonja a unique perspective on what each partner is working to achieve, and how onsite or near site medical clinics can significantly impact the delivery of competitive benefits to employees while reducing the employer’s health care costs.

Sonja considers teamwork to be paramount in the relationship between CareATC and our clients. She and her clients create a relationship forged in cooperation toward a common goal, open communication, respect for each other, and meaningful work. These foundations create lasting partnerships that offers superior healthcare to employees and their families.

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Ann Irby

Director of Client and Clinical Services

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Ann Irby

Director of Client and Clinical Services


A native Tulsan, Ann Goforth graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Marketing before beginning her professional career. Working in a broad range of industries from banking, staffing, financial planning, and now healthcare, Ann is well versed in business development, marketing, public relations, management, training, strategic planning, and organizational development.

Ann’s strong belief in prevention and wellness drove her to be a top producer at CareATC since she joined the team in 2010, bringing on some of CareATC’s largest clients nationwide. Her commitment to quality is evident in her devotion to her clients. She remains focused on refining and perfecting the CareATC processes to ensure her clients are not only completely satisfied, but saving a tremendous amount of money while creating a healthier workforce.

Ann loves spending time with her three grown children and multitude of friends. She loves Jazzercise, walking her Australian Shepard, and traveling.

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Jeremy Cavness

Director of Marketing

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Jeremy Cavness

Director of Marketing


Jeremy joined CareATC in 2014 as Director of Marketing and is responsible for all branding, inbound lead generation, and communication strategies. His unique “hands-on” approach to strategy and idea development is helping to position CareATC as a National leader in Employer-Funded Healthcare.

Jeremy’s professional background includes successful roles in Healthcare Marketing, Shopper Marketing, and Business Development, and his entrepreneurial success assists heavily in product development and process refinement. He graduated with an Art Degree from John Brown University in 2007 and in 2010 was selected as a Top Young Professional in Northwest Arkansas.

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Keith Gucwa

Director of Facilities

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Keith Gucwa

Director of Facilities


Keith joined CareATC in 2011 and serves as the Director of Facilities.

Keith’s background includes 24 years working in purchasing/material management positions among various industries. He has managed purchasing budgets in the tens of millions of dollars and has purchased goods both domestically and internationally. His many years of experience in this arena have proven to be an asset in his current role as Director of Purchasing & Facilities.

In addition to his purchasing background, Keith has spent the 12 years prior to coming onboard as General Contractor. In this capacity, he has built single and multi- family housing along with a number of commercial buildings.

This unique skill set enables the CareATC team to design, build and setup our clinics in the most timely and cost-effective manner.

Keith enjoys spending his free time building fine furniture, home renovation projects, and playing his guitar.

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Melissa Mata

Director of HR

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Melissa Mata

Director of HR


Melissa joined CareATC in February 2014 and brought with her over 15 years Human Resources experience with the last 5 years being a concentrated focus on corporate employee health benefit plans. Melissa has performed a variety of roles in Human Resources for Fortune 500 corporations in the Tulsa area which include Williams Companies, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, and Samson Resources.

Melissa has a strong knowledge and experience in recruitment, employee relations, workforce planning, leadership and employee development, and health and group benefits.

Melissa’s role has always been to ensure the Human Resources department goals and practices remain in alignment with business goals and objectives. She has been instrumental in ensuring the Human Resources team remains a strategic business partner. As a result of this partnership, Melissa was able to assist two enterprises through major organizational and health benefit changes. Melissa’s passion is to promote excellent employee benefits while reducing the organization’s costs.

Melissa has a BS in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Melissa is a member of local and national Society in Human Resources Management and has served as committee board member for Tulsa Employee Benefits Group TEBG.

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Vickie Rice

Director of Analytics

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Vickie Rice

Director of Analytics


Vickie Rice is a 15-year veteran of the benefits business and an expert in healthcare claims, coding, reporting and analytics. Rice spent a decade in key administrative roles at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and then served as Product Manager for Data and Analytics at Benefitfocus, helping to create and commercialize innovative data tools to help both benefits administrators and consumers make fact-based decisions about their healthcare benefits.

In her current role as Director of Analytics for CareATC, Rice is using her years of claim and data analytics experience to help develop industry-leading reporting for our clients as well as support our clinical staff and the patients they care for with analytic tools that allow our doctors to make well-informed decisions about the best treatment options.

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The Beginning


During the earlier part of his career as a third-party administrator, Ron Woods specialized in designing medical plans for self-insured employers.

Along the way, something interesting happened. The more Ron learned about the failing nature of the US healthcare landscape, the deeper his desire became to transform it. As a result, Woods formed CareATC with one mission: To help employers save money on healthcare by improving the health of their employees.

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Initially launched as a pilot program, CareATC focused solely on improving workforce health. Ron knew, however, that if done properly, companies would experience significant cost savings as a result. The CareATC pilot achieved resounding success and in 2000, was spun out of Healthcare Solutions Group, a third party administrator with more than 35 years of experience in reducing healthcare costs.

Today, CareATC serves over 100 employers in 22 states and provides customizable healthcare services such as On-site & Shared-Site Primary Care Clinics, Biometric Personal Health Assessments, Chronic Disease Management, Wellness Programming, Health Data Analytics, Telemedicine, Pharmacy Dispensing, Direct Contracting, and more.

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Our Values

I will bind myself intellectually and emotionally to a course of action.
I will not just try, but rather commit to doing.

I will take responsibility for results.
I will be powerful and not become a martyr.

I will have due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others.
I will avoid rudeness, gossip, or humor at someone else's expense.

I will recognize and respect emotions that are being experienced by another.
I will exhibit empathy in all patient and customer experiences.

I will anticipate the needs of my patients and clients.
I will be proactive rather than reactive.

I will always place trust in my fellow associates, customers, and patients.
I will be trustworthy for my word is my bond.

I will celebrate and acknowledge accomplishments with my associates.
I will foster a culture of fun and recognition for all.

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Whether a healthcare provider, a clinic professional, or a member of our fast-paced corporate support team, at CareATC you'll be busy doing stuff that really matters.

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