Your Partners for Good

You’re dedicated to doing good in the world. We’ll help you be great. Whether it be early identification and treatment of chronic health issues, population health analytics and care alerts, or building Integrated Systems of Care (ISOCs) like ONEcare networks, we can provide the strategic, tactical, and technology services you need to improve the health of your patients. Our team builds, advises, and manages accountable care organizations and population health programs for some of the largest payors, providers, and health systems in the United States, designing and implementing effective structures, processes, tools, and capabilities that are transforming how population health is delivered.

Our History

Blaze Advisors was formed in 2016 to offer a suite of talent and tools to help healthcare partners optimize their pay for performance programs. We took a pragmatic innovation approach to identifying realistic and impactful solutions for our customers. Services often included assembling and analyzing disparate population health data, implementing and automating care management programs, and designing and deploying communal disease/risk screening tools.

In 2017, Blaze Advisors was asked to build and manage integrated care networks as a core project, now known as ONEcare, that coordinated the historically siloed medical and behavioral health communities. Using straightforward communication protocols and tools, ONEcare networks sought early identification of disease, timely access to care, and robust treatment activation and patient engagement.

By 2022, we realized we had outgrown our name, so we changed it to Alera Health. Alera – which is Latin for “eagle” – suggests agility, grace, power, and strength. We believe it reflects how our multifunctional advisory and management team works with hospitals, emergency rooms, primary care, behavioral health, and post-acute care providers across the nation. We are proud to help our partners design and accelerate care innovation that helps save lives, one population at a time. 

Our Leadership

We are a group of cross-trained experts with extensive, professional experience creating high-performance networks for behavioral health, postacute care, and community-based organizations. Our team is clinically and operationally integrated across the healthcare continuum, including an array of traditional medical providers and specialty sector providers. This real-life experience based on successes and lessons learned in the management of at-risk payment programs and the pursuit of effective results give us the insights we need to help our partners improve patient care by creating uncommonly good collaborations.

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Mike Rhoades,

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Kathy Smith,

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Deborah Aldridge,

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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Jill Lineberger,

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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Jose Gerardo Castillo,

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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Colleen Russell,

VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Seth Terndrup,

VICE PRESIDENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

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Paul Uncanin

VICE PRESIDENT OF PAYOR CONTRACTING

Drew Shuping,

VICE PRESIDENT OF ANALYTICS

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Kye Gardner,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

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Patrice Clayton,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

Mikia Dewberry,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

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Lizzy Reklau,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

Nermin Isic,

DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

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Jennifer Wade,

DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

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Mary Ann Crowder,

Program Analyst