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Lisa G. Hannusch | CEO

Lisa knew her calling early on and had a single focus to dedicate her career to health care. While working her way through college in various clinical roles including EMT, pharmacy and physical therapy services, she was driven to find a path to improving the health care economic delivery system. She has spent the last 25 years serving the industry in various capacities, from health care reformer to managed care entrepreneur, with a special passion for developing technology solutions that drive health care efficiency and quality. Lisa’s health care dedication created an environment for her to direct large scale insurance medical operations and the strategy behind a billion dollar corporation’s entry into workers’ compensation. She utilized her extensive experience while building her own managed care companies where she helped clients achieve a competitive edge through better operations. Ultimately, Lisa’s vast knowledge of the industry and her passion for leadership led her to join UniMed Direct in 2005 where she currently serves as CEO.

Karen Atkins | COO

Karen has spent her career managing large multi-state operations using her extensive knowledge of strategic planning, business policies, systems implementation and marketing. She has exceptional expertise in improving processes through a Six Sigma style approach and a broad knowledge of technology in operational settings. Prior to joining the UniMed Direct executive team, Karen managed national multi-million dollar workers’ comp operations in bill review, peer review, utilization review and PPO networks for Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for finding solutions to rising health care costs and her focus on service delivery has brought her numerous accolades from clients, including circle of excellence awards. Karen’s passion for operations and in-depth knowledge of integrating medical cost containment services and technology ensures client satisfaction and impeccable customer service. Karen is based in Dallas and oversees our national managed care operations.

Stacey Jefferson | VP, Client Solutions

Stacey has spent her career in the information technology field where she has managed multi-million dollar IT departments and project budgets. With an extensive background in improving business processes through application development initiatives, Stacey has overseen the implementation of leading-edge technologies to support workers’ compensation and other insurance processes. Having worked at a large insurance company and a state regulatory agency, Stacey has developed expertise in designing, implementing, supporting and securing complex IT networks and development architectures and applications. Stacey’s enthusiasm for implementing IT solutions that improve business communications and processes led her to UniMed Direct, where her skills and devotion to continuous improvement are valued and encouraged. Stacey is based in Austin and oversees all information technology operations for UniMed Direct.

Lisa Robinson | Director of Quality and Medical Technology

Ensuring the quality of all information in the ReviewStat system is Lisa’s responsibility and challenge. From clinical codes, to medical rules, and more, Lisa works tirelessly to guarantee these hundreds of data points are accurate, up-to-date, and aligned with evidence-based guidelines. Her mandate is to offer tools and resources that are valid and valuable to both healthcare providers and clients.

Lisa works to promote patient wellbeing. She creates and facilitates the treatment network, which extends from the treating physician through the insurance company to the treatment provider. Lisa is also the company’s Privacy Officer. In this capacity, she protects clients and patients from breaches of information security.

Trained as a Registered Nurse, Lisa became certified in Health Care Quality Management with the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Her postgraduate courses inspired her to become part of the future vision and pathway for healthcare solutions in America. Her goal is to promote online education as a tool to benefit patients and physicians.

Todd Davis | Vice President of IT

Todd Davis, Vice President of IT – ReviewStat Services for UniMed Direct, is responsible for the continued development the industry-leading ReviewStat system. Leading a team of like-minded professionals, Todd works to review and improve ReviewStat’s full-featured and robust system to make it even more efficient and easy to use. Todd’s focus is squarely on developing and maintaining a stable, scalable, and customizable product for end users.

Todd’s career has spanned the evolution of computing, helping organizations move from paper-based functions to digitized environments; building systems and programs focused on integration and user-experience; and helping organizations achieve efficiencies through process improvements and application virtualization.