MEET THE TEAM

Kerry Cogan

Chief Executive Officer

Kerry Cogan is the Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Provider Alliance (CHPA), a non-profit statewide integrated network of federally-qualified community health centers (FQHCs) focused on providing Triple Aim-based accountable care to their patients. Kerry earned a bachelor of arts and sciences from Merrimack College in Massachusetts in psychology and sociology. Kerry spent over seven years with Physician Health Partners in Denver initially as the manager of contracting, provider relations, and project management, where she was responsible for commercial and Medicare Advantage risk contracting for multiple IPAs, including professional and global capitation, and physician, specialty, ancillary network development. Kerry later served as the director of care management, where she was responsible for the clinical operations of the management services organization (MSO), including building a 65+ person department providing outpatient, inpatient, triage/census, and prior authorization/referral services to manage over 90,000 patient lives in metro-Denver. Kerry also helped develop the care management and clinical operations for Colorado Community Health Association (CCHA), a regional care collaborative organization (RCCO) for Medicaid’s accountable care collaborative (ACC) program.

S. Joseph Berry, PHR

Operations Manager

S. Joseph Berry, PHR is joining CHPA as our new Operations Manager. Joseph comes to CHPA with an extensive background in Human Resources (Professional in Human Resources certified) and Operations experience. Most recently he was the HR Programs and Systems Administrator as well as the Privacy Officer for Physician Health Partners. While at PHP, he also spent time working within Provider Relations and Project Management. He has been involved in the healthcare world for 14 years and is very familiar with ACOs. Joseph’s Business Management degree set him up for success in previous companies including Charles Schwab & CO. and Applera Corporation (a biotech company). Joseph’s achievements include process improvement through his role as subject matter expert with Lean Process Improvement and work standardization and building corporate culture employing his certification in DiSC (communication/behavioral assessment tool).

Joseph enjoys beautiful Colorado, skiing and attending Denver Center for the Performing Arts events.  He is also a lifelong fan of Drum Corp International and Winter Guard International.

Rosario Morales

Quality Program Manager

Rosario Morales is the Quality Program Manager at Community Health Provider Alliance (CHPA). Rosario joined CHPA in November 2018. Her primary responsibility is to provide training and technical assistance to support Colorado’s CHCs related to practice transformation and process improvement. She’ll be using clinical and claims data to direct quality improvement projects for our various ACO programs. Rosario has extensive experience with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). She spent 17 years with Salud Family Health Centers, serving in multiple functions throughout the years, but working as their Billing Manager during the last 7 years. Rosario oversaw the billing, coding and credentialing departments and provided guidance and expertise to providers, managers and staff across all clinics and departments of the organization. In her free time, Rosario enjoys crocheting, camping, and road trips.

Brandi Nottingham, RN

Director, Clinical Operations

Brandi has been an RN for over 23 years, with 15 years experience in implementing Clinically Integrated Networks, Accountable Care Organizations and value-based care initiatives for commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid contracts.  In addition she has lead teams supporting fully-capitated medical management and developed care coordination, utilization management, disease management and practice transformation programs. She previously served as a US Air Force RN and held management positions with Aetna and Physician Health Partners. In her most recent role, Brandi worked as the Director of Quality at HealthONE Colorado Care Partners (CCP) overseeing 4 commercial value-based contracts and 4 Medicare Advantage Programs. She collaborated with physician leadership to develop strong practice improvement toolkits and care coordination programs improving patient quality outcomes with data-driven quality improvement activities. At CCP, Brandi oversaw the successful support of 85 primary care practices with greater than 125K attributed lives resulting in annual contract performance of more than $2.5 million in shared savings.

Brandi has lived in Colorado since 1988 and enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors including skiing and golf.  However, she spends most of her free time with family, including her husband, their four children and one grandchild.

Gary Secino, MS, MBA, CPC, CRC

Risk Adjustment Coding Manager

Gary Secino is the Risk Adjustment Coding Manager at Community Health Provider Alliance (CHPA). Gary joined CHPA in June 2020 and is responsible for identifying opportunities to improve provider documentation and creating a customized risk adjustment and coding education plan tailored to each Community Health Center. In this role, he integrates with the on-site staff to review medical records and arrange educational sessions with the clinicians aimed at quality of care and documentation improvements.

Gary has extensive experience with risk adjustment. He has spent the past 20 years in the healthcare industry in various roles. He was the Outreach Director for HealthONE overseeing a five-state program with more than 110 healthcare specialists.

With Centura Health, Gary ran the Provider Relations Department for Littleton Adventist Hospital which included credentialing and contracting. He focused on implementing strategy and initiatives for practice operations and growth and was also responsible for leadership of several Practice Administrators.

Most recently, Gary worked at Physician Health Partners as a Risk Adjustment Educator and Manager and provided leadership and management of coding, auditing, and education functions in theirpractices.  He was responsible for hiring, training and developing staff, implementing policies and procedures, establishing goals, objectives, and all of the benchmarks for the department.  Gary was also responsible for chart audits, encounter forms, reimbursement analysis and coding education for providers, billing office and clinics.

In his free time, Gary enjoys hiking, walking his dogs, and yoga.

Valentina Gallegos

Clinical Navigation Specialist

Valentina is the Clinical Navigation Specialist at Community Health Provider Alliance. She received her BA in Communications from the University of Colorado Denver in 2010 and has worked in healthcare since. She spent the next nine years supporting medical practices at Kaiser Permanente as a claims specialist (including the challenging transition to ICD-10.) She then transitioned to support the ACO/CIN HealthOne Colorado Care Partners as a Care Navigator, where she became a subject expert on HEDIS measures and was able to build strong professional relationships with 40 Primary Care practices as well as the Payers. In her most recent role at CCP she was the Risk Adjustment and Quality Specialist for the United MA contract; focused on improving their Star quality rating and more accurate risk-adjustment coding. She accomplished moving the Star rating from a 3 to 4 in six months’ time and assisted in the creation of the coding-audit process, presentation, and follow-up procedures for the entire ACO. Valentina is slated to attain her CPC certification April 2021 and then start her certified risk coding certification. She has a strong passion for risk adjustment and loves the “ah-ha” moments that educating practices brings forth!

When not at work, family is everything to Valentina! She spends her spare time creating everlasting memories with her husband and 4 children! They love horse back riding, taking in the country air, and hiking up our beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Natasha Snyder

Clinical Navigation Specialist

Natasha Snyder is excited to join CHPA as Healthcare Economics Data and Reporting Analyst as a remote team member. Her plans are focused on optimization of current reporting tools and growth towards a data-centered future that collects and analyzes trends as they occur to find the place where patient care and savings overlap in real time, allowing the best possible outcomes for patient and program.

Natasha hails from Bristol, Tennessee, and attended East Tennessee State University for her B.A. and M.A. where she was a McNair Scholar, recipient of the Unsung Hero Award, President of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Charter member of the university’s chapter of Tau Sigma, and bass player for Dr. Richard Blaustein’s ETSU Old Time Pride Band and Jazz Combo, in addition to having multiple publications and conference presentations. After further training in informatics and data analytics she received her certifications in T-SQL and Advanced SQL, in addition to courses in HTML and Writing for the Web.

In 2016, she returned to her Alma Mater to work at ETSU Health where her work in Population Health and Data Analysis included mapping the organization’s first automated upload to a major payer for Medicare Advantage patients and setting up a “Quality Improvement Quicklook” program to roll out care and coding updates.  She also built a database to create automated send care gap reports for daily appointments by clinic and provider as well as other innovations.

In 2018 Natasha moved to Ballad Healthcare, an integrated healthcare delivery system.  Her role grew from providing automated reports in SSRS and ad hoc reports to providers and site managers to become the de facto Allscripts EHR data specialist on the Clinical Informatics team. During her tenure, Ballad undertook to create a single technology platform by changing the entire company over to Epic EHR to provide full interoperability and collaboration between clinics, hospitals, and providers.

Natasha loves travel, dogs, and music, and strives to combine them as often as possible.