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Paul Russell, M.B.A

Paul O. Russell, Jr., M.B.A., is the Senior Program Management Advisor and President of Health and Performance Resources. He is also responsible for the management of the firm. Mr. Russell has been an innovative developer of consumer service delivery strategy, operational models and analytic processes in healthcare for more than twenty-five years. He has been instrumental in developing healthcare service delivery models supported by affordable informatics resources. He has worked extensively with public sector as well as regional and national private sector client organizations. Mr. Russell was a member of senior management with an international consumer services organization prior to undertaking his work in healthcare services. His educational credentials include a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Haas Graduate School of Business at the University of California.


Richard Thomas, Ph.D.

Richard K. Thomas, Ph.D., is the Senior Health Services Advisor and Vice President of Health and Performance Resources. Dr. Thomas is the lead health services research professional on the HPR team. He has been active in the development of innovations in health planning, health services research and consumer engagement in both the public and private healthcare sectors. Dr. Thomas has provided consultation to dozens of healthcare Clients, including some the nation’s largest healthcare systems and health plans. He has served on the faculty of several universities and his numerous publications currently include 20 books on healthcare topics. His educational credentials include: a B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Vanderbilt University.


Michael Calhoun

Michael A. Calhoun is the Senior Communications Advisor with Health and Performance Resources. For more than 20 years, he developed and implemented healthcare marketing, public relations, communication, and education programs focusing on consumer behavior. He has been a pioneer in the development of hospital-based marketing capabilities. Mr. Calhoun has been particularly successful in translating broad marketing strategies into targeted promotional campaigns. He co-authored one of the leading books on marketing for health professionals. Mr. Calhoun completed a B.S. in Sociology at the University of Tennessee.


Marvin Cobern

Marvin C. Cobern is an experienced solution-focused strategic planning and healthcare development professional with an in-depth understanding of healthcare, behavioral health, social service programs and employer healthcare programs. Mr. Cobern has a proven track record of researching and analyzing customer needs then crafting solutions that address those needs and preferences to deliver results. He has considerable experience working with healthcare and Social Determinants of Health data sets to the address the challenges faced by providers, health plans, employers and State and Federal regulators. Mr. Cobern has a B.A. from the University of Alabama.


David Deaderick, M.B.A.

David Deaderick is the Senior Health Benefits Advisor at Health and Performance Resources and provides 35 years of hands-on employee benefits experience for Client organizations. Mr. Deadrick’s experience includes consultation with employers for the development of affordable and appropriate group health coverage strategies. He has guided employers through fully insured and self-funded programs with a wide variety of funding strategies. Mr. Deaderick has advised Clients on matters relating to both private and public exchanges as well as defined contribution plans and other benefit plans with specific compliance requirements. He has been active with the implementation of benefit strategies to improve the health and wellness of employees and improve the quality of care at a reduced cost of delivery. Mr. Deaderick earned a BA from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis.


Reece Dike

Reece Dike is the Senior Information Management Advisor with Health and Performance Resources. Mr. Dike’s professional development has occurred in parallel with the evolution of information technology. Beginning with machine language and early software languages, he has progressed with information management and Internet-based technology to contemporary development environments and database management processes. Mr. Dike has developed innovative software applications to support commercial products across a variety of platforms. He also has extensive expertise in processing, analyzing and managing the large data sets required to support HPR Analytics. Prior to beginning his professional career in information technology, Mr. Dike attended Vanderbilt University.