Skip to Main Content

American Health Leadership Team

Paul Lavin • President and CEO

Paul LavinSince joining American Health in 2008, Paul has implemented and led a company strategy to emphasize providing flexible, quality medical management at market-leading prices. His focus centers on meeting directly with clients and creating customized programs to meet their needs. Paul’s leadership has positioned American Health at the forefront of the industry with continued growth and superior client satisfaction. Prior to joining American Health, Paul was most recently Managing Director at BearingPoint/KPMG Consulting. He holds both a BS in Economics and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Telephone 215-280-5986 • E-mail • vCard


Ron Gibb • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Ron GibbPrior to joining American Health in January 2010, Ron spent over 20 years with Wells Fargo in a variety of senior positions with assignments in New York, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Milwaukee. These positions included financial and strategic planning, operations, sales management and acquisition integration. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Manager of Business Banking and Commercial Real Estate. This role included developing credit and non-credit relationships with insurance brokers, medical practice groups, health care providers and self-insured private companies. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ron has responsibility for American Health's Operations and Business Support departments.

Telephone 614-933-7574 • E-mail • vCard


Roland Griggs, MD, MPH • Medical Director

Roland GriggsDr. Griggs has been American Health’s consulting Medical Director since 1993, bringing more than 23 years of medical management experience. In addition, he has operational experience for multiple provider-based businesses including a telemedicine supported, house-call practice and a rural integrated hospital system. Dr. Griggs has worked extensively with underserved populations such as the Navajo tribe, physically challenged children and homebound poor. Dr. Griggs is a licensed physician in 20 states. He received his BA from Dartmouth College and a Medical Degree and Master’s Degree in Hospital and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University. Dr. Griggs is certified in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and is American Board of Medical Specialties certified for Family Medicine.


Richard Surgner, CSM, CSPO, CSP • Senior Director

Rich has over 35 years’ experience delivering enterprise-wide solutions during his tenure at Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Nationwide Insurance and BearingPoint. He has a strong track record aligning business strategies with technology solutions to drive revenue, increase productivity and meet regulatory, security and risk compliance. Since joining American Health in 2009, Richard has been responsible for all information technology initiatives, partnering with Business Intelligence, Operations and Marketing to drive development and implementation of products and services that provide value to the business and our customer base. He holds a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University and earned a Certified Scrum Professional status from Scrum Alliance. 

Telephone 614-933-7666  • E-mail  •  vCard


Bill Wilkin • Chief Financial Officer

Bill WilkinPrior to joining the senior management team at American Health, Bill was Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer with BellPointe, Inc., where he oversaw finance, accounting and distribution activities. Bill's experience also includes 10 years at J.E. Hanger Company, Inc., a leading provider of prosthetics and orthotics, where he served as Controller and Vice President of Finance and Administration. As Chief Financial Officer for American Health, Bill is responsible for all financial and fiscal aspects of company operations and provides leadership in the company's administrative, business planning, accounting and budget efforts.

Telephone 614-933-7612 • E-mail • vCard


Dennis Bryant • Vice President, Business Support

Dennis BryantDennis has more than 20 years of experience in customer service, technology, consulting and management. He previously applied his expertise to the insurance, manufacturing, global consulting and eCommerce industries, working with internationally recognized companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Philips Electronics and Atos-Origin. He joined American Health as a consultant in 2002 and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company's industry-leading proprietary iSuite software system. Dennis accepted the position of Director, Application Development in 2005. As Vice President, Business Support, Dennis oversees American Health's business support, facility management, project management and implementation teams.

Telephone 614-933-7655 • E-mail • vCard


Carrie Jacobs • Vice President, Strategy and Marketing

Carrie JacobsPrior to joining American Health, Carrie was with Nationwide for 15 years, where she held roles focusing on strategy, program management, product development, mergers and acquisitions. She managed several large business transformation initiatives including post-acquisition integration. She holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business concentrating on strategy and finance. As Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, Carrie has responsibility for American Health's strategy development and execution, product development, distribution strategy, marketing, RFPs and market research.

Telephone 614-933-7622 • E-mail • vCard


Lynda Davis • Vice President

Lynda DavisLynda brings an excellent understanding of health care to her role as Vice President at American Health. She has 25 years of experience, most recently as a Vice President of MED-VALU, a national medical management company whose assets were acquired by American Health in January 2011. Her responsibilities at MED-VALU included complex program administration, program development, regulatory compliance and administrative consultation. Lynda’s background includes working as a physician assistant in plastic and reconstructive trauma and in the group health division of an insurance company, where she holds several insurance industry program designations. She is well versed in the marketing of managed care programs and products for commercial and public sectors, and developed a successful international air medical evacuation service.

Telephone 614-933-7670 • E-mail • vCard


Donna Todd, RN • Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Donna ToddDonna has more than 25 years of health care experience in both the acute care arena and managed care. Prior to joining American Health, Donna worked at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as Team Lead of Case Management/Social Work Services. While at American Health, Donna has served in a variety of positions, including Case Management Supervisor, Case Management Staff Development Coordinator and Interim Director, Disease and Wellness Management. In her current role as Senior Director, Clinical Operations, Donna is responsible for the leadership of case management and disease management and serves as the clinical expert within the senior management team. Her expertise is called upon to determine the strategic direction of our products as well as providing information to clients and potential clients.

Telephone 614-933-7919 • E-mail • vCard


Anne Klie • Director, Business Development

Anne KlieAnne has 25 years of experience in health care sales, marketing, implementation and product development. Before joining American Health, she was Director, Implementation for Nationwide Better Health where she was responsible for new business implementation for large, key clients. While at Nationwide, Anne served as Director, Product Development and as Director, Process Management where she had oversight of the team responsible for enrolling and servicing participants in Lifestyle and Disease Management programs. Anne held multiple roles at OhioHealth Group, including leading the company for one year as Interim Chief Executive Officer and previously as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In addition, she managed UnitedHealthcare’s provider contracting efforts at its Columbus, Ohio, offices. As Director, Business Development, Anne works closely with Sales and Marketing to achieve business growth objectives through the development of proposals and presentations for new and existing groups, establishing and cultivating relationships with key distribution partners and championing the research and development of industry-leading products that support our current and future customers.

Telephone 614-933-7990 • E-mail • vCard


Rob Dubois • Senior Director, Client Services

Rob DuboisRob has 19 years of experience in the health care industry, most recently as Director of Product Development for Lumenos, a leading consumer-directed health plan. His product efforts at Lumenos focused on engaging consumers more directly in their health care purchases. His diverse background includes direct clinical practice as a behavioral health/substance abuse therapist, call center management and implementation, and account management. Over the years, Rob has shown the ability to establish a level of trust with his clients by engaging them in a manner that proactively identifies their concerns and resolves issues in a timely manner. As Senior Director, Client Services, Rob leads the account executive team to ensure the voice of the customer is communicated throughout American Health’s operations.

Telephone 614-933-7577 • E-mail • vCard


Kari Ruthig • Director, Disease Management and Wellness

Kari RuthigKari has more than 19 years of experience in the health care industry, with a focus in health education and health promotion. Prior to joining American Health, she held a similar role at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she designed wellness and care management solutions individually tailored to meet groups’ needs. Kari has extensive experience planning and implementing worksite health promotion programs and is a certified Wellness Coach. As Director of Disease Management and Wellness, Kari assists American Health’s clients in achieving their cost containment goals by creating healthy workplaces and healthy employees through the promotion of health, wellness and the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.

Telephone 614-933-7618 • E-mail • vCard


Melissa Smith • Program Director, Strategy and Marketing

Melissa SmithPrior to joining American Health, Melissa was with Nationwide for 15 years, where she managed large complex programs such as the development and implementation of the Nationwide Internet Program, Communication Improvement Program and the integration and implementation of three acquired health care companies that later became Nationwide Better Health. As Program Director, Strategy and Marketing, Melissa works closely with IT and provides leadership and strategic oversight for American Health's implementation of new products and services and operational process improvements. Melissa holds a Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt and Scrum Master certification.

Telephone 614-933-7673 • E-mail • vCard


  • American Health understands the need for a client's overall health management strategy to expand beyond the deployment of UM, CM and DM services. This leadership-driven vision, which is echoed throughout their operations and marketing teams, allows American Health to align themselves with companies like CuraLinc Healthcare when opportunities exist to serve clients in an integrated, yet seamless, fashion.
    Sean Fogarty
    President and CEO

    CuraLinc Healthcare Chicago, IL
  • Our more than 20 years' experience in the industry has shown that now more than ever, companies must be client-focused and flexible to compete in today's market. I'm impressed by the way American Health Holding listens to individual client needs to develop customized solutions. Their client-driven, strong service attitude begins with their CEO and is seen throughout their company in everything they do.
    Brad Hiller
    Vice President of Sales

    Interactive Health Schaumburg, IL
  • I am always looking for cutting-edge medical management tools that provide my clients with solutions for everyday life problems. American Health Holding provides flexible solutions for the inflexible schedules of my clients.
    Stacey A. Dunbar
    Assistant Vice President, Sr. Sales Executive

    Huntington Insurance Toledo, OH
  • What I appreciate most about American Health Holding is the genuine commitment to providing the highest level of customer service. Starting with the CEO, concerns are heard, validated and acted upon swiftly to ensure that the client is satisfied.
    Kim Stroud
    Benefits Manager

    Manatee County Bradenton, FL