Meet the team.
The team is composed of medical management and business process experts with strong technology skills. They have experience in managing medical service companies and achieving excellent clinical and financial outcomes. The team also has a track record of providing medical case management and utilization management services to self-insured employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators.
CEO and co-founder
Dennis Picha is currently the CEO of Veritycare Management, a Medical Risk Management company. He has over 20 years of healthcare experience helping employers manage their healthcare costs. Dennis has created three healthcare startups and was a partner and VP of Finance and Acquisitions forAccelerated Rehabilitation which sold for $300M in 2012. He is an entrepreneur ,an executive coach, and a senior business executive adept at helping companies realize enhanced shareholder value. Dennis holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Houston.
COO and co-founder
Kenneth Meeker is the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Veritycare Management. He began his career with Lucent as a Senior Manager, responsible for managing the implementation of processes, support systems and delivery of support system training to a worldwide customer technical support organization of 4500+associates in 65 countries. He holds an MBA in Operations Management fromBenedictine University.
Chief of Staff
Steven Griswold, ARM is president of Griswold & Griswold Insurance Agency, Inc. (GxG) a second-generation retail insurance brokerage. With over 20 years of experience in the group benefits industry and 13 years’ experience brokering property and casualty insurance, Steven brings a rare cross-disciplinary skillset to the Veritycare team. Steven's roles have spanned the gamut of group benefits design, implementation, marketing, and intensive collaboration with industry partners including other benefits brokers. Steven and his firm have long been hailed as industry trendsetters by readily adopting new technology and bleeding edge leadership practices. GxG was also the first retail brokerage to obtain the coveted B-Corporation designation and is a3-time "Best for the World" honoree.
Executive Vice President
Donna Besch is currently the President and CEO of Medical Case Management Group. Her practice spans over 30 years supporting employers in Group Health and Workers Compensation Services. She is a Registered Nurse, certified in 22 States. A Certified Nurse Case Manager and Life Care Planner. She is an expert in medical management and specializes in catastrophic care.
Executive Vice President
Quentin Besch started his business experience with his education at the School of Management at Boston University. After acquiring his degree inBusiness Administration/Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NewJersey. He has been an educator for over 10 years, Vice President of CorporatePlanning for Liberty Laboratories in New Jersey, Senior Marketing Director of Galin Transportation in New Jersey, Financial Coordinator of Flynn Foundations ,in Raymond, Maine, and presently is the Executive Vice President/CFO of MedicalCase Management Group.
Dr. Charles D. Mooney
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Charles Mooney is a board certified Occupational Physician. He holds a Master of Public Health from theMedical College of Wisconsin and a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University,School of Medicine. He is currently the Medical Director of OccupationalMedicine in the Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinic System. He is also theMedical Director and Advisor for Veritycare Management.
Dan Canobbio. After a full scholarship toUCLA in Economics, Mr. Canobbio founded, raised funds for and launched 6companies with several exits, conceiving and writing 100+ patents, and over 60international trips in the consumer packaged goods space. His experience includes licensed product management with large partners such as Universal,Scholastic, Fisher Price, Walmart, and Oppenheimer. He has currently spent the last 3 years as a freelance advisor, co-running AEROE, managing a book of business north of $150M. His intersection with the Health care industry began when his family invested in a medical records start-up inSilicon Valley in the late 90's.
Joseph W. Tucciarone
"Rocket Scientist" aka Joe T. formerly the Assistant Space Craft Test Manager at Kennedy Space Center. The word imagination applies to my life's works. I was a partner in a major design and pension administration firm, founder and CEO of the National Network of Accountants, and created one of Long Islands first business networking groups,......The Preferred Provider Network. I designed and implemented one of the first internet based financial planning software programs used by the accounting community. I have co- authored a book on Captive Insurance .....”The Game Changer” focusing on risk management for mid-market companies. Also conducted webinars for CCH and Surgent McCoy on tax and non tax benefits of integrating captive and commercial insurance. I’ve spoken at major industry forums focusing on turning expenses into profit. My firm has received the prestigious CPA Wealth Provider Financial Planning Award. With many accountant advisors, I’ve worked to assist and provide solutions to the business community by providing planning and expanding relationships. I continue to innovate and differentiate myself today as a national speaker, writer and industry expert.
Healthcare Management Consultant
My primary area of expertise is health insurance and managed healthcare programs, including being a firm-wide leader in Medicare Advantage and Part D consulting. My client work has been in the areas of feasibility and strategic analyses, premium and capitation rate development, experience analysis, liability estimation, and other actuarial projections. I've advised managed care organizations, insurance companies, employers, and other organizations. I am also the Director of Business Development for Milliman's Medicare Suggest tool which empowers beneficiaries to select plans that are right for their needs using intelligent analytics. Further, I work extensively with self-funded groups to improve performance of their employee health plan.
Director Master of Science in Financial Engineering
Director and builder of the Master of Science in Financial Engineering Program at the University of Illinois. Concurrently a consultant on the securitization of insurance and the emerging ILS market. Previously builder and CEO of a Financial Futures Brokerage company with a worldwide clientele. In building of all his ventures he has been at the leading edge in risk management for a variety of new financial products - Financial Futures, Insurance Securitization and now High Frequency-Algorithmic Trading. Dr. Lane is a specialist in bridging and integrating the re/insurance industry with the capital markets. His work is characterized by bringing sophisticated academic analysis to practical business challenges.