Board of Directors
Mark Synovec, MD Chairman
Joe Davison, MD Read bio
Born in Beaver, Oklahoma, Dr. Joe Davison graduated in 1981 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Davison is a board certified family physician and received his fellowship from the American Board of Family Medicine in 1985.
Dr. Davison’s involvement in organized medicine spans at local, regional and state levels. He began with the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, serving as a board member, and was elected President in 2003 and continued with board service for both KMS and KaMMCO. Dr. Davison's participation on KMS’s medical liability and health information technology task forces, the Governor’s task forces on Health Information Technology, Prescription Monitoring Program and the Kansas Health Quality Coalition Steering Committee has prepared him well for the issues related to healthcare reform.
Jay Gilbaugh, MD
Jerry Slaughter Secretary & Treasurer Read bio
A native of Salina, Kansas, Mr. Slaughter is a graduate of the University of Kansas. In 1973, he joined the Kansas Medical Society and two years later became the association’s executive director, his current position. The Kansas Medical Society membership is comprised of over 4,000 physicians, representing all specialties.
Mr. Slaughter also serves as Executive Vice President of KaMMCO, the physician-owned medical professional liability insurance company started by KMS in 1989; and as Board Secretary/Treasurer of KHS.
Kurt Scott President & CEO Read bio
Kurt Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc. (KHS). He is also the President and CEO of Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO), KaMMCO Casualty Company, Inc., and KaMMCO Foundation, Inc. KaMMCO, endorsed by the Kansas Medical Society and Kansas Hospital Association, is the leading medical professional liability insurance company in Kansas.
Prior to joining KaMMCO, Mr. Scott served as Chief Examiner of the Kansas Insurance Department. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from Kansas State University. Among other directorships, Mr. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors of the PIAA, the insurance trade association representing medical professional liability companies.
Jody Denson Vice President of
Provider Solutions Read bio
Jody Denson is the Director of Provider Solutions at KaMMCO Health Solutions. Jody has over eighteen years of experience in the health care field with an emphasis in working with safety net providers and community mental health centers. Jody is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a BS in Psychology and a Master's of Public Administration both from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is an adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College and teaches courses in Health Information Technology.
Andy Grittman Vice President &
Chief Information Officer Read bio
As the Chief Technology Officer for KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc. (KHS); Andy Grittman researches, designs and implements solutions to collect, protect, and process data from health information exchanges and securely deliver the reports and dashboards based on that data. Since 2006 Mr. Grittman has also served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO) after joining the company in 1996. He is the President of the Oasis Customer Group Board of Directors and chair of the technology subsection for the PIAA Technology, Human Resources and Finance (THRF) section. Mr. Grittman graduated from Washburn University and proudly served in the United States Army.
Lisa Ignoto Vice President, Marketing &
Business Development Read bio
As the Director of Marketing and Communications, Ms. Ignoto works with both internal and external clients to successfully align and lead efforts in the areas of strategic business development, marketing and communications. Ms. Ignoto is responsible for developing and implementing plans which strengthen the Company’s branding position and to create and deliver messaging intended to foster the desired organizational culture. In 2005, Ms. Ignoto came to KaMMCO after serving as the Director of Communications for Goodyear-Topeka for five years and her KaMMCO role expanded to include the KaMMCO Health Solutions subsidiary in 2014. Ms. Ignoto earned her Bachelor of Science degree from FHSU and is working towards a Masters in Leadership Studies. She currently serves as President of the IABC/Topeka board of directors.
Ed.D Senior Vice President Read bio
Dr. Laura McCrary is the Senior Vice President of KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc. (KHS) and Executive Director of the Kansas Health Information Network, Inc. (KHIN).
Dr. McCrary completed post-doctoral work at Kansas University; a Doctorate of Education from Kansas State University and MS degrees in the areas of Mental Illness and Learning Disabilities from Kansas State University. She is an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University-Helzberg School of Management and teaches courses in Health Information Technology and Quality. Dr. McCrary is a member of the National Policy Steering Committee for eHealth Initiative and an Advisory Board member for eHealth Exchange/Carequality.
Randy Shideler Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer
Eric Thompson Vice President of Business
Intelligence and Analytics Read bio
Eric Thompson, MBA, is Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics at KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc. (KHS). He generates and automates reports run on the databases behind the KHIN health information exchange, develops code to handle requests from statistical modeling to basic data extracts, coordinates with vendors and associates to provide high-quality deliverables.
Prior to joining KHS, Mr. Thompson completed his MBA at Rockhurst University-Helzberg School of Management and provided executive level dashboard and reporting services for employer managed health plans including clinic, claims and financial data across several clinics and hospitals. Mr. Thompson is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the Open Source Electronics Health Record Alliance.
Walberg, JD Senior Vice President & General Counsel Read bio
Catherine Walberg, J.D., is General Counsel/Senior Vice President for Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO) and KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc. She is a licensed attorney in Kansas, Missouri, and Washington. In addition to her service to KaMMCO, Ms. Walberg has been an active speaker and writer on current insurance and health law topics, including HITECH/HIPAA. She is currently a member of the Physicians Insurers of America’s (PIAA) Corporate Counsel Section, having served as the Section President in past years. She also serves on the PIAA Regulatory Affairs Committee. She is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and served previously as the President of Insurance Committee of the Kansas Bar Association. Ms. Walberg also is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and serves on the ACC Information Governance and Health Law Committees.