Michael Best Strategies Bolsters Healthcare Innovation Group with New Hires Tamara Quiram & Dr. Terry Sullivan

Michael Best Strategies is pleased to announce that Tamara (Tami) Quiram and Dr. Terry Sullivan have joined Michael Best Strategies in its growing Healthcare Innovation Group. Waukesha-based Quiram is a Network Partner Principal while Sullivan, based in Denver, is a Senior Clinical Strategist and Principal.

Quiram holds over 25 years of healthcare industry knowledge with a strong background in finance, analytics, risk management, clinical operations and product development. As a Network Partner Principal, she will be responsible for building strong relationships with payers and providers in order to assist in sourcing solutions that meet their needs.

Sullivan has over 30 years of experience identifying and implementing solutions in the healthcare and insurance industries to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Within the Healthcare Innovation Group at Michael Best Strategies, he will help healthcare innovators bring their products to the marketplace and become sustainable organizations.

“Tami and Terry will play a key role in enhancing our national healthcare consulting practice, using their decades of experience in operations and development in the healthcare, finance and insurance industries to the advantage of our clients,” said Robert Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies.

Before taking on her role at the firm, Quiram served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Humana, and has served in multiple leadership roles for the company, including President of Large and Small Group, Chief Operating Officer of Large and Small Group, Vice President of Small Business, and Agency Director of Humana One. She spent much of her time developing business strategies on behalf of commercial lines of business.

Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Sullivan served as a Chief Medical Officer at The Nebraska Health Information Exchange, CareRise Companies, and Clinical Outcomes Management Solutions Interactive. He has also held significant leadership roles in managed care and public health organizations.

“We are thrilled to have Tami and Terry join our ever-evolving healthcare team,” said Kristine Seymour, Partner with Michael Best Strategies in the Healthcare Group. “Their knowledge and already-established relationships within the industry will be of great value in serving our clients and helping them achieve their business goals.”

Quiram earned her B.S. in accounting from The University of Iowa. Sullivan received both his B.S. and his M.D. from Georgetown University.

Bio Link As a Network Partner Principal in Michael Best Strategies’ Healthcare Innovation Group, Tami works closely with Network Partners to understand their needs and provide targeted solutions. Tami fosters collaborative relationships with the payor and provider organizations that comprise the Network Partners group, to learn their short- and long-term priorities for innovative solutions and understand their processes for identifying those needs and solutions. Expertise: Finance and Risk Management, Clinical Operations, Analytics, Product Development, and Growth Strategy
Bio Link As a Senior Clinical Advisor with Michael Best Strategies’ Healthcare Innovation Group, Dr. Sullivan helps healthcare innovators bring their impactful products and solutions to the marketplace. His experience spans operations and development in the long-term care, rehabilitation, hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical, medical delivery system, public health policy, and corporate health environments. Expertise: Value-based Care, Healthcare Innovation, Strategic Growth, and Analytics
Bio Link Rob served as a senior leader within the Wisconsin Senate under five majority leaders, three Republicans and two Democrats. As chief clerk and director of operations of the Wisconsin Senate, Rob was the parliamentarian of the Senate and was responsible for the proper, constitutional functioning of the Senate as a lawmaking and oversight body within state government. Expertise: How Legislatures Do Their Work, Legislative Procedure & Drafting, Executive Branch Operations, Economic Development Policy, Agri-business & Environmental Policy, and Water Policy
Bio Link Partner and former Humana & Anthem executive Kristine Seymour leads the Michael Best Strategies’ Healthcare Innovation Group. She works with start-ups and innovative healthcare clients to find a pathway to revenue, build revenue, optimize business strategy, and navigate the complex healthcare ecosystem. Expertise: Healthcare Market Development, Business Growth Strategy, Sales & Distribution, and Healthcare Start-ups and Innovation