Meet Our Team

Key Contacts

Mariah Leeson

Account Manager

Alicia Coupens

Account Manager

Brandon Perkett

Account Manager

Kate Wright

Account Manager

Brian Glock, MBA

Assistant Vice President of Business Development

Meg Lyons

Sales Support Specialist 

Ashley Real

Project Manager

Mike Krause

Client Operations Specialist

Seymour Van Schoick

Manager, Cost Containment Solutions

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Alberta Berhannan

Director of Clinical Audits

Dani Vincent

Transplant Claims Manager

Chris Henderson

Medical Claims Director

Kim Otanic

Contracts Manager

Dana Roser

Contracts Manager

William Slocum IV

Contracts Specialist

Brian Miller

Implementation Director

David Mattox

Financial Manager

Shaylynn Mollereckhoff

Human Resource Specialist

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Hallie Tomlinson

Corporate Administrative Assistant

Executive Team

Heath Potter, MBA

Senior Vice President

Heath has been involved in healthcare since 2004. As an industry expert, he actively participates in speaking engagements across the country. Prior to joining 6 Degrees Health, he led sales initiatives as Vice President of Sales & Development for a national Centers of Excellence (COE) network. In his role as Senior Vice President, Heath is responsible for all growth initiatives, business development, client relations, and strategic partnerships for 6 Degrees Health. Heath holds a business degree and an MBA from Washington State University, Carson College of Business.

Will Slocum

Vice President of Business Development

Will is an insurance industry veteran and a pioneer in the reference based pricing space. With decades of self-funding experience as a broker consultant he is in a unique position to bring significant added value to 6 Degrees’ clients, as well as help shape solutions for tomorrow. He will be working with new and existing clients to implement our core products: reference based pricing, transplant & specialty networks and claim cost containment. Will is based in Louisiana and holds a degree from Louisiana State University at Shreveport.

Donald Lee

Vice President of Strategy & Underwriting

Donald started his healthcare career nearly two decades ago in the underwriting and actuarial field. Donald is an expert in healthcare risk financing and alternative risk strategies. His underwriting, actuarial and broker experience will take our understanding and integration with the risk financing market to the next level. He holds a degree in Mathematics, with an emphasis on Statistics and Computer Science.

Neal Franzer

Vice President of Operations

Neal has ten years of experience as a Project and Operations Manager for Cardinal Health. He was the fourth employee at 6 Degrees Health, and currently oversees claim repricing and cost containment negotiations. Neal is also active throughout the business development process and with the implementation of new clients.

Jill Miller

Vice President of Contracting

Jill has over 15 years of healthcare experience in claims and managed care contracting. Prior to joining 6 Degrees Health, Jill worked in varying leadership positions at a national transplant Centers of Excellence network where she developed and implemented contracting strategies. At 6 Degrees, Jill’s primary responsibility is network development and contract negotiations.

Steven Gassert, JD

Assistant Vice President & General Counsel

Steven is an experienced attorney who has provided legal guidance for businesses throughout multiple industries. He thrives in finding creative solutions to complicated problems.  Steven works primarily to negotiate and review network contracts with providers to ensure that members have access to the health care they need.  He obtained his law degree from American University Washington College of Law and an MBA from Portland State University.  Prior to joining 6 Degrees, Steven practiced law in Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon.

Rob Ray

Executive Vice President

Rob has spent over three decades in sales management in multiple industries. Over that time, he has managed regional and national territories responsible for millions of dollars in revenue. At 6 Degrees Health, Rob’s background is key in identifying business opportunities and making connections with new clients. Rob also provides a stable backbone to the business by coordinating finance, human resources, and process compliance.

Rob Archibald

Chief Technology Officer

Rob is a seasoned technology leader and entrepreneur. He began his career at Intel developing software and technology solutions for users throughout the world. He later served as Chief Technology Officer for EndFirst creating custom business software. Rob is passionate about building tools that delight customers and make life easier and more fun. He is thrilled to be at 6 Degrees Health building secure and reliable solutions for affordable, high-quality healthcare.

Rachel Palmer

Vice President of Human Resources

Rachel Palmer joined the 6 Degrees Health team in 2018, leveraging her ten years of human resources experience to lead diverse teams of employees. Following her BA in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Rachel held generalist human resource positions supporting employees in corporate, manufacturing, and acquisition environments. In her role as Vice President of Human Resources, Rachel is responsible for the alignment of human capital to the strategic objectives of 6 Degrees Health, creating an engaging culture supporting 6 Degrees Health as an employer of choice.

Danielle Cole

Chief of Staff, office of the CEO

Danielle started her career in Human Resources due to her curiosity for human motivation. She developed this into sales and negotiations roles where she used this passion to establish relationships with customers. In her current role as Chief of Staff she will assist the CEO with business objectives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the organization, combining her passion for business strategy and employee motivation.

Scott Ray, JD

Chief Executive Officer

Scott is the founder of 6 Degrees Health and an experienced attorney, accountant, and business executive. He started his career as an accountant and lawyer for Arthur Andersen and KPMG. After leaving the traditional legal practice, he dedicated his career to healthcare, devoting seven years as an SVP and General Counsel for a national transplant Centers of Excellence (COE) network. Today, he collaboratively leads 6 Degrees Health in pursuit of bringing creative and effective cost containment strategies to market.