We are the architects
of financially sustainable healthcare.

At Contigo Heath, LLC, we are re-envisioning healthcare to be simpler and more transparent, with access to care that creates value and supports health plan members throughout their health journey. We do that while also committing to be a trusted ally in healthcare financial sustainability, helping to address the need to better control and predict costs for all.

As a subsidiary of Premier, Inc., Contigo Health® is leading the way to financially sustainable healthcare. We are a health benefits platform that leads direct-to-employer and direct-to-provider relationships and is relentlessly focused on revolutionizing healthcare through appropriate, cost-effective, transparent, and thoughtful benefits design. Our Contigo Health products include ConfigureNet™ Price Advantage, Sync Health Plan TPA, Payvider Activation, and Centers of Excellence 360.

Mission

We’re on a mission to rebuild an ecosystem that can provide better healthcare for all.

Value Proposition

We are relentlessly focused on revolutionizing healthcare through affordable, transparent, comprehensive access and thoughtful benefits design.

Values

Ingenuity.  Transparency.  Knowledge.  Entrepreneurship.  Candor.  Love.

The Contigo Health® ADVANTAGE

We’re driving collaboration between employers and providers.

We’re bringing transparency to the industry.

We’re an ally in controlling cost.

We’re simplifying the healthcare experience.

We’re creating access from coast to coast and community to community.

We’re improving outcomes and creating value along the care journey.

History

We’re always backed by the strength of Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc., is on a mission to improve the health of communities and is connected to over 4,350 U.S. hospitals and health systems, more than 250,000 alternate sites, and other provider organizations. As a consolidated subsidiary of Premier, Contigo Health is driven by the same spirit of collaboration. We create positive healthcare change and help provide access to cost-effective and high-quality care for all.

Leadership Team Members

John Strickland

President & CEO

John Strickland leads Contigo Health as President & CEO with a focus on driving health benefits collaboration between health care providers and employers. John previously served as Contigo Health’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Contigo Health, John led the growth of HDP as its President from 2011 until the Contigo/HDP merger in 2020. During his tenure with HDP, John oversaw unprecedented organizational growth across all lines of business. The company progressed to include an impressive client roster, leading centers of excellence provider network,  and strong customer satisfaction. His insightfulness and innovative nature drove the many advancements instrumental in establishing Health Design Plus as a leading innovator of health and benefits management solutions. He has over 30 years of experience in health benefits management. Prior to Health Design Plus, John was an executive with a leading benefits management software development company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is a member of multiple charitable organizations.

Britt Hayes

Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Britt Hayes leads Contigo Health’s sales, business development, and client services areas. Previously with Health Design Plus, Hayes contributed to Health Design Plus’ significant expansion of its client and member portfolio across all product lines while maintaining phenomenal client retention results. Prior to Health Design Plus, Hayes held various senior roles with national payors and consulting firms. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Charleston in West Virginia. He has been active in several charities and has served on the National Alumni Board of Directors for the University of Charleston.

Jonathan Slotkin

MD, FAANS, Chief Medical Officer

Jonathan Slotkin leads the clinical aspects of Contigo Health, including strategy, innovation, and operations. He works to support the development of novel products and implementation approaches that always aim for clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, and value. Dr. Slotkin is a neurosurgeon and scientist who has led prominent care delivery reengineering and digital transformation initiatives centered around patients. He has partnered with some of the nation’s largest employers to help them reimagine the healthcare benefits for their associates. Dr. Slotkin believes higher-quality care will always be the most cost-effective care in the end and that innovative employers and providers working together is the most powerful force we have to fix the U.S. healthcare system. He maintains a clinical practice caring for patients directly at Geisinger.

Marisa Boevers

Vice President, Product Development and Management

Marisa Boevers leads strategy, design, and innovation for Contigo Health’s product portfolio. Trained as a designer, she focuses on using visual thinking and design frameworks to create products that solve users’ most pressing problems. With experience in bringing new businesses, products, and services to market in healthcare and other industries—including construction, hospitality, and manufacturing—she strives to bring order and thoughtfulness to chaos. Her goal for Contigo Health is to turn the distress that all stakeholders in the health ecosystem feel into delight. Boevers holds a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two children.

Robin Bugni

Vice President, Network Product and Development

Robin is the Vice President of Network Product and Development at Contigo Health and has over 24 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As an executive product leader and innovator, she leads the network product team in the development of product strategy and roadmaps, new product development and execution, and ongoing product life cycle management. She is enthusiastic about building strong relationships, high-performing teams, and healthcare product innovation. She holds a B.S. in accounting from Penn State University.

Jessica Gafgen

Senior Director of Financial Operations

Jessica Gafgen is the Senior Director of Financial Operations for Contigo Health. She oversees daily financial operations for TPA claims payments and COE travel costs, as well as leading financial planning for the organization. She has been a part of the Premier family for over a decade and has spent the majority of her time at Premier on the Financial Planning & Analysis team supporting many of Premier’s business units, specifically Contigo Health for four years before joining the Contigo Health team. She has a B.S. in corporate finance and a MBA from Winthrop University. She and her family live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area close to the Premier headquarters.

Heather Ridenoure

COE Segment Leader

Heather Ridenoure is the COE Segment Leader at Contigo Health. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the COE profit and loss, including product, operations, quality, data/reporting, sales, marketing, and client management. Heather has 24 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare, including product design, quality/regulatory, project management, program operations, process improvement, benefit design, provision of clinical care, revenue cycle, and electronic medical records. She has worked with large self-funded employers and providers to create direct relationships and ultimately create solutions to solve some of healthcare’s most complex problems. Ridenoure brings a balanced perspective to the complicated healthcare environment with her clinical, operational, and administrative experience. She lives in Rogers, Arkansas with her husband and three children.

Tony Ryzinski

Chief Marketing Officer

Tony Ryzinski has a passion for developing healthcare brands and marketing strategies that fuse payor, provider, and healthcare consumer interests and motivate engagement. He has dedicated his career to healthcare marketing across the healthcare ecosystem. His experience includes leadership roles for successful business transformations for innovative health brands. In the complex, confusing, and sometimes frightening world of healthcare, his work is designed to simplify the healthcare purchasing experience with the north star that healthcare is the business of caring for human beings.

Melanie Slater

Vice President, Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Melanie Slater leads Contigo Health’s commitment to innovatively challenge the operational status quo and to deliver service that exceeds customer expectations.  She collaboratively and intuitively identifies opportunities within the organization to help others extend their thinking and champion improvement. Prior to this role, she served as the COO for Health Design Plus (HDP). Before joining HDP, she was a Vice President with Wells Fargo Third Party Administrators where she led operational teams supporting large national accounts. She was instrumental in the development of operational risk consulting programs as the East Region Compliance Manager for Wells Fargo Insurance Services. She has certifications in both Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Risk Management (CRM). She holds a B.S. in business administration management from West Virginia State University and an MBA  from the University of Charleston.

Careers

To learn more about careers with Contigo Health, please visit the Careers section of our parent company, Premier, Inc. Then enter Contigo Health in the search bar.