President and CFO
As President and CFO of the company, Jim is responsible for running the day-to-day aspects of the business, financial planning and analysis, business performance reporting, and risk management. Jim led ownership/debt reorganizations and oversaw efficiency reviews that led to savings of $3 million yearly. Revenue has nearly tripled during his time at the company.
Prior to BHPS, Jim served as CFO of a startup, National Healthcare Resources, an episode management company focused on managing care for work-related injuries on behalf of property and casualty insurers. During his tenure, the company developed a specialty preferred provider group, built a telephonic case management strategy to manage episodes, and hit $170 million in annual revenue before being sold to Concentra Managed Care. Jim began his career at Deloitte and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and New York State Society of CPAs. He has a BA in Accounting from Pace University.
Michelle and her team work tirelessly to deliver personalized service and custom-fit solutions that put the needs of her clients and members first. Michelle joined MagnaCare in 2017 because of her desire to renew her career-long commitment to Labor and Public Sector plan sponsors with a trusted company that appreciates the value of delivering on its promise to its Labor clients.
Michelle brings over 20 years of experience in the health insurance industry, most recently as Chief Sales Officer at HPOne, and Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for ConnectiCare, a subsidiary of EmblemHealth. Michelle led ConnectiCare's efforts in the commercial and Medicare segments, with ownership of sales, account management, product, underwriting, group reporting, marketing, communications, and public relations. Prior to ConnectiCare, Michelle spent nearly 14 years at Anthem BCBS in various leadership roles in sales and underwriting focused on Labor.
Michelle completed Labor Relations training with the University of Connecticut’s Office of Labor Relations. She is a certified Mediator and has consulted in numerous Labor negotiations, and has served as an expert witness for Labor in several arbitration and mediation disputes. Michelle serves on multiple local and national boards including the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN) and she proudly serves as co-Chair for Special Olympics Connecticut.
Rondi forms innovative new partnerships for Brighton Health Plan Solutions and identifies strategic growth opportunities. She assesses provider and health system partnerships and develops new business models.
Prior to Brighton Health Plan Solutions, Rondi served as Senior Vice President at Marwood Group, where she led the healthcare transformation practice and advised on value-based strategy, operations, and business development. As Senior Vice President at Aetna, Rondi worked with large business clients and generated new market opportunities that increased revenue by over 50% in the first six months. In an earlier role, Rondi was head of business development at Montefiore Hospital. Rondi earned her BA at Clark University.
Brian has direct oversight and accountability for the company’s day-to-day operations and is responsible for the growth, health, and financial initiatives of daily operations across all lines of business. He ensures that our team delivers solutions that significantly reduce health care costs and improve health care quality. Brian is charged with successfully executing the company's mission and short- and long-term strategies.
Prior to joining Brighton, Brian served as Chief Operating Officer of Anthem’s Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus Plan in New York, where he oversaw operations for a $2 billion Medicaid plan in New York that represented 460,000+ members. From 2012-2014, he ran statewide operations representing more than $600 million in annual revenue as Chief Operating Officer for Anthem’s Amerigroup Community Health Plan of New Jersey. Brian also served as Senior Market Director at WellCare Health Plan of New York. Additional experience includes The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York Presbyterian Health System and Creative Health Concepts. Brian graduated from St. John’s University with a BA in Speech.
Founder of Create®
Combine a commitment to multiple market stakeholders and a passion to empower individuals and families with the health care tools that they have long desired, and you'll have an introduction to Simeon Schindelman.
As the Founder and now advisor to Create, Simeon’s vision has rewritten the narrative for health care, starting in New York and New Jersey, and Connecticut. He built Create with one mission in mind — better quality health care for all, at a price people and companies can afford.
Simeon pioneered a business model that leverages data analytics, consumer service, and advanced technology to deliver personalized healthcare solutions. He is recognized for incorporating high-touch, thoughtful services that people value in virtually every aspect of their lives but have been missing in their insurance and healthcare experiences. His formula is also designed to serve the targeted, unique needs of providers, employers, and brokers, all of whom are key to bringing tomorrow’s healthcare solution to the marketplace today.
Beth spearheads the development of Create as an alternative to traditional health plans that achieves better care at lower cost. She is responsible for expanding the sales and reach of Create in the employer market and working to ensure optimal consumer experiences.
In her previous role, Beth served as the International and Hawaii Market Senior Vice President at Sharecare, where she led the execution of a strategic plan as well as the restructuring of international markets, scaling local operations while increasing global adoption of the company’s health engagement platform. In prior roles, Beth served as Senior Vice President of Healthways, Hawaii, and Executive Vice President of Client Services at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee during the company’s initial start-up and rapid expansion.
Beth earned an Executive Master of Science in Health Administration from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and has completed continuing education at Harvard University.
A. Bartley Bryt M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Bartley joined Brighton Health Plan Solutions in 2016 as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to BHPS, he served as Chief Clinical Officer of Brighton Health Group and as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Clinical Officer of three divisions at CareCore National, LLC from 2009 to 2014. From 1997 to 2009, Bartley served in numerous leadership positions at UnitedHealthcare/Oxford Health Plans; his responsibilities included physician performance profiling, medical and population management.
He began his career at Kaiser Permanente after earning a Master's in Public Health from the Columbia School of Public Health and completing a fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Cornell. He completed a Pediatrics residency and Chief Residency at NYU, obtained his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York (Cum Laude, Alpha Omega Alpha), and he received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Vermont (Phi Beta Kappa). He remains a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics most recently re-certifying in 2012.
Arun joined Brighton Health Plan Solutions in April 2014 to head the technology team as Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for the oversight of the technology operations, infrastructure as well as introduction of new solutions and technologies for the future.
Prior to BHPS, Arun served as Chief Information Officer of Healthfirst, a managed Medicare, Medicaid and long term care health plan service over 1.1 million members in NY metro area. During his tenure at HF, the organization grew from $4 billion to over $7 billion and improved its clinical quality and earned top quality rating in NY for Medicaid and a 4 star rating for its Medicare plan. He also served as a Sr. Vice President of Information Systems for MagnaCare. Arun holds an Engineering degree in Electronics Engineering with specialization in Computer Science from Delhi Institute of Technology and has attended management programs at University of Phoenix, AZ.