Drawing upon 20 years of experience in health care management and strategy, Tawnya collaborates with health systems and payers to develop innovative and detailed plans for future growth. She has advised clients on strategies for mergers/acquisitions and the development of clinically integrated networks, strategies for provider-owned health plans, and overall strategies to enable organizations to transition to value-based payment and evolving delivery system structures.
Tawnya’s areas of focus and expertise include health care reform, market forces and strategic analysis, specifically around hospital-physician alignment, emerging reimbursement and incentive models, performance optimization, payer strategy, and the intersection of health policy with delivery system transformation.
As a nationally recognized speaker on health care market trends and insights, Tawnya frequently presents at industry conferences on the financing and delivery of care. She has authored many articles for industry-leading publications on health system strategy and the conversion to value-based reimbursement.
Previously, Tawnya was a vice president in the population health and strategic advisory practices for GE Healthcare Camden Group. Before entering consulting, she spent over 10 years with Western Reserve Health System (OH) and its affiliated multispecialty medical group and management company as vice president and chief operating officer. For Summa Health Network (OH), she led network contracting and provider relations. She has additional experience overseeing underwriting for a health plan.
Tawnya holds a doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, a master of science in applied economics from Georgia Southern University, a master of science in health law from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and a master in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her bachelor of business administration in economics from Kent State University. Strengthening her ties to Kent State, she has served as an adjunct instructor of the economics of health care and managerial economics for health care managers and was also a member of the health care executive MBA task force. She is currently a member of the economics advisory board for the department of economics at Kent State University.