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Meet the SHI Team

Tom Keenan, President

tomtreesmallTom Keenan is a founding partner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Healthcare Initiatives, Inc.  Mr. Keenan has more than 35 years of highly diverse insurance and health care management experience.  In his careers as a consultant and health care executive, he has had the opportunity to “start-up” or operate/manage more than 30 HMO’s, PPO’s, TPA’s and Insurance Companies.  His executive level experience allows him to provide clients with the strategic direction and market intelligence to stay ahead of the competition.  Mr. Keenan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University.    - Contact Me -

Denise M. Walraed, Principal and Vice President of Operations

denisetreesmallDenise M. Walraed is a Principal and Vice President of Operations for Strategic Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. Ms. Walraed has over seventeen years of progressive healthcare compliance, product development and management related experience and has been directly responsible for the compliance functions for regional and national Healthcare organizations.  Her expertise focuses on state and national legal and regulatory issues for commercial, state and federal programs. Ms. Walraed has developed the benefit plans, evidence of coverage, and Summary Plan Documents for HMO, PPO, insured as well as self-insured plans. She also built the template for state initiated programs. She has directed the development of the COA’s for HMO’s, performed the maintenance functions of growing Health Plans and engineered the complex compliance programs for Texas Healthy Kids, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs.  Ms. Walraed co-developed HIPAA compliance programs for physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, chiropractors and employers, called REGIMEN™ and was the interim Privacy Officer for a large children’s HMO in New York city.  Ms. Walraed was instrumental in the development of an interactive web-based activities program for children called NonStop™ and is responsible for the operational functions of the program. - Contact Me –

Richard Fuchs, Principal Strategic Franchise Services

richard7enew7ecolorMr. Fuchs is President of Strategic Franchise Services, a marketing consulting company, developing health insurance products, for associations and companies.  Mr. Fuchs began is business career with the Xerox Corporation as a sales representative and rapidly progressed thru such positions as sales manager, manager of Xerox Sales Training Centers, and Product Manager.  In addition to his duties as President of Strategic Franchise Services, he also owns and operates Texas Business Leasing (TBL), an equipment leasing company.  He has authored three national training programs that were used by major corporations, local, state and federal government agencies. He is a graduate of St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. - Contact Me -

Tom Sheehan, Director of Executive Recruitment

toms200200Tom Sheehan has over twenty years experience in the health care and health insurance industries.  After three years in the US Army, Mr. Sheehan began his sales career with Johnson & Johnson in New York City.  In 1983 he founded and managed a search and recruiting organization in Dallas, Marketing Source Company, Inc. (dba Managed Care Resources). The company specialized in the placement of sales and management personnel in a variety of health care industry sectors including hospitals, physician practices, health insurance and managed care organizations, and employee benefit consulting firms. Mr. Sheehan joined Strategic Healthcare Initiatives, Inc., a health care consulting firm, in 2001 to market a suite of proprietary HIPAA compliance products to physicians and employers, and to establish an executive search practice to service the expanding health care industry.  Our clientele includes physician groups, managed care organizations, health insurance companies, employee benefit consulting firms, insurance brokers and other health care service companies. Mr. Sheehan has a BA degree from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC).  He resides in Coppell, Texas with his wife and two teenage children. - Contact Me -

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