Sally-Ann Polson, President
Sally-Ann Polson's initial venture into health care set the stage for an exciting and varied career. After University Ms. Polson entered the Peace Corps in Gambia, West Africa, and went on to develop a Primary Health Care System for a 50-village area that had never had healthcare services.
Ms. Polson was recognized by the World Health Organization for developing the "model" for primary health systems in the third world.
Upon returning to the United States, Ms. Polson held management positions with the American Red Cross, and INOVA, the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area’s largest Health Care System. During her tenure with INOVA, Polson was charged with developing corporate health programs and starting a new Cost Containment Company, Health Cost Consultants. In 1989, Polson transitioned to Senior Vice President of INOVA and President of Health Cost Consultants, and created a medical management firm providing software and medical management services to TPAs, self-insured employer groups and health and welfare funds nationwide. HCC was successful and eventually sold to AETNA.
Ms. Polson spent the next 12 years as Executive Vice President of American Health Holding (AHH) applying her broad-base clinical, technical and business acumen to lead AHH from a small managed care company to becoming the largest in the industry in cost containment.
Now, as President of MedWatch and partnering in her own company with other industry experts, Ms. Polson is addressing the “Pain Points” of the Industry and delivering services that are truly making a difference in the medical management and cost of healthcare.
Ms. Polson is passionate about health cost containment and fiscal control and continues to successfully create change in the industry benefiting both the patients and the health plans and other payors.
Ms. Polson received her undergraduate degree with honors from Sweet Briar College and her graduate business education from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Sally Ann joined MedWatch in 2011.
Valerie Limpus, MSHSA,Chief Operations & Technology Officer
Valerie Limpus, MSHSA, Chief Operations & Technology Officer
Valerie has worked in the Healthcare arena for over 25 years. She joined MedWatch in 2006 managing all operations of the Information Technology Department.
Prior to joining MedWatch, Valerie worked for a large Florida Hospital System for 13 years. She has demonstrated experience in planning, developing and implementing cutting-edge information solutions to address business opportunities.
Valerie brings a diverse knowledge base including project management and system development. Her broad medical business service experience coupled with strong IT management expertise has enhanced the successful management of MedWatch technology department as well as the expansion of the MedWeb system.
Valerie holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida and Master Certificates in IS\IT Project Management and Business Analysis from Villanova University. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Karen Clark RN, Sr VP of Customer Relations and Compliance
Karen joined the Medwatch management team in June 2005 as the CM director for 3 years prior to her transition to V.P. of MedWatch Client Services where she has been positioned for the past 6 years. In her current role as V.P. of Client Services, she assists the MedWatch sales staff with customer acquisition, presentations, and retention. Karen oversees implementation and is actively involved in day-to-day operations, assists with the development of annual company goals, assuring customer satisfaction, ongoing product customization, HIPAA privacy officer, and oversees MedWatch Steps-2-Health program.
Karen is an RN with over 35 years of clinical and management experience, certified in Case Management and Utilization Review. She brought with her to MedWatch, 6 years of experience in the self-insured employer arena as Benefits Manager of a large private company in IN where she initially assisted in the implementation of the company’s first in-house utilization review and case management program prior to outsourcing this function to MedWatch. MedWatch later became the company’s managed care vendor with Karen’s transition to Benefits Manager where she oversaw the benefit plan administration and compliance; assisted with fiscal year Plan audits; reviewed medical, PBM, disclosure reports and vendor contracts; reviewed self-funded short and long term disability; oversaw administration of COBRA, adjudication of FSA, dental and vision claims; HIPAA privacy officer; and oversaw the management of the company’s executive physical program.
Amy M. Tennis RN, MBA, VP of Medical Management
Amy is a Registered Nurse with 22 years of nursing experience beginning in a Level 1 Trauma Center as a Burn Trauma Unit Nurse.
She has extensive experience in Case Management and Management in the Acute Care, Acute Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Facility, Home Health and Hospice Arena as well as the Insurance and Worker’s Compensation field.
Amy obtained her Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Services Management and Finance in 2003.
She joined MedWatch in 2012.
Amity Arora RN, BSN, MBA, VP of Wellness and Disease Management
Amity is a Registered Nurse with 8 years of nursing experience in the Acute Care and Perioperative areas. She joined MedWatch in 2015.
Prior to nursing, Amity worked in the Managed Care Arena for over 12 years where she held a variety of positions. Most recently, she was a Project Manager managing multiple concurrent software implementations at premier U.S. institutions. She has extensive experience in software design, development, testing, training and support.
Amity obtained her Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Services Management from University of Maryland in 1991. She obtained her BSN from Georgetown University in 2006.
David C. Vizzini, MA, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
David Vizzini joined MedWatch as the Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer after creating an industry leading speciality network and full cost management company … David is the Co-Founder of 6 Degrees Health, Inc. & 6 Degrees Health Dx, LLC, where he led the company to next-level performance and profitability by way of superb business strategy, relationship building and sales performance. Prior to being introduced to Healthcare, the majority of David’s career was spent in the athletics industry, collegiate education, and corporate consulting. David is a multiple NCAA All-American athlete with International success, while also serving as an NCAA coach at Portland State University and California State University, Fullerton where he earned a Masters Degree in Rhetoric and Organizational Communication … David extended his influence within the collegiate walls by also serving as an instructor with the Speech Communication, Business & Marketing departments at PSU & CSUF.
With a communication prowess and desire to positively impact relationships, David served as a certified mediator for the Los Angeles and Orange County Court Systems for small claims, victim/offender and family. David’s free time is spent with his daughter’s Lincoln & Nixon, traveling internationally for the next adventure which is often surfing, and enjoying a plethora of food and wine … often a response to years of being deprived and cutting weight.
Cynthia Hom RN, VP of Business Development
Cynthia Hom RN, VP of Business Development
Cynthia joined MedWatch in May 2012 as Vice President, Business Development and brings over 25 years industry experience in Care Management Sales, Account Management and Operations. Ms Hom originally started her managed care career at PHCS in 1988 holding various positions during the span of ten years in Utilization Review Services, Case Management, Training and Development, National Account Management and Product Development. Ms Hom also spent 10 years working at American Health Holding, as VP of Sales selling Care Management solutions and Wellness/Health Coaching and Population Health Management programs to TPA’s, Re-insurance companies, MGU’s, Hospital systems, Taft-Hartley Funds and large employers. Ms Hom also gained experience in STD /LTD disability, FMLA and Workers Compensation programs while working for Core Inc.
Ms Hom’s past clinical experience is in Medical/ Surgical, Pediatric and Neonatal ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital and worked in Pediatric Home Care Services as well. Along with her broad based sales experience Ms Hom brings a solid clinical foundation to MedWatch’s sales team.
Ms Hom received her RN licensure in 1980 from BHCC and attended Lesley University in 1992 in the advanced BS Management program. In her spare time, Ms Hom enjoys travel, cooking, watching the Food Network shows and working out.
Tim Guzinski, VP of Business Development
With 10 plus years of experience in the Care Management and Medical Cost Containment industry, encompassing sales, marketing and account management responsibilities, Tim brings a wealth of product knowledge and understanding to the MedWatch table from both the client and vendor perspective. His reputation within the business community is one of utmost trust and loyalty, always making sure to understand the needs of the client while devising the most appropriate solutions available. Mr. Guzinski has been active in numerous industry associations including HCAA, SIIA and NAHU to name a few. His vast national professional network and years of experience allow him to excel at strategic sales initiatives and solution development across the board.
Outside the industry, Tim had an adventurous career in high-end private clubs and was fortunate to be able to travel and open new business, sports and golf clubs not only in the US but around the world. This profession provided him with cultural exposure few individuals have been lucky enough to experience. Tim credits his calm personality, high level of diversity acceptance, ability to eat street food anywhere on the planet, and his love of getting to know people to his years of international travel. Just ask him, and he’ll bend your ear for hours sharing stories about some of the adventures he has survived. At home, his interests include gardening, fresh cooking, fine wine and great friends, as well as an occasional cruise get-a-way on Royal Caribbean!
Tim joined MedWatch in January 2017.