CBA is exclusively dedicated to healthcare and only hires staff with a wealth of practical healthcare experience and experience in leadership positions. Our staff understands the needs of senior management team and brings the experience to achieve strategic results.
Mr. Caldwell is the Chairman of Caldwell Butler & Associates, an innovative firm specializing in the strategic deployment of strategies for improving hospital performance. His expertise includes the effective deployment of advanced methods to improve accountability, implementation and speed of organizations. In addition Chip is an expert in apply… Read Chip Caldwell's full bio.
Greg Butler, President, Expert in Transformational Efforts / Innovation
Mr. Butler is President of Caldwell Butler & Associates, a leading firm dedicated to improving hospital performance through the implementation of advanced quality methods. Greg brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a… Read Greg Butler's full bio.
Ed Tucker offers 42 years’ experience in health care financial and operational management. Mr. Tucker has focused on improving both financial and operational performance in health care, learning many important lessons. Ed combines his practical experiences with Lean princibles to improve financial performance while actually increasing health care quality… Read G. Edward Tucker, Jr., CPA's full bio.
Rebecca Southern, RN MSN, Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt Rebecca (Becky) is a Registered Nurse with executive nursing experience. During Becky’s 25+ year career, her experience includes serving as a CNO, leadership in a 400 bed acute care teaching hospital, extensive outpatient services experience, development of community programs and home… Read Becky Southern, RN's full bio.
Doug Saegesser is an expert in hospital operations and brings 20+ years of experience in improving healthcare operations. Doug is one of the nation’s leading experts in healthcare staffing and has been integral in the development of In-Quality Staffing, a revolutionary method that transcends benchmarks and traditional productivity tools.… Read Doug Saegesser's full bio.
Cary has spent 15+ years serving in various executive and consulting positions involving both clinical practice and medical leadership. He has held positions in several different settings including network model HMOs, IPA model HMOs and staff model HMOs. He has also been the medical director of an HMO PHO… Read Cary Gutbezahl, MD's full bio.
Frank Mlinarec, Master Black Belt, has over 20 years of experience in assisting hospitals by improving their workflow processes and productivity. He uses his extensive skills as Master Black Belt to coach, train and certify thousands of healthcare professionals in the discipline of Lean-Six Sigma. Frank’s expertise includes apprenticing… Read Frank Mlinarec's full bio.
Mark Viau, Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt, is an expert in hospital operations and brings 30+ years of experience in applying Lean methods to healthcare processes to ensure leaner operations in a wide array of healthcare settings. Mark understands the practical application of Lean-Six Sigma methods for eliminating waste, improving… Read Mark Viau's full bio.
Rick Collett is an expert in hospital operations and brings 20+ years of experience in improving healthcare operations. His skills include the application of advanced analytical methods to healthcare processes to ensure leaner operations and improved patient flow. Rick understands the practical application of Lean-Six Sigma methods for reducing… Read Rick Collett's full bio.
Robert Barry, PhD, Master Black Belt. Mr. Barry is a Managing Principal at Caldwell Butler & Associates who has written numerous publications related to the integration of Lean methods within the healthcare industry. Robert is an author of the Nan Series, a series of fictional books that depicts, through… Read Robert Barry's full bio.
Theresa L. Anderson, RN, MS, FACHE is a veteran healthcare professional with over 30 years of operational experience and senior leader experience. Her expertise as an executive nurse involves managing and administering hospital budgets, as well as leading and directing other healthcare professionals and serving as former CNO. Theresa’s… Read Theresa Anderson, RN's full bio.
Jane is a Registered Nurse with executive nursing leadership experience. During Jane’s 35+ year career, her experience includes serving as a CNO, in both for-profit and not-for- profit hospitals ranging in bed size from 175 to 450 beds. She brings extensive experience in nursting staffing models and creating effective… Read Jane Johnston, RN's full bio.
Bruce Blohm is managing principle, research and assessment at Caldwell Butler and Associ-ates (CBA) and helps healthcare organizations achieve quantum improvements in quality and financial performance. Mr. Blohm has a twenty-five year background in business operations and information systems, coupled with healthcare performance improvement. His research and experience spans… Read Bruce Blohm's full bio.
Kevin Sprecher brings over 15 years of healthcare experience in improving hospital operations towards safer, efficient and effective care. Kevin applies his clinical experience with practical application of Lean Six Sigma performance improvement methods. Kevin has extensive experience with achieving value from a wide range of electronic medical records.… Read Kevin Sprecher's full bio.
Rob Thames bring years of proven experience leading healthcare organizations through financial turn arounds. Rob is an expert at using CBA methods to systematically deliver a quality based approach to margin improvement and ensuring that gains in performance are sustained. Rob uses his vast experience to coordinate a disciplined… Read Rob Thames's full bio.
Maggie Longshore is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years in the public and private health-care sector. During her career, Maggie has worked in both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals ranging in size from 200 – 600 beds. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in the perioperative field of nursing.… Read Maggie Longshore's full bio.