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Leadership

KEVIN HAMM

KEVIN HAMM

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO

Kevin is the Founder, President, and CEO of Kura MD and is a highly successful entrepreneur in the insurance and workers’ compensation industries serving as CEO/COO of several dynamic organizations that became leaders in their business fields. Kevin led the formation and development of the largest third party workers’ compensation administration in California, and created and developed the first workers’ compensation PBM in the U.S. In 1994 Kevin launched Intercare Insurance Services which grew to one of the largest insurance agencies in CA generating $84M in annual premium revenue by the year 2000. Kevin also served on the WC reform committees form by Governor Schwarzenegger leading to passage of SB 899 and has served on the board of directors of the Department of Managed Care. Kevin leads Kura MD’s executive management team with the vision to make Kura MD an industry leader in telehealth for workers’ compensation and general health.

DOUGLAS SUMARAGA

DOUGLAS SUMARAGA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Doug has over 30 years of experience managing and developing technology firms in the Silicon Valley as CTO, COO, & CEO. With his background in Medical Technology, Doug has architected and developed medical software in clinical research and in patient monitoring. As a strategic advisor and technology consultant to Fortune 50 companies he brings significant knowledge and expertise to Kura MD as a business leader, technology architect, and senior program manager.
DIANNE VASS

DIANNE VASS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

With over 25 years of experience, Dianne has served as a strategic advisor to senior management in healthcare, was co-founder and lead project manager of a start-up healthcare IT company, has an extensive background in property casualty insurance and in patient safety as the Executive Director of the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation for over 10 years.
KEITH WOODARD

KEITH WOODARD

DIRECTOR, CHANNEL SALES

Keith Woodard has successfully managed sales teams and driven Channel Partner programs for the past 25 years. As one of the founders of World Wide Learn, Keith ran the Channel Partner and Client Relations divisions. Keith also has held executive sales positions with Lionbridge Technologies, CASTLE Worldwide and LaserGrade Computer Testing. Keith brings his extensive sales and channel management experience to Kura MD building Kura MD’s Channel Partner program and supporting Kura MD’s Channel Partner’s sales teams.

DAVID GARRETT

DAVID GARRETT

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David is an MBA and CPA with over 30 years’ experience in Silicon Valley, including 18 years at the CFO level. David helped grow three start-ups from their early stage, through rapid growth, onto becoming very successfully acquired by three well-known fortune 500 high tech companies.
COLIN SIAW

COLIN SIAW

DIRECTOR, TRAINING AND IMPLEMENTATION

With an MBA and entrepreneurial experience working with technical specialists, responsible for their performance, Colin is a seasoned professional manager with 20+ years of relevant business process and technical experience. He has a passion for building high performance teams and partnerships to reach large scale organizational objectives.
BRITTANY BUSSE, MD

BRITTANY BUSSE, MD

MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF TELEHEALTH

Dr. Busse is the lead telehealth physician for Kura MD and specializes in process development and training practitioners in unique compassionate care and outcomes based initiatives. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2009, where she was active in various research, community outreach, and quality improvement programs. She has spent the past three years working in community medicine and occupational health with a focus on empathic communication, multimodality pain management, and whole person care. She has a passion for evidenced-based medical practice and outcome driven care, while also emphasizing compassion for patients and return to functionality as patient-centric goals.

Strategic Advisors

JAY SANDERS, MD

JAY SANDERS, MD

DIRECTOR OF TELEMEDICINE STRATEGY

Known as the “Father of Telemedicine,” Dr. Sanders developed the first statewide telemedicine system, the first correctional telemedicine system, the first tele-homecare technology and the first telemedicine kiosk. During the Clinton Administration, he was the telemedicine representative for the United States to the G8 nations and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt to the Chronic Care Workgroup Committee. Dr. Sanders is the Founder, Board Member, and President Emeritus of ATA (American Telemedicine Association).
DONALD C. HURTER

DONALD C. HURTER

SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Don brings in-depth knowledge and expertise in the insurance industry and workers’ compensation managed care and cost containment services to Kura MD.  He is the former Global Head of Medical Management Services for AIG, where he developed national and international case management programs and occupational health strategies. He is also the President of the Rae-Cox Group.
LES KIM, MD

LES KIM, MD

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER—WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Dr. Kim is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon in Daly City, CA. He is the current president of the CA Orthopedic Association (COA) and is a recognized expert in workers’ compensation issues impacting physician practices in CA.
LES SACKS, MD

LES SACKS, MD

CEO DECISION UR

Responsible for the development of clinical protocols and treatment formats in utilization review. 35 years of clinical experience validating the protocols allowing “outcomes” to help determine the appropriate approach. These are published works sanctioned by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Development

JASON FONTAINE

JASON FONTAINE

SCRUM MASTER UI/UX

JORDAN JONES

JORDAN JONES

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

JAMES FRENCH

JAMES FRENCH

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

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