Who We Are

Leadership, Strategic Advisors, and Development

Leadership

KEVIN HAMM

KEVIN HAMM

FOUNDER & 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.

DIANNE VASS

DIANNE VASS

SVP MARKETING & CLIENT RELATIONS

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.
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.

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).
LES KIM, MD

LES KIM, MD

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER—WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Dr. Kim is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon in Daly City, CA. He is a past 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

JAMES FRENCH

JAMES FRENCH

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

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