Colorado Business Group On Health

Your Partners In Quality



Robert Smith, MBA

Executive Director

Since 2010, Bob has worked with the Colorado Business Group on Health on piloting payment reform and promoting value-based purchasing in Colorado.

In his 38-year career as a healthcare executive, Bob has focused on strategic planning, business development, and performance-based contracting. He has facilitated various joint ventures, partnerships, and collaborative initiatives between health care providers and purchasers, working within the community hospital, university medical center, and managed care settings. The health plan he founded and operated for several years was called “the most successful provider-owned plan in the country” by Modern Healthcare magazine. Bob has overseen development and management of over 20 physician organizations.

A long-time faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Bob holds an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. He has co-authored two books on healthcare contracting strategies and published numerous healthcare articles. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education and is currently Board President.


Bonnie Martin

Financial Administrator

Since 2009, Bonnie has overseen bookkeeping and provided office management support for CBGH.

Bonnie’s career has spanned a wide range of positions, including serving as a respiratory therapist, executive assistant to the president of Coors Transportation Company, and executive recruiter for a facilities management placement service.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family and spoiling two perfect grandchildren. Even though not born in Colorado, she considers herself a native.


Alicia Chance

Data Analyst

Alicia joined Colorado Business Group on Health in 2012. Her primary focus has been on the pilot project PROMETHEUS with the goal of identifying potential waste in the health care system and areas for increased patient management, and reduction in cost. Alicia manages the data for numerous employers and uses sophisticated analytics to evaluate chronically ill patients and the expenditures associated with caring for them.

Before joining CBGH, Alicia worked in different facets and roles relating to public health. As a maternal and family health epidemiologist for the Wyoming Department of Health, she was responsible for providing statistical support for ongoing projects. She created publications on specific health priorities aimed at educating expecting mothers. She also did a large investigation and study of adverse weigh gain among pregnant women. Alicia also worked for Colorado State University (CSU) as a teaching and research assistant for a handful of undergraduate and graduate level classes including; Epidemiology, Toxicology and Human Disease and the Environment. Alicia’s career also includes serving as a health scientist for ChemRisk, where she provided risk assessments for people and groups exposed to numerous toxins including asbestos and benzene.


Lisa Slavinski

Project Manager

Lisa is responsible for the management and accountability of various programs related to healthcare quality and improving value for CBGH members. In this role, she manages the organization’s day-to-day operations and helps set strategic direction for CBGH programs, including the annual Colorado Health Matters Quality Reports, the Leapfrog Group program, and eValue8, a health care accountability and quality improvement survey.

Prior to joining CBGH, Lisa was the assistant director of education at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) in Alexandria, VA for nine years, where she was responsible for the development of educational programs for the organization’s two national conferences. She also served as AMCP’s continuing education manager and managed onsite conference logistics for the organization. Her previous work includes serving as the membership and special projects manager for the Washington, D.C.-based Employers’ Managed Health Care Association (EMHCA), where she worked closely with employer members, the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) and the National Business Group on Health (NBCH). Lisa has also held positions at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Queen Health Care Plan in Honolulu, HI and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in Washington.


Liz Olson

Executive Assistant

Liz assists with CBGH’s strategic planning and business development and events, including the annual Colorado Culture of Health Conference. Liz also collaborates on the organization’s marketing initiatives and provides updates for CBGH’s website, social media channels and publications.

For more than a decade, Liz worked in sales, marketing and retail management in Denver. She also served as an employer benefits administrator for Great West Life in Englewood, supporting the online employee benefits program and overseeing database security for program participants.


Dennis McGrath

Chief Data Officer

Dennis is responsible for data storage and transformation at CBGH, as well as developing quality improvement processes and procedures for working with data streams. His primary work is with the HIPP project, utilizing HCI3 Prometheus.

Prior to joining CBGH, Dennis has had an extensive career in Information Technology and Project Management in the banking industry, working for both SunTrust Bank and PNC Bank. His last previous job was as a senior IT Project Manager working for nuclear power plant maker Westinghouse Nuclear. Dennis brings his experience in data management and information security to bear in our HIPP project and other work involving patient health information and medical records.

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