CEO & Managing Partner, SKYGEN / CEO & Co-Founder, Holista
Craig Kasten leads SKYGEN in creating next-generation technology-enabled solutions that power the business of healthcare through the digital age. Through his visionary leadership, SKYGEN leads the market with transformational technology and service offerings that reinvent healthcare benefits.
Mr. Kasten is an accomplished leader whose career in the managed healthcare industry spans 30 years. He is the founder and co-founder of several organizations which have evolved to become part of SKYGEN’s suite of world-class solutions. He also co-founded Doral Dental USA and grew the company to a market-dominant position before its sale to DentaQuest Ventures. Mr. Kasten continues to provide vision, strategic direction and creative support for functional design innovations to the Enterprise System, SKYGEN’s proprietary software platform.
Prior to launching his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Kasten served concurrently as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CareNetwork, Inc., a publicly traded regional health plan later acquired by Humana. Mr. Kasten holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin.
Mr. Kasten was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2003. In 2005, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Marquette University School of Business Administration.
President and co-founder, David Dingley oversees all aspects of Holista, LLC. Holista, an affiliate of SKYGEN, offers comprehensive solutions in the Value-Based and Therapy Benefits Management areas of managed care. Mr. Dingley works with the team responsible for value-based administration and strategic consulting, as well as commercial and government therapy management programs.
Mr. Dingley has led Holista’s expansion into new markets and service lines, and launched several successful new products in the benefit management industry. Prior to joining SKYGEN, Mr. Dingley spent six years as Executive Director of Prudential Healthcare’s managed care plans in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Dingley holds a MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of Wabash College.
Vice President of Value-based Solutions
Kate Grohall has over 17 years of healthcare experience across both the payer and provider sides of the industry. She has held several key positions demonstrating her expertise in the bridging clinical delivery and reimbursement aspects of healthcare. Kate holds a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership and Quality and has been a speaker at national and state healthcare quality conferences to share her experience in grassroots application of healthcare value delivery and partnership for healthcare payment reform programs.
Kate is known for her balanced approach to healthcare reform. She asserts that healthcare is an “ecosystem” meant to be balanced across all stakeholders by engaging them respectively on cost intelligence, quality clinical outcomes and patient/provider care experience measures of performance. In an ecosystem there is a demonstrated respect for cause and effect, inputs and outputs, vulnerabilities and strengths. Her approach also emphasizes relationship-building through advocacy and education. Kate has a passion for translating the concepts of value-based healthcare to the front lines where the impact is demonstrated daily to patients, providers, staff, employers and the community.
As Vice President of Value-based Solutions with Holista, Kate is responsible for oversight, development and implementation of Value-Based HealthCare strategies, services and products. Prior to Holista, Kate served as Value-Based Healthcare Product Executive for SKYGEN USA. Additionally, Kate held the position of Vice President of Employer Direct Services for Aurora Health Care’s North Region.
Director of Therapy Administration
As Director of Therapy Administration, Chris Olejniczak ensures that Holista serves as a valuable partner in helping clients and their providers drive business success. Under her leadership, Holista adheres to regulatory and client requirements in the areas of benefit payment, case management and disease management. She is responsible for developing and implementing best practices to ensure improved efficiency, cost effectiveness and exceptional service to clients. Ms. Olejniczak also oversees all finance, authorization, claim research and electronic billing staff.
With 16 years of experience in therapy benefit management, Ms. Olejniczak applies an extensive understanding of the industry to her work. She is an expert in statistical data analysis, using it to develop and maintain key performance metrics, and to evaluate trends in benefits management and human resources management.
Ms. Olejniczak earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She has completed additional education in the areas of just-in-time and total quality improvement business practices.