Mark Schlussel is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He has an extensive background in healthcare law and has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies. Mr. Schlussel gained significant operational healthcare experience as the CEO of the Oakland Virtual Medical Center. Most recently, he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Oakland University Board of Trustees. Mark is a “hands on” CEO at Curus.
Dr. Robert Kelman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and holds licenses to practice medicine in Michigan, Florida, and New York. Dr. Kelman is a founding Member and Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. As Medical Director of Curus, Dr. Kelman consults with Members to understand their lifestyle and healthcare needs and is accessible as medical situations arise to manage the complexities of facilitating care.
Randall Thomas has an extensive background as President and CEO in start-up companies. He has expertise in management and operations. Mr. Thomas grew his most recent start-up business to a point where it was successfully acquired by an international company. Randy’s involvement with Curus from “behind the scenes” serves as the foundation to our operational success.
Leslie Viegas retired as Executive Vice-President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan where he managed multiple Blue Cross divisions in his 17 year career. He ran the $5 billion National Business Unit and was responsible for all operations, including marketing and IT. Les understands the “business” of healthcare. He is instrumental in keeping Curus well versed in the changes in the healthcare insurance landscape adding great value for our Members.
Herschel Block has an extensive background in hospital management including serving as the Chief Operating Officer of a hospital facility owned by Hospital Corporation of America. He served in strategic facility planning for a major architectural firm and as a senior consultant for a big four accounting firm. He acquired experience in operating efficiencies and reducing service and delivery costs in healthcare. Herschel’s skills in marketplace trends and the customization of service to achieve optimal efficiency and effectiveness will help bring the best quality of care to Curus’s Members.
Mr. Connor has 35 plus years of Information, Image and Data management experience within the healthcare and financial industry services sector. He is one of the founders of Affiliated Computer Services and currently serves on the Boards of IBML in Birmingham, Alabama and SilverRockHealth in Madison, NJ.
Rick Kovacs is a graduate of the University of Michigan. His business career has been centered around establishing and growing small companies and start up ventures into large successful enterprises doing business on a national scope. Rick’s expertise is in sales, marketing, business development, and strategic corporate development and implementation infused with his entrepreneurial spirit.
Sara is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wayne State University. Sara is a member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants and is a former clinical instructor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has over a decade of experiences as a licensed Physicians Assistant. Her extensive experience includes the responsibility for a caseload that exceeded 1,000 patients annually. Her varied experience, temperament and skills provide Curus Members with an outstanding team leader.
During his 20 year career in the USAF, Lt. Col. Mort served as a clinical nurse, flight nurse, master instructor, Chief of Aircrew (PACAF), Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Medical Surgical Consultant to the Surgeon General and was deployed multiple times most recently to a hostile Forward Operating Base in easter Afghanistan. His leadership and development of evidence based medicine produced a 99.5% survivability rate for wounded warriors.This high-reliability focus saved millions of dollars for the USAF. His efforts are concentrated on reduction of negative patience outcomes while eliminating non-value added work in the medical practice with practical applications and integration of his knowledge into civilian health. He is on faculty at Write-State University in Dayton, OH with the Emergence Nurses Assoc. and a voting member of the National Veterans’ Health Administration Advisory Board for Compasionate Innovation.