Leadership Team

Colleen A. McGuire
Co-Founder and
Chief Executive Officer
Colleen McGuire, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, is a transformational leader passionate about healthcare reform. She brings more than 35 years of experience leading and mobilizing teams and organizations to deliver breakthrough results and create positive social impact.
Garry Welch, PhD
Co-Founder and
Chief Scientific Officer
Garry Welch, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, is a foremost expert in the area of behavior medicine for chronic disease care. He has extensive experience leading clinical research on behavior change strategies for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Dr. Welch's 30+ years of clinical research led to co-founding Silver Fern Healthcare. He leads research and development at Silver Fern.
Cindy Wicks
Chief Client Officer
Cindy Wicks, Chief Client Officer, has more than three decades of healthcare industry experience within national managed care organizations, health insurance companies, ACOs, physician IPAs, and hospital system organizations. She leads sales, customer service, and customer relations for Silver Fern.
Christopher Tucker
Chief Operations & Technology Officer
Chris Tucker, Chief Operations & Technology Officer, is a customer-focused executive with extensive experience throughout the healthcare system. He has leadership experience in healthcare operations, technology, consulting, strategy, program optimization and account management. He oversees all facets of Silver Fern's operations and technology.
Julia Winer
Chief Corporate Officer
Julia Winer, Chief Corporate Officer, is a passionate, mission-driven leader of business communications and strategy. She has experience leading public policy, strategic planning, and operational improvement initiatives. Julia oversees public relations, marketing, product improvement, and human resources at Silver Fern Healthcare.
Michael T. Dylag, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Dylag, Chief Financial Officer, brings more than 20 years of senior financial leadership to Silver Fern Healthcare. A results-oriented financial executive, his career has focused on the healthcare, technology, and workforce solutions industries.
Thomas McGuire
General Counsel and Business Advisor
Tom McGuire has 25+ years of healthcare experience serving in various legal, regulatory, and compliance roles. For more than 10 years, he was Senior Deputy Counsel at UnitedHealthcare and a member of UnitedHealth Group’s Executive Leadership Team. Tom provides counsel to Silver Fern’s executive team on healthcare strategy as well as a wide range of legal and compliance topics.
Nora Saul, RD, LDN, CDE
Diabetes Clinical Lead
Nora Saul is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Nora has more than 25 years of experience in the field of diabetes education, consulting for the Joslin Diabetes Center and other industry partners. Nora leads content development for Silver Fern’s diabetes products and training.

Board of Advisors

John Beyer
President, Realized Solutions, Inc.
John is the founder of Realized Solutions, Inc., a software development and IT network services provider, where John acts as President, CEO and enjoys being a senior consultant. John has been involved in the field of Information Technology for more than 20 years and has a wealth of experience in software development, system integration and computer security.
Lisa Cantone, CPA
Partner, CohnReznick, LLP
Lisa is partner at CohnReznick, a leading advisory, assurance, and tax firm headquartered in New York, NY with offices throughout the United States. Lisa provides advisory services to closely-held businesses and individuals with emphasis on business and financial planning. In this role, she is responsible for performing audit and review services for clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, not-for-profit, and service industries.
Dan Clare
Partner, Constitution Capital Partners
Dan Clare is a partner and head of credit investments at Constitution Capital Partners, an asset management firm with offices in Boston, New York and Chicago. Dan has spent the past twenty years as a private equity and credit investor in numerous businesses, including companies in the behavioral health, health care IT, and payor services sectors. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Cathy Eddy
Founder and Former President of Health Plan Alliance
Cathy Eddy founded and led the Health Plan Alliance (formerly the HMO Alliance) for more than 20 years, growing it to more than 50 members. She has extensive experience advising health systems, health plans, and companies, providing them with expertise in governance, innovation, strategic planning, product development, and health system/health plan alignment.
Richard Guha
Entrepreneur in Residence, CTNext
Richard has more than 45 years business experience in Finance, Operations, Marketing and General Management within both technology and consumer industries. He has been CEO of a Fortune 100 company, several start-ups, consultant to about one third of the Fortune 500, Board Member and active investor in startups. His degrees are from the University of Cambridge.
Donna Lecky
CFO & Co-Founder of HealthVenture Corporation & Managing Director of HealthVenture Capital
Donna has extensive leadership experience in the areas of healthcare and financial services, including strategy and business development. Her background includes tax, treasury, investor relations, mergers & acquisitions, integration, divestitures, and FP&A and P&L management. She has held roles at Omnicare Corporation, HealthSouth Corporation, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte.
Olugbenga Ogedegbe
Professor, NYU
Gbenga Ogedegbe, a physician, is Professor of Population Health & Medicine, Chief Division of Health & Behavior and Director Center for Healthful Behavior Change in the Department of Population Health at the School of Medicine. Gbenga is a leading expert on health disparities research; his work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction in minority populations.
Sohini Roy
Former CFO, Nexseer Capital
Sohini is a seasoned financial executive, with substantial operating and strategic experience, primarily in the asset management, fintech space. She has successfully helped several institutions scale. She excels in change management, organizational turnaround, strategic planning, capital stewardship, accounting, talent management and governance.
David Souder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management, UConn School of Business
Dr. Souder has taught courses in strategic management, statistics, and entrepreneurship at UConn’s School of Business since 2007. Dr. Souder’s research focuses on corporate short-termism and long-term thinking, and he frequently speaks with business groups and media members on related topics. His Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota is in Strategic Management and Organizations.
Martha Temple
Former CEO, Optum Behavioral Health
Martha’s expertise is in the healthcare industry with deep insights into behavioral health in US and international markets. She has focused on and succeeded at driving growth and profitability within extremely complex and competitive markets. She most recently provided leadership to Optum Behavioral Health, a U.S. leader in behavioral health services, as their Chief Executive Officer.