Our Mission

Lucina Health’s mission is to help reduce preterm birth by driving best-in-class care with deep obstetrics analytics—connecting moms, babies, and the community that cares for them.

As technology has evolved, an opportunity presented itself to build a comprehensive data analytics solution to better understand risks and potential complications each mom-to-be might face, and Lucina was born. Even our name reflects our mission: Lucina is the Roman goddess of childbirth and light, who protects women during labor and brings blessings of health, safety, and productivity. Similarly, our team strives to shed light and insight on the best possible care for women in our community.

Leveraging the power of aggregated data and deep obstetrics analytics, Lucina is fundamentally changing care management to help reduce preterm birth and associated costs. Firefly, Lucina’s data platform, sheds new light on risks, conditions, and pregnancy complications to understand outcomes and cost, both for patients and the community at large. Connecting with Firefly, MyLucina is a mom-facing mobile app, delivering personalized outreach and education for each patient.

Lucina Health, Inc. is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Chrysalis Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, and the Kresge Foundation fund Lucina’s mission. Passport Health Plan, also in Louisville, is a valued development partner.

Our Team

Kevin Bramer

CEO

Bob Grable

CFO

Adam Beam

Director of Business Development

Dr. Dawn Forbes

Chief Medical Officer

Donna McGee

Clinical Process Manager

Anthony Noe

Program Manager

Corey Ogle

Data Analyst

Kevin Bramer

CEO

Kevin has 25 years of experience in healthcare management and entrepreneurship. Kevin was most recently the President and CEO of MedVentures, a company which commercializes new healthcare innovations, at which he grew sales by 1000% before selling for a 14x return to investors. Previous roles include Executive Manager, Heart Spine and Neuroscience and Executive Director, Community Medical Associates at Norton Healthcare.

Bob Grable

CFO

Bob has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and finance for early-stage ventures and high-growth companies, serving as CFO at SerVend, bCatalyst, Genscape, DD Williamson and MedVenture Technology. Most recently he served as CFO of ISCO Industries, Inc. A CPA, Bob began his career at Coopers & Lybrand.

Adam Beam

Director of Business Development

Adam has 15 years of experience in implementation and business development, which is his focus at Lucina. Adam previously led RFP and procurement initiatives for Humana’s Medicaid line of business and helped implement all existing Medicaid state contracts. An Air Force vet, Adam was also a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Dr. Dawn Forbes

Chief Medical Officer

Dawn  has been a practicing neonatologist since 2008 and is dual board certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics.  For the past 5 years she has specialized in the care and improved outcomes of infants and families affected by maternal addiction and infant withdrawal.

She has 27 years of research, development and statistical analysis experience in both health care and industry, formerly serving as Division Manager for Baxter Diagnostics International and Medical Director for South Florida Bioavailability Clinic.  She founded HARPS (Helping At-Risk Pregnancies Succeed) in 2011 to improve outcomes in pregnancy and the newborn period for infants and families affected by in-utero drug exposure and in 2016 she founded Nascend LLC, a company designed to advance education, research and resources for families, healthcare providers and communities striving to improve outcomes for these same infants and families affected by addiction.

Dr. Forbes is a National Speaker for Meade Johnson and serves as the Medical Director for Thrive Well Center, a component of Project Thrive, which is a community collaborative including ChooseWell and Compassionate Louisville focused on establishing a housing-first, integrative healthcare-focused, family centered, community-based approach for sustained recovery of families of addiction.

Donna McGee

Clinical Process Manager

Donna has over 20 years of nursing experience, where she has primarily focused on home health and care management. She also has extensive experience in clinical management, education, quality, and workflow development. For the last 11 years she has focused on the development and implementation of care management software and programs, most recently
at Optum and at ActiveHealth Management, an independent subsidiary
of Aetna.

Anthony Noe

Program Manager

Anthony has over 15 years of experience in application development and project/program management. Previous to Lucina, Anthony managed IT infrastructure and acquisition integration initiatives while at Humana. Prior to that, Anthony started NoeInk, an interactive multimedia company, where he led the success of hundreds of projects over the course of 10 years.

Corey Ogle

Data Analyst

Corey has 14 years of healthcare experience (focused in Coordination of Benefits Auditing and Data Logistics), and in particular has extensive background in trend analysis, root cause analysis, anomaly detection and query development. Most recently, Corey was a Logistics Analyst for The Rawlings Group, a healthcare recovery services provider to many of the nation’s largest insurance companies. Corey was previously a Subject Matter Expert at Humana for the Puerto Rico Medicare Correspondence and Claims Processing Unit.

Clinical Advisors

Arnold W. Cohen, MD
Chairman Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Einstein Healthcare Network
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Jefferson Medical College
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Brian Iriye, MD
Chairman of the Association for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Management, President of the Nevada Perinatal Foundation,
Managing Partner of the High Risk Pregnancy Center
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

David C. Lagrew, MD
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of California, Irvine, Perinatalogist,
Magella Medical Group
Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Physician Informaticist

 

Michael McQueen, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director for the Neonatal
and MFM service lines in Arizona for Sheridan
Healthcare, Founder and President of Desert
Neonatal Associates
Neonatologist

Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP
Chief Nursing Officer, PeriGen
Clinician and Patient Education

Diane Hibbs, DO
OB/GYN, Physician Infomaticist,
Banner Health Obstetrics and Informatics

 

Thomas J Garite, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Thomas J. Garite, M.D. is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and Director of Research and Education, at Pediatrix-Obstetrix Medical Group. Dr. Garite is also currently Chief Medical Officer of PeriGen Inc.. He is the E.J. Quilligan Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California Irvine where he served 18 years as the Department’s Chairman and is now Professor Emeritus. Dr. Garite is also Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecology, following 10 years as Editor-in-Chief. He has served many roles in the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) including President, Director of the Fellowship Affairs Committee, Chairman of its Foundation and a total of 11 years on the Board of Directors. Dr. Garite has also served as Chairman of the SMFM Pregnancy Foundation. Dr. Garite has received several awards from distinguished societies, most notably the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

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