The passion to fix healthcare, the know-how to get it done

About Us | Leadership

About Us | Leadership

Understanding the problem in healthcare is easy. Knowing how to fix it takes Healthcare Intelligence. It's what we do at Telligen everyday, bringing together clinical and technical expertise to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

Telligen is led by a visionary team of experts, who together, bring the experience and leadership savvy needed to deliver comprehensive population health management solutions. The leaders of Telligen focus us on a bold vision – to make healthcare in the United States sustainable again through a combination of unparalleled clinical and HIT solutions.

Jeff Chungath
Jeff Chungath
CEO

Jeff Chungath brings more than 20 years of biomedical, HIT and general management experience in healthcare, consumer goods and telecommunications. At Telligen, he led the design and deployment of several nationwide health information technology solutions. Jeff has an unparalleled perspective on leveraging health information technology and behavior change for transformational population health management, Jeff has been instrumental in driving and supporting solutions that get results for our clients.

Jeff holds a masters in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa and a masters degree in management from Creighton University.

Peg Mason
Peg Mason
Vice President, Health Management

Peg Mason owns healthcare quality improvement. She brings over 30 years of experience in healthcare quality improvement, patient safety, population health management and provider consulting, as well as technical assistance for creating and validating healthcare quality measures. Peg is recognized nationally for her leadership in healthcare quality, including her involvement with the federal QIO program and leadership in the CMS hospital public reporting program at its inception. Peg oversees Telligen's health management solutions for commercial payers, Medicaid and Medicare programs.

Peg holds designations of Registered Health Information Technician from the American Health Information Management Association, Certified Professional in Health Care Quality from the Healthcare Quality Certification Board and Population Health Certificate Program from the Population Health and Care Coordination Colliquium. Peg also previously served on the American Health Information Management Association's Practice Council on Quality Initiatives and Secondary Data and as a member of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission's Health Standards Committee.

Brian Barry
Brian Barry
Vice President, Information Management

Brian Barry has been turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action for nearly 20 years. He brings extensive technical expertise and healthcare information technology experience, serving clients in both the commercial and government sectors. His experience includes leading the development and implementation of Revenue Cycle Systems, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare Data Management and Quality Reporting, and Health Management enterprise systems for health systems, providers and payers. Brian oversees Telligen's HIT solutions for commercial, State, and Federal clients.

Brian holds a bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University.

Denise Sturm
Denise Sturm
Chief Financial Officer

Denise Sturm understands the cost impact of healthcare and how it can compromise an organization's financial health. She brings 25 years of financial leadership experience in healthcare, commercial and State government. Denise serves as Vice President, Finance and Administration, leading financial and administrative functions, including finance, accounting, risk-management, contracts, compliance, pricing, proposals, purchasing and facilities.

Denise holds a bachelors of business administration in accounting from Iowa State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Doug Ventling
Doug Ventling
Vice President, Human Resources

Doug Ventling knows how to make healthcare more cost-effective for employee populations, through innovative population health management solutions. Doug brings nearly 25 years of Human Resources experience in healthcare, insurance and consumer goods, leading the human resources and marketing & communications functions. He oversees all areas related to talent selection, development and retention; organizational culture; and employee engagement; as well as all aspects of Telligen branding.

Doug holds a bachelors and masters in business administration from the University of Iowa, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Dr. Paul Mulhausen, M.D., M.H.S, F.A.C.P.
Dr. Paul Mulhausen, M.D., M.H.S, F.A.C.P.
Chief Medical Officer

Paul Mulhausen M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Telligen, focused on providing clinical guidance at the executive level and enhancing Telligen's population health management solutions for current and prospective clients.

Dr. Mulhausen represents Telligen locally and nationally through his participation in regional and national collaborations. He brings his expertise in the care of people across the healthcare continuum, to support Telligen's core belief to deliver the right care, in the right setting at the right cost, every time.  

Dr. Mulhausen received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Health Sciences degree from Duke University and completed his postgraduate training at the Duke University School of Medicine. 

Board of Directors

Dr. R. Ried Boom, MD
Family Physician
Board President

Stephanie Altman, JD
Assistant Director of Health Care Justice
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Jeff Chungath
CEO
Telligen

Jay Style
SVP and CFO (retired)
Mathematica, Inc.

Marcus Bendickson, PhD
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Dynetics, Inc.