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Leadership Bios

Brian Sharp

Brian Sharp
CEO/President and Founder of Prime Health Services, Inc.

Brian Sharp leads Prime Health with over twenty-five years of experience in the medical cost containment industry. As a Masters’ level vocational rehabilitation counselor, Brian entered the workforce with Crawford and Company in the late 1980s working with injured workers. From this base, he held various management positions within Crawford and Company as well as other managed care companies/PPOs with regional and national managed care delivery systems. Brian, as a founder of Prime Health Services, holds the current position of CEO/President and navigates Prime through the ever changing medical cost containment market.

Bethany Sharp

Bethany Sharp
Chief Strategy Officer

Bethany Sharp has over twenty years of health care operations, sales, and marketing experience that aids PHS well in her current role of Chief Strategy Officer. She entered the healthcare market in 1996, serving as a geriatric social worker at NHC Healthcare, after completing her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Middle Tennessee State University. She then went on to hold positions and assist in the growth of other prominent healthcare companies such as HearthStone Assisted Living and HCA Healthcare. Starting her career in managed care in 2001, Ms. Sharp has served in both the operations and business development side for Prime Health since 2003.

Jennifer Ryon

Jennifer Ryon
Chief Revenue Officer

Jennifer Ryon has nearly fifteen years of experience in client strategy, sales, customer service, and account management in the medical cost containment field. Jennifer oversees the business development departments and responsible for revenue growth, driving customer value, and national revenue and customer success strategies for Prime Health Services. Focused on all operations, Jennifer directs innovative delivery solutions, efficiencies, marketing integration, and customer service to address customer requirements and drive business growth. Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and hired at Prime Health Services in 2006.

Allison Harris

Allison Harris
General Counsel

Allison joined the Prime Health Services team as our Compliance Officer in 2008 and currently serves as the organization’s General Counsel, overseeing the legal and compliance department. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in public communications and radio-television-film from the University of North Alabama. Allison advises the company on corporate, contractual, and regulatory legal issues and manages our state certification filings and updates.

Christian Puryear

Christian Puryear
Chief Information Officer

Christian Puryear brings over fifteen years of IT experience specific to the healthcare industry, previously holding positions with HealthStream Inc. and HCA hospital corporation. He has managed a number of software products from inception to launch plus an IT consulting firm focusing on small business IT technology and project implementation of strategic technologies. Mr. Puryear is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prime Health's technology development including our strategy for technology platforms, product development, and standards compliance.

Todd Hurt

Todd Hurt
Vice President of Provider Contracting

Todd Hurt has twenty years of healthcare experience, entering the healthcare industry in 1998 working for Magellan Health Services. Mr. Hurt’s career with Prime Health began in November of 2005; he is currently responsible for overseeing the contracting of all hospitals, physicians, and ancillary providers for Prime Health Services in all 50 states. During his tenure, the Prime PPO network has seen vast regional and national growth.

Dorrence Stovall

Dorrence Stovall
Vice President of Strategic Alliances

Dorrence Stovall has nearly thirty years of healthcare industry experience and holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration. His career spans work in administration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, network development with Aetna/US Healthcare for the state of Tennessee, and with FOCUS Healthcare/Concentra leading national recruitment and development efforts. Dorrence has served Prime Health Services in a variety of management positions for 15 years, currently overseeing strategic alliances with network partners and working with our distributions department to further expand the Prime Health preferred provider network.

Christina Hancock

Christina Hancock
Vice President of Operations

Christina Hancock joined the Prime Health Services family in 2007 and currently oversees the operational areas of the organization, which includes the bill review system, provider credentialing, disputes / repricing, and the robust data integrity related departments. Ms. Hancock works closely with clients and physicians alike to ensure that all operations run smoothly. She also oversees the Provider Relations Department to ensure the best customer service possible for our participating providers. Christina holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Business Education degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.

Whitney Camp

Whitney Camp
Vice President of Human Resources

Whitney joined Prime Health Services in 2010 and is responsible for the oversight and day-to-day delivery of all HR related functions. Prior to joining the Prime Health team, she held a series of positions in outside medical sales, marketing, and health care over an eight year period. Focused on growth, Whitney’s experience gives her a unique perspective as she leads a team that develops programs and processes that support Prime’s unique and expanding presence in the health care industry.