Valerie DeBruin Vice President of Network OperationsCareington
Valerie DeBruin began her career with Careington International Corporation in 2008. During her tenure, she has held leadership roles in Sales, Account Management, Product Development and Network Operations. Valerie was instrumental in the successful launch of Careington’s affiliate Munroe Sutton, which offers a first-of-its-kind dental and optical network in the U.K. Today, as Vice President of Network Operations she oversees the recruiting, credentialing, quality assurance, DSO relations and analytics divisions for Careington’s PPO and discount dental networks. Valerie works with the primary goal of helping provide an avenue for consumers to receive access to affordable dental care throughout the U.S. and U.K. She and her team strive to improve the provider and customer experience, as well as the accuracy and adequacy of Careington’s nationwide dental networks.
Rinku GoldbergVice President of Strategic Relation ManagementUnitedHealthcareRinku Goldberg is the Vice President of Strategic Relation Management in UnitedHealthcare’s Dental Network team. In her position Rinku oversees all strategic provider network relations including Leased Network partnership and National DSO management. She also has a key role in supporting the Private Label and National Account Sales teams.Rinku has 20 years of experience in the Dental industry specifically in the provider space. She started her career at PacifiCare Health Systems which was later acquired by UHC in 2008. During her tenure, she has held various leadership roles in provider operations, provider relations, sales support, data management, credentialing, government programs, and now provider network management.Rinku holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of LaVerne and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, Fullerton.
Michaela MunizDirector, Insurance Plan ManagementDental Care Alliance
Michaela Muniz joined Dental Care Alliance (DCA) in September 2017 and is currently the Director of Insurance Plan Management. Michaela works closely with the Insurance plan partners to foster a relationship and works to increase Dental Care Alliance’s plan participation and revenue. In addition, Michaela leads the credentialing department and oversees the delegated credentialing team. Michaela has been involved in the medical and dental provider network marketplace for more than 30 years, working in a variety of positions. Prior to joining DCA, Michaela was the Vice President of Provider & Network Management at Argus Dental & Vision and the National Director of Provider Networks at Ameritas Group Dental. Michaela currently serves as the co vice-chair of the DSO Advisory Council and has been a member of the NADP Operations workgroup since 2012 and was a member of the Delegated Credentialing sub work group. Michaela is a graduate of the University of Florida.
John Schaak Chief Innovation & Growth OfficerSKYGEN USA
As Chief Innovation & Growth Officer, John Schaak is responsible for driving profitable growth through the acquisition of new customers and sales of new products and services. John leads company efforts to solve industry problems by identifying new opportunities and markets, as well as innovative new products and services. With his strong commitment to exemplary client service and collaborative approach to both internal and external relationships, he has a demonstrated ability to help players in the healthcare continuum grow their businesses while reducing costs, improving operations, and serving their members more effectively. John brings extensive leadership experience to his position. He was previously the president of Scion Dental and SKYGEN USA’s chief operating officer. Before that, John was a partner with the national law firm Quarles & Brady. John has been listed on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Stars list multiple times. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.< back to schedule