Leadership Team

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Beth R. Chase

CEO

Beth is the founding partner of c3/consulting and leads the strategic direction.   She has over 25 years of experience in consulting.  She works with clients in the areas of strategic planning, strategy execution, complex problem solving and decision-making, and building leadership capacity.

Beth has worked with Fortune 100 clients in the healthcare, insurance, distribution, manufacturing, publishing and financial services industries.  Prior to starting c3, Beth co-founded a local management and information technology consulting firm, but she began her career with IBM Corporation, where she held a variety of sales, financial and consulting positions, including the Workflow Automation Global Consulting Services Practice Leader. She has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Mathematics and Economics.

Beth is strongly committed to supporting the Nashville community. She serves on a number boards, including the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank, Metro Parks and Recreation, PearlPoint Cancer Support, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and the Nashville Healthcare Council. Professionally, she is involved in the Nashville Chamber P2020 Economic Development efforts, the Nashville Technology Council, the Nashville Healthcare Council and is an alum of Leadership Nashville.

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Beth R. Chase

CEO

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Katherine M. McElroy

Executive Vice President

Katherine has 25+ years of experience in software development, analyzing business processes, and applying technology to solve business challenges. She has defined business processes and technical requirements, selected software solutions, and evaluated technology resources for numerous clients.

Prior to becoming a partner at c3/consulting, Katherine spent 20 years leading software development at TCS Management Group. She served as a software executive with Aspect Communications after its acquisition of TCS and then as a partner at Nashville Management Group. Katherine received her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

She is an active, contributing member of the Nashville Technology Council, serving on the Board of Directors, Executive Council, and T3 Education Outreach Committee. In addition, she leads c3’s involvement with volunteers with Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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Katherine M. McElroy

Executive Vice President

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Brian Bowman

Executive Vice President

With two plus decades of experience in consulting, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and distribution, Brian brings expertise in project leadership to facilitate change and drive strategy across multiple industries. His innovative mindset, strong financial acumen, and analytical ability enables him to  accelerate improvements in efficiency and get results whether managing complex initiatives, establishing new products and services, or developing enterprise-wide strategy or process change.

Prior to joining c3/consulting, Brian directed an enterprise Project Management Office (PMO) for a healthcare company and held consulting roles with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Arthur Andersen. He received his MBA from Tennessee Technological University.

Brian is actively involved in the Project Management Institute, the Entrepreneur Center, and the Nashville Technology Council.

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Brian Bowman

Executive Vice President

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Helen Lane

Executive Vice President

Helen has 25+ years of experience, including senior-level technology and business management roles. She is one of c3’s Healthcare Practice leaders, with proven experience in guiding companies in strategic planning and through the design and execution of critical business processes, while leveraging technologies to improve clinical and financial results.

Prior to joining c3/consulting, Helen served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a web-based healthcare services provider and led as Vice President and CIO for a healthcare solutions company. She began her career at IBM with a variety of systems engineering, sales and management roles.  Helen received her MBA from Belmont University.

Helen serves on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House, the Tennessee chapter of HIMSS (Health Information and Management Society) and the Tennessee Nursing Action Coalition. She is actively involved in Leadership Healthcare, the Nashville Technology Council and the Nashville Healthcare Council.

 

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Helen Lane

Executive Vice President

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Vicki Estrin

Vice President

Vicki is an innovative healthcare leader with 25+ years of experience ranging from rural community hospitals to academic medical centers and children’s hospitals. She is a national expert in the areas of governance, security, privacy, and policy related issues relevant to health information technology and information exchange at the state, regional, and local levels.  In addition, Vicki has proven results with large-scale project management, strategic and functional area strategic and operation planning, business process re-design, policy development, and health information exchange.

Prior to joining c3, Vicki held various positions at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Healthcare Management Directions, Inc., Quorum Health Resources, LLC, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. She received her Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Vicki is actively involved in the healthcare community though eHealth Initiative, Markle Foundation, HIMSS, Leadership Healthcare, and Nashville Health Care Council.

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Vicki Estrin

Vice President

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Janet McDonald

Vice President

Janet brings years of executive experience in accelerating strategic, transformational change throughout a variety of organizations including: manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, publishing, distribution, construction, education, and non-profit groups.  She leads c3’s strategic service initiatives including strategic planning, growth strategies, innovation, facilitation, change leadership and professional development. 

Before joining c3, Janet spent 11 years in various vice presidential roles at Ingram Content Group and 9 years at Athlon Sports Communications as the Chief Operating Officer. She received her MBA from Belmont University.

In addition to her role at c3, Janet serves as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University where she teaches Corporate Strategy. She also serves on the board of Hands On Nashville.

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Janet McDonald

Vice President

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Meg Underwood

Vice President

Meg Underwood guides clients through complex decision-making processes necessary to build organizational strength and agility. With a particular focus on the intersection of healthcare and technology, she is a sought-after expert and facilitator who partners with clients to develop and execute effective solutions which achieve their goals.

Two key factors drive Meg’s client and team interactions: relationships and analytical project management. She seeks to understand needs—both stated and unstated—for each individual affected by a transformative process or tool, and uses those insights to lead teams to design solutions that will be readily adopted in the unique culture of each organization.

Meg approaches each team engagement as an experienced leader, strategist and advisor with the valuable expertise of understanding what must be done at the execution level to deliver results. Whether initiating a PMO, developing and executing growth strategies, establishing and refining critical processes, or rolling out new systems, she focuses on ensuring teams deliver results.

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Meg Underwood

Vice President

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Kevin Cowherd

Vice President

Kevin Cowherd is a leading expert in the interplay of strategic business goals and IT solutions, leveraging the power of both to achieve transformational change for clients.

Across his 20-year career, Kevin has worked with Fortune 50 teams to implement countless best-of-breed, customized solutions that touch all facets of an organization. He has taken organizations from relying on outdated legacy products to new solutions that address critical functions and improve workflow for users.  From solution evaluation, to process design, to implementation, Kevin deploys and manages multi-workstream project plans that solve once-insurmountable problems, realize synergies, and lead to cost savings and growth.

Kevin believes that the people of an organization are the key to success in every project or program. With significant international experience in building interconnected, collaborative teams, he develops the most essential personnel resources into irreplaceable company assets. His efforts also require consistent and clear communication while partnering with key stakeholders to define, align, initiate, manage, and execute critical strategies.

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Kevin Cowherd

Vice President

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Mark Cappellino

Vice President

For over twenty years Mark has consulted and coached leaders of companies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia in industries spanning manufacturing, healthcare, biotech, financial services, banking, transportation/logistics and big box retail.

Mark combines his extensive training in coaching and organizational psychology with his corporate management experience to help leaders enhance their self-awareness and more clearly see the systems in which they work.

Prior to coaching and consulting leaders, Mark spent fifteen years in private industry in various roles including director of organizational development, vice president of sales and marketing, and business leader with P&L responsibility.

He writes and speaks on the topics of High-functioning Relationships, Mutual Accountability, Dynamic Trust, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Emotional Self-awareness.

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Mark Cappellino

Vice President

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