Mark has held numerous health care leadership roles, including extensive experience successfully leading a large and complex healthcare organization with over 14,000 caregivers as President of American Medical Response (AMR). He is skilled at galvanizing high-performance people and teams, forging key alliances and joint ventures, creating new service lines, successfully completing and integrating mergers and acquisitions, building start-up operations and fortifying system-design enhancements. A proven track record in leading people and organizations through complex change processes making them more nimble, efficient, and customer-centric. He has been particularly focused on creating cohesive organizational structures, capabilities and strategies for increased chronic care disease management and cost containment in the post acute care environment under the Affordable Care Act. His primary interests focus on creating systems maximizing value creation in health care delivery including leveraging existing and new technologies to take high value care to patients in more cost-effective and conducive settings.
Mr. Bruning holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also sits on several boards and community organizations, both non-profit as well as entrepreneurial business ventures in the telemedicine and medical devices space.
Prior to joining PPHC, Becky held numerous clinical and leadership roles with American Medical Response (AMR). She started her career as a clinician and was a licensed paramedic for twelve years. During her tenure at AMR, Becky was very involved with the company’s proprietary electronic charting system, and she successfully led the deployment of the largest pre-hospital roll-out in the country. Her ability to work across department lines in a collaborative manner fostering teamwork and coupled with her ability to get results through people was instrumental in the success of the project.
Becky holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Phoenix. A recent transplant to Colorado, she enjoys the beauty of the outdoors and the numerous activities available in the state.
John has held increasingly responsible financial positions in a variety of industries including mining and reclamation, small-ticket leasing, manufacturing, and financial services. Many of the companies John has served have been companies privately held by equity investors. In his roles, John has led accounting teams to streamline reporting cycles, improve financial analysis and reporting, and to conduct due diligence activities in order to determine valuation and implement improvement strategies. He continues to enjoy the health care industry and provide financial analyses that produce operational efficiencies.John holds a CPA license in the state of Colorado and earned a BS in Accounting from Bob Jones University. He is married and has two adult children. He enjoys the Colorado summers and the outdoor activities available in this state. He is active in his community and participates in outreach programs through his church, with a particular focus on serving children and the elderly.
As the Agency Administrator, Ms. Martin is responsible for oversight of the Agency’s clinical programs, such as compliance with state and federal regulations and creating and monitoring the Agency’s quality improvement initiatives. In addition, she provides supervision and guidance for Private Duty Nursing providers. Ms. Martin sits on the CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment Home Health Advisory Committee, representing the needs of pediatric clients who require on-going care in their homes and communities. Ms. Martin is also a member of her neighborhood board and an active public education advocate.
In 2005, Jennifer and her husband Bill had their first child. Cooper, who was born at 28 weeks weighing in at 1lb 15oz. They spent 11 weeks in the NICU and many years with PPHC services. Cooper was a fighter and has overcome so many obstacles mainly because of the services that he received from the incredible therapists at PPHC. It was then that she realized her passion was to help families with special needs kids and find the right path for each individual family.
A Denver native, Jennifer graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Communication Disorders and Human Development. She then took a turn and worked for United Airlines for 11 years as a Customer Service Manager and an Operations Manager at Denver International Airport before she became part of the PPHC family.
Mark Bruning, Chief Executive
Bernard C. Darré, Treasurer
David Ettenger, Secretary
Bernard C. Darré (Chairman)
Ann Martin, BSN, RN
Agency Administrator & VP Clinical Services
Brandy Underberg, BSN, RN
Director, Clinical Services
Dori McDougal, RN
Director of Nursing
Emily Dold, RN
RN Case Supervisor/Education Coordinator