The Steadman Group is a woman-owned, health care consulting business. Our expertise spans public programs, State and health plan operations, health care reform, and delivery system reform. We consider ourselves professional problem solvers and the missing piece between big ideas and making things happen. The world of health care is changing every day, and we provide unique and specific solutions for each of our clients.

We bring a passion for building and strengthening communities to every project. These company values are reflected in everything we do:

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Tenacity
  • Respect

We have a wealth of experience in working to understand policy complexities and implementing change while also developing systems to manage the complicated and myriad challenges that come along with the execution of such ideas.

We embrace each individual’s unique talents and honor diversity in others. We operate in a spirit of cooperation and value human dignity.

Founder’s Statement

Sharon Steadman’s entrepreneurial roots stem from her grandfather, who immigrated to the United States in his 40s with little knowledge of English and few monetary resources. With hard work and dedication to family and his business, he developed and built a successful company and brand from scratch. 

His business involved plants, and the beauty of life continues to resonate within Sharon in health care. His spirit taught Sharon the value of exceptional customer care as he continuously looked to identify ways to improve the service that he provided to customers, including finding solutions to keep plants alive and beautiful long after the initial transaction. He was also one of the first businesses in the area to adopt technology to improve his business and customer base.

Sharon’s interest in healthcare started as a young girl at the dinner table while listening to her father, an OB/GYN in a rural area, discussing challenges and frustrations with the healthcare system. Although he discouraged Sharon and her brothers from pursuing health care as a profession, Sharon was drawn to addressing the challenges and disparities ever present in health care. 

At its heart, the Steadman Group is a group of talented individuals, who collectively form a formidable team with the expertise to provide unique solutions for your unique problems.

Individually or as a team, the Steadman Group provides each client with the expertise that matches their goals, including:

  • Payment reform
  • Problem-solving
  • Systems and operations
  • Care coordination
  • Project management
  • Data analysis
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Quality metrics
  • Patient centered medical home
  • Public policy
  • Writing and editing

The Group

Sharon Steadman, MS

Sharon has more than 20 years direct experience in public-sector funded health care service delivery, including Medicaid, State Childrens Health Insurance Programs, and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans, including Medicare Special Needs Plans.

As a consultant, Sharon provides technical assistance, project management, and policy/operational consulting services. Sharon has supported health plan and State implementation of Medicaid payment reform, primary care medical home, and integrated health care models, including performing as a project manager during initiative development and launch. She has led numerous proposal responses for Medicaid contracts and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grants. She participated in the SHAPE evaluation as project manager. She has also performed as global project manager for the Colorado Beacon Consortium, one of 17 Beacon communities building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure and testing innovative approaches to make measurable improvements in health care and cost.

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Lesley Reeder, RN, BSN

Lesley's expertise includes Medicaid and Medicare policy and programs, special needs populations, primary care medical home, long-term care, health care quality and performance measurement.

Consulting activities include performing as a project manager to coordinate care coordinators from different organizations with introduction of a software solution for a community in Western Colorado, supporting quality and monitoring activities for Medicaid and CHP+ product lines for a Colorado-based health plan, and providing direction for community based care coordination efforts for individuals Medicaid clients living in Northern Colorado.

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Johann Chanin, RN, MSN, PCMH CCE

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Johann has more than ten years of experience with the medical home model and care coordination with the health home neighborhood. While employed at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) she led the development of evaluation programs for both primary care and specialty care practices Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Patient- Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP).

Considered an expert in the medical home model, Johann presents nationally on patient-centered care and collaboration between patients and the care team. She consults with the NCQA education staff on upcoming educational programs for practices and Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content Experts (PCMH CCEs).

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Kathryn Jantz, MSW, MPH

Kathryn has more than 10 years of experience in health care and health care policy. She has worked extensively at supporting efforts that further healthcare delivery system reform. She has interest and expertise in behavioral health integration and the nexus between healthcare and the social determination of health. She supports organizations in policy analysis, strategic planning, project management, proposal drafting and stakeholder engagement.

Prior to joining the Steadman Group, Kathryn worked at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing on the implementation of the Accountable Care Collaborative and the next phase of that vision. Kathryn also has experience in clinical Social Work at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Asperger's Association of New England. She also conducted health policy research at the Health and Disability Working Group.

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Elle Dornan, PMP, CSM

Elle Dornan is an accomplished strategic leader in the project management space with over 17 years of experience successfully leading innovation and transformational changes across a variety of industries.  A problem solver at heart, she brings fresh ideas to rapidly help organizations mature, meet their goals and better serve their customers.

Elle is a certified project management professional (PMP)® from the globally recognized and widely adopted Project Management Institute (PMI)® and a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) with Scrum Alliance®. Prior to joining the Steadman Group, Elle managed the Technology Services Program Management Office for the City and County of Denver, and has lent her project management services at the third-largest telecommunications company in the US, and later at one of the nation's largest non-profit affordable housing organizations in the country. Elle has spoken at the Dreamforce® conference (the largest non-profit software conference in the world) and will be speaking at this year's Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium from PMI Mile Hi.

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Catherine Rudd, JD

Catherine Rudd began her career with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - the umbrella health care and social services funding agency that includes Medicaid, the State Unit on Aging, as well as TANF, Food Stamps and programs for the mentally ill and intellectually/ developmentally disabled. For ten years, she was Deputy General Counsel to Indiana's Medicaid program, providing advice on all legal issues associated with policy development and program operations. 

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