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About DHS Group


The cost of healthcare is mysterious, monstrous, and potentially dangerous. You don’t know how much it truly costs, or if your people are really getting healthier. All of which is a threat to your organization. DHS Group’s HealthSpective rescues your ransomed data, helping you easily and meaningfully understand your employee benefits and wellness decisions — to take control once and for all.

DHS Group is a dynamic, trustworthy partner in the world of employee benefits and wellness solutions helping brokers stand taller and look better in front of employers seeking more from the broker community. Our HealthSpective offering also uniquely helps providers create satisfied patient consumers, improve throughput and gain a strategic foothold with large employers.

Today’s savvy, forward-thinking organizations know they need an edge to compete and grow. DHS Group is a dynamic, trustworthy partner in the world of employee benefits and wellness solutions to truly measure and improve the cost of healthcare for good.


Our Mission

The DHS Group foundation, mission and purpose are underpinned by one prevailing goal - elevating population health.

Our experience runs deep in assisting health plans with HEDIS® Reporting, Medicaid, Medicare Part C & D and Exchange Auditing. Our HealthSpective® platform is a game changer in the industry for employers. It goes beyond providing a leading edge data-reporting tool - it delivers an easy way to understand data, discover opportunities and track improvements. HealthSpective goes even further by engaging employees and giving them a total-health perspective that encourages action.

Meet Our Leadership Team

DHS Group represents a unique intersection of public health and information technology talent, which comes together to elevate population health.


Jim Pritchett
With more than 30 years in strategic planning, marketing, sales and business / operational management, Jim leads DHS Group using knowledge gained from his work in leadership roles with a half-dozen high-tech companies in the healthcare, oil & gas and aerospace industries.


Kent Cramer
Kent brings more than 30 years of healthcare IT experience where he has delivered complex solutions for web, mobile, platform application, commercial grade software products and enterprise solutions. As DHS Group’s Executive VP, Engineering he oversees product development and operations for HealthSpective.


Jeff Pferd
Senior VP
Jeff, serves as DHS Group’s Senior Vice President and has nearly 40 years of experience in technology, healthcare, change management and process design and comes most recently from Halliburton. At DHS Group, Jeff is responsible for Product Development


James Le
With more than 28 years of software development experience, James serves as DHS Group’s primary system designer and architect, leads software integration and development, hardware and networking deployment and helps develop the vision and integration of next generation healthcare intelligence.


Rabih Suki
One of the founders of DHS Group, Rabih has extensive experience in health care consulting and outcomes management and is one of the founding members of Houston’s HEDIS for Quality Coalition.

Jason Carothers
VP, Administration
Jason, who has experience in international sales and operations management, oversees the planning, organizing and directing of DHS Group’s administrative activities and resources, including accounting and ERP planning.


Frances Escobar-Dalton
VP, Health Plan Services
Frances oversees DHS Group’s healthcare performance metrics, data mining, HEDIS and consulting using more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare research, quality and performance assessment industry, including leading one of the first audit firms licensed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


Andrew Hyman
VP, Business Development
With more than 15 years of experience in enterprise sales and account management in the healthcare and wellness industry, Andrew leads the Business Development team with a deep understanding of customer’s strategic initiatives. Andrew’s primary duties includes identifying new business opportunities, nurturing relationships and tailoring service offerings to better meet the needs of current customers.

Lawrence McLaughlin
Director, Performance Measure & Audit Services
In addition to having experience with the overseeing of more than 50 health plan audits, Lawrence has extensive experience in clinical and administrative health care as a respiratory therapist, decision support analyst, performance measure developer and hospital administrative director.


Rich Siegenthaler II
VP, Employer Solutions
Rich is responsible for providing products and services that will increase the health of populations and better access to patient care. During Rich’s 20 years in the Human Resources/Benefits and Wellness Industry, he has helped organizations save millions of dollars through restricting corporate health benefit programs.




Meet the Advisory Board

Jack Kluepfel

Jack is a retired HR executive with over 40 years of global responsibilities in all aspects of human capital management primarily in the oilfield services industry. He was formerly the VP of Global Compensation and Benefits at Schlumberger in Houston. Learn more about Jack's take on how progressive companies are benefitting from corporate wellness on the blog.

Al Rapp

Al is a retired HR executive with 37 years of experience in HR and corporate benefits. He was formerly the VP of Corporate Benefits at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Atlanta. Read more about Al’s experience and his thoughts on the value of data on the blog.

Jeff Scott

Jeff is a corporate and business development executive with experience spanning financial services, healthcare and software verticals. He has experience in M&A transactions, performing CFO and financial roles, as well as business development and strategy. Listen to Jeff's podcast about achieving better health outcomes in organizations here.