Meet Our Leadership
At Boulder Valley Care Network, we strive to make healthcare more accessible
and easier to navigate. Our extensive network of providers is coordinated
by a dedicated leadership team consisting of medical professionals who
understand both the clinical and business sides of health care. Each member
of our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring we fulfill our mission
of supporting community members in their health and wellness. You can
learn more about the BVCN leadership team below.
2021 Finance and Contracting Committee
John Tobey, MD | Physical Medicine and Rehab, Chair
Dr. Tobey is a physiatrist at Spine West in Boulder, CO.
He received his medical degree at the University of Utah. His residency
training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spine and Sports
Fellowship were at the University of Colorado. He is also a physician
for the U.S. Ski Team.
Cathy Higgins | CEO/CFO BoulderCentre for Ortho
Cathy Higgins came to the BoulderCentre for Orthopedics after 17 years
of leading the Boulder Valley Individual Practice Association.
Cathy is passionate about the preservation of independent practice in the
community in which she lives and raised her family.
Dee Perry | Medicare Insurance Products
Dee Perry enjoyed a successful business career in a variety of roles in
sales, marketing and financial management.
Dee retired from McDATA Corporation after leading a successful public offering
of that Company. Continuing her focus on business operations and management,
she has volunteered her time on company and community governance boards,
including Boulder Community Health, I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder
County, the Center for Social Responsibility Advisory Board at the CU
Leeds School of Business, TRU Community Care and WAVi Inc. She also has
served as an executive coach for business classes at the Leeds School.
Dee served as interim President of the BCH Foundation for 9 months in 2016.
Bill Munson | BVCN Treasurer, BCH CFO
Bill Munson has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for
Boulder Community Health since 2008 where he has responsibility for most
financial management functions, and is responsible for operational support
services such as Case Management, Materials Management, Security and Emergency
Management, and Facilities Management. Prior to joining BCH, Mr. Munson
served as Chief Financial Officer at North Colorado Medical Center in
Greeley, Colorado for 15 years. Prior to 1993, he served in financial
management positions for Humana hospitals in Overland Park, Kansas; Huntington
Beach, California; Anchorage, Alaska, and in Layton, Utah. Mr. Munson
has also served as an adjunct professor for the Master’s Program
in Healthcare Administration at the University of Kansas. He received
a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Colorado,
Boulder and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Colorado
Christian University. Bill is also certified in Healthcare Compliance
with the Healthcare Compliance Association. Bill serves on the board of
directors for several organizations that provide needed community services
in the areas of outpatient surgery, sports medicine, and hospital laundry.
He also serves in leadership roles on the Finance and Audit Committees
for Captis which is a member driven supply network for 80+ hospitals and
healthcare systems. Bill has served on two medical mission trips with
Boulder Community Health in Mante, Mexico.
Bill grew up in Colorado Springs. He lives with his wife and has two daughters.
His interests include horseback riding, hunting and fishing, and enjoying
the outdoors. Bill is also a member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders in
Ken Sanchez | BCH Director of Payer Relations
Ben Dzialo | BVCN Executive Director (ex officio)
Ben joined the BVCN as Executive Director in 2016. Prior to that, he worked
as a Senior Consultant in Clinical Integration for Trinity Health in Livonia,
Michigan where he supported the development and operations of 17 CINs
throughout the nation. He also has experience in practice management,
change leadership, process excellence, Joint Commission regulations, and
implementation of patient-centered medical homes. His passion is driving
service excellence while also reducing healthcare costs. He completed
his Administrative Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch
in Galveston, Texas, where he supported the organization’s recovery
from Hurricane Ike. He received his Master in Health Service Administration
from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health’s Management
and Policy Program and his Bachelor in Art in History of Science, History
of Medicine from Yale University. At Yale, he was a 4-year varsity member
on the swim team, where he held the varsity record in the 200 yard butterfly
and was awarded the Yale Men’s Swimming Ivy League Scholar Athlete
of the Year. He lives in Boulder with Zena, his American Eskimo, enjoys
cycling and still swims from time to time.
Elizabeth Cruse, MD | BVCN Medical Director (ex officio)
Dr. Cruse is a board-certified internist who focuses on the treatment and
prevention of adult illnesses and injuries. She received her medical degree
from Baylor College of Medicine and completed a combined internal medicine
and pediatrics residency at the University of Rochester. Her undergraduate
degree is from Brown University. Before moving to Boulder, Dr. Cruse practiced
hospital medicine and academic medicine in Houston. She served on the
Boulder Community Health medical staff credentialing committee for several
years, and is actively involved in the hospital ambulatory clinic’s