Board of Directors

Board of Directors Supports the PatientMatters Mission

PatientMatters’ Board of Directors is comprised of the thought leaders in the healthcare and financial investment arenas. Carefully selected for their keen expertise identifying pivotal trends and delivering as change agents, our team shares a common goal to mitigate the financial uncertainty that is undermining the success of our hospitals.



  Michael Byers

Michael Byers, Executive Chairman of DirectPath

Michael is the Executive Chairman of DirectPath. He was the CEO and President at HighRoads and was responsible for the Enrollment Advisors acquisition of HighRoads’ employer technology division in 2015 creating the combined company, DirectPath. For more than 10 years, he was the driving force behind HighRoads’ strategic initiatives, operations and culture, which led the transformation from a traditional software company to a pure SaaS organization and dramatically increased the number of enterprise clients from a handful to almost 20 percent of the Fortune 500. Prior to HighRoads, Michael served as CEO of Centive, a founding company in the Enterprise Incentive Management (EIM) market. He also served as CFO and Vice President of Finance for NuMega Technologies Inc., where he negotiated the sale of the company to Compuware (NASDAQ; CPWR) for $150 million. Michael has also held senior finance positions in the software industry including SQA Inc., and Object Design Inc. Michael is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cum Laude with a B.A. in Accounting and a minor in Economics. He is also a CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Dave Delater

Richard E. DeLater, Founder, DeLater & Company

Richard DeLater founded DeLater & Company in 1994. He served as a Principal in Charge of DeLater & Company, directing real estate development, asset management and various investment and brokerage services. DeLater has overseen capital investment into several private and public companies, including acquisition in 1998 of the Florida assets of Danis Properties Company, Inc. that formerly managed $125 million in property assets. He has been the Vice Chairman of HC Innovations, Inc. and a member of the Board of Kramer Healthcare Technologies.



Charles Kline, Managing Director, Century Equity Partners

Charles Kline has more than 35 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry.  He previously served on the Board of Directors of Digital Risk, LLC, Advisors Excel Holdings, LLC, BroadStreet Partners, Inc., Integro, Ltd., Brightclaim, LLC and Torrent Technologies, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North Bennet Street School.


Christopher Lalonde

Christopher Lalonde, Partner, Century Capital Partners

Christopher Lalonde has more than 15 years experience in various financial operating roles and private equity investing. Prior to joining Century Capital Partners in 2002, He was an Analyst with Lucent Venture Partners and a graduate of Lucent Technologies’ Financial Leadership Development Program where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and held various other corporate finance positions both domestically and internationally. Lalonde currently sits on the Board of Directors of Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc. and Digital Risk, LLC. and had previously served as a Board Member of Thompson Insurance Enterprises, LLC prior to its sale in 2012.


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Sheila Schweitzer, Founder of PatientMatters

Sheila Schweitzer is founder of PatientMatters, a company focused on assisting healthcare in the management of the patient’s obligation. Prior to PatientMatters, she was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Caremedic. Under her leadership, Caremedic achieved a lead position in the HCIT revenue cycle market and successfully brought to market the first enterprise class revenue management system, the electronic Financial Record (eFR).