Executive Advisory Council

The Executive Advisory Council (EAC) of PatientMatters is tasked to provide advice and guidance regarding strategic, sales and partnering opportunities, product and business direction and other matters pertaining to PatientMatters business.

The purpose of the EAC is to offer insight and validation on a broad range of initiatives as requested from time to time by the senior management group from PatientMatters. Additionally, the EAC will be requested to advise on market trends and conditions to help PatientMatters network as it expands the company’s market presence.


Fred Brown

Fred Brown, EAC Chairman

Fred L. Brown’s healthcare career spans 50 years. A noted advocate for America’s hospitals and health care organizations, he has served in many prominent leadership roles. He currently serves as Chairman of Fred L. Brown & Associates; LLC an international healthcare consulting company and as Chair of The Advisory Board for Santa Rosa Holdings. Brown is currently Chairman of the Alumni Board of Regents of Northwestern University and Chairman of Supplemental Healthcare. He also serves as Chairman of the Milken Institute School of Public Heath Major Gifts Campaign for The George Washington University. Brown is Past Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission, Past Chairman of The National Kidney Foundation and Past Chairman of the American Hospital Association. He was inducted into the Modern Health Care Hall of Fame in March, 2014. Brown is known for his expertise in health care integration, governance, operations, public policy, diversity, spiritual care, community health and social responsibility and serves as a board member for publicly traded and private corporations as well. He is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Diane Appleyard

Diane Appleyard is president of Core Consulting, Inc. and president and CEO of Healthcare Institute.

Core Consulting is a healthcare consulting company that provides strategic direction and business development expertise to healthcare organizations. Healthcare Institute is a think tank of leading healthcare system executives that meets to share ideas with the goal of improving healthcare delivery.

Appleyard received her bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College, cum laude and a master’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University.

A strong believer in community service, she has served on a multitude of community and national boards including National Center for Healthcare Leadership and Northwest Florida Rehabilitation Foundation. Appleyard has also held Board of Trustees positions for Pensacola Junior College and the National Committee for Quality Health Care. She is a Pensacola Rotary Club member and a founding board member of Pensacola Area Impact 100.

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Ed Case

Ed Case

Ed Case is a senior financial and operations executive with more than 25 years of experience leading healthcare, academic and community organizations. As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Case provides leadership and oversight for all financial aspects of the Institute. He has held senior leadership positions at major academic centers as both CFO and CEO.

Case earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and a M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He was named the “2013 Chicago CFO of the Year” by the Financial Executives International (FEI) Association.



Mark D. Dixon

Mark D. Dixon

Mark D. Dixon, R.Ph, M.H.A., FACHE, leads the Mark Dixon Group, LLC which provides medical suppliers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) consultative assistance in successfully navigating the changes in healthcare. He specializes in providing C-Suite level services to increase medical supplier relevancy/performance in an era of health reform and value creation, implement an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy, create durable physician clinical integration network strategies and develop and implement improved IDN triple aim results. He speaks regularly at national meetings to bring the voice of the IDN C-Suite to a wide variety of organizations and professional associations.

Dixon brings more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience with a proven record of results in developing and sustaining market-leading organizations. He was Regional President for Fairview Health Services where they developed and implemented an ACO strategy. Prior to joining Fairview, Dixon was President/CEO of Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc. in Indianapolis for six years and was with Allina Health for 17 years at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis as Chief Executive Officer.


Charles R. Evans

Charles R. Evans

Charles R. Evans is President of the International Health Services Group (IHSG) and Senior Advisor at Jackson Healthcare. IHSG is active in encouraging international hospital partnerships between US hospitals and hospitals in economically developing countries.

Jackson Healthcare provides physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes to hospitals, health systems and physician groups throughout the U.S.

Evans is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He served as a Governor of the College, Chairman Officer and was the recipient of the 2014 ACHE Gold Medal Award – the highest honor the organization bestows.

Evans was named President of HCA’s (Hospital Corporation of America) Eastern Group in 2004. Prior to joining HCA, Evans served in executive positions at Memorial Medical Center of Jacksonville, Florida, and Community Hospitals, Indianapolis, Indiana.

A West Virginia native, Evans received an undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Indiana University.


Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein has had an extensive career in healthcare and is the founding president of both Premier Health Alliance and Premier, Inc. He provided insights for supplier and services clients, given sales/marketing guidance on how companies should approach group purchasing organizations (GPO) and assisted companies in the creation of advisory boards.

Weinstein has a Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and an MBA from Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration.

He spent over 30 years focused on developing healthcare startup businesses providing services to hospitals through shared programs intended to achieve greater economies of scale. During the past fifteen years Weinstein has continued to be involved in healthcare, primarily serving as an advisor or board member of healthcare companies that sell goods or services into healthcare providers, primarily hospitals. He is currently consulting on a variety of assignments with health care companies.

Weinstein serves on the Board of Directors of the American International Health Alliance and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science.