Meet the Team

Nearly 200 years of combined experience in the medical industry.

Kirby R. Ryan, Jr.

Kirby R. Ryan, Jr.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Kirby is a highly accomplished Corporate Officer and Senior Executive bringing a broad skillset to the Loran Group.

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Donald W. Gray, MD

Donald W. Gray, MD

Chief Medical Officer

After 11 years of military service, Don went on to have a successful career in Emergency Medicine and direct patient care before joining the Loran Group.

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Debra Wertzberger, <br />RN, BS, MJ

Debra Wertzberger,
RN, BS, MJ

Chief Operating Officer

In addition to being a nationally and internally sought-after consultant, expert in planning and implementation, Debra is passionate about clinical/operational excellence and meaningful positive clinical and financial outcomes.

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Linda Haggerty McBride, <br />MS, RN

Linda Haggerty McBride,
MS, RN

Chief Implementation Officer

Linda is known not only for her focus on patients and outcomes, but also for her ability to envision and implement solutions that positively impact both.

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John K. Derr, <br />R.Ph

John K. Derr,
R.Ph

Senior Strategy Consultant

An esteemed asset to the Loran Group, John has a great depth and breadth of expertise in post-acute care management and the development of IT infrastructure for Long Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) programs.

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Michael Saracco

Michael Saracco

Senior Strategy Consultant

Michael is considered a premier expert in the areas of specialty infusion, specialty pharmacy and pharmaceutical channel development.

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James Melancon

James Melancon

Esquire
Lecia Snell-Kinen, <br />MSN, APRN-CNS, CCTN

Lecia Snell-Kinen,
MSN, APRN-CNS, CCTN

Senior Strategy Consultant

As a practicing nurse for over 28 years, Lecia is both dedicated to and passionate about providing high-quality, individualized patient care.

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Michael Magi

Michael Magi

Senior IT Consultant

What others say about us

Brian Parker

Kirby’s knowledge and insight regarding the post-acute and disease management business arenas played a critical role in US Oncology’s development of Innovent Oncology. Kirby’s energetic, can-do attitude and results oriented focus are infectious and true assets to any organization.

Brian ParkerChief Operating Officer, Integra Population HealthIntegra Connect
Kathy Lokay

Kirby is a big picture thinker who never lets bumps in the road deter him from achieving the broader goals. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and brings an energy and enthusiasm that pulls the team forward. He has a solid understanding of all aspects of healthcare and applies that broad knowledge base in solving customer’s problems in unique and novel ways.

Kathy LokayPresident & CEOVia Oncology
Cyndi Seiwert

Our role was to create and propose a medical home platform for our organization that would maximize our current services while positioning us for success in the future. Kirby was the leader of our task force. He did a wonderful job of delegating research needs and organizing our thoughts and feedback while keeping the project moving forward. With Kirby’s leadership, our group created the “Golden Pathways”, a term and platform that was adopted by the Board of Directors and utilized today by our organization.

Cyndi SeiwertChief Operating Officer at Turn-Key Health
Jim Avery, MD

Kirby is an enthusiastic, high-energy, and innovative executive. He has exceptional people skills, is affable, listens well, and understands the nuances of strategy. This unique combination makes Kirby a rare find in today’s world of specialization skills.

Jim Avery, MDChief Mission OfficerHospice of the Piedmont