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Gene Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Gene has over 30 years of executive management experience working with healthcare, technology, and consumer marketing organizations ranging from startups to a Fortune 500 public company. Mr. Thomas was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport from [2008 to 2020]. His responsibilities included all technology assets at the health system, Including […]


Billy Sims


Billy retired in 2020 as Senior Vice President, Policy Administration for Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. Mr. Sims began his career as an Underwriter in 1977, then served as Vice President of Human Resources and in 2016 was appointed Senior Vice President, Policy Administration where he was responsible for the strategic management of Policy […]

Travis Twilbeck Vigilant Health

Travis Twilbeck

Director of Patient Experience

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Vigilant Health Murray Harber

Murray L. Harber

Director of Patient Experience

Murray L. Harber leads employer health strategy development and implementation for Vigilant Health. He is also the Executive Director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, a coalition of more than 70 Mississippi employers that seek continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of health and health care through shared solutions. Harber serves as […]

Vigilant Health Keith Rye

L. Keith Rye

Chief Operating Officer

Keith Rye serves as Chief Operating Officer of Vigilant Health, a technology enabled service company focused on transforming current provider clinic models to patient-focused, valued-based operating models. He is an experienced advisor focused on strategic direction, business development, and M&A opportunities in the population health/patient engagement sector. Prior to joining Vigilant Health, he served as […]

Vigilant Health Karen Utterback

Karen Utterback, RN, MSN

Chief Executive Officer

Karen Utterback, MSN, RN, is the CEO of Vigilant Health, a company focused on “rethinking healthcare” that offers technology driven team-based health care to at risk payers including employers to not only bend but break the health care cost curve. Utterback was responsible for establishing McKesson’s Extended Care Solutions (Home Health, Hospice, and Remote Patient […]

Lori Young Vigilant Health

Lori Young, FNP-C, BC-ADM

Director of Quality

Lori Young is an experienced Nurse Practitioner and manages the high quality of services provided to Vigilant Health patients. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Mississippi College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She holds […]

Vigilant Health Autumn Myhand

Autumn Myhand

Director of Implementation & Training

Autumn Myhand serves as the Director of Project Management for Vigilant Heath. She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with more than two decades of experience. She leads all components of Employee Health Management Programs and onboards educators and providers to deliver care plans. Her previous experience includes providing diabetes education for adults […]

Stephanie Clarke Vigilant Health

Stephanie Clarke

Vice President, Sales

Stephanie Clarke, Vice President Vigilant Health and of Mississippi Communities Health Advisers, is a seasoned business development executive offering over 20 years of commitment to managing the client experience. She has successfully implemented employee wellness, occupational health, and safety programs for hundreds of employer groups across the Southeastern U.S. She is an expert in managing […]

Steve Bethel Vigilant Health

Steve Bethel

Vice President, Development

Steve Bethel serves as Vice President, Development of Vigilant Health and as President of Mississippi Communities Health Advisers. Prior to joining Vigilant, Mr. Bethel was the President and CEO of Angel Eye Camera Systems which provides real-time video and audio interaction between patients, family members and caregivers in acute intensive care units. He was part […]

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