Strategic Achieves Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

Omaha, NE – StrategicHelathSolutions, LLC (Strategic), a partner in the government’s initiative to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in its national health insurance programs, recently received its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago, a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Strategic CEO Presents at Nebraska Action Coalition Fall Leadership Conference

Peg Stessman, CEO of Strategic, speaks at NAC Collaborative Annual Leadership Conference.

On November 3, 2017, the Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC) hosted its Collaborative Annual Leadership Conference, “Better Together: Nurses Engaging in Interprofessional Team Collaboration and Leadership.” Strategic CEO, Peg Stessman, was one of the featured speakers, presenting to a sold-out crowd of 110 health care professionals on the topic of “Going Beyond Talking About Breaking the Glass Ceiling.” Read more

Strategic Supports Right Care Action Week

October 23, 2017 – Last week, StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) participated in the Right Care Alliance’s, Right Care Action Week (RCAW), with a company-wide activity focused on raising awareness about the cost of health care. RCAW is a week of action where people around the country join together to expose, protest, and share stories about high health […]

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StrategicHealthSolutions Names Vice President of Human Resources

Dr. Adrelle Evans, Sr. has been selected as the new Vice President (VP) of Human Resources (HR) for StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic). In this role, Dr. Evans will assume leadership of the company’s HR team and all aspects of its operation. As a member of the executive team, Dr. Evans will report to CEO Peg Stessman.

Ms. Stessman said, “Adrelle is bringing twenty years of executive-level HR, operations, and logistics experience in complex environments. He specializes in helping companies efficiently scale to meet growing service demands. He will be a tremendous asset to Strategic.”

Dr. Evans most recently served as the Director of Human Resource Operations at Albemarle Corporation, after leaving the U.S. Department of the Army in 2015. In this role, he delivered enterprise-wide HR services and business processes for a global specialty chemical company with a market cap of $9 billion.

In 2014, Dr. Evans was appointed to the Executive Vice President of Programs position for the U.S. Government – Headquarters, U.S. Department of the Army, after holding various other successful senior leadership positions including Corporate Inspector General and Executive Vice President of Operations and Training.

Dr. Evans received his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science from Prairie View A&M University.

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Strategic’s CEO Featured in B2B Magazine ‘Women In Business’ Issue

Strategic is excited to announce that our CEO, Peg Stessman, has been featured in the ‘Women In Business‘ issue of B2B Magazine, Winter 2017 edition. This special edition highlights the rise of women in business – profiling some of the most successful women entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Omaha community and the challenges they face based on their gender. “When I heard about the special issue, I knew I wanted to be involved” said Stessman. In her profile, Peg discusses her experience as a female entrepreneur and encourages all women to seek leadership roles in their organizations. We are proud to be a woman-owned business and look forward to seeing the impact that female business owners will continue to make in the future.


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Strategic Named Finalist for SmartCEO Healthiest Company Award


SmartCEO Healthiest Company Award

September 16, 2016 – SmartCEO recently named StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) a 2016 Healthiest Company Award Finalist in Baltimore, MD. As an award finalist, Strategic was profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and was honored at the 2016 awards celebration on Sept. 15, 2016.

Strategic was recognized for promoting a healthy culture within the workplace, an active wellness program, and a facility that incorporates sit-to-stand desks and an in-office fitness center. By ensuring that staff members are healthy, Strategic reduces the long-term burden of health care, and helps employees be happier and more productive.

“This year’s healthiest companies are serious about creating programs that provide employees with the resources they need to enrich their well-being.” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “SmartCEO is thrilled to shine a spotlight on the companies that are leading a movement toward healthier and happier workplaces.”

For a closer look at Strategic’s profile, click here:

About the Healthiest Company Awards

The Healthiest Company Awards program honors companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employee populations through health and wellness programs. Through these programs, today’s health-conscious companies are not only investing in the strength of their businesses’ futures but also the futures of employees and their families. An independent committee of local business leaders selects finalists based on engagement, effectiveness and ROI. SmartCEO shares the finalists’ inspiring stories in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in September where the winners will be announced live.

About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

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Strategic Named to Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Inc. magazine recently ranked StrategicHealthSolutions (Strategic) NO. 2,998 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

This is the fourth consecutive year Strategic has been named to this prestigious list.

The 2016 Inc. 5000 was ranked according to the percentage of revenue growth between 2012 and 2015. Over that time, Strategic enjoyed growth of 114 percent, ranking 13th out of 24 Nebraska companies and 180th out of 246 government services companies to make the list.

“It is always so rewarding to see Strategic represented on the Inc. 5000 list,” said Peg Stessman, CEO of Strategic. “Through the growth of the company, we have expanded our impact on the future of Medicare and Medicaid and built support for our mission to redefine health care as a sustainable resource. Making the Inc. 5000 list four years in a row is quite the accomplishment that would not be possible without the hard working, exceptional staff we have here at Strategic.”

For a closer look at Strategic’s ranking profile, click here:

About Inc. 500|5000

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

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StrategicHealthSolutions Awarded UPIC IDIQ Contract

August 11, 2016 – StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC, (Strategic), recently won the Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) multiple-award, Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ), a major government contract seeking reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the IDIQ through a competitive procurement process and Strategic was among six other program integrity companies to be selected. The UPIC IDIQ is a 10 year contract that has the potential to release work up to $2.5 billion. All work under this contract will be released as separate Task Orders, which only winners of the IDIQ will be permitted to bid on.

“Winning this IDIQ is the culmination of 10 years of hard work by our superior staff,” said Peg Stessman, founder and CEO of Strategic. “In 2005, I established Strategic with the desire to make a significant impact in the sustainability of government funded health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid. We have made intentional shifts toward Program Integrity work, and it’s an honor to be recognized for our leadership in that area.”

The UPIC contract is a new, integrated approach to carrying out program integrity responsibilities in Medicare and Medicaid throughout the nation. Diverging from the multi-contractor approach, the new UPIC contract is expected to improve efficiency and coordination of federal data analysis and audit/investigation work. The UPICs will operate in geographic areas or “jurisdictions” defined by individual Task Orders.

Strategic is excited by the growth potential under this IDIQ and looks forward to future Task Order releases. “Being awarded the UPIC IDIQ has energized our team tremendously,” said Duke Vair, Vice President of Human Resources at Strategic. “Providing job security and advancement opportunities has always been a central focus for Strategic. Winning this IDIQ will provide even more opportunity for our employees to move up and grow within the company, which is critical to attracting and retaining top-level talent.”

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Strategic Names Administrative Services Division Director


Matthew Mundt, Administrative Services Division Director

Omaha, Neb., May 3, 2016 – StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) is pleased to announce that Matt Mundt has been selected as the new Administrative Services Division Director. In his new role, Mundt will provide direction to ensure employees are being utilized efficiently according to work flow and order of tasks within various government contracts.

Prior to joining Strategic, Mundt served in senior management and operations as manager of claims for Repwest Insurance Company. Mundt has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a Master of Arts from Bellevue University.

“It’s a privilege to be a member of the Strategic team and to help this successful company move forward in the industry,” said Mundt. “I look forward to working with the entire staff to help shape the course of the company’s future.”


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Strategic Names Vice President of Human Resources


Duke Vair, VP of Human Resources

February 1, 2016 – StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) is pleased to announce that Duke Vair has been selected as the new Vice President (VP) of Human Resources (HR). Duke brings over 20 years of HR experience and leadership.

Vair will work out of Strategic’s corporate office in Omaha, NE. He will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all HR management activities and leading Strategic’s HR team.

Strategic’s senior leadership team is excited to fill the VP of HR position and welcome Vair to the team. “We feel confident that Duke is the right fit for the team and will help Strategic achieve its growth and development goals,” said Peg Stessman, CEO of Strategic.

Vair most recently served as the Senior VP of HR at Ag Processing, Inc., in Omaha, where he was able to reduce the company’s health care program costs by 22 percent over four years through a variety of educational awareness programs.

Prior to Ag Processing, Vair effectively held a variety of other HR leadership positions. He was the VP of HR for Leo A Daly Company where he reduced turnover by 37 percent in one year, amounting to a savings of $800,000 that year. Vair was also the VP of HR and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Adesta Communications where he had oversight for the planning and implementation of all business information systems for customer operations and internal communications.

Vair obtained his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Nebraska.