Our Team

  • Paul T Sheils

    Chief Executive Officer

    Paul is our Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the overall strategic direction of P&R Dental Strategies. Paul has a distinguished 30-year career spanning the legal, business and financial information and healthcare markets. In the healthcare sector, Paul was the Chief Executive Officer of several leading digital health and health information technology companies, including Medscape.com, MayoClinic.com, Aetna Health Information Solutions, InterCure, Inc. and DocSite. He has also served as a healthcare investment banker at The Ansley Capital Group and a healthcare management consultant with Silverado Health Partners, LLC. Prior to his entry into the healthcare market, Paul was a highly successful executive in the digital business and financial information market, including Vice President of Dow Jones Interactive Publishing where he led the team that in 1996 launched The Wall Street Journal Online, which is among the most successful subscription-based publications on the web. Paul holds a BA from Williams College and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.

  • Tyrette Hamilton

    Chief Operating Officer & General Manager, Payer Market

    Ty is our Chief Operating Officer responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the company’s claims review and informatics activities, as well as General Manager overseeing our payer Sales and Client Relations teams. Ty has spent over twenty-five years in medical, dental, vision and other specialized insurance program operations, where she has successfully managed a variety of commercial and public dental programs and has implemented multiple data-driven solutions for quality assurance and quality improvement. Ty has held senior leadership positions with several commercial dental insurance companies, served as the Executive Director of the Texas Healthy Kids Corporation, and served as the Deputy Commissioner, Life/Health Group for the Texas Department of Insurance.

  • Michael Norton

    General Manager, DentalMarketIQ®

    Michael is responsible for leading and growing the DentalMarketIQ subsidiary of P&R Dental Strategies including guiding strategy and leading the development of data-driven products to address customer needs. Michael has over 20 years of experience in the dental device industry with proven success running large sales departments, setting strategy and driving dramatic revenue growth, especially during his time at Burkhart Dental where he was Director of Equipment & Technology Sales for over 16 years. He has a Bachelors degree from Utah State University and an MBA in Marketing & Technology from University of Phoenix.

  • Michael Urbach

    President, New Markets

    Mike is the President, New Markets of P&R Dental Strategies and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of driving revenue growth for our dental analytics business solutions in new markets. Mike has over 20 years’ experience in the health care informatics space and has developed and successfully sold a variety of informatics solutions to all stakeholders in the health care marketplace including payers, providers, suppliers and consumers. Mike has worked at informatics companies large and small, public and private, including: HCIA, Solucient, Pharmetrics and IMS Health. Mike has a BA from Syracuse University and an MBA and an MHA from the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Marita McKenna

    Senior Vice President of Finance

    Marita is our Senior Vice President of Finance, responsible for all accounting, reporting and financial aspects of our growing business. Marita brings over 20 years of experience in financial planning, analysis and accounting to her role at P&R. She spent 10 years in senior finance roles at Elsevier, including as Finance Director of one of Elsevier's highly regarded Centers of Excellence, and as Business Controller of Elsevier’s innovative Clinical Solutions group. Marita has a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and an MBA in Finance Cum Laude from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Tim Downey

    Chief Analytics Officer

    Tim is our Chief Analytics Officer responsible for turning P&R Dental Strategies' vast database into actionable insights and intelligence for all our stakeholders. Tim has over twenty-five years of applied statistical and analytical experience in the pharma/healthcare informatics space including over ten years of consulting experience. Tim has worked at several of the nation's leading data and analytics firms, including IMS Health, Aetna Health Information Solutions, Pharmetrics and AmeriHealth Caritas. Tim holds both a BS and MS in Statistics from the University of Delaware.

  • Chakra Elangovan

    Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

    Chakra is responsible for all aspects of the P&R Dental Strategies technology ecosystem, information technology processes, informatics platforms, privacy & security infrastructure. He has over eighteen years of technical experience in building and architecting scalable applications that integrate seamlessly with big data, analytics platforms, and transactional systems. Before joining P&R, he had experience in application design, data analytics, and scalable architecture while working at Tata Consultancy Services for clients including AIG and Prudential. Chakra has a BS in Information Technology from SSN College of Engineering (affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University) in Chennai, India.

  • Maureen O'Brien

    Vice President of Client Relations

    Maureen is our Vice President of Client Relations, responsible for the development of P&R Dental Strategies' professional client relationships. Maureen has over 20 years of significant experience in the healthcare industry, including over 10 years in the dental industry with responsibility for business development and payer relations for a leading Dental Support Organization (DSO), Smile Brands Inc., and for individual and group practice consulting and payer negotiations for Stewart Dental Consulting. In addition, she brings a key understanding of healthcare informatics to her client role with over 10 years of account development and marketing roles at analytics firms, including Solucient, LLC (now Truven) and Health Market Insights. Maureen holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Joseph Mann

    Vice President of Marketing

    Joe is our Vice President of Marketing, responsible for developing and implementing the P&R Dental Strategies and DentalMarketIQ marketing, branding and communications strategy as well as providing sales enablement support. Joe has more than 25 years of marketing, publishing, web development and visual communications experience in the pharma/healthcare space across a variety of marketing agency, corporate and consulting roles. Joe holds a B.A. in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from Indiana University, Bloomington.

  • Terry Lite, DDS

    Director of Quality

    Terry is our Director of Quality and is responsible for hiring, training and monitoring the P&R Dental Strategies clinical peer review consultants, and for coordinating with administration, staff and clients to ensure consistent and accurate clinical review outcomes. Terry joined the P&R Dental Strategies team in 1999, and was appointed Director of Quality in 2009. His innovative approach to training consultants and monitoring performance using specific consultant/client metrics ensures P&R Dental Strategies' continued status as the premier utilization review company in the United States. Terry chairs the P&R Dental Strategies Quality Improvement Committee. He received a BS in Biology from Syracuse University and a DDS from New York University’s College of Dentistry. Terry was in private practice for over 23 years before joining the company in 1999.