Brown & Toland's Leadership Team
Being a leader in providing quality patient care starts with a strong foundation. Our healthcare industry experience and insights have helped Brown & Toland create solutions that allow our doctors to do what they do best — care for patients.
Meet the Brown & Toland leadership team.
Chief Executive Officer
Kelly Robison was named chief executive officer of Brown & Toland in January 2018. A healthcare executive with 25 years’ industry experience, Robison worked in leadership and executive roles with Brown & Toland from 1995 to 2013. Most recently, she was OptumCare’s chief development officer and worked to successfully build, acquire and transform large physician groups, growing to more than 30 markets and over 20,000 employed and contracted physicians in various medical groups and independent practice association (IPA) settings. Robison also held previous positions at John Muir Health System and Alameda Alliance for Health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University and a Master of Public Administration, Health Care Administration from California State University, Hayward.
Joel Klompus, M.D.,
President and Interim Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Klompus took the helm as president of Brown & Toland after serving on the company’s board of directors for 17 years. Previously, he was vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and head of the CPMC outpatient teaching clinic. Dr. Klompus has been in private practice with Pacific Internal Medicine Associates Medical Group for 30 years. Dr. Klompus earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University, his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at CPMC, where he was the chief resident in internal medicine his last year. Dr. Klompus also serves on the executive committee of Pan Med Physicians in San Francisco.
Chief of Staff
Pat joined Brown & Toland Physicians in November 2018. She offers both deep and broad experience gained over 30 years as a CFO, finance executive, VP of Acquisitions, financial and operational consultant, and tax accountant. She has served both private and publicly-traded companies in various finance-related capacities during her career. Pat serves as the Vice President, Chief of Staff and effectively spans both financial and operations as a high-functioning, executive manager.
Chief Information Officer
Soma Bulusu was named chief information officer at Brown & Toland in March, 2013. A information technology veteran with close to 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, he previously was vice president, chief information officer for Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., a director at Covansys, and a senior principal with Oracle Corporation. He earned a bachelor’s in engineering in India and a master’s in environmental engineering from the University of Arizona. Bulusu previously received the CIO Innovators of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan for his outstanding work and contribution in pioneering care management solutions at Marin General Hospital.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ryan Faulkner joined Brown & Toland in April 2018. Faulkner previously held leadership positions in business development, integration and human capital for OptumCare and OptumHealth, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business Integration. He also served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer, and Vice President, Workforce Planning, for St. Joseph Health in Orange, California. He has executive and consulting experience across multiple industries, and has focused more recently on helping physician-led organizations address the reimbursement, clinical, and population health opportunities that are driving change across the healthcare industry.
Chief Operating Officer
David Koury joined Brown & Toland in December 2018 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. With over 25 years in healthcare, Koury has a broad, extensive background in all aspects of managed care/accountable care through experiences of leading teams responsible for provider contracts, provider relations, customer service. claims and eligibility management. Koury previously held senior leadership roles in network management at Health Net of California and CIGNA Healthcare. He also served in operations leadership roles for both Stanford Health Care/UHA and Coram Specialty Infusion Services.
Chief Legal Officer
Kara Ricci joined Brown & Toland as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel in May 2019. Kara has comprehensive experience in the compliance and legal profession with extensive in-house experience supporting a broad range of corporate clients in a time-sensitive environment. She is also an experienced negotiator with regulators, insurance producers, risk managers, purchasing and retention groups, including Health Sciences and Medical professionals. Ricci previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at NORCAL Mutual Insurance Companies in San Francisco. In this role, she planned and directed all aspects of the NORCAL Group's legal affairs at the staff and board levels. She also served as legal counsel to NORCAL and all its subsidiary companies, ensuring maximum protection of NORCAL's legal rights.
Lynn Schneider Grennan, CPA/ABV,
Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Grennan joined Brown & Toland as Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. She has more than 20 years’ healthcare experience in finance and operations, including physician practice management, medical group and independent practice association affiliation and growth, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic and business planning. She has held senior leadership and/or consulting positions with a number of organizations, including University of Arizona Physicians, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, and Huron Consulting Group. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Accredited in Business Valuation and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American Institute of CPAs.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Elisa Johnson joined Brown & Toland Physicians as Vice President, Human Capital in August 2018. A veteran with more than 20 years’ experience leading global Human Capital teams in such locations as Singapore, China, South Korea, Japan, and France, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 20 companies across a variety of industries. In health care, Johnson held Human Capital leadership roles in UnitedHealthcare and in Enterprise Talent Development for UnitedHealth Group leading physician and senior executive development programs providing world class differentiated learning solutions.