Everett Costa (DM in Healthcare Management and Leadership, Colorado Technical University) has over 20 years of health care consulting experience and is proud to have served in the United States Air Force. He has worked for large hospital systems and healthcare IT vendors. Everett is currently a senior account executive with The Center for Improving Value in Healthcare (CIVHC) and works closely with Colorado legislators, hospital executives, and researchers to leverage claims data to cultivate and advance strategic initiatives that improve the health of all Coloradans. He has served as a healthcare professor for over 10 years. His passion is to ensure care is provided in a timely, cost-effective, and patient-centered manner.