Bob St. Claire, President
Bob’s career as a healthcare consultant has spanned over 25 years, providing clients with strategic counsel on their organizations, their stakeholders and their customers. His experience includes multi-tiered health systems, critical access hospitals, primary and specialty care physician groups, health insurance, medical device and equipment firms and staff development/mentorship. He is a featured lecturer at Ball State University on strategy and marketing, and in 2008 self-published his first book, “Code Blue”, describing his perspective on how health systems could develop competitive advantage.
Ken Haupt, Senior Vice President
A self-described “healthcare lifer”, Ken’s work during the past 25 years have helped healthcare organizations grow their revenue and analyze the customer intelligence that drives marketplace success. He devoted 10 years to various positions within the marketing department at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, and served five years as the Director of Marketing for OrthoIndy, a private practice of more than 60 orthopedic surgeons. Since joining Caperion, Ken has worked side-by-side for clients including Adena Health System, St. Vincent Health, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, eProtex, CorVasc and Alexian Brothers Health System.
Curt Chuvalas, Creative Director
Curt is an accomplished creative thinker, art director and winner of many prestigious industry awards. His clients have included Guidant Corporate, RCA, Steak n’ Shake, Delta Faucet, Simon Malls, Masco Corporation, University of Chicago Health System, The State of Indiana, United Kentucky Bank, Jewish Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System, Langham Logistics, St. Vincent Health, Adena Health System, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Carondelet Health System, ITT Educational System, Butler University MBA, Merchants National Bank, Pizza Hut and AutoSource.
Mark Carrel, Creative Director
For over 30 years, Mark has been a copywriter, creative director, Agency owner and partner at Bloomhorst, Story O’Hara (now Publicis). His experience has included healthcare, consumer products, economic development, logistics and tourism on behalf of clients like Simon Property Group, St. Vincent Health, Sagamore Health Network, Delta Faucet, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Convention and Visitor’s Association, Hoosier Energy, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Defender Direct, Kiwanis International, IVY Tech State College, UIndy and many others.
Karen Porter, Senior Strategist
Karen has worked in senior healthcare executive positions for over 25, bringing a well-rounded blend of clinical experience, physician relationship development, operational leadership and health system planning and strategy. Her expertise includes strategic planning for hospitals/health system and their service lines, organizational development and start-up operations, clinical performance improvement, specialty hospital management, physician relations, and leadership education and facilitation across all levels of healthcare organizations, from front line associates to the Boards of Directors.
Steve Preston, Senior Strategist
With over three decades of healthcare marketing experience, Steve is a thought leader on client engagement in the realm of healthcare digital strategy. His background includes strategic planning and market research for over 60 hospitals and health systems nationwide, along with pharmaceutical companies, medical products, pharmacy, professional liability and health insurance companies. His clients have included such leading names as Lilly, Pfizer, Baxter, Georgetown University Medical Center, St.Vincent Health System, St. Joseph Hospital/Creighton University Medical Center, Texas Heart Institute and many others.