Meet Our Team


Amy M. Edgar

Credentialing & Special Projects Coordinator

Amy, one of our newest team members, joined Managed Care Partners in September, 2019.  Amy creates contract reimbursement summaries for clients and verifies the accuracy of the licensing of contracted hospital personnel. She is responsible for Medicare and Medicaid monthly reports along with yearly Medicare Advantage client reports.  She also assists the Managed Care Partners team with other projects, as needed.  

Amy has 10 years of accounting experience as well as 30 years in the customer service industry.   

Pamela A. Radcliffe

Analytics and Operations Administrator

At Managed Care Partners, Pamela collects, organizes and helps analyze health & productivity utilization data, assists with the preparation of physician fee schedule summaries and compiles other associated analytical reports. She is also responsible for preparing financial statements and reports for client physician hospital organizations.

In addition to her client responsibilities, Pamela oversees all administrative functions of Managed Care Partners and maintains accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, financial entries and reconciliations.  She also directly handles financial matters such as client billing, financial reporting, general ledger entries and banking.


Janet M. Popp

Account Manager

Janet joined Managed Care Partners in 2014 after nineteen years with IBM Corporation and IBM Global Financing and also has a background in the residential real estate and personal insurance industries.  She utilizes her skills in account management, business controls analysis, auditing and quality control to field client queries and requests, coordinate the production, delivery and execution of payer contracts, compile credentialing information and create and maintain corporate records for client physician hospital organizations.

In addition, Janet assists in the creative development and quality control of Managed Care Partners’ marketing and presentation materials as well as various client deliverables.    

Janet received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature/Communications from Illinois Benedictine College.

Mata Binteris

JD, Assistant Vice President

Mata employs her legal education and experience with Managed Care Partners to advocate for providers. In addition to evaluating and negotiating payer agreements, Mata researches laws affecting providers and provider networks, seeks to resolve payer-provider reimbursement disputes, and participates in developing and implementing managed care contracting strategies for the firm’s clients. With Managed Care Partners since 1994, Mata’s other work experience includes the Labor and Employment Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mata earned her law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law and is licensed to practice law in Illinois. She holds a Master of Arts degree from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, also from DePaul.


Carey Kerney

JD, Vice President, Contracts and Credentialing

Carey’s responsibilities at Managed Care Partners include review, evaluation and negotiation of managed care and delegated credentialing contracts, research on legal matters and keeping the policies and procedures of clients who have been granted delegated credentialing up-to-date. Prior to joining Managed Care Partners in 2015, Carey was an Associate with Pendarvis Law Offices in Beaufort, SC and Jones Day in Washington, DC, where she focused on plaintiff and defense litigation. She now applies her litigation skills of fact-finding, strategizing, communicating, persuading, problem-solving and dispute resolution on behalf of our client providers.

Carey is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She earned her law degree at Catholic University of America and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College.

Jodi McDonald

Assistant Vice President

Jodi utilizes her extensive managed care background to advise and support several complex, multi-provider clients in the Midwest as well as Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington. In this role, she identifies provider needs, coordinates the firm’s services and intercedes with payers when problems surface.

Jodi has 20+ years of account management and contracting experience. Prior to joining Managed Care Partners, Jodi worked for a regional PPO network and served in senior account management positions with insurance carriers as well as a large national pharmacy provider’s managed care department.

Jodi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Illinois State University.

Ryan Hartigan

Analytics Specialist

Ryan joined Managed Care Partners in March of 2022. He focuses on collecting, cleaning, analyzing, and visualizing data for our clients. Ryan’s duties include claim reimbursement data analysis, medical and prescription claim utilization analysis, contract comparisons, and other ad hoc analytical reports.

Ryan thrives on innovation, efficiency, and asking the question “Why?” With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics from Lewis University, Ryan brings a creative and analytical, outside-of-the-box approach to achieve results for our clients.

Layla Earl

Assistant Vice President Revenue Cycle / Account Management

New to the Managed Care Partners team, Layla brings her experience in revenue cycle and patient access management to the team.  Layla has a proven record in commercial contracting, patient access, revenue cycle, and market growth.  In addition, with 20 years of experience in critical access and rural healthcare centers, she understands firsthand the challenges and opportunities facing rural healthcare centers, health systems, and critical access facilities. 

Layla will work with AK, IA, ID, IL, IN, MI, and MO clients. Before entering the provider side of healthcare, Layla worked for one of the country’s largest healthcare companies as an account manager and network developer.  Layla holds a graduate degree in healthcare administration from St Louis University and undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and vocal performance from San Diego State University.

Keith Leitzen


Keith is President and owner of Managed Care Partners. Under Keith’s leadership, Managed Care Partners is continuing its focus of helping small to mid-size hospitals and health systems improve their reimbursement strategies. Managed Care Partners also strives to improve the partnership between the payers and the rural hospitals in order to help rural hospitals and health system thrive, while emphasizing the high-quality care that the community hospital brings to their communities.  

In addition to his responsibilities as President, Keith is the leader of our Health & Productivity Program and Direct to Employer Marketing. This initiative is based on the premise that long-term control of health care costs can only be achieved through better health. Consequently, the program begins with a strong primary care-patient connection which is supplemented by assessment of each patient’s and the group’s health, aggressive efforts to improve health, a wide range of tools to enhance member engagement, continuous improvement of the program and provider performance, extensive collection and analysis of data and proactive plan management. With Keith’s assistance in the implementation of the Health & Productivity Program, our client providers have the opportunity to increase revenues and market share by helping employers bend their health care cost curve.

Prior to joining Managed Care Partners, Keith worked in the insurance industry, assisting businesses, public entities and non-profit organizations control costs and identify and reduce exposure to loss through the application of insurance, self-insurance, and risk management techniques.

Keith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.

Managed Care Partners teams with critical access hospitals, small rural hospitals, and physician groups to create superior managed care financial performance.


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