Tracey Wills, RN
Chief Executive Officer
Tracey draws on her experience from being a Registered Nurse for over 23 years to advance the home infusion industry. She began the infusion arm of Canadian Valley Medical Solutions in 1993, subsequently developing it into the largest and most venerated home infusion business in the state of Oklahoma. Tracey has found great success by leveraging technology to provide patients with the most advanced therapies available, while providing the same exceptional level of service offered throughout CVMS.
As the CEO of CVMS, Tracey implemented strategies to ensure that the quality of care was never compromised throughout the company’s rapid growth. The company grew to become dominate in the independent home healthcare in the state of Oklahoma and was acquired in 2006 by a Fortune 50 company in the medical industry.
In 2000-2001, Tracey participated in the IWF (International Women’s Federation) Leadership Foundation Fellows Program, a training program designed to aid ”up-and-coming” women at corporations, in academia, in government and in the non-profit sector with the tools, information and resources they need to shatter the glass ceiling. Her year-long participation in this unique program included participation in Executive Programs at both Harvard and Cambridge.
Tracey was honored as the first inductee into the Woman of the Year Hall of Fame, and was the only candidate recognized three times in The Journal Record’s “50 Women Making A Difference,” an honor she received in recognition of her numerous contributions to her community and her diligence in promoting women in business.
Tracey has served on several boards, including the OKC Women’s Business Center as President, Oklahoma Association for Homecare, American Heritage Bank Advisory Board and the Redlands Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
Tracey holds a degree in nursing from Redlands Community College.
Jeff has been redefining the standard of care in home health for over 20 years. He founded Canadian Valley Medical Solution (CVMS) in 1991 as a provider of medical equipment and infusion services. The company grew to become the largest independent home healthcare company in the state of Oklahoma and was acquired in 2006 by a Fortune 50 company in the medical industry. CVMS enjoyed a pristine reputation as a result of placing a strong emphasis on patient needs thereby ensuring the continuum of care.
Just as was the case with CVMS, Jeff began OptionOne based on the perception that the Midwest was in great need of a patient-focused, progressive healthcare provider.
Jeff has been a driving force in developing the homecare industry through the assumption of numerous leadership roles in homecare organizations, such as the MED Group, the American Association of Homecare and Home Medical Equipment and Respiratory Therapy Advisory Council. In addition, Jeff has acted as a business consultant to business owners all over the country. He also actively serves his community through Life Church and by membership on numerous local boards, for both profit and non-profit organizations.
Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Computer Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Susan Schwarz, DPh
Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations
Susan has dedicated the majority of her 27 years as a Pharmacist to advancing infusion therapy in the state of Oklahoma. Her experience includes helping to build the largest independent infusion company in the state and was most recently the Pharmacy Manager for Walgreens Home Care. Susan maintains a keen awareness of the leading edge of infusion therapy and has played an integral role in introducing many significant therapies in both hospital and alternate site settings. For example, while at Canadian Valley Medical Solutions, Susan and her team of nurses were the first in the state to provide the medications and services needed to support patients at home once they had undergone Stem Cell or Organ Transplant Therapy. Susan uses this type of forward thinking to manage the dynamic process of providing services to our patients.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Tom has been listening to the needs of customers for over 20 years. Tom was a member of the CVMS management team from 2001 to 2006, and has held leadership positions in successful healthcare companies such as Nations HealthCare, TrintyCare-Catholic Healthcare West, Walgreens Home Care, and most recently Zimmer. Tom’s passion for home infusion therapy and the homecare industry has led him to establishing long-lasting relationships with customers based on one simple tenet: always be acutely aware of the customer’s needs. This approach has afforded Tom the opportunity to build customer friendships and to manage high-performance, customer focused sales professionals across the U.S.
Tom holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds a Professional Certificate of Gerontology from California State University. Tom, his wife Michelle, and 4 children are active in the OKC community supporting LifeChurch, Spero Project, and 24/7 Ministries.
Len Branham, RPh, PhD
Vice President of Strategy and Healthcare Initiatives
Over the last 25 years, Len Branham’s pharmacy and healthcare executive career has evolved by consistently aiming to develop innovative healthcare solutions within the home infusion, specialty pharmacy and rare disease space. In 1998, he founded a home infusion, specialty infusion and long term care pharmacy in the Charlotte, NC market. In 2005-2006, he sold his pharmacies to pursue a graduate degree in Pharmacoeconomics/Health Outcomes Research. Len continually strives to build upon his specialty infusion and rare disease background by addressing many of the innovative and progressive opportunities presenting themselves in the care for patients with rare diseases. Part of his strength is his ability to understand the complex data surrounding the treatment of patients with rare diseases. The use of patient level data (including patient outcomes data, clinical/EMR data and medical claims data) is critical in helping key stakeholders understand product utilization during a patient’s treatment journey.
Len will serve as the Vice President of Strategy and Healthcare Initiatives and lead the development, communication and execution of strategic priorities for OptionOne long-term enterprise goals. He brings extensive knowledge of specialty pharmacy, home infusion, and healthcare analytics and was most recently the VP of Healthcare Analytics at Radius Data Solutions (A Mckesson/BDI Pharma Company).
He received his B.S. in Pharmacy (1992) and his Ph.D. in Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics and Outcomes Research (2009) from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Len resides in Arizona and South Carolina and will be based out of the corporate office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services
Carly Casler has over 17 of years in specialty pharmacy and a strong passion for helping each patient find their individual path to wellness. Carly has been integral in building the organization’s specialty practice and her background in reimbursement allows her to navigate complex scenarios and ensure patients are brought on service in a timely manner. Her role means that she is frequently out in the field, working directly with physicians and case managers to connect chronically ill patients to great clinical care. Along with her team, Carly advocates for the patients to remove barriers to treatment that patients often face.
Carly feels strongly that the field of specialty pharmacy chose her and feels fortunate to have spent her career in specialty pharmacy in reimbursement, patient advocacy, sales, and program development.
Lyndi Zavy, PHR
Vice President of Organizational Development
Lyndi believes that taking care of employees ensures that they are able to provide the best possible care to the patients. She provides leaders with tools, resources, and guidance that allow them to tailor solutions to the unique needs of staff in their respective areas. In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, her change management background provides responsiveness and agility to help individual departments reach their goals.
Lyndi’s career began in Human Resources at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she supported the College of Medicine and OU Physicians. Most recently, Lyndi served dual roles as Assistant Director of Organizational Development for all three campuses of the University of Oklahoma and Director of Human Resources for the Norman campus. During her eight years at the university, Lyndi created a leadership development program and led the efforts in large-scale organizational change projects.
She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and went on to earn a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Professional Human Resources certificate. Often sought out for presentations, Lyndi is skilled in facilitating workshops on change management, generational differences in the workplace and work/life balance.
Lyndi is passionate about giving back to the community and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Humane Society and was a finalist in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. She has been named one of Oklahoma City’s ‘40 Under 40’ and participated in Leadership Oklahoma’s LOYAL program and the Regional Food Bank’s Leadership Council.