Who We Are

Marly McMillen Beelman

Marly is a healthcare consultant who provides a variety of  consulting services, featuring personally-developed, copyrighted and licensed tools to assist primary care practices in achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition. Ms. McMillen previously was Executive Director/Practice Facilitator/COO of TransforMED. In her role at TransforMED, Ms. McMillen oversaw the development of the two-year National Demonstration Project (NDP) which provided a “proof-of-concept” of the Patient-Centered Medical Home in 36 family medicine practices of varying sizes across the country. Results of the NDP were published in a June 2010 Supplement to the Annals of Family Medicine.

Prior to her time at TransforMED, Ms. McMillen served as project manager for the Future of Family Medicine project, a collaborative effort between seven family medicine organizations that culminated in numerous published reports in Annals of Family Medicine. The FFM project made several recommendations including a proposal for a new model of care for family medicine. Ms. McMillen also worked with FFM’s Task Force Six which considered and developed financial modeling of FFM’s proposed new model of care. Ms. McMillen subsequently worked with the team that created the business plan for TransforMED which was originally developed as a national entity to help family medicine practices transform to the new model of care proposed in the FFM report.

Marly began her career in family medicine with the American Academy of Family Physicians and was the manager of the AAFP’s Student Interest Initiative, which aimed to increase medical student interest in family medicine. She has also owned and operated her own consulting business where she provided consulting expertise to a variety of organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and the American College of Physicians.

Marly has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a bachelor’s degree in management.

Shawn Beelman

A graphic designer for over 20 years, Shawn is HealthStrong’s designer and webmaster. He’s designed and managed many web sites over the last several years. You can learn more about Shawn’s graphic design, website development, and photography at sbeelman.com.

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