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February 1, 2023 – Minneapolis, Minn – triValence LLC, a platform technology company that streamlines the supply chain and expense management operations in the non-acute healthcare sector, announces the expansion of its leadership team. Three experienced leaders join triValence to support the company’s growth momentum and strategic goals. Latonia (Tonia) Kraus joins triValence as the VP for Strategic Supplier Engagement, Tyler Strain as the Head of Sales, and Duska Anastasijevic as the Senior Director for Enterprise Strategy.
Tonia Kraus has over 30 years in non-acute healthcare and supply chain leadership, with over 20 years as an executive in group purchasing organizations. Before joining triValence, she served as a Vice President of AdvantageTrust, the non-acute entity of HealthTrust/HCA, where she led sales, strategic planning, and development for the ambulatory surgery center program and the sales unit of the Non-Acute Care division. Tonia served as the Vice President of Industry and Customer Relations for Provista, a subsidiary of Vizient, following the MedAssets acquisition. At MedAssets, she was the Senior Vice President, Alternate Care Group, where she developed and led their non-acute division for over 12 years. Tonia served as a partner for Radiology Partners, Inc, a GPO acquired by MedAssets. She participates on several other company boards and volunteers for various service organizations. Tonia is a University of South Florida graduate and lives in Nashville, Tenn.
Tyler Strain has 30 years in the healthcare industry and 20 years in sales for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market. Most recently, Tyler worked at SourceMedical (now Surgical Information Systems), where he became a top producer, selling clinical and management software solutions and revenue cycle services to the ASC and Specialty Hospital markets across the U.S. market. He served as the Vice President for Sales and Marketing for MEDIBIS, a startup software company providing web-based business analytics and reporting tools for ASCs. Under his sales leadership, MEDIBIS grew and was ultimately acquired by a venture capital firm. He continued his ASC sales leadership role at GENASCIS, one of the leading providers of revenue cycle management services, transcription/coding, and data analytics. Tyler holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Oklahoma and lives in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Duska Anastasijevic joins triValence following 13 years at Mayo Clinic, where she most recently served on the leadership team of Mayo Clinic Platform, a new business line and a strategic priority of the enterprise, focused on transforming health care by leveraging data, artificial intelligence, and a network of trusted partners. At Mayo Clinic, she was also responsible for developing thought leadership and positioning strategies for the executives. She managed a high-profile presence at industry-leading gatherings such as JP Morgan Healthcare, the World Economic Forum, Milken Global Conference, HLTH, etc. Before starting her career in healthcare, she was a journalist and a foreign affairs expert. Her work appeared in Time, Newsweek, Economist, and other international outlets. She earned her master’s degree in International Relations and Political Science at the Central European University, Budapest. She lives in Rochester, Minn.
“We welcome Tonia, Tyler, and Duska to our leadership team. Their extensive experience and proven record of success will be instrumental as triValence continues to grow and develop breakthrough solutions,” says Dunston Almeida, triValence founder and CEO.
With its unique combination of healthcare and fintech expertise, triValence optimizes the supply chain management and payment process for ASCs and other non-acute providers. Its industry-changing platform seamlessly connects ASCs, non-acute providers, and suppliers while offering greater financial and purchasing information visibility. triValence is an NEA portfolio company.
triValence combines fintech and healthcare technology to reimagine the procurement to payment ecosystem. The triValence platform offers a transformational solution that enables ASCs and non-acute providers to optimize payments and supply chain performance while providing actionable data insights. To learn more, visit www.trivalence.com.
Contact: Piper Nieters Su
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer
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