The National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO), an American Association of Preferred Providers (AAPPO) partner association, launched in January 2003 to advance and evolve specialty healthcare delivery in the United States.  Our strategic initiative –– to fully integrate specialty health organizations into the healthcare reimbursement model –– encompasses every facet of the specialty health industry: dental, vision, hearing, physical medicine, integrative care and other ancillary service organizations.

NASHO embraces our diversity and the imperative to wholly represent our contingency by ensuring our members have a voice for all aspects of their business.  We take pride in responding to our members’ concerns and provide programs and activities that specifically support their business needs while serving the organization as a whole, including:

  • Legislative Advocacy – Informing/educating the public policy/regulatory arena about specialty health business practices

  • Educational Marketing – Promoting specialty health through strategic communication outlets

  • Industry Innovation and Expertise – Developing specialty health best practices and guidelines

  • Business Development and Networking – Supporting professional growth of specialty healthcare professionals by hosting comprehensive educational programs and network opportunities

 NASHO Board of Directors

Chairwoman of the Board
Tabatha Erck
CEO, Fulcrum Health, Inc

Executive Director
Julian Roberts
Executive Director, NASHO

Karen Gustin, NAVCP Chairwoman 
SVP, Group Marketing
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp

Dan Quall, HNA Chair
Managing Director
Starkey Hearing Benefits

Michell Hay (Secretary/Treasurer)
President and CEO
The CHP Group
Al Schubert, Past-Chairman 
SVP & General Managed - Health Plans/Policy
VSP Vision Care
Steve Allred
Preferred Therapy Providers, Inc.
Amber Lund
Vice President
Amplifon Hearing Health Care
Cynthia Beyer AuD
Senior Vice President of Professional Services
Austin Singleton AuD CCC-A FAA  
VP, Provider Relations
TruHearing, Inc.
Edward Braun
Vice President, Managed Care
Demant Group Services 
Robert W. Stein
Chief Managed Care Development Officer
National Vision
William P. Dorney, DC, CHCQM
VP, Clinical Operations
Tivity Health
Brad Volkmer
President & CEO
Ear Professionals International Corporation (EPIC)

Jason Horowitz
Director, NuEar Sales



Member Organizations

Amplifon Hearing Health Care

CareCredit, Synchrony Financial

Careington International Corporation

Davis Vision, Inc.

Demant Group Services

EPIC Hearing Healthcare

Fuel Medical Group

Fulcrum Health, Inc.

HearUSA Hearing Care Network

National Vision, Inc.

Preferred Therapy Providers, Inc.


Superior Vision

The CHP Group

Tivity Health

Tinnitus Treatment Solutions

TruHearing Inc.

Vision Group Holdings

VSP Vision Care

NASHO Committees

Public Policy

NASHO’s Public Policy Committee proposes policy initiatives, positions and actions for all federal and state legislation pertaining to specialty health organizations.