Owner/Principal Consultant

Shannon Nielson MHA, PCMH-CCE

Owner/Principal Consultant

Overview And Experience

Shannon leads the CURIS Consulting team as Principal Consultant.  Prior to jointly launching CURIS Consulting, Shannon has had over 16 years of experience working with health centers, hospitals, PCAS and HCCNs to enhance clinical, operational and financial performance.  Shannon was Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Vice President of Consulting for Centerprise, Inc. from 2014-2018.  During this time Shannon built a nationally recognized consulting group focused on improving the overall performance, compliance and sustainability of health centers.  Shannon has completed over 150 NCQA PCMH recognitions and transformations, performance assessments on over 100 community health centers and assisted networks in preparing for and developing clinically integrated networks.

Shannon’s areas of specialty are:

  • HRSA/FTCA Compliance
  • PCMH Recognition/Transformation
  • Practice Operations and Performance
  • Data Analysis and HIT/HIS Optimization
  • Quality Improvement
  • Program Development and Implementation
  • Value Based Care and Clinical Integration preparedness

Shannon is a regularly sought after national expert and regularly presents at NACHC, PCA, NCQA and various other conferences.

Having spent her entire career in the community health center environment, Shannon has an extensive knowledge or FQHCs and the regulatory requirements for community health centers.

Prior to beginning consulting work, Shannon worked as the Director of Decision Support for Ohio’s largest FQHC from 2002-2012.  During this time, Shannon led the operational and clinical reporting for over 15 sites. She developed algorithms to assist practices in operational, clinical, and EHR workflows.

Shannon has her Bachelor’s in Health Services Administration from Georgetown University and her Master’s in Health Administration from Xavier University.