Peter Kardel | Senior Associate

Peter Kardel

Peter Kardel joined The Moran Company in June 2015. After graduating from Wake Forest University, Peter obtained his master’s degree at American University studying cognitive components of drug dependence. He has over seven years of experience evaluating health outcomes in claims databases (both private and Medicare), regional surveys, and clinical trials. His professional experience also includes management of federally-funded research projects, directing clinical trials, and pharmacoeconomic consulting.

Yaena Min | Senior Associate

Yaena Min is a Senior Associate at The Moran Company. She received her PhD in Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science in December 2014 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focused on geriatric pharmacotherapy regarding the effect of sleep medication use and poor sleep quality on risk of falls in community-dwelling older adults. Through her graduate work she has developed an understanding of pharmacoepidemiology, survey research methods, and secondary data analysis. She previously worked as a pharmacist in South Korea.

Gina Baxter | Associate

Gina Baxter

Gina Baxter joined The Moran Company in March of 2016. She graduated from the George Washington University with a Master’s in Public Health in May 2015, where she studied health policy, evaluation, and data analytics. Before joining The Moran Company, Gina was a research assistant at the National Institutes of Health where she standardized evaluation indicators across four large, nationally representative studies. Gina’s areas of expertise include assessing health and financial outcomes using various Medicare and publicly available databases and Medicare payment policy. Prior to her current role she worked in education for 10 years and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.

Samantha Crow | Associate

Samantha Crow joined the Moran Company in January 2018 as an Associate. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She spent over three years working for an actuarial consulting firm in Phoenix, Arizona setting Medicaid rates with most of her work focusing on CHIP rates in multiple states. From there, she moved to San Francisco where she worked for a commercial healthcare insurance company for over three years focused on improving data reporting for various programs statewide. Samantha enjoys using SAS and Excel to explore and understand healthcare datasets.

Rachel Plummer | Associate

Rachel Plummer is an Associate at The Moran Company. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Mathematics. She joined the team in June of 2017 with over four years of experience in the industry of health care analytics and consulting. In her previous role at a consulting firm based in Arizona, she played an integral part in actuarially-sound rate development and demographic assessments of Medicaid populations in various states. She continued her career at a California health insurance plan, where she managed the financial performance and utilization of local hospitals and medical groups participating in Accountable Care Organizations. In these roles, she has developed SAS programming and Excel modeling expertise while working closely with health care datasets.