Every member of our Senior Leadership team represents between 15 and 40+ years of leadership experience in virtually every area of Healthcare Administration or Healthcare Technology. This wealth of experience and collective expertise powers the holistic thinking and sharp execution that drive our Mission and Vision.


Shilen Patel is the chief executive officer and founder of HealthAxis Group and has spent his entire career leading companies in the healthcare IT space. Prior to founding HealthAxis Group, Mr. Patel was a top executive and part owner of Visionary Healthware for nine years, overseeing 30x growth and recognition as one of America’s 100 largest healthcare IT companies and culminating in an acquisition by an international public company. Mr. Patel was also CEO and founder of both Visionary RCM, Visionary Healthware’s services division focused on medical billing/revenue cycle management and Renew Medical Supplies, a wholesaler of medical testing supplies to health plans, IPAs, and other healthcare organizations. He is also an active early stage investor in technology and software inside and outside the field of healthcare. Mr. Patel has earned MBA degrees from both the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the London Business School; he received his undergraduate degree at Babson College.


Joanne Dempster is the chief financial officer at HealthAxis Group. Prior to joining HealthAxis, she served as the chief financial officer at OttLite Technologies, a lighting technology company, and Progressus Therapy, a school-based therapy and early intervention company for school districts and communities in the United States. Ms. Dempster has more than 20 years’ experience in financial management and served as the director of finance/controller and vice president of finance in the cellular tower Industry. She also served as an operating vice president of finance at the Home Shopping Network and director of accounting at TechData, a technology company in the Tampa Bay area. Previously, Ms. Dempster spent approximately seven years in finance at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She started her career at Ernst & Whinney, LLP where she was on the audit staff that focused on a variety of manufacturing, retail and distribution companies. Ms. Dempster earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Central Florida and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Eric Strikowski


Eric Strikowski is the chief technology officer at HealthAxis Group. In this role, Mr. Strikowski manages data center operations, infrastructure technology and software engineering. He is also responsible for ensuring proper technology selection and developing strategies that are aligned with the enterprise’s vision. Prior to joining HealthAxis Group, Mr. Strikowski was responsible for the development teams at Global TPA and as the senior programmer, he introduced, prototyped and demonstrated their new technologies, mostly geared towards the integration of multiple healthcare technology systems. Mr. Strikowski also developed a healthcare CRM and an automated communications system, among various websites and applications.
Mike Postlethwaite


Mike Postlethwaite is the senior vice president of business development at HealthAxis Group. Mr. Postlethwaite brings more than 34 years’ experience in the healthcare and insurance industries, and his background includes building a health plan startup into a top Florida HMO, being the lead on the ACS bid/win of Florida’s Medicaid Reform Choice Counselling program and acting as executive strategist for core market drivers. Mr. Postlethwaite has held executive positions at a variety of healthcare companies, including HolaDoctor, Inc., American Care, Inc. and Physicians Healthcare Plans, Inc. Mr. Postlethwaite is an alumnus of Kent State University.
Paula Ringlbauer


Paula Ringlbauer is the senior vice president of product management. In this role, Ms. Ringlbauer is responsible for managing the product definition and roadmap strategy for HealthAxis Group’s next generation platform, Core Stack v3.0. She manages a staff that is responsible for developing product requirements, client implementations, quality testing, training and documentation. Prior to joining Healthaxis, LLC, in 1992, Ms. Ringlbauer spent 17 years in a variety of positions within the healthcare insurance industry for major TPAs and insurance companies.
Roxanne Seale


Roxanne Seale is the senior vice president of client services, supervising all account management and customer service functions. Ms. Seale brings more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, developing business strategies and managing projects to meet both immediate and future corporate objectives. Ms. Seale is responsible for the development and support of HealthAxis Group products and provides leadership for day-to-day operations in the Irving, Texas office. She works with senior level management across product lines to deliver solutions for HealthAxis Group clients. Ms. Seale is a graduate of Texas A&M University.


Palak Shah is responsible for training and implementation of the EHR system, enrollment system and claim adjudication system for employees, clients and business partners. In this role, Mr. Shah manages training, implementation and customer support for multiple system solutions. He brings more than 17 years of experience in healthcare and software systems. Prior to joining HealthAxis, he held a management position in a publicly traded company.


Angela Jackson is the vice president of account management at HealthAxis Group. Ms. Jackson joined the company in 2000, holding several positions during her tenure including director of accounts and customer support. She is responsible for project management, developing and maintaining strong client relationships and leading the company’s customer care and support team. Ms. Jackson has experience in project management, systems implementations and client services. Prior to HealthAxis Group, she held management positions in third-party administration, claims and administration software implementation and business analysis with ISSC, a division of IBM. Ms. Jackson studied at the University of Oklahoma.


Ruth Walker is Corporate Director of Human Resources at HealthAxis Group. In this role, she is responsible for guiding and managing the overall provision of Human Resource services, policies and programs for the company. Ms. Walker leads Human Resource practices and objectives that have resulted in an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards. With over 40 years’ experience in Human Resources, Payroll and Accounting, she spent the last 23 years in the Healthcare Technology Industry. Prior to joining HealthAxis Group, Ms. Walker has held various management and executive positions, including VP of Operations at Island Automated Medical Services.


Brent Webb is the Company’s General Counsel. Mr. Webb has served in this capacity for the Company and its predecessors since January 1999 and provides all legal support for HealthAxis Group’s day-to-day business operations. Mr. Webb also serves as the corporate Privacy Officer with responsibility for all privacy compliance related activities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Webb spent 11 years in private practice in Dallas, where he represented numerous business clients in all aspects of their organization and operation. He is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Webb is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.


Theresa Howeth vice president of analysis is responsible for gathering requirements and putting together design documentation for developers. Ms. Howeth has nearly 30 years of insurance administration experience working with large and small group plans, self-funded organizations and Medicare health plans. As director of claims operations in a prior role, she was responsible for claims and encounter processing, reinsurance, adherence to state regulations and reporting and member communications.