Q&A with Janel Myers, Consultant Specialist

Janel Myers has been with Sellers Dorsey since 2018. She assists the firm in background research, deliverable preparation, and ensuring timely and effective delivery of client services. Janel currently focuses on value-based care initiatives across quality and metric development, program design and alignment to improving outcomes.

What brought you to Sellers Dorsey?
I first became interested in Sellers Dorsey while I was in graduate school studying public policy and discovered an internship position. Sellers Dorsey fit my educational requirements, but I was most drawn to the company’s Medicaid engagements as it presented an opportunity to improve the health care experience for some of our country’s most vulnerable populations.

What’s your special area of expertise?
I work on our value-based care initiatives, focusing on quality performance measurement and improvement efforts.

Who are your typical clients?
I get to work with a range of clients across the nation. Most of them are states, hospitals, and universities.

What have you worked on recently?
I work on projects that impact quality in several states. Lately I’ve been involved in internal discussions on health equity and what the firm can do to support those efforts. I am also part of our internal Business Process Improvement workgroup, where I have helped create standard operating procedures, establish resource allocation processes, and oversee the firm’s transition to a project management software.

What do you like about working at Sellers Dorsey?
I really enjoy the people I get to work with! I can’t wait to return to the office post COVID-19 and continue growing those relationships in person. I appreciate the opportunity to work with such experienced colleagues, including former Medicaid directors, industry organization leaders, and all around truly talented individuals. Many of my colleagues have different opinions or approaches because of their own experiences, which means there is always someone to learn from!

How has your work changed over time?
The momentum for value-based care shows little signs of stopping and as a result, our clients’ interest in implementing value-based care initiatives has grown.

What is one important thing you have learned during your time at Sellers Dorsey? Alternatively, is there something else you would like to share?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! I’m very fortunate to have started my career at Sellers Dorsey. People at all levels of the firm, including leadership, are accessible and helpful. Their support of both my professional and personal goals has allowed me to grow tremendously over the years here and positions me well for success in the future.

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