SALTA planted its roots in 2001 when we recognized that our healthcare system was terribly broken. We had a healthcare system everyone needs but no one could afford. In short we were paying too much for healthcare and getting too little. It was time to completely re-imagine healthcare delivery and rebuild primary care from the ground up. SALTA direct primary care is uniquely different because we work for our clients – not the insurance company. We have a technology driven team approach that is deeply focused on the relationship with our members. The SALTA model delivers a exceptional health care experience with extraordinary outcomes all while lowering the overall cost of care by as much as 20%. We are headquartered in Troy and dedicated to serving individuals and corporate clients exclusively in Michigan. It is our pleasure to serve others with humility, respect and gratitude. Our success depends upon fostering meaningful relationships and practicing integrity in all that we do. We have the courage to transform healthcare and hope you join us in our effort to make health care more affordable, accessible and, exceptional for everyone.
Yvette Boileau-Lanni, MS, PA-C, MBA, DMSc
Director of Population Health Management
Director of Finance
Kim Stephens, MSN, RN, CNOR
Director of Strategy & Growth
Director of Enterprise Integration
Senior Consultant, Integrated Design and Process Management
Stephanie Smith, MM
Platform Management & Data Analytics
Dr. John Blanchard, SALTA’s CEO. He is recognized as an expert and national leader in the DPC movement. His vision is to reinvent the delivery and financing of primary care to make health care more accessible, affordable, and exceptional for everyone. In 2001 Dr. Blanchard established one of the first DPC practices in the country and the first in Michigan. SALTA is the only advanced DPC network in Michigan and is at the forefront of the movement from volume to value in health care. He is an innovator and results-driven leader who fearlessly questions the health care status quo. “If our goal is to drive health care value by increasing the quality and experience of care while lowering the overall cost we must start with re-establishing the most precious and fundamental attribute of health care…a trusting relationship between the patient and their primary care physician.” He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and completed his postgraduate residency training at William Beaumont Hospital where he served as chief resident. Dr. Blanchard graduated with clinical honors from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree in Physiology from Michigan State University. He enjoys hiking, hunting, and fishing with his two sons and traveling with his wife of 28 years.
Dr. Seidman, SALTA’s Senior Medical Director is board certified in Family Medicine with American Osteopathic Association. He received degrees in Medicine, Public Health and Mechanical Engineering with certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Seidman completed his family medicine training at St. John Macomb-Oakland, where he was Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He obtained APCA Point of Care Ultrasound Fundamentals of Ultrasound Certificate. Dr. Seidman was a clinical assistant professor at WSU-SOM and currently one at MSU-COM and has ambulatory privileges at William Beaumont Hospital Troy.
Kyle Bingham, SALTA’s Director of Business Development, has a professional passion for restoring the patient-physician relationship. Kyle enjoys educating individuals and businesses of the importance of restoring patient-centered care, promoting free-market solutions, and seeking to find, educate, and promote a sustainable model of healthcare for the masses. His core responsibilities are to maintain company growth through focused sales and marketing efforts.
Yvette Boileau-Lanni, SALTA’s Director of Population Health Management and Quality Control joined the team in 2018. Prior to joining the medical team at SALTA, Yvette enjoyed practicing in both the fields of Family Practice and Neurology through Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Detroit-Mercy; she later returned to school to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. Living her passion for Family Practice, Yvette strives to welcome each individual patient to SALTA; and to experience the warm, compassionate, and individualized care she is able to provide through the unique capabilities of the Direct Primary Care model.
SALTA’s Director of Finance, Joshua Tracz brings almost 10 years of experience in the private sector. His experience with managing the financial future of small to mid-size businesses has increased his passion for budgeting, financial controls, and cost analysis. He leads the finance department, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes and providing timely financial reporting. Joshua received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Ferris State University. He demonstrates an ability to be professional, organized, and positive. This individual must be sensitive to the needs of the organization, patients, providers, and other co-workers to maintain goodwill and promote a productive work environment.
Kim Stephens, SALTA’s Director of Strategy & Growth joined our leadership team in 2018. Kim started her RN career in 1995 as a bedside nurse. Kim’s disposition enabled her to be a master connector where she won sales awards in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative and educator in medical affairs. Her keen sense for business enabled her to help develop programs within the hospital setting to increase patient engagement, safety, donation services, and patient throughput. In 2010, Kim earned her master’s in nursing (MSN) to build upon her leadership and educator abilities. She became President of the American periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Chapter 1401 to lead the association with ongoing quality education and connections. From there, she continued to excel in her career becoming director of surgical services for one of the largest hospital systems in Michigan. Kim’s deep knowledge of the healthcare business and strong desire to change how healthcare is delivered led her to join SALTA Direct Primary Care. Today, Kim enjoys connecting with chamber of commerce, professional organizations, businesses, municipalities, unions, business owners, and individuals to educate on how quality, cost-effective healthcare can be achieved with no barriers to patient access. As Director of Strategy & Growth, Kim manages high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements and oversees managers of individual workstreams. She develops plans that are intended to help propel the company to achieve specific goals intended for growth—physical and fiscal.
Lauren Wilson, SALTA’s Director of Enterprise Integration, has dedicated her career to the successful growth and development of our company. As our longest standing employee, she joined the company in 2005 and has served in many different capacities throughout the organization such as office management, administrative operations, project management, IT, and HR. Lauren has played a vital leadership role in the successful opening and ongoing operations of all of our SALTA locations. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University, Lauren realized her passion for the healthcare industry and is motivated by creating strong cultures and relationships built on our company’s core values.
David Wilson is recognized as a visionary and accomplished public policy and market leader in the innovation, design and implementation of patient centered health and health care management solutions. He is a founder of the employee-patient centered health and health care movement today; focused on the improved health and wellbeing of the whole person, reduced health care costs, the active patient-physician relationship and the formation of increased business, market and consumer value. David has been a dynamic entrepreneur for over 38 years, developing and growing successful businesses that actively invest in the requirements of improved individual health and client-partner market value.
Stephanie Smith joined SALTA in 2019. With eleven years of experience in accounting and administration she has been a great addition to our leadership team. Stephanie assists in many areas of our organization including platform management, data analytics, accounting, operations, and marketing. Early on in her SALTA career she served as an administrative assistant in our practice units and was soon promoted to marketing associate after earning her Bachelor of Business Administration. Stephanie’s interests in information technology and data driven reporting motivated her to complete a Master of Management degree, where she soon found her passion for providing high quality and cost-effective savings in the direct primary care model.
Laura Holt has been a Registered Nurse for over a decade caring for patients in various settings and roles as charge nurse and preceptor of new graduates and hires. Laura is a strong leader and advocate for her patient’s experiences and their healthcare. She graduated with honors from Oakland University with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2014 and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a strong, diverse background in inpatient and outpatient care, emergency medicine, internal and family medicine. Laura’s heart lies in caring for patients across the lifespan and she is passionate about Direct Primary Care. She is enthusiastic about creating meaningful relationships with patients and being part of the team that is transforming the delivery of healthcare.
Kaitlin Klaus, SALTA’s Direct of Training joined the team in 2021. After almost a decade of clinical experience as a registered nurse, Kaitlin offers a unique perspective based on her diverse nursing background. She specialized in emergency and trauma medicine, as well as psychiatric and mental health nursing. She is passionate about direct primary care and believes it is the catalyst necessary for positive reform in healthcare. Kaitlin personally oversees training for existing and new staff members with an emphasis on compassionate, quality care by implementing the best, evidence-based clinical practices. She is ambitious, operationally focused, and results-driven leader. Under the leadership of the CEO and Senior Medical Director, the Director of Clinical Training is responsible for management of the day-to-day administrative function and operation of several medical offices. Kate is a key member of the operations leadership team and plays an active, hands-on role in all facets of the business, including its production, staffing, financing, quality compliance, policymaking, and patient care.