Founder and President/CEO
Keith Biggers is the founder and President/CEO of Candor Healthcare. He has over 40 years experience in the medical field. He is currently working on his 24th medical development project.
Prior to Candor, he served as President of Cirrus Health where he led the organization of physician/developer partnerships to operate eight surgery centers and two hospitals. Keith has a proven track record for building successful organizations by creating vision, executing strategy and developing appropriate infrastructure to maximize enterprise and shareholder value.
Keith began his career in the medical field with Anago, Inc. as Vice President of sales. After Anago sold to Tecnol Medical (Kimberly Clark), he joined Computer Motion, a medical robotics company, as national sales manager, where he built a sales team to train surgeons in the use of medical robotics for surgery. In 1996, Keith co-founded Surgical Sense, Inc. He earned international recognition for the market introduction of the “Kugel Hernia Repair” while training over 3,000 surgeons in the use of this unique product. In 2000, SSI sold to Davol, Inc., a division of C.R. Bard.
Keith attended the United States Air Force Academy and McMurry University, where he received a B.A. in Mathematics. He is on the board of Global Kingdom Network Partners, and the Advisory Board to the President of Global Advance. He currently resides in Southlake, TX, with his wife, LoriAnn, and three children.
SVP of Operations
Krystal has extensive surgery center and hospital joint venture experience. She served as Senior Vice President of Care Continuum and Collaborations for Texas Health Resources for fifteen years. She was responsible for the development, operations, and integration of the 60 Texas Health joint ventures. These partnerships had an annual operating income of over $350 million in 2017. In addition, Krystal led THR’s Post-Acute partnerships including LHC, Kindred and Methodist Health System.
Krystal was the Executive Leader of Texas Health, System Leadership Council and Zone Leaders, and developed and implemented the growth strategy for THR’s Home Care division, which organically grew its Medicare census from 50 to 800 equating to a 34% year-over-year revenue increase.
Prior to her position at Texas Health Resources, Krystal was President of Texas Health Partners and was responsible for the development, management and operations of Texas Health’s most successful joint ventures. These included Texas Health Centerof Diagnostics amd Surgery, Texas Health Southlake, Texas Health Rockwall, and Texas Health Flower Mound. Also, Krystal led the formation of two surgery center [partnerships, Texas Health SCA and Texas Health Spine Team formation. These partnerships grew from 2 to 20 with operating income in 2017 of $80 million.
Ayn Llopis recently joined the Candor Healthcare management team in November 2018. Mrs. Llopis brings extensive accounting and finance experience, with a career that spans more than 20 years and includes Senior Accountant positions Exxon Mobil, Blockbuster Inc., UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Stonegate Senior Living and Tenet Healthcare. In advancing her career she has also been the Controller for Senior Care Excellence and Oasis Healthcare Partners. Her most recent position prior to joining Candor Healthcare, was being the Controller with Partners Surgical of Pine Creek.
Ayn is responsible for oversight of accounting, cash management and financial statement preparation. Ayn completed her bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University and master’s degree in Business Administration from Amberton University.
Ayn lives in DeSoto, Texas with her husband and 3-year-old son and is actively involved in her church and the American Business Women’s Association.
Business Office Director
Jack Peterson was hired as Business Office Director in April 2013 to provide Business Services oversight for E-Care Emergency Centers. Prior to coming to Candor Healthcare, Jack has worked in hospitals as a Business Office Director and also provided consulting services to other facilities. Mr. Peterson has more than 34 years’ experience in healthcare Business Office Operations.
Jack has served as a member of the Business Office Departmental Operations Committee to develop and standardize policies and practices of a national for profit chain. He also has served as President of Wyoming HFMA chapter in 1999. Jack has a degree in Finance and Health Services Management.
Jack brings to Candor Healthcare: revenue cycle management services, cash management services, facility billing, physician billing, charge master management services, and compliance services. Aside from his work with Candor, Jack also is the proud father of four children, with seven grandchildren and counting.
Director of Business Development and Strategic Marketing
Michelle Dalton has over 28+ years’ experience in Sales and Marketing and focuses on business development and strategic marketing for Candor Healthcare. Her primary focus is to develop strategic physician partnerships and customize each of our facilities to fit the needs of the patients, the physicians and the community.
Prior to Candor, Michelle served as Director of Business Development for several ASC’s and physician practices, a Florida based healthcare organization where she strategically developed and marketed three (3) ASC’s, managed a $3.5 million advertising and marketing budget for thirteen (13) pain clinics and oversaw the development and implementation of 5 core business units; Urgent Care, Imaging, Toxicology & DNA Laboratories and a Pharmacy.
Michelle began her career in the medical field in 1999 at a strategic marketing firm, Surgical Sense (SSI) that earned international recognition for the market introduction of the “Kugel Hernia Repair”. In 2000, SSI sold to Davol, Inc., a division of C.R. Bard. She was also a part of the Cirrus Health team where she developed physician-owned surgical hospitals and surgery centers; North Texas Hospital and the Surgery Center of Craig Ranch.
In 2007, she founded Doctor Marketing, a physician marketing firm that pioneered the industry in doctor-to-doctor practice marketing for medical specialists, which later sold in 2013. She resides in Keller, Texas. She has two grown children, two step daughters and four grandchildren. Michelle enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, biking and listening to live music.
Business Development Manager
Joshua joined Candor Healthcare in 2017 as Business Development Manager and is responsible for the strategic development of physician partnerships associated with Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Surgical Hospitals. He is also responsible for the oversight and negotiation of managed care contracts for Candor’s facilities.
He began his medical career in 2011 with a large revenue cycle management company based out of Salt lake City, Utah that partnered with Anesthesia groups, Surgery Centers and Hospital clients. He later moved to Operations/Client Services Manager where he managed revenue cycle for about 30 different Emergency Departments and Hospitalist programs nationwide.
Joshua received his B.A. in economics from Francis Marion University, a college in South Carolina, in 2010. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas and enjoys staying active with sports and other outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking. Joshua is serving his 6th year as head coach of the Blue Rangers of the Miracle League DFW, a special needs baseball organization.