Denny Darrow

Chairman of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana

Mr. Darrow has more than 18 years of leadership experience in the field of Human Resources. He currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at Purdue University. Prior to this he served under Governor Mike Pence as Director for the State of Indiana Personnel Department. Denny has also held HR leadership positions with Thomson, S.A., Catalina Marketing, FlashPoint Consulting, and Ontario Systems. Denny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and has spoken to national audiences through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Governor’s Association (NGA), and the State and Local Government Benefit Association (SALGBA) on the topics of health and well-being, healthcare transparency, and effective Human Resources leadership.




Gloria Sachdev, PharmD

President and CEO of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana

Dr. Gloria Sachdev became President and CEO of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana in February 2015. She also serves as part-time faculty at Purdue University College of Pharmacy with an adjunct faculty appointment at Indiana University School of Medicine. At Purdue, she teaches in public health, health policy, and business marketing & management courses. Prior to the Forum, she consulted for employers, health-systems, physician groups, health plans, universities, and other health care stakeholders locally and nationally to assist with strategic planning around various health care quality improvement initiatives.

She also practiced for 12 years as a clinician in primary care physician offices at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin; at Scott & White Hospital and Clinics in Temple, Texas; and at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her B.S. Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and completed a primary care pharmacy residency at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Affairs Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She has published and presented nationally in the space of developing sustainable business models.




Richard W. Schnute

Dick holds an MBA in finance and has worked in health plan financial operations and planning since 1978. As the Chief Financial Officer of a large mixed-model HMO, he participated in or directed provider negotiations, premium rating, financial / utilization reporting and the development of a full spectrum of prepaid products. Mr. Schnute also served as the Chief Executive of an health plan development company associated with HealthCare Options and as the President of a third party administrator (TPA) which was co-owned and managed by HealthCare Options, Inc.

He is a founding Principal of HealthCare Options, Inc. (HOI). His consulting work since 1986 has heavily concentrated on financial matters. He has worked with health planss, employers and employer coalitions, hospitals, reinsurers, academic medical centers, medical group practices and Federally Qualified Health Centers. He is normally the lead Principal when engagements involve diagnosing financial difficulties in health care organizations. He has special skills in IBNR estimation and financial and utilization reporting and budget development. Dick provides insolvency underwriting opinions to a number of reinsurance carriers and managing general underwriters. Since 2001, he has supported the management of the Employers Forum. Mr. Schnute was also the project manager for one of the objectives of the Central Indiana Beacon Collaborative.



David E. Kelleher

Past President of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana

Mr. Kelleher was the founding CEO of the Employers’ Forum in Indiana. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and has managed health care organizations since completing his military service in 1972. He was one of the founders of the first prepaid group practice in Indiana and served as its Executive Vice President from 1973 to 1986. He then founded HealthCare Options (HOI) and is its president. Since 1986 HOI has developed and managed health care organizations and provided consulting services to health plans, medical groups, hospitals, academic medical centers and employers in 38 states.

HealthCare Options managed the Employers Forum from 2001 until 2015 and was one of the organizers of Quality Health First of Indiana. Quality Health First was a statewide, multi-payer, quality reporting and pay-for-performance program developed and managed by the Indiana Health Information Exchange. Mr. Kelleher was also the program manager of the Central Indiana Beacon Collaborative.