Our Story

Blue Sky’s vision was to create an agency to simplify case management practices and streamline daily operations to add value for contracted case managers to better serve Medicaid members and enjoy a proper blend of work-life balance. The team of co-founders (Joseph MacDonald, Ashlee Morgan, Tara Clarkson, and Chris Lanham) met in late February 2014 to create a progressive agency for case managers to better serve Medicaid members by integrating a mobile system, using IT innovations for its high-quality caring culture.

Within six months, on August 1st, Blue Sky was accepted from hundreds of applications to attend XLerateHealth, a 3-month mentorship program and business accelerator for healthcare startups. The agency received valuable mentorship from health-care industry  professionals to validate its virtual teaming and unique business model.

Using its paperless systems and innovative approach to case management, Blue Sky passed its first test on October 22, 2014. The agency became an officially certified Medicaid waiver provider with an evaluation of zero deficiencies and findings, by Kentucky’s Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DDID).  

Blue Sky received its Medicaid Provider number on January 13, 2015.  Blue Sky launched business with its team of co-founders (plus, Brittney Such) and new clients on March 1, 2015.  Blue Sky has grown through the recruitment of talented case managers and Medicaid member referrals to become one the largest and most progressive case management agencies of industry stars in Kentucky.

Meet the Blue Sky Team

Joseph J. MacDonald

Co-Founder & CEO

This high-energy CEO and growth-oriented leader of Blue Sky’s progressive agency is dedicated to transforming workplace performance, as a champion for case managers, Medicaid members, and their families. His start-up dream was to create an agency of social service professionals, who could benefit from the use of innovative technology. Essentially, these systems help case managers spend more time with Medicaid members and less time to copy-scan-fax tons of paperwork. Additionally, Joseph’s childhood experiences solidified a core belief to advocate for and defend people with disabilities against bullies, while leading self-directed, inclusive, and meaningful lives.

 

Joseph received his Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership and Management from Walden University; and, he earned the degrees Master of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Joseph’s professional interests focus on implementing a leadership strategy for Blue Sky, using the world-renowned Baldrige Excellence Framework, which is the nation’s only Presidential award for performance excellence.

Joseph@blueskyky.com

Tara Clarkson

Co-Founder, Executive Director 

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Tara!

Brittney Such

Co-Founder, Director of Business Information Systems

More to come about Brittney!

BSuch@blueskyky.com

Chris Lanham

Co-Founder, Billing Consultant

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Chris!

Rachel Kidd

Co-Owner, Referral Coordinator, Billing Consultant
Contract SCL Case Manager

More to come about Rachel

Rhonda Shaver

Co-Owner, Billing Consultant

Contract SCL Case Manager

More to come about Rhonda!

Jessica Cosper

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Jessica!

Amanda Armes

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Amanda!

AArmes@blueskyky.com

Nina Pickett

Contract SCL, PDS & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Nina!

Nina@blueskyky.com

Niki Brown

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Niki!

NBrown@blueskyky.com

Denise Maples

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Denise!

Laura Frick

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Laura!

Season Harrig

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Season!

Stacie Centers

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Stacie!

Oglanda Butler

Contract SCL & MPW Case Manager

More to come about Oglanda!

Caroline De Marco

Contract Case Manager and Administrative Assistant

More to come about Caroline soon!

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