Leadership

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Leading The Way

Diabetes Care Group’s leadership team has significant subject matter expertise and track records of success in chronic disease management, employer health programs, hospitals and healthcare networks, and software development. We have a deep knowledge of the markets we serve and work together closely to continue evolving the features and benefits of partnering with Diabetes Care Group.

Austin Triggs, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Austin Triggs is chief executive officer of Vigilant Health and Diabetes Care Group, Inc. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Renal Care Group Inc., a leading national provider of dialysis services to individuals with chronic kidney disease. At Renal Care Group, he was primarily responsible for dialysis programs and developing joint ventures with physicians, hospitals and university medical centers. Following Renal Care Group, he worked as a strategic advisor to B. Braun Melsungen AG (a German medical and pharmaceutical device company), academic medical centers, and private equity funds.

Earlier in Triggs’ career, he served as a senior executive and board member at companies providing general and specialized home care services. Triggs received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School. He also practiced corporate and securities law for nine years in Nashville, Tennessee. His prior civic activities include serving as chair of the advisory board of the Duke University Institute on Care at the End of Life, principal advisor to the Center for Theology and Health at the Duke Medical Center, board member of the American Council on Germany, and board member of Aquinas College in Nashville.

Marshall J. Bouldin, IV, M.D., Vice Chairman / Chief Medical Officer

Marshall Bouldin, IV, M.D. is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Diabetes Care Group. Prior, he was Chief Medical Officer of the Delta Health Alliance, a federally funded not-for-profit corporation responsible for improving health and wellness in the Mississippi Delta region. Dr. Bouldin was also Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was Director of the University of Mississippi Diabetes and Metabolism Center. While at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Bouldin founded and directed the Delta Diabetes Project, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta Health Alliance, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Bouldin’s work at the Delta Health Alliance and the Delta Diabetes Project are the foundation of both Diabetes Care Group and Southern Health Network.

Earlier in his medical career, Dr. Bouldin practiced internal medicine in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia and medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. He was also awarded a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Laura Nail, C-FNP, Chief Nursing Officer

Laura Nail is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over 16 years of nursing experience. Her background includes family practice, cardiology, and chronic pain management. Since joining Vigilant Health in 2015, Laura has been named the Chief Nursing Officer, and has helped develop the Nurse Navigator role, a role specific and central to the success of the company.  The Nurse Navigator provides high quality care as well as direct communication to patients regarding their health and navigation of the health care system. This combination of open communication and high quality care has been proven to improve overall health of the patient and decrease health care costs to the client.  Laura’s role is to ensure standardization of practice through training and building close relationships with the Nurse Navigator at each location.

Laura received her BSN from Mississippi College in 2000, and her MSN from University of South Alabama in 2009. She enjoys endurance sports completing several marathons, three half ironman distance triathlons, and looks forward to completing her first full ironman distance race in October 2017

Paul Boykin, Senior Vice President Informatics / Information Technology

As Vice President Informatics/Information Technology, Paul Boykin plays a crucial role in data integration, analysis and programming for Diabetes Care Group. Previously, he served as Director of Information Systems for Diabetes Care Group, where he was responsible for creating the core “operating system” software and IT support for a multi-clinic organization. In this role, he developed and implemented a web-based application (ASP .NET, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript) to integrate electronic health records (EHR), practice management software (PM), medical claims, and operations data into a streamlined decision support tool.

Prior to joining Diabetes Care Group, Boykin was Process Engineering Manager for Diversified Technology, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of embedded computer systems. During his 16 years with Diversified Technology, Boykin utilized web-based and local application architectures to develop shop-floor control and data analysis systems to support continuous process improvement. In addition, he served various roles in manufacturing and manufacturing engineering, including managing capital expenditure projects, new product introductions, and an electronics repair lab.

Michelle Young, Director of Practice Management

Michelle Young brings her 27 years of healthcare clinic operations to her role as Director of Practice Management for Diabetes Care Group, Inc. and Vigilant Health, Inc. Young has extensive knowledge of HIPAA, CMS, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Her previous experience includes meeting all requirements for accreditation and the leading the development of two new ambulatory surgical centers. She also has experience preparing all necessary state and federal requirements for CLIA certification, reorganizing office staff, and restructuring protocol for efficient office flow.

Young’s recent previous positions include Executive Director/Surgery Center Administrator for Comprehensive Pain Pain Center of MS, PLLC and Comprehensive Pain Center for Surgery, LLC, where she was responsible for day to day operations, payroll, compliance with federal and state regulations, payroll tax, billing, scheduling accounts payable, and accounts receivable.  She was also Administrative Officer/Surgery Center Administrator for NewSouth Neurospine where she managed day-to-day operations for multi-specialty clinics and its ambulatory surgery center, supervised more than 30 employees and ensured all OSHA, state and federal regulations, life safety codes, and emergency preparedness policies were followed and met. Young is a member of Medical Group Management Association and the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, and is a Notary Public.