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About MCRA

Growing a business in today's siloed health plan environment is very challenging. MCRA takes a different approach. 

Our Mission

To foster opportunities between Members and the Managed Care industry.

Our Strategy

Enhance Member Sales Strategies
Provide and Share Market Intelligence
Promote Collaboration and Differentiation
Optimize Business Operations

MCRA Leadership

Barry Volin
CEO & Co-Founder

Barry is currently the CEO of the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA) and the President/CEO of BV Consulting LLC. His professional career spans 35+ years specializing in managed care operations and consulting.  He has a demonstrated track record in Medicaid, Medicare, Special Need Plans, Managed Long-Term Care and Fully Integrated Program start-up, management, growth and service area expansion, process improvement, and financial turnaround. Barry has served in a variety of executive roles, including the CEO for Aetna Better Health of NJ, a Medicaid Long Term Service and Support (MLTSS) MCO and Centers Plan for Healthy Living Managed Long Term Care Plan in NY.  Most recently he was the Executive Vice President at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia responsible for directing the financial/operational turnaround initiative for their Medicare Line of Business. 

His areas of expertise include; Organizational Leadership; Start-Up Operations, Innovation and Creative Solutions, Team Building, Cost Reduction/Operational Efficiencies, Marketing/Sales Strategy Development and Implementation, Value Based Contracting/Pay-for-Performance.  


For MCRA, Barry represents the Health Plan perspective to today’s challenges and leads dialogue for our resources to work toward for the future.

Gary Bolnick
President & Co-Founder

Gary is the President of the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA) and CEO the Command Direct.  For 30 years, Gary has focused on a consultative approach for the over 40 Health Plan’s that Command Direct serves and his organization has developed adaptive solutions that improve the quality of member and provide communications. Relationships are core to his approach and Command Direct has implemented a broad range of flexible solutions across all lines of business in the Managed Care industry.


For MCRA, Gary brings the vendor perspective and focuses on leveraging partnerships and collaboration between members to solve specific Health Plan challenges


MCRA Support Staff

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Rebecca Preslar
Marketing Manager

Rebecca is the Marketing Manager for the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA). She brings over 20 years experience in marketing and design to the Alliance, promoting MCRA and our members through live events, featured articles, and digital marketing. Rebecca collaborates with MCRA Members and Leadership to increase MCRA's brand awareness and recognition in the industry.

Katie Barone
Membership Coordinator

Katie is the Membership Coordinator for the Managed Care Resource Alliance (MCRA). She supports MCRA members through coordinating member meetings and workshops, while also recognizing opportunities and fostering communication between members.  

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