Meet Our Team
Dave Firdaus, CEO
Dave is an experienced managed care CEO. He is passionate in advancing affordable and integrated kidney care coverage to patients with Kidney Failure/Dialysis. From 2019 to 2021, he successfully launched Clever Care Health Plan to serve the underserved ethnic populations. Prior to Clever Care, Dave was the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Advantage (2014-2019) and the COO of SCAN Health Plan Arizona. (2011-2013)
Tom Biuso, Medical Director, Board Advisor
Dr. Biuso holds a Medical Doctorate from New York Medical College and an MBA from Penn State University. He served as Chief Medical Officer of United Healthcare’s West Region from 2007 to 2021. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at The University of Arizona.
Amit Jain, CFO
Amit is passionate about making quality healthcare affordable for everyone. He has spent more than fifteen years in healthcare finance. Before joining Gold Kidney Health Plan, he served as the National Medicare Finance and Analytics leader for Kaiser Permanente, Budgeting and Reporting Director for Santa Clara Family Health Plan in California, Budgeting and Resource Planning Director for the School of Medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Dean’s Office, and Delivery System Planning Senior Manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California market. Amit started his career as an engineer and worked as a senior scientist at a NASA facility, and as a senior engineering manager at Intel Corporation.
Francisco Leon, Audit & Compliance Officer
Mr. Leon is a solution-oriented and versatile executive with proven success in fast-paced and challenging environments. He has over 20 years of experience in auditing and healthcare compliance including Fraud, Waste and Abuse. Mr. Leon has held various roles in public and private managed care organizations including United Healthcare Group and Anthem.
Kirsten Sorensen, RN, VP of Clinical Services
Ms. Sorensen has over 25 years of nursing/clinical operations experience. Prior to joining Gold Kidney, Ms. Sorensen was Senior Director of Care Navigation and Director of Utilization Management, Care Management, and Appeals & Grievances at Fresenius Medical Care North America (2015-2021).
Gloria Long, VP of Business Development
Ms. Long has over 35 years of experience in health care policy, program administration and management activities. Ms. Long also has over 14 years of experience as a Managed Care Executive involved with Health Plan management; VP of Operations, (Claims Manager, Director of Plan Operations, Network Management and Provider Relations, PacifiCare Asia Pacific, Director of Provider Services and Contracting, PacifiCare Life & Health).
Debbie Snow, Attorney
Debbie is a seasoned legal and HR professional with over 20 years of strategic management experience for Fortune 500 companies such as Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer and Mattel with a special emphasis in legal compliance, contract negotiation, Medicare, disability, leave of absence, and workers’ compensation.
Alex McNab, CIO
Alex McNab is accountable for Information Technology Strategy at Gold Kidney. He brings to this role over 25 years of experience in the areas of health plan IT Operations, deployment and development of high performing solutions and ensuring regulatory compliance. Alex’s experience includes CIO and VP roles in health plans such as MMM of Florida, Solis Health Plans, Preferred Medical plans, Simply Healthcare Plans and Vista Health Plan.