Meet Our Team


More Human. Less Robot. Other TPAs are increasing fees, and reverting to fully automated, robotic systems —using overseas call centers which also serve as an obstacle to efficiently process claims accurately and timely. FirstNation Health’s team of Native professionals provide additional value with an ongoing human to human interaction built on trust, transparency and expertise guiding you through this massive, highly complex and ever-changing industry.


Matt Silverstein

Matt Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer
Choctaw Nation
Matt Silverstein is a husband and father of two little girls and has been immersed in the financial and insurance industry for over 13 years.   Mr. Silverstein comes from a truly rare heritage combination of Native American and Jewish ancestry.  Both sides of his family tree share a common culture of staying united, overcoming adversity and fighting for their rights as indigenous peoples.  Mr. Silverstein is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has been recognized as a top national producer by some of the largest established financial and insurance organizations in the country such as Allstate Financial and LPL Financial, the largest independent broker/dealer in America.   More »

 
Bobby Ahrens

Bobby Ahrens, Chief Technology Officer

Bobby Ahrens joined FirsNation HealthCare as Chief Technology Officer in June 2017 and comes from a vast and impressive background in Third Party Administrator technology and claims flow operational efficiencies. He has more than 30 years of experience in this field, making sure claims are processed timely and correctly and oversees FirstNation’s software systems that help separate FirstNation from the rest of its competitors.  More »


Sean Kouplen

Sean Kouplen, Board Member
Mvscogee (Creek) Nation
Sean Kouplen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Regent Bank, N.A. and Regent Capital Corporation and has been its Chairman of the Board since January 2016. Mr. Kouplen also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Regent Capital Corporation. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Grand Bank and also served as its Treasurer. Mr. Kouplen served as Chief Operations Officer of Citizens Security Bank.    More »

Sam Alexander

Sam Alexander, Board Member
Mvscogee (Creek) Nation
Certified Public Accountant; Former Speaker, Mvscogee Creek Nation Tribal Council
Sam Alexander has owned and operated his own accounting firm for over 20 years. Mr. Alexander served as Speaker of the National Council for the Mvscogee Creek Nation as well as Tax Commissioner for the tribe and Chairman of the Mvscogee Creek Nation Gaming Operations Authority Board. More »


Nancy Johnson

Nancy Jimmy Johnson, Indian Health Services Analyst, Board Member
Chickasaw Nation
Nancy J. Johnson is of Mississippi Choctaw and Chickasaw heritage and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and licensed with the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Nancy recently retired from the Indian Health Service after 30 years of service as a Clinical Social Worker and Director of the Behavioral Health Department for the Clinton Service Unit. Nancy worked for nearly 20 years as a member of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Child Protection Team.  More »


Seneca Scott

Seneca Scott, Board Member
Choctaw Nation
Former State Legislator, OK HD 72

Dr. Bruce Markman

Dr. Bruce Markman, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Markman serves as the Medical Director for FirstNation Health where he oversees the reviewing of medical claims and case management decisions that directly impact quality of care and cost savings for our partners. All medical staff report to him regarding cost containment and cost reduction processes.    More »


Don Wells

Don Wells, Director of Technology, Cybersecurity Analyst
Don Wells is an expert in Information Technology and has been in the industry for over 32 years. As the Director of Technology, Mr. Wells oversees the operations of FirstNation’s cybersecurity.   
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We are a licensed Third Party Administrator and brokerage firm established in response to the needs of the Native American business community to better understand the complex financial angles of a Healthcare Benefit Plan.

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