We Empower Patients to Lead Healthy Lives.

We do this by providing hospitals, health systems and employers with the best form of patient financing solutions, the easiest user experiences and the most compassionate, patient-friendly terms possible.

Founded by Providers

Our solution provides a consumer-focused experience which drives high patient satisfaction for our clients. We have helped over one million consumers afford out-of-pocket medical expenses for health systems nationwide. We offer the most comprehensive platform in the industry with funding models that help more providers, and programs that reach more patients. All patients qualify for our program with no credit reporting or negative outcomes.

Russell A. Salton, III

MD, Principal and Founder

Dr. Salton is a third-generation physician who understands patient consumerism through a lifetime of treating patients and working with hospitals and insurance payers. His experience treating some of North Carolina’s more vulnerable residents shaped his steadfast conviction that all patients deserve affordable healthcare financing solutions. That vision led him to found AccessOne, the first company of its kind to offer affordable, patient-friendly payment programs to all individuals and families, regardless of credit history, with no financial threat to the consumer — no credit reporting, fear of collections or hidden fees.

As a college student, Dr. Salton spent summers working in the business office of a hospital built

by his grandfather. As a third-generation physician, he was co-founder and CEO of Metrolina Family Physicians, which became the largest independent family practice group in the Southeast. He subsequently co-founded a managed care company, Primary PhysicianCare, and later served as Medical Director of Aetna US Healthcare in the Carolinas.

Today, Dr. Salton remains actively engaged as Chairman of AccessOne and a subject matter expert in the field of patient consumerism. He is passionately committed to patient advocacy and seeks to further build programs that expand access to needed healthcare services while supporting the financial viability of provider organizations.

Russell A. Salton, III

MD, Principal and Founder

Dr. Salton is a third-generation physician who understands patient consumerism through a lifetime of treating patients and working with hospitals and insurance payers. His experience treating some of North Carolina’s more vulnerable residents shaped his steadfast conviction that all patients deserve affordable healthcare financing solutions. That vision led him to found AccessOne, the first company of its kind to offer affordable, patient-friendly payment programs to all individuals and families, regardless of credit history, with no financial threat to the consumer — no credit reporting, fear of collections or hidden fees.

As a college student, Dr. Salton spent summers working in the business office of a hospital built by his grandfather. As a third-generation physician, he was co-founder and CEO of Metrolina Family Physicians, which became the largest independent family practice group in the Southeast. He subsequently co-founded a managed care company, Primary PhysicianCare, and later served as Medical Director of Aetna US Healthcare in the Carolinas.

Today, Dr. Salton remains actively engaged as Chairman of AccessOne and a subject matter expert in the field of patient consumerism. He is passionately committed to patient advocacy and seeks to further build programs that expand access to needed healthcare services while supporting the financial viability of provider organizations.

Meet our Leaders

Mark Spinner

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mark Spinner joined AccessOne as its president and chief executive officer in March 2016.  Mark brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial executive & finance experience in private and public capital markets, as well as credit and mergers & acquisitions to AccessOne. His experience has included transactions representing over $13 billion in value across two decades. 

Prior to joining AccessOne, Mark was founder and managing partner of TopSpin Growth Capital Partners.  With a thesis focused on investable trends in healthcare, finance and technology, TopSpin provided consulting to and invested in companies in partnership with high-integrity management teams.

Previously, Mark was the chief executive officer and founder of ProviderWeb Capital, a technology-enabled specialty finance company offering financing products integrated with healthcare e-payment technology platforms.  Prior to this, Mark spent 15 years in private equity, corporate finance and mergers & acquisition advisory with Stephens, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and RBC Capital Markets. 

Mark received BA degrees in Economics and Management from Rice University and was a varsity student athlete.   Mark currently serves as a board member for Fire & Flavor Grilling Company, and is on the Board of Trustees for The Schenck School.

Tammy Geis

Chief Operating Officer

Tammy Geis joined AccessOne as its chief financial officer in October 2003. In 2018, Tammy became AccessOne’s Chief Operating Officer and has responsibility for call center operations, implementation, client engagement, data management and quality assurance.

As AccessOne’s CFO, Tammy worked closely with the financial departments of our client hospitals and managed our financial activities and banking relationships. She also oversaw our Compliance Programs to ensure adherence to state and federal regulations relating to HIPAA and the credit card industry.

Previously, Tammy was the vice president of finance for Novant Health in Charlotte, NC, where she directed finance activities, focusing on revenue cycle enhancement and expense reduction. Her responsibilities included financial analysis, general accounting and consolidation, budgeting, decision support, reimbursement, business office, patient access and materials management. Prior to this, Tammy held positions at Ernst & Young and worked with hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health and other healthcare related entities.

Tammy earned a BS in Accounting from UNC Charlotte, and is a CPA.

Connor Gray

Chief Technology Officer

Connor Gray joined AccessOne as chief technology officer in May 2017. In his role, Connor leads the continued evolution of our proprietary system and applications to support the rapid growth of AccessOne and our evolving software-enabled service offering. He has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership for prominent technology companies.

Prior to joining AccessOne, Connor was chief strategy officer for Campus Management where he was responsible for developing a robust strategic vision for the company. Earlier in his career, Connor was senior vice president and chief technology officer at StarCite, a global leader in SaaS-based solutions for event management, where he led product strategy, engineering, information technology, and customer service. He also brings an enterprise software background from executive roles at Indus International and SCT. Connor is a frequent speaker at many industry-related conferences and has published numerous articles on the application of technology tools and strategies.

Connor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Diego State University with additional graduate course work and advanced certificates from San Diego State and Stanford University.

Robert Meyer

Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Meyer joined AccessOne as their chief marketing officer in June 2016. Robert directs AccessOne’s brand strategy, marketing communications and public relations functions. Previously, he was the vice president of marketing for Chamberlin Edmonds where he was responsible for brand identity, communications and sales operations. Robert led a rebrand that helped propel Chamberlin Edmonds from a southeastern regional brand into the national leader in patient eligibility and enrollment services. Earlier in his career, he worked in marketing positions for MCI, MetLife and New York Life. Robert has over 20 years of marketing experience, with over 13 years in healthcare.

Robert earned a BA in Political Science from Western Connecticut State University.

David White

Executive Vice President of Business Development

David White joined AccessOne as their executive vice president of business development in June 2016. David leads AccessOne’s business development strategy, sales operations execution, implementation and client relations teams. Formerly, he was the vice president of business development at Chamberlin Edmonds where he oversaw their business development and implementation teams. David’s team was instrumental in driving market share gains making Chamberlin Edmonds the national leader in its segment. Previously, he was the area vice president of business development for Gentiva Health Services.

David earned his BA in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, and has over 30 years of sales and sales management experience in the healthcare industry. He is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and is a Certified Revenue Cycle Representative.

Steve Bernard

Co-Founder & Senior Software Architect

Steve Bernard is co-founder and chief information officer for AccessOne. For the past 15 years, Steve has led the design, development and evolution of our proprietary software systems. Prior to joining AccessOne, he began his interest in technology while working in the actuarial & finance areas at The Travelers. Subsequently, Steve moved on to consult and build financial systems at Aetna, State Street, Fleet, Wachovia, Fidelity Investments and United Guarantee.

Steve earned a BS in Accounting and a BA in Psychology from UNC Charlotte, and a MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford.

KaLynn Gates

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

KaLynn Gates is an entrepreneurial lawyer and healthcare evangelist with a mission to make healthcare affordable for all. As SVP & General Counsel of AccessOne, KaLynn brings unique combination of executive leadership and legal experience in healthcare finance and consumer credit products. She came to AccessOne through its recent acquisition of HealthFirst Financial where she served as its President & Corporate Counsel. Together the two companies have served over 1 million patients and hundreds of healthcare providers across the country.

KaLynn earned her Juris Doctorate and bachelors degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and served as a Technology & Entrepreneurship Fellow with the Lindquist College of Business. She is actively involved the entrepreneurial community and is a frequent mentor to early stage technology start-ups.