Our Story

Have you ever had a visit with a healthcare provider that you thought was covered by your health or dental plan only to later find out afterwards that you had a balance to pay?  This story is one we have all experienced before.  As patients themselves, the founders of BrightPay both have had their share of services not fully covered by our plans.

However, it was not until recently that one of the founders had a dental appointment which required a great deal of treatment that was not covered by their dental plan.  When they got ready to get the care, they needed they were challenged with two problems: (1) there were not any flexible options available to manage their payments (2) there was not an easy way to pay.

It was then that the founder solved the problem by developing a mobile application that would make it as easy to pay for their health care as it is to pay for any other modern service today.  And from there, BrightPay was born.

Meet The Team

Shielvonda Haith


Shielvonda has over 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has built a diverse background in healthcare, producing incredible results driven by innovative ideas and relentless follow-through. Her background includes extensive experience with cross-functional management, start-ups, public and privately managed clinics, as well as positions in dental plans, healthcare technology, and research.

She has worked with 4 start-ups and is thrilled about now launching her own new venture. Shielvonda has a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a graduate degree from Winston Salem State University, and is currently pursuing her MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

Archie Otu


Archie has 10+ years of experience working in the health plan and dental plan space. Archie is an experienced actuary who has managed numerous projects focusing on provider fee reimbursements, risk adjustments, and self-insurance solvency audits to name a few.

Archie offers a unique perspective to the team as he contributes both to the operational and technological development of BrightPay. Archie has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Duke University and is credentialed as an Associate Society of Actuary (ASA).



Mickey Dodge

Head Of Growth

Mickey has 15+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. As an actuary for six different organizations, he gained experience leading efforts across all major markets, products, and actuarial competencies. Markets included ACA, Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid. Products include HMO, PPO, CDHP, Rx, dental, vision and supplemental. Mickey’s competencies include pricing, forecasting, reserving, trend analysis, medical cost reporting, value-based analytics, predictive modeling, risk adjustment, and revenue management.

Mickey has a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Connecticut. In 2012, he became designated as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), and as a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

Meet Our Advisors

Bennie Pennington


Bennie has more than 14 years of experience in the financial services
industry. He has been a growth leader for one of Atlanta’s top financial
services companies and he currently serves as VP for a growing payments firm.

Bennie’s experience in the payment processing arena has provided a
great deal of value in supporting BrightPay in refining our operational
processes and business model. Bennie has a Bachelor’s degree from Duke





Reg Gabriel


Reg spent more than 20 years in the technology space working in Product
Development for IBM. He then created his own start-up which introduced
an innovative technology platform designed for formalized mentoring.

Reg’s company was successfully adopted by several school systems across the country before being acquired in 2021 by a large educational publishing company.  Reg’s deep technological expertise coupled with his vast experience in product development provides great insight in helping guide the direction of BrightPay’s platform development.


Yosep Kim


Yosep has more than 15 years of experience in the technology space. He’s served in various leadership roles throughout his career and offers a unique perspective to the BrightPay team.

Yosep adds a great deal of value by helping support BrightPay in developing is technology platform through deep considerations of process and risk.








Amit Prabhakar, MD


Amit is a respected Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician. He is recognized as an ardent patient care advocate and prides himself on working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary work environment to deliver the best care possible. He completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

He completed his fellowship training in Critical Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He has published extensively with over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Amit is currently pursuing his Executive MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

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