About Us

Our company was founded with a spirit and desire to make a difference in the care for the eldery.  That desire, combined with the foresight of knowing that in the not too distant future the Baby Boom generation will lead to an eldercare explosion, drives HBRA’s vision to be the premier risk management advisors to operators and has led us to assemble a team of highly experienced professionals in risk management and elder case services.  This handpicked team is further augmented by our multiple business relationships across the entire spectrum of healthcare and senior housing service providers, which affords our clients the ability to access an unparalleled suite of services.


Kymberlee DoughertyKymberlee Dougherty Tysk is the founder of Hummingbird Risk Advisors and serves as its’ President & CEO. Kymberlee is a seasoned professional with over thirty years of experience in insurance and risk management, including over twenty years exclusively focusing on senior housing and healthcare.  Prior to founding HBRA, Kymberlee spent two years as the National Director of Elder Services at Aon, as well as served on Aon’s National Executive Healthcare Committee. In both 2007 and 2008, Kymberlee was recognized by Risk & Insurance magazine as one of the industry”s “Power Brokers” for Long Term Healthcare.

Previously, Kymberlee served as the Chief Risk Officer for one of the largest senior care providers during its time, Mariner Health Care, which owned, managed and operated over 300 skilled nursing homes, as well as assisted living centers, transitional hospitals, rehabilitation contracts, physician practices, a pharmacy, and home health agency across the US.  During her twelve years at Mariner, she was responsible for successfully creating an enterprise risk management program across all disciplines of the organization from the facility level to the Board of Directors.

Kymberlee is a member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), Board of Directors Network (DBN), American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM).  Additionally Kymberlee held the position of President of the North Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), where she tripled the membership over a two year period.  Kymberlee is also a licensed insurance producer in 15 states.



Deb Cwynar Miller is our Chief Operating Officer. Deb brings with her over 25 years of business experience where she has focused on risk management, loss prevention, claims and litigation management, and compliance. Serving as the Director of Risk Management for a large senior housing provider prior to her role at Hummingbird, Deb was a key player in managing multi-million dollar professional and general liability costs. 

Her experience in designing effective solutions and implementing best practice provides our clients with the tools they need to best mitigate risk and manage losses as well as enabling them to provide better quality care. As a Certified Professional Coach, Deb also works on talent development for the Hummingbird Team.



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