At VONA, our goal is to provide excellent service and results through our professionalism and efficient communication, fused together with PASSION, CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY. We look to build strong relationships with our clients as well as within our TEAM. VONA strives to be the clear choice in our industry and have a positive impact on everyone we encounter.
VONA Case Management, Inc. was established in 2015 by Ryan Shirley and is based in Daphne, AL. Today, VONA is a team of 100+ employees across the United States. We are a medical case management company that helps injured workers, employers and insurance adjusters navigate through the workers’ compensation process. Our team is professional, results driven, and takes a proactive approach to every case we are involved with. We look to build a deep relationship with our clients to understand their needs and discuss trends we are seeing in regards to their specific company within the industry. We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication and transparency throughout the claims process.
The meaning of VONA is hope, and that is a key element of the company culture. We seek to have a positive impact on everyone we encounter – from our community, to our clients and to the injured workers.
VONA has a broad client base including self-insured companies, TPA’s, insurance companies and the maritime industry. We are a privately held company, which allows us to collaborate with our clients and find solutions that meet their individual needs.
President and CEO
Ryan Shirley is the founder of VONA Case Management. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Troy State University in 2001 and his Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from Auburn University in 2003. He started in the workers’ compensation industry in 2007, but has always wanted to start his own business. The opportunity presented itself in 2015 when he made the leap to start VONA. The company has continued to grow, bringing on new staff, expanding to new areas each year and becoming one of the fastest growing companies in the country.
“Here at VONA, we truly pride ourselves on being a great example in our professional and personal lives. We look to have a positive impact on all parties on each case that we assist with and I believe that we have consistently done that since our inception.”
Director of Case Management
Brenda Kasch has been with VONA since the beginning, developing the very groundwork for all policies, procedures, and systems in place for VONA case managers. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and has been in the medical claims industry for 20 years.
“Communication is what makes VONA stand out from the competition. Our clients are aware of each step of the claims process. When they work with VONA, they know they are getting passionate case managers who are honest and transparent throughout the file.”
Vice President of Sales
Jonathan Simpson has spent several years at the leadership level in a number of industries. He earned his degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix then began a career in sales. He has always been passionate about people so it was a natural transition to the workers compensation industry. He has over seven years’ experience in this industry and has helped grow VONA’s footprint exponentially.
“What makes VONA unique? We believe in our exceptional people. We’ve removed the red tape that’s common in our industry and we allow and enable them to be great.”
Director of Finance
Donna Johnson joined VONA in February 2019 as Director of Finance, bringing with her 34 years experience in accounting and finance. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting at Mississippi University for Women, her Masters in Business Administration at Mississippi State University and is a Certified Treasury Professional.
“VONA is extremely culture-oriented, part of which is to make everyone feel important. Whether you are the client, injured worker, or employee, everyone is important and will have the best experience possible.“
Marsha Mitchell has been with VONA since shortly after the company launched in 2015. She provides key support to our field case managers, ensuring that all records, invoices, letters, and any other documents go out in a timely manner.
“Working for VONA is the best decision I’ve ever made. The staff is like family and everyone is willing to do what they need to do to get the job done.”