Risk Management Professionals

Founded in 2001 by Sarah Anderson, an insurance executive, and Patrick Thornton, a former HCA hospital CFO, Anderson Thornton Consultants has a unique perspective on the healthcare ecosystem. 


The health insurance industry has been in turmoil for many years. With insurance rates doubling every ten years, many employers are finding it harder and harder to provide benefits for their employees. For most employers, rate increases are offset by decreasing benefits, shifting more costs to employees. Combined with the political winds encircling the industry, uncertainty abounds, and rates continue to climb. 


By reconstructing the healthcare ecosystem, employers can actually manage this expense. 


Let our team of professionals show you how.

Discover our team

Learn more about our executive leaders at Anderson Thornton Consultants. Meet the women and men who lead our company. 

Sarah Anderson

President
Sarah has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. She has a vision to embody Anderson Thornton Consultants with exceptional service, communication, and trust. She wants to turn employees into assets, creating value and building wealth.

Patrick Thornton

CEO
Utah State University Graduate and former CFO of an HCA hospital, Patrick is an expert in employee benefits. His healthcare industry experience has given him a creative perspective on benefit design. His vision is to put balance into the healthcare system to promote more options for employees and their employers.

Pat Thornton

CFO
Former VP and CFO of O'Neill Steel, Pat has spent over 25 years creating financial stability in various companies. His vast experience has created an understanding of corporate and business finance, giving him a unique perspective in our company, and the needs of our clients companies as well.

Kara Charlton

Director of Operations
Kara is the primary point of contact. With her extended expertise in the financial service industry, loss prevention, and reconciliation, she can answer almost any question and has a keen eye for detail. She is an expert in compliance, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act.

Steve Layland

Benefits Manager
Steve is an expert in almost every aspect of the healthcare industry. He has been a part of successful development, operations and marketing projects within multiple companies in his 25+ years of experience.