What We Do

Intrepid Ascent guides its clients through the terrain of digital transformation toward elevated community health. Across the United States, local innovation is driving the integration of health and social services to deliver holistic care that addresses health equity. The service models emerging in this cross-sector landscape require active collaboration and data exchange among diverse partners. At Intrepid, we support our clients on their paths to adopting scalable technologies with a human-centered approach focused on both individual experience and collective impact. Let’s summit together.

Depending on the challenge at hand, client engagements are led by one of our three Groups, with resources from the other two typically included to form an interdisciplinary team. 


The Technology Strategy Group equips communities to leverage technology to meet their goals for integrating systems of care, with a focus on the dynamic frontier between health care and human services. We provide our clients with in-depth expertise in data and technology standards, industry best practices, and the vendor landscape– frequently bridging between communities and their vendor partners. We generate value through the entire technology adoption lifecycle: assessing needs and capabilities, architecting design options, facilitating procurements, and fostering alignment between vendors in a community for the best interests of those they serve. 

This group is led by Alex Horowitz.


The Policy Innovation Group helps our clients navigate the data sharing landscape, exploring how novel approaches and best practices can be used for policy design and implementation to deliver better outcomes for individuals and communities. We provide industry-leading expertise that goes beyond technical infrastructure to chart solutions that enable data exchange across sectors, while protecting individual privacy through robust governance mechanisms. Our team of policy consultants translates complex laws, regulations, and rules to establish common understanding, build trust, solve problems, and ultimately help our clients and their stakeholders “get to yes” for impactful data sharing. 

This group is led by Karen Ostrowski.


The Community Change Group utilizes design thinking, stakeholder engagement, change management, and quality improvement methods to promote positive and sustainable change. We help clients and their partners incorporate technology into their diverse ecosystems to strengthen human relationships and processes. By guiding technology design and adoption from the perspective of individual users and overall community impact, we put people at the center of transformation to improve health and social outcomes. 

This group is led by Danielle Carter.

Core Services

Technology Strategy Group

    • Technology Systems Procurement
    • System Integration Design
    • Technical Project Management
    • Vendor Management
    • Vendor Landscape Subject Matter Expertise
    • Solution Architecture Evaluation and Design
    • Data Analysis
    • Process Evaluation

Policy Innovation Group

    • Data Governance
    • Legal and Regulatory Landscape Assessments
    • Medicaid / MediCal Industry Knowledge
    • Governance Structures
    • Policy Development Linkages
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Regulatory / Policy Advising

Community Change Group

    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • User and Technology Onboarding
    • User Feedback Loops
    • Metric Development
    • Quality Improvement
    • CIE Industry Knowledge
    • Change Management
    • Training Development and Adult Learning
    • Program Evaluation
    • Systems Thinking
    • Workflow Processes Development


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