Brenda Smith, RN, BSN, CCM

Owner / President

Brenda Smith holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Portland in Nursing and is a Certified Case Manager. Brenda has worked in the disability management field managing, recruiting, and training case managers for 26 years. Prior to founding Excel, she managed the department of Outpatient Admissions departments for Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery and General Admissions at Mercy American River.

Before leaving the acute setting, Brenda performed Utilization Review and Defensive Audits for hospitals. Previous years of experience include patient care in General Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, and High Risk Labor and Delivery.

Steve Smetana, SIP, WCCP

Owner / Vice President / Director of Client Relations

Steve is experienced in workers’ compensation, managed care and utilization review and serves national and local clients. Steve is responsible for marketing and servicing all disability management and managed care programs including client relations and retention. Additional responsibilities include strategic planning, cost containment, claims management, customer service, and contract negotiations.

Prior to Excel, he worked in the insurance industry as a workers’ compensation supervisor.