MEET OUR
TEAM

Donald Davenport

President & CEO

Don Davenport, President and CEO is a founding member of BARInet. He has been in the healthcare field for more than 15 years. His leadership roles have included multi-specialty surgical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, bariatric centers of excellence and healthcare facility contract negotiation and management. Prior to joining the healthcare industry he worked in the banking, securities and insurance industries for twenty years.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and the Mississippi Economic Council Leadership Mississippi.

Warren Collmer

Director of Sales & Marketing

Warren Collmer is an experienced sales and marketing professional whose professional career began in the medical field as a Wellness Coordinator and Recreational Therapist at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford, Mississippi. Warren is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology, with coursework focused on corporate health and wellness.

He has focused his efforts as a professional on improving population health management, through the utilization of a wide range of solutions designed to reduce and eliminate the effects of mental and physical illness. Following his time in the medical field, Warren built a successful sales track with RJ Young Company before joining the BARInet team during its inception in 2012.

Warren Collmer

Director of Sales & Marketing

Warren Collmer is an experienced sales and marketing professional whose professional career began in the medical field as a Wellness Coordinator and Recreational Therapist at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford, Mississippi. Warren is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology, with coursework focused on corporate health and wellness.

He has focused his efforts as a professional on improving population health management, through the utilization of a wide range of solutions designed to reduce and eliminate the effects of mental and physical illness. Following his time in the medical field, Warren built a successful sales track with RJ Young Company before joining the BARInet team during its inception in 2012.

William “Pete” Avara ll., MD. F.A.C.S.

Medical Director

Dr. William Avara, III is a board certified General & Bariatric Surgeon. He is a founding member and Chief Medical Officer for BARInet. He is President of the MS Coastal Trauma Region, Director of Trauma Services and Bariatric Surgery at SingingRiver Hospital and the Principal Bariatric Surgeon with South Mississippi Surgeons Healthcare.

He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency in general surgery at University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Avara has practiced general surgery in Jackson County, MS since 1987 and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Jennifer Whitney

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer joined BARInet in 2012 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer.  She is responsible for coordinating all financial and accounting operations for the organization, including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and treasury management.  Earlier in her career, she worked with multiple companies in accounting and operational finance roles and held executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry.

Jennifer is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Medical Group Management Association.  She graduated with honors from Southeastern Louisiana University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

Jennifer Whitney

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer joined BARInet in 2012 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer.  She is responsible for coordinating all financial and accounting operations for the organization, including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and treasury management.  Earlier in her career, she worked with multiple companies in accounting and operational finance roles and held executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry.

Jennifer is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Medical Group Management Association.  She graduated with honors from Southeastern Louisiana University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.