Aspire Allergy & Sinus is a group of passionate people who have come together to reinforce our cause: curing patients who suffer from allergy and sinus problems. We take great pride in the enthusiastic, talented and diverse workforce that make up our team, and we’re so glad you are now a part of it!
It all started in 2012, when a small team led by Austin Allergist, Dr. Chris Thompson, wanted to address the needs of the many who suffer from allergies and simply don’t have the time to come into an office to get their allergy shot each week. For many of these patients, there was no other option if they couldn’t take the allergy shots. Rather than leaving these people to suffer from allergy symptoms and treating them with over the counter medications with no long-term solution, Aspire Allergy & Sinus (formerly Texan Allergy) was created to offer a convenient, affordable, and safe alternative to allergy shots: allergy drops, our signature treatment.
Since then we have expanded our service options to food allergy testing and treatment, exceptional sinus care with a variety of in-office solutions, and a completely new and innovative therapy to treat environmental allergens, the ExACT Immunoplasty procedure.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, we have clinics in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. With excellent patient care as our guide, we are always expanding to accommodate more patients; making it easy to get the allergy and sinus care that so many need.
Aspire Allergy & Sinus is one of the largest and most experienced allergy and sinus groups in the nation. Our leadership team provides broad operational and administrative support team including: financial, marketing, human resources, IT, purchasing, credentialing and claims processing experts.
Allie Thompson is the President and CEO of Aspire Allergy & Sinus, a leader in allergy and sinus services and treatment. Allie co-founded Aspire Allergy & Sinus (formerly Texan Allergy) in 2012. As a visionary leader, Allie has taken the organization from one clinic in Austin, TX to over fifty clinics across several states by driving innovation, excellence in patient care and strategic collaborations. She believes creating a positive culture and rewarding workplace drives positive patient outcomes.
Before founding Aspire Allergy & Sinus, Allie worked in healthcare administration at Methodist Health System. She also spent time at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and Masters of Business in Healthcare Organization Management from Texas Tech University. Allie serves on the board of the Dream Come True Foundation.
Dr. Thompson is the co-founder of Aspire Allergy & Sinus and a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon with over 25 years of experience practicing medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A & M University in College Station and went on to receive his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Thompson completed his residency with the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Dr. Thompson focuses solely on allergy, sinus and nasal treatment and is considered an expert in all three fields. He is one of a handful of doctors that played an integral role in the development of the cutting-edge sinus procedure, balloon sinuplasty. In 2019, Dr. Thompson introduced the ExACT Immunoplasty procedure as a way to expedite the allergy immunotherapy process for environmental allergies.
Dr. Stacy Silvers is a board certified allergist specializing in environmental and food allergy diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Dr. Silvers oversees Aspire’s allergy program and protocols, and also leads the food allergy and oral immunotherapy (OIT) program at Aspire Allergy & Sinus. Dr. Silvers is considered an expert in the field of food allergy diagnosis and treatment. In 2019, Dr. Silvers was named Best Allergist in the Statesman's Best of the Best Contest.
Shaun Miller is the Chief Operating Officer at Aspire Allergy & Sinus and oversees the entire integration process, working closely with each practice to ensure a smooth transition.
Shaun has extensive experience in leadership, team building, training management, and operational improvement. Prior to joining the Aspire team, Shaun spent seven years in the US Marine Corps and served in leadership roles in several other organizations where he led complex teams from manufacturing to combat operations in Afghanistan.
Shaun, a native Austinite, received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University and his Masters of Business Administration at Arizona State University.
Kristina Collmar is the Chief Development Officer at Aspire Allergy & Sinus. In her role she oversees all acquisition outreach and engages Allergy practices in dialogue to determine best next steps. By overseeing the early stages of the acquisition process, she identifies practices that will ultimately become part of the Aspire Allergy & Sinus platform.
Kristina has spent 20+ years working in healthcare. She grew up in a family of physicians and understands the importance of having a short and long-term transition strategy from the physician owner perspective. Before joining the Aspire team, Kristina managed sales teams and held various leadership positions within Novartis Pharmaceuticals in both primary care and specialty divisions across Texas.
Kristina is a Texas native and received her business degree from Texas Tech University.
Kelsey Hamilton is the Chief People Officer at Aspire Allergy & Sinus where she oversees the HR department and a number of projects and initiatives that aid in Aspires ability to: recruit & develop top talent, facilitate onboarding, provide competitive compensation/benefits and ultimately identify key retention tools and resources that best serve the employee population. In Aspires efforts to seamlessly integrate new practices, Kelsey and her team work closely with the respective employees acting as a trusted partner and liaise to facilitate a smooth transition.
Before joining the Aspire team, Kelsey worked for Vista Consulting Group, focusing on recruitment effectiveness and creating HR synergies with all functional units. She has a passion for helping people and incorporating “fun” into the workplace.
Kelsey is an Austin native and received her undergraduate degree from Texas State University. Outside work, Kelsey enjoys being outdoors & stays active with her two young kids & rambunctious GSP dogs.
Goldyn Daupin is Chief Marketing Officer at Aspire Allergy & Sinus where she oversees the marketing integration efforts of new practices into the existing marketing plan. She works closely with practices to determine and address specific market needs in both the advertising, marketing and clinic branding channels.
Goldyn has extensive experience in healthcare marketing, having spent several years working with large brands such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente.
Before joining the Aspire team, Goldyn worked for many years in various advertising agencies and eventually transitioned to the internal Marketing and Communications Team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii. She moved to Austin, TX in 2015 and shortly thereafter joined the Aspire team.
Goldyn grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received her undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is the insurance benefit provider for all Aspire Allergy & Sinus employees. You will be transitioning to our benefits provider shortly after the merger is completed.
Our HR team will be sending out a more detailed Frequently Asked Questions document to all employees to help manage the benefits transition and answer your questions. After that, our team is happy to help with any unique issues or questions that remain unanswered!
The first day of the month following the completed merge with Aspire.
The onboarding process typically takes place within the first 2-4 weeks following the acquisition through a collaboration between HR and Operations to give you a deep dive of our operations, departments, milestones, upcoming events, training details, and most everything you would immediately want to learn about Aspire. The onboarding process takes anywhere from 6-12 weeks; there is a lot to learn but you will be fully supported along the way!