Who We Are

G. Patrick Thornton, CEO

Patrick started his professional career in 1994 as a Medicare Auditor after graduating from Utah State University with a BA in Accounting. He was then hired as the Assistant Controller for a HealthTrust Hospital.  After serving as the Assistant Controller, he was promoted as the CFO. His hospital background gives him a unique perspective on benefits, the cost of care, quality and contracts.

He is an expert in employee benefits, self-funded plans and contract development. His knowledge of the inner workings of hospitals and other healthcare providers has allowed him to custom build benefit plans to help employers reach their intended goals. His work with contracting and the chronically ill has helped to mitigate millions of dollars in claims, protecting both the member and the assets of the employer.

Patrick has three children and enjoys spending time with them.  He also enjoys traveling with his wife. He enjoys working on his antique cars.

Sarah Anderson, VP Sales

Pat Thornton, CFO

Kara Charlton, Office Manager

Kara, originally from San Antonio, Texas, moved to Tampa with her family in 2011. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, working in banking operations, loss prevention, and reconciliation. She also worked in property and casualty insurance and consumer lending before coming to work for Anderson Thornton Consultants. Kara has an eye for details, and enjoys helping other people to become successful in their pursuits. In her spare time, Kara enjoys cooking delicious foods and breads for her family and friends. She also designs and creates modern quilts. On weekends, she can often be found at a Disney park with her husband and three sons.