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Charles Boorady

Charles Boorady

Founder & Managing Partner

Mr. Boorady is the Founder and Managing Partner of Health Catalyst Capital, and leads the Investment Committee. He has over 25 years of professional experience with healthcare investment and information technology.

Charles’ career includes over 20 years as a leading healthcare equity analyst with major investment banks including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Citi. He was involved underwriting a wide range of deals, most notably as the sole lead analyst on the demutualization and IPO of Anthem in October 2001. As an equity analyst, he was: ranked #1 by Institutional Investor Magazine for his coverage of Managed Care, and ranked in the top 3 in the U.S. for over a decade; named among the “Dazzling Dozen” by Forbes Magazine; and often quoted in national and trade press for his insights on healthcare industry trends. In an earlier stage of his career, Mr. Boorady was a technology consultant for Accenture, a global consulting firm. He is a Founding Advisory Board member of The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center, convening leaders to identify business solutions to improve healthcare outcomes. Mr. Boorady has an MBA in Analytic Finance and Statistics from The University of Chicago and a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.

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Daniel Ross Bio

Daniel R. Ross

Partner

Mr. Ross is a Partner and member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining HCC, Dan was a business executive, entrepreneur and investor active in tech-enabled enterprises in the healthcare services sector for approximately 20 years.

Dan joined HCC after the successful exit of ArcWell Medical, a New York-based provider of post-acute and long-term care physician services he founded and ran. It was sold to IPC Healthcare (NASDAQ:IPCM) in 2015. Before founding ArcWell, Dan in 1996 co-founded Allegiance Health, a physician network providing medical claims-handling services to the insurance industry. After leading Allegiance Health for eight years, in 2004 Dan and his partners sold that organization to a New Jersey based public company, where he served for two years as Executive Vice-President, managing a division providing similar services nationally. Before co-founding Allegiance Health, Dan spent 13 years in the investment banking industry, largely at Salomon Brothers (now part of Citigroup). Prior to his investment banking career, Dan practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

Dan is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Open Door Medical Center, a provider of primary health care and human services to underserved individuals in Westchester County, NY, and is a volunteer advisor of recent college graduates through the Harvard Alumni Association. He has recently retired as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit Preparatory School in Kalispell, Montana, and is a former member of the North London Board of the Prince’s Youth Business Trust, an organization providing mentorship for young entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom.

Dan graduated from The University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review, and Harvard University.

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Healthcare IT Investment

Nikhil A. Hanmantgad

Principal

Mr. Hanmantgad is a Principal at Health Catalyst Capital where he is also a member of the General Partnership and the Investment Committee.

Nikhil has a background in healthcare investment research at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup; and healthcare entrepreneurship including technology development, web and mobile design. Prior to joining HCC, Mr. Hanmantgad founded a healthcare technology start-up, MedTools, a web and mobile product used by physicians to find information on medical devices. Within his role at MedTools, he led company fundraising, hiring, product development, sales, and go-to-market efforts. Prior to MedTools, Mr. Hanmantgad worked for the investment bank Goldman Sachs in New York City where he covered the healthcare industry, and for the investment bank Citigroup where he previously worked with Mr. Boorady. Mr. Hanmantgad has achieved the highest award of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and has passed the Solo Pilot Test for single-engine propeller planes which led to recruitment by the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Hanmantgad has an MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship from Columbia University and a BS in Finance and International Business from New York University.

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Vinny K. Natarajan

Vinny K. Natarajan

Director

Mr. Natarajan is a Director at Health Catalyst Capital and a Member of the General Partnership. He is an observer on the Investment Committee.

Vinny has over 15 years of finance experience and has held business and strategic development roles of increasing importance at Visium Asset Management, venBio Select Advisors (aka Avoro Capital) and New Science Ventures. Earlier in his career, Mr. Natarajan held principal investment and strategic development roles at Ares Management and Highbridge Capital Management.

Mr. Natarajan graduated with a dual degree in Systems Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Peter-H-Costa

Peter H. Costa

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Peter Costa is the Chief Financial Officer at Health Catalyst Capital. He has 30 years of experience in health care research & investment. Prior to joining HCC, Peter spent over 10 years at Wells Fargo Securities as a Managing Director where he worked in primary equity research covering health insurance, pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management, hospitals, and other health care IT and services companies.

Prior to Wells Fargo, Peter was the director of all equity research, while also covering health care services equities, at FTN Midwest Securities and Leerink Swann, and was the Global Head of Healthcare / Pharmaceutical Research at ABN AMRO. In addition, Peter also worked in finance and budgeting at Morgan Stanley, was a systems consultant for what is now Accenture, and provided operations effectiveness analytics for Hewlett-Packard’s Medical Products Group.

Peter graduated with a B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his M.B.A. from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business.

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David Powers

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. David Powers is the Chief Compliance Officer at Health Catalyst Capital. In a career spanning more than 38 years, he has legal experience focused on the fields of private equity, project development and finance, M&A, and related regulatory and compliance matters. David’s career includes 25 years as a partner at Baker Botts LLP – 5 of them as the partner in charge of their Hong Kong Office. He has also served as a Counsel to the Commissioner U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as the Chief Operating Officer at The Strand Partners Inc., a family office.

He has been the Lead Counsel on Fund formation, Fund GP participation, LP investments and dispositions, including secondary transactions in LP interests, and Compliance in the Private Equity Genre. He has also led multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including the first acquisition of a controlling interest by a Russian company (Norilsk Nickel) in a NYSE company (Stillwater Mining), and major project developments, including Hyundai Motor’s first U.S. plant in Alabama, now producing 400,000 cars annually.

David graduated from Princeton University Cum Laude with a degree in Public & International Affairs and completed his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review.

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Joe-Boorady

Joseph Boorady

Senior Operating Partner

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Boorady, is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years in senior leadership positions. Before joining HCC, he was the CEO of TearScience, which successfully exited to Johnson & Johnson Vision where he assumed a role focused on strategy, pipeline and business development. Prior to that, Dr. Boorady was the SVP of Sales, Service and Marketing at Zeiss Meditec, overseeing sales of ophthalmology, neurosurgery, ENT, spine and breast cancer devices. His clinical and academic experience includes Vice President for Clinic Affairs and Executive Director of the University Optometric Center of the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City, Director of Managed Care for eight years, and Founding Director of the University Eye Care Network IPA, Inc. Dr. Boorady has an O.D. from the SUNY-College of Optometry Class of 1993 and, in 2010, completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. Joe is the brother of Charles Boorady.

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Colin Devine

Colin Devine, CFA, CMA, CFP®

Operating Partner

Colin Devine, both directly and as an Operating Partner at Health Catalyst Capital and as a Senior Advisory Partner for Grail LLC, provides consulting services to the insurance and investment management sectors.

Previously, Mr. Devine was a sell-side equity analyst for over 17 years including 15 years as a Managing Director with Citigroup Investment Research responsible for coverage of North American life insurance companies. He was consistently ranked among the top analysts in the insurance sector and on the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for 14 straight years where he held the #1 ranking in the Life Insurance Equity Research category for six consecutive years.

Mr. Devine was also Director in Standard & Poor’s Insurance Ratings group. Preceding that, he was a vice president of a major Canadian life insurer where he was involved in investment and risk management as well as a number of corporate development and treasury initiatives.

Colin is also a frequent guest speaker at various industry conferences held by the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (LIMRA) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) as well as corporate boards of directors.

Mr. Devine is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Guelph.

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Kevin-McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Operating Partner

Kevin P. McCarthy recently retired as Chief Operating Officer, Unum Group. In this role, he was responsible for the overall management of Unum’s insurance operations.

He previously served as President and CEO of Unum US, the company’s largest business unit. Mr. McCarthy first joined Unum in 1976 and served in various management roles both in the U.S. and Japan. He is currently a director/trustee of the University of Maine System, Maine & Company, the Davis Foundations, and AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans).

He previously served as Corporator of Maine Health, the state’s largest healthcare provider group, and Chairman of the Advisory Council for the University of Southern Maine School of Business. Mr. McCarthy received his degree in business, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine in 1978.

He also holds an honorary Doctorate in Public Service from St. Joseph’s College.

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Jeffrey D. Alter

Advisor

Jeff Alter is Executive Vice President, IngenioRx and Anthem Health Solutions, at Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), and serves as a member of the company’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to Gail K. Boudreaux, President and Chief Executive Officer. He also serves on numerous Boards, for both for profit and not for profits, including the Long Island Association, the Board of Governors of St. John’s University, CityMD, Professional Physical Therapy, NuMotion and Progenity.

He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare’s Commercial Group, serving nearly 30 million consumers and generating over $50 billion in revenue annually. The Commercial Group manages health benefits for individuals, public sector employers, labor funds and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The organization also served nearly three million active duty and retired U.S. military personnel and their families in the TRICARE West Region. Mr. Alter held that role from 2011 until June 2018.

From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Alter served as the Northeast Regional CEO for UnitedHealthcare. During his tenure, Mr. Alter strengthened the business by effectively serving employers’ and consumers’ health care needs, building relationships with brokers, regulators, government leaders and other constituents across the Northeast. He also developed new and innovative programs and tools and expanded geographically into a number of new markets. Mr. Alter previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Northeast Region.

Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Mr. Alter was Vice President of Strategic Financial Planning for Oxford Health Plans, where he led the company’s budgeting, financial planning, merger and acquisition strategy and strategic initiatives. Mr. Alter’s previous roles include seven years as Vice President of Finance and Operations at Vytra Health Plans and in various finance and operations roles for 10 years for Northrop Grumman Aerospace and Harris Corporations.

Mr. Alter received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from St. John’s University.

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Jim Bonnette

Jim Bonnette, M.D.

Former Managing Director, Ascension International Holdings, Former Executive Vice President, The Advisory Board Company

Jim has worked in virtually every area of U.S. healthcare, from private practice, to health maintenance organizations, to hospital chains, to pharma. An industry leader in the provider marketplace driving innovation in care delivery and transformative payment models, Jim focuses on the strategic transformation of healthcare delivery systems, fee for value, and health reform. He was also a practicing Internist for 20 years in California, known for his innovation and tenacity in creating new models of care delivery. Prior to his tenure at Ascension and The Advisory Board Company, Jim filled the CMO position at Oliver Wyman where he was head of the Global Provider Strategic Consulting Practice. He also served as Senior Vice President and CMO for Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was responsible for a $3.2 billion integrated delivery system.

Jim has a BS in biochemistry from Portland State, an MD from the University of Oregon, and has further training in Pharmacoeconomics.

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Chris Doerr

Chris Doerr

Former Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Florida Blue

Chris Doerr recently retired as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s (Florida Blue) executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was also a member of the Company’s executive management team. Doerr had overall responsibility for finance, accounting, actuarial, underwriting, corporate tax, corporate planning, procurement, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and investments.

Doerr was also CEO of Health Options, Inc. and chairman of the board for Diversified Health Services, Inc., both subsidiaries of Florida Blue. He also served as a director on a number of outside boards and continues to serve on the boards of CareCentrix and Main Street America Group.

Prior to joining Florida Blue in 1995, Doerr worked at Cigna, where he began his career as an actuarial assistant and rose through a variety of positions to become the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cigna’s Healthcare operations.

Throughout his career Doerr has been active in the community. He is a current member and past chairman of the Board of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, past chair of the United Way of Northeast Florida Finance Committee and Treasurer of the United Way of Northeast Florida. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Doerr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Actuarial Science degree through the business school at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

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Lindsay-Farrell

Lindsay Farrell

Advisor

Lindsay Farrell is President and CEO of Open Door Family Medical Centers, a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center in Westchester County, New York that serves over 55,000 underserved patients per year. She initially joined Open Door in 1986, and became CEO over 20 years ago. Under her leadership, Open Door has significantly expanded adding new locations, programs and digital technologies to more than triple the number of low-income people served. Today, Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission, recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home, is designated as a Quality Leader by the Department of Health and Human Services and has twice won the prestigious national Davies Award from HIMSS, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.

Ms. Farrell is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and received her Masters in Business Administration from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

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Gene Huang

Gene Huang

Gene Huang has 25 years of experience in establishing and managing provider networks for and within health plans, starting with leading the team that launched Oxford Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage plan, which rapidly grew into an $850 million business. He led Operations and Development for Aveta, developing Chronic Special Needs offerings within their Medicare Advantage health plan including responsibility for network development and contracting with groups, physicians, and hospitals. He served as VP of Health Facilitation for CIGNA HealthCare and Chief Operating Officer of Opticare Eye Health, before becoming President and Chief Development Officer for a large multi-state physician practice business focused on home visits by physicians and nurse practitioners to Medicare and Medicaid insureds. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Huang was with Remedy Partners where he ran their bundled payment business with a focus on skilled nursing facilities.Mr. Huang holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University and Masters in the Management of Technology from M.I.T. He serves as an HCC designee on the Board of Directors of ReferWell.

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David H. Klein Bio

David H. Klein

Former Chief Executive Officer, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

David H. Klein is a special advisor to the CEO of the University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center, a professor of public health sciences in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry and an executive professor of health care management in the UR Simon Business School.

Mr. Klein was the chief executive officer of The Lifetime Healthcare Companies (Lifetime) headquartered in Rochester, NY which was comprised of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Univera Healthcare, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Lifetime Care, EBS-RMSCO Benefit Solutions and MedAmerica through his retirement in 2012.

Mr. Klein serves as director of CTG, Francisco Partners startups, Landmark Health and Avalon Healthcare Solutions. He is a director of the University of Rochester spinouts, Cerebral Assessment Systems, PharmAdva, and WavoDyne. He is a board observer for Cogito and is a member of the Cressey & Company private equity fund Distinguished Executives Council.

Mr. Klein serves as chair of the New York eHealth Collaborative which oversees New York State’s electronic medical records interoperability program. Mr. Klein is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business Healthcare Advisory Board.

Mr. Klein received his Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He was raised in Albany, NY and now resides in Pittsford, NY and Bonita Springs, FL. He is married to the former Dawn Palazzo and has two sons, Randy and Alexander, a step-daughter, Courtney Palazzo and three grandchildren.

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Jeremy-Lim

Jeremy Lim

Dr. Jeremy Lim, a physician, is a partner in global consulting firm Oliver Wyman’s Singapore office. He advises senior officials at public sector agencies and has extensive experience consulting and advising multinational private and NGO clients on national and regional strategies for go-to-market plans and implementation, government engagement and public-private partnerships.

Jeremy is also active in academia, holding appointments at several universities. He previously trained in surgery and public health. He has worked in senior executive roles in both the public and private sectors, including time spent as a senior official in the Ministry of Health Singapore.

Jeremy chairs the steering committee of NIHA (National University of Singapore Initiative to Improve Health in Asia), an initiative to strengthen health policy research and education in Asia and sits on the Behavioral Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University, Centre for Health Informatics (NUS) and Next Age Institute (NUS) advisory boards. He also contributes as immediate past President of the Fulbright Association (Singapore) and convener for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Singapore alumni. Jeremy is a Member of the ‘Save the Children’ Asia Corporate Advisory Council. He is a volunteer physician with HealthServe, a Singapore NGO catering to the health needs of migrant workers. He is also involved in various capacities with several early stage healthcare companies.

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Dan Messina

Dan Messina

Retired Co-President of Health Advocate

Dan Messina was most recently the Co-President of Health Advocate. He was one of the Partners of Health Advocate helping to take it from a start up to a nationally recognized health services company with nearly 50 million users.

Prior to Health Advocate, Dan was the CEO and President of Magellan Health Services, a Fortune 500 Company, one of the largest Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance companies in the world.

Before joining Magellan, he was the CFO of Aetna Healthcare and the Head of Business Strategy for Aetna. During his time with Aetna, he helped engineer the transition of Aetna from a multi-line insurer to a health insurer. This included selling off the Property and Casualty and Financial lines of business while acquiring Health assets such as US HealthCare, Prudential Health and NYCare.

Prior to Aetna, he held various financial positions with Cigna including the Director of Insurance Reporting.

Messina began his career with Deloitte Touche and he was a CPA both in Florida and Connecticut.

Messina has a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He has been very involved with Notre Dame serving as a member of their Arts and Letters Advisory Group.

Currently, he is involved in several health-related start-up ventures as both an investor and advisor/Board Member.

He resides in West Palm Beach and Connecticut. He is married to the former Marie Stefano and has two children and four grandchildren.

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Kenneth-Morris

Kenneth C. Morris

Former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer Duke University Health System

Mr. Kenneth C. Morris retired as the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Duke University Health System (DUHS) in 2020. For over 20 years, he provided executive leadership over all areas of finance and System-wide financial strategy. His responsibilities included oversight of accounting, budgeting, financial planning, supply chain, revenue cycle, insurance, payer strategy and contracting, and real estate.

Under Ken’s leadership, Duke University Health System has achieved unprecedented financial success as a $3.8 billion academic-based health system, achieving and maintaining AA2/AA/AAA ratings by Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P respectively. During his tenure, he consolidated the professional and hospital revenue cycle; developed a top-rated, nationally recognized supply chain operation; steadily grew and maintained operating results (top 20 nationally); increased the balance sheet cash and investments from $800 million in 1999 to $4 billion in 2020; issued over $1.5 billion in taxable and tax-exempt debt; and generated academic support to the Duke University School of Medicine in excess of $2 billion.

Prior to beginning his finance career at Tulane University in New Orleans, Ken served in the US Army for seven years as a commissioned officer. He later served as a Vice President for Finance at Loyola University Health System in Chicago for many years before joining Mission Health System in Asheville, NC as their Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer. He came to Duke University Health System as the CFO in August 1999.

Ken received his BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado.

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Richard Park MD

Richard Park, MD

Founder and CEO, CityMD

Dr. Richard Park is founder and CEO of CityMD, which is among the largest, fastest growing and most innovative urgent care businesses in the US.

Dr. Park is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY. He completed his training in emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s residency program where he served as chief resident. He is board certified in emergency medicine, and has earned multiple honors for his extensive teaching in the field. He is the author and co-editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill’s Intensive Review of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Park’s expertise in all facets of urgent care delivery and operation, combined with his vision for delivering easily accessible, top quality medical care have contributed to the success of CityMD. Dr. Park lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.

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Peggy Scott

Peggy Scott

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Peggy Scott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer/CFO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and as Chief Strategy Officer.

Prior to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Ms. Scott had a distinguished early career in public accounting. In a record 10 years, she advanced simultaneously to full partner and the first female office managing partner with Deloitte.

Ms. Scott draws on unique experience in both insurers and fully integrated healthcare companies spanning hospitals to hospice. She is skilled in reinventing large complex U.S./International companies in dramatically changing environments. She served in Executive V.P., COO and CFO roles at Novant Health, Pan-American Life and General Health System where she led transformations, grew companies organically and with M&A, and led operations and finance in eight countries.

Mrs. Scott is an advisor to healthcare, technology and private equity. She is board chairman for CLECO, a consultant/advisor for Francisco Partners and serves on the Blue Cross Foundation board. Having served as president, she is on the LSU College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Prior service included International Plan Solutions, LLC, Partners National Health Plans, LA Superdome and corporations in Latin American. She is a former Adjunct Professor at Tulane’s Medical School.

Ms. Scott was named one of ten Outstanding Young Women of American, featured in the Wall Street Journal as National Financial Executive of the year, and inducted into the American Institute of CPAs Hall of Fame. She is in the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction, named a Tulane’s Outstanding Accounting Alumnus and holds a Ronald Reagan presidential citation.

Peggy is a CPA and certified in Valuations/Forensics. She holds an MBA from Tulane and a B.S. in accounting from LSU.

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Mark-Stern

Mark Stern

Mark Stern has been involved in healthcare innovation and transformation for his entire career, initially with CIGNA working with the company’s largest clients on creative funding approaches and benefit design. While at CIGNA, Mark served on the Sales & Marketing Advisory Council for 20 consecutive years, and worked closely with the executive leadership team on a broad range of strategic initiatives. After CIGNA, Mark served as a member of the original executive team at ActiveHealth Management, a leading clinical decision support technology company, which was ultimately acquired by Aetna. Mr. Stern has spent the last several years consulting for healthcare service, clinical and technology companies. His expertise includes developing and implementing creative go-to-market strategies as well as sales and relationship management. Additionally, Mr. Stern works with a select group of large employers/welfare funds on innovative employee benefit programs. Mr. Stern has a BS in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

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Win-Whitcomb

Win Whitcomb, M.D.

Advisor

Dr. Whitcomb was an executive at Remedy Partners from 2013 to 2019, joining as chief medical officer. At Remedy, he was part of the team that grew that firm into the nation’s largest ‘episodes of care’ company. He led the growth of Remedy’s hospitalist vertical, responsible for the management of over $5 billon of Medicare spending. He also oversaw the build of Remedy’s episodic care model and developed the largest bundled payment physician gainsharing program in history, establishing agreements with over 400 physicians. His team developed the Care At the Right Location ™ hospital discharge destination decision support tool and subsequently headed its validation in a 16,000 patient study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. During Dr Whitcomb’s nearly six-year tenure, Remedy enabled high value care for approximately half a million Medicare beneficiaries and launched major episodic care contracts with commercial payors.

Dr Whitcomb has been a practicing hospitalist throughout his career. He was medical director of one of America’s first hospitalist program at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA. In 1996, he cofounded the Society of Hospital Medicine, which launched the US hospitalist movement, which today includes 65,000 active practitioners in nearly all US hospitals. Dr. Whitcomb worked with the American Board of Internal Medicine to establish a certification in hospital medicine.

In 2012, Dr Whitcomb launched Zato Health, a software firm using federated discovery and natural technology to measure quality and costs for payors, pharma, and hospitals. He is a physician volunteer at the Amherst (MA) Survival Center’s Free Clinic.

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Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson

Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Brad Wilson is a senior business executive and policy expert with broad experience in law, health care, university leadership and governance, government and community service.

He served eight years as President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest health insurer and one of the 25 largest health insurers in the country. Brad positioned the company as a national leader in health care innovation and began North Carolina’s transition to value-based care. He led the company’s financial turnaround and developed a new corporate strategy. He also transformed the company’s culture and reinforced its commitment to North Carolina communities. During his tenure, Blue Cross NC’s revenues increased from $5.2 billion to more than $9 billion.

As leader of Blue Cross NC, he was sought out nationally as a speaker and policy expert and was valued by leaders of both political parties for his insights on health care and business issues. Under his leadership, Blue Cross NC was the only health insurer to offer Affordable Care Act policies in all 100 counties of North Carolina, providing access to care to hundreds of thousands of people left stranded by other insurers’ departure from the ACA market. He is a tireless advocate for cost transparency, broader access and for affordable, high quality health care.

Along with dozens of new community initiatives established under his tenure, Brad was chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, an independent, charitable foundation that has invested more than $113 million in North Carolina communities.

Brad’s 22 years with Blue Cross NC also included a number of other senior leadership positions, including oversight of the company’s law, government affairs, communications and operational areas. In honor of his accomplishments, the company’s Board of Trustees named him CEO Emeritus upon his retirement in 2017.

Brad continues to be active in leadership of community and public policy matters. In 2015 he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court to co-chair the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. In 2017 he was named chair of the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education, which will make recommendations on how North Carolina can meet public education requirements in the state constitution. Brad is also a past chair of the University of North Carolina Board Of Governors.

Previously Brad practiced law and also served as general counsel to Gov. Jim Hunt, leading the governor’s legislative strategy, legal department and heading the Department of Public Safety. A lifelong North Carolinian, Brad holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Wake Forest University.

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