We are a diverse team of curious, determined, mission-driven individuals who work together to challenge the status-quo. VillageMD is a place for creators, innovators, and visionaries who are driven to get stuff done and make the healthcare system better for everyone.
Tim has spent his career creating and providing solutions to help providers bring a different level of care and support to their patients in a variety of experiences including running an IPA, a $3B Medicare Advantage plan, and a Population Health business. His favorite part about coming to work is spending time with the physician partners at the center of our model, and seeing where real healthcare change happens. Outside of work, you can often find Tim at one of his children’s events and enjoying time with his wife and kids.
As Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of VillageMD and an esteemed practicing physician, Dr. Fields is transforming the way patients and physicians experience health care. In the early 1990s, prior to beginning VillageMD, Fields initiated and served as president of Village Family Practice, which became one of the largest primary care groups in Houston and was recognized for its quality of care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). An avid golfer and reader who enjoys family time with his wife and 3 children, Fields was named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 List of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.
A 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Paul has driven growth and fostered innovation as a health plan executive. Prior to VillageMD, he was Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Innovation at Anthem/WellPoint, where he was instrumental in architecting Anthem’s payment innovation strategy, developing its Patient Centered Primary Care model, and establishing value-based contracts with Anthem’s primary care physician network. When he isn’t negotiating for a better healthcare system around the country, you can find Paul spending time with his family, traveling for pleasure, or coaching his son’s little-league team.
Jim brings more than 25 years of executive leadership in healthcare, providing a unique blend of operations, financial, and M&A expertise that has been tested in both the not-for-profit and investor-owned segments of the industry. Jim has led projects and transactions that have contributed to the outstanding performance of organizations such as Humana, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and Baxter Healthcare. In addition, Jim has developed and implemented innovative health system strategies to improve both clinical and economic performance across the entire health care delivery continuum.
As a physician and administrator, Brent has dedicated his career to improving people’s lives. He has held leadership positions at Mercy Health, Fairview Health Services, as well as the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Brent is an avid runner who enjoys watching his son’s soccer games and traveling with his family, especially to visit his daughter.
Jen Clair works closely with providers and clinical thought leaders to develop analytic solutions that support primary care practice growth, innovation, and outcomes delivery. She has over 15 years of experience in developing population health focused analytic tools, and previously lead a large analytics function at Anthem responsible for the development of data driven models to support provider payment, care management, risk adjustment and consumer health. Outside of work, you can find Jen outdoors with her family.
Andrew has spent the better part of 20 years in healthcare, building partnerships with solo practitioners, integrated delivery networks, and payors. His experience includes revenue cycle management, patient engagement in chronic care management programs, and development of some early principals for successful value-based care models. Andrew has held leadership positions with Accretive Health (now R1), OptumHealth, and Stockamp & Associates (now Huron). Outside of work, Andrew enjoys building model rockets with his son, dancing with his daughter, and laughing with his wife.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Ellen brings 25 years of experience leading results-driven business-to-business and direct-to-consumer marketing for healthcare and consumer brands. Prior to VillageMD, she was Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at Medecision, a provider of digital health management software and services. In that role, she led enterprise customer experience, brand activation, marketing and innovation programming and alliances and helped lead that organization’s turnaround and re-emergence as a leading brand in the healthcare information technology sector. Before Medecision, Ellen was the founder and principal of a boutique marketing firm.
Traci joins VillageMD with more than 25 years of HR experience with a proven track record of identifying, developing, and leading the best and next practices in talent strategy. Prior to VillageMD, Traci was Vice President of inclusion, diversity and corporate impact at McKesson where she was responsible for inclusion and diversity, culture and engagement, and corporate impact. She brings a broad human capital perspective, informed by her work across multiple industries including but not limited to professional services, financial services and healthcare.
Gary Jacobs is a seasoned health care executive with a wide breadth of experience in the government program’s market and a concentration on Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement, long-term care, public and private exchanges, individual products and payer/provider collaborations. He has a successful history of developing, selling, and acquiring health care companies. Recognized for quickly assessing the big picture and implementing workable plans to increase revenue and profitability targets, Gary has a keen understanding of public policy and its role in influencing a program's profitability and ultimate success.
Ross has spent his career partnering with high-growth healthcare technology and services companies, as well as growth-oriented companies in other industries. Before joining VillageMD, Ross focused on the development and implementation of clinical, operational, and analytical solutions that enabled physicians to shift toward value-based care as a member of Accretive Health’s Population Health division, in addition to previous roles in investment banking and consulting. After living in various corners of the United States, Ross currently enjoys Chicago with his wife, children, and their Golden Retriever.
Erin Page joined Heritage Health System in Houston in 2001 to develop a Medicare Advantage Plan (Texan Plus), which grew to the largest in the market. Universal American acquired the plan in 2004 and Page then served as Senior Vice President of New Market Development and Operations. In 2012 she launched Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal American. CHS launched 25+ Accountable Care Organizations over a three year period. Universal American was sold to WellCare in 2017, where Page was President of Medicare. In May of 2019, she joined VillageMD as President of Texas and now serves as President of Value-Based Care.
Chris has spent the last 20 years building and running finance organizations that partner with businesses to drive value for all key stakeholders. Most recently, he was the CFO of R1 (formerly Accretive Health). Prior to that, he held CFO roles inside of General Electric, Nortel, Brambles, and Applied Materials. Outside of work, Chris enjoys anything you can strap to his feet like skiing and rollerblading, or attach to his hand like golf and tennis.
Mike’s career has been devoted to designing, building, and applying data-driven technologies to solving some of healthcare’s biggest problems. By collaboratively working with physicians, hospital administrators, and health plans, Mike has implemented analytically-oriented solutions to better inform and help facilitate the patient-physician relationship. Mike currently leads VillageMD’s technology team where he’s focused on unlocking data from disparate sources to rapidly deliver action-ready insights across the care continuum. While away from work, Mike loves spending time with his wife and three children.
Anne has spent the last nearly fifteen years working in healthcare talent acquisition and consulting with business leaders on talent strategies. She has partnered across healthcare providers, payers, and professional services organizations to structure roles and drive organizational design to optimize performance and support talent. Some of these experiences include roles with Witt/Kieffer, Accretive Health, and Huron Consulting Group. Outside of work, Anne’s life is consumed by chasing her two kids around, but in moments of quiet, she loves finding time to be active and reading.
Wendy joined VillageMD as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, bringing several years of experience in health systems. Wendy previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel with Northwest Community Healthcare where she developed an enterprise risk management program which included the legal, compliance and risk management departments. Before her in-house counsel work she practiced at McDermott, Will and Emery and Ross and Hardies. Wendy has published articles in Corporate Counsel Magazine, Provider Magazine, and Nursing Homes Long Term Care and is the host of Working Smarter, VillageMD’s original series.
Eric has spent his career working to improve the healthcare system and has worked alongside providers in support of transitions to value based models of care for the last decade. Eric has developed, implemented and operated value based models in a variety of care settings from primary care, to integrated delivery systems, to community-based oncology offices. When Eric is not working alongside his partners at VMD, he spends time with his wife and new daughter – preferably enjoying the great outdoors