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.
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.
Tom has over thirty-five years of hospital and practice administration experience in New Hampshire. For the past 17 years, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Derry Medical Center P.A. Over his tenure, he has developed positive relationships with physicians, hospitals, payors, and patients in the community. Tom believes that exceptional healthcare starts with a strong primary care focus. Outside of work Tom is an avid angler, and loves to spend time with his two daughters – especially when they all go fishing.
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.
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.
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.
For over a decade, Dennis has been devoted to building technology and data analytics platforms. He is a hands-on technology leader with experience in various healthcare and startup organizations including Accretive Health. Outside of work, Dennis enjoys staying on the cutting edge of software and hardware development, traveling with his wife, and playing golf.
Mike has a career of developing and adapting accounting solutions for rapidly growing companies. Prior to joining VillageMD, Mike spent seven years at Catamaran Corporation, a pharmacy benefits manager that was listed on the NASDAQ prior to being acquired by Optum. During his tenure at Catamaran he helped expand and improve the quality of the accounting team to keep up with a period of explosive growth at one of Forbes’ fastest growing companies of 2011. Outside of work, Mike and his wife are constantly bouncing between gymnastics competitions, hockey rinks and baseball fields.
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.
Joe came to VillageMD in 2017 with over 20 years or experience in healthcare with emphasis in provider-payer relationships. He is the Vice President of Payor Contracting at Village and previously worked as the Administrative Director of the Franciscan Alliance ACO. When Joe isn’t negotiating provider-payer contracts you can find him chasing after his three daughters.
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.
For more than twenty years, Amanda has provided creative leadership, marketing insights and patient-driven strategies to help leading organizations transform health care. With a passion for advancing the primary-care led model, she is helping VillageMD and Village Medical brands attract new patients and strengthen provider partners to build a distinctive business. Previously, Amanda led marketing and brand strategy for the Cedars-Sinai Health System and has furthered the success of organizations such as Ethicon (one of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies), Hoag Hospital, HealthNet, DaVita and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. In her free time, Amanda gives back with her own non-profit that provides food and essentials to homeless pets with homeless guardians.
Wendy joined VillageMD as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, bringing several years of experience in health systems under her belt. Prior to working at Village, Wendy 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 starting to work as in-house counsel she practiced at McDermott, Will and Emery and Ross and Hardies. Outside of her work accomplishments, Wendy has published articles in Corporate Counsel Magazine, Provider magazine, and Nursing Homes Long Term Care. She also is the host of Working Smarter, VillageMD’s original series.
Ryan West joins VillageMD as Vice President of Practice Management and Support Services. West will be accountable for building a practice management services strategy, which includes delivering on the necessary infrastructure to deploy Village Medical and to support VillageMD’s independent provider partners. Prior to joining VillageMD, West held a variety of leadership roles across several health systems in the Midwest, including AMITA Health, Ascension Health, and SSM Health.
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!