Jeff Butler Founder, Chairman & CEO
Jeff has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the healthcare industry. Before creating Privia Health, he was Founder & CEO of BroadReach Healthcare, a company focused on creating large-scale health delivery networks in emerging markets. In less than 5 years, Jeff led BroadReach to become a widely recognized leader in global health, including securing a $100M contract from the US Government to implement an innovative private sector HIV/AIDS treatment and disease management program in South Africa. Under Mr. Butler’s leadership, BroadReach conducted engagements and partnerships with such organizations as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck, Virgin, McKinsey & Co, Harvard University, the Government of China, the World Bank, and the United Nations.
Prior to BroadReach, Jeff served as Director at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) – a healthcare technology and consulting firm representing over 2,500 hospital, pharmaceutical, and medical device member institutions. At the Advisory Board, Jeff helped to develop and manage a strategy consulting practice assisting hospitals and healthcare organizations. Previous to The Advisory Board, he served as a hospital COO, Interim CEO for two hospitals, and as one of the founding team members for the start-up and $900M public spin-off of LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) from HCA (NYSE: HCA).
Jeff is a frequent speaker on innovations in the healthcare industry, and has been asked to speak before leading thought organizations such as The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard Medical School, RAND, The Wharton School of Business, the WHO, and The Aspen Institute. He hold’s a Masters in Health Administration from The Medical College of Virginia.
Dave Rothenberg President
Dave joined Privia Health, LLC as President in 2010. He has over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the healthcare and technology industries. Prior to joining Privia, Dave started MDLinx, Inc., a physician-focused healthcare media company that became the 2nd largest online physician network in the United States after WebMD. MDLinx was acquired by a division of SONY.
He has also held positions as the CEO of Personalized Media (a venture-backed technology company) and as Special Assistant to Amb. William Taylor at the US Department of State coordinating nearly $1B in US assistance to the former Soviet Union. Mr. Rothenberg received his A.B. from Princeton University, his M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Dave has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, PBS, Bloomberg TV, and The Washington Post on healthcare, new media, and technology issues.
Dr. Andrew AronsonChief Medical Officer
Dr. Andrew Aronson, MD, FACEP serves as Chief Medical Officer for Privia Health. In this role, Dr. Aronson works closely with the physicians of Privia Medical Group and Privia Quality Network to execute Privia's care management strategy. Dr. Aronson is a nationally recognized population health management expert who brings over 20 years of healthcare experience, with particular focus in managed care, population health and healthcare delivery system integration.
Prior to joining Privia, Dr. Aronson developed and led clinical programs for Cigna-HealthSpring and Bravo Health. He served as senior medical director and President of Bravo Health’s innovative Advanced Care Centers, and a board member of the HealthSpring's Livingwell Centers. Along with a team of primary care physicians, Dr. Aronson designed and managed chronic care management clinics, urgent care centers, and integrated hospitalist programs that gained national recognition.
Dr. Aronson is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Residency Program, sponsored by Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He is board certified in emergency medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Aronson is also a clinical assistant professor and attending physician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Maureen ClancyVice President, Revenue Cycle Management
Maureen Clancy, MBA, FACHE, CPC, is Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Privia Health. She is a senior healthcare executive specializing in physician practice management. Her extensive background includes senior leadership roles in major academic medical centers and national consulting firms. She is an expert in optimization of net compliant revenue, reducing operational inefficiencies and streamlining workflows to maximize performance of both multi-specialty physician practices and hospital systems.
Prior to joining Privia, Maureen was Vice President for physician revenue at a national revenue cycle management firm where she led charge optimization and denial management.
Prior to her revenue cycle consulting career, Ms. Clancy held senior executive roles at Washington Hospital Center as Vice-President of Heart & Vascular, the University of Chicago as Executive Director and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery and at Rush University Medical Center as a Senior Administrator.
Ms. Clancy has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is Board Certified in healthcare administration and is a Certified Professional Coder.
Scott DischVice President, Performance Management
Scott joined Privia Health as Vice President of Performance Management & Operations in June 2014. Scott's work experience and history in partnering with physicians over the past ten years encompasses an understanding of how to optimize practice workflow, coordinate and leverage group buying power, and create long-lasting relationships with physicians through transparency, communication, shared decision-making and prompt issue resolution and execution. His background provides Privia with bench strength on the Athena EMR functionality and reporting both in revenue cycle management, clinical performance, and population health management. Scott's interests include building healthcare networks that improve our communities health through connected and robust referral systems, accountability for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) philosophy, and elevating staff performance and education to allow the physician to maximize his / her medical license and gain efficiency. Scott focuses on data-driven analytics that support decisions that are beneficial for the greater good of the medical group. He has experience with managing lives under risk contracts, performance improvement, strategic planning and medical group business development.
Prior to Privia, Scott worked for Vanguard Health Systems in their New England market, Catholic Health East in South Florida, and an independent health care system, St. Francis Hospital, in Columbus, Georgia. Within each of these organizations, Scott was responsible for medical group development, strategic planning, and physician partnerships.
Scott is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he earned his Masters in Public Health Degree and St. Thomas University in Healthcare Administration. As a college athlete, he enjoys participating in all competitive activities and leisure opportunities with his kids.
James DoldVice President, Clinical Services
James Dold joined Privia as Vice President of Clinical Services as of November 11, 2014. In this role he will be creating and implementing clinical strategy through programs and physician engagement, with a goal to improve clinical outcomes for members in the Privia practices and helping with our transition into successfully practicing within risk contracts. Subsequently, Clinical Services will scale nationally in alignment with the Privia strategic growth plan.
James had been a member of the CVS Health, Health System Contracting Team as Senior Director. During James’s tenure he was responsible for developing and executing the provider prospecting process for both ACO relationships and MinuteClinic affiliations, and gathering a deeper understanding of the current clinical infrastructure of the partner organizations. James and his team exceeded the Health System affiliation targets nationally by over 150%. The success of the new division shifted James’s work to focus to Affiliate Relations as Senior Director. Working across the country with providers through collaboration, identifying opportunities to leverage CVS Caremark program offerings helping health systems improve both clinical and fiscal outcomes as they made or prepared for the payment shift in healthcare.
Prior to joining CVS Caremark, James was the Director of Clinical Performance and Quality for New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), the 1,900 member Physician Network of Tufts Medical Center. NEQCA as a physician led network is very focused on value based contracts that include 125,000 at full risk lives in a BSBC Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) and 15,000 lives in a Medicare Advantage program. In the role James oversaw, he was responsible for Quality Improvement through innovative programs and physician engagement. Some of these programs and initiatives included: Medical Home recognition, ACO readiness, Quality, Pharmacy, and Commercial & Medicare Care Management, creation of the EMR Care Management Platform.
Prior to NEQCA, James was Regional Director with Enhanced Care Initiatives; a disease management company focused on the integration of complex care management for the frail elder population, responsible for all operations in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
James lives in Hopkinton, Massachusetts with his wife and 2 sons.
Rick FoersterVice President, Practice Operations
Rick Foerster joined Privia Health’s Corporate Operations Team in 2011 where he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business as well as participates on the product development team. Prior to Privia, Rick was consultant at Mercer in their Health & Benefits division, one of the nation’s largest human resources consulting firms. There, he advised small and large companies in the strategic planning and implementation of their health and welfare benefits for their employees – including wellness and disease management programs. Rick is a graduate from the University of Richmond where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Tara GoldenbergVice President, Talent Management
Tara Goldenberg joined Privia Health in 2012 as Vice President of Talent Management. Tara has been in the recruiting field for 15 years most recently serving as a Senior Associate in the Washington, DC office of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Executive Search Firm where she focused on hiring some most influential leaders in the healthcare services industry. Prior to Heidrick, she began her career in the technology industry building teams for companies like the Blue Canopy Group and MicroStrategy, Inc., a rapidly growing multi-million dollar business intelligence software company. Tara received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a concentration in business and human resources.
David MountcastleVice President, Finance
David Mountcastle, MBA, CPA, joined Privia Health as its Vice President of Finance. He has extensive experience in both the healthcare and technology industries and vast experience ranging from working with start-up enterprises to large publicly traded companies. Prior to joining Privia, David’s healthcare experience began as the Controller with HealthSpring (a Group Staff Model HMO start-up) which was later sold to United HealthCare (“UHC”). David then moved to be Director of Finance and help UHC start a new HMO in the Commonwealth of Virginia that was co-owned by UHC and Virginia Physicians. David also served as the CFO for Southern Health a division of Coventry Health Care. Most recently, David served as CFO/VP of Finance for Brainware, Inc. (Intelligent Data Capture Software company), helping it grow from start up to eventual purchase by Lexmark International for more than $150M. Prior to that David was the Director of Finance/Controller for VT iDirect Technologies (Satellite Modem company) helping it grow from start-up to a strategic exit for its investors.
David began his career with Ernst & Young LLP in its entrepreneurial services division as an auditor. David has been a CPA for more than 20 years and holds a B.B.A in Accounting Information Systems from James Madison University and an M.B.A. with double concentration in Finance and Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kate SlonakerVice President, Marketing
Kate Slonaker joined Privia Health in 2013 as Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Kate is responsible for Privia Health's corporate marketing strategy, growing Privia's high performance physician network and creating marketing programs to help Privia doctors acquire and retain patients.
Previously, Kate served as the Director of Marketing for Cvent (NYSE: CVT) a cloud based, event management software company. During her eight years at Cvent, Kate developed programs and teams across marketing disciplines, including events, tradeshows, public relations, social media, partnerships, lead generation, market research, and product marketing. Kate has a background in successful startups, joining Cvent as employee #60, growing the marketing team from 2 people to over 250 employees and helped bring the company public in August 2013.
Prior to joining Cvent, Kate worked for the United States Golf Association in events and corporate affairs and then for Billy Casper Golf LLC in sports marketing.
Kate earned her Bachelor's in English Literature from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and International Business, from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Corey PerduePartner, Practice Growth
Corey Perdue joined the organization in the role of Partner, Practice Growth where he is responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with the more than 100 Privia physician practices that operate in the Washington D.C. metro area. Corey came to Privia after serving a decade as an executive with Inova Health System, a five-hospital not-for-profit health care system that serves more than two million people a year throughout the Washington, DC, metro area. At Inova Corey was responsible for leading physician relationships, sales, and growth for the system. He also spent several years as a consultant in the healthcare practice of Arthur Andersen, working in strategic planning, clinical operations and physician practice management. Corey is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his Masters in Health Administration.
Chris VoigtVice President, Business and Product Development
Chris Voigt has been serving as Vice President, Business and Product Development for Privia Health since 2012. Chris has more than 14 years experience in the healthcare interoperability field, including leading architecture, design and construction of public and private health information exchanges (HIE). Prior to Privia, he led corporate development for HIE service provider MobileMD, which was acquired by Siemens in 2011. Previously Voigt led the U.S. HIE practice for systems integrator CGI. His role included participation in both Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Prototype and Trial Implementation projects. He has been involved in healthcare interoperability standards development including HL7, IHE, NIHN, HITSP, and most recently the Direct Project. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Computer and Information Systems.
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