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 holds a Master’s 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.
David Young Chief Operating Officer
David is a senior leader within the healthcare industry, drawing from deep experience across operational, financial, and management roles in the healthcare and financial services sectors.
Prior to joining Privia in June 2015, David was CFO and Interim President of Smile Brands, Inc., the largest provider of support services to general and multi-specialty dental groups in the US. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for McKesson Specialty Health, an $8.7 billion division of McKesson Corporation. David led the delivery of provider-centric management services to specialty healthcare providers, patients, and payers. Prior to McKesson, David was CFO of US Oncology, one of the nation’s largest networks of community-based oncology providers. He was instrumental in the launch and rapid growth of the company’s pharmaceutical services division.
David is originally from Scotland, and holds a BA in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer. David has previously held positions on the board of MedFusion, LLC as Chair of the Audit Committee and Board Member, and at Smiles for Everyone Foundation as Chairman and Board Member.
Dr. Clay AckerlyChief Medical Officer
Dr. Ackerly joined Privia Health as Chief Medical Officer in 2016. He is a practicing internist with over 20 years of healthcare experience and extensive expertise in population health, quality improvement, clinical analytics and care management.
Dr. Ackerly has served in many senior leadership roles responsible for care coordination across the care continuum, and has been named an Innovation Advisor by CMS and a Practice Change Leader by the John A. Hartford Foundation. Most recently, he was the Chief Clinical Officer for naviHealth, Inc., a national post-acute management company. In this role, Dr. Ackerly worked in risk-based arrangements with hospitals and Medicare Advantage plans to improve the quality of transitional care for over 2 million Medicare patients. Prior to naviHealth, Dr. Ackerly served as Associate Medical Director in the Population Health division of Partners Healthcare where he was responsible for risk-based contract performance for 500,000 covered lives, as well as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Ackerly is dedicated to partnering with Privia’s physicians, patients, care centers and payer and provider networks in delivering personal and high-value care.
Dr. Ackerly received his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine as a Nanaline H. Duke Scholar, and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He completed his residency and fellowship at MGH, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and has a special personal interest in the care of older adults.
Thomas BartrumGeneral Counsel
Thomas joined Privia Health as General Counsel after serving as outside counsel to Privia for several years. Thomas brings over 22 years of experience with significant knowledge around building provider networks, integrated delivery systems and ACOs.
Prior to joining Privia, Thomas was a partner in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson where he concentrated in the areas of health care regulatory matters, transactions, and fraud and abuse investigations. During that time he also assisted Privia Health with strategy development, provided legal and health care regulatory counsel, helped bring physicians into Privia, provided deal architecture to comply with business objectives and legal restraints, and addressed payer concerns.
Thomas also enjoys participating in many national speaking opportunities, covering topics surrounding health care regulatory, reimbursement, and transactional matters. Bartrum’s legal skills have been repeatedly recognized by his peers including inclusion in Chambers USA’s Leading Business Attorneys (Band 1: health care regulatory), Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Best of Bar. Bartrum was also the founding co-chair of the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s ACO Task Force and served in that role for three years.
Eric BeyerPresident, Privia Medical Group - New York
Eric joined Privia Health in February 2016 as the President of Privia Medical Group - New York.
Eric brings over thirty years of healthcare leadership experience, including extensive work with physician practices and physician led businesses.
Prior to joining Privia Health, Eric founded the APEX Healthcare Group, a healthcare advisory and management firm focused on health care providers, services companies and investors.
Before founding the APEX Healthcare Group, Eric served as the CEO of the Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization and later as the CEO of both the Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. During his tenure, Eric led the establishment of the New England Quality Care Alliance, a physician network of over 1,800 physicians. In addition, Eric built successful Primary Care practices, developed a Regional Cardiovascular Program, pioneered a Provider Sponsored Health Plan Cooperative, and developed a number of adult and pediatric clinical affiliations, leading to unprecedented growth of Tufts MC's adult and pediatric services.
Eric worked in the Partners Healthcare System for eleven years, first as a Regional Executive working with large Medical Practices and then serving as the COO of Partners Community Healthcare, Inc., a network of over 6,000 physicians caring for nearly one million patients and over a third of this patient panel in capitated contracts.
Eric has also held various positions in upstate NY and South Florida where he lead a medical billing company, managed multiple departments in a large community hospital and developed a primary care practice and ambulatory facilities.
David BradleyPresident, Privia Medical Group – Georgia
David joined Privia in 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Privia, David served as Sutter Health’s Regional President in its East Bay (CA) market. Sutter Health, a $12 billion health system based in Northern California, is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health systems. During David’s tenure, Sutter earned national recognition for its achievements in quality improvement in patient care and for its financial performance as an integrated health system.
David’s broad healthcare experience includes senior leadership positions in two of the nation’s largest for-profit health systems, American Medical International and Columbia-HCA. David also has extensive operations experience in medical group management, having served as the CEO for two of Sutter Health’s Medical Group Foundations and the Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Physician Services (Columbia-HCA).
David has an MBA and an MS in Health Administration from Mercer University (Georgia).
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.
Dr. Mark ConePresident, Privia Medical Group - Gulf Coast Texas
Dr. Mark Cone serves as the President of Privia Medical Group - Gulf Coast Texas. He has 25 years of experience in private practice, most recently serving as President of a 53-year-old private practice in Houston. Currently, Dr. Cone remains President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southwest Women’s Health Alliance, where he developed and implemented a corporate structure that maximizes practice’s autonomy and profitability. Dr. Cone also spearheaded the development and implementation of a first-of-its-kind value-based care program in women’s health for several major payers.
Additionally, Dr. Cone serves on the Tri-State Advisory Board for Cigna, the HCA Clinical Integration Steering Committee for the Gulf Coast Division, the COEMIG Committee at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the Advisory Board for Texas Citizens Bank and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Fannin Surgicare ASC. He was responsible for building and deploying new financial reporting standards in the MGMA format that allow individual doctors and care centers to control and reduce operating expenses and maximize their profitability.
Dr. Cone received his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, and his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, where he keeps a close connection with his alma mater. He is devoted to helping independent physicians maintain their autonomy and succeeding in value-based payment model.
Scott DischNational Practice Leader
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.
Dr. Keith FernandezSenior Physician Executive, Privia Health
Dr. Keith Fernandez serves as Senior Physician Executive, Privia Health. Prior to joining Privia, Dr. Fernandez served as President and Physician-in-Chief of the Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD), Chief Medical Officer of the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization, and chairman of MHMD’s Clinical Programs Committee. In those roles he developed a robust clinic integration program with over 2000 physicians (90% in private practice) and over 50 physician led committees providing quality, safety and vendor governance for Memorial Hermann. Dr. Fernandez spearheaded the development of MHMD’s Patient Centered Medical Homes and Care Management program that formed the bedrock of the most financially successful Medicare Shared Savings Program for 3 years, running with over 180 million dollars in shared savings, as well as multiple high performance commercial ACO, Medicare Advantage and risk based contracts.
Dr. Fernandez is a member of the Joint Commission Stakeholder Group on Clinically Integrated Networks, AHA Blue Ribbon Panel on Physician Governance, Texas Medical Association Committee on Accountable Care and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He currently has a faculty appointment as Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas. He has spoken and conducted retreats across the country for physician organizations, hospital systems, business coalitions with an emphasis on new models of care, building trust and the need for physician leadership in all areas of health care.
Born in Spokane, Washington, Dr. Fernandez began his education at Florida State University and the University of South Florida before receiving his medical doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Ebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology and has been in private practice for over 34 years.
Rick FoersterVice President, Population Health
Rick Foerster joined Privia Health’s Operations Team in 2011 and has been responsible for developing and leading Privia's Corporate Operations, Compliance, Product, Implementation, and Performance Management teams. He developed the program to implement and launch all of Privia Medical Group's doctors into the AthenaHealth Electronic Health Record (EHR) service, built tools for patients inside of Privia's online application, and oversees the operations of Privia's Care Management team.
Prior to Privia, Rick was consultant at Mercer in their Health & Benefits division, one of the nation’s largest consulting firms. There, he advised companies in the strategic planning and implementation of their health and welfare benefits for their employees. He helped many small and large employers develop their wellness, disease management, and case management programs to keep their employees healthy. Rick is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Graham GalkaVice President, New Product Development
Graham Galka joined Privia Health in 2012 as head of New Product Development. In this role he serves as an internal strategy consultant and entrepreneur within Privia, working closely with senior leadership to assess, plan, and execute on new and innovative growth opportunities for the company (through both organic and inorganic means). Graham's background is in launching new ventures, having most recently worked at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) in business development, strategy, and new product development roles, where he helped lead the launch of several new offerings in the revenue cycle and physician practice management space, contributing to over $25M in new business under contract during his tenure. Prior to joining the Advisory Board Company, Graham started his first company, a retail services business in the health and wellness space, while pursing his undergraduate studies full-time at The George Washington University (GWU). As an undergrad, Graham grew the business for several years before ultimately selling to an investor group prior to graduation. Graham holds a degree in International Affairs from GWU and is also an active member of his Washington, D.C. community, having most recently served two terms on a locally elected city advisory body.
Tara GoldenbergSenior Vice President, Talent
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 MountcastleChief Financial Officer
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.
Lauri M. RustandPresident, Privia Medical Group - Mid-Atlantic
Lauri has a wide-ranging background in healthcare management with over 30 years of experience in hospital, health industry association and physician group practice settings.
While serving as the new Privia President for the Mid-Atlantic (Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington, D.C. region), Lauri is also currently the CEO of Fairfax Family Practice Centers, the largest primary care group in Northern Virginia, with over 125 primary care providers in 13 service locations. Lauri’s experiences also include serving 10 years as CEO of Virginia Heart, during which time the practice grew to become one of the largest cardiovascular groups in Virginia. Prior to her physician practice management positions, she worked for health systems, including UCLA Medical Center and Inova Health System. Her responsibilities encompassed operations and strategic business development as well as insurance contracting for specialty services lines including cardiovascular and transplantation programs.
Lauri completed her Masters in Business Administration from the Loyola University School of Business in Chicago and has a BS Degree in Finance and Health Services Administration from the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Jim SamsCEO, Privia Medical Group - Georgia
Dr. Jim Sams serves as the CEO of Privia Medical Group - Georgia. Dr. Sams has experienced all sides of the medical practice from small group, to multi-specialty, to employment with large hospitals. His understanding of what physician autonomy means for the future of healthcare is why Dr. Sams works to empower independent physician practices to remain independent, achieve Triple Aim goals, and be rewarded for the value they create.
Prior to joining Privia, Dr. Sams was a practicing Internal Medicine physician, CMO and Chairman of the Board of the Piedmont Clinic, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare.
He worked as CMO and Chairman of the Board of the Piedmont’s 1,100 physician IPA and served as co-medical director of its provider sponsored health plan. Dr. Sams oversaw the Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition of Piedmont physician group, launched a national payor’s Collaborative Accountable Care model, and served as Chief Medical Officer for Piedmont Healthcare’s Southern region which included Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Piedmont Henry Hospital.
Dr. Sams was a founding member and board chair of Fayette Medical Clinic, the first primary care based multi-specialty group in Fayette county. The group provided the first diagnostic center and other hospital grade services in the largest county in the state, without its own hospital. Dr. Sams was also a chairman of the board of Sentinel Health Partners, a physician company engaged in global risk Medicare contracting from 1999 to 2001.
Dr. Sams earned a BS from Southwestern at Memphis, his MD for Emory University School of Medicine, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and garnered an MS in Organizational Leadership from Mercer 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.
Jay StevensSenior Vice President, Physician Development
Jay Stevens serves as Senior Vice President of Physician Development at Privia Health, where he brings 20 years of experience in healthcare technology sales and management to his role. He is responsible for driving physician recruitment, strategy, and revenue growth for our medical group and quality network within the Mid-Atlantic market and the expansion into new markets across the United States.
Prior to joining Privia Health he was the Senior Vice President of Sales at Kryptiq Corporation, a Surescripts company where he had responsibility to grow revenue in the independent medical practice, health system, and accountable care (ACO) markets, primarily through direct sales, OEM distribution, and channel partnerships. Additionally, he held a variety of senior sales and management positions at GE Healthcare and IDX Systems. Jay holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.
Corey PerdueRVP, Performance Management, Partner, Governance
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 VoigtSenior Vice President, Technology
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.