- Frank Williams Chief Executive Officer
- Seth Blackley President
- Tom Peterson Chief Operating Officer
- Seth Frazier Chief Transformation Officer
Frank Williams serves as Chief Executive Officer of Evolent Health. A private, high-growth firm, Evolent helps physicians and leading health systems achieve superior clinical and financial performance through value-based care transformation. The company currently partners with leading health systems in over 20 markets nationwide, employs over 650 professionals, and is backed by firms of deep and diverse health care expertise, including The Advisory Board Company, TPG Growth, and UPMC Health Plan. Frank also serves as Vice Chairman of The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting firm that serves over 4,100 leading organizations across health care and higher education. During Frank's tenure as both its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Advisory Board completed an initial public offering and grew to $450M+ in annual revenues with over 2,500 employees and $2.0B+ in market capitalization. Along with the boards of Evolent Health and The Advisory Board, Frank serves on the board of Head-Royce School. A native Californian, Frank received a BA with High Honors in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Seth oversees overall company strategy, product design, sales, marketing and business development for Evolent Health. Prior to Evolent Health, Seth was the Executive Director of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning at The Advisory Board Company, where he oversaw partnerships and acquisitions, key elements of new product development and other strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining The Advisory Board, Seth was an Associate at Bain Capital Partners, where he helped execute the 2006 buyout of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Seth started his career as an analyst in the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company. He earned a BS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with Highest Honors, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Tom leads operations for Evolent Health. Tom brings a blend of valuable experience to Evolent, having run growth businesses, built organizations, developed senior leaders and undergone clinical training as a psychotherapist. In the course of his 20-year career, he has seen several businesses in the consulting, business services and technology sectors through periods of significant growth. He has held executive roles with The Advisory Board Company, leading the company’s consulting division and overseeing operations for the Advisory Board’s business intelligence division. Tom also served as General Manager for Network Services, a management services organization within HealthSouth Corporation responsible for managing the contracting, utilization management, claims and network for risk-based and workers’ compensation contracts for HealthSouth. In addition, he served as the Vice President of Managed Care and Payer Relationships for HealthSouth Corporation in the Southeast. Tom earned a BA in Government from Harvard and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University.
Seth leads Evolent Health’s transformation practice and contributes to the clinical innovation strategy. He most recently served as the Chief Transformation Officer for the Geisinger Health System prior to joining Evolent. His responsibilities included providing business leadership to large-scale innovation projects within the health system (e.g., Geisinger Accelerated Performance Program) and external consulting for Geisinger Ventures. Prior to Geisinger, Seth was Senior Vice President, Strategic Services for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Seth led CHOP’s proton therapy development initiative, national contracting for tertiary services and strategic plan development and management. Before assuming the strategic services role, Seth had executive responsibilities for CHOP-affiliated Children’s Health Net, a pediatric managed care organization that developed and managed a globally capitated 100+ PCP network under contract with the dominant regional HMO. Seth came to CHOP after a 9-year consulting career with a large national health care firm. His practice areas included clinical resource management, managed care, service line strategy, hospital redesign and strategy.
- Robin Glass SVP of Strategy and Marketing
- Shandy Guharoy SVP of IT
- Carolyn Magill SVP of Payer Strategy and Operations
- Beth Malko, MD SVP of Clinical Delivery and Operations
Robin leads marketing and strategy initiatives for Evolent Health. Prior to joining Evolent, Robin was part of Walgreens' Health and Wellness Employer Segment where she worked closely with Fortune 100 clients to ensure they received value from their workplace health, pharmacy, and wellness services. Previously, Robin worked for HealthTech, a nonprofit organization that forecasted the impact of emerging technology on healthcare delivery, where she ran the Partnership Department, cultivating and managing partnerships with the leading hospital systems and health plans. Prior to joining HealthTech, she worked as an Associate at The Lewin Group, a healthcare research and consulting firm. At The Lewin Group, Robin focused on health policy with specific emphasis on population health and quality of care. Robin received her MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
Shandy is responsible for the strategic direction, tactical execution and maintenance of all IT assets at Evolent Health. In this role, he is responsible for the commercialization of the core platform, data analytics and reporting and introduction of tools. Prior to Evolent, Shandy worked at WellPoint, where he was responsible for the analysis, design and technology teams for Consumer, Provider, Employer, Broker and Individual/Shopper portals. Shandy joined WellPoint via its acquisition of Lumenos, a pioneer in consumer-driven health care, which achieved many technological 'firsts' in the industry. At Lumenos, Shandy was responsible for all technology platforms including spending account (HSA/HRA) management systems, claims systems, provider management systems, content management and data warehouse. Prior to Lumenos, Shandy held positions at Congressional Quarterly, Inc., Winstar, Inc. and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Carolyn leads the team dedicated to operationalizing value based payer contracts and health plans on behalf of health system clients. She oversees all aspects of centralized health plan services and Medicare/Medicaid programs. Prior to joining Evolent Health, Carolyn was the Chief Operating Officer of UnitedHealth Group’s (UHG) Community and State plan in New Jersey. As COO, Carolyn was accountable for driving a financial and cultural turnaround of plan performance in Medicare and Medicaid with combined membership of over 400,000 beneficiaries. Previously at UHG, Carolyn was Vice President of Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs), serving as the national product lead for health plans tailored to individuals with chronic illnesses and limited incomes. Earlier in her career, Carolyn was a management consultant both in the Strategic Change Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers and in the health and life sciences division of Silverline Technologies, an IT professional services firm. She earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and her MBA in health care management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Beth supports defining and implementing priority clinical interventions and population health management across Evolent Health’s clients, while supporting physician engagement and accountability. Prior to Evolent, Beth was the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President for the Fallon Community Healthplan, managing a range of health initiatives supporting value-based care and network management. Beth brings over 15 years of managed care experience from Wellpoint, Anthem BCBS, Medspan and ProHealth Physicians. Beth is board certified in Family Practice medicine. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her Masters in Engineering and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Gary Piefer, MD Chief Medical Officer
- Chad Pomeroy Chief Technology Officer
- Berk Smith President, Strategic Alliances
- John Tam SVP of Strategic Initiatives
Gary oversees the development of Evolent Health’s clinical model, driving model design and implementation efforts and overseeing clinical staffing in local markets. Prior to joining Evolent, Gary helped grow WellMed to $1B in revenue. Prior to joining WellMed, Gary was the physician leader within Seton Healthcare Network in Austin, Texas. In his capacity at Seton, Gary oversaw the clinical agenda for Seton’s Health Plan. Earlier in his career Gary owned and operated a large physician group that was acquired by Seton Healthcare.
Chad leads Evolent Health’s information technology group and joins Evolent from Access Mediquip, where he was responsible for strategy and technology. He previously spent five years at WellPoint, where he was responsible for consumer innovation for the nation’s largest health benefits company. Under his direction, the innovation team demonstrated a capacity to create, test and bring new ideas to market quickly. Before leading the innovation team, Chad was Chief Technology Officer for Lumenos, one of the pioneers of consumer-driven health plans. His responsibilities included strategic direction of Lumenos’ award-winning online health site for consumers to manage their health and health expenses, a proprietary claims payment solution designed specifically for health reimbursement accounts and health savings accounts and a centralized data warehouse. Chad previously worked for Congressional Quarterly, Inc., and was also Assistant Vice President of Information Technology at the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Berk leads efforts to open new markets and structure Evolent Health’s anchor partner relationships. Berk has primary responsibility for developing a national network of deep strategic partnerships with health systems and providers focused on changing the way healthcare is delivered. Berk has 30 years of experience building and leading organizations to deliver outsourcing, consulting, managed services and technology-based solutions to the healthcare industry. He holds significant experience in operations, administration, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions for payer, provider and pharmaceutical sectors. As a founding member of Perot Systems Healthcare Division (acquired by Dell in 2011), he played a key role in building a $3B global leader in healthcare services. At Dell, Berk was President of the $3B, 11,000 person global Healthcare Services Division. Most recently, Berk was President and CEO of Accelion, Inc. an Accretive, LLC funded company founded in 2010. Under Berk’s leadership, Accelion developed leading edge processes, methodologies, and technology to maximize health systems’ ability to deliver high quality care while gaining capabilities to participate in new population health based models. Berk holds a BS in Business and Computer Science from the University of Kansas.
John leads strategic initiatives and product marketing for Evolent Health. John has nearly twenty years of experience in care management and health care growth strategy. Most recently, John served as a Vice President and Senior Medical Director at AgencyRx where he helped develop healthcare brands that resonate with physicians and patients. Prior to this, John was a Principal with Accretive LLC, a private equity firm, where he led investments in the care management and insurance sectors. John also served as a Director at The Advisory Board Company and a Principal with Computer Sciences Corporation (formerly APM, Inc.) where he led numerous provider strategy, operations, and IT engagements. John earned his MD from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his BA from Williams College.
- Dave Thornton Chief Talent Officer
- Jonathan Weinberg General Counsel
- Steve Wigginton Chief Development Officer
Dave oversees the recruitment, development and engagement of all Evolent Health employees. Dave is responsible for establishing the company's talent foundation and building programs that foster and grow the Evolent culture. Prior to joining Evolent, Dave held a variety of HR executive positions at AOL, Inc. including both line HR and Center of Excellence roles, most recently as the company's VP of Talent Management. Dave began his career working with Fortune 500 clients as an organizational development consultant at HumanR, Inc. He received his Master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology from George Mason University.
Jonathan Weinberg serves as Evolent Health’s General Counsel and is the chief legal officer of the company. Prior to joining Evolent, Jonathan was a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Coventry Health Care, Inc., where he supervised many of the operational functions of the Coventry legal department including mergers and acquisitions, federal and state regulatory issues, provider contracting, and Medicare and Medicaid issues. While at Coventry, Jonathan also was in charge of the risk management department. Prior to joining Coventry, Jonathan was an associate and then partner at Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. in the firm’s health care practice, specializing in managed care issues. Jonathan received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his JD from the Catholic University of America.
Steve is responsible for strategy, marketing and health system partnership development for Evolent Health. Prior to joining Evolent, Steve served as the founding CEO of Medley Health, a venture-backed technology and services provider for physician practices. Previously, Steve was the President of Health Integrated, a leading provider of health management solutions that improves clinical outcomes and quality measures, resulting in lower health care costs. During his tenure at Health Integrated, the company launched award-winning care management programs targeting high-risk and chronically ill patients, driving revenue growth at a compound annual rate of 52%. Prior to Health Integrated, Steve was Executive Vice President of Neoforma (Nasdaq: NEOF, acquired by GHX), which provided transaction and analytics services to 1,500 hospitals and more than 300 top medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Steve joined Neoforma’s executive team after its acquisition of Pharos Technologies—a company he co-founded. Steve holds a BS in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
- Greg Alexander Market President, Indiana
- Frazer Buntin Market President
- Rob Cohen Market President, Tennessee
- Mike Minor Regional Market President
As Market President in Indiana, Greg brings a broad experience in defining and executing major change initiatives, and will continue to build on Evolent Health’s early success at IU Health. Greg has 20 years of leadership experience with the last 11 years spent leading Medicare and Medicaid health plans. Prior to joining Evolent, Greg was President for Community Care Alliance of Illinois, a provider-owned and sponsored start-up health plan serving Dual Eligibles and Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in greater Chicago. Before this, he was Vice President and General Manager of Universal American Insurance (UAM) responsible for Indiana and Oklahoma health plan operations. During his tenure there Greg led the launch of UAM’s Medicare Advantage HMO product line in Indiana and the expansion of the PPO product into 89 new counties in six markets across Indiana, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Greg has held positions of increasing scope and responsibility with several major insurers and his experience extends across every health plan functional area including; Sales and Account Management, Finance, Network Development, Provider Relations, Compliance, Claims, Member Services, Information Systems, Quality Assurance and Medical Management. Following graduation from Virginia Tech with a BA in History, Greg was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and served as a Communications and Electronics Officer in the United States Marine Corps with the 6th Marine Regiment and overseas with 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Frazer currently serves as Market President for Evolent Health and oversees the overall implementation and operations for partner health systems. Frazer has worked in strategic and operations leadership positions for the past 15 years. Prior to joining Evolent, Frazer served as Chief Executive Officer for WhiteGlove Health, a population health management firm providing comprehensive health services to self-insured employers and health plans. Previously, Frazer was co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer for Silvercare Solutions. Silvercare was the one of the largest providers of comprehensive health care management services to the senior population in the United States serving 40,000 beds across six states. Prior to Silvercare, Frazer acted in several senior-level roles for Healthways Inc. and Dollar General Corporation. Frazer received his MBA from Vanderbilt University and his BS from The University of the South. He is a board member of Leadership Health Care and a 2012 recipient of the “Health Care Heroes Award” from the Nashville Health Care Council.
Rob currently serves as the Market President for Evolent Health partner health systems in Tennessee. Prior to joining Evolent, Rob was Vice President of Product Management for Healthways, where he was responsible for product management and marketing for the health plan, employer, and health system verticals. Rob also founded and spearheaded Healthways’ efforts in delivering population health services to health systems and physicians to support the transformation from fee for service to value-based reimbursement. Prior to Healthways, Rob founded ARCUS Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WellPoint formed to aid physicians and patients with the growing challenges presented by consumer-directed healthcare. Rob began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, advising the senior management of Fortune 500 organizations on growth strategy, new market entry, operations optimization, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned a BBA., summa cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Computer and Information Technology from The Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mike currently serves as the Market President for Evolent Health’s clients in Indiana and Kentucky. Prior to Evolent, Mike was the state president for WellCare of Kentucky where he led the development for a new health plan that doubled in size within 18 months to 230,000 covered lives. Previously, Mike served as chief operating officer of WellCare’s South Division. Mike joined WellCare in 2005 as a regional vice president of finance and helped oversee the start-up and development of WellCare’s Georgia health plan, which eventually grew to become the company’s largest Medicaid market. Mike earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Louisville, and also holds a Master of Health Care Administration from Xavier University.
- Aaron Molitor Market President, Ohio
- Jerry Senne Market President, North Carolina
- Aaron Stein Market President, Mid-Atlantic
As Market President in Ohio, Aaron is responsible for the development and ongoing management of client health plans. Aaron has 20+ years of insurance/managed care experience with extensive knowledge of health plan operations for commercial group, individual, Medicaid and Medicare product lines. Aaron has direct and indirect P&L experience with health plan businesses representing over 300,000 members and revenue in excess of $3 billion. Prior to Evolent Health, Aaron spent 10 years with Coventry Health Care, Inc. in various leadership roles, including C- level market positions in subsidiary entities within Coventry representing Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. This included roles such as the Regional President of Coventry’s Medicaid business in Kansas, Chief Operating Officer for all lines of business in a five-state region in the Midwest and as the Corporate General Manager for Private Fee For Service (PFFS) and Coordinated Care Plan (CCP) Medicare Advantage products nationally for Coventry. Aaron also held various leadership roles at Doctors Health Plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and HCA of Florida. Aaron has a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of North Florida.
Jerry is the senior executive for Evolent Health operations in several markets. Previously, Jerry was the founding President/CEO of Health First Health Plans (HFHP), a nationally regarded provider-sponsored health insurer. HFHP served Medicare and Commercial clients and was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top health plans in the country. Under Jerry’s leadership, CMS recognized HFHP’s quality and customer satisfaction with “4.5 stars” and the National Committee for Quality Assurance awarded HFHP with an “Excellent” rating. HFHP grew to $400 million in annual revenue and delivered 11 consecutive years of profitability. Jerry also served as the President/CEO of Holmes Regional Medical Center, the tertiary flagship hospital of the Health First System. Jerry also was the Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer of the Health First parent company. Prior to his work at Health First, Jerry was the SVP of Strategic Development at VHA and was the SVP of Corporate Services at Orlando Regional Medical Center (now Orlando Health).
Aaron is Evolent Health’s President for the Mid-Atlantic market, which includes Washington, D.C. northward through New York. Aaron joined Evolent from UnitedHealth Group, where he held various leadership positions within UnitedHealthcare and Optum through his over eight-year tenure. His responsibilities included sales, operations and provider network. His last position at UHG was National Vice President of Product Strategy and Network Operations for where he led efforts to redesign reimbursement methodology and improve provider relationships which led to greater provider satisfaction, better member outcomes and business growth. His responsibility included management of $1.5B in network medical spend and top line growth of a $1B business, which included diversifying its product portfolio through an acquisition. Aaron also held positions with provider organizations, including his eleven years in progressive leadership roles at a New Jersey urgent care and occupational health provider. The last position he held was as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, where he pioneered an onsite employer medical business and services that added value to patients, payers and commercial customers.
Board of Directors
- Matt Hobart
- Diane Holder
- Michael Kirshbaum
- Scott Lammie
- Robert Musslewhite
- Norman Payson, MD
- Frank Williams
Matt Hobart is a Partner with TPG, a global private investment firm with $55.3 billion of assets under management. He leads the Healthcare and Financial Services investments for TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment fund of TPG. Matt is currently a board member of Northstar Anesthesia, iMDsoft, Greencross Limited. Previous board service includes The Vincraft Group, Schiff Nutrition International, Wil Research and Agraquest. Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2004, Mr. Hobart was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Critical Path, where he was part of a turnaround team that led Critical Path through a major financial and operational restructuring. Previously, Matt co-founded and served as a Managing Director of Vectis Group, a venture corporation that capitalized and built companies globally, in partnership with leading U.S. technology businesses. Prior to Vectis Group, Mr. Hobart made private equity investments in the US and Europe for the $2.2 billion Morgan Stanley Capital Partners III L.P. and helped raise and invest the $350 million Morgan Stanley Global Emerging Markets Fund. Matt holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Miami University.
Diane P. Holder is an Executive Vice President of UPMC, President of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, President of the UPMC Insurance Services Division and President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan. UPMC is one of the nation's leading integrated delivery systems and through its health plans and affiliates, provides health coverage and benefit management for over one million men, women and children in Pennsylvania. The Insurance Services Division includes the UPMC Health Plan, UPMC for You, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and UPMC WorkPartners. These health benefits companies, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, manage benefits for Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, Behavioral Health, EAP, Health Promotions and Workers’ Compensation programs.
Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of The Advisory Board Company. Michael joined The Advisory Board Company in 1998 and became the chief financial officer in February 2006 and treasurer in March 2007. Prior to his current role, Michael held a variety of positions across the finance group, most recently serving as senior director of finance, where he was responsible for most finance operations, including the overall financial strategy and budgeting process, as well as a number of other accounting functions. Michael has a B.S. degree in Economics from Duke University.
Scott Lammie is Chief Financial Officer of UPMC Health Plan and senior Vice Pesident of the UPMC Insurance Services Division. Mr. Lammie has worked for UPMC since September 1990, holding key business, financial, and operational leadership positions that have supported the health system's evolution, growth, and development into one of the nation's leading integrated delivery and financing health systems. His previous positions include Corporate Vice President, Finance; Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, UPMC Diversified Services; Managing Director, UPMC Health Ventures; and Vice President, UPMC Patient Business Services.
Robert serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of The Advisory Board Company. Prior to joining the firm in 2003 and before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2008, Robert served as Executive Vice President responsible for general management of the firm’s Business Intelligence Division. Previously, Robert served as the firm’s Executive Director of Strategic Planning and New Product Development, where he was responsible for setting the growth strategy of the company. Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, he was an associate principal in the Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Dallas offices of McKinsey & Company, where he served a range of clients across the consumer products and other industries and was a co-leader of McKinsey’s Pricing Center. Robert was named a 2013 “Tech Titan” by Washingtonian Magazine, one of the "Power 100" in the Washington Business Journal in 2013 and won the 2012 Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business Services in Greater Washington. Robert holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Payson has had a thirty year career as Chief Executive Officer and/or Chairman of multiple health care organizations including publicly traded companies, and has worked closely with private equity firms in the transformation of underperforming health care companies. He was co-founder and CEO of a 3 million member health plan (Healthsource, 1985-1997), the “turnaround CEO” of a $6 billion health plan (Oxford Health Plans, 1998-2002), chairman of the nation’s largest occupational health care company (Concentra, 2005-2008) and CEO of the largest home health care provider (Apria Healthcare, 2008-2012). Dr. Payson is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MD at Dartmouth Medical School.
Frank serves as Evolent Health's CEO and is responsible for all aspects of the strategic and operational management of the firm. He also serves as Vice Chairman of The Advisory Board Company, a best practices research and technology provider to the health care industry. During Frank's tenure as both Chairman and CEO, The Advisory Board Company completed an initial public offering and grew to $450M+ in annual revenues with over 2,000 employees and $1.8B+ in market capitalization. The Advisory Board was also ranked in the top 20 best run companies in North America by Forbes, as well as a best place to work by numerous publications including Modern Healthcare and Washington Magazine. Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, Frank served as President of MedAmerica OnCall, President of Vivra Orthopedics and as a Management Consultant for Bain & Co. He currently serves on the boards of Privia Health and Head-Royce School. A native Californian, Frank received a BA with High Honors in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.