Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Rich Bluni, RN
Elizabeth Adetoro, MPH
Jeff Allen, CPA
Sofi is the president of the Center for Care Innovation (CCI) where she is in charge of building critical partnerships and guiding the organization’s overall strategy.
Prior to CCI, Sofi co-founded ACCESS Health International, a think tank, advisory group, and implementation partner with a founding vision that everyone, everywhere in the world, has the right to access high quality and affordable health care. She started the organization in India, served as the Executive Director and grew the organization to more than 70 people and offices across the largest cities in Asia. Today, ACCESS Health is a leading think tank for health system transformation in Asia and a trusted partner to many governments for work on health care reform. Sofi has also co-founded and built several international partnerships including the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a network of policy makers across more than 30 member countries working to improve coverage, quality, and financing of health care.
Sofi received a master’s degree in economics and business administration from Stockholm School of Economics. When not working or playing with her two kids, you find her climbing mountains, skiing, or training for a triathlon.
Ingrid is a member of BKD’s Health Care Performance Advisory Services division. She has more than five years of experience delivering compliance support, carrying out audit procedures, and navigating cost-savings opportunities for health care organizations.
She has extensive experience with the 340B Drug Pricing Program, including helping clients to assess, strengthen and expand program networks, improving pharmacy utilization, 340B vendor analysis, and navigating eligibility criteria. She has experience with using data analytics tools to demonstrate needs and trends.
Prior to joining BKD, Ingrid promoted compliance and trended data on pharmacy and laboratory outcomes for one of the largest nonprofit community health centers in Illinois. She also worked with an international pharmacy and wellness chain maintaining 340B inventory. She has project management experience automating safeguards for opioid prescribing practices and pain management policies. She also has worked within the specialty drug supply chain to increase patient access and client reimbursement.
She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a mentorship organizer for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
Ingrid is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. degree.
Paula has been with IPHCA since 2014. Prior to joining our team, she served as Coordinator of Public Health Education and Community Development with Macoupin County Public Health Department for 16 years. Paula’s career in public health included working with public health issues like HIV, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, substance use and prevention, emergency preparedness, and much more. Paula has always worked toward identifying ways to reach vulnerable populations with the goal of reducing their disparities in access to services and health care.
Paula made a commitment to her community and the greater community when she chose a path in public health. She was raised in a rural community, and still resides there. Paula has seen firsthand what the lack of access to good healthcare means to a community, family, and person.
Paula is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health.
Outside of the office, Paula enjoys spending time with her family—including her four children, coaching youth sports such as basketball and soccer, supporting community programs such as PTO, Post Prom and church committees. Paula is also the founder of Macoupin Montgomery Addiction and Behavioral Coalition.
Olveen Carrasquillo MD, MPH
Margaret S. Castrovillari, CPA, MBA
Ms. Castrovillari is an accounting and finance professional with over 30 years of progressive financial reporting and management consulting experience. She joined AllianceChicago in 2014 and plays a strategic role in the overall management of the company. In her role as CFO, Ms. Castrovillari has direct responsibility for the financial, accounting, and administrative affairs of the company. She oversees day-to-day accounting, finance, treasury, human resource, budgeting/forecasting, legal and contract negotiations, Member/Partnership relationships, and corporate and governance compliance issues.
Prior to joining AllianceChicago, Ms. Castrovillari worked with senior management and outside consultants in implementing and administering some of the largest debt-restructuring, bankruptcy and merger deals in the real estate and financial services industries. In 2000, she started her own financial and management consultant business providing temporary staffing services to corporate, investment banking, financial services and non-profit organizations. She also co-owned and operated a wellness center that provided holistic fitness and spa services from 2005 to 2013.
Ms. Castrovillari has a BS in Accounting from the University of New Orleans and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship. She is a serial entrepreneur that enjoys the diversity and challenge of creating and growing businesses with socially-redeemable values.
Monica Christmas, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Katherine Chung-Bridges, MD, MPH
David Cohen is passionate about technology solutions that help practices thrive. He has more than 20 years of enterprise information technology leadership experience, with the most recent 15 years focused on healthcare. Service is core to David’s philosophy. He is committed to serving as a trusted partner to customers and helping them address the healthcare needs of their patients and communities.
Des’ personal passions include volunteering for social causes such as childhood hunger, social and racial equality as well as the mentorship of young adults. His professional passion continues to be centered on making an impact on patient lives. As a coach, Des enjoys seeing others be successful and reach their personal and professional goals.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Southern University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Des has also earned an executive leadership certification from Stanford University.
Fernando DeMaio, PhD
As Vice President of Product Management, Chad is responsible for product strategy while overseeing the company’s global product organization for athenaClinicals, athenaPractice and athenaFlow. He plays a critical role in continuing the company’s path of innovation and commitment to providing customer-centric solutions.
Chad is passionate about developing products and technology that can shape the future of healthcare and improve lives. For over 20 years, he has been responsible for bringing into focus the needs of providers, stakeholders and patients to drive development and commercialization of a wide range of healthcare products. Prior to joining athenahealth, Chad has held a variety of strategy, market development and product development roles in healthcare focused companies.
Chad earned a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from The Pennsylvania State University and he earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Chad is married, has 3 children and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Warria Esmond, MD
Marielle Fricchione, MD
Anna Gard, RN, FNP-BC
Dr. Jonathan Gates
Rayid Ghani, MS
Ben Glisan has served as Legacy’s Chief Financial Officer since 2011. During this time he has provided leadership and supervision of all Legacy’s financial activities. This includes the opening of numerous new Legacy clinics, the introduction of new services such as Pharmacy, Endocrinology, Geriatrics and Sports Medicine, and the expansion of School Based Health Care – all of which have helped increase access to care in the communities Legacy serves.
Glisan earned both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas. He has over 30 years of finance, banking, and executive leadership experience.
Prior to joining Legacy, Glisan worked as the Managing Director and Owner of Pinyon Advisors, which specialized in assisting small- and medium-sized companies gain scale. Separately, Glisan was a partner in ventures that focused on acquisition and management of distressed debt, development of hospitality and multi-family real estate projects, supervision of construction of owned properties, and financial consulting in the greater Houston, Texas area. Glisan also served five years as a managing director and treasurer in the oil and gas industry. In his role, he supervised 120 financial professionals and oversaw all global debt issuance as well as daily cash management. Prior to his career in oil and gas, Glisan served as a Manager at Arthur Andersen and Coopers and Lybrand, and as Assistant Vice President at Bank One.
Lisa Greene, D.O., M.P.H.
Lisa Green, D.O., M.P.H. is the CEO and a co-founder of Family Christian Health Center and has been a physician at the health center since it opened its doors in 2000. As FCHC’s CEO, Dr. Green has more than 16 years of experience practicing family medicine and providing leadership as a physician and executive. Prior to assuming the role as CEO, Dr. Green served as FCHC’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Green received her M.P.H. in health, policy and administration from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in 1995 and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa in 1991. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Green received the Crain’s Chicago Business Healthcare Hero 2020 Award for her outstanding work with Black Maternal Health and addressing food insecurity within low-income communities. Her current professional affiliations include member of Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), Board Director for Ingalls Provider Group., voluntary faculty for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Associate Faculty for the University of Illinois, Nurse Practitioner Program, ECHO advisory board member, U of Chicago and a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Andrew Hamilton, RN, BSN, MS
Jill Herbold, FSA, MAAA
Jill Herbold is a principal and consulting actuary with Milliman, one of the world’s largest providers of health care actuarial and consulting services. Since joining the firm in 2009, she has provided actuarial consulting services to commercial and Medicaid health plans, self-funded groups, Medicaid state agencies, and provider organizations. Prior to joining Milliman, Ms. Herbold worked for CIGNA for 16 years, where she gained experience with commercial pricing, financial projections, acquisitions, and provider reimbursement analysis and strategy.
Ms. Herbold’s experience includes developing premium rates, benefit plan design, provider contract evaluations, reserving, financial reporting, traditional and innovative uses of risk scores, and multi-year financial projections. Since 2011, she has been involved with a variety of opportunities supporting provider payment reform and alternative payment models, such as reimbursement benchmarking, provider performance analysis, assessing health care expenditure savings opportunities, financial projections and evaluations, and shared savings/risk program design. Ms. Herbold has leveraged her diverse experience base in support of state Medicaid agencies over the last four years. She has a focus on populations receiving long term services and supports (LTSS), implementing innovative risk adjustment and managed care efficiencies into capitation rates and supporting 1915(c) waivers.
Cheryl L. Holder, MD
Dr. Cheryl L. Holder, Fellow in the American College of Physicians, has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations.
She has served as a National Health Service Corp Scholar, Medical Director of one of Miami’s largest community health centers, and participated in NIH and CDC health advisory and programmatic review panels.
Since 2009, as faculty at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, she focuses on teaching the impact of social determinants of health on health outcomes, addressing diversity in health professions through pipeline programs, increasing awareness of HIV prevention and health impact of climate change. In August 2021, she was named Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Community Engagement.
Dr. Holder also serves in leadership roles in several other medical and climate change-focused organizations. Most recently, TED Talk selected her 2020 “The link between climate change, health and poverty” as one of 25, Editor’s Pick.
Jay Kaplan, MD
Dr. Kaplan is Medical Director of Care Transformation for LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, and an attending emergency physician and academic faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency at University Medical Center New Orleans. Dr. Kaplan is a past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and current national faculty for ACEP, as well as a member of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Dr. Kaplan is a past Medical Director of Studer Group and past Director of Service and Operational Excellence for CEP America. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he was named ACEP’s Outstanding Speaker of the Year in 2003, and in 2007 Studer Group honored him with their Physician Fire Starter Award. Other honors include the Grace Humanitarian Award of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine (2011) and the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine Outstanding Leadership in Emergency Medicine award (2014).
Dr. Kaplan served as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine (1985-2001) and as a Medical Staff Officer including Chief of Staff (1992-2001) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. As Chairman of Emergency Services for his health system (1998-2001), he led his system’s emergency departments to the 98th percentile in patient satisfaction and his own emergency department was in the > 90th percentile for 6 years in a row (1996-2001). As an international speaker and facilitator, Dr. Kaplan has presented to and coached hospital and physician leaders, medical groups, emergency departments, and individual physicians for more than 25 years. His approach remains tactical and directed toward improved outcomes, emphasizing the importance of teamwork.
Dr. Kaplan continues to practice clinically because he loves the clinical practice of medicine and caring for patients helps him remain close to the patients’, the hospital staff’s, and the physicians’ current experience.
Dr. Joycelyn Lawrence has served as JTCHS’ Chief Medical Officer since 2016. She has a wealth of clinical and administrative knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of the needs of this community – her community. Dr. Lawrence is a Board Certified, Family Practice Physician, an educator, and an accomplished administrator and researcher. She grew up in Liberty City and attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School; she continued her education as a pre-med student at Spelman College in Atlanta and completed Medical School at the University Of Arizona School Of Medicine. Dr. Lawrence returned home to complete her residency in Family Medicine at the University Miami/ Jackson Hospital. She continued her studies and preparation of her life’s work as an educator by attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a fellow in Faculty Development Programs.
Dr. Lawrence is devoted to serving underserved communities who are faced with adverse social determinants. She has held a variety of leadership positions at the University of Miami, Department of Family Medicine and Office of Community Affairs. Prior to joining the JTCHS family, she was the Medical Director of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School of Health Initiatives, provided hands on leadership to the Jefferson Reaves Family Health Center, as well as being the preceptor for University of Miami Family Medicine Residents. Dr. Lawrence continues to be involved in research on health issues pertinent to the community she serves. In addition to overseeing all clinical providers at JTCHS, Dr. Lawrence is intimately involved with Behavioral/Mental Health for direct JTCHS patients as well as JTCHS’ 40 school-based health suites. She has participated in the M-DCPS COVID-19 school reopening health initiatives and continues to be a pillar of support and experience to the community.
Craig Limoli founded Wellsheet after working at IBM in their Watson Health division, where he led business development for their flagship care coordination product. After seeing deficiencies in existing healthcare technologies, he saw an opportunity to create a better experience for clinicians. Since Craig left Wharton to start Wellsheet, the company has raised millions in funding, created a product to accelerate clinician workflow, and earned the business of some of the largest health systems.
Saraswati lobst, MD
Timothy Long, MD
Sandro Martinez, PhD. CS.
Lisa Masinter, MD, MPH, MS
Frank Mazzeo, DDS
He earned his dental degree from Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1971. His fellowship in Periodontics was completed in 1992 with the United States Navy. Dr. Mazzeo has worked with the Community Health Center system in Southwest Florida for 25 years. He has served as chair of the Board of Directors for the Migrant Clinicians Network and Board Chair for the Naples Marine Institute. He has served on Florida State Senate Health Sub-committees and Florida State Legislative Dental Health Councils. He is a board member of the Oral Health Policy Development council for the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care.
Berneice Mills-Thomas, RN, MSM, MPH, MBA
Berneice Mills-Thomas has served as Executive Director of Near North Health (NNH) since 1991. Under Ms. Thomas' leadership, NNH has grown from one health center on the near north side to nine comprehensive full-service health centers and two Women, Infants and Children (WIC) ancillary sites that provide primary healthcare, social services and health and nutrition education to nearly 45,000 medically under-served and low-income men, women and children throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
With a career in health care that spans more than 25 years, Ms. Thomas is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families who reside in low-income, medically underserved communities. Prior to NNH, she held managerial and clinical positions in several community health centers and two community hospitals in Chicago.
An influential and active leader in the community, Ms. Thomas serves on the boards of AllianceChicago and Illinois Primary Health Care Association, and holds memberships with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Association of Female Executives, and the American Management Association.
Ms. Thomas has been honored by public and private entities for her devotion and unparalleled commitment to empower communities, and for her ability to develop and implement human service health programs that improve the quality of life for many of Chicago's forgotten citizens.
Nivedita Mohanty, MD
Jin Nam, RN, MS
Matthew J O'Brien, MD
Margarita Ollet, RN, BSN, MBA
Mr. Oscar E Perez is the Chief Application & Innovation Officer at Health Choice Network in South Florida. He is a transformational and innovative leader with extensive experience in a healthcare executive leadership role. He has a proven record of achievement in strategic planning and digital transformation. Known for developing and building high performing teams that enable technology throughout the entire organization. Mr. Perez is accomplished in addressing business and clinical critical issues, utilizing technology and innovative approaches while managing costs and reducing risks.
Mr. Perez has been in healthcare IT for over 25+ years. He’s worked at various healthcare systems including academic medical centers like the University of Miami Healthcare System and large public healthcare systems like Jackson Memorial. Most recently he was Vice President of IT at Memorial Healthcare System, a 6-hospital public healthcare system that includes Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital in Broward County, Florida. In addition, he’s consulted at many large healthcare systems throughout the country like Emory in Atlanta, MD Anderson in Houston, and many more. His well-rounded Healthcare IT experience has allowed him to make an impact wherever he’s been.
Mr. Perez currently lives with his family in South Florida where he received a Bachelors’ in Management Information Systems (MIS) from FIU and a Masters’ in Healthcare Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Miami. He also serves on the board for South Florida HIMSS and is a member of CHIME and NACHC
Matt has a BA in History of Science from Princeton University and an MBA in Health Care Management from the Wharton School of Business.
Fred Rachman, MD
Eddie earned his law degree (JD) from Washington and Lee University School of Law, a Master of Laws (LLM) in international arbitration from the University of Miami School of Law, and an advanced certificate in strategic human resource management from Cornell University. He holds multiple HR certifications, and is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner.
Maylee Sanchez, CHPSE, CHCIO
Dale has over three decades of experience as a technology leader and strategist, including with the US Air Force, the National Security Agency, and in the healthcare industry. Dale served in leadership positions at Intermountain Healthcare, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Cayman Islands National Health System, implementing electronic health records and designing and developing enterprise data warehouses. Most recently, he served as Chief Product and Technology Officer at Health Catalyst. Dale graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BS in Chemistry and Biology and served as a Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) officer in the United States Air Force.
During his years at Heartland Alliance Health (HAH), Ed has held numerous positions. Most recently, Ed served as HAH’s Chief Program Officer where he was responsible for oversight of the organization’s comprehensive array of supportive and specialty services, systems integration activities, training and technical assistance programs, and its cross-cultural interpreting services. He has worked within the substance use, mental health, primary care, and homeless service systems providing direct care as well as overseeing outreach, behavioral health treatment programs, supportive housing, food and nutrition services, systems change initiatives, and training projects. He is committed to innovative service models that promote human rights and is a founding member of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute.
Ed joined Heartland Alliance in 1991. Before joining Heartland Alliance, Ed was a counselor at Interventions/Northside Clinic where he initiated the organization’s first HIV prevention activities for its methadone maintenance participants. Ed received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus Institute, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Jessica Sweeney-Platt is a Vice President with athenahealth, where she leads the Research and Editorial Strategy team, and sets strategy for the company’s original research programs. Prior to this role, Jessica led the Enterprise Segment Strategy team, which determined the company's approach for large health systems. She also worked with the athenaResearch team, where she analyzed data from across athenahealth’s platforms to uncover best practices in client performance. Her particular passion is using stories from the network to help prospects and customers see the extraordinary value that athenahealth can bring to their organizations.
Before joining athenahealth in 2015, Jessica was a Managing Director with The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, DC-based health care research and technology provider. There, she was a national spokesperson, responsible for sharing the company’s research findings with members at annual meetings and on-site. With specific terrain expertise in accountable care strategy, medical group growth strategies and inpatient care redesign, Jessica focused much of her time working with research teams to create and deliver interactive teaching modules, onsite presentations and workshops.
Jessica was also formerly a Managing Director with the Corporate Executive Board, a for-profit network of executives at the world’s largest and most progressive organizations. She ran the HR Executive Forum, a membership program for human resources executives at mid-sized firms and was a leading expert in the field of HR strategy. She also was responsible for executive education in the company’s Strategy and Innovation practice.
Jessica earned a B.A in History from Yale University. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, three children, cranky-old-lady-dog and overly-energetic toddler-dog, where she runs, cooks, and tries to keep informed about college football.