W. Michael Long
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Essence Group Holdings Corporation and Lumeris
An entrepreneur in health care, financial services and energy, Mike has led teams that built Continuum, a multi-billion dollar global leader in insurance software; Healtheon/WebMD, the largest consumer health information and transaction clearinghouse (chronicled in Michael Lewis’ best-seller, The New, New Thing); and NEOS, a solutions-oriented geosciences company that is leading the field in multi-measurement interpretation (of geo-datasets) and imaging of the earth’s subsurface. Today, Mike is leading Essence Healthcare and Lumeris. Essence operates health care’s most effective virtual integrated delivery network (vIDN) for accountable care. Lumeris delivers technologies, methodologies and learnings to hospitals, payers and physicians committed to delivering high-quality, low-cost and high-satisfaction accountable health care services. Essence/Lumeris’ purpose is to slow the growth of health care’s $2.6 trillion in expenses while simultaneously improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Mike and his wife, Betty, are equestrians and their three children are rapidly progressing their entrepreneurial careers in food distribution, energy and health care.
CEO of Essence Healthcare & Chief Corporate Development Officer
Richard Jones is the president and CEO of Essence Healthcare, one of the nation’s first accountable delivery systems and a consistently high-rated Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) health plan. In addition, he leads Lumeris Healthcare Outcomes, which offers full turn-key business process outsourcing and management services to support MA and commercial health plans. Mr. Jones is an experienced health care business executive and certified public accountant and founding president of Lumeris. He previously served as chief financial officer of Essence Group Holdings Corporation (including Essence Healthcare), national president of United Healthcare Medicare and Medicaid lines of business, president and CEO of Coventry Healthcare of the Midwest, and chief financial officer of Coventry Corporation.
J. Patrick Foley
Senior Vice President of Delivery and Operations
Patrick Foley leads business and strategy development for Lumeris Healthcare Outcomes. An engineer by training, Patrick spent the first part of his career with Texas Instruments (TI) in the San Francisco Bay Area before making the switch to healthcare. After leaving TI, Patrick joined HealthSpring (now part of Cigna) where he spent 8 years building risk-bearing accountable provider organizations and operating Medicare health plans. Immediately prior to joining Lumeris, Patrick served as President for Cigna’s $1 billion Medicare Advantage division in the Mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania markets. This division provided for the health care needs of more than 90,000 Medicare beneficiaries, nearly half of whom were dual eligibles enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid.
Chief Financial Officer
James Starr is an established financial executive with extensive experience in the health care payer and information technology space. He has a strong track record of collaborating to deliver significant value to shareholders in emerging, midsize and large companies. Before joining Lumeris, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of National Segments and Products at Aetna, providing financial leadership to Aetna’s national accounts, state and local governments, Medicaid and global benefits businesses. Prior to Aetna, Mr. Starr worked as Chief Financial Officer at Active Health Management, a venture-backed health care technology services company that was acquired by Aetna. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Sierra Health Services, a NYSE-traded managed care company based in Nevada. Mr. Starr is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Nevada Society of CPAs.
Lou Anne Gilmore
Senior Vice President Technology and Client Services
Lou Anne Gilmore is a technology executive and certified public accountant with extensive experience delivering software and services in the health care and financial services industries. Before joining Lumeris, Ms. Gilmore worked at Computer Sciences Corporation for 30 years. During her tenure there, she led a $4 billion division that delivers consulting, software and outsourcing services to large multinational corporations and government agencies.
Vice President and General Counsel
Gail Halterman is an experienced legal professional and health care executive. She joined Lumeris after a distinguished career in private practice at Lathrop & Gage, LLP, a full-service national law firm. At Lathrop & Gage, Ms. Halterman focused in the areas of health care transactional, regulatory and compliance law with particular emphasis on data exchange and privacy issues. In her role as General Counsel, she is responsible for legal strategy and operations, corporate governance matters and government affairs helping ensure the company’s proactive adherence with the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Ms. Halterman holds a master’s degree in health services administration, and prior to her entry into law school, was licensed as a long-term care administrator.
Debbie Zimmerman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Lumeris and Essence Healthcare
Debbie Zimmerman, MD, has a long and distinguished history of medical leadership at health plans such as Cigna, Group Health Plan and Health Partners of the Midwest. Before joining Essence Healthcare, she most recently served as chief medical officer of Mercy Health Plans, a provider-sponsored plan owned by Sisters of Mercy. She is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having co-founded a successful disease and complex case management firm. Dr. Zimmerman practiced internal medicine for 15 years, and is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. In her current role for Lumeris, she is responsible for consulting services and clients’ clinical initiatives as well as clinical content and analytics in the Lumeris Accountable Delivery System Platform (ADSP)®. In her current role for the health plan, she is responsible for clinical quality, medical and pharmacy management and physician practice transformation.
Chief Human Resource and Organizational Development Officer
Andrew Cole is leading the strategic human resources program at Lumeris as Chief Human Resource and Organizational Development Officer. As the unprecedented demand for our comprehensive, integrated Population Health Services Organization (PHSO) solution drives tremendous growth at Lumeris, Andrew plays a key role in aligning our human resource functions by attracting and retaining top talent, facilitating team transitions and fostering individual employee development to continue to deliver on key business objectives. A native of Ireland, Andrew has a proven track record of success, after more than two decades with dynamic, high growth global leaders where he has been responsible for the oversight of organizational development programs, corporate talent strategy, leadership development and change management for teams up to 8,000 employees. Prior to Lumeris, Cole was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Goldstein Group Management. He’s also worked with high-tech companies such as A123 Systems and Schneider Electric, and held a global position in the Vegetable Seed division of Monsanto. Cole is co-author of a book entitled, “Executing Your Business Transformation.”
Senior Vice President of Technology, Products & Services
Brian LeDuc has a wealth of healthcare and technology experience and shares the Lumeris passion for improving the healthcare delivery system. Mr. LeDuc joins Lumeris from Express Scripts, where for the last seven years he has managed their core technology products for 3,500 clients and 100 million members for Medicare, Medicaid and commercial populations, as well as managing their $100 billion merger with Medco. Previously, he started his career at Accenture and has served as chief information officer and chief operating officer of multiple startup companies. In his current role he is responsible for leadership of all technology resources to help Lumeris achieve the mission of improving healthcare.
Senior Vice President of Product and Services
Steve Bethke is a proven strategic leader with deep health care and technology experience having worked across all three main areas of health care—payer, provider and health system. He has held executive leadership positions with some of the industry’s leading businesses, such as Optum (United Health Group) and Lumedx, in vice president of product management and product development positions. Mr. Bethke excels at designing strategic roadmaps, increasing company revenue, creating and modifying innovative business models, and helping clients adopt software-as-a-service solutions. He has also been responsible for business performance, from product strategy through development and execution.
Senior Vice President, Head of Markets
Jeff Smith is an established health care executive with 20 years of health care technology and pharmaceutical services experience in sales and account management, operations, product development and management, business development, and corporate strategy. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith started a point-of-care software business that grew to a market leader. Immediately before joining Lumeris, he was vice president of Strategy, Acquisitions, and Population Health Management at CVS Caremark, one of the nation’s leading integrated pharmacy services companies. Mr. Smith also served six years on the board of directors of RxHub and Surescripts. In his current role, Mr. Smith is responsible for the national oversight of Lumeris sales, marketing, and accountable delivery solutions.
Senior Vice President and Head of Market
Carol Murdock joined Lumeris with more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, management and business development in health care. She most recently worked at HealthTech Holdings, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer for its three companies, Healthcare Management Systems, Sentry Healthcare and MEDHOST. Earlier in her career, Ms. Murdock founded, ran and later sold Coactive Systems Corporation, a health care technology and services company focused on nurse triage and disease management for payers and hospital systems. She has also held executive positions at Healthways, a population health and wellbeing company, and at three large hospital systems: OrNda Healthcorp, Summit Health and National Medical Enterprises. In her current role, Ms. Murdock is responsible for sales, client management and operations, including driving business development, key customer partnerships and revenue growth.
Senior Vice President and Head of Market
Nigel Ohrenstein is responsible for Lumeris’ business development and operations in the North and Northeast region of the United States. He brings extensive operational, business development and consultative sales experience to his role at Lumeris. He previously ran the Medicare business for Express Scripts, building a new Part D business from the ground up to a $500 million business unit. Mr. Ohrenstein has held a variety of roles leading sales, account management and operations teams. He began his career as a corporate attorney working for Hebert Smith in London and Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC. In his current role, Mr. Ohrenstein is responsible for Lumeris sales, client management and operations, including driving business development, key customer partnerships and revenue growth.
W. Michael Long
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Essence Group Holdings Corporation and Lumeris Corporation
An entrepreneur in health care, financial services and energy, Mike has led teams that built Continuum, multi-billion dollar global leader in insurance software; Healtheon/WebMD, largest consumer health information and transaction clearinghouse (chronicled in Michael Lewis’ best-seller, The New, New Thing); and NEOS, geophysical sciences software data fusion and ultra-high resolution instrumentation for imaging earth’s subsurface. Today Mike is leading Essence/Lumeris. Essence operates health care’s most effective virtual integrated healthcare delivery system (v-IDN) for accountable care. Lumeris delivers technologies, methodologies and learnings to hospitals, payers and physicians committed to delivering high-quality, low-cost, high-satisfaction accountable health care services. Essence/Lumeris’ purpose is to slow growth of healthcare’s $2.6 trillion expenses while simultaneously improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Mike and his wife, Betty, are equestrians and their three children are rapidly progressing their entrepreneurial careers in food distribution, energy and health care.
Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Passport Capital
John Burbank is the chief investment officer of Passport Capital, LLC, a San Francisco-based global investment firm managing approximately $4.6 billion in assets. The firm’s investment process uses a combination of macroeconomic analysis to develop major themes and rigorous fundamental research on individual companies to create global portfolios. Under Mr. Burbank’s leadership, Passport’s investment team focuses on the following areas: agriculture, basic materials, consumer, energy, financial services, health care, India, capital markets, internet/technology, and Middle East/North Africa.
Mr. Burbank has more than a decade of experience investing in global equity markets. Prior to founding the firm in 2000, he was a consultant to JMG Triton Offshore, Ltd. From 1996 to 1998, he was the director of research at ValueVest management. Mr. Burbank earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Denis A. Cortese, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Mayo Clinic
Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy Program, Arizona State University
Denis Cortese is a champion of high-quality and patient-centered health care. He is currently Director of the Health Care Delivery and Policy Program at Arizona State University (ASU); Foundation Professor at ASU; and President of the Healthcare Transformation Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care delivery and lowering health care costs. Dr. Cortese is also Chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science Driven Healthcare, and serves on the boards of Pinnacle West and RAND Health. From 2003 until his retirement in November 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic. Prior to that, Dr. Cortese served in other administrative positions at Mayo, and worked in the organization’s pulmonary and critical care areas for nearly 30 years.
L. John Doerr
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Doerr joined Intel in 1974, just as the company had invented the legendary “8080” 8-bit microprocessor, where he went on to hold various engineering, marketing, and management assignments. In 1980, Mr. Doerr joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and soon thereafter started Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the nation’s first broadband cable Internet service. Together with KPCB’s partners, he has backed many of America’s best entrepreneurial leaders, including:
- Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt at Google
- Jeff Bezos at Amazon.com
- Scott Cook and Bill Campbell at Intuit
- Andy Bechtolsheim, Scott McNealy, Bill Joy, and Vinod Khosla at Sun Microsystems
- The founders of Compaq, Cypress, Macromedia, and Symantec
In addition to serving on the EGHC board of directors, Mr. Doerr is a board member at Google and other companies.
Managing Director, Sandbox Industries
Matt Downs is Managing Director of Sandbox Industries, and a member of the board of directors of Marbles, Bloom Health, and Myca. Prior to joining Sandbox, Mr. Downs was a venture investor with Highland Capital Partners and worked for Morgan Stanley in their mergers and acquisitions group. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Christopher W. Kersey, MD, MBA
Managing Member, Camden Partners
Christopher W. Kersey serves as a Managing Member of Camden Partners, one of the largest growth equity and investment management funds in the United States, with more than $700 million under management.
Dr. Kersey serves on the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also serves on the board of directors of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Fund, and is the Chairman of the Board of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the global development arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine, with hospital management and clinical education services in the Middle East, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Additionally, Dr. Kersey is a director of LipoScience, Inc.; Medivance, Inc.; MinSec Corrections Corporation; PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.; Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc.; and Webmedx, Inc. Eight of his previous portfolio companies have either been acquired or become publicly traded companies.
Dr. Kersey earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, his MBA from the Harvard Business School, and his doctor of medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine.
John H. Rice, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Esse Health
John Rice is a practicing internist, Executive Vice President, and Internal Medicine Department Chair at Esse Health, one of the nation’s largest independent physician groups. Dr. Rice is also a member of the Esse Health Board of Directors and its executive committee.