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, 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.
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 services, software, and outsourcing services to large multinational corporations and government agencies.
Vice President and General Counsel
Gail Halterman is a seasoned legal professional with demonstrated expertise in health care regulatory and compliance issues. She joined Lumeris after a distinguished career in the health care group at Lathrop & Gage, LLP, a full-service national law firm. In her role as General Counsel, Ms. Halterman is responsible for legal strategy and operations, helping ensure the company’s proactive adherence with the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
Chief of Marketing
Carol Murdock joins Lumeris with 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, management and business development in health care. In her current role, Ms. Murdock is responsible for Lumeris’ go-to-market strategy and leads the Accountable Delivery System Institute (ADSI), the premier resource for health systems, payers and provider groups seeking proven solutions and practical guidance on their journey to value-based 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.
Chief Technology Officer
Subbarao Siddabattula brings to Lumeris more than 20 years of experience in the computer software industry, including complete lifecycle development of products ranging from enterprise applications to state-of-the-art health care systems. Immediately before joining Lumeris, he was Founder, President, and General Manager of India Operations for Physician Advantage, Inc., which later became part of Lumeris. Mr. Siddabattula has also held various senior management positions in technology and product management at companies including Hewlett Packard, Blue Star Infotech, Rockwell Automation, LoginClinic, and Purkinje.
President, Mid-Atlantic Initiative and Strategic Business Development
Jeff Smith is an established health care executive, with 18 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 Accountable Care and Population Health Management at CVS Caremark, the nation’s leading integrated pharmacy services company. Mr. Smith also served six years on the board of directors of RxHub and Surescripts.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Operations
Terry Snyder is an experienced health care executive, with more than 25 years in health information technology, consulting, medical systems, managed care, government affairs, and pharmaceutical/biotechnology. Prior to joining Lumeris, he served in leadership roles at CareFusion, McKesson Provider Technologies, Ernst & Young, and Schering-Plough. In his current role, Mr. Snyder has global responsibility for Lumeris sales, client management, and operations, including driving business development, key customer partnerships, revenue growth, and enterprise sales and support.
Deborah Zimmerman, M.D.
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 clinical content in the Lumeris Accountable Delivery System Platform, as well as supporting clients’ clinical initiatives. In her current role for the health plan, she is responsible for clinical quality, medical and pharmacy management, and physician practice transformation.
VP of Human Resources
Susie Robinson is a results-driven business leader with an eye for talent and a skill for transforming large and emerging organizations. Before joining Lumeris, Ms. Robinson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Infogroup, a data and marketing services company. In that role, she was responsible for global human resources strategy and operations in North America, United Kingdom and Asia-Pacific regions. Under her leadership, Ms. Robinson spearheaded a human resources transformation, which included technology improvements, redesigned compensation and benefits programs and a new recruitment team responsible for hiring 500 people in one year. Her previous work experience includes human resources leadership roles at Dow Jones, Wyeth (now Pfizer), and B.Braun Medical.
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, M.D.
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer, NaviNet
Frank Ingari is an accomplished leader with more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior information technology executive. Before joining NaviNet, he was president of the Medicare Advantage health plan Essence Healthcare. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shiva Corporation, Vice President and General Manager of the spreadsheet division at Lotus Development Corporation, and as Senior Vice President at Atex, Inc., a division of Kodak. He was also founder and Chairman of Wheelhouse Corporation, an early application service provider in the customer relationship market.
Christopher W. Kersey, M.D., 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, M.D.
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.