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.
President and Chief Operating Officer
A key player in setting Lumeris’ strategy for continued growth, Art Glasgow has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience in organizations ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 15 companies; including senior executive roles at healthcare leaders such as Optum/UnitedHealth Group, Allscripts and the Duke University Health System. Leading sales, marketing, product, technology and operations, Art drives operational excellence, strategic prioritization and accountability throughout Lumeris. Art is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Management, Lumeris
Matt has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and more than a decade of experience in business development and product management. As senior vice president of product and solutions management, Matt leads product strategy development and solutions management. He plays a pivotal role in assembling and leading an expert team to deliver cost-effective products and solutions for providers, patients and payers.
Matt’s past experience includes building strategy and business operations for Duke University Health System’s telehealth program. He also spent seven years as vice president of business development and product management at Virtual Radiologic, building the world’s largest teleradiology practice service half of hospitals in the United States. His accomplished career also includes responsibilities for enterprise solutions at Mysis Healthcare Systems and real-time claims solutions for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
Chief Analytics Officer
Michael Cousins started his healthcare career as a biostatistician building analytic models to predict adverse events. This work was the basis for his creation of the next generation of predictive analytics to identify “impactability”. He is a proven leader in the field of predictive analytics and outcomes evaluation, integration of analytics into workflow, and physician engagement to drive value-based outcomes. Prior to Lumeris he held leadership positions at HMC, Health Dialog, Optum, Cigna, and Evolent. Most recently he was the President and Co-Founder of Forecast Health, a predictive and impactability analytics company acquired by Lumeris in April 2017. In his current role he is responsible for Lumeris’ enterprise analytics strategy and delivery of actionable insights that contribute to efficiencies and improved outcomes, and our analytic-driven collaborations with our clients.
Senior Vice President, Head of US 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
Ross Armstrong has a background in both hospital administration and health care consulting. Most recently as a partner in Kurt Salmon’s Healthcare Strategy Practice, he developed a range of skills that includes strategic planning, financial analysis, value-based transformation, payor strategy, and physician group practice development and integration. He has worked in both the payor and providers sectors and across a range of geographic areas. As the Head of Market for the South he leads a team that helps health care systems and managed care organizations transition to value-based care. He is responsible for business development and account management, including key customer partnerships. Ross is passionate about assisting organizations as they transition to value and frequently speaks at and authors content on the topic for health care conferences and publications. He received his BA from Rhodes College and his MSHA and MBA from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
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.
Senior Vice President and Head of Market
Jeff is a proven leader with a decade of experience working with healthcare providers to design and execute profitable growth strategies. He leads Lumeris’ market strategy for the Midwest region of the United States and is responsible for driving business development, key customer partnerships and revenue growth. Prior to taking over the Midwest market, Jeff spent four years building, designing and implementing Lumeris’ solutions in the mid-Atlantic market’s high-performing population health organizations. Before joining Lumeris, he worked in long-term care, health system operations and consulting, as well as the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya.
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 a Managing Director of Sandbox Industries. He is a member of the Sandbox Healthcare team and is passionate about helping Sandbox portfolio companies grow. Prior to joining Sandbox, he worked at Highland Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Stanford. Sandbox Industries provides investment management services for the BCBS Venture Funds.
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.
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.