Health IT Hires and Appointments

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CipherHealth Hires Healthcare IT Visionary, Summer Brown, for Chief Customer Officer Role
CipherHealth (@cipherhealth), a patient-centered communications, engagement, and insights company for the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems, announced that it has appointed customer success and operations veteran Summer Brown as Chief Customer Officer. Brown comes to CipherHealth with more than 15 years of experience in key operations and customer success roles, having led transformational operations, reporting, information systems, implementations, and strategic business planning initiatives.

Biden Appoints Dr. Ashish Jha to White House Role to Lead Nation’s COVID-19 Response
At the request of U.S. President Joe Biden, Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, will serve as the next White House coronavirus response coordinator. In succeeding Jeffrey Zients, Jha will lead the response of the entire U.S. government to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also advancing the nation’s global health priorities and policies.

American Medical Association Names New General Counsel
The American Medical Association (@AmerMedicalAssn) announced the hiring of Andra K. Heller, J.D. as its new Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Heller most recently served as associate general counsel at IBM and general counsel of the IBM Watson Health business. She replaces Brian Vandenberg, J.D., who retired on March 1 after nearly 5 years with the AMA.

Zelis Announces New Chief Marketing Officer, Heather Valteris, International Brand Builder and Strategist for Fortune 100 Companies
Zelis (@ZelisHealthcare), a healthcare payments company, announced Heather Valteris will be joining the company as Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Operating Committee. Heather is a tenured global marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience driving positive change in global Fortune 100 companies. In her new role, Heather will lead Zelis’ marketing strategy to build upon Zelis’ market position, drive measurable business growth, and position the company for its next chapter.

Dan Torrens Named CEO of eHealth Technologies
eHealth Technologies™ (@eHealthTec) announces the appointment of Dan Torrens as chief executive officer. Dan succeeds Jeff Markin, who will remain in an advisory role. Torrens brings 25 years of leadership experience to the position, most recently as the chief operating officer for ConnectiveRx in Pittsburgh, where he led both the Operations and Technology teams to simplify the prescription process for specialty medication to ensure that patients receive the therapies they need as quickly as possible.

Curebase Rapidly Reaches Growth Milestone
Curebase (@CurebaseDCT), a company committed to democratizing access to clinical studies, has attained a growth milestone by hiring the 100th member of its team less than a year after the startup raised Series A financing. Six months after a May 2021 series A investment round, Curebase was at 140% staff growth. That hiring pace has accelerated to 250% as the company continues to add customers and build out solution features that enable decentralized clinical trials (DCTs).

To Help Accelerate Development of Cancer Treatments with Real-World Data, COTA Welcomes Kevin Schweikert as Vice President, Life Sciences
COTA (@cotahealthcare) is pleased to announce Kevin Schweikert has joined the company as vice president, life sciences. With more than 20 years of experience in life sciences business development, Kevin has partnered with the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the business, and the vendors these companies turn to for real-world data and analytics.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Hires National Interoperability Leader Kelly Hoover Thompson to Lead New Government Health Team
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions (@LexisNexisRisk) announced it has hired Kelly Hoover Thompson, a national healthcare executive, to lead the new Government Health Team. Thompson is ideal for the role, drawing on her federal and state government service and decades of healthcare leadership.

NYeC Announces New CEO David Horrocks
NYeC (@NYeHealth) Board Chair John D. Bennett, MD (President and CEO, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan) announced the hiring of NYeC’s new CEO, David Horrocks. He succeeds Valerie Grey, who departed at the end of 2021 after serving as CEO for more than five years.

Value-based Virtuosos Steve Neorr and Dr. David Grapey of Cone Health join UpStream Healthcare
Mr. Steve Neorr, Senior Vice President, Population Health, and Dr. David Grapey, Chief Clinical Officer, Triad HealthCare Network, part of Cone Health, are joining UpStream Healthcare, the fastest growing value-based, primary care MSO in the country as UpStream’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer respectively.

Lumeon Announces Appointment of John Glaser to Board of Directors as Non-Executive Director
Lumeon (@Lumeon_), a care journey orchestration company, announced the appointment of John Glaser to the Lumeon Board of Directors. Glaser will serve as an independent non-executive director and support Lumeon’s continued growth in helping healthcare systems develop and scale new delivery models.

Clover Health Hires Conrad Wai as Chief Technology Officer
Clover Health (@CloverHealth), a technology company committed to improving health equity for seniors, announced the appointment of Conrad Wai as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to drive development and growth of Clover’s flagship technology platform, the Clover Assistant. Wai will report to Andrew Toy, who will maintain oversight of the company’s technology strategy in his role as President.