Leadership

Jason Rose
Jason Rose

MHSA

CEO, AdhereHealth

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Jason Rose
Jason Rose

MHSA

With nearly 25 years experience in healthcare technology, Jason is a serial healthcare IT entrepreneur, focused on launching disruptive products that drive digital health innovation and value-based care outcomes. Jason’s career includes leading data-driven product development, corporate strategy, business development, strategic partnerships, technology implementation, and solution portfolio commercialization.

Amongst Jason’s most recent experience at Inovalon over the past decade, he served as a senior executive supporting the Company from start-up through IPO. As Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Development Officer, Jason led development for several blockbuster products at Inovalon and marketed expansion of the Company’s technology presence across the healthcare marketplace. Jason’s deep experience includes solution development and implementation for managed care, providers and government. Prior work experience includes Cerner, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Inspiris and Ardent Health Services.

Jason earned his Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree from The George Washington University School of Business. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Radford University.

Cyndi Alexander
Cyndi Alexander

BSN, MHA, CPHQ

Chief Adherence Officer

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Cyndi Alexander
Cyndi Alexander

BSN, MHA, CPHQ

Cyndi joined AdhereHealth in 2011 and has more than 20 years of healthcare expertise focusing on product strategy and leads the Company’s technology-enabled clinical services delivery nationwide. Cyndi was previously responsible for quality, Star Ratings, regulatory compliance, and accreditation activities for the Sterling Life Insurance’s Windsor Health Plan. Cyndi’s previous experience includes oversight of regulatory compliance and Joint Commission quality metrics for St. Thomas of Nashville, a multi-hospital system.

Cyndi holds a BS in Nursing and a MS in Healthcare Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Mrs. Alexander is a former Baldrige Award surveyor, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) through NCQA, and currently sits on the advisory board for NCQA SNP surveys.

Doug Berry
Doug Berry

Chief Financial Officer

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Doug Berry
Doug Berry

Doug oversees AdhereHealth’s growth as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining AdhereHealth, Berry served as CFO for Home Healthcare Laboratory of America, Inc., Controller for Gordian Health Solutions, Inc., and as Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Doug was honored in 2011 & 2012 as a Nashville Business Journal “Power Leader in Accounting.” He serves on boards for Park Center and Belmont University and previously served boards for Buddies of Nashville and Franklin Road Academy.

Doug currently serves on the healthcare committee of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accounts and earned his accreditation for business valuations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has an MBA and a BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee.

JR Garrett
J.R. Garrett

JD, MBA

Chief Legal & Risk Officer

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JR Garrett
J.R. Garrett

JD, MBA

J.R.’s legal background spans a range of disciplines including contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial analysis. Managing large-scale, multi-personnel projects, business financials, risk management for C-Corporations and LLCs, in addition to business strategy and corporate compliance.

J.R. has worked on legal teams with the Walmart Corporation, Bassett Law Firm, and LogoGarden.com.

J.R. is a graduate from the University of Arkansas, School of Law, where he had a number of accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. Prior to attending law school J.R. graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelors in Philosophy. While at Arkansas State University he was a two-sport varsity letterman in both Football and Track. J.R. received a Masters in Business Administration from Tennessee Tech University with a concentration in Finance.

Kenda West

Chief Operations Officer

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Kenda West

Kenda is responsible for AdhereHealth’s operations, technologies, and products. With more than thirty years of experience Kenda has a passion for team-building, problem-solving and organizational planning. Prior to joining AdhereHealth, Kenda held C-suite and advisory roles for large healthcare providers including Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Health and technology start-ups, including Voalte, BioLucid, and FavorHealth. She has also held leadership positions at Fortune 20 companies AmerisourceBergen Lash Group and McKesson. Kenda has led numerous EHR, IT and systems transformation and implementation successes, as well as strategic and organizational development initiatives. Kenda is a veteran executive and entrepreneur across public, private, venture capital, and non-profit platforms.

Kenda earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Baltimore and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from University of Maryland.

Kent Holdcroft
Kent Holdcroft

MA

Executive VP of Enterprise Accounts and Strategic Partnerships

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Kent Holdcroft
Kent Holdcroft

MA

Kent joined AdhereHealth in 2013, bringing over a decade of operational, consulting, and business development experience for the healthcare technology industry. Kent’s leadership at AdhereHealth includes business development, strategic partnerships and product strategy.

Kent came to AdhereHealth following multiple successes with AIM Healthcare (now a part of Optum, a United Health Group, Inc. company), rising to National Director as it expanded into new markets. Kent was a key player in Optum’s growth strategy representing solutions for both providers, managed care and government entities.

Actively involved in the community, Kent currently serves on the Board of Directors at BrightStone, Inc., and as a Stephen Minister. Kent holds a BA in Psychology from the Miami University and a MA in Counseling from The University of Toledo.

Kempton Presley
Kempton Presley

MPH, MS

Senior Vice President, Data & Business Analytics

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Kempton Presley
Kempton Presley

MPH, MS

Kempton currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Data & Business Analytics at AdhereHealth. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of data scientists, report designers, operational process experts, and data analysts to meet current and future market needs using all enterprise data.

Kempton previously worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield where he received the New York Presidents’ Award and participated in the WellPoint Emerging Leader Program. He was a two-term Lecturer at Columbia University, and has co-authored work published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Kempton holds a BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University, a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and a Master’s in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University.

Kempton serves on the Percy Priest Elementary PTO as Co-Treasurer is a board member with the Center for Living and Learning. Previously, he served on the Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Middle TN, is the past Chair of the Board of Friends Life Community, and is the past Alumni Chair for Montgomery Bell Academy’s Annual Fund giving campaign.

Board of Directors

Michael Eblin

Chairman and Senior Operating Partner,
The Riverside Co.

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Michael Eblin

Michael joined Riverside Company in 2014 and is a Senior Operating Partner. The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 560 transactions. The firm's international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.

Prior to joining Riverside, Michael served as the Managing Director, Operations, at the Gores Group, where he focused on growing it’s Industrial, Technology, and Medical sectors. Prior to that he served as CEO or President of SCi Languages and Suntron Corporation.

He began his career working in technology with Hughes Aircraft Co.(now Raytheon) as well as ran large divisions at United Technologies and Sony.

Michael is a certified Black Belt and Champion and holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from DeVry University.

Brad Fluegel

Strategic Advisor

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Brad Fluegel

Brad Fluegel has a long history of strategy, leadership and business development across healthcare. Most recently, he served as the Chief Healthcare Commercial Market Development Officer for Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains. In this role, Brad was responsible for all commercial healthcare activities, including sales and contracting, biopharma relationships, retail clinics, clinical affairs, new service development and market planning. Previously, Brad was Chief Strategy and Business Development officer for Walgreens, responsible for corporate strategy and business development.

Prior to joining Walgreens in 2012, he served as executive in residence at Health Evolution Partners. Prior to that, Brad was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer of Wellpoint (now Anthem), one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies. While at Wellpoint, Brad was responsible for long-term strategic planning, government affairs, corporate communications, including public relations, corporate marketing, corporate development, international expansion and innovation, as well as new business ventures.

Prior to Wellpoint, Brad was Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Aetna. Earlier, Brad was CEO for Reden & Anders (Optum Consulting) and Tillinghast-Towers Perrin. Brad also held several roles in strategy, planning and product development and management at Harvard Community Health Plan and organized and led audits, feasibility studies and related projects for health care clients at Arthur Andersen & Co.

In addition to AdhereHealth, Brad currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fitbit, Premera Blue Cross, Metropolitan Jewish Health System and ElderPlan. Brad earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He also serves as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn

President, Federation of American Hospitals

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Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn

Charles N. “Chip” Kahn III is President of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization for investor-owned hospitals and health systems. He has held this position since 2001.

Prior to the Federation, Chip was one of the leaders in the health insurance industry serving as Executive Vice President and President of the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA). Chip has a distinguished career as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill specializing in health policy issues. He has served as Staff Director for the Health subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. On this committee, his efforts helped form the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Medicare provisions of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act. Chip later served as a senior health policy advisor to former Senator David Durenberger, (R-MN), as well as a legislative assistant of health to former Senator Dan Quayle (R-IN).

Chip serves on the Boards and Advisory Committees of various organizations including the University of Michigan’s Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured, the Partnership for Prevention, the Center for Studying Health Systems Change and the Robert Wood Johnson Health Fellowships Program.

Mr. Kahn teaches health policy at The Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and Tulane University.

Mr. Kahn received a B.A. degree from The Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, which in 2001 bestowed upon him its prestigious “Champion of Public Health” award. Mr. Kahn is a member of Delta Omega, the honorary society for graduate studies in public health.

Mike Kane
Mike Kane

President, Kestrel Asset Fund

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Mike Kane
Mike Kane

Mike Kane is the founder and principal of Kestrel Asset Management, a Philadelphia area investment firm that operates three limited partnership investment funds, including one dedicated to private equity companies.

Mike is the former Vice President of Kane Is Able, Inc. a third-generation family-owned logistics company based in Scranton, PA. His responsibilities included strategic planning, financial management and corporate governance.

In addition, Mike is a member of the Leadership Council of PathNorth, a national CEO group; the Business Leaders Network, a Philadelphia CEO group; and the Institute for Private Investors, where he is a member of the advisory faculty.

Mike received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his doctorate from Boston College.

Jason Rose
Jason Rose

MHSA

CEO, AdhereHealth

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Jason Rose
Jason Rose

MHSA

With nearly 25 years experience in healthcare technology, Jason is a serial healthcare IT entrepreneur, focused on launching disruptive products that drive digital health innovation and value-based care outcomes. Jason’s career includes leading data-driven product development, corporate strategy, business development, strategic partnerships, technology implementation, and solution portfolio commercialization.

Amongst Jason’s most recent experience at Inovalon over the past decade, he served as a senior executive supporting the Company from start-up through IPO. As Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Development Officer, Jason led development for several blockbuster products at Inovalon and marketed expansion of the Company’s technology presence across the healthcare marketplace. Jason's deep experience includes solution development and implementation for managed care, providers and government. Prior work experience includes Cerner, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Inspiris and Ardent Health Services.

Jason earned his Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree from The George Washington University School of Business. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Radford University.

Brian Sauer
Brian Sauer

Partner, The Riverside Co.

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Brian Sauer
Brian Sauer

Joining The Riverside Company in 2004, Brian is a Partner. The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 560 transactions. The firm's international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.

Brian conducts transactions within Riverside’s Micro-Cap Fund. He focuses on raising capital and performing diligence on investment opportunities as well as partnering with Boards and management teams to achieve additional growth.

Prior to Riverside, Brian worked in investment banking for KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings.