Meet our Advisors

Healthcare's best minds to lead innovation and drive efficiency in healthcare

David B. Nash

MD, MBA

Dr. David Nash is the Founding Dean Emeritus of the Jefferson College of Population Health and one of the most renowned healthcare thought leaders in the US. Dr Nash has been repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, and is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at Thomas Jefferson University. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of four major national journals including American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, and American Health and Drug Benefits (AHDB).

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Glenn Steele Jr.

MD, PhD

Dr. Steele is the Senior Strategic Advisor, Health Transformation Alliance, and Former Geisinger Health System President and CEO. During his 14 year tenure, Geisinger became the exemplar for high quality, well-organized care delivery with unique degrees of integration between hospital and physicians. As a member of Innovaccer’s Strategic Advisory Board, Dr. Steele helps guide Innovaccer’s mission to drive efficiency and value in the U.S. healthcare system.

Phil Fasano

MBA, BS

Phil Fasano is a sought-after Fortune 100 C-Level strategist, with essential experience as former CIO at both Kaiser Permanente and AIG. During his 8 years at Kaiser, Fasano oversaw the funding and implementation of the nation’s most extensive connected care network. Kaiser received numerous quality and technology awards under Mr. Fasano’s leadership, including four consecutive years for “100 Best Places to Work in IT” from Computerworld, as well as the coveted HIMSS Davies Award. With his unique combination of knowledge and experience in the healthcare and financial sectors, Mr. Fasano will be instrumental in assisting Innovaccer in the drive for revolutionary changes within the healthcare industry.

Adrienne White-Faines

MPA, FACHE

Adrienne White-Faines is a nationally respected healthcare executive who most recently served as the CEO of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), representing more than 150,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students nationwide. Prior to AOA, White-Faines was the Vice President and Chief Health Officer at the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, with accountability for research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and continues to serve as a board member for both Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, and Erikson Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her career, she has won various prestigious awards for her exemplary services in the healthcare sector, including 2019 Erie Family Health Center FQHC Health Program Champion Award and 2015 Chicago United Business Leader of Color by Chicago United.

Jonathan Bush

 

Jonathan Bush is the Executive Chairman of Firefly Health, a start up that provides health navigation and concierge medicine services by providing primary care to patients through a mobile app and clinic visits. Mr. Bush is the co-founder and former CEO of athenahealth. He co-founded the company in 1997 and took it public in 2007 in the most successful initial public offering that year. athenahealth evolved into a leading provider of cloud-based business services to U.S. medical groups pursuing a vision of an information backbone that makes health care work as it should. Prior to founding athenahealth, Mr. Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Bush obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Bush is the author of "Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care." The book is a provocative, irreverent, sometimes harrowing and, of course, always humorous journey through the dark underbelly of the American healthcare system – why it’s broken, what the fix will involve, and where innovation is already taking hold.

Elizabeth D. Bierbower

Host at B-Time Podcast with Beth Bierbower

Elizabeth Bierbower (Beth) is a strategic leader with more than thirty years of proven executive-level experience in the health insurance industry, including her former roles served at Humana, most recently as their President of the Group and Specialty division. Beth serves on the Board of the American Telemedicine Association, where she is a member of the Education and Finance Committees. Additionally, she sits on the Board of BlueSprig, a clinic-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (“ABA”) therapy services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to joining Humana, Beth held leadership roles with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield as Vice President of Healthcare Strategy, and Coventry Health Plans of Pittsburgh, PA, as Chief Operating Officer. Beth has expertise in scaling cost-effective and profitable growth strategies through internal innovation. She has a reputation as one of the industry’s most fiscally responsible and progressive voices, a leader with innovative ideas and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

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Fran Soistman Jr.

Executive Healthcare Advisor, Healthcare Management and Transformation Advisory Services LLC

Fran Soistman is the Founder and President of Healthcare Management and Transformation Advisory Services LLC (HMTAS). Prior to this he was Executive Vice President at CVS Health-Aetna , where he led their Government Services Business portfolio, the growth engine of the company. Fran also represented Aetna on the Health Care Transformation Task Force, and served as its Chairman until his retirement from CVS Health- Aetna on October 1, 2019. He was a recipient of the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Healthcare Technology/Services category. From 2004 to 2008, he was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Rendell to serve on the Health Care Cost Containment Council, providing direction for the state agency charged with addressing growing health care costs.

Deborah Henretta

Former Group President, P&G; Independent Board Director on Corning Inc, Meritage Homes, Godiva; Executive Advisor on Digital Transformation

Deb Henretta is currently a senior advisor to G100, a c-suite leadership, learning and development company. She is also on the Board of Directors for Nuvo Health. Prior to this she enjoyed a 30-year career at Procter & Gamble, culminating in becoming one of only two top-level women executives for the consumer goods organization. She spent seven consecutive years on Fortune’s US and international rankings of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. And, she has been a tireless advocate for women in business and the challenges women face trying to achieve leadership and executive level roles.

Ajay Gupta

Senior Partner McKinsey & Company, Healthcare

Ajay Gupta is Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey and Company. He brings almost 30 years of experience across healthcare segments. He covers commercial and growth topics, strategy, M&A, large scale performance improvement, organization design and aspiration setting. Ajay serves on the Keystone Board of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab; non-Executive Director at Healthium Medtech; member of the Board of Directors at BJC Healthcare; Director at OnPoint Surgical, and the RAND Health Advisory Board. Ajay previously led McKinsey’s Midwest Healthcare Practice and North America Medical Products. Ajay extensively served medical technology, pharma/biotech, health systems, academic centers, post-acute providers, drug store chains, specialty pharmacy, PBMs, HCIT, distributors/other intermediaries and disease management. Ajay has published on new product/therapy adoption, commercial excellence, pricing/contracting, digital marketing, industry consolidation and M&A. He is passionate about healthcare policy. He is also an active private investor. Prior to McKinsey, Ajay spent 5 years at Schlumberger Wireline in oilfield services roles in Asia and Europe. Ajay holds an MBA from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal.