Management Team

Atul Dhir, MD, D.Phil

Chief Executive Officer

Atul Dhir is the Chief Executive Officer of New Century Health and joined the company in January 2012. Dr. Dhir is a physician and scientist with over 25 years of leadership experience in building and leading innovative healthcare companies. Before joining New Century Health, Dr. Dhir was the CEO of BiPar Sciences, Inc., a cancer-focused biotech subsidiary of the global Pharmaceutical Company, Sanofi-Aventis. Prior to BiPar Sciences, Dr. Dhir was at US Oncology, (now McKesson Specialty Health), one of the largest providers of cancer care in the United States. During his 8 years with US Oncology, Dr. Dhir led several businesses, including serving as the President of the company’s Cancer Research Group, one of the nation’s leading cancer drug development companies. Dr. Dhir has also held senior positions in the healthcare division of Monsanto Company and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Dr. Dhir received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He completed his doctorate of philosophy (D.Phil) in medicine from the University of Oxford, UK, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Santosh Dave

Chief Information Officer

Santosh Dave is the CIO of the company. He is responsible for business process reengineering, product innovation and enterprise-wide technology strategy. An accomplished, healthcare technology leader, Santosh brings over 20 years of diverse experience in leveraging information technology to transform the customer experience and achieve operational excellence. Immediately prior to joining NCH, Santosh was chief information officer at CareCentrix, a leading provider of Home health benefits management services. He has held multiple IT leadership positions including SVP at Viant, Inc.; Head of Technology and Infrastructure for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; and as Global Technology Leader at GE and IT Leader at Sprint. Santosh is a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), a certified project manager (PMP) and a Six Sigma expert. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India

Andrew Hertler, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hertler, as the CMO of New Century Health, is responsible for the advancement of the company’s clinical quality and value-based strategy, utilization management policies and clinical thought leadership initiatives. A practicing board certified oncologist, he is a nationally recognized leader in oncology clinical practice. Dr. Hertler is a member of several American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) committees, including the Clinical Practice, Quality of Care and Payment Reform Committees. In addition, he also serves on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program Oversight Council. Immediately prior to joining the company, Dr. Hertler was the Administrative Medical Director for Physician Practices at Maine General Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta, Maine. He is a past president of the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hertler was Assistant Professor of Medicine in Hematology/Oncology at the Louisiana State University Medical School. Dr. Hertler received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan affiliated hospitals. He later completed a Fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology at Duke University Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with highest honors from Dartmouth College.

Mark Stewart

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Stewart is the Chief Financial Officer of New Century Health and is responsible for strategic leadership of the company’s financial reporting, business planning and healthcare informatics functions. Mark is an accomplished executive with business and financial experience at Fortune 500 healthcare and financial service companies. Most recently, as head of Insured Products for Aetna, he led strategy, development, and implementation of product within the Accountable Care Solutions division. In previous Aetna leadership roles, Mark was General Manager of Select Accounts, a business segment with $4 billion in revenues and over 1 million members. Earlier in his career, Mark held several leadership and management positions and was a member of the Financial Management Programs at Cigna Healthcare and General Electric Investment Corporation. Mark’s experience also includes working at UBS Warburg Financial Services. Mark received a MBA from Fairfield University and a BS in political science and economics from Pace University.

Joaquin Baralt

Senior Vice President Strategic Product Management

Joaquin Baralt is responsible for key business development and strategic initiatives. An accomplished managed care executive, Joaquin has over 20 years of experience in provider network development and healthcare management. He previously held executive positions at several healthcare organizations, including Physicians Healthcare Plans, CAC Care Plus Centers and Careplus Health Plan. Joaquin received his Doctor in Medicine from Universidad Central Del Este, Dominican Republic and a Certificate in Health Care Administration from the University of Miami, Florida

Garfield Collins

Senior Vice President of Operations

In his role as SVP of Operations, Garfield oversees all operations of the company, including Utilization Management, Claims Management and Provider Network Operations functions. Garfield is an accomplished healthcare executive with demonstrated achievements in leading transformative business expansion and operations improvement initiatives in managed Medicaid and Medicare. Most recently he was the President and COO of a successful venture-backed start‐up company in healthcare reinsurance. Previously, he held multiple executive positions at AmeriChoice (a UnitedHealthcare company) including Vice President national Operations, Vice President Transition & Service Operations, Vice President Operations and Interim CIO of AmeriChoice of Tennessee. Earlier in his career, Garfield gained experience in account management, process improvement, new service development and claims management through management positions at Perot Systems Corporation and State Farm Insurance. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Garfield holds a B.A.in economics from Florida Atlantic University

Gregory Hembrock

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Greg Hembrock joined New Century Health in May 2012. He is responsible for the overall sales growth of the company. A highly accomplished managed care executive with over 25 years of experience, Greg’s team will develop sales and brand management strategies that effectively position the company’s services and accelerate its growth. Most recently, Greg was with Aon Hewitt Consulting, where he was successful in growing the company’s Health Care Medicare Exchange business. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, he spent eight years at Express Scripts as vice president, managed care sales. Earlier in his career, he held sales and marketing positions including, executive director at Principal Health Care of the Mid-Atlantic, and director of marketing at Johns Hopkins Health Plan. A former board member of several managed care professional associations, Greg holds a BS in marketing from Duquesne University.