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.
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
Dana B. Neucere, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Dana Neucere is responsible for the company’s accounting, financial reporting, business planning and healthcare informatics functions. Dana’s extensive healthcare background includes chief financial officer and controller experience with health plans, hospital systems and healthcare companies. Immediately prior to joining New Century Health in December 2012, she was a partner at Tatum, LLC, where she provided financial leadership for several clients, including a Vision Plan and a County Operated Health Services Medicaid Plan. As chief financial officer for Monarch Health Plan/Monarch HealthCare, an IPA with consolidated revenues of $350 million, Dana’s scope of responsibilities included financial and treasury management, the development of diversification strategies and healthcare operations regulatory compliance. Earlier in her career, after serving as a staff auditor for Ernst & Young and as a consulting manager for KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, she held executive financial management positions at several leading academic medical centers. Dana received an MBA from the University of Southern California and holds a BS in accounting from Louisiana State University.
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
Senior Vice President of Operations
In his role as SVP of Operations, Garfield overseas 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
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.
Vice President, Human Resources
Julie Webb is the VP of Human Resources at the company. Julie is an experienced human resources executive with over 15 years of leadership experience in healthcare organizations. Prior to joining New Century Health, Julie was the Vice President HR & Training at Monarch HealthCare, now part of UnitedHealthcare. Julie has worked in a variety of Human resources roles within healthcare organizations including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Hoag Hospital. Julie received her B.A. in Organizational Communications from Cal State University Long Beach. A certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practioner, she also holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.