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
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.
Donna Walker, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
As the company’s CFO, Donna is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s Finance, Accounting, Treasury and Tax functions. Donna has more than 15 years of experience as a senior finance executive at publically traded and private equity backed healthcare companies. Immediately prior to joining NCH, Donna was senior vice president of Finance at Landmark Health, a risk taking provider of home-based medical care for chronically ill patients. At Landmark she built a world class finance team that helped scale Landmark from concept to 25,000 patients in less than two years, executing five innovative long-term population risk contracts with health plans. She previously served as CFO of Primecare/NAMM, a Southern California risked based network of independently contracted physicians, and a division of OptumCare. Previous to Optum, Donna served in various Senior Executive Finance roles in the rapidly expanding healthcare market. Early in her career Donna spent several years at PacifiCare and began her career at Ernst & Young in its Healthcare Practice. Donna is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BSBA in Accounting from Chapman University