Dan McCarthy is Chief Executive Officer of New Century Health, and brings significant leadership experience with innovative healthcare companies to his role. Dan previously served as Chief Growth Officer where he was responsible for driving short- and long-term growth through business development, marketing, strategy and product innovation. Immediately prior to joining New Century Health, Dan was an early employee of Evolent Health where he held various leadership positions in business development and health care delivery transformation. Dan served as Senior Vice President of Partner Development accountable for growth of the Medicaid segment from its initial launch. In this role, he was responsible for working with health systems and physician groups to start innovative joint venture health plans and accountable care organizations anchored by Evolent’s clinical and administrative capabilities.
Prior to joining Evolent, Dan was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, where he consulted on strategy, operations and mergers & acquisitions to payers and providers across the firm’s healthcare practice. Earlier in his career, Dan served as a high school math teacher and worked in financial services. Dan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Goldsmith Fellow and received a BA from Georgetown University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude.
Scott Pritchard is President of New Century Health, and brings significant executive leadership experience in health care delivery transformation. Before joining New Century Health, Scott served as Regional President in Evolent Health’s Value Based Services organization with responsibility for several Accountable Care Organizations. In an earlier Evolent role as VP of Transformation, Scott supported the development of provider and health plan partner strategies.
Prior to these roles, Scott spent 9 years in the Healthcare Practice at McKinsey & Company. As Vice President, Business Development, Scott helped to build Objective Health, a McKinsey start-up company focused on delivering market-leading analytic and advisory services to mid-sized hospitals and health systems. Earlier during his McKinsey tenure as an Engagement Manager, Scott advised health systems, health insurers and pharmacy/medical device companies on strategy, operations and organizational effectiveness. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from McGill University as well as MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.
Dr. Andrew Hertler is the Chief Medical Officer at New Century Health. As CMO, he 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.
Michelle Engel is the Chief Talent Officer at New Century Health and is responsible for leading NCH’s talent and culture strategy. Prior to joining the NCH team, Michelle led Evolent Health’s Employee Experience and Talent Operations team. She was responsible for creating the company’s philosophy and approach for employee programs that foster and promote a positive overall employee experience.
Before joining Evolent, Michelle held a variety of HR positions at AOL, Inc. including both line HR, Solution Center and Center of Excellence roles, most recently as the company’s Director, Total Rewards and Operations. Michelle began her career working in the training, recruiting, and HR business partner space for Footstar, Inc. Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Lehigh University.
Giselle Habeych is Senior Vice President of National Provider Solutions at New Century Health. Her leadership responsibilities focus on developing innovative provider-payer alignment and engagement strategies that enable specialty physicians to delivery evidence-based and affordable care. She brings more than 20 years of health care leadership and management experience in physician network development, provider education, practice management and training. Having joined NCH several years after its founding, Giselle has been an integral part of the executive and senior leadership team.
Prior to NCH, she was the Director of Physician Relations for Provider Network Solutions, a Florida Third Party Administrator. Earlier in her career she held management positions at Tenet Physician Services, Physicians HealthCare Plans, PacifiCare and Memorial Healthcare System.
Paige Fretwell is Senior Vice President of Performance Excellence and is a New Century Health co-founder. Paige is responsible for program implementation and client partner success. She brings over 25 years of health care operations experience, building effective and scalable health care operations and third-party administration organizations.
Earlier in her career, Paige held executive and management positions at several leading national and regional health care companies, including Global Health Systems, Inc. and Westminster Medical Group. Paige attended California State University at Long Beach.
Dr. Joaquin Baralt was formerly the CEO of New Century Health and now serves as Executive Advisor to support key business development and strategic initiatives. An accomplished managed care executive, Dr. Baralt has over 25 years of experience in provider network development and healthcare management.
He previously held executive positions at several health care organizations, including Physicians Healthcare Plans, CAC Care Plus Centers and CarePlus Health Plan. Dr. Baralt 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.
Santosh Dave is Senior Vice President of Clinical Technology and Operations at New Century Health. A senior executive with NCH since 2013, Santosh Dave leads technology and business operations for clinical and claims functions. He is also responsible for the execution of clinical product strategy in collaboration with the chief medical officer. An accomplished health care technology leader, Santosh brings over 25 years of experience from a diverse group of Fortune 50 and private equity-backed companies, including executive leadership roles at CareCentrix, Viant Inc. and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Earlier in his career, he held management positions at GE, Sprint and several global technology companies.
Santosh, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt, received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India.
Dr. Fernando Villacian is the Senior Medical Director, Cardiovascular at New Century Health. As an interventional cardiologist and managed health care executive, he is responsible for the advancement of technology-based cardiology solutions that enhance quality of care delivery and reduce variation in treatment. Dr. Villacian has four decades of healthcare experience and has been with NCH for 11 years.
Dr. Villacian has been a leader in the cardiovascular quality and utilization management space, helping physicians in managed care organizations, for over 30 years. Prior to joining NCH, he worked directly with managed care organizations like Healthspring (Cigna), CarePlus (Humana) and HealthSun (Anthem). He was a founding executive of SmartEMR, a web-based electronic medical record solutions provider. While there, he created the logic and built the architecture for their first EMR. Dr. Villacian received his MD from the University of Zaragoza in Spain and completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at Yale University and University of Tennessee medical centers.