Joaquin Baralt is responsible for operations, key business development and strategic initiatives. An accomplished managed care executive, Joaquin 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. 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.
New Century Health President Scott Pritchard 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. 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.
Chris provides the strategic leadership for ensuring that the company recruits the right talent, offers the right professional development support and provides the right benefits. Working closely with the CEO and executive leaders, Chris helps to create and sustain a culture that enables our people and our company to thrive. As a senior human resource leader with over 20 years of experience, Chris is skilled in helping technology and health care companies achieve high performance in rapidly changing organization structures and conditions. Immediately prior to NCH, Chris was a senior HR leader at Broadcom, where he was responsible for the comprehensive experience of 6,200+ employees across 20 countries. Preceding his tenure at Broadcom, he had several leadership positions where he was responsible for organization design, change management and talent acquisition. Earlier in his career, Chris had operational and human resource positions at Baxter International, MicroAge Computers, Motorola and Bank of America. He has as BA in Marketing from State University of New York at Oswego.
Dan is responsible for driving short- and long-term growth for New Century Health through business development, marketing, strategy and new product development. Immediately prior to joining NCH, Dan was an early employee of Evolent Health where he held various leadership positions in business development and health care delivery transformation. Most recently, Dan served as Senior Vice President of Partner Development accountable for growth of the Medicaid segment over the last 3 years. 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.
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 was a high school math teacher and an investment banker. Dan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received a BA from Georgetown University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude.
John Johnson has spent his career building great health care companies. As CFO, John is responsible for the strategic leadership of all financial operations and functions for New Century Health’s broader specialty management strategy. Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Performance at Evolent Health, where he led strategic finance and overall performance management for the company as it grew from $160MM in revenue to over $800MM.
Before joining Evolent, John was Vice President, Strategy at PSA Healthcare, a leading national provider of pediatric home nursing services, where he led strategy, financial planning and analysis, revenue cycle management and managed care contracting. Early in his career, John led operations at an Emergency Medicine specialty physician group and held positions at a private investment firm and a management consultancy. John holds a BA in Physics from Cornell University.