Dan McCarthy is Chief Executive Officer of New Century Health, and brings significant leadership experience with innovative health care 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 health care practice. Earlier in his career, Dan served as a high school math teacher and worked in financial services. Dan holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he was a Goldsmith Fellow and received a B.A. 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 Vice President of Transformation, Scott supported the development of provider and health plan partner strategies.
Prior to these roles, Scott spent 9 years in the health care 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 B.S. in Biochemistry from McGill University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.
Anita Cattrell is the Chief Innovation Officer at New Century Health, where she oversees the Analytics function and Provider Partnerships, including NCH’s innovation programs under the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) initiatives. Anita also serves on Evolent Health’s Executive Leadership Team as Chief Innovation Officer, where she maintains responsibility for establishing and promoting a consistent approach to innovation that enables Evolent to implement and assess the impact of rapid-cycle pilots and ultimately scale proven innovations.
Anita holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Epidemiology, with a focus on cancer genomics, from Harvard University and has spent the last 15 years building risk algorithms, developing clinical interventions, and evaluating the impact of health promotion programs for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and USAID. Anita previously served as a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton building the firm’s Evaluation Practice and prior to that was the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for Partners in Health in Rwanda. Anita received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard 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.
Jessica Somers is Chief Financial Officer at New Century Health and is responsible for leading the company’s financial strategy and operations. In addition to her CFO role, Jessica also serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Evolent Health. In this capacity, Jessica is responsible for the development and execution of Evolent’s strategic growth investments, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships.
Jessica spent nearly a decade in investment banking and private equity, most recently at Moelis & Company. Jessica earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in commerce and a B.A. in Asian studies from The University of Virginia.
Giselle HabeychSenior Vice President, National Provider Solutions
Giselle Habeych is Senior Vice President, 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.
Katie DiPerna Cook is Senior Vice President, Medicaid Risk at New Century Health. Katie oversees customer strategy and operations for NCH’s Medicaid health plan partners under capitated risk. She provides leadership for overall plan performance and customer success, including network operations, provider engagement and clinical initiatives.
Katie also serves on Evolent Health’s Executive Leadership Team and has held various roles at Evolent since joining the company in 2012. As Evolent Health’s Chief Customer Officer, she led a team focused on supporting Evolent partners’ overall satisfaction, retention and growth. She continues to drive strategy and integration across Evolent to enhance the customer experience for several of Evolent and NCH’s largest partners. In Evolent’s early years, Katie built and led the Communication and Change Management team, as well as a Health Plan Marketing team. Prior to joining Evolent, Katie was the Director of Employer Health and Human Capital Programs at the World Health Care Congress. A graduate of Villanova University, Katie began her career as a journalist with MSNBC.
Fernando Villacian, M.D.Senior Medical Director, Cardiovascular
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.
Geoff McHugh is Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts of New Century Health. Geoff oversees the firm’s payer partnerships, customer success and Account Management team. Prior to joining New Century Health, Geoff was Vice President of Health Plan Services at Evolent Health.
Before joining Evolent, Geoff was Chief Commercial Officer at Docent Health, a leading provider of health care consumer engagement and patient navigation solutions. Previously, Geoff spent 15 years at the Advisory Board Company, serving as Managing Principal and helping lead the firm’s San Francisco office. Geoff currently serves as Board Chair for Operation Access, a health care non-profit in the Bay Area.
John DavisSenior Vice President, Business Development
John Davis is the Senior Vice President, Business Development at New Century Health. John is responsible for leading New Century Health’s growth by expanding its partnerships with health plans and risk bearing provider groups nationally. Prior to joining New Century Health, John was an early employee at Evolent Health. During his 6-year tenure at Evolent, John held various business development roles across Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial market segments. John is passionate about engaging providers around value-based care delivery models and believes strongly in New Century Health’s evidence-based approach.
Prior to joining Evolent, John held various growth roles at Hammes Company, a national health care real estate development firm, and The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C. based health care consultancy. John graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in International Business.
Jordan SilvergleidSenior Vice President, Product and Strategy
Jordan Silvergleid is the Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy and is responsible for guiding the company’s overall strategic agenda and product roadmap. He brings significant health care leadership and entrepreneurial experience to this role.
Prior to joining New Century Health, Jordan co-founded Centivo, a start-up health plan administrator for self-funded employers, where he led efforts to identify and engage exceptional providers and partners to deliver value for Centivo clients and members. Prior to Centivo, Jordan served as Executive Entrepreneur at The Advisory Board Company and was responsible for identifying and capturing transformational new business opportunities across the firm. Jordan also led product strategy and management for Crimson (a division of the Advisory Board) and served as an Executive Director in the Corporate Strategy and New Ventures department, where he was responsible for launching numerous new products and services to improve health system and plan sponsor performance.
Before joining the Advisory Board, Jordan was an Associate at McKinsey & Company. He also served as a director at Ashoka where he helped launch a $20M fund to support North American social entrepreneurs. Jordan holds a B.A. with honors from Williams College, an M.A. from The University of Chicago and an M.B.A. with honors from The Wharton School.
Santosh DaveSenior Vice President, Clinical Technology and Operations
Santosh Dave is Senior Vice President, 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.