Our Executive Team

Aledade’s executive team has been on the forefront of health care policy and technology innovation for over two decades – bringing an expert insider’s perspective to a complex and changing landscape.

Farzad Mostashari

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder and CEO Farzad Mostashari, MD has spent his career at the forefront of health care policy and health information technology. Dr. Mostashari is the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served as a distinguished expert at the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for HealthCare Reform. Prior to his work at the Office of the National Coordinator, he founded the NYC Primary Care Information Project, which equipped 1,500 physicians in underserved communities with electronic health records. He has spoken and written extensively on issues affecting health IT, ACOs, and health care policy and delivery. He has been published in the New York Times, the Journal of American Medical Association, and Health Affairs, among others. Dr. Mostashari received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine and his Masters in Population Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Mat Kendall

Executive Vice President, Provider Networks

Co-founder and Executive VP of Provider Networks, Mat Kendall, leads a team focused on building Aledade’s ACO network, developing ACO initiatives, expanding to new practices, improving patient care, and managing relationships with Aledade’s ACOs. Mat began his career as a health clinic executive, providing him first-hand knowledge of the needs, challenges, and opportunities for primary care physician practices. Mat also led the Department of Health and Human Service’s Regional Extension Center Project – the largest medical technical assistance project in history – connecting over 143,000 primary care physicians with local partners to support implementation of electronic health records. Mat has a Masters from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Edwin Miller

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Edwin Miller leads a team of developers in creating cutting-edge software for Aledade physicians, including patient engagement software, EHR analytic tools, and intuitive platforms that give primary care doctors new insights into the health – and care – of their patients. Edwin is a two-decade veteran of health care software development, who has led the development of more than 30 nationally-recognized products across the health care technology landscape. He has headed the development of cloud-based software for CareCloud, digiChart, AthenaHealth, and others. Edwin has his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Molly Hill Patten

Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations

Molly Hill Patten is Aledade’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. Molly has over 15 years of experience in strategic planning and finance roles. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Finance for Revolution, the investment firm led by AOL founder Steve Case. She has also been Vice President, Financial & Strategic Planning at Exclusive Resorts, Director of Broadband for AOL and worked as an independent financial consultant to help small and mid-sized companies in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors with capital markets, transactions, finance function optimization, merger management, and strategy. She earned her BA from Yale University and her MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Danny Krifcher

Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Danny Krifcher leads Aledade’s efforts to expand its partnerships and value-based care arrangements. He is an experienced builder and leader of growth companies in industries facing rapid expansion and transformation. Before joining Aledade, Danny was an Executive Vice President at Avalere Health, where he led the company’s Data Analytics Practice, Sales Organization, Business Intelligence Unit, and all corporate functions. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of Wellbridge Health, a company dedicated to care management and reducing hospital readmissions for chronically ill elderly populations. For more than 10 years, Danny was an executive at America Online, where he founded and led The AOL Greenhouse, the first internet incubator, and served as EVP and COO of the AOL Dial-Up business. A Pittsburgh native, Danny graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ilona Cohen

Cheif Legal Officer

Ilona Cohen is Aledade’s Cheif Legal Officer. In this role, she oversees Aledade’s legal activities and policies. She joined Aledade after serving nearly four years in the White House, first as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel and then as the General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As General Counsel of OMB, she provided advice to President Obama and other senior advisors on legal and regulatory matters, policy development, litigation, and compliance. Ilona was also an integral part of designing and implementing the Administration’s technology initiatives, including standing up the U.S. Digital Service. Ilona has a broad range of experience and has served in senior legal roles at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and at the Senate Armed Services Committee. She started her legal career in private practice at the law firm WilmerHale. Ilona has her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Sean Cavanaugh

Chief Administrative Officer

Sean Cavanaugh is Aledade’s Chief Administrative Officer. Sean has previously served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He was responsible for overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for-service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program. Previously Sean was the Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for overseeing the development and testing of new payment and service delivery models, including ACOs and medical homes. Prior to that, Sean was Director of Health Care Finance at the United Hospital Fund. He has also served in senior positions at Lutheran Healthcare, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Health Insurance Access, and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

What team members are saying about Aledade.

Daniela Bolivar

ACO Coordinator

Boca Raton, FL

I joined Aledade because I’ve always wanted to fully believe in my company’s mission statement. We are changing healthcare for the better and I am proud of our work. Aledade has the best environment to learn and grow. The team is incredible; everyone is motivated, open, trustworthy and ambitious. I am just as excited to be a part of the Aledade team as I was the day I started.

Toby Shum

Director of Finance

Bethesda, MD

I enjoy the collaborative culture at Aledade. We combine our field, clinical and analytics expertise to find smarter ways to help our doctors deliver better care while lowering healthcare cost – with no trade-off needed.

Keith Thompson

Senior Data Analyst

Greensboro, NC

At Aledade, we aren’t competing with each other to climb a corporate ladder. Instead, everyone is working together to achieve the common goal of realizing the triple aim. It’s great to work collaboratively with so many smart people. I look forward to coming to work every day!

Anna Marcus

Lead ACO Coordinator

Bethesda, MD

Aledade’s combination of its patient, provider and society-focused mission, incredibly passionate people and range of expertise make it an exciting place to work where no two days are the same.

Alex Blum

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Bethesda, MD

Aledade is made up of smart, tech savvy do-gooders who seek to improve the health of our nation. We are driven by our desire to do what is good for society and our patients. Aledade is positioned to help physician practices thrive in the post health care reform world. Primary Care Offices that function at a high level will ultimately improve the health of our friends and loved ones and lower the cost of health care for our entire society.

Erica Jones

Practice Transformation Specialist

Bethesda, MD

I was looking for a positive environment where I could apply my health administration education and experience. I found it at Aledade. Here I am able to empower practices to deliver quality care at lower costs and maintain their independence all while working in an environment that fosters collaboration and creativity.

Jenny Miller

Software Developer

Bethesda, MD

I’m privileged to work with a great team of talented folks at Aledade. It’s fun to see substantial progress week to week, and we’re still always asking, “What can we do better?”

Erin Flowers

Tech Product Manager

Fort Lauderdale, FL

I joined Aledade to be amongst the few pioneers ready to conquer the challenging but necessary mission of healthcare data fusion. We are processing all sorts of complex healthcare data to provide that bigger picture to PCPs. I am proud to be a part of a team committed to success!

Jeff Nettleton

Director, Engineering-Innovation

Bethesda, MD

At Aledade, we are attempting to solve novel problems that do not have existing solutions. We are using exciting new technologies to attack these problems from many angles. Our team is extremely talented and intelligent, and we move quickly and write great code!

Tyler Blanchard

ACO Executive Director

Bethesda, MD

I spent much of my career implementing healthcare systems that capture lots of data. What really excited me about joining Aledade was the opportunity to put that data to work to drive improvements in healthcare.

Rachel Flynn

Clinical Implementation Manager

Bethesda, MD

Aledade is working to improve health care at all levels. Systems, practices, providers, patients, populations and society are all being addressed by Aledade’s work and mission. As a nurse, how I contribute to health care is very important to me and at Aledade I feel that I am making a difference with a strong and creative team in helping to change healthcare for the better.

Patric Holly

EHR Coordinator

Bethesda, MD

I absolutely love working at Aledade. Everyone is so enthusiastic and optimistic about the great work we do! The culture at Aledade creates a awesome working environment.

Alex Wess

Implementation Specialist

Bethesda, MD

Aledade cares about winning – winning for our patients, our physician partners, and for society. This philosophy has shaped a culture that lets individuals contribute in more varied, collaborative and significant ways than at other companies, and gives everyone an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.