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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Legal Officer
Ilona Cohen is Aledade’s Chief 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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Product
Emily Maxson, MD is Aledade’s Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Product. An internist and primary care doctor, she oversees Aledade’s clinical strategy and the development of technology-enabled workflow solutions to drive success in value-based health care. Previously, she has worked with physicians in metro New York’s most underserved areas to disseminate prevention-oriented electronic health record systems through the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Primary Care Information Project and successfully launched the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Beacon Community Program to improve population health, quality, and cost efficiency. She was a practicing primary-care physician for several years in a federally qualified community health center before dedicating her career to population health. Dr. Maxson earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her medical training in internal medicine/primary care at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
What team members are saying about Aledade.
Michigan ACO Executive Director
I joined Aledade because of their commitment to helping independent primary care physicians thrive in value-based care. My favorite part of working for Aledade is the passion everyone on the team has for the mission. What makes Aledade unique is their unrelenting grit to provide actionable information to our practices to continuously improve the care of the patients we serve while assuring value to the patient as well.
Utah ACO Coordinator
Salt Lake, UT
It’s easy to go to work every day when you know you are making a difference in people’s lives. The work being done by Aledade is changing healthcare for the better. Helping patients get and stay healthy, reducing wasteful healthcare spending, and keeping independent providers, independent, is what it’s all about. The practices I work with are grateful for the support offered by Aledade. Trying to run a busy practice and navigate the healthcare system can seem overwhelming. With a dedicated Aledade support person who knows your practice inside and out, Aledade helps practices refine workflows, improve patient satisfaction, and most importantly, keeps patient healthy and at home not in a hospital.
Missouri ACO Executive Director
In healthcare today we all have two options. We can either move forward and grow OR we can move backward into “safety”. At Aledade, we have partnered with doctors who are ready to move forward, grow and promote the best quality patient care they can strive for. Our doctors are devoted to taking care of their patients by changing habits in their own practice and influencing others to do the same. We all share a single mission as we’re navigating through the waves of healthcare. Do the right thing for the patients, for the doctors and for our society.
Director of Finance
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.
Senior Data Analyst
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!
Lead ACO Coordinator
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.
VP, Strategic Partnerships
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.
Practice Transformation Specialist
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.
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?”
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!
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!
ACO Executive Director
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.
Clinical Implementation Manager
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.
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.
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.
Mississippi ACO Care Manager
New Olreans, LA
As nurses, what we really seek is the opportunity to touch a life. Aledade allows me to both touch lives AND help to make healthcare better every day. The multi-faceted team approach to improving healthcare for patients and for providers is like no other. From the very top to the very bottom of the organizational spectrum, we are all equally important as well as equally valued. Aledade encompasses individuality and diversity and promotes personal and professional growth. Each day I am amazed by the things I have and will continue to learn. I work with some of the greatest people in the world, and their enthusiasm and passion shows through each and every day.