Our Team
Our Team is the heart of aledade

Aledade’s executive team has been on the forefront of health care policy and technology innovation for over two decades, bringing real-world expertise and insider perspectives 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 healthcare 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
President

Co-founder and President, 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 Services’ 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.

Ilona Cohen
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.

Sean Cavanaugh
Chief Policy Officer & Chief Commercial Officer

Sean Cavanaugh is Aledade’s Chief Policy Officer and Chief Commercial 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.

Emily Maxson
Chief Medical Officer

Emily Maxson, MD is Aledade’s Chief Medical Officer. An internist and primary care doctor, she oversees Aledade’s practice and physician engagement and clinical strategy as it relates to core product development and value-based care innovation. 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.

Brady Richards
Chief Technology Officer

Brady Richards is Aledade’s Chief Technology Officer, and leads a team of engineers, analysts, and operations specialists. Together, they create Aledade’s cutting-edge technology platform, which includes intuitive workflows for patient engagement, EHR data analysis and day-of-visit insight, giving primary care doctors new visibility into the health–and care–of their patients.

Brady has over 15 years of experience building software and leading engineering teams. Most recently Brady worked at Devoted Health as a Vice President of Software Engineering. Previously, he was the Chief Software Architect and lead Vice President of Engineering at athenahealth, where he led the development and delivery of software across several product lines to over 85,000 healthcare providers. Brady received his A.B. with Honors in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Ahmed Haque
Chief Performance Officer

Ahmed Haque heads our Network Performance and Strategy efforts at Aledade. In this role, Ahmed is responsible for overall performance and shared savings revenue across Aledade’s network of ACOs. Ahmed has over 15 years of experience in healthcare solving problems related to quality, cost, and technology. Prior to joining Aledade, Ahmed was with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where he led strategic initiatives to advance national adoption of interoperable health IT as well as programs to support delivery system reform in states and communities. Additionally, Ahmed advised various care delivery and payment models on quality measures, program design, and transformation. Prior to joining HHS, Ahmed was with the National Quality Forum and the American Hospital Association where he served in various roles impacting ambulatory and hospital-based health care providers. He attended DePaul University and Northwestern University.

 

Dan Bowles
Chief Growth Officer

Dan leads the Growth & Network Operations team at Aledade. Prior to assuming this role, Dan led the formation and success of physician-led ACOs across numerous states. He has more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare and finance industries, holding multiple roles across corporate strategy, healthcare policy, and health IT services. Dan holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science from Randolph-Macon College and Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees from Harvard University.

Nick Kinkaid
Chief Product Officer

Nick is Aledade’s Chief Product Officer, drawn to value-based healthcare as one of the most important areas where product development impacts human life. Prior to Aledade, Nick built digital products from incubation to scale for Tesla, Google, Walmart, and Best Buy, most notably Tesla’s direct-to-consumer online sales and delivery experience. Nick received his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

John Doyle
Chief Financial Officer

John Doyle is Aledade’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously, John was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Castlight Health, a publicly-held healthcare technology company, which he joined in 2012 as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Castlight, John spent more than 20 years primarily in the biotechnology industry where he had most recently been the Chief Operating Officer and then a member of the board of directors at Achaogen, a publicly-held firm focused on the development of life-saving antibiotics. John holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He serves on the board of directors of AltruBio and is a member of the 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Aaron McKethan
General Manager of New Ventures

Aaron McKethan is General Manager of Aledade’s New Ventures unit, which builds and oversees new business lines aligned with Aledade’s core mission. His prior roles in state and federal government, academia, and industry have centered on population health. Prior to joining Aledade, Aaron co-founded and led two healthcare data science and technology companies (NoviSci and RxAnte). Aaron holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also received his undergraduate degree. He is an adjunct professor in population health at the Duke School of Medicine and Senior Policy Fellow at the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. He also serves on several non-profit boards, including the Samaritan Health Center in Durham, NC.

More Key Members of Our Executive Leadership Team

In addition to our C-Suite leaders, our executive leadership team is comprised of other senior leaders across Aledade's departments. 

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Travis Broome
Senior Vice President for Policy and Economics

Travis Broome is Aledade's Senior Vice President for Policy and Economics. He leads a team of policy analysts working to perfect how value in health care is measured and shared, while creating a sustainable future for independent primary care.  

Travis has spent his career aligning financial incentives in health care to keep people healthier. Before joining Aledade, Travis worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as the Regional Operations Manager overseeing all Part A and B programs in HHS Region VI in Dallas, Texas. Joining CMS as a Presidential Management Fellow, Travis wrote the first regulations of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive program, and led quality improvement initiatives for the Dallas Office for Survey and Certification. Prior to CMS, Travis developed public health research infrastructure internationally including Pakistan, Uganda, and Ukraine with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Travis has a B.A. in Health Administration from Auburn University and an MPH and MBA from UAB.

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Sarah Chasson
Deputy General Counsel, Senior Vice President for Compliance

Sarah Chasson serves as Aledade’s Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Compliance, where she provides strategic guidance across a range of products and supports our privacy, regulatory, litigation and employment functions as well as developing and implementing a robust compliance program. Prior to joining Aledade, Sarah was a Director in the Washington DC office at the Mintz Group, focused on criminal defense, complex civil litigation and internal investigations. She also was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, responsible for directing grand-jury investigations, interviewing witnesses, securing indictments, and trying cases to verdict in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia as well as the District of Columbia Superior Court. Sarah obtained her B.A. from Columbia University and J.D. from New York University. 

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Jessica Gladden
Senior Vice President of People, Strategy, and Operations

Jessica Gladden is Aledade’s Senior Vice President of People, Strategy, and Operations. Jessica joined Aledade to return to a mission-driven organization and be part of a company that is making a positive impact in healthcare. Prior to joining Aledade, Jessica served as Vice President of Human Resources at Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), where she led efforts in the areas of talent acquisition & retention, performance and compensation management, training & engagement, and diversity & inclusion initiatives. Prior to APT, she was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Georgetown University Hospital. Jessica received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.S. in Organizational Development & Strategic Human Resources from the Johns Hopkins University. 

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Toby Shum
Senior Vice President of Finance

Toby Shum is Aledade’s Senior Vice President, Finance.  Toby has over 20 years of finance, investment and corporate development experience. Prior to Aledade, Toby was at Fenway Summer, a Fintech investment and advisory firm. Prior to Fenway Summer, Toby spent 17 years at Capital One in product, credit and data analytics positions across different businesses in the US and internationally. Toby’s tenure at Capital One also included 9 years in corporate development, where he led strategic bank and specialty finance acquisitions. Toby graduated with First Class Joint Honors in Economics and Finance from McGill University. 

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Doug Street
Chief of Staff

Doug Streat is Aledade’s Chief of Staff. Doug joined Aledade because of a deeply held belief that the financial alignment central to Aledade’s business model can be a powerful force for change. In his role at Aledade, Doug is engaged in a broad portfolio of business operations and business strategy responsibilities including strategic planning, governance, and executive team operations, as well as partnering with other executives on investor relations, people strategy, and communications and media relations. In prior work at Aledade, Doug led product efforts for Aledade’s ACO Management software module. Before Aledade, Doug worked in clinical trial operations, as both an administrator and trial research coordinator. Doug earned a B.S. in psychology from Yale College and an M.P.H. concentrated in healthcare management from the Yale School of Public Health.

Regional Medical Directors

Aledade is also supported by a group of Regional Medical Directors. These talented physicians have been at the forefront of healthcare for over two decades and bring real-world expertise and insider perspectives for primary care practices in Aledade ACOs.