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.
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.
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 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 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, 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.
Kim Lynch is Aledade’s Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence. Kim believes change in health care happens one person and one community at a time and has served as a catalyst for change in rural hospitals, small practices, and free clinics, as well as in system, payer, state, and national roles. With that in mind, she now leads Aledade’s charge in making sure our systems, tools, and people work better together to put our company in the best position to support primary care practices across the country. Before joining Aledade, Kim lead clinical transformation efforts at the US Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of Regional Extension (REC) Programs and then Director of the Office of Programs and Engagement. She managed the $740M Health IT REC Program, working with over 145,000 primary care providers across the U.S. to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), enable delivery system reform, and most importantly, improve patient care. Kim has a B.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy from Michigan State University and an MPH from the University of Michigan.
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 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 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.
JoRel Nye is Aledade’s Senior Vice President, Technical Product Management and leads the tech product management and UX teams. These teams align technical solutions against the problems inherent in value-based care, which include making data reliable and actionable as well as designing tools and workflows optimized for a new model of primary care. JoRel has over 15 years of experience designing healthcare technology and workflow solutions and leading product management teams. Most recently JoRel worked at athenahealth as an Executive Director of Product Management. While there, she led the development and delivery of solutions across several product lines to over 85,000 healthcare providers. JoRel received her A.B. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Harvard University.
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 in less developed countries 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.
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.