About Curana Health

 

Big hearts on a mighty mission 

Curana Health is on a mission to improve the health, happiness, and dignity of senior living residents. Founded in 2021, our approach includes a unique
blend of:

  • On-site physician-led care teams
  • Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs)
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Our concierge healthcare experience is proven to improve the health outcomes of residents as well as the clinical, financial, and operational health of the communities we serve.

We’re honored to work with more than 1,400 senior living communities across the country

 
Our Values
ICARE

Integrity

We communicate openly and honestly to ensure that each interaction and decision is one we are proud of.

Compassion

As stewards of our patients’ wishes, their families’ journey, and the resources we are provided, we work to deliver the type of healthcare experience we would want for our own families.

Accountability

We each take ownership in the results we deliver, exceeding expectations and helping our colleagues succeed.

Respect

We admire and respect the individuality and unique contribution of each of our patients, colleagues, and partners.

Excellence

We work every day to build a better healthcare system through relentless improvement and innovation in everything we do.

Clinical Leadership

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Paula Requeijo, MD, CMD

Chief Medical Officer

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Paula Requeijo, MD, CMD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Requeijo attended medical school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship that allowed her to study at New York Presbyterian Hospital and attend Weil Medical School in New York. She completed her residency in Austin, Texas and became board-certified in internal medicine.

She worked as a hospitalist at HCA Hospitals for 13 years. While practicing hospital medicine, Dr. Requeijo developed a passion for acute/post-acute integration with a focus on the clinical management of complex, chronically ill patients at high risk of re-admission.

In 2010, she co-founded legacy company Elite Patient Care, a multi-state post-acute and transitional care company, where she served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), co-founder, and managing partner. For the last 10 years, she worked as a Medical Director in dozens of skilled nursing facilities while actively managing a rapidly growing, specialized post-acute team of physicians and advanced care providers. Additionally, she helped develop and lead the inpatient palliative care and transitional care medicine service lines.

She sought further education by becoming a Certified Medical Director (CMD) through the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA). In addition to her board certification in internal medicine, she obtained board certification in palliative care and hospice medicine. Dr. Requeijo is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In 2021, Elite Patient Care, Provider Health Services, and AllyAlign Health came together to form Curana Health, where Dr. Requeijo serves as Chief Medical Officer. She oversees all quality outcomes for the company, including value-based care initiatives. Her focus continues to be on providing high quality and compassionate care to all senior residents across the care continuum.

In her free time, Dr. Requeijo enjoys adventure in the great outdoors, where she runs, skis, and scuba dives. She is an avid reader and traveler who is always eager to learn new things.

 

Experience

  • Chief Medical Officer, Elite Patient Care
  • Founding Partner, Altus Hospice Care

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Tina Shenouda, MD, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

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Tina Shenouda, MD, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

     Dr. Tina Shenouda works as Curana Health’s Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Shenouda is responsible for clinical governance, risk population management, and implementation of our value-based care clinical model.  Her drive for superior care was ignited by her physician parents at an early age. Her passion for improving clinical outcomes and the patient experience led her to join the Curana Health family in February of 2021.  

Dr. Shenouda studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas for her undergraduate degree. She then moved to Dublin, Ireland to study at University College Dublin, where she received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics degrees. Dr. Shenouda also attended her mother’s alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, where she earned her Master of Business Administration degree. She completed her residency in family medicine and a two-year fellowship in HIV/AIDS with the Infectious Disease department at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. 

In her spare time, Dr. Shenouda is an avid aviator having acquired her multi engine pilot rating.  As a former collegiate golfer, Dr. Shenouda enjoys all sports and travelling, especially to Europe to spend time with her family.

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  • Chief Medical Officer, ChenMed
  • Chief Medical Officer, Care Delivery Organization, Humana, Inc.

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Andrew Dahlgren, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Health Plans

Andrew Dahlgren, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Health Plans

Dr. Andrew Dahlgren serves as Curana Health Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer. In this role, he oversees several key areas, including quality, credentialing, pharmacy, and clinical programs which includes utilization management and case management. In addition, Dr. Dahlgren works with Curana Health Medical Group to ensure that communication between the plan and providers improves the overall care and experience of our members.

Dr. Dahlgren trained in family medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Michigan and a fellowship in patient quality and safety at the VHA National Center for Patient Safety, in conjunction with the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. After his medical training, Dr. Dahlgren obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Before joining Curana Health, Dr. Dahlgren spent 20 years in a clinical role where he specialized in sports medicine and student health. During this time, he built several sports medicine programs while also managing a large ancillary program for a major orthopedic practice. Realizing he wanted to have a larger impact on patient outcomes, Dr. Dahlgren left clinical practice and went on to work for the VA Medical Center as a fellow in the Quality and Safety department. He also worked as a physician surveyor for the Joint Commission. Dr. Dahlgren next worked for Humana and spent several years learning about the managed care space.

Today, Dr. Dahlgren resides in Lexington, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world, with his wife and four children. Reading, exercising, and mending fences takes up a majority of his spare time.

Experience
  • Medical Director, Humana
  • Patient Quality and Safety Fellow, US Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Physician, Sports Medicine, OrthoVirginia
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Michael Emery, FNP, MBA

Executive Vice President of Senior Living

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Michael Emery, FNP, MBA

Executive Vice President of Senior Living

Michael serves as the Executive Vice President of Senior Living at Curana Health. As such, Michael works to oversee and lead operations for the Curana Health Medical Group. He is responsible for developing and executing key performance indicators (KPIs) for Curana Health’s value-based care programs, medical provider services, and unique care delivery model. Michael leads the operations team, reaching over 20 states.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. He then worked as a registered nurse (RN), in the ICU, until he went back to continue his education at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Master of Science in Nursing and became a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Michael joined legacy company Elite Patient Care (EPC) as a nurse practitioner in a long-term care facility. At EPC, he was promoted to Director of Clinical Operations and Vice President of Operation within the span of three years. In 2020, Michael received his Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) from the University of Texas at Austin and became the Executive Vice President of Operations, which is the position he still works in today. 

Michael lives in Austin, Texas, and he is happily married with two beautiful children. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, and spending time outdoors. 

Experience
  • Executive Vice President of Operations, Elite Patient Care
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Elite Patient Care

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Amy Young, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

Senior Vice President of Operations

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Amy Young, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

Senior Vice President of Operations

Dr. Amy Young started her healthcare career in 1996 as an emergency medical technician. She quickly progressed from paramedicine to nursing. Dr. Young received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. After obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing and practicing as a family medicine nurse practitioner, she went back to finish her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

She came to legacy Elite Patient Care (EPC) after a career in private practice. Amy started at EPC as a facility-based provider in South Carolina. She has grown with the company, from Director of Clinical Operations to her current position as Curana Health’s Vice President of Operations. She is passionate about valued based medicine, developing relationships with clients and colleagues, and providing services to seniors throughout the continuum of care. 

Dr. Young enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, and her grandchild. When she has free time, Dr. Young is often in the barn with her horses where she competes in dressage. In the next three years, she hopes to have a United States Dressage Federation bronze medal. She is also an active member of Rotary International and is passionate about service over self.  

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  • Vice President Operations - East, Elite Patient Care
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Elite Patient Care

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Kelly Hamilton, FNP-C

Senior Vice President of Operations

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Kelly Hamilton, FNP-C

Senior Vice President of Operations

Kelly Hamilton is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) accredited through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas State University, where she graduated with the highest honors.  

Kelly has over nine years of experience in trauma and emergency medicine as a registered nurse, working both at Seton Medical Center Austin and Seton Medical Center Williamson from 2005 to 2015. In these positions, Kelly was a charge nurse in a Level 2 trauma center. In 2015, Kelly received her FNP and started with the legacy organization Elite Patient Care (EPC), where she quickly moved into a leadership position.  

At Curana Health, Kelly oversees clinical operations of the mid-west region. She is passionate about the geriatric community and has worked with this population since becoming a nurse practitioner. Kelly is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and Austin Advanced Practice Nurses. 

Born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful daughters. 

 

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  • Vice President of Clinical Operations - Elite Patient Care

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Stephanie Bell, MSN, AGACNP

Vice President of Operations

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Stephanie Bell, MSN, AGACNP

Vice President of Operations

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  • Vice President Operations, Elite Patient Care
  • EmCare

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Allyson DeLaune, ACNP

Vice President of Operations

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Allyson DeLaune, ACNP

Vice President of Operations

Allyson DeLaune currently serves as Vice President of Clinical Operations for Curana Health, where she is responsible for both management and growth of the southern division. Allyson also works to integrate value-based care into new and existing practices.  

Allyson received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education at Louisiana State University Shreveport, and then went on to receive her Associate of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University, where she became a certified nurse practitioner (NP).  

 Allyson started her career as a NP in a large long term care facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she later became the Director of Nursing. This helped her understand both provider and facility operations. Allyson joined Curana Heath (then legacy Provider Health Services) in 2011, where she enjoys the ability to coach providers on how to maximize and manage their practices efficiently while also maintaining a work/life balance.  

In her spare time, Allyson enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years, her children, her grandson, her dog, and her six chickens. Allyson lives on 20 acres in east Texas where she enjoys the outdoors and the pottery studio on their property, where she can be found at the potter’s wheel during her off hours. 

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  • Vice President of Clinical Operations, Provider Health Services
  • Regional Nurse Practitioner, Provider Health Services

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Tara Jones

Vice President of Operations

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Tara Jones

Vice President of Operations

Tara Jones is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner, board certified adult nurse practitioner, and board- eligible pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999 and her Master of Science in Nursing in 2001. She received a post-master’s in pediatrics from the University of South Alabama in 2003 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Samford University in 2010. 

Tara has over 13 years of experience as an ER nurse practitioner where she serviced as the first nurse practitioner hired by Russell Medical Center and the lead NP. She has served as a guest trauma lecturer for UAB’s acute care NP program and taught part time for an online NP program. She later worked spent eight years in a family practice/urgent care center prior to coming to legacy organization Provider Health Services (PHS), where she quickly moved into leadership due to her extensive experience and knowledge of ISNP plans. 

At Curana Health, Tara oversees clinical operations for the south division. She has a love for geriatric medicine and enjoys sharing her work knowledge and experience with future leaders of the company. Tara was born in Alabama, raised on the Florida coast, and returned to Alabama in 1997. She enjoys college football, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children 

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Val Smetka, MD

National Director, Locum Tenens

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Val Smetka, MD

National Director, Locum Tenens

Dr. Vlastimil Smetka works as Curana Health’s National Director, Locum Tenens. Dr. Smetka graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physical Chemistry, then went on to medical school at the University of Sint Eustatius in the Netherland Antilles. He then completed a PGY1 residency year at AnMed and a rural family medicine residency at Seneca Lakes in South Carolina. 

Previously, Dr. Smetka worked for Apogee Physicians as a program director for a hospitalist program and for Sound Physicians as the RMD for value-based care. His current role at Curana Health includes overseeing medical providers in the eastern division, which includes performance, quality metrics, and value-based programs. 

Dr. Smetka enjoys back country skiing and cooking for his partner and three dogs. He is also a licensed skydiver and pilot, and he likes sailing in his free time. Dr. Smetka appreciates the quiet time he finds while mowing his yard. 

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  • Regional Medical Director, Sound Physicians
  • Assistant Medical Director, Amedisys
  • Program Director, Apogee Physicians

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Brian Cooper, DO, CMD

Regional Medical Director, South Region

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Brian Cooper, DO, CMD

Regional Medical Director, South Region

Originally from the greater Detroit area, Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, began his journey into the medical field by earning his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan. He then went on to receive his medical degree with the highest honors from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. His doctorate studies concluded by completing his residency in internal medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital and the VA systems in Phoenix, Arizona, prior to moving to Austin, Texas.  

Since 2009, he has practiced as a hospitalist and nocturnist in multiple hospital systems, as well as post-acute facilities, including long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), rehabs, and skilled nursing facilities. He has served as either the Local/Regional Medical Director or Local/Regional Program Director in every setting for the legacy organization Elite Patient Care (EPC), leading the launch of multiple new markets.  

Dr. Cooper is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) as a Certified Medical Director (post-acute). 

At Curana Health, Dr. Cooper has devoted considerable time and effort to improving the quality of care at all his associated facilities, including but not limited to antibiotic stewardship and quality control and improvement. He also trained and led a 24/7 in-house acute care nurse practitioner program and served as part of the clinical teaching faculty for Texas A&M Medical School.  

In his free time, Dr. Cooper enjoys ice hockey, snowboarding, traveling, gardening, landscaping, light carpentry, and DIY projects. 

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Shirlene Moten, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Regional Medical Director, Northeast Division

Shirlene Moten, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Regional Medical Director, Northeast Division

Dr. Shirlene Moten serves Curana Health’s Regional Medical Director, Northeast Division. She attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Family Practice in Verona.

She then went to UPMC St Margaret's Memorial Hospital where she completed a fellowship in academic family medicine. While there, she obtained her master's degree in public health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Upon completion, she stayed on as one of five residency program directors and developed the Department of Community Medicine, which oversaw community medicine rotations for the interns and residents, and cared for the most vulnerable populations in Pittsburgh.

Her background also includes serving as a CEO and medical director over a traditional family medicine practice for more than 20 years. She subsequently moved back to New Jersey, where she served as the medical director for a large multi-specialty practice, and later returned to UPMC as regional medical director over a large primary care group.

With a passion for value-based care, Dr. Moten is passionate about Curana Health’s mission to improve the health, happiness, and dignity of senior living residents.

 

Experience

  • Regional Medical Director, UPMC Central PA
  • CEO and Medical Director, Cape Regional Physicians Associates
  • Residency Program Director, UPMC

Mauricio Pinto, MD, MBA, FACHE, FHM, SFHM, CPE

Regional Medical Director, West Division

Mauricio Pinto, MD, MBA, FACHE, FHM, SFHM, CPE

Regional Medical Director, West Division

Dr. Pinto serves as Regional Medical Director, West Division. Prior to joining Curana Health, he was the Chief Medical Officer for HCA Healthcare, where he achieved exceptional success in quality and patient safety, leading to a LeapFrog Safety Grade A.

Dr. Pinto’s background also includes serving as Facility Medical Director and Chairman of the Medicine Department for St David’s Round Rock Medical Center, where he directed the first TeamHealth Hospitalist Program in the Austin metro area. He also served as the post-acute care facility director for EPC skilled nursing care facilities during that time. In addition, he served as the Kindred Hospice Medical Director for Austin and Georgetown, and founded Vital Care, a network of primary care/urgent care and free-standing emergency rooms.

Prior to working and standing up the TeamHealth Hospitalist presence in Austin, TX, Dr. Pinto led a variety of hospitalist programs at a director level in West Texas, including InCompass Health and Procare Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Pinto is a graduate of Nuestra Senora de La Paz Facultad de Medicine in Bolivia. He graduated in 2009 from Lenox Hill Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Training Internship in New York, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s Family and Community Residency Program in 2012, and the same program’s Hospital Medicine Fellowship in 2013. Dr. Pinto was granted a full scholarship and completed a Physician Executive MBA (PE-MBA) through the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business in 2021.

Dr. Pinto is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SFHM), and a certified physician executive (CPE).

In his spare time, Dr. Pinto enjoys golf, tennis, travel, and spending time with his family.

 

Experience

  • Chief Medical Officer, HCA Houston Healthcare
  • Partner/Medical Director, Vital Care Family Medicine
  • Hospice Medical Director, Kindred Hospice
  • Post-Acute Medical Director, Elite Patient Care

Brian Whyms, DO

Regional Medical Director, Midwest Division

Brian Whyms, DO

Regional Medical Director, Midwest Division

Dr. Whyms works as the Regional Medical Director for the Midwest with Curana Health.

He grew up in Milwaukee, has family in Minnesota and Illinois, and learned and worked in Iowa for his medical career.

He started his career as a hospitalist in Des Moines and saw the need for greater physician presence in the post-acute setting. He joined Curana in the early stages of growth in Iowa and has led rapid expansion in Iowa and into neighboring states. He has been the medical director for over 27 facilities and is now able to engage in growth, development, and training across 11 states in the Midwest.

Dr Brian Whyms is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also the President of the Iowa Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

As a former collegiate rower for the University of Wisconsin, he enjoys all physical activity and being outdoors. He owns and maintains a small forest preserve in Iowa and enjoys meeting the communities Curana impacts on his travels.

Greg Bugaj, MD

Regional Medical Director, Southeast Region

Greg Bugaj, MD

Regional Medical Director, Southeast Region

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Dr. Bugaj graduated from the University of Rochester and attended medical school at the State University of New York. He completed residency in internal medicine with a geriatric fellowship at the University of California, San Fransisco.

Upon moving to Raleigh, North Carolina he worked for Duke Health for five years and later joined Physicians Eldercare. Through his time with Physicians Eldercare, he served as a leader with clinician education, HCC training and education, billing and coding, and the ACO committee. He also served as a medical director for multiple nursing facilities and a North Carolina PACE program. He is passionate about innovative health care systems and solutions which may improve the quality of care for seniors.

Dr. Bugaj and his wife have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and playing sports. He has also served as an assistant volunteer coach for both soccer and football.

Joy Delpilar, RN, BSN

Vice President, Clinical Programs

Joy Delpilar, RN, BSN

Vice President, Clinical Programs

As the Vice President of Clinical Programs, Joy Delpilar oversees quality, risk adjustment, and case management for Curana Health’s Medical Group. Her responsibilities include developing the unique care delivery model supporting our patients and providers.

Joy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the Philippines. She began her nursing career caring for the senior population as the Director of Nursing for a large long-term care operator.

Prior to joining Curana Health, Joy worked for Molina Healthcare of Texas as the Vice President of Healthcare Services where she implemented Molina’s Nursing Facility Medicaid Service Coordination team and managed their Medicare and Marketplace care teams.

Joy lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and four kids. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding and reading.

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  • Vice President of Healthcare Services, Molina Healthcare
  • Regional Clinical Director, Legend Healthcare
  • Director of Nursing, Sava Senior Care

Administrative Leadership

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Mark Price

Chief Executive Officer

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Mark Price

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is passionate about Curana Health’s mission to improve the health, happiness, and dignity of senior living residents, and he is honored to be able to work with and learn from all the talented and mission driven Curana Health associates that are working to make this mission happen every day.Mark believes the fundamental role of the executive team is to ensure all Curana Health associates around the country are set up for success.He spends his days focused on ensuring Curana Health associates have the tools, resources, support, data, and direction they need to provide great service to senior living residents. 

Mark has significant experience in senior leadership roles for healthcare organizations focused on value-based-care.  Prior to helping to create Curana Health, Mark was Market President at Intermountain Healthcare covering the Nevada region.  He previously held senior leadership roles at DaVita HealthCare Partners, ChenMed, and Bain & Company.  Mark has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering from Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering) and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  Mark lives in Houston with his wife and three kids. 

 

Experience

  • Market President, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Market President, DaVita Medical Group
  • Vice President, Managing Director, ChenMed

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Chris Dawe

President Curana Health Medical Group

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Chris Dawe

President Curana Health Medical Group

As President of Curana Health Medical Group, Chris oversees a national team of providers and health care professionals serving older adults in more than 1,000 senior living communities. Chris also leads Curana Health’s unique value-based care, outcomes-driven model to ensure proactive, coordinated, and preventative care for a disproportionately vulnerable, high-risk population.

Before joining Curana, Chris served in several leadership roles at Evolent Health including co-founder and Chief Growth Officer for Evolent Care Partners, the company’s primary care risk business. Prior to his time at Evolent, Chris spent ten years working in health policy in Washington, DC, including at the Senate Finance Committee, the Office of Health Reform in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Economic Council at the White House.

Chris is a graduate of Bowdoin College and lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two daughters.

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  • Chief Growth Officer, Evolent Care Partners
  • Policy Advisor for Healthcare, The White House, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the President
  • Director of Delivery System Reform, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Board Member, National Coalition on Healthcare
  • Board Member, Health Transformation Task Force

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Jeremy Dressen

President and COO of AllyAlign Health

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Jeremy Dressen

President and COO of AllyAlign Health

Jeremy's extensive healthcare leadership experience spans multiple business lines, products, and geographies. He is passionate about value-based care and serving special needs populations. He brings a deep understanding of operations, product design, healthcare policy, and clinical strategy and has worked with numerous government agencies on program design throughout his career.

Jeremy attained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Government with High Distinction and Scholar of the College honors from the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Jeremy's career began as a mediator and investigator at the Minnesota Attorney Generals Office while also working as a Program Coordinator at New Challenges, INC., an organization that provided personal care and community housing for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Jeremy previously served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations at Bright Health Group, Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Health Initiatives QualChoice Medicare Advantage Plans, and National Clinical Strategy Director for Medicaid Plans at UnitedHealth Group.

Starting at UnitedHealth Group as a compliance manager, Jeremy progressed through various roles before becoming a national-level director and market COO. He has led teams through periods of explosive growth, IPOs, M&A, and business transformation. An outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, fishing, and lake activities, Jeremy loves spending time with his active family, including enthusiastically coaching his young son's baseball team.

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  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Bright Health Group

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Nate Aumock, PhD, MSCEP

Chief Population Health Officer

Nate Aumock, PhD, MSCEP

Chief Population Health Officer

As Chief Population Health Officer, Nate is responsible for defining the clinical care model Curana Health deploys to support front-line clinicians in providing great care and improving patient outcomes. His responsibilities include identifying and implementing value-based programs and partnerships to enable Curana to share in the value created from these improved outcomes. Nate and his team oversee our Medicare Shared Savings Program MSSP and High Needs Reach ACO, with Nate serving as the chairperson of the MSSP participant EPC ACO, LLC. 

Prior to joining Curana Health, Nate held several roles at Landmark Health where he led the growth and payor account management teams responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and managing value-based contracts. He previously worked on the national contracting team at Healthcare Partners/DaVita Medical Group, a global risk bearing, fully capitated and delegated medical group.

Nate holds a PhD and MSCEP in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in chemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Nate lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Experience

  • SVP, Growth at Landmark Health
  • VP, Partner Success at Landmark Health
  • Director of Special Projects, Contracting at Healthcare Partners
  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Craig DePriester

Chief Operating Officer

Craig DePriester

Chief Operating Officer

Craig aspires to impact patient lives through value-based care, identifying population health focused opportunities that improve the quality of care while also driving affordability. As Chief Operating Officer of Curana Health Medical Group, his role is support a diverse team of providers caring for seniors nationwide as they strive to improve the health, happiness, and dignity of senior living residents.

Before joining Curana, Craig held several leadership roles within Optum and DaVita Medical Group, most recently leading operations for the value-based care medical group within Los Angeles County. He also held leadership roles with the growth, hospitalist, and high-risk teams. Prior to DaVita Medical Group, Craig worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company, specializing in enterprise transformations, change management, and strategic decision-making.

Craig received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and his BA from Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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  • SVP, Operations, Optum California
  • Senior Director, Inpatient and High Risk Programs, HealthCare Partners / DaVita Medical Group
  • Management Consultant, Bain and Company
  • Board of Directors, Kidney Cancer Association

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Lily Huang

Chief Financial Officer

Lily Huang

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Lily and her team are responsible for financial operations, strategy, and accounting for Curana Health’s medical group and health plan operations.

Before joining Curana Health, Lily was a Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where she oversaw healthcare services and technology investments. Her background also includes serving on the boards of Curana Health, Elion, Vori Health, Aetion, Belong Health, Everside Health, Strive Health, and TriValence.

Prior to NEA, Lily was a member of TPG Captial’s North America Buyouts Group, where she focused on private equity transactions across health care services, biopharma, and other industries.

Lily was named a Rising Star by the Venture Capital Journal and was featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 List. She graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School with a BS in business and the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in biology.

 
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  • Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Private Equity, TPG Capital
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Melanie Crowe, CIPP/US, CHC

Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

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Melanie Crowe, CIPP/US, CHC

Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

As Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Melanie and her team are responsible for compliance, ethics, and data privacy for all operating divisions of Curana Health. Melanie believes compliance is a competitive differentiator and is working with her team to support Curana Health’s mission with excellence. She comes to compliance from the legal world and brings a unique understanding of the risks and opportunities facing highly regulated entities.

Melanie has extensive experience in healthcare law, compliance, and privacy, having served for over a decade as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and HIPAA Privacy Officer for LogistiCare Solutions, LLC, the leading non-emergency transportation broker serving Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans in the United States. She also provided legal services to Prudential’s privacy law department and Veyo, another non-emergency transportation broker. Melanie received her law degree from the University of Georgia and has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology (also known as Georgia Tech). Melanie lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter, and she cheers for Georgia Tech.

 

Experience

  • Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, HIPAA Privacy Officer, LogistiCare Solutions, LLC
  • Senior Associate, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (now Eversheds Sutherland)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable John F. Nangle, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
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Conor McCaw

Chief Growth Officer

Conor McCaw

Chief Growth Officer

As Chief Growth Officer, Conor McCaw is responsible for the strategic growth and national expansion of Curana Health. This includes leading business development and strategic partnerships for our medical group and Medicare Advantage plans. He also oversees marketing and business analytics.

Prior to joining Curana Health, Conor served as Vice President of Business Development at Privia Health (NASDAQ: PRVA), a national medical group and physician enablement company, where he drove the organization’s strategic partnership efforts and joint-venture development work with primary care organizations. His background also includes serving as the Vice President of Growth at Evolent Health (NSYE: EVH), where he was responsible for establishing value-based care partnerships with primary care networks, health systems, and accountable care organizations.

Earlier in his career, Conor was a healthcare management consultant at Kaufman Hall and Associates and worked in finance at NYU Langone Health.

Conor received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College. He currently resides in Orlando with his wife and daughter.

Experience
  • Vice President, Business Development, Privia Health
  • Vice President, Growth, Evolent Health
  • Assistant Vice President, Kaufman Hall
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Todd Tyler

Chief Information Officer

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Todd Tyler

Chief Information Officer

Todd Tyler is Curana Health’s Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is accountable for the enterprise's information technology platforms, that support our medical group and health plans. Todd is focused on maintaining an aligned and integrated strategic approach for all solutions and services. He leads a team that manages all IT critical functions, including security, operational support, the program management office, architecture, development and integration, clinical and business application services, and enterprise reporting and analytics.

Todd attended Oregon State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Business Option in Information Technology, minoring in pre-law.

Prior to joining Curana Health, Todd served at Optum Care, part of United Health Group, for three years, where he led national strategic plan development, operations, and vendor management for Optum’s EMR and PM footprint, serving over 50,000 providers in the ambulatory space. In this position, he aligned integration strategy with internal product development efforts for value-based care, medical management, referrals, patient and provider portals, and clinical decision support. Before working at Optum, he spent 10 years with DaVita where he led IT for their Laboratory Division, serving patients on dialysis.  Also, as part of his tenure at DaVita, he led the Clinical IT Strategy and Operations for their acquired medical groups.  Prior to DaVita, Todd held various roles with QuadraMed Corporation for 10 years, serving patients in acute hospital settings, which included professional services, software development, integration, IT operations, and support.

Todd currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Christy and daughters Serena and Arianna. His son Kendrik lives in Oregon. He enjoys the outdoor activities Denver has to offer, with golf being at the top of his list.

 

Experience

  • National Strategic Plan Development: Optum Care United Health Group
  • Clinical IT Strategy and Operations: DaVita
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Darryl Landahl

Chief Legal Officer

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Darryl Landahl

Chief Legal Officer

Darryl Landahl is the Chief Legal Officer for Curana Health and oversees all legal services provided to the company and its operating divisions, including Curana Health Medical Group and AllyAlign Health. Darryl has dedicated his entire legal career to healthcare, bringing more than 20 years of legal experience to Curana Health. He has represented health care providers and health plans as both in-house and outside counsel, with a deep focus on value-based care delivery and reimbursement.

Darryl applies his diverse knowledge and background to Curana Health’s medical group and health plan platforms, and he helps guide the company’s efforts to transition the care provided to senior facility residents from a fee for service model to value-based care.  

Darryl is a “Double Devil,” having obtained his B.S. Justice Studies from Arizona State University and his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State. He is married to Katie, and they share three amazing children that inspire him every day. 

Experience
  • Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Vice President, Associate General Counsel, DaVita Medical Group
  • Vice President, Executive Counsel, Health Net

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Brian Arnds

Chief People Officer

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Brian Arnds

Chief People Officer

Brian is the Chief People Officer for Curana Health. In this role, he directs all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition and development, employee relations, associate engagement, culture change, benefits, compensation, and payroll, with key areas of expertise in operations, sales, marketing, communications, and negotiations. 

Brian is a highly accomplished, results-driven C-suite executive with more than 25 years of success in the healthcare, fintech, and hospitality industries. He is well versed in organic acquisition, growth, turnarounds, cost efficiencies, change management, organizational development, beta testing (new business growth mode), and product development.  

Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management. He attained a Certificate on Global Enterprise Management from the University of Oxford, Kellogg College, as well as a Certificate on European Union Business from the University of Antwerp. 

Prior to joining the Curana Health team, Brian worked for U.S. HealthWorks, the nation’s largest privately held provider of occupational healthcare services. He led all aspects of human resources—with a strong focus on cultural change, strategy, and employee engagement—and was a member of their executive team. Brain also worked as the HR director for Reid Plastics, Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of their human resource services. 

Brian lives in Franklin, Tennessee. In his free time, Brian loves traveling and is a certified scuba diver.   

Experience
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, PhyNet Dermatology
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, U.S. HealthWorks

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