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About Curana Health

Nationwide leaders of primary and post-acute care 

Curana Health is a provider-led, primary and post acute organization focused on senior living communities and senior living residents. 

We are committed to redefining and improving how health care is delivered in senior living communities to ensure residents get outstanding care and clinicians are able to practice in a highly fulfilling and rewarding environment.   

We are rapidly growing and today we work in over 600 senior living communities including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Communities, Memory Care Communities, and Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Curana Health offers opportunities for providers to form deeper connections with patients

Join a team of over 400 providers in more than 600 partner communities to build a better healthcare system for seniors.

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

Dr. Tony Gamboa, MD, MBA, CMD

President, Curana Health Medical Group

Dr. Tony Gamboa, MD, MBA, CMD

President, Curana Health Medical Group

Dr. Antonio Gamboa is Curana Health Medical Group’s president. In this position, Dr. Gamboa leads our organization on our mission to improve the health, happiness, and dignity of senior living residents. Dr. Gamboa is responsible for helping guide the direction and strategy of Curana Health, so the organization meets our goals in our transition from traditional fee-for-service to value-based care. Additionally, he serves as the key internal and external-facing leader of the Curana Health Medical Group team, and he works to help establish a proud company culture.

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Gamboa later attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. In 2001, he completed his medical school studies at the University of Texas at Galveston, then left Texas to complete his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2015, he returned to the University of Texas at Austin to complete his Executive Master of Business Administration.

In 2009, Dr. Gamboa became an established hospitalist in Texas, where he met Dr. Paula Requeijo. Together, they established our legacy company Elite Patient Care in 2010, which would later lead to the formation of Curana Health.

Dr. Gamboa is happily married to his wife Julie. Together, they are passionate about raising their three children. In his free time, Dr. Gamboa enjoys spending time with his family as they play sports, attend Austin FC games, go “glamping,” and attend music festivals. They also enjoy spending time on the beaches of South Carolina with their friends and family.

Experience
  • CEO, and Co-Founder of Elite Patient Care
  • Skilled Nursing Physician (PRN) Multiple Facilities

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Dr. Paula Requeijo, MD, CMD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. 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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Dr. Tina Shenouda, MD, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. 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.

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

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Michael Emery, FNP, MBA

Executive Vice President of Operations

Michael Emery, FNP, MBA

Executive Vice President of Operations

Michael serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations 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

Vice President of Operations

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Amy Young, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

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.  

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

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Stephanie Bell, MSN, AGACNP

Vice President of Operations

Stephanie Bell, MSN, AGACNP

Vice President of Operations

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Experience
  • Vice President Operations, Elite Patient Care
  • EmCare

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Kelly Hamilton, FNP-C

Vice President of Operations

Kelly Hamilton, FNP-C

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 western division. 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. 

Experience
  • Vice President of Clinical Operations - Elite Patient Care

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Allyson DeLaune

Allyson DeLaune, ACNP

Vice President of Operations

Allyson DeLaune

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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Dr. Val Smetka, MD

Corporate Medical Director, Eastern Division

Dr. Val Smetka, MD

Corporate Medical Director, Eastern Division

Dr. Vlastimil Smetka works as Curana Health’s Corporate Medical Director for the eastern division. 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. 

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

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Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, CMD

Corporate Medical Director, Western Division

Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, CMD

Corporate Medical Director, Western Division

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.  

Today, Dr. Cooper currently functions as Curana Health’s Corporate Medical Director for the western division, as well as Regional Medical Director for the state of Texas.  

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 playing ice hockey, snowboarding, traveling, gardening, landscaping, light carpentry, and DIY projects. 

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Administrative Leadership

Mark Price

Chief Executive Officer

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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Jeremy Dressen

President and COO of AllyAlign Health

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 Governmentwith High Distinction and Scholar of the College honorsfrom the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Jeremys 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 sons baseball team.

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  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Bright Health Group

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Chris Dawe

Chief Strategy Officer

Chris Dawe

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Chris and his team are responsible for the overall corporate strategy and growth for Curana Health, including both organic and merger/acquisition channels. Chris also oversees Curana Health’s marketing team and health policy efforts. 

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 10 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.

Experience
  • Chief Growth Officer, Evolent Care Partners
  • Policy Advisor for Healthcare, The White House, National Economic Counsel, 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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Dennis Simoneaux

Chief Product Officer

Dennis Simoneaux

Chief Product Officer

Dennis Simoneaux is a 35-year veteran of the healthcare industry. He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Provider Health Services (PHS), the first of the legacy medical groups to form Curana Health. Dennis joined Curana Health (as legacy PHS) in 2012 as the Corporate Director of Business Development and served in the role of President from 2014 to 2022. In the eight years under Dennis’ leadership, legacy PHS saw excellent business outcomes, revenue, and growth.  

Prior to joining PHS, Dennis was an Executive Director for the LHC Group and held various marketing and leadership positions with GSK over a 21-year career. Dennis has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and has also completed post-graduate studies in management at The University of New Orleans and law at Louisiana State University Law School. 

Dennis has two grown, married children, and he is anxiously awaiting grandchildren.  He enjoys beaches in the morning and evening and riding his touring motorcycle in the mountains. 

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  • President and Chief Operating Officer, Provider Health Services

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Darryl Landahl

Chief Legal Officer

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. 

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

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Cora Case, PhD, CMA

Chief Financial Officer

Cora Case, PhD, CMA

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Cora and her team are responsible for the overall procurement, accounting, and fiscal management of Curana Health, including for the Health Plan and Medical Group operations.

Before joining Curana, Cora worked for Intermountain Healthcare as the Chief Financial Officer of Ambulatory Services and the company’s primary care risk-based businesses. Prior to her time at Intermountain, Cora spent 17 years serving in various leadership roles at Renown Health in Reno, Nevada, including successive finance and operating roles supporting hospitals, medical groups, and post-acute businesses.

Cora is a graduate of Walden University, where she earned a PhD in Health Policy & Administration. She lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband.

Experience

Chief Financial Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Ambulatory Services

Chief Financial Officer, Davita Healthcare Partners in Southern Nevada

Chief Financial Officer, Renown Health multiple divisions

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Melanie Crowe, CIPP/US

Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

Melanie Crowe, CIPP/US

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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Todd Tyler

Chief Information Officer

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.

Brian Arnds

Chief People Officer

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.   

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

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Jeff O'Berry

Chief Growth Officer

Jeff O'Berry

Chief Growth Officer

Jeff O’Berry is Chief Growth Officer for Curana Health. He is responsible for development and execution of the growth strategy for Curana’s wholly owned Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans operating under the AllyAlign Health business unit. In his role, Jeff focuses on deploying strategies that fuel membership growth through relationships with senior housing providers, senior care focused clinician groups, and other strategic engagements.  

Jeff brings 30 years of healthcare business experience that spans acute, ambulatory, behavioral, human services, post-acute, and senior living care venues. Segments served include providers, payers, and employers in both public/private industry as well as government. For the past 20 years Jeff has led efforts to grow businesses that enable health systems, providers, and health insurers to maximize their clinical and financial performance under health care reform, performance-based contracting, and population health focused models.  

Previously, Jeff was Vice President for Netsmart Technologies, a privately held supplier of healthcare information technology and business services to behavioral health, human services, and post-acute care provider organizations. He led a nationwide team focused on business development and sales for areas that included home health, hospice, senior living, and skilled nursing. Prior to that, Jeff led the national accounts group for the Human Services division of the company. 

Prior to Netsmart Jeff spent six years at Optum, a global health services and technology provider that is wholly owned by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE-UNH). As Senior Vice President, he led the Managed Value & Risk Analytics business that enabled health systems, providers, and health insurers to maximize their financial and clinical performance under health care reform, performance-based contracting, and population health focused models. Prior to that, Jeff held leadership roles with Optum Analytics, Optum’s Accountable Care Solutions Group, and with OptumHealth.  

Jeff came to Optum from Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ-CERN) where he spent 11 years focused on new business start-ups and growth in emerging areas of focus including critical care, executable clinical content, computerized provider order entry, medical device interoperability, medical device manufacturing, performance improvement, and federal government business expansion.  

Jeff is a graduate of Loyola University (MD) Sellinger School of Business and Management. He resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife Louise and their four fantastic children. 

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  • Vice President, Netsmart
  • Senior Vice President, Optum
  • Vice President, Cerner Corporation

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