Expertise with a Purpose

Our founders had a vision and a deep understanding of what was needed to reimagine the health care delivery system.  They understood that the fabric of our organization had to be developed by leaders who not only excelled in their own areas but who appreciated the interdependencies with other critical aspects of our Platform. They worked diligently to recruit a leadership team that reflected their vision.

Fueled by their passion and an unwillingness to compromise, they built a leadership team that is recognized as one of the best in the industry. A team that is passionate about transforming the delivery system by enabling physicians to achieve new standards of quality, efficiency, and patient experience.

Our executive team is organized around the core tenets that we believe drive better outcomes: deep partner integration through local market leadership, quality, and efficiency improved care through data analytics and insights, organic growth and engagement, addressing gaps in care, and technology that allows transformation.

At the helm of that management team is Steve Sell, a seasoned executive who spent over twenty years defining organizational culture, partnership strategies, operational processes, and investments for a pioneering health plan. Drawing from the management models he implemented at Health Net, Steve brings a deep commitment to physician partnership and the expertise to rapidly expand agilon health partnerships across the country.

I am inspired to work with a remarkable team to dramatically grow agilon’s reach, build on its substantial innovations and market contributions, and ultimately reinvigorate the delivery of care across the country.
— Steve Sell, Chief Executive Officer

He is joined on the executive team by Chief Medical & Quality Officer, Ben Kornitzer, MD. Dr. Kornitzer was inspired to join agilon health by the uniqueness of our model and our deep engagement with physicians to improve quality, efficiency, and patient experience. Something that many other systems lack. Dr. Kornitzer brings with him significant experience engaging with independent physician practices from his time leading network partnerships for a large health system in New York.

Veeral Desai guides corporate strategy, business development, new market implementation and product development. His background in value-based specialty medicine, through partnership and distributed operations management, is uniquely suited to the demands of our partnership model and platform.

It’s a platform that enables transformation of the delivery system through innovation and outcome-focused management, which makes the experience like Lisa Dombro’s so valuable. With years building organic growth, designing specialty physician networks, and developing partnerships and clinical management processes, Lisa Dombro is ideally equipped to lead agilon’s innovation and growth efforts.

Connecting and enabling all aspects of our innovative platform is our purpose-built Shared Services, proprietary technology, and robust data analytics. Joan Danieley uses her significant operational and lean operations expertise to lead our delegated services, which are uniquely embedded into our network and partnership strategies. While IT leader, and delegated services model pioneer, Bill Farry is instrumental in creating partner connectivity that supports best in class performance in care, quality, engagement and contracting.

Chris Casler, Chief Human Resources Officer, ensures our six core values of partnership and collaboration, innovation, quality and service excellence, accountability and integrity, expertise, and continuous improvement show up in everything we do. Across all teams in the company.

The agilon health corporate leadership team is rounded out by the financial management talent of Ted Halkias and Kenny Bellendir as well as the legal team led by Lyn Amor-Macaraeg.

At the core of our joint operating model, are the dedicated team of local market executives who are critical to our success. Seasoned executives who bring strategic and operational expertise coupled with local physician leadership collectively deliver on the goal of transforming the delivery system.

Executive Leadership

Like our partnership model, the way our executive leadership team works is unique. Each member of the team has expertise in their own area of the company, but they also have first-hand knowledge of the other areas of the platform that rely on them. As a result, the team is acutely dedicated to operational excellence, collaboration, and innovation — all of which drive care transformation forward.

Steve Sell

Steve Sell

Chief Executive Officer

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Kenny Bellendir

Kenny Bellendir

Markets Chief Financial Officer

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Chris Casler

Chris Casler

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Joan Danieley

 Chief Administrative Officer

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Veeral Desai

Chief Strategy and Development Officer

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Lisa Dombro

Senior Vice President, Innovation & Growth

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Bill Farry

Chief of Technology Innovation

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Ted Halkias

Chief Financial Officer

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Benjamin Kornitzer, MD

Chief Medical and Quality Officer

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Lyn Amor Macaraeg

 Vice President, Legal Services

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Ben Shaker

 Chief Markets Officer

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Our team is deeply committed to supporting our provider partners in delivering superior care to vulnerable patient populations and excelling in a risk-based payment environment.
— Veeral Desai, Chief Strategy and Development Officer

Market Leadership

The ability to tailor capabilities to fit individual markets is critical to the expansion of agilon heath’s partnership model. The local operating structure for each agilon health market reflects a dyad of business and clinical leadership. By partnering a market president with a market medical director, we ensure all decisions reflect a balance of medical and business expertise.

Central Region

Jason Swartz,

Market President

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Mary Cook, MD

Medical Director, Ohio

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Jason Swartz and Mary Cook, MD, are responsible for implementing the unique agilon health partnership model. With intimate knowledge of Ohio and physician practice partners in the market, they bring detailed local business and clinical experience to the table.

Texas

Patti Parker

Market President, Texas

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Kevin Spencer, MD

Medical Director, Texas

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With deep local market understanding, combined with extensive health care experience, Patti Parker and Kevin Spencer, MD  oversee the strategy, operations and growth for the Connected Senior Care Advantage program, the unique agilon health partnership model.

Hawaii

Scott Whiting

Market President, Hawaii

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Amy Rhine, MD

Medical Director, Hawaii

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Scott Whiting and Amy Rhine, MD, collaborate in the overall planning, strategy, and medical management of the agilon health Hawaii market.

East Region

Benjamin Kornitzer, MD

Andrew McBrien

Market President, New York/Connecticut 

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Benjamin Kornitzer, MD

Ryan Smith

Market President, North Carolina 

It’s exciting to see how everyone is so aligned around the notion of redefining the care model and how that forms a culture that embraces change and encourages meaningful disruption of the status quo.
— Ben Shaker, Chief Markets Officer

Board of Directors

Our management team is directed and supported by a board of leading healthcare industry CEOs, thought-leaders and strategic thinkers. Like us, these industry leaders believe that we can transform the care delivery system by enabling leading local providers to manage quality of care, patient experience and financial risk for their patients.

Ron Williams

Ronald A. Williams

Chairman of the Board

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Ravi Sachdev

Ravi Sachdev

Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

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Ron Kuerbitz

Steve Sell

CEO, agilon health

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Sharad Mansukani

Sharad Mansukani, MD

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Health Spring, Inc.

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William Sanger

Bill Sanger

Executive Chairman of the Board, Envision Healthcare

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Rick Schnall

Rick Schnall

Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

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Michael Smith

Michael L. Smith

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Cardinal Equity Partners

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Derek Strum

Derek Strum

Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

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William Wulf

J. William Wulf, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Central Ohio Primary Care

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