Leadership Team

Healthmap Solutions (Healthmap) is led by proven senior executives, with valuable guidance from our Board of Directors, who are respected healthcare industry leaders. We represent a unique blend of health plan, specialty healthcare, population health expertise, technology and data analytics experts, and clinical professionals with a proven track record of delivering innovative and results-driven solutions for clients.

Executive Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Eric Reimer

Eric Reimer

Chief Executive Officer and
Co-chairman of the Board

Joe Vattamattam

Joe Vattamattam

Co-founder, President, and Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Wall

Andrew Wall

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Tom Gaffney

Tom Gaffney

Chief Growth Officer

Mark Sprague

Mark Sprague

Chief Financial Officer

Alison Gilligan

Alison Gilligan

Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions

Richard Popiel, MD

Richard Popiel, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Elizabeth Prence

Dr. Elizabeth Prence

Co-founder and Chief Clinical Quality Officer

Howard Shaps, MD

Howard Shaps, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Ashley Amar

Ashley Amar

Chief Compliance Officer

Ethan Chernin

Ethan Chernin

Senior Vice President, Population Health and Provider Services

Stephanie Rich

Stephanie Rich

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

Eric Reimer

Eric Reimer

Chief Executive Officer and
Co-chairman of the Board

Eric has over 30 years of healthcare services experience and leadership, focused on growing payer service and provider companies. Prior to joining Healthmap, Eric was an operating partner at private equity firm Water Street. He serves as a director of ELAP Services, and is the Co-chairman of the Board of Healthmap Solutions.

As the former Chief Executive Officer of CareCentrix, the leader in home health benefits management, Eric broadened the management team and introduced innovative product offerings leading to a tripling of company revenues. Previously at Magellan Health Services, he led the Health Plan West Behavioral division serving 15 Blues plans; was Chief Growth Officer responsible for sales, strategy, and acquisitions; and Chief Executive Officer of National Imaging Associates (NIA), where he led the division through 800% revenue growth over two years.

He previously served as Chairman of Unified Women’s Care, and OBHospitalist Group, and served on the Board of Directors of Beacon Options through their successful transactions. Eric received his bachelor's degree from Washington University and a master's in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Joe Vattamattam

Joe Vattamattam

Co-founder, President, and Chief Financial Officer

Joe is responsible for leading the organization to align the company’s innovative product offerings with its value proposition, culminating in high-performing risk-bearing products. As a co-founder of Healthmap, he set the strategic vision in place, leading its growth from an early-stage company to a national market leader in kidney health management.

Joe has broad and deep experience developing, underwriting, pricing, and managing value-creating healthcare programs across multiple niches within healthcare. Joe was critical to driving organic growth, product development, acquisitions, and business process improvement during his tenure as Vice President Medical Economics at CareCentrix, and as Director, Health Services at WellCare Health Plans.

Prior to WellCare, Joe was an investment banker at Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia Securities), where he provided capital market and mergers and acquisitions advisory services to organizations in the IT Services sector.

Joe serves as a director on the board of Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance (NYSE: HRTG). He earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Florida and his master’s in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Andrew Wall

Andrew Wall

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Andrew leads a team to drive product strategy and address new market opportunities. As a co-founder of Healthmap, his leadership, creativity, and innovative approach to problem-solving have helped the company grow from an early-stage company to a national market leader in kidney health management. Andrew brings a blend of valuable experience to Healthmap, having served as a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, run growth businesses, built organizations, and developed senior leaders throughout his career. Andrew drives value through innovative technology-enabled products and services, helping payers, providers, and self-insured companies manage quality and costs while ensuring their populations receive the best healthcare outcomes.

Andrew has years of diverse healthcare and technology industry experience with McKesson, Medtronic, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte Consulting, and Workday, where he created innovative value-based models and technology solutions for health plans, hospital systems, and providers, including a first-of-its-kind health information exchange.

Andrew serves on the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Mercury Specialty Network and serves as a subject-matter expert for CMS / CMMI. Andrew holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Florida State University.

Tom Gaffney

Tom Gaffney

Chief Growth Officer

Tom oversees the company’s growth expansion strategy, client relationships, and sales and marketing. He aligns the company’s extensive strengths and internal resources to bring the most effective low-cost, high-quality programs to patients living with kidney disease; supports providers in practicing best-in-class, lower-cost medicine; and reduces spend and trend for payers.

Tom is a nationally recognized healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience building and leading organizations that change traditional methods of high-cost, lower-quality healthcare services. An industry trailblazer, in 2006 Tom founded Sleep Management Solutions (SMS), the first Sleep Benefits Management (SBM) company in the country creating the industry’s first SBM healthcare space. Before joining Healthmap Solutions, he was the Chief Customer Officer at CareCentrix, where he managed the company’s client portfolio and Account Management functions.

Mark Sprague

Mark Sprague

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a senior healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience. As Chief Financial Officer of Healthmap, he is responsible for providing financial management across all aspects of the company and oversight of the Finance organization.

Most recently, Mark was Chief Financial Officer of a $2B Healthcare division at Magellan. In this role, he provided strategic financial leadership of the Behavioral, Specialty Health, Employer, and Federal lines of business, serving over 50 million members. He has also held executive roles in the Pricing and Underwriting and Corporate Development organizations while at Magellan. Prior to Magellan, Mark was the Head of Actuarial and Underwriting for Aetna International.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut.

Alison Gilligan

Alison Gilligan

Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions

Alison is a senior health-care executive with more than 30 years of experience. Most recently she was Chief Legal and Strategic Solutions Officer at CareCentrix, a post-acute and complex chronic care management company. In her role at CareCentrix, Alison managed all legal matters, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, provider network strategy, competitive intelligence, and corporate strategy.

Prior to CareCentrix, Alison held senior leadership positions with Patient Care, a large regional homecare company; L.E.K. Consulting, an international strategy consulting firm; and Mariner Health Group, Inc., a publicly traded company operating sub-acute care facilities and ancillary service providers nationally. Alison began her career at the law firm Wiggin & Dana as a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney specializing in the health care area.

Alison holds a Law degree from George Washington National Law Center, where she was an editor on the law review. She received both her master’s degree in Business Administration and bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.

Richard Popiel, MD

Richard Popiel, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Richard Popiel is a board-certified internal medicine physician and healthcare executive with over 26 years of experience leading patient-centric healthcare organizations. Throughout his career, he has used his medical and business expertise to help individuals navigate the complexities of the healthcare system while ensuring the cost of healthcare remains affordable to consumers. He is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Xploration Health, LLC, and a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co.

Richard is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cambia Health Solutions, a Portland-based healthcare solutions company working to create a person-focused and economically sustainable healthcare system. Prior to joining Cambia, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a Horizon BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of New Jersey company. Before that, he served as Horizon BCBS of New Jersey’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and as Vice President and Senior Medical Director for The Permanente Company, a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente.

Richard serves on the Boards/Advisory Boards of several healthcare organizations, including CareCentrix, Medecision, BioiQ, Tabula Rasa Healthcare, and Pager, all trailblazers in using technology and predictive analytics to seamlessly connect patients to the right care at the right time in the right place. He is also a member of the Board of The George Washington University Medical Associates, one of the largest medical groups in the District of Columbia. Richard is a graduate of The George Washington University Medical School and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Dr. Elizabeth Prence

Dr. Elizabeth Prence

Co-founder and Chief Clinical Quality Officer

Liz oversees and supports the clinical validity of Healthmap’s products. She also guides the activities of Healthmap’s Scientific Advisory Board in the development of clinical algorithms, such as those applicable to the identification and treatment of chronically ill patients. Additionally, Liz applies her industry expertise in the areas of laboratory medicine, medical coding, translation of professional guidelines to practical implementation, quality assurance, and HIPAA compliance.

Liz brings a broad, unique perspective to the company with over 40 years of experience in health care, most of which was focused on laboratory medicine. She is board-certified in both genetics and clinical chemistry, is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and her experience spans commercial, academic, and nonprofit settings. She has held a variety of roles in which she led the efforts of large, cross-functional groups to drive organic growth through provision of high-quality care. Her commercial experience includes over 11 years at Quest Diagnostics, and her academic experience includes faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brandeis University, and the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.

Howard Shaps, MD

Howard Shaps, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Howard Shaps oversees the clinical operations team, supporting day-to-day processes, as well as building the operational strategy for the company. In this role, Howard leads the provider and member services team to deliver improved outcomes for people living with kidney disease.

Howard is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with more than 15 years of healthcare management experience. Additionally, he has extensive experience leading Quality, Care Management and Utilization Management teams. Most recently he was Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Centene Corporation, where he had direct oversight of medical management and supported the policy, vendor management, and clinical strategy teams. Prior to joining Centene, he was Deputy Chief Medical Officer for WellCare Health Plans, responsible for medical management, policy, and value-based care programs. Howard earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, his Doctor of Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine, and his MBA, with distinction, from the University of Louisville College of Business. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Ashley Amar

Ashley Amar

Chief Compliance Officer

Ashley is responsible for Healthmap’s compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. She ensures that the Board of Directors, management, and employees follow policies and procedures, and our behavior meets the standards within the Code of Conduct. Her ability to develop, implement and administer a robust compliance program enables Healthmap to provide excellent service within the law.

Ashley specializes in healthcare law and has worked at both hospitals and other service providers. Ashley has expertise in healthcare regulatory law, business law and human resources. She has resolved matters with the Office of Civil Rights, Office of Inspector General, FDA and state regulating boards. Her experience handling Joint Commission Accreditations, Administrative Law Judge hearings and Corporate Integrity Agreements provides the Healthmap team with the compliance leadership needed as th eorganization grows. Ashley graduated law school with honors from Western State University and earned a Business Certificate.

Ethan Chernin

Ethan Chernin

Senior Vice President, Population Health and Provider Services

Ethan is responsible for building Healthmap’s relationships with leading health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), clinical integrated networks (CINs) and other risk-bearing provider groups seeking population health and value-based solutions. In addition, he oversees Healthmap’s Population Health Service Organization.

Ethan has diverse leadership expertise with integrated health systems, value-based care contracting, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) models and population health analytics within the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining Healthmap, Ethan was a senior executive at BayCare Health System, serving as the organization’s Vice President of Population Health and Chief Operating Officer of BayCare Physician Partners. He has held several other senior executive population health positions, including University Hospitals, Rainbow & Babies Children’s Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic. Over the past 10 years, Ethan has had responsibility for managing over 1 million value-based care lives across Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business.

He earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Health Systems Management from Case Western Reserve University.

Stephanie Rich

Stephanie Rich

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

Stephanie oversees the Care Services team. She is a seasoned healthcare executive who has more than 30 years of combined experience in clinical and operational leadership. Having held roles as a COO and SVP, she has driven execution turning companies around to profitability based on building high-performing teams, identifying areas of opportunity in productivity and process improvements, as well as defining and focusing products to improve healthcare outcomes. Her experience bridges from new market entry companies focused on targeted conditions to large payer experience improving performance and outcomes. Stephanie’s focus has been on creating and managing teams to target total population health for all lines of business Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and Exchange populations.

Steve Shulman

Steve Shulman

Shulman Family Ventures

Ari Benacerraf

Ari Benacerraf

Five Arrows Capital Partners

Cherrill Farnsworth

Cherrill Farnsworth

WindRose Health Investors

Jonathan Gavras, MD, FCCP

Jonathan Gavras, MD, FCCP

Bright Health Plan

Trent T. Haywood, MD, JD

Trent T. Haywood, MD, JD

KNOWALITY, LLC

Oliver T. Moses

Oliver T. Moses

WindRose Health Investors

David T. Pontius

David T. Pontius

WindRose Health Investors

Jacob Stark

Jacob Stark

WindRose Health Investors

Steve Shulman

Steve Shulman

Shulman Family Ventures

Steve serves as managing partner of Shulman Family Ventures, a private equity firm since 2008, and is the Co-Chairman of the Healthmap Board. He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Magellan Health Services (NASDAQ:MGLN), where he spearheaded the company’s successful turnaround, restructuring out of bankruptcy, and diversification into the nation’s foremost specialty healthcare managed care company. He also led Prudential Healthcare through its major turnaround while serving as the company’s chairman, president, and CEO, culminating in the company’s successful sale to Aetna. He was the co-founder of Value Health, Inc. (a NYSE) managed care company specializing in behavioral health and prescription drug benefit management.

Steve currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of CareCentrix (privately held post-acute managed care company) and Quartet (privately held technology company focused on the integration of behavioral and physical medicine). He is also a director of VillageMD, MedImpact, Healthmarkets and Facet Technologies.

Steve served as Chairman of the Board of R1 (NASDAQ) healthcare revenue cycle management company, Health Management Associates (a NYSE listed national company that owned and operated 71 hospitals), where he successfully participated in a hostile takeover and engineered its sale to CHS for $7.6 billion, which closed in early 2014. He previously founded Internet HealthCare Group, a venture fund focused on the intersection of early-stage health care and technology companies. Prior to that, Steve served in senior executive positions at Cigna and Kaiser.

Ari Benacerraf

Ari Benacerraf

Five Arrows Capital Partners

Ari is a Partner of Five Arrows Capital Partners (FACP) and a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Ari co-founded Diamond Castle where he was a Partner since 2005. Previously, Ari served as a Managing Director at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, where he had been a principal and a Vice President since 1995. Prior to DLJ, Ari was a Vice President at Bankers Trust Company for three years. Ari started his career as an Associate at Banque Nationale de Paris.

Ari currently sits on the boards of The Stepping Stones Group, Zenith American Solutions, Averhealth, Juvare, TextHelp and Healthmap Solutions. Representative prior board appointments include Managed Health Care Associates, Beacon Health Options, Multi-Color Corporation and Suture Express.

Ari holds a BA in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

Cherrill Farnsworth

Cherrill Farnsworth

WindRose Health Investors

Cherrill is an influential national expert on health care change and an entrepreneur who has started seven successful companies over the course of her career.

Cherrill is a regular speaker at business and health care symposia. Since 1984, she has been a regular spokesperson before the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She has testified on the need to regulate quality in radiology at the House Ways & Means Committee and Congress. She is also a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF), which was formed by the U.S. Senate in response to the Institute of Medicine's report on medical mistakes.

Nationally recognized for her achievements, Cherrill has received the KPMG Peat Marwick High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has named her “Most Influential in Specialty Health.”

Houston named her a Woman on the Move as early in her career as 1986. In 2015, she was elected to the prestigious Committee of 200, a membership organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. Also, Cherrill is an active elected member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation and in 2021 was honored by the City of Houston Chamber of Commerce, which added her to their Hall of Fame.

A graduate of Butler University, Cherrill received her degree magna cum laude and has served on the school's board of trustees.

Jonathan Gavras, MD, FCCP

Jonathan Gavras, MD, FCCP

Bright Health Plan

Dr. Jonathan Gavras is a healthcare executive focused on promoting innovative solutions to healthcare delivery. He has held executive level positions with health plans and pharmacy benefits management companies. His experience has given him a broad understanding of the drivers of healthcare change and a unique strategic perspective to a quickly evolving industry. He is currently the President of the Florida market for Bright Health Plan.

Prior to joining Bright Health, Jonathan was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Prime Therapeutics, where he led the specialty pharmacy efforts, which focused extensively on the integration of medical and pharmacy drug management. Formerly, he was President and Chief Medical Officer of Avalon Healthcare Solutions, a comprehensive laboratory benefit management company. Jonathan was a senior executive at Florida Blue from 2006 to 2014, serving first as Senior Vice President, Delivery System and Chief Medical Officer before becoming the first President of Guidewell Health, a subsidiary or Florida Blue’s parent company, Guidewell. As President of Guidewell Health, Jonathan was responsible for the direct delivery of care models within the company. Prior to joining Florida Blue, he held several senior leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group and Prudential Healthcare respectively. His expertise in developing and implementing value-based care models earned him election to the Healthcare Financing Management Association (HFMA) National Board of Directors. His appointment to the HFMA National Board of Directors was the first time a member was elected from a commercial insurance company.

Jonathan entered his healthcare executive career after a successful clinical career in Pulmonary Medicine. He holds a BA in Chemistry and Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a Medical Doctor degree from New York Medical College.

Trent T. Haywood, MD, JD

Trent T. Haywood, MD, JD

KNOWALITY, LLC

Dr. Trent Haywood is a leading healthcare executive who has been at the forefront of the healthcare industry’s transformation to value-based care and whose expertise in developing and leading best practices to improve quality, drive clinical innovation, and eliminate social determinants of health barriers to care has earned him industry-wide recognition. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician who brings over 20 years of healthcare management experience to the Healthmap Board. Trent is the founder of KNOWALITY, LLC, a venture services firm dedicated to accelerating market adoption of innovative healthcare services and products that improve population health.

Most recently, Trent served as Chief Medical Officer of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, where he was responsible for guiding medical policy and clinical programs for the association’s 36 member health plans. In addition, he served as President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute, a benefit corporation focused on addressing the social determinants of health for BCBS plans.

Previously, he led national efforts to implement value-based healthcare as Chief Medical Officer at Vizient (formerly VHA, Inc.) and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University. Trent is a graduate of Notre Dame University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

Oliver T. Moses

Oliver T. Moses

WindRose Health Investors

Oliver serves as the Managing Partner of WindRose Health Investors and has spent the last 24 years as a healthcare industry investor and advisor. Prior to joining WindRose in early 2006, he worked in Merrill Lynch’s healthcare investment banking group, where he was responsible for advising leading healthcare companies on mergers, acquisitions, and capital structure strategies. Oliver joined Merrill Lynch in 1994, and during his investment banking career, raised more than $6 billion for his clients and advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value of $16 billion. Prior to investment banking, he was a healthcare-focused securities analyst in Merrill Lynch’s equity research department, where he was ranked as one of Wall Street’s “Up and Comers” by Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team Survey.

Oliver currently serves on the board of directors of basys, MDsave, myNEXUS, Shearwater Health, Trumpet Behavioral Health and Vital Decisions. Outside of his professional work, Oliver serves on the board of the African Dream Academy Foundation and as a deacon of The Brick Presbyterian Church. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College.

David T. Pontius

David T. Pontius

WindRose Health Investors

David is a Partner at WindRose Health Investors. Prior to joining WindRose Health Investors in 2008, he worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group of Oppenheimer & Co. (formerly CIBC World Markets), where he focused on strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private company financings. David received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves on the board of directors of MDsave, Shearwater Health, and Traditions Behavioral Health.

Jacob Stark

Jacob Stark

WindRose Health Investors

Jake Stark has worked at WindRose Health Investors since 2016, where he has focused on investments in the services sector of healthcare, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Shearwater Health, Trumpet Behavioral Health, and Healthmap Solutions. Prior to joining WindRose, Mr. Stark worked at UBS Investment Bank in the Leveraged Finance & Financial Sponsors Group, where he was responsible for leveraged buyouts, restructurings, recapitalizations, and capital markets across a range of industries. Mr. Stark received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French from Williams College.