Board of Directors
Barry M. Smith
Barry M. Smith was elected to the board in 2011 and was named chief executive officer in January 2013 and executive chairman in January 2014. He previously served as a director from 2004 to 2008. Prior to 2013, Mr. Smith served as an operating partner for Health Evolution Partners, a private fund which invests in rapidly growing companies across the healthcare industry. He also previously served as chief executive officer and chairman of B&J Associates, Inc. and B&J Smith Investments, LLC, both of which are private investment management companies. He founded and served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of VistaCare, Inc., a national provider of hospice services, from 1996 to 2002, and he served as chairman of VistaCare in 2003. Mr. Smith currently serves on the board of directors of The Ensign Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed diversified provider of healthcare services. Mr. Smith was last nominated for re-election as a director in 2016 due to his healthcare experience and expertise and favorable previous service as a director of the company from 2004 to 2008, and due to his appointment as the company’s chief executive officer as of January 1, 2013.
Swati Abbott was elected to the board in 2018. She currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Health Intelligence Company LLC, doing business as Blue Health Intelligence, a healthcare data and analytics company, a post that she has held since 2011. Prior to joining Blue Health Intelligence, Ms. Abbott served as the president of MEDai, Inc., an industry leader in predictive analytics, prior to its acquisition by Reed Elsevier in 2008. She also served as managing director for the Medical Management Strategic Business Unit at ViPS. She currently serves as a director of Prognos, Inc., a private healthcare data analytics company, and The Family Institute, a non-profit agency involved in clinical service, education and research.
John O. Agwunobi, M.D.
John O. Agwunobi, M.D. was first appointed to the board in December 2014 and was elected for the first time in 2015. He currently serves as chief health and nutrition officer of Herbalife Ltd., a New York Stock Exchange-traded global nutrition company. He previously served as the senior vice-president and president of Health and Wellness of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from September 2007 to April 2014, where he was responsible for all health related businesses of Wal-Mart in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He previously served as the assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2007 as part of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and as the secretary of health for the State of Florida from 2001 to 2005. Dr. Agwunobi is a board-certified pediatrician and holds Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration degrees. He currently serves on the board of directors of bluebird bio, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed clinical-stage biotechnology company. He also currently serves as the vice-chairman of the board of the U.S. African Development Foundation.
Eran Broshy was first elected to the board in 2009. Over the past five years he has worked with select private equity firms focused on healthcare investments, and is currently an operating executive with Tailwind Capital LLC. He previously served as an operating partner with Linden Capital Partners, LLC and as a senior adviser to Providence Equity, LLC. Mr. Broshy previously served for over a decade as the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of inVentiv Health, Inc., a privately-held (and until August 2010 a NASDAQ- listed) company that delivers a broad range of outsourced clinical and commercial services to bio-pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining inVentiv, Mr. Broshy was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”) and responsible for BCG’s healthcare practice across the Americas. He currently serves on the board of directors of Theravance Biopharma, a NASDAQ-listed bio-pharmaceutical company, as the chairman of ERT, a privately-held provider of data and technology solutions to bio-pharmaceutical companies, and as chairman of DermaRite, a privately-held skin and wound care manufacturer. He is a member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Michael S. Diament
Michael S. Diament was first appointed to the board in 2004. He formerly served as portfolio manager and director of bankruptcies and restructurings from January 2001 to February 2006 for Q Investments, an investment management firm. He currently serves on the board of directors of Centrus Energy (formerly named USEC Inc.), a New York Stock Exchange-traded enriched uranium supply company
Perry G. Fine, M.D.
Perry G. Fine, M.D. was first elected to the board in 2014. Dr. Fine is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah, where he serves on the faculty in the Pain Research Center, and is an attending physician in the Pain Management Center. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Ossipee Lake Alliance, a non-profit environmental organization. He is past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Matthew J. Simas
Matthew J. Simas was elected to the board in 2018. He currently serves as an investor, consultant, advisor and board member, principally in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. He has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry with extensive expertise in health technology and in the pharmacy benefits management (PBM) industry. Simas was founder, chairman and chief executive officer of MedInitiatives, Inc., a provider of business intelligence technology and data analytics serving the pharmacy benefit manager, payer and pharma markets, which was acquired by IMS Health (now IQVIA - NYSE: IQV) in 2007. He also held previous roles as a general manager of IMS Health, a director of MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., and the executive chairman of BusinessOne Technologies, Inc. Simas also served as the chairman and interim chief executive officer of Alliance Health (now UpWell), a private healthcare company providing services to members with chronic health conditions. Simas currently serves as a director of Truveris, Inc., a private healthcare services company providing transparency to the prescription drug ecosystem through data-driven innovations.
G. Scott MacKenzie was first appointed to the board in November 2016 and was nominated for election for the first time at the annual meeting in 2017. He currently serves as the chief executive officer of M*Modal, Inc., a privately held clinical documentation technology and services company, a position which he has held since 2014. He previously served as the president of Experian Health from 2013 to 2014 and as chief executive officer of Passport Health Communications from 2009 to 2014. Mr. MacKenzie serves on the board of directors of MedHost, Inc., a privately-held healthcare information technology company, and until March 2017 served on the board of directors of InvisionHeart, Inc., a privately-held cardiac care solutions company.
William J. McBride
William J. McBride was first appointed to the board in 2004 and was elected for the first time in 2008. Mr. McBride is currently retired. Prior to his retirement in 1995, Mr. McBride was a director of Value Health, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed specialty managed-care company, which included Value Behavioral Health, one of the largest behavioral health managed care companies at the time. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. McBride served as president and chief operating officer of Value Health, Inc., overseeing all operational activities of the company and its subsidiaries. Prior to his tenure at Value Health, Mr. McBride spent 15 years in a variety of positions with INA Corporation and its successor, Cigna Corporation, including serving as president and chief executive officer of Cigna Healthplan, Inc. Mr. McBride currently serves on the board of directors of Internet Healthcare Group, LLC, a venture capital group. He previously served on the board of Amerigroup Corporation, which was previously a publicly-traded health insurance company.