Chief Growth Officer
Greg Baumer is our SVP & Chief Growth Officer who oversees partnerships with health plans, health systems, and physician groups, as well as corporate strategy. Before joining naviHealth in 2014, Greg worked as an investment professional for the Boston-based private equity firm Advent International, and the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Chicago. Greg loves to explore the restaurant scene in Nashville with his wife Alison and two children while rooting for Indiana University’s basketball team.
What job would you want if you didn’t work at naviHealth? Professional fan of Indiana University’s basketball team.
Best advice you’ve ever received? “You’ll never regret spending extra time with your spouse and children.”
What drew you to naviHealth? naviHealth is an innovative company in a fast-growing market with great colleagues and a strong, meaningful mission. What job could be better?!
Chief Medical Officer
Ken Botsford serves as Chief Medical Officer. Ken has over 23 years of experience in internal medicine and infectious diseases and has served in numerous consulting and Medical Director roles, as well as Chief of Staff for a hospital. Prior to joining naviHealth, Ken served as the Chief Medical Officer at HealthSpring, Inc. for Alabama, southern Mississippi, and northern Florida. In addition, he also co-founded an independent practice association (IPA) and an electronic medical records company.
Senior Vice President, and President, Provider Solutions
Harrison Frist is the Senior Vice President & President of our Provider Solutions group where he is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the health system, post-acute and software business. Prior to joining naviHealth in 2012, Harrison worked in Qingdao, China for Chinaco Healthcare Corporation (CHC), an international hospital operator. Previously, Harrison worked as an investment professional for The Carlyle Group’s Global Financial Services Fund and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Harrison lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Ashley, and three children. He enjoys the outdoors, history and aviation.
What drew you to naviHealth? 1. I wanted to be part of something that had never been done before; 2. The innovative and mission-driven approach to everything the company does – it is all about the patient and changing the way care is delivered.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? “Good people beget good people.”
Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Pat Funck is responsible for leading all technology strategies and initiatives for the organization. Pat has over 25 years of experience deploying new technology to global insurance carriers, the largest third party administrators, managed care organizations, and health care systems. Prior to joining us, Pat served as the CIO at Accretive Health where his team provided technology solutions to health systems, hospitals, and physician groups. Outside of work, Pat loves to work out and travel.
Who is role model in innovation? Wernher von Braun, the aerospace engineer and space architect.
What drew you to naviHealth? Our talented and caring people.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Tony Hughes, oversees all corporate-wide accounting, financial planning and analysis, actuarial services and analytics, data science and corporate development activities. Tony has been with the organization since 2013 and previously served as the Senior Vice President leading naviHealth’s strategy and development activities. Prior to joining, Tony specialized in managed care mergers and acquisitions and held positions at WellCare Health Plans and HealthSpring, Inc. Tony lives in Nashville with his wife, two kids and dog. He is an aspiring chef so in his free time, he can be found in the kitchen cooking up a tasty meal for his family.
What drew you to naviHealth? I believed in the early vision and wanted to be a part of building a transformative organization.
Best advice you’ve ever received? “Dream big”
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mark Jansen serves as our Senior Vice President of Operations and is responsible for the company’s National Accounts. Prior to joining us in 2014, Mark worked for Corizon, a correctional healthcare company, serving as Vice President of Operations, as well as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Client Satisfaction. Mark has held numerous operational leadership roles in healthcare throughout his career. Mark loves spending time with his wife and four kids, and enjoys hiking and fishing in the great outdoors.
What drew you to naviHealth? The desire to change the healthcare industry, and being there for patients during their greatest time of need.
Who’s your role model in innovation? Jack Welch
Vice President, Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing, Stephanie’s expertise is in building brands and, ultimately, customer loyalty. Her mission is to ensure that every customer touchpoint relays a consistent message, true to the company or product’s unique positioning. Her passion is in telling stories.
Stephanie previously held positions at athenahealth, TripAdvisor, The Boston Globe and Hill Holliday. She lives in Boston with her husband, two sons, and their Labradoodle. In her free time, she travels with her family, spins with her friends, has committed to doing 365 workouts in 365 days, and escapes through books.
What drew you to naviHealth? As a childhood cancer survivor, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I received the highest levels of coordination across care facilities, leaving me with the impression that this was standard operating procedure. Instead, as I’ve grown older and dealt with aging parents, I’ve learned that we are far from treating our elderly like we do our children (or even pets!). I wanted to be in a place that can help make healthcare a seamless experience for any population.
Who is your role model in innovation? It’s a toss-up between Steve Jobs and Coco Chanel, who created the two essentials – the iPhone and the little black dress!
Chief Clinical Officer
Heather O’Sullivan oversees the organization’s centralized clinical design and operations as our Chief Clinical Officer. Heather’s experience spans nearly two decades in clinical, operational and leadership roles serving hospitals and health systems, health plans and home healthcare environments. As a nurse practitioner, she has deep clinical expertise across the care continuum from admission to discharge. Prior to joining naviHealth, she was Vice President of Clinical Operations for Cardinal Health and worked with clinical leaders of large health systems to analyze their clinical protocols and identify areas with the highest levels of variability. Heather currently lives with her husband, kids and a black lab in Massachusetts.
What keeps you at naviHealth? The energy and enthusiasm of the colleagues, especially when it comes to the people we serve.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? “Always give your best effort.”
Chief Operating Officer
Carter Paine serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Carter joined naviHealth upon its founding in 2012 and has over 15 years of operating, investing and transactional experience, all focused on healthcare services and IT. Outside of work, Carter serves on the board of LEAD Public Schools, Nashville’s largest network of charter schools. He enjoys spending free time with his tireless kids, and on the tennis and squash courts. Despite being a Wahoo, Carter is a long-suffering Vol and Titan fan.
What drew you to naviHealth? The opportunity to help start a healthcare company that was intentionally transformational – from patient care delivery to advanced analytics to employee culture. Plus it gave me an opportunity to come back to my hometown of Nashville.
Chief Executive Officer
Clay Richards joined naviHealth upon its founding in January 2012. As our Chief Executive Officer, Clay takes charge of our strategic vision and the leadership of our organization. Prior to joining naviHealth, Clay served as Senior Vice President at Healthways, Inc., where he operated as both General Counsel and Senior Vice President. Clay received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Clay has a passion for community service and serves on the Board of Martha O’Bryan Center, which empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. He also serves on the Oak Hill School Board and the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Board of Visitors. When he isn’t at work, Clay’s on the tennis court or grilling up dinner for his family.
Vice President, Product
As Vice President of Product, Emily is responsible for the vision and direction of our product offerings. She leads the company product strategy and focus, working hand in hand with the business and engineering teams. Previously, Emily served as the Director of Emerging Markets at Curaspan, a health IT company acquired by naviHealth. Emily joined Curaspan from athenahealth, where she defined visions for new and existing service offerings, including creating and executing go-to-market and partnership strategies. Originally from Mobile, AL, Emily holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When she’s not working, Emily is enjoying the TV show Scandal or rooting for the Auburn football team.
What drew you to naviHealth? I’m really driven by a desire to connect and improve healthcare and that’s what naviHealth excels in.
Who is your favorite innovator/ biggest inspiration? Madeline Albright
Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief People Officer
Carla Wallace serves a dual role as Chief Compliance Officer & Chief People Officer overseeing all corporate-wide compliance initiatives as well as leading all human capital functions. Her primary responsibilities include architecting the enterprise compliance and human capital strategies, structures, policies and processes. Prior to joining naviHealth, Carla served as Principal and Compliance Consulting Practice Leader for Quorum Health Resources and held several Compliance Leadership positions in the acute and multi-physician setting. In her free time, Carla enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid-sports lover, especially for Alabama football.
What drew you to naviHealth? I wanted to work for a forward-thinking, innovative and fast-paced company that genuinely cares about its people.
Who’s your favorite innovator? Marie Curie. I confess, I am a science nerd. I love all things science and she was a two-time Nobel Prize recipient in the areas of Chemistry and Physics during a time when women were not considered ‘scientists.’
Best advice you’ve ever received? That’s a toss-up between “Don’t spend your time, invest your time,” and “Nothing is worth having if you don’t have to work for it.”