Leaders who serve the common good

A strong enterprise demands exceptional leadership. At CommonSpirit Health, it also requires steadfast dedication to serving the common good. The Population Health leadership team understands this, and as champions of the common good, their guiding principles and objectives reflect the greater goals of the organization and their unfaltering commitment to the communities we serve.

Bruce Swartz

Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH

EVP, Physician Enterprise

Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH, joined CommonSpirit as executive vice president of the Physician Enterprise in November 2020. He is responsible for the executive leadership and strategic direction of clinical and business operations.

A practicing internal medicine physician and physician leader, Dr. McGinn previously served as the deputy physician-in-chief and senior vice president of physician network operations at Northwell Health, where he led 18 clinical service lines, medical group operations and a growing IPA. Dr. McGinn was also the founding chair and professor at the department of medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Nicholas Stine

Nicholas Stine, MD

System SVP, Enterprise Population Health

Nicholas Stine, MD is CommonSpirit Health’s System Senior Vice President of Population Health, and a primary care physician in San Francisco. Prior to joining Dignity Health in 2017, he was the founding Chief Medical Officer for the New York City Health + Hospitals ACO, the nation’s most successful safety net ACO, and a primary care physician at Bellevue Hospital. His prior work spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including positions with the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the City of Philadelphia, and the Maryland Department of Health. Dr. Stine attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Kathy Bristow

Kathy Bristow

VP of Population Health Operations and Integration

Kathy Bristow is the System Vice President for Operations and Integration. Prior to this role, she served with the Enterprise Consulting Group at Dignity Health, supporting large scale initiatives for Physician Enterprise, M&A and International. Previously, Bristow led the establishment of the national Care Redesign practice for OptumCare’s rapidly expanding medical group and IPA portfolio, supporting value-based care transformation. Her previous engagements as a management consultant include accountable care policy analysis, emerging market business development and large scale systems integration.

Alisahah Cole

Alisahah Cole, MD

System Vice President of Population Health Innovation and Policy

Dr. Alisahah Cole serves as the System Vice President of Population Health Innovation and Policy. As a family medicine physician and celebrated national health care thought leader, Dr. Cole leads CommonSpirit Population Health initiatives focused on vulnerable populations, health equity and clinical care transformation through innovation with a focus on value. This work consists of building a robust data analytics infrastructure to populate health equity dashboards, advancing a health equity governance framework to address health disparities with evidence-based interventions, creating and implementing strategy focused on care of vulnerable populations, and advocating for healthier communities through policy changes, strategic innovation and community partnerships.

Melissa Gerdes

Melissa Gerdes, MD

System Vice President of Value-Based Clinical Strategy

Dr. Melissa Gerdes is the System Vice President of Value-Based Clinical Strategy for Population Health. Dr. Gerdes is a family medicine physician, who previously served as the Executive Medical Director of Clinical Effectiveness and Integration at John Muir Health System in Northern California. In her work with CommonSpirit Population Health, she is is responsible for clinical strategy and engagement for value-based delivery, national VBA performance, VBA strategic analytics, the value-based care learning community and Ambulatory/PAC Care Coordination.

VBO Leadership

Conley Cervantes

Conley Cervantes

Chief Executive Officer,
Arizona Care Network

Conley Cervantes accepted the role of CEO with Arizona Care Network (ACN) in March 2020 following two years as a member of the ACN joint venture board. Previously, she led value-based program strategy and operations for Tenet Healthcare, including its Medicare ACOs and clinically integrated networks across 12 states. In addition, Cervantes has served on numerous industry leadership boards, including the Federation of American Hospitals, and is an advocacy leader for organizations that support people living with autism spectrum disorder.

Bob Sarkar

Bob Sarkar, MBA, FACHE

President & CEO,
Arkansas Health Network

Bob Sarkar joined CHI St. Vincent in 2015 as President of the Arkansas Health Network (AHN). Previously, he was responsible for population health management and innovative health plan development for Premier Health based in Dayton, Ohio, and Presence Health in Chicago, Illinois. Sarkar has also provided consulting and program implementation services to some of the leading health care providers across the country, including Kaiser Permanente, Advocate, Johns Hopkins and Aetna, and most recently served as the National Leader of Healthcare and Practice Vice President for Capgemini.

Scott Ptacnik

Scott Ptacnik

President,
CHI Health Partners

Scott Ptacnik leads CHI Health’s clinically integrated network, CHI Health Partners. He has worked in health care for more than 10 years and provided both strategic and operational leadership in the development of value-based and accountable care programs. His experience also includes oversight of a number of accountable care functions, including health plan and provider contracting, provider network management, population health analytics, care management and clinical quality management.

Marvin Smoot

Marvin Smoot

President,
ND/MN Division, Physician Enterprise

Marvin Smoot, President of the ND/MN division of the Physician Enterprise, has worked in medicine for nearly 20 years. In his role, Smoot supports rural healthcare in the Fargo division and is passionate about improving care in our critical access hospitals. A husband and father, Smoot volunteers with his church and serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Great Plains Medical Foundation, which supports research activities for the VA system in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Dorothy Lockhart

Dorothy Lockhart

Market Vice President,
CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners

Dorothy Lockhart serves as the Market Vice President for CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. Prior to this, she was Market Director of Care Management at CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners from April, 2015 – November 2019. Dorothy has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years in ACO management, transplantation, community health, skilled nursing, insurance case management and utilization review. She serves on the Board for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life and is a proponent for organ and tissue donation, education and awareness.

Michael Camacho

Michael Camacho

Division VP,
CHI Texas Health Network

Michael J. Camacho is the Division Vice President of the CHI Texas Health Network. With more than 12 years of health care leadership experience, Camacho is focused on the continued growth of the clinically integrated network with a renewed focus on improving quality, reducing costs, and enhancing the patient experience. Michael previously worked as Chief Operating Officer for Premier Management Company and before that, at Covenant Health Partners. He has a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare from Texas Tech University.

Dale Villani

Dale Villani

CEO/COO,
Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO)

Dale Villani joined the Dignity Health Management Services Organization (DHMSO) as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in July 2020. He has deep expertise with Medicare and Medicaid in California and nationally, and he has extensive experience in health plan operations and provider network management in both the public and private sectors, including 20 years of service with the U.S. Air Force Medical Services Corp.

Kristin Rosemond

Kristin Rosemond

Executive Director,
Dignity Health Southern California Integrated Care Network Ventura County (SCICN-VC),
Dignity Health Care Network (DHCN)

In her role as Executive Director, Kristin Rosemond leads all aspects of the Southern California Integrated Care Network (a clinically integrated network) and Dignity Health Care Network, a statewide Medicare accountable care organization. Prior to joining Dignity Health in 2014, she was Director of Client Support for Vanguard Health Systems. Kristin has 25 years of health care experience with leadership roles in physician practice administration, network development, provider relations, EHR implementations and Quality management. She has a passion for supporting primary care physicians and the patients they serve as she began her healthcare career managing a Family Medicine Residency Program.

Addie Hernandez

Addie Hernandez

Vice President, Value-Based Operations
Greater Sacramento Division Value-Based Operations

Addie Hernandez is the Vice President for Value-Based Operations in the Greater Sacramento Area. With more than 35 years in the health care industry, Hernandez has previously served in senior leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California and Deloitte Consulting, and ran her own consulting firm, HerAssociates Inc. She has a master’s degree in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Community Health, Administration and Organizational Development from the University of California, Los Angeles and Davis.

Derek Novak

Derek Novak

President
MercyOne (Iowa)

Derek Novak serves as the President of MercyOne Population Health Services Organization, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, leading the organization’s value- and risk-based care strategy and operations. Novak joined MercyOne’s Accountable Care division in 2012 after spending nearly a decade leading operational improvement efforts within multiple organizations. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence.

Carol Newton

Carol Newton

Interim Executive Director
Mission Health Care Network (TN)

A health care financial leader for nearly 40 years, Carol Newton is the Interim Executive Director for Mission Health Care Network (MHCN), a clinically integrated network owned by CHI Memorial Health Care System. Previously, Newton served for 12 years as CHI Memorial’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where she was responsible for all aspects of the system’s strategic planning and financial and business operations. She is active in the community, serving on boards and providing in-kind professional support to various organizations.

Rosa Vicente-Soito

Rosa Vicente-Soito

Executive Director, North State Quality Care Network (NSQCN)

Rosa Vicente-Soito, BSN, RN, serves as the Executive Director for the North State Quality Care Network (NSQCN) as well as the Director of the Cardiac Service Line at Mercy Medical Center Redding. As a child, she immigrated with her family to California’s Central Valley, where she later attended nursing school and started her health care career as a cardiac nurse. Prior to her leadership roles, she worked as a cardiac nurse liaison and in outpatient cardiac practice management.

Dhyan Lal

Dhyan Lal

Division Vice President,
Payer Strategy and Accountable Care
Rainier Health Network

Dhyan Lal is the Division Vice President of Payer Strategy and Accountable Care for CommonSpirit Health’s Pacific Northwest Division and the Executive Leader for Rainier Health Network. His extensive background in health care spans nearly three decades and includes serving in senior management positions at Tenet Healthcare and Providence Health & Services – Washington and Montana Region. In 2010 he was selected to serve as a member of the Exchange and Insurance Reform Advisory Group as part of the Joint Select Committee on Health Reform for the state of Washington.

Ashoka Gopinath

Ashoka Gopinath

Executive Director,
Southern California Integrated Care Network – Inland Empire (SCICN-IE),
Central Valley Quality Care Network (CVQCN)

Ashoka Gopinath serves as the Executive Director for Southern California Integrated Care Network – Inland Empire (SCICN-IE) as well as for Dignity Health Medical Network Contracting and Network Development. In addition, he is the interim Executive Director for Central Valley Quality Care Network (CVQCN), which launched in July 2020. In his various roles, he relies on his career experience in managed care, physician integration, population health and strategic growth to manage the strategy, implementation and operations of value-based care delivery.

Cindy Martin

Cindy Martin

Executive Director,
North State Quality Care Network (NSQCN)

Santa Cruz Quality Care Network (SCQCN) Executive Director Cindy Martin has collaborated with Santa Cruz County physicians for nearly 30 years. Prior to her role with SCQCN, Martin was the Chief Operating Officer for Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz (PMG), a 200-physician IPA recognized as a leader in quality and innovation. She continues to serve as the Director of Network Management for Dignity Health Medical Network–Santa Cruz, the role she assumed when PMG was purchased by Dignity Health in 2017.

Nathash Jivani

Natasha Jivani

Interim Executive Director
San Joaquin Quality Care Network (SJQCN)

Natasha Jivani is the interim executive director for San Joaquin Quality Care Network (SJQCN) and also serves as Director for Payment Innovation. In addition, she was recently appointed to serve as a member of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) Policy Committee for a two-year term. NAACOS represents more than 12 million beneficiary lives through hundreds of organizations participating in population health-focused payment and delivery models in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance.

Johnson Gill

Johnson Gill

VP of Value-Based Care for Central California / Executive Director,
Valley Integrated Provider Network (VIPN)

Johnson Gill accepted the role of Vice President of Value-Based Care for Central California and Executive Director of the Bakersfield CIN (Valley Integrated Provider Network) in December 2019. Previously, he spent 20 years in the county public health systems serving in various clinical and administrative positions. He was instrumental in restructuring various departments and processes throughout the continuum of care through clinical integration, population health principles and new models of care.