Our Executive Team
Aledade’s executive team has been on the forefront of health care policy and technology innovation for over two decades – bringing an expert insider’s perspective to a complex and changing landscape.
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and CEO Farzad Mostashari, MD has spent his career at the forefront of health care policy and health information technology. Dr. Mostashari is the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served as a distinguished expert at the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for HealthCare Reform. Prior to his work at the Office of the National Coordinator, he founded the NYC Primary Care Information Project, which equipped 1,500 physicians in underserved communities with electronic health records. He has spoken and written extensively on issues affecting health IT, ACOs, and health care policy and delivery. He has been published in the New York Times, the Journal of American Medical Association, and Health Affairs, among others. Dr. Mostashari received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine and his Masters in Population Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Executive Vice President, Provider Networks
Co-founder and Executive VP of Provider Networks, Mat Kendall, leads a team focused on building Aledade’s ACO network, developing ACO initiatives, expanding to new practices, improving patient care, and managing relationships with Aledade’s ACOs. Mat began his career as a health clinic executive, providing him first-hand knowledge of the needs, challenges, and opportunities for primary care physician practices. Mat also led the Department of Health and Human Service’s Regional Extension Center Project – the largest medical technical assistance project in history – connecting over 143,000 primary care physicians with local partners to support implementation of electronic health records. Mat has a Masters from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Edwin Miller leads a team of developers in creating cutting-edge software for Aledade physicians, including patient engagement software, EHR analytic tools, and intuitive platforms that give primary care doctors new insights into the health – and care – of their patients. Edwin is a two-decade veteran of health care software development, who has led the development of more than 30 nationally-recognized products across the health care technology landscape. He has headed the development of cloud-based software for CareCloud, digiChart, AthenaHealth, and others. Edwin has his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Chief Legal Officer
Ilona Cohen is Aledade’s Chief Legal Officer. In this role, she oversees Aledade’s legal activities and policies. She joined Aledade after serving nearly four years in the White House, first as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel and then as the General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As General Counsel of OMB, she provided advice to President Obama and other senior advisors on legal and regulatory matters, policy development, litigation, and compliance. Ilona was also an integral part of designing and implementing the Administration’s technology initiatives, including standing up the U.S. Digital Service. Ilona has a broad range of experience and has served in senior legal roles at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and at the Senate Armed Services Committee. She started her legal career in private practice at the law firm WilmerHale. Ilona has her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Chief Administrative Officer
Sean Cavanaugh is Aledade’s Chief Administrative Officer. Sean has previously served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He was responsible for overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for-service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program. Previously Sean was the Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for overseeing the development and testing of new payment and service delivery models, including ACOs and medical homes. Prior to that, Sean was Director of Health Care Finance at the United Hospital Fund. He has also served in senior positions at Lutheran Healthcare, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Health Insurance Access, and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Product
Emily Maxson, MD is Aledade’s Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Product. An internist and primary care doctor, she oversees Aledade’s clinical strategy and the development of technology-enabled workflow solutions to drive success in value-based health care. Previously, she has worked with physicians in metro New York’s most underserved areas to disseminate prevention-oriented electronic health record systems through the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Primary Care Information Project and successfully launched the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Beacon Community Program to improve population health, quality, and cost efficiency. She was a practicing primary-care physician for several years in a federally qualified community health center before dedicating her career to population health. Dr. Maxson earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her medical training in internal medicine/primary care at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
Senior Vice President, Adoption and Practice Success
Kim Lynch is Aledade’s Senior Vice President of Adoption and Practice Success. Kim believes change in health care happens one person and one community at a time, and has served as a catalyst for change in rural hospitals, small practices, and free clinics, as well as in system, payer, state and national roles. With that in mind, she leads Aledade’s product adoption and practice success efforts across our national network of independent practices. Before joining Aledade, Kim lead clinical transformation efforts at the US Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of Regional Extension (REC) Programs and then Director of Office of Programs and Engagement. She managed the $740M Health IT REC Program, working with over 145,000 primary care providers across the U.S. to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), enable delivery system reform, and most importantly, improve patient care. Kim has a B.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy from Michigan State University and an MPH from University of Michigan.
What team members are saying about Aledade.
Regional Outreach Coordinator
I joined Aledade to advocate for private practices that want to remain independent. After joining, something miraculous happened — my Sunday scaries went away! Working here brings purpose to each day, week, month because I get to widen the intersection of what’s good for patients, good for doctors, and good for society.
New Orleans, LA
I am proud to work along side of some proven, influential leaders. In a short period of time, Aledade has become the gold standard for change in healthcare. There’s a team approach to every initiative, with true collaboration, where diversity is respected and everyone’s input is valued. Aledade also promotes a healthy work/life balance. I appreciate that the company culture embraces employee health and wellness.
VP, Strategic Partnerships
Aledade is made up of smart, tech savvy do-gooders who seek to improve the health of our nation. We are driven by our desire to do what is good for society and our patients. Aledade is positioned to help physician practices thrive in the post health care reform world. Primary Care Offices that function at a high level will ultimately improve the health of our friends and loved ones and lower the cost of health care for our entire society.
I left a career in healthcare business management and joined Aledade because I saw a unique opportunity to use my background and skills to change and improve lives everyday. Aledade’s culture of servant leadership, integrity, inclusiveness and humility is rare in today’s healthcare industry. I finally have the ability to empower independent physicians, improve population health, and contribute to a better tomorrow. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. If you want to be valued and treasured- and use your talents and abilities to make a difference- you’re in the right place!
Dr. Jen Brull
I love that my passion for performance improvement is matched by the enthusiasm of other Aledaders. When goals align, anything is possible!
Aledade cares about winning – winning for our patients, our physician partners, and for society. This philosophy has shaped a culture that lets individuals contribute in more varied, collaborative and significant ways than at other companies, and gives everyone an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Michigan ACO Executive Director
My favorite part about working for Aledade is everyone’s passion to help independent primary care physicians thrive in value-based care and how we tackle this mission with such grit and integrity. Aledade is unique because we’re committed to including every employee and doing so in a way that values everyone equally.
Utah ACO Coordinator
Salt Lake, UT
It’s easy to go to work every day when you know you are making a difference in people’s lives. The work being done by Aledade is changing healthcare for the better. Helping patients get and stay healthy, reducing wasteful healthcare spending, and keeping independent providers, independent, is what it’s all about. The practices I work with are grateful for the support offered by Aledade. Trying to run a busy practice and navigate the healthcare system can seem overwhelming. With a dedicated Aledade support person who knows your practice inside and out, Aledade helps practices refine workflows, improve patient satisfaction, and most importantly, keeps patient healthy and at home not in a hospital.
Missouri ACO Executive Director
In healthcare today we all have two options. We can either move forward and grow OR we can move backward into “safety”. At Aledade, we have partnered with doctors who are ready to move forward, grow and promote the best quality patient care they can strive for. Our doctors are devoted to taking care of their patients by changing habits in their own practice and influencing others to do the same. We all share a single mission as we’re navigating through the waves of healthcare. Do the right thing for the patients, for the doctors and for our society.
Director of Finance
I enjoy the collaborative culture at Aledade. We combine our field, clinical and analytics expertise to find smarter ways to help our doctors deliver better care while lowering healthcare cost – with no trade-off needed.
Practice Transformation Specialist
I was looking for a positive environment where I could apply my health administration education and experience. I found it at Aledade. Here I am able to empower practices to deliver quality care at lower costs and maintain their independence all while working in an environment that fosters collaboration and creativity.
I’m privileged to work with a great team of talented folks at Aledade. It’s fun to see substantial progress week to week, and we’re still always asking, “What can we do better?”
Director, Technology Production Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
I joined Aledade to be amongst the few pioneers ready to conquer the challenging but necessary mission of healthcare data fusion. We are processing all sorts of complex healthcare data to provide that bigger picture to PCPs. I am proud to be a part of a team committed to success!
ACO Executive Director
I spent much of my career implementing healthcare systems that capture lots of data. What really excited me about joining Aledade was the opportunity to put that data to work to drive improvements in healthcare.
Manager, Large Practice Strategy & Success
Aledade is working to improve health care at all levels. Systems, practices, providers, patients, populations and society are all being addressed by Aledade’s work and mission. As a nurse, how I contribute to health care is very important to me and at Aledade I feel that I am making a difference with a strong and creative team in helping to change healthcare for the better.
I joined Aledade because I was tired of working just to get my biweekly check. I wanted to pour my heart and soul into my work. Aledade has the perfect environment to do that. We are devoted to improving American healthcare through our mission to better care for patients, keep independent practices in business, and improve community health- which really resonated with me. I think my favorite part about working at Aledade is the ability to work with so many amazing people that share the same passion for healthcare as me and foster a culture of excellent that is unmatched anywhere else.
Mississippi ACO Care Manager
New Orleans, LA
As a nurse, I seek the opportunity to touch lives. Aledade allows me to touch lives AND make healthcare better every day. The multi-faceted, team approach to improving healthcare for patients and providers is unlike any other. From the top to the bottom of the organization’s chain, all employees are equally important and equally valued. Aledade encourages individuality and diversity and promotes personal and professional growth. I work with some of the best people in the world. Everyday, I am amazed by the things they teach me and the enthusiasm they bring to their work.