Aledade Welcomes Helena Day Christianson as Chief People Officer
April 9, 2024

Aledade strengthens leadership team with seasoned HR executive

Bethesda, MD  Aledade, the nation’s largest network of independent primary care, today announced the appointment of Helena Day Christianson as its new Chief People Officer. Christianson, a seasoned professional with over two decades of leadership and human resources expertise, will lead Aledade’s workforce growth with a focus on scaling, development and advancing the workplace culture that has earned Aledade recognition as a top employer.

“We are very excited to welcome Helena Day Christianson to Aledade nation,” said Farzad Mostashari, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Aledade. “Helena’s commitment to culture building dovetails perfectly with our core values of service, inclusion and belonging. Her leadership will enable us to continue to attract top talent, cultivate an environment where every employee thrives, and accelerate our journey to revolutionize health care in the United States.”

Christianson has led the people functions at several top tier technology companies. Those include her most recent roles as chief people officer at Quantum Metric and as the head of people at Block, Inc. (FKA Square). She also has held pivotal roles at FitBit and Apple.

Her accomplishments include expanding the people practices of companies across North America, Europe and Asia. It also includes shepherding organizations through merger and acquisitions with a focus on the employee experience and organizational effectiveness.

“What attracted me to Aledade was its focus and proven ability to do what’s best for patients, doctors and society,” Christianson said. “It’s a privilege to join a company that is committed to doing good and I’m excited for the opportunity to build upon its culture of service so that all employees can do the best work of their lives.” 

Aledade has been consistently recognized for its outstanding workplace culture and employee-centric initiatives by The Washington Post, Fortune, Glassdoor, the Timmy Awards, Diversity Jobs and more. Most recently, Forbes’ list of America’s Best Startup Employers for 2024 ranked Aledade as the No. 3 best health care industry startup employer in the United States.

About Aledade

Aledade, a public benefit corporation, is the largest network of independent primary care in the country, helping independent practices, health centers and clinics deliver better care to their patients and thrive in value-based care. Through its proven, scalable model, which includes cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly guided workflows, health care policy expertise, strong payer relationships and integrated care solutions, Aledade empowers physicians to succeed financially by keeping people healthy. Together with more than 1,900 practices, federally-qualified health centers and community health centers in 45 states and the District of Columbia, Aledade shares in the risk and reward across more than 200 value-based contracts representing more than 2.5 million patient lives under management. To learn more, visit or follow on X (Twitter), Facebook or LinkedIn.