Leadership

An experienced team laying the foundation and leading the way.

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Chief Executive Officer

Clay Richards

Clay Richards serves as naviHealth’s Chief Executive Officer responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the organization. Clay joined naviHealth upon its founding in January 2012. Prior to joining naviHealth, Clay served as Senior Vice President at Healthways, Inc., where he was responsible for the leadership and growth of the company’s Health Plan Market, including delivery of services to over 60 health plans. While at Healthways, he also served as the company’s General Counsel.

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Chief Operating Officer

Carter Paine

Carter Paine serves as naviHealth’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing all centralized and market-based operations as well as naviHealth’s clinical operations and design. Carter joined naviHealth upon its founding in 2012. He has over a decade of operating, investing and transactional experience, all focused on healthcare services and IT. Prior to joining naviHealth, Carter served as a Vice President at Health Evolution Partners, and as an Associate at Jefferies & Co.

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Chief Financial Officer

Tony Hughes

Tony Hughes serves as naviHealth’s Chief Financial Officer overseeing all corporate-wide accounting, financial planning and analysis, performance analytics and corporate development activities. Previously, Tony was Senior Vice President leading naviHealth’s strategy and development activities and has been with the organization since 2013. Prior to joining, Tony specialized in managed care mergers and acquisitions and most recently was Director of Corporate Development at WellCare Health Plans and prior to that as Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations for HealthSpring, Inc.

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Chief Product Officer

Tony Vahedian

Tony Vahedian serves as naviHealth’s Chief Product Officer responsible for leading the comprehensive product strategy for the organization. In addition to product strategy, Tony also has executive responsibility for naviHealth’s technology and analytics platform, discharge management decision support tools and the recently acquired RightCare business. Tony has over 15 years of experience in both business-to-consumer product and business-to-business service management across domestic and international arenas. Prior to joining naviHealth, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Medical Solutions and Services for Cardinal Health.

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Chief Compliance Officer & Chief People Officer

Carla Wallace

Carla Wallace serves as naviHealth’s 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 at Quorum Health Resources. Prior to Quorum, Carla served as the Chief Compliance Officer and Ancillary Services Administrator for an acute care facility in Kentucky and as Compliance Officer for a multi-physician practice in Kentucky.

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Chief Clinical Officer

Heather O’Sullivan

Heather O’Sullivan serves as naviHealth’s Chief Clinical Officer overseeing the organization’s centralized clinical design and operations. 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, as well as alternate sites of care. 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. In addition, Heather has also held positions Univita and UnitedHealth Group.

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Chief Information Officer

Patrick Funck

Patrick Funck serves as naviHealth’s Chief Information Officer responsible for leading all technology strategies and initiatives for the organization. Patrick 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 naviHealth, Patrick served as the CIO at Accretive Health where his team provided technology solutions to health systems, hospitals, and physician groups.

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Chief Medical Officer

Ken Botsford

Ken Botsford serves as naviHealth’s 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 additional, he also co-founded an independent practice association (IPA) and an electronic medical records company.

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SVP and President, Provider Solutions

Harrison Frist

Harrison Frist serves as Senior Vice President & President of naviHealth’s Provider Solutions group where he is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the health system, post-acute and software business. Harrison joined the company in 2012. Prior to joining naviHealth, Harrison worked in Qingdao, China for Chinaco Healthcare Corporation (CHC), an international hospital operator. Previously, Harrison worked for The Carlyle Group and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Harrison lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Ashley, and three children.