The Archway Management Team

 

Dave Terry, CEO, Founder

As the CEO of Archway Health, Mr. Terry is a thought leader and frequent speaker on bundled payments and other payment reform initiatives. Throughout his 20-year-career in healthcare, Mr. Terry has been a senior executive and trusted strategic advisor for providers all along the care continuum. In these roles, he has led care and risk management initiatives with primary care physicians, specialists, acute care hospitals, pediatric health systems, skilled nursing facilities, home care companies, and hospice providers.

At Partners Healthcare in Boston, he helped negotiate global cap and pay-for-performance contracts with managed care plans, and then led primary care “pods” designed to manage the care and risk within those contracts. At Harborside Healthcare, he ran a home care agency that managed Medicare and commercial episodes of care within a single payment. As a partner with The Chartis Group, he developed provider networks and risk sharing models for Medicare ACOs; and prior to founding Archway, he led the effort to build the largest network of providers in the CMS bundled payment program.

Mr. Terry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia University. He currently serves on the board of Bottom Line, a national educational non-profit, and is a past board member of the Harvard Business School Health Industry Alumni Association.

 

 
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Tony Cheng, CTO, CO-FOUNDER

Mr. Cheng leads technology and product development at Archway, focusing on analytics and care management product development. Previously, he has been involved in various technology, big data, and media startups in New York City. He was co-founder and CEO of IgoUgo (www.igougo.com), one of the first user-generated content travel websites. IgoUgo won a Webby Award for the top travel site, and was acquired by Travelocity. He was also co-founder of Tripfilms.com and HotelConfidential.com.

He has also worked in investment banking, product development, and process engineering roles at JP Morgan, Citibank, and ExxonMobil.

He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Cornell University in chemical engineering. He is the holder of three US patents.

 

 
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Chris Couch, Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer at Archway Health, Mr. Couch is responsible for client service, clinical, and other administrative functions. During his more than two decades of work in health care and health care technology, he has led several large operating teams and helpedsupport successful double-digit growth trajectories. His work has encompassed electronic health records, pharmaceutical clinical trial technology, disease and care management, and patient outreach. He has led efforts in migration to the cloud, as well as the use of big data platforms to measure and drive improved operational performance and clinical outcomes.

Most recently he was the Vice President of Operations at HMS Eliza, the member engagement and analytics division of the leading coordination of benefits and payment integrity firm. Over the last three and a half years, Chris has led all operating activities and been a key leader on HMS Eliza’s senior team. Chris has also played several other key operating roles at innovative healthcare companies, including Arcadia Healthcare Solutions and Health Dialog, one of the most highly regarded and successful early care management companies in our industry.

Chris was also a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College.

 

 
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Mah-Jabeen Soobader, Ph.D, MPH, Chief Analytics Officer

Leading Archway’s analytics team, Dr. Soobader steers the strategic progression of payers and providers that are transitioning to and designing value-based care programs. She is a nationally-recognized subject matter expert in bundled payments and value-based reimbursement with a proven history of developing successful analytics and platform solutions for the healthcare industry. She has a strong background of partnering with nationally-acclaimed health systems to use technology to navigate the changing reimbursement landscape.

In 2013, Dr. Soobader received the John Rutherford Innovation Award, a prestigious corporate award granted for innovative solutions. She was also selected by Janssen Scientific as an industry expert to educate and inform their strategy on episodic payments. She has been published in a number of academic settings, including the Department of Health and Social Behavior at Harvard University, focused on the impact of health policy.

Dr. Soobader holds a doctorate in social epidemiology, a Master of Public Health from Boston University’s School of Public Health, and a degree in optometry from the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa.

 

 
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Charles L. Popkin, Chief Financial Officer

Charlie is a seasoned financial professional with experience growing companies in fast-paced environments. Charlie was the Chief Financial Officer of The Merallis Company, a technology services firm located in Rocky Hill, CT. Prior to Merallis, Charlie was a founding management member of PQC, Inc., a management services company which he helped grow to $80M in revenue. Charlie also founded Medical Claims Management (MCM), a practice reimbursement management and consulting firm. Earlier in his career Charlie worked as a Senior Consultant for Price Waterhouse and as Senior Accountant for Deloitte & Touche. He is a CPA, has a B.S. in Accountancy an A.S. in Management from Bentley College and an M.M. in Finance and Business Policy from the J.L. Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Charlie resides in Needham, MA with his wife and two children.

 

 
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Ben Gardner, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing 

Mr. Gardner is a key leader in our company who brings a unique mix of long-term healthcare sales experience and the roll-up-your-sleeves spirit of a true entrepreneur. He is passionate about fixing healthcare and keeping bundled payment programs simple.

Ben comes to Archway Health with over 20 years experience building and evangelizing early stage companies in healthcare and marketing services. Most recently, Ben founded Linkwell Health with the mission of developing simple, meaningful ways to engage and empower consumers to promote healthier lifestyles. Today, Linkwell partners with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, helping to improve member behaviors and satisfaction.

Prior to starting Linkwell, Ben was VP of Sales for Imagitas, a Boston-based marketing services company. Earlier in his career Ben was worked in sales for Stryker, selling medical devices, and HPR, selling clinical software. Ben is a graduate of Bentley University.

 

 
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Keely Macmillan, BPCI General Manager 

Keely Macmillan oversees all aspects of Archway’s involvement in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She is a recognized expert in alternative payment models, bringing to Archway more than 10 years of healthcare experience in guiding specialty providers to success in ACOs, bundled payments, value-based purchasing, and MACRA’s Quality Payment Program.

Across the industry, she has worked closely with senior leadership to develop system-wide public payer strategy and advocacy. Previously, Ms. Macmillan was manager of government payment policy at Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in Massachusetts, where she managed public payer financial forecasting and led the government payment policy team in the analysis of performance-based reimbursement models.

She earned a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science from Yale University.

 

 
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Mike Fazio, Vice President of Client Services

Mr. Fazio has significant expertise in the areas of managed care and provider reimbursement. He has successfully helped a variety of clients enter the CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative and implement their bundled payment models. An authority on the design of bundled payments, his expertise includes development of value-based reimbursement methodologies, feasibility planning for the creation of ACOs and business development strategies.

Previously, Mr. Fazio was a senior consultant with Health Management Associates where he helped health plans, providers and states navigate transformative projects. He conducted feasibility planning and analysis with providers to create ACOs, including the design and launch of a care coordination model for delivering care to children with complex medical needs.

Prior to his work at HMA, Mr. Fazio served as manager of managed care finance and strategy for Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. He designed financial forecasting models, formulated strategy recommendations, and wrote contract language for the hospital’s $1.6 billion contracted book of business with local and national health plans, Medicaid managed care organizations, government programs, and risk-based provider groups.

Mr. Fazio was also a consultant with Public Consulting Group, where he developed and implemented cost savings solutions for state agencies and managed care organizations. His clients annually recovered more than $20 million and saved more than $70 million through the third-party billing, recovery, and cost avoidance services that he provided.

Mr. Fazio holds a bachelor’s degree in health management and policy from the University of New Hampshire.

 

 

 
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Maureen Thompson RN, MSM, Vice President of Care Management

Ms. Thompson is an innovative results-oriented healthcare executive with diverse experiences in home health, hospice, palliative and private care within large healthcare systems and independent not-for-profit and for-profit agencies. She is a strategic visionary with the demonstrated ability to drive the change to create efficiencies and effectively compete in a dynamic healthcare environment.

Ahead of the curve, as president of Steward Home Care Ms. Thompson implemented a successful transitions of care model which resulted in significant reductions in hospital readmissions and improved quality outcomes for patients with complex medical conditions.

Ms. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in health services management from Lesley University.

 

 
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Bongani Mngomezulu, Vice President of Analytics

Mr. Mngomezulu has spent nearly 14 years building healthcare analytics products and solutions. Before joining Archway Health, he led the Shared Product Services and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform team for Deloitte’s life sciences and healthcare analytics products under the ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte brand.

Mr. Mngomezulu was also the product manager of ConvergeHEALTH’s Population Health Insight, a SaaS-based offering for managing patient populations in risk-based contracts. The solution provided analytic capabilities to help launch several CMS Pioneer and MSSP ACOs, and Commercial ACOs as part of the Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative (NNEACC). In this role, he designed and implemented a user-friendly engine for defining and operationalizing the computation predictive risk models, and patient stratification algorithms.

Before Deloitte, Mr. Mngomezulu led the development of multiple healthcare claims and episode-based analytic products for ProfSoft Inc. As the original software engineer at ProfSoft, he established the processes and infrastructure for designing, building, operating and supporting all of the analytic products and solutions. Eventually, when ProfSoft was acquired by Thomson Reuters Healthcare (currently Truven Health Analytics), Mr. Mngomezulu led the integration of the ProfSoft capabilities into Thomson Reuters market offerings including the Advantage Suite. He was the lead designer and development manager for a quality measures rules engine for computing HEDIS, AHRQ, AMA and other measures in the National Quality Foundation registry.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Mngomezulu worked in high performance computing with Silicon Graphics Inc.

Mr. Mngomezulu holds an MBA in Managing Technology Intensive Enterprises from Babson College and a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Macalester College.

 

 
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Benjamin Lin, VP, Software Engineering

Mr. Lin is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience dealing with a wide variety of consumer applications. Prior to Archway, he served as VP of Technology for Travel Ad Network, an ad media company that served over 500M ad impressions a month and processed log level data to produce targeted ads and insights. He has also previously worked at PongYo, an animated messaging app, and Travelocity.

Mr. Lin holds a computer science degree from New York University.

 

 
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Luke Pezet, VP, Software Architecture

 

Mr. Pezet is a solution and software architect with over 10 years of experience in pioneering web analytic tools and complex data management projects. His expertise includes designing and implementing big data solutions to process millions of data inputs on a daily basis to monitor, assess, and improve performance.

Mr. Pezet is a successful technology entrepreneur who was an early employee of IgoUgo.com, which was sold to Travelocity, and co-founder of Tripfilms, one of the largest databases of travel videos on the web.

He also has served as interim CTO for The Achievement Network (ANET), a non-profit education company that helps schools use real time assessment data to improve student performance. At ANET, he implemented web tools for staff to help scale their operations and end-user web sites for teachers and principals to access reports and analysis. Within just a few years, this platform has helped ANET grow from 13 schools in the Boston area to over 480 schools and 145,000 students across 10 states. ANET has been recognized as a pioneer in education innovation and was named “New Schools Ventures Organization of the Year” in 2011.

Mr. Pezet has also worked on data management projects with USA Today, Rand McNally, Microsoft, Samsung, and many others.

Mr. Pezet holds a master’s degree in computer science from Rennes University in France.

 

 
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Jun Wang, PhD, MD Principal Data Scientist

Dr. Wang is a Principal Data Scientist at Archway Health and brings more than a decade of expertise in the custom design, development and implementation of value based payment programs. At Archway, Dr. Wang leads development of payment models, and advises the Archway team on cost of care analytics and high-risk identification.

Dr. Wang's work has traversed Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial bundled payment initiatives, including BPCI, CJR, and OCM. Dr. Wang has led the production of all versions of the original SAS analytic packages of the PROMETHEUS bundled payment model and has designed 39 custom bundled payment arrangements for Commercial programs. Dr. Wang led the CMS multi-million-dollar project Generating Medicare Physician Quality Performance Measurement Results and the Massachusetts State Medicaid P4P Quality Measure Program.

Dr. Wang has worked in several academic settings including serving as Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and as Clinical Research Scientist at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Wang has published over fifteen original research papers in various topics, including foundation and federal grant research. Dr. Wang holds a PhD in Molecular Epidemiology from Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and an international equivalent MD from the School of Medicine, Beijing University in China.

 

 

 
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Michael E. Chernew, PhD, Advisor

Michael Chernew, PhD, is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chernew’s research examines several areas related to controlling health care spending growth while maintaining or improving quality of care. His work on consumer incentives focuses on Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID), which aligns patient cost sharing with clinical value. His work on payment reform involves the evaluation of population-based and episode-based payment models. Other areas of research examine Medicare Advantage, prescribing patterns and medication adherence, the causes and consequences of rising health care spending, and geographic variation in spending, spending growth and quality.

Dr. Chernew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in economics from Stanford University, where his training focused on areas of applied microeconomics and econometrics. In 1998, he was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Public Health. In 1999, he received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from the Association of Health Services Research. Both of these awards recognize overall contribution to the field of health services research. His 2008 article in Health Affairs, titled “Impact of Decreasing Copayments on Medication Adherence within Disease Management Program,” was awarded the Research Award from the National Institute for Health Care Management. 

Dr. Chernew is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors and of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT). He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2011, he served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Determination of Essential Health Benefits and, in 2010, was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Chernew is the former Vice Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which is an independent agency established to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. In 2000, 2004, and 2010, he served on technical advisory panels for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that reviewed the assumptions used by Medicare actuaries to assess the financial status of Medicare trust funds. On these panels, Dr. Chernew focused on the methodology used to project trends in long-term health care spending growth. In April 2015, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker appointed Dr. Chernew to the Massachusetts Health Connector Board of Directors. Dr. Chernew is currently a co-editor of the American Journal of Managed Care and editor of the Journal of Health Economics. He is a former senior associate editor of Health Services Research. He has also served on the editorial boards of Health Affairs and Medical Care Research and Review.

 

 
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Stephen B. Murphy, MD, Advisor

Dr. Stephen Murphy is an Orthopedic Surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He specializes in reconstructive and joint preserving surgery of the hip and knee. He earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He completed his orthopedic residency at the Harvard combined program and completed two research fellowships in orthopedic biomechanics at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospitals in Boston. His Maurice E. Muller fellowship in reconstructive surgery (in Switzerland with Maurice Muller and Reinhold Ganz), at Massachusetts General Hospital, and at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital) completed his clinical training.

Throughout Dr. Murphy’s career, he has designed implants and instruments, and has pioneered many new surgical techniques currently in use. He was one of the first American surgeons to popularize the use of peri-acetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia and was the first to publish on the topic of femoroacetabular impingement.  He has been a pioneer in the area of computer-assisted orthopedic surgery and developed many of the algorithms used in virtually all surgical navigation systems in use throughout the world. He is also the developer and inventor of the superior capsulotomy minimally invasive method of performing total hip arthroplasty (nicknamed “supercap”) and co-inventor of the similar operation called “superpath”. The implants that he has designed have been used on all of the inhabited continents. Dr. Murphy was also the lead investigator for the largest multicenter FDA study of total hip arthroplasty performed to date which led to the approval of the use of ceramic-ceramic bearings in the United States. More recently, he invented and developed the HipSextant, a smart mechanical navigation system for hip surgery. He has more than twenty patents and patents pending in the US, Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, and India.

Dr. Murphy is a member of a number of professional societies including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Hip Society where he serves on the nominating committee, and the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery where he has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and President. He is widely published in the fields of arthroplasty, joint preserving surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and computer-assisted surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and Consultant Reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryClinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and several other peer-reviewed medical journals.

 

 
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Suzanne Meyer, Senior Value Based Care Account Manager

At Archway, Suzanne partners with clients to design and deliver quality outcomes while improving efficiencies within the bundled payment system.  Ms. Meyer has over 20 years experience in various healthcare capacities. Most recently, as a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator, she was an Executive Director and Regional Vice President with Fundamental Clinical and Operational Services.  Suzanne worked closely with various BPCI conveners, ACOs, and QIPP partnerships during this time toward common goals of quality and value. As a nursing home administrator at other successful post-acute facilities in the North Texas region, she and her teams earned two deficiency-free surveys.   

Prior to her engagement in post-acute care, she was involved with medical imaging, as a sonographer and radiologic technologist in hospital, outpatient, and college settings.  Alongside her employer, a prominent vascular surgery group in Dallas, Suzanne opened Texas Vascular Center, a vascular laboratory which was the first accredited in Texas by ICAVL.

Suzanne has a M.S. in Long-Term Care, Senior Housing and Aging Services from the University of North Texas, as well as a bachelor’s degree from UNT.  


 

 
 
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Darren Horrigan, Principal Value Based Care Account Manager

Mr. Darren Horrigan has been active in the home healthcare an account management arena for 20+ years. Darren began as as a field nurse, then moving up through multiple positions including marketing director and agency administrator. During this time, he transitioned from a regional agency to positions with statewide and, then, nationwide agencies. Over the last few years, Darren's combined clinical and administrative experience has proven to be valuable as he has been involved in numerous innovative projects, including federal grant pilot programs, Medicare bundled payment programs, MyCare Ohio dual demonstration projects and development of long-term care insurance assessment programs.   

Modern healthcare reform has brought with it an increasing need for administrators of all healthcare organizations to familiarize themselves with, and in many cases collaborate with, other providers. As a result, Darren has worked closely with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, independent/assisted living facilities, group homes, physician office practices and hospice agencies. He has been working with the Medicare shared savings programs, like BPCI, and involved in redesigning care planning techniques to care for patients in a more efficient way while maintaining or increasing quality of care and patient satisfaction. Darren holds a BS in Nursing from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Toledo.