John Driscoll brings more than 25 years of health care experience to CareCentrix as CEO. Prior to CareCentrix, John served as President at Castlight Health, a healthcare technology company. Previously, John served as Group President for new markets at Medco (a $70 billion Pharmacy Benefit Manager). He led product development for employer and health plan clients. During his years at Medco, John was part of the senior management team that spun Medco out of Merck, building an enterprise that was named as the most admired company in healthcare services by Fortune. He was responsible for Medco’s entry into Medicare, growing the business from start-up to $20 billion in annual revenue. John also led Medco’s acquisitions and investments, investing over $10 billion in capital in high-growth companies, including specialty pharmacy Accredo Health. During John’s tenure, he was also in charge of Retail network contracting, Medco’s data products, Medco International, and Medco’s specialty pharmacy business.
John founded and chaired the Surescripts ePrescribing Network, building the first cross-industry collaborative with competing Retail, PBM, and Health Plans cooperating to revolutionize e-prescribing. Surescripts has grown from servicing under 50 million prescriptions in 2005, to over 1 billion prescriptions today. John also served as an Advisor to Oak Investment Partners. He was a member of the executive team at Oxford Health Plans, serving as Corporate Vice President for government programs. At Oxford Health Plans, he built and led the Medicare & Medicaid business, from start-up to over $1.3 billion in annual revenue. During his time at Oxford, the company was one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and was widely recognized as one of the most innovative companies in healthcare.
John was selected by the White House for its Entrepreneurs in Residence program in 2011 to advise the FDA on new paths for innovation. He has published articles in Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine.
John has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard University, and was a resident tutor at Winthrop House. John also holds an M.Phil from Cambridge University in England. He chairs the Truman National Security Project, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He serves as a Board Member for the Alliance for Hunger and the Press Ganey Corporation, and previously served on the Board of Outward Bound, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and the Domus Foundation.
Tej Anand is a technology-management executive with more than 25 years of experience in transforming technology business models to be more responsive to changing market and customer needs.
Tej joined CareCentrix from CA Technologies, where he ensured that information was used as a strategic asset to deliver profitable revenue growth, reduce complexity and improve the quality of business solutions deployed. Prior to CA Technologies, Tej was at Medco, where he was responsible for Clinical, Consumer and Information Management Services. Tej has also served as an Executive Management Consultant and has held senior IT management and research positions at Golden Books, NetCreations, NCR (Teradata), A. C. Nielsen and Philips Research Laboratories. He is a published author, industry speaker and holder of several patents in healthcare business processes and business intelligence.
Tej holds degrees in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and computer science from the University of South Carolina. He holds a doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Cantor is a geriatrician and attorney with extensive experience in designing and implementing population health and quality improvement programs for health plans and healthcare providers.
Most recently he served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), the 1,800-physician network for Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he managed network-wide population health and quality improvement programs. He also served as founding Medical Director for the NEQCA Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO), and was the first CMO for Minuteman Health, a CO-OP insurance plan, where he developed and implemented medical management programs. Prior to that he served as a medical director for Evercare of New England, a division of United Health Group, where he managed care managers and nurse practitioners, and led quality efforts for the Senior Care Options (SCO) program for people over 65 with Medicare and Medicaid coverage. He also held positions at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Womens Hospital, and the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, where he was responsible for developing new clinical programs for older people, and provided geriatrics assessments, primary care, long term care, palliative care, and made house calls.
Dr. Cantor still sees hospital inpatients on weekends. He trained in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and did his geriatrics fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His degrees in law and medicine are from the University of Illinois.
Mary Daschner is an accomplished management executive with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Mary joins CareCentrix from Medco’s Medicare and Medicaid Solutions Market Group where she served as President until 2012. While at Medco, she was responsible for strategy and financial results for Medicare and Medicaid as well as the retiree markets. She organically grew the Medicare/Retiree line of business from start-up to over $20 billion in revenue. Prior to joining Medco, Mary served in leadership roles at a number of healthcare companies, including Senior Market Strategies, Vitalink Pharmacy Services Inc., and Walgreens.
Mary holds a BS from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
Tom Gaffney leads Account Management & Client Services.
A cofounder of Sleep Management Solutions, Tom has more than 15 years of health-care experience working across the landscape of the alternate site industry, including DME, Home Infusion, and most recently as an owner and operator of DME and sleep lab operations. Based on an understanding of the cost drivers related to sleep services, as well as the growth in this area of healthcare, Tom developed a strategy to deliver low-cost and high-quality home-based sleep testing and therapy-management solutions for patients, thus, creating a full-service sleep-management program for payors to help manage their sleep service spend and trend. Sleep Management Solutions, the first sleep-benefits management company in the United States, was established in 2006 and has grown to serve several local and national health plans. The company became a wholly owned subsidiary of CareCentrix in 2010.
Tom holds a master’s degree in education from Springfield College in Massachusetts, where he also received his bachelor’s degree.
Alison Gilligan is a senior health-care executive with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to CareCentrix, she cofounded and served as Chief Executive Officer of VeriMedx, Inc., an early-stage geriatric disease management company.
Previously, Alison held senior management positions with Patient Care, a large regional homecare company; L.E.K. Consulting, an international strategy consulting firm; and Mariner Health Group, Inc., a publicly traded company operating sub-acute care facilities and ancillary service providers nationally. While at Mariner, Alison also served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.
Alison began her career at the law firm Wiggin & Dana as a corporate, mergers and acquisitions attorney specializing in the health care area. She holds a law degree from George Washington National Law Center, where she was an editor on the law review. She received both her master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.
As Chief Financial Officer, Steven Horowitz directs all of CareCentrix’s financial activities, including financial planning, accounting and financial reporting.
Prior to joining CareCentrix, Steven was the Vice President of business planning for Medco Health Solutions, a Fortune 50 pharmacy benefit manager. In this role, Steven was the CFO for three key U.S.-based divisions as well as all international markets, which together generated over $2 billion in annual revenue. Previously, Steven held the position of controller at National Medical Health Card Systems, a pharmacy benefit manager, and at The Fantastic Corporation, a global broadband multimedia corporation. Earlier, Steven was CFO at the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center.
Steven received his MBA from Adelphi University and earned his BS in business management from Cornell University. He is a licensed CPA, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gary is responsible for accelerating CareCentrix’s transition to value-based care through external partnership development.
Gary brings more than 25 years of public policy experience to CareCentrix, focused on creating more efficient collaborations between health providers and payers to benefit recipients of Medicare and Medicaid.
Prior to joining CareCentrix, Gary was a Managing Director in the Heath Industries Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), leading the National Government Programs practice. Throughout his career, Gary has been responsible for implementing enterprise-wide planning initiatives, strategic alliances, government affairs, and identification of acquisitions and new business opportunities for clients. He currently serves on the boards of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, Primary Care Development Corporation, the National Hispanic Council on Aging Business Advisory Board, and the Dean’s Council American University School of Public Affairs and Administration
Gisele is responsible for CareCentrix’s corporate and regulatory compliance and privacy programs.
She brings more than 20 years of legal and compliance experience in the health care arena to CareCentrix. Previously at Viant, a national PPO network, where she was Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Gisele was responsible for all regulatory, compliance, and privacy issues. She joined Viant after 15 years at Cigna HealthCare, serving in progressively larger roles in the Cigna Law Department and departing as Associate Chief Counsel. Gisele started her career in commercial litigation at Cohn & Birnbaum and Updike, and Kelly & Spellacy, both in Hartford, CT.
She received her law degree from the University of Connecticut and her undergraduate degree in finance at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Steve Wogen brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership to CareCentrix. As Chief Growth Officer, he is responsible for medical economics, new product development and the HomeSTAR® program.
Steve comes to CareCentrix from Express Scripts, formerly Medco Health Solutions, where he was the SVP/GM for Prescription Drug Plan and Retiree Solutions, and led the integration of the companies’ retiree business lines. He led the launch of Medco’s Prescription Drug Plan and employer sponsored retiree products, which he grew to a $4 Billion business; became CFO of the Retiree Division and directed the cross-functional team responsible for launch of Medco’s Medicaid strategy and operational model. Previously, Steve was Regional Director of Medical Economics at Cigna.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and medical ethics from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and a master’s in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond, VA. He has published and presented his work on electronic prescribing, the value of pharmaceuticals in care management, Medicare Part D and efficiency in healthcare delivery.