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Executive Chairman

Brad Smith

Brad is the Executive Chairman of CareBridge Health and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Street Ventures. Brad served as Co-Founder and CEO of Aspire Health and the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

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Vice Chairman

Mike Tudeen

Mike’s past leadership roles include serving as President and Chief Executive Officer at PopHealthCare, Optum’s EverCare, and INSPIRIS. These companies all deliver technology-enabled, cutting-edge medical solutions in home-based settings and contract in full risk or value-based arrangements. Mike also serves on several healthcare company boards.

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Chief Executive Officer

Puneet Singh

Puneet’s prior leadership roles include serving as CEO of Quartet Health, Chief Growth Officer of Elevance’s Diversified Business Group (Carelon), and Chief Development Officer at Aspire Health. In each of these roles, Puneet partnered with payers and providers to help scale innovative, value-based care models to improve the healthcare of underserved communities.

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Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Melinda Henderson

Dr. Henderson most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer of PopHealthCare and previously served as the Lead Medical Director for United’s LTSS program in Tennessee as well as United’s national LTSS clinical team. She is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative medicine as well as a certified Medical Director with the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. She also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve.

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Chief Strategy Officer

Patti Killingsworth

Patti has nearly 25 years of Medicaid LTSS experience, most recently as the longstanding Assistant Commissioner and Chief of LTSS for TennCare, the Medicaid Agency in Tennessee. She is a lifelong family caregiver and a nationally recognized leader in HCBS policy and programs. She has managed LTSS, value-based purchasing, and initiatives to improve care for beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Patti currently serves as a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

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Chief Operating Officer

Derek Lindblom

Derek most recently led COVID-19 testing and mass and mobile vaccination efforts across the State of Illinois. Prior to that, he was a leader at Livongo (LVGO) and led teams with global consulting firm Bain & Co. and 7wireVentures VC Fund. He was also a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate and the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office.

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Chief Financial Officer

Brandon Kerns

Brandon was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Health, a national, risk-bearing house call provider serving chronically ill patients. Prior to Landmark, he was Vice President at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he focused on healthcare services and IT investing.

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President, Clinical Operations

Lynne Schaffler

Lynne most recently served as President of the Clinical Care business for Matrix Medical Network, providing in-home assessments to support risk adjustment and HEDIS gap closure for health plan customers. Prior to Matrix, Lynne spent 10 years with UnitedHealth Group in various leadership positions.

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Chief Growth Officer

Todd Leri

Todd most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Remedy Partners, where he was a founding member of the management team and led Remedy’s risk partnerships. Prior to Remedy, he served as a Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s healthcare restructuring group.


Chief Technology Officer

Ruben Perez

Ruben most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Technology of Aspire Health, CareMore, and DBG (a division of Elevance Health). Ruben has over 14 years of experience developing EMRs, hospital information systems, and other healthcare systems, and over 25 years of experience in software development and technology management.

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Regional President, West

Pam Coleman

Pam has more than 30 years of experience in Medicaid and has led efforts nationwide to develop, expand, and improve managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. Pam most recently served as a Director with Sellers Dorsey, a Medicaid consulting firm. Prior to that, Pam was the Director of Managed Care for the State of Texas’ Medicaid programs.

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Deputy Chief Medical Officer - Decision Support

Dr. Doug Hsu

Dr. Hsu most recently served as Vice President of Medical Policy and Utilization Review and One Care Medical Director at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA).  Prior to CCA, he helped develop and implement the Beth Israel Deaconess MassHealth Accountable Care Organization. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine.

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Chief Medical Director - Clinical Operations & Transformation

Dr. Rick Cohen

Dr. Cohen most recently served as the Vice President of Collaborative Innovation and Clinical Strategy at CVS Health. Prior to CVS, he served as the Chief Medical Director for Post-Acute Care & Government Programs at eviCore, a Cigna company. He is a board-certified internist with nearly 30 years of clinical and executive experience.

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National Medical Director - Clinical Operations

Dr. Miranda Huffman

Dr. Huffman is a family physician with a Masters in Education. She mentors students in a free clinic and teaches clinical medicine at Meharry Medical College. She has a particular interest in the care of patients with substance use disorders and chronic pain.

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National Medical Director - Behavioral Health

Dr. Abhi Saxena

Dr. Saxena most recently served as the Medical Director of Hospital Services for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health. He is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Southwell Health System and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Career Opportunities

As a CareBridge team member, your efforts matter to members, caregivers, care coordinators, and co-workers. It takes exceptional people to provide unparalleled service and improve the lives of our members.


CareBridge team members work together to provide our members with exceptional care.


CareBridge team members are willing to help each other grow personally and professionally.