executive team

 

Stephen E. Gordon, MD, MBA | founder & chief executive officer

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Stephen Gordon is a board-certified geriatrician with a lifelong passion for improving the care of the elderly. He founded Edenbridge Health in 2016 after spending two years working as a primary care geriatrician at the Program for All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) at Upham’s Corner Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as well as director of the Iora Health Fellowship in Primary Care Innovation, where he specialized in clinical systems design, care planning, and provider development. He continues to practice on a limited basis at Upham’s Corner PACE. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and holds clinical appointments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and Hebrew SeniorLife, where he teaches in the Harvard Multi-Campus Fellowship in Geriatrics. He is a supervising physician for United Community Health Plan, where he oversees more than 30 nurse practitioners caring for nursing home patients across the Boston area.

Stephen’s career has spanned the worlds of medicine and business. After graduating from Harvard College, he spent four years as a consultant for the Advisory Board Company, where he worked on issues relating to hospital strategy and operations, including service line growth, facility design, primary care strategy, and physician-hospital relations. After a year at the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, focusing on issues of healthcare leadership, he earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he double-majored in health care systems and operations. Subsequently, he attended the Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by a two-year fellowship in geriatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Stephen has consulted for the Leapfrog Group, the Clinton Foundation, the Governments of Ukraine and Nigeria, the City of Cape Town Clinics in South Africa, Renaissance Health, as well as hospitals and health systems across the U.S.

 

SIMON LAGANIERE, MD | CO-FOUNDER

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Simon Laganiere is a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School, where he is the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellow in the Clinical Neurosciences. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and established and directs the Executive Function and Attention Disorders Clinic at BIDMC for patients with deficits in sustained attention, task switching, planning, organizing, and executing. After graduating from McGill University, Simon attended the Yale School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurology and a fellowship in cognitive neurology at BIDMC. He has published articles in a range of journals, including Brain and Neurology.

 

Alan P. ABRAMS, MD, MPH | Chief Geriatrician

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Alan Abrams has been a practicing geriatrician, physician executive and leader in geriatric education for more than 30 years. His career has been marked by leadership positions at the intersection of the provider and payer spaces. During his time as Chief of Geriatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance, he helped launch one of the early PACE programs in Massachusetts. He is nationally recognized for designing and implementing model geriatric health care delivery programs for culturally diverse, low-income populations. He most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization at Beth Israel Deaconess, which included Medicare shared savings risk contracts covering 70,000 lives. He has also served as Medical Director of UnitedHealth’s Special Needs Plan for People Living in Nursing Homes, and the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Excellence for Senior Health, which included a PACE program. He also served for 11 years as the director of the geriatric fellowship program at Harvard Medical School, and has been involved in the training of hundreds of practicing geriatricians. He is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and continues to teach geriatric fellows as well as speak internationally on geriatrics, education, and health care delivery for the elderly.

Alan holds a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MD from the New York University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his fellowship in geriatrics at Harvard Medical School.

 

Thomas (Tom) L. Reiter | Executive Vice President, PACE Operations

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Tom Reiter has worked in healthcare for nearly 30 years in a variety of settings, including mental health, geriatrics, and integrated healthcare models.  Tom has extensive experience working with capitation and risk through the PACE model, in addition to participation in developing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and medical homes.

During his 18 years leading PACE programs, Tom served as Executive Director of Gary and Mary West PACE of Northern San Diego, where he led the development of West Health’s first PACE program; and as President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Care Services (RMHCS), where he led the organization’s development and expansion. While at RMHCS, Tom oversaw growth of the PACE program from 143 to 500 participants, the renovation of a 24,000-square-foot building to become a state-of-the-art PACE facility, and the development of a transportation LLC that served PACE and other programs within RMHCS and the community. Prior to RMHCS, Tom led the PACE program for the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tom plays key roles with the National PACE Association (NPA), including speaking at multiple conferences and currently serving on NPA’s Board of Directors. Tom also serves as faculty for the PACE 2.0 Initiative, which is supported by the Gary and Mary West Foundation and the John A. Hartford Foundation, and focuses on exponential growth of the PACE model.

Tom is deeply invested in working with communities to evolve services and systems to support their residents’ healthcare needs.  He has also served on multiple boards including Community Health Partnership, Rocky Mountain Options for Long Term Care, Innovations in Aging, and The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing.

 

peter dreyfus, mMhS | Senior consultant

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Peter Dreyfus is a seasoned health care leader, having worked at the cutting edge of policy and health care delivery over a 30-year career in Boston. As a practice leader at Harvard Community Health Plan and its successor organizations (now Atrius Health), Peter guided clinicians, clinical leaders, and operating managers to create compassionate workplaces focused on patient needs while delivering on the promise of accountable care. While directing two of Atrius’ Boston health centers, including its first and flagship Kenmore practice, Peter led dozens of successful efforts to improve care and patient engagement, while restraining the growth of medical expenses. Atrius Health was a national leader in accountable care, achieving best-in-the-nation quality performance in its Medicare Advantage and Pioneer ACO programs.

At the Massachusetts Medicaid program, Peter designed and led early efforts to bring what we now call accountable care to families insured by MassHealth. He subsequently led Massachusetts’ first foray into universal health care through the CommonHealth program: a major Medicaid expansion and extension of coverage to working disabled adults and disabled children.
Peter earned a Master’s degree in management at Brandeis’ Heller School For Social Policy and an undergraduate degree in English from Brown University.

 

jo mcchesney, mba | strategy

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Jo is a lifelong healthcare strategy executive and health services entrepreneur with expertise in strategy, finance, operations, and business development. In 2003, Jo co-founded Isis Parenting, a unique blend of childbirth education and early parenting services. She served as President and CEO from 2006 through 2011 and grew the company to five regional locations with a digital presence that led the way for innovative thinking in perinatal health.

Prior to founding Isis, Jo worked in the strategy consulting practice of Accenture, where she helped teams from some of the nation's largest health systems capitalize on opportunities during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Earlier in her career she worked at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School in healthcare policy research focusing on issues of disparities in access to and quality of healthcare services.

Jo earned an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA, cum laude, from Kenyon College.

diana stilwell, mph | OPERATIONS and market strategy

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Diana Stilwell is a veteran of innovative organizations that engage and empower patients to improve the healthcare delivery system. She joined Edenbridge after more than 15 years leading the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of award-winning patient engagement solutions, patient decision aids and shared decision making programs at leading health systems. Diana is a consultant to professional societies, health systems, and research teams working to incorporate patients’ values and goals into clinical care decisions, and serves on the Patient Advisory Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Registry Program.

Before joining Edenbridge Health, Diana served as Chief Product Officer for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation (now a program of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Health Decisions Sciences Center) and Vice President, Shared Decision Making Solution Strategy at Healthwise, a leading provider of patient education and population health solutions to hospitals, health systems, and payers.

Diana earned a BS in biological anthropology and an MPH in health gerontology from the University of Michigan.