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The iHope Team

The iHope Team

John Tadich

Executive Chairman

John Tadich

John Tadich, executive chairman of iHope, grew United Healthcare’s behavioral health subsidiary from $19 million of revenue to $350 million in three years. He was CEO of United Behavioral Health for seven years. Later, he started the specialty division at Centene Corp. and acquired its behavioral health subsidiary as part of his responsibilities. He ran the public sector division of Value Options, the largest, private, managed behavioral health company in the US, adding more than $500 million of revenue to the division in his five years there. He has run behavioral health partnerships and is an advisor to numerous businesses in the mental health and substance-abuse field. He is an operating partner at three private equity groups and is an expert at value-based payment strategies, with industry-wide connections.

Tom Hunter

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Hunter

Tom’s experience includes marketing, product design, voice of the customer, behavioral health and intellectual property in games, healthcare and telecommunications. Prior roles include marketing at global companies like Thomson Reuters to founder and CEO of Glymetrix, a behavioral health company that used the motivational elements of games to help people manage their diabetes.

His background includes software product design, and he is the co-inventor of US Patent 6758746 Method for Providing Customized Interactive Entertainment Over a Communications Network.

Tom has done extensive work applying technology, methodologies and protocols that originate from entertainment, marketing and customer experience to telemedicine applications. He is a passionate supporter of evidence based use of technology to break down barriers to treatment and motivate patients to better outcomes.

Jo Anne Foley

VP, Clinical Care Affiliations

Jo-Anne W. Foley

Jo-Anne joins iHope Network with more than 20 years experience in healthcare delivery and healthcare insurance. Most recently, Jo-Anne held executive positions with Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates as the VP, Strategy Deployment and Sr. Director of the Medical Executive Office. Strategist skilled at driving achievement of organizational goals including attainment of Pioneer ACO financial and quality targets, NCQA’s Patient Center Medical Home highest level of recognition for all Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates locations and used data and analytics to support Harvard Vanguard’s leadership of the Boston market in quality performance metrics for many years. Additionally, Jo-Anne served as Sr. Director, Performance Improvement Strategy & Informatics at BCBSMA during the early years of BCBSMA’s implementation of the Alternative Quality Contract. Jo-Anne is graduate of Fairfield University.

Eva

Senior Scientific Advisor

Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD

Eva M. Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. She is also the clinical director of an integrated clinical behavioral health program for adolescents and adults. Dr. Szigethy’s major research interest has been in adapting a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in adolescents with physical illness. She had conducted several National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded and foundation studies to develop and show efficacy of CBT on emotional (depression and anxiety), cognitive (coping, illness perceptions) and physical (pain, inflammation) outcomes of youths with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and clinically significant depression. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on her research findings as well as written several reviews and book chapters. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on integrating behavioral health into medical treatment and has facilitated the translation and implementation of her CBT model in several other countries. Dr. Szigethy was selected for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide. The award is one of the highest honors in the field and was given for her work on cognitive behavioral therapy for depressed adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

Hobert Carl

Senior Director, Student Health and Wellness

Carl Hobert

Carl Hobert is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Fluent in Spanish and French, and author of “Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet” (Beacon Press), he worked in independent schools for 25 years (Proctor Academy and Belmont Hill School) before teaching at Boston University, where he directed the Global Literacy Institute. Hobert has also worked in Rwanda since the height of the genocide there in 1994. Along with Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health (PIH), whose focus was on medical reform, Hobert has helped the Rwandan government’s Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs to improve nursery – grade 12 education, and to create a national, youth-focused conflict resolution program which includes an important counseling component.

Steve Locke

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder

Steven Locke, MD

In addition to Dr. Locke’s leadership role in the iHope Network, he is a primary care psychiatrist in the primary care tele-psychiatry consulting service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and also a research psychiatrist in the Division of Clinical Informatics. Dr. Locke teaches at Harvard Medical School as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and at MIT where since 1999 he has been the founding director of a graduate course on e-health and m-health entrepreneurship in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2009 Dr. Locke was awarded the Stangler Prize for Innovation by the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. Dr. Locke still has an active practice of integrative primary care psychiatry.

Board of Directors

Steve Locke

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder

Steven Locke, MD

In addition to Dr. Locke’s leadership role in the iHope Network, he is a primary care psychiatrist in the primary care tele-psychiatry consulting service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and also a research psychiatrist in the Division of Clinical Informatics. Dr. Locke teaches at Harvard Medical School as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and at MIT where since 1999 he has been the founding director of a graduate course on e-health and m-health entrepreneurship in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2009 Dr. Locke was awarded the Stangler Prize for Innovation by the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. Dr. Locke still has an active practice of integrative primary care psychiatry.

John Tadich

Executive Chairman

John Tadich

John Tadich, executive chairman of iHope, grew United Healthcare’s behavioral health subsidiary from $19 million of revenue to $350 million in three years. He was CEO of United Behavioral Health for seven years. Later, he started the specialty division at Centene Corp. and acquired its behavioral health subsidiary as part of his responsibilities. He ran the public sector division of Value Options, the largest, private, managed behavioral health company in the US, adding more than $500 million of revenue to the division in his five years there. He has run behavioral health partnerships and is an advisor to numerous businesses in the mental health and substance-abuse field. He is an operating partner at three private equity groups and is an expert at value-based payment strategies, with industry-wide connections.

Congoran

Vice Chairman

Tom Congoran, MBA, MEd

Tom Congoran has extensive management, finance and information systems experience and was CFO of Atrius Health through 2014. Prior to joining the organization, Tom served as Vice President of Global Business Development for Pegasystems, Inc., a publicly traded software company. He also previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire and Chief Financial Officer for Healthsource, Inc. a publicly traded HMO management company. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University, a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from San Diego State University, and a Master of Education from Tufts University.

David Frenkel

David Frenkel, BSC

Change Catalyst Managing Partner, Formerly the Founding CEO of iHope, Former CMO of Enlighten Operational Excellence, former CEO of Panviva. Founder of several technology companies and senior executive of Fortune 500 technology companies including Bausch and Lomb, Lear Siegler, Computervision, Intergraph and Lumonics.

Alain Hanover

Alain J. Hanover, MS, OPM

Accelerator Executive CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) A co-founder of Common Angels, Boston’s leading Boston Angel group, Alain has been a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, executive, board member, advisor and lecturer for the past 30 years. He has extensive experience in launching numerous startups by bringing high-tech products from labs to market, setting strategy, raising capital, building companies, marketing and sales, making strategic agreements, taking companies public, and buying and selling companies in the areas of IT, electronics, clean energy and medical. Since 1998, he’s invested in more than 20 technology start-ups in IT and electronics, alongside Common Angels and served on many of their boards. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Mass. Technology Leadership Council and an active mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service, advising over 12 companies, and is a mentor in the MIT 100K competition. Hanover holds BS degrees in electrical engineering and math from MIT, an MS in applied math from Harvard, and an OPM degree from the Harvard Business School. He’s lectured on business, entrepreneurship, angel and venture capital investing at MIT, Harvard, BU, BC, Babson, Olin, WPI, U Mass, Bentley, Brown, as well as numerous relevant industry conferences and is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Bentley University.

Gujral

Inder-Jeet (I-J) Gujral, MS, MBA

CEO, Enfold, Inc. Former EVP of WebMD where he supervised technology, product development and elements of operations. I-J has been founder and CEO of several technology-related companies (health care software, drug-delivery devices, automation of financial services, wireless sensor networks) that were sold, went public or are currently operating. He serves on public as well as private company boards. I-J holds an MBA from Stanford University and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Solid State Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and an MS in Computer Science/Mathematics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Advisory Board

Campion

Chair

Francis X. Campion, MD

Dr. F.X. Campion is a leader in clinical informatics for health systems, biomedical research and analytics companies. He is an instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics. He maintains his part time internal medicine clinical practice at the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Kenmore center in Boston. He previously served as the Director for Clinical Information Systems at Harvard Vanguard/Atrius Health and served as Medical Director of HVMA’s Complex Chronic Care disease management service.

Casey

Paul C. Casey

Paul C. Casey, Political Strategist, brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience in policymaking covering all sectors of public governance to the iHope team. As President & CEO of Training Unlimited Inc., a private regional vocational/technical school and a founding Trustee on the State’s largest operating non-profit Foundation (Cummings), Paul understands the delicate balance between public and private interests. Elected to the Massachusetts General court for 20 years, Mr. Casey chaired six different Commmittees, authoring “first in the nation” legislation in the areas of Gun Control, Junior Operator Driving, Victims’ Advocacy, Pension Reform, Local Health Care Delivery, Emergency Management and Tax relief, “Senior Circuit Breaker”. Paul is married with three children and resides in Winchester. He coaches youth Soccer, Lacrosse and is a Professional Boxing Referee.

Kroenke

Kurt Kroenke, MD

Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP, is Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, and a Research Scientist in the Regenstrief Institute and the VA Center for Health Information and Communication. Dr. Kroenke is a past President of both the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association for Clinical Research Training. His research focuses on physical and psychological symptoms in medical patients including pain, depression, anxiety and somatization. He has conducted more than a dozen clinical trials funded by the NIH, VA, and other sponsors. These trials have used collaborative care models and more recently telecare interventions. He is co-developer of the Patient Health Questionnaire (including the PHQ-9, GAD-7, and PHQ-15) which is a widely-used measure for the detection and monitoring of common mental disorders.

Rome

Dan H. Rome, MD

Dr. Dan Rome is Medical Director at Fallon Total Care, Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation dually eligible demonstration project, a specialty health plan which provides “high touch” and highly integrated medical, mental health and community-based social services for low income, permanently disabled Medicare/Medicaid recipients. Prior to this role, Dr. Rome served as Chief Medical Officer for Beacon Health Strategies, a nation-wide managed behavioral health organization. He has also served as Tufts Health Plan’s (THP) Vice President for Medical Affairs and as THP’s Assistant Vice President for Mental Health Services. Prior to joining Tufts, Dr. Rome was Psychiatrist-in-Charge at McLean Hospital in Belmont, a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an attending psychiatrist at Deaconess Waltham Hospital in Waltham. In addition, he maintained an office practice in general psychiatry. Dr. Rome is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

Eva

Senior Scientific Advisor

Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD

Eva M. Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. She is also the clinical director of an integrated clinical behavioral health program for adolescents and adults. Dr. Szigethy’s major research interest has been in adapting a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in adolescents with physical illness. She had conducted several National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded and foundation studies to develop and show efficacy of CBT on emotional (depression and anxiety), cognitive (coping, illness perceptions) and physical (pain, inflammation) outcomes of youths with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and clinically significant depression. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on her research findings as well as written several reviews and book chapters. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on integrating behavioral health into medical treatment and has facilitated the translation and implementation of her CBT model in several other countries. Dr. Szigethy was selected for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide. The award is one of the highest honors in the field and was given for her work on cognitive behavioral therapy for depressed adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

Steve Locke

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder

Steven Locke, MD

In addition to Dr. Locke’s leadership role in the iHope Network, he is a primary care psychiatrist in the primary care tele-psychiatry consulting service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and also a research psychiatrist in the Division of Clinical Informatics. Dr. Locke teaches at Harvard Medical School as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and at MIT where since 1999 he has been the founding director of a graduate course on e-health and m-health entrepreneurship in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2009 Dr. Locke was awarded the Stangler Prize for Innovation by the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. Dr. Locke still has an active practice of integrative primary care psychiatry.