The Healthcare Advisory Board is made up of healthcare professionals who are industry leaders, innovative problem solvers and strategic thinkers. The board meets throughout the year to identify opportunities and develop solutions to enable Clear Arch Health to provide the most comprehensive and effective connected technology solutions to the healthcare industry.
Patty Kehoe, RN
COO, CKM Health Alliance, LLC
Patty Kehoe is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 35 years of experience and demonstrated success in progressively responsible leadership positions. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at CKM Health Alliance, LLC. Prior to that, she held several executive positions in managed care and quality improvement. As the immediate past president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, she led the health plan for five years and served as the Vice President of Healthcare Services for three years. Prior to joining Molina, Ms. Kehoe served as director for the state quality improvement organization external audit and review departments. She received a bachelor’s degree in business from University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in public health from Independence University. She is certified as a case manager. In addition to her role on the Healthcare Advisory Board, Ms. Kehoe serves as the Clinical Services Manager for Clear Arch Health.
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Harvard Medical School
Mass General Brigham
At Mass General Brigham (Partners HealthCare), Dr. Joe Kvedar has focused on driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for telehealth for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advance the adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level. Dr. Kvedar is Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and President of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). He is co-chair the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG), which works to ensure widespread coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and successfully established several new provider codes for telehealth reimbursement through the CPT process. Dr. Kvedar is also a member of the AAMC’s (Association of American Medical Colleges) telehealth committee, creating tools that will enable medical schools and residency programs to integrate telehealth into the training of future practitioners. He is the author of two books on digital health: The Internet of Healthy Things and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan.
Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA, FACPE
Chief Medical Officer and EVP, Gelesis
Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA currently is the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Gelesis, a biotech firm focused on obesity and major diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. With over 25 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive in a variety of innovative healthcare companies, his passion is leveraging his business, leadership, and clinical skills to create programs, services, and intellectual property that improve the health of large populations at scale. Prior to joining Gelesis, Dr. Leider’s role as Chief Medical Officer and Group Vice President at Walgreens provided a unique platform to impact the 6 million customers who visited a Walgreens store each day, as well as the 2 million customers who interacted with Walgreens digitally.
Prior to joining Walgreens, Dr. Leider was Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Ameritox, a national specialty laboratory that provides medication monitoring services to physicians that treat chronic pain and serious mental illness. Previously, he was Chief Medical Officer of XLHealth, a national Medicare Advantage plan that served seniors with common chronic illnesses. Dr. Leider speaks frequently to national audiences and is a core faculty member for the American Association of Physician Leadership where he also served as a recent past-President and Board Chairman. Dr. Leider has also served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
Esther Nash, MD
Physician and Healthcare Physician Executive
Esther (Es) Nash is a physician and healthcare physician executive with 30 years of leadership and management experience in health plans, provider organizations, and health services. Her most recent position was with Deloitte Consulting, LLP, where she served as Specialist Executive, Healthcare Strategy and Operations. Prior to her time with Deloitte, Dr. Nash was Vice President Comprehensive Care at Health Advocate and VP Clinical Innovation and Strategy at OptumHealth. She has also served in healthcare executive roles at Independence Blue Cross, Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey, Prudential HealthCare, and The Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Nash earned her M.D. and B.S. in Biology from Brown University. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and completed the Executive Leadership Program for Medical Directors at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.