Chutes & Ladders—Transcarent taps Fitbit vet as CMO; Civica's next president and CEO

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. Please submit the good news—or the bad—from your shop, and we will feature it here at the end of each week.


Tim Rosa

Tim Rosa has been appointed as the chief marketing officer of Transcarent, the tech startup launched in 2020 by Livongo founder Glen Tullman to tackle employer-sponsored benefits.

Rosa is no stranger to healthcare and wellness technology having spent seven years with the same title at Fitbit. Alongside growing the wearables maker’s marketing team from six to 98, he negotiated partnerships with major names, fueled revenue growth from eight to 10 digits and helped grow the company’s brand through its IPO and eventual decision to join Google.

Rosa also had a half-year stint as chief marketing officer at digital-first provider Babylon Health.

At Transcarent, Rosa will be leading strategy and execution of brand, commercial and product marketing as well as working alongside the company’s other teams to expand activation, utilization and retention. He will be reporting directly to Tullman.


Ned McCoy

Ned McCoy, currently the chief operating officer of hospital-backed generic pharmaceutical company Civica, has received the nod to relieve Martin VanTrieste as president and CEO, effective June 1.

McCoy has been with Civica since the company launched in 2018 to address challenges with the supply and cost of frequently used drugs in hospitals. He has led efforts to secure manufacturing partnerships for over 60 sterile injectable medications hospitals use daily and provided day-to-day oversight for Civica’s growing manufacturing efforts.

McCoy preceded his role at Civica with 32 years at Abbott, where he led teams in hospital products, pharmaceutical products, nutrition and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

VanTrieste is a former Amgen executive who came out of retirement to help launch Civica as its first CEO.

He will remain on the organization’s board and serve as an adviser to the company. McCoy will also join Civica’s board upon taking up his new titles.


Eric Galvin of PopHealthCare

Eric Galvin has been appointed CEO of GuideWell subsidiary and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida sister company PopHealthCare.

He comes from New York nonprofit health insurer EmblemHealth, where he served as chief growth and medical cost officer. He also previously held leadership roles at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina and Cigna.

In the role, Galvin will lead PopHealthCare as well as its value-based national medical group, Emcara Health, which launched in October. He will hit the ground running as the company pushes for growth and continued enhancements to its vision for managing complex patients.

Galvin succeeds interim CEO Mark McConnell,  who will be taking on another CEO role at GuideWell’s Onlife Health.


Christina Harris, M.D.

Christina Harris, M.D., will work to drive health equity across Cedars-Sinai as the system’s new vice president and chief health equity officer.

A Harvard Medical School graduate, Harris completed her internship and internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

She most recently was serving as the associate program director for the UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as the associate vice chair of equity, diversity and inclusion for the UCLA Department of Medicine. Harris is also a primary care physician at a west Los Angeles VA medical center.

Harris, who was selected for the role following a nationwide search, will be continuing the work of Linda Burnes Bolton, a senior vice president at Cedars-Sinai and the system’s first chief health equity officer. Burnes Bolton is retiring after more than 50 years with the organization.

> Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will welcome Jennifer Willcox as senior vice president, general counsel and chief governance officer June 1.

> Clover Health announced Scott Leffler as its next chief financial officer, effective in August. Leffler was previously the chief financial officer and treasurer of Sotera Health, where he served through its IPO.

> Athenahealth, an electronic health record and software services company, brought on John Hofmann as its new chief financial officer, taking over for the recently retired Luis Borgen.

> Bright Health Group expanded its leadership team with the additions of Michael Carson as CEO of Bright HealthCare and Jeff Cook as CEO of NeueHealth.

> Komodo Health, a healthcare data company, named Aswin Chandrakantan, M.D., as its first chief operating officer.

> Virginia Mason Franciscan Health named Wes Davis, M.D., as regional obstetric medical director for its women’s and children’s service line.

> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives brought Stacey Johnston, M.D., on as the board chair of its Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications.

> Cedars-Sinai welcomed Roma Gianchandani, M.D., as the medical director of diabetes quality and vice chair of quality and innovation.

> St. Clair Health, in Pittsburgh, will see President and CEO James Collins retire next month after a 15-year run in the top spot.

> Hot Springs Health, in Wyoming, named Scott Alwin as CEO of the hospital, effective July 1.

> POCN, a nurse practitioner and physician’s associate network, added Deb Nevins as executive vice president of customer strategy.

> Medicaid Health Plans of America appointed Michelle Tranquilli, the director of government affairs at Molina Healthcare, as vice chair of its government relations committee.

> Atlantic Health System, in New Jersey, unveiled Suja Mathew, M.D., as executive vice president and chief clinical officer.

> Baptist Health of Northeast Florida announced Keith Tickell as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

> Found, a weight care platform, named Matt O’Connor as its first chief growth officer, Serafina Raskin as general counsel and Randall Rainosek as head of finance.

> HCA Florida University Hospital tapped Madison Workman as its new chief operating officer.

> Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Maryland announced the retirement of President and CEO Sheldon Stein in November.

> Buoy Health, a health navigation technology company, added Humana Regional Medicare President Eric Bohannon to its board.

> National Research Corporation (NRC Health) tapped Parul Bhandari for its board of directors.