In addition to Lee Dilworth, the following individuals are members of ReVIDA’s Board.
Mr. Rash is a member of the board of directors of LifePoint Health and the former chairman and CEO of RCCH HealthCare Partners. Prior to the forming of RCCH, he was chairman and CEO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners, as well as chairman and CEO of Province Healthcare and executive vice president and chief operating officer for Community Health Systems.
During his more than 39 years in the healthcare industry, Mr. Rash has served in various additional executive, administrative and financial roles at numerous community hospitals. His leadership experience includes a past position on the board of directors of Odyssey Healthcare, the first publicly traded hospice company (formerly NASDAQ: ODSY). He also held a long-term seat on the board of directors of HealthSpring, one of the largest Medicare Advantage programs in the U.S. (formerly NYSE: HS). He is the current chairman of American Pathology Partners, a medical laboratory company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the chairman of Unifeye Vision Partners, a company that provides management and support services to ophthalmology and optometry practices, as well as single-specialty eye surgery centers. Mr. Rash is chairman of ReVIDA® Recovery Centers, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare company based in Nashville, Tennessee that treats Opioid Use Disorder.
He is a past chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and the Nashville Health Care Council. He holds both a bachelor’s and MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Mr. Smith currently serves on or has visitation rights to the board of directors of the following companies: Silicon Ranch, a developer and operator of utility scale solar facilities that provides turn-key renewable energy solutions to industry and utility partners; ORIG3N, a biotechnology company that collects DNA samples and researches and develops treatments for genetically inherited diseases, as well as offers a series of genetic tests that provide reports and insights on various aspects of the test-taker; In the Bowl Animal Health, a companion animal health company providing pet owners with a creative alternative to current methods of drug administration; AngelEye Health, a developer of next generation camera systems and educational and clinical communications software to transform neonatal care; ReVIDA, a medication assisted treatment clinic operator assisting opioid addicts in their recovery; and Preferral, a platform designed to streamline the patient referral process.
Prior to his involvement with MGP, Mr. Smith held a long and distinguished career in the wireless and tech spaces. After receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, Mr. Smith began his career at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo in brand management and advertising. Mr. Smith transitioned into technology. First, in the early days of wireless, Mr. Smith served at Verizon (formally GTE); prior to the merger creating Verizon, all U.S. operating areas reported to him. In early 2000, Mr. Smith moved to Silicon Valley, where he was the EVP/GM and Chief Marketing Officer with Excite@Home. In Silicon Valley, Mr. Smith gained experience in media/content and internet technology/infrastructure. Mr. Smith moved home to Tennessee in 2002 with Asurion as EVP/CMO. He led the relocation of Asurion’s headquarters from Silicon Valley to Nashville.
Mr. Smith was also a founding board member at The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and sits on the boards of The Trinity Forum in Washington D.C., Montgomery Bell Academy and Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Recently, Mr. Smith taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Gabe Roberts is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Roberts Consulting Group (RCG). RCG is a advisory firm that partners with health plans, providers, and government/health plan vendors to assist them in identifying and operationalizing market opportunities, driving enterprise value, and advancing strategic priorities. It also works with private equity and venture capital firms to provide specific transaction-related services and insight.
Prior to founding RCG, Roberts served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Medicaid agency (“TennCare”) as a member of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Cabinet. In this role, he was responsible for, among other things, the day-to-day operations of the $12 Billion annual budget, leading 1,200 employees, providing essential health care services to 1.4 million Tennesseans, and designing/implementing/driving further adoption of nation-leading policies that ensure the long-term fiscal sustainability of the Tennessee Medicaid program. During his tenure, Roberts was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medicaid Directors and was named a Fellow with the Medicaid Leadership Institute (a program facilitated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies). Prior to serving as the TennCare CEO, Roberts served as the agency’s COO and General Counsel.
Roberts is active in the health care industry by serving as a Board member, Advisory Board member, and Senior Strategic Advisor to multiple companies. He is also active in the Nashville community having served on the Boards of several not-for-profit organizations. Roberts and his wife, Ashleigh, have five children and are active members of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
Roberts is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and of the University of Mississippi, where he graduated with degrees in Accountancy and Economics and was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame.
Dave Cooley is a principal at Cooley Public Strategies. With more than 25 years in public service, healthcare public affairs and market positioning, Mr. Cooley manages a consulting network primarily in the healthcare and energy sectors covering 33 states. Prior to establishing CPS, Mr. Cooley served as deputy governor to Tennessee Governor Bredesen from 2003 to 2007. As deputy governor, Mr. Cooley served as lead strategist for the administration’s agenda on public policy issues including healthcare. Mr. Cooley also served as Chief of Staff to the mayor of Metro Nashville in the early 1990s.