At Navvis we all come to work with one thing in mind. How can we take the good healthcare that we have and turn it into the great healthcare we all deserve?

There is nothing that gets us more excited than tackling big and complicated problems like this. It’s core to our DNA. After working with healthcare leaders for more than 20 years, we have learned that the real underlying problem they face is growth and diversification. The opportunities to solve this problem are often hidden because of a paradox they live with, choosing between volume-based growth or value-based performance. Many believe they must make a choice between volume OR value to be successful.

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We are focused on solving the growth and diversification issues of healthcare organizations. Our approach is totally different in that it enables you to achieve volume-based growth AND value-based performance, giving you economic strength to drive transformation to greatness within your organization. We combine the right strategy with operational excellence, supported by an integrated technology platform, to create a Growth Services Organization. We bring relevant strategies to life to impact your mission, margin, and market. We deliver on uniquely deployed payment models, care delivery transformation, and physician alignment. We understand that every organization and market is unique, and have worked with leading organizations like Texas Health Resources, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, OSF, and HMSA. We stand with you, manage it all, guarantee success, and help you deliver on the promise of making good healthcare GREAT HEALTHCARE. You can grow volume, you can transform, and you can thrive in the marketplace.

We can’t afford good healthcare anymore, let’s make it great.

Our Ideology

With all of the noise in the marketplace today, how can you focus on what’s most important and what will deliver the results you need today? We have been very intentional to develop our core ideology that governs how we think, how we treat each other, and how we help clients. It is core to our values. Our ideology enables us to find better solutions to the problem of growth and diversification.

Our Leadership

Mike Farris

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Navvis Board Member

With more than 25 years of executive leadership experience, Mike is a driving force in the success of healthcare organizations around the country. A visionary leader focused on returning healthcare... Read More

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Mike Farris

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of executive leadership experience, Mike is a driving force in the success of healthcare organizations around the country. A visionary leader focused on returning healthcare to a growth industry, Mike sees the opportunity in healthcare to provide relief for the physical, social, and emotional needs of people across the care continuum, while also enabling healthcare organizations to achieve prosperity.

As our CEO, Mike’s vision fuels Navvis in solving the biggest challenges in healthcare today. With extensive experience in payment models, care delivery systems, and physician alignment strategies, Mike instinctively connects the broken factions of the healthcare system to best support whole patient care and to unlock value in ways health plans, hospitals, and health systems never thought possible.

Prior to his current role at Navvis, Mike served as Chief Commercial Officer and President, North America, of Healthways, Inc. leading strategy, marketing, operations, and business development. Mike joined Healthways following its strategic acquisition of Navvis & Company in 2011, a company he had founded in 2004. Prior to Healthways and Navvis & Company, Mike was founder, President, and CEO of The Farris Group; President and CEO of LaserSight Incorporated in Orlando, FL (who acquired The Farris Group in 1994); and President of MEC Health Care, Inc., a subsidiary of LaserSight.

Mike is an entrepreneur, innovator, and executive leader. A skilled executive coach, Mike’s expertise is sought and valued by clients around the country. Over the past three decades, Mike has demonstrated a unique ability to advance organizations and unlock new value sources through strategy, leadership, and operational excellence.

Randy Combs

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Navvis Board Member

An expert in strategy, business, financial management, and operations, Randy has over 30 years of senior and executive level management experience for large health systems, integrated physician gro... Read More

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Randy Combs

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

An expert in strategy, business, financial management, and operations, Randy has over 30 years of senior and executive level management experience for large health systems, integrated physician groups, health plans, ambulatory centers, and post-acute providers. With an eye for value measurement and capture, Randy’s unique perspective combines strategy and operational excellence, and brings Navvis clients clarity in planning for and capturing value.

At Navvis, Randy oversees all aspects of our operations and finances. For our clients, Randy’s expertise plays a pivotal role in the development, evaluation, and implementation of financial outcomes measurement methodologies.

Randy is an expert in the creation of integrated physician groups, the management of hospitals and health systems, and the implementation of growth strategies that drive measurable value.

Prior to joining Navvis, Randy served in a range of executive roles, including EVP and CFO at KentuckyOne, EVP of Strategic Growth and CFO of Mercy Health (St. Louis, MO), and EVP, CFO, and COO of St. John’s Mercy Healthcare (St. Louis).

Bruce Henderson

President

Bruce is a senior executive with over 40 years of healthcare leadership experience. He has worked with hospitals, academic medical centers, national payers, and multi-specialty group practices nati... Read More

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Bruce Henderson

President

Bruce is a senior executive with over 40 years of healthcare leadership experience. He has worked with hospitals, academic medical centers, national payers, and multi-specialty group practices nationwide to successfully execute on a range of value-creating strategies.

As Navvis’ president, Bruce leads business development and client service delivery. His teams work directly with hospitals, health systems, and health plans to capitalize on opportunities that are unlocked through transitioning to value-based payment models, including bundled payments, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and Medicare Advantage.

Considered one of the nation’s top leaders in value-based care, Bruce has advised the country’s most respected and innovative health plans and systems, including each of the top ten health systems in the United States. His expertise spans market-capturing strategies, payer/provider partnerships, and the development of value-driving, risk-based contracting arrangements.

Bruce has served in a variety of executive leadership roles, including CEO of two health systems, a multi-specialty group practice, and a regional health plan. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Practice Leader for Navigant. He also served as Accountable Care Solutions Executive for Aetna, and as a healthcare practice leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG/BearingPoint.

Tim Elliott, Esq.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Navvis Board Member

With more than 25 years of experience practicing law and working with hospitals, health systems, and health plans to execute growth and diversification strategies, Tim’s unique leadership abiliti... Read More

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Tim Elliott, Esq.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

With more than 25 years of experience practicing law and working with hospitals, health systems, and health plans to execute growth and diversification strategies, Tim’s unique leadership abilities combine both legal expertise and operational practicality.

Tim serves as both General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Navvis. He leads a team of Navvis experts in supporting our hospital, health system, and health plan clients. Tim and his team focus on assessing opportunities for growth and diversification, building strategies and operational models to execute on identified opportunities, and optimizing the delivery of these strategies long-term.

Tim’s expertise in both management and law is essential for clients who are engaging in physician alignment strategies that involve contracting business structures. He has substantial experience in structuring pay-for-value relationships for health systems, physician organizations, and health plans.

Tim is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Prior to joining Navvis, Tim practiced law with the firms of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now known as Dentons) as well as with McDermott, Will & Emery. He maintains a relationship with Lowenbaum Law, a St. Louis, MO-based law firm.

Dawn Owens

Navvis Board Member

Dawn is President of TripleTree, a healthcare merchant bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, and principal investing services.


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Dawn Owens

Dawn is President of TripleTree, a healthcare merchant bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, and principal investing services.

Ryan Engle

Navvis Board Observer

Ryan is a Principal at TripleTree, a healthcare merchant bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, and principal investing services.


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Ryan Engle

Ryan is a Principal at TripleTree, a healthcare merchant bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, and principal investing services.

Stuart Baker, MD

Executive Officer & President Emeritus
Navvis Board Observer

Stuart exemplifies the power that is unleashed when an executive leader is both an expert physician and proven executive business leader. An Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of The Johns Hopkins Universi... Read More

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Stuart Baker, MD

Executive Officer & President Emeritus

Stuart exemplifies the power that is unleashed when an executive leader is both an expert physician and proven executive business leader. An Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Stuart’s expertise is leveraged by hospitals, health systems, and health plans across the country to develop and deploy strategies to transform healthcare delivery.

At Navvis, Stuart provides leadership across our client services, operations, and technology teams. He works directly with our clients’ executive and medical leaders to define growth and diversification strategies, and to build strong leadership and governance ensuring effective organizational transformation.

With more than 30 years of experience both practicing medicine and serving in executive-level leadership roles, Stuart’s perspective as a physician, business leader, and change management expert provides Navvis clients with clear guidance on the optimal strategies to drive measurable value.

Prior to joining Navvis, Stuart was EVP and COO at VHA Inc. (now Vizient) and served as Chief Medical Officer for Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, VA). He also practiced internal medicine and rheumatology for over 20 years and was Clinical Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Stuart has served on 18 boards of directors in the healthcare sector.

Robin Hug

Senior Vice President

Robin is an expert in guiding healthcare organizations to successful outcomes in a range of value-based care strategies, including MSSP ACOs, mandatory and voluntary (BPCI) bundled payment contract... Read More

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Robin Hug

Senior Vice President

Robin is an expert in guiding healthcare organizations to successful outcomes in a range of value-based care strategies, including MSSP ACOs, mandatory and voluntary (BPCI) bundled payment contracts, and clinically integrated networks. At Navvis, she leads a team of professionals that work hands-on with client executive and operational leadership teams. Robin and her team also work closely with in-market physicians and practice staff to improve quality of care and eliminate unnecessary medical costs.

An executive with more than two decades of experience, she has worked extensively in operational and financial executive-level roles at integrated healthcare systems, multi-specialty practices, and integrated post-acute care systems. She is widely acknowledged for designing, developing, and implementing solutions that coordinate care across the continuum of physician offices, emergency rooms, acute stay, and post-acute care.

Prior to joining Navvis, Robin served as COO for Population Health and Care Coordination at Orlando Health, which included administrative oversight responsibility for more than 200 employed physicians. She was also CFO and VP at Tabitha Health Care Services, and served on the Nebraska Governor’s Medicaid Rate Committee.

Bob Bauer

Executive Vice President

An executive with expertise in both finance and operations, Bob’s leadership guides hospitals, health systems, and health plans in identifying and implementing long-term growth and diversificatio... Read More

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Bob Bauer

Executive Vice President

An executive with expertise in both finance and operations, Bob’s leadership guides hospitals, health systems, and health plans in identifying and implementing long-term growth and diversification strategies. With more than 30 years of experience working with hospitals, health systems, and medical centers, Bob’s financial and business acumen is invaluable for organizations looking to achieve volume-based growth and value-based performance. Bob’s background in financial leadership is especially meaningful for organizations working to establish transformational organizational change.

As EVP, Bob leads a team of Navvis experts working day-to-day with clients across the country. Bob and his team are actively engaged in the development, deployment, and management of a wide range of strategic initiatives. This includes episodes of care, physician integration strategies, and service line performance improvement.

Prior to Navvis, Bob served in executive leadership roles, including as CFO, for several community, multi-hospital, teaching, and faith-based hospitals and health systems. He was also an innovator in ambulatory care strategies. Bob created the nationally recognized Health and Wellness Center by Doylestown Hospital, an experientially designed comprehensive outpatient campus. Bob is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, and is a regular speaker on a range of healthcare topics.

Chris Day

Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

Chris is a visionary healthcare executive with a proven track record of innovation, growth, and outcomes. Chris has extensive experience across the healthcare sector, serving in executive-level rol... Read More

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Chris Day

Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

Chris is a visionary healthcare executive with a proven track record of innovation, growth, and outcomes. Chris has extensive experience across the healthcare sector, serving in executive-level roles for national healthcare providers, health plans, and public organizations.

At Navvis, he helps hospitals, health systems, and health plans unlock their potential for volume-based growth through value-based performance by aligning expert strategies across payment models, physicians, and care delivery methods.

Chris has expertise in value-based initiatives, including ACOs and bundled payments, physician alignment strategies, and post-acute care. Chris also has extensive experience establishing business partnerships, joint ventures, and new companies to drive significant growth in new markets and sectors.

Prior to joining Navvis, Chris served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Care Management for Kindred Healthcare, Chief Business Development Officer for Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions, and worked in strategic leadership roles for Humana and the Public Health Foundation (Washington, D.C.). Chris has an MBA from Yale School of Management and a MPH from the University of Kentucky.

Mandy Mangat MD, MPH

Vice President & Medical Director

With broad experience in hospital operations, population health management and post-acute care environments, Mandy has extensive expertise in both clinical and administrative settings developing in... Read More

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Mandy Mangat MD, MPH

Vice President & Medical Director

With broad experience in hospital operations, population health management and post-acute care environments, Mandy has extensive expertise in both clinical and administrative settings developing initiatives that integrate care across the continuum.

At Navvis, Mandy leads clinical strategy for the Population Management Services Organization (PMSO), which coordinates the abilities and efforts of people, processes, and technology in delivering volume and value. She also serves as Navvis’ Medical Director, working with clients to develop and execute growth strategies centered on episode management and bundled payments, post-acute care, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Medicare Advantage.

Prior to joining Navvis, Mandy led population health initiatives focused on quality of patient care nationwide for BAYADA Home Health Practice. Before BAYADA, she served as the Resident of Executive Administration for Main Line Health System (MLHS), facilitating PCMH, quality improvement, and process excellence initiatives. Mandy also worked for 12 years in several clinical and operational leadership roles in acute care hospital and public health organizations.

Mandy earned her Medical Degree from Saint Petersburg Medical Academy, a Master’s degree in public health, with a focus in healthcare administration, from West Chester University, and a Master’s certification in lean six sigma healthcare from Villanova University.

Kristi Short

Senior Vice President, Post-Acute Care

Kristi serves as Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care for Navvis, developing strategies and operational models that enable health systems, hospitals, and health plans to achi... Read More

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Kristi Short

Senior Vice President, Post-Acute Care

Kristi serves as Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care for Navvis, developing strategies and operational models that enable health systems, hospitals, and health plans to achieve clinical and financial outcomes in value-based contracts. She is an expert in post-acute care and voluntary and mandatory bundled payments. Kristi works across Navvis aligning her knowledge and experience to ensure the design and delivery of successful programs.

With more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and strategy implementation in the healthcare and financial services industries, Kristi brings a valuable perspective to her work with client organizations, having led broad-based initiatives in two heavily regulated and dynamic sectors.

Kristi has worked extensively with post-acute providers, and has assembled large, joint venture inpatient rehabilitation services and outpatient facilities with hospitals, including Mercy St. Louis, Texas Health Fort Worth, Methodist Dallas, and BJC St. Louis. She has also developed strategic plans for national post-acute providers. Prior to joining Navvis, Kristi worked as VP of Development for both Centerre Healthcare and HealthSouth. Before entering the healthcare industry, Kristi worked in the financial services sector, including a 13-year tenure with the Federal Reserve Bank where she chaired several Federal Reserve Subcommittees.

Chuck Eberl

Chief Marketing Officer

Chuck is the rare marketer with equal expertise in business, strategy, and product management. With 20 years of senior leadership experience, Chuck is an expert communicator, strategist, and innova... Read More

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Chuck Eberl

Chief Marketing Officer

Chuck is the rare marketer with equal expertise in business, strategy, and product management. With 20 years of senior leadership experience, Chuck is an expert communicator, strategist, and innovator who helps diverse teams effectively collaborate toward collective long-term goals.

At Navvis, Chuck leads all aspects of marketing, and is integral to the development of our growth and diversification strategies. He works closely with Navvis senior leaders to ensure our products align to market and client needs, and partners with our product and technology teams to help translate those needs into actions.

Chuck is an expert at identifying value generation opportunities, and in helping organizations uncover and celebrate their greatness. Chuck has extensive experience working with early-stage and high-growth companies, and is equally experienced in developing new markets and categories in healthcare.

Prior to Navvis, Chuck served as SVP of Marketing and Product Management for Healthways, a total population health company serving health systems, health plans, and employers. He was also CMO for Connance, a company focused on predictive analytics and workflow technology, and VP of Marketing for Silverlink Communications, a healthcare engagement company.

Marc Grossman

Chief Information Officer

Technology is a foundational underpinning for any successful healthcare growth strategy, and Marc develops, deploys, and manages world-class IT for Navvis clients. With 30 years of experience, Marc... Read More

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Marc Grossman

Chief Information Officer

Technology is a foundational underpinning for any successful healthcare growth strategy, and Marc develops, deploys, and manages world-class IT for Navvis clients. With 30 years of experience, Marc has established a distinguished career as an IT leader at prominent companies in the healthcare and financial services industries.

At Navvis, Marc is focused on the day-to-day management of our technology solutions, delivering technology strategies that uniquely offer best-in-class capabilities while allowing clients to integrate their existing technologies. As an executive leader, Marc understands IT complexities, and the importance of maintaining both flawless performance and industry-leading security.

In addition to supporting our clients, Marc’s team provides support for all Navvis IT, and ensures data security and HIPAA compliance. Marc has experience leading software development and operations leveraging PMI, Agile, ITIL, and world-class best practices.

Prior to joining Navvis, Marc was SVP of IT for Magellan Health. He also held a global leadership position at Reuters and Bunge, where he worked to increase profitability and service levels through the implementation of a modern IT platform. Earlier in his career, Marc held senior leadership positions with global oversight responsibilities at Sallie Mae and Georgetown University’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Jeff Garibaldi

Chief Product Officer

As an entrepreneur, senior executive, and global strategist, Jeff has nearly 30 years of experience in the development and deployment of innovative products and technologies. Throughout this time, ... Read More

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Jeff Garibaldi

Chief Product Officer

As an entrepreneur, senior executive, and global strategist, Jeff has nearly 30 years of experience in the development and deployment of innovative products and technologies. Throughout this time, Jeff has been the lead or co-inventor on 55 issued patents in healthcare, supporting more than $300 million in cumulative revenue growth.

As Navvis’ Chief Product Officer, Jeff leads product strategy, innovation, development, and partnering opportunities. He is focused on addressing the emerging needs of administrators, clinicians, and patients throughout the continuum of care. Jeff applies his expertise and experience in assessing new innovative solutions that can be productized into Navvis technology solutions, driven from commercial development and strategic partnerships.

Prior to Navvis, Jeff served in multiple senior leadership roles spanning business strategy, global marketing, technology innovation, and product development. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of an innovative mHealth telehealth technology startup, which he led from concept to its current position as a globally-recognized Top 100 Digital Health Company.

Jeff has always been passionate about innovation, cultivating market-changing products from inception on the white board to delivery to his clients. His work in the startup community over the last several decades has resulted in more than $100 million in capital raises.

Holly Firestine

Chief People Officer

With expertise in both corporate strategy and human resource empowerment, Holly’s
unique combination of talents enables her to advance organizational business
objectives and foster ... Read More

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Holly Firestine

Chief People Officer

With expertise in both corporate strategy and human resource empowerment, Holly’s
unique combination of talents enables her to advance organizational business
objectives and foster internal and external alignment with established goals. As Chief
People Officer, Holly creates and cultivates connections between Navvis’ business
strategy, culture and mission, and our colleagues and client partners.

An innovative business leader with a passion for strategic human resources, Holly is
adept in navigating teams through change and developing award-winning corporate
culture strategies and initiatives.

Over the past 25 years, Holly has developed her expertise in a range of leadership roles
including roles in corporate strategy, human capital management, and operations. Holly
has led high-achieving organizations in both the government and private sectors, and
has provided consulting services to human resources executives within government and
employer markets in the US, Southeast Asia, and Colombia. Her work has led to her
employers being recognized by both Fortune Magazine and Working Mother Magazine.

Prior to joining Navvis, Holly held senior positions with several industry principals
including Healthways, Humana and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Holly has been a
frequent Keynote and conference presenter for the Society for Human Resource
Management.

Sheila Fusé

Vice President, Senior Executive of Policy & Payment

Sheila is a proven expert and industry leader in value-based payment models, accountable care strategies, and healthcare policy and regulation. At Navvis, she serves as Vice President and Senior Ex... Read More

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Sheila Fusé

Vice President, Senior Executive of Policy & Payment

Sheila is a proven expert and industry leader in value-based payment models, accountable care strategies, and healthcare policy and regulation. At Navvis, she serves as Vice President and Senior Executive of Policy and Payment Models, working with clients to drive volume-based growth through value-based performance.

Sheila expertly develops and executes strategies involving health plans, providers, and employers, and has worked extensively with regulators, regulations, and healthcare policy. Prior to joining Navvis, Sheila was CEO of Primary Partners, LLC, where she formed and led the regulatory application process, successfully receiving one of the nation’s first ACOs in 2012. She also led the creation of one of the first commercial ACOs in Florida in 2013. These ACOs have driven $15 million in shared savings and have received the highest quality scores.

Prior to working at Primary Partners, Sheila served as ACO Executive Director with a national  population health and ACO company, where she launched her third ACO in 2016. She is well-versed in risk management, client relationship management, process re-engineering, mergers, and operational integrations. For twelve years, she also held leadership roles in the banking industry, with Royal Bank of Scotland and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Lee Angus

President, MEDI

Lee is an expert in strategic performance, culture management, innovation, and creative collaboration. Lee helps healthcare executives unlock their potential for great leadership, and builds high-p... Read More

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Lee Angus

President, MEDI

Lee is an expert in strategic performance, culture management, innovation, and creative collaboration. Lee helps healthcare executives unlock their potential for great leadership, and builds high-performing cultures that are driven by powerful leaders.

He serves as President of MEDI (Morgan Executive Development Institute), a Navvis company. MEDI focuses on executive medical and physician leadership skills development through healthcare executive coaching. The MEDI team is integral to Navvis growth and diversification strategy, and works side-by-side with Navvis experts to help foster strong organizational alignment, change management, and physician leadership across our growth and diversification initiatives.

Lee believes in an “inside-out” philosophy of leadership development, focusing on awareness and strengths for personal growth first, then shifting that leadership outward. He frequently presents on leadership strategies at organizations such as Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, MasterCard, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Over the past 20 years, Lee has worked with executives at industry-leading organizations across the United States, as well as internationally in Asia, Europe, and South America.