Charlie Powell, CMPE, FACHE joined us as the Chief Operating Officer effective January 1, 2019. Charlie comes to us from KentuckyOne Health where he was the President of KentuckyOne Health Medical Group and Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. Charlie has many years of experience as a health care leader, always focusing his career on health care operations involving physicians.
Todd Higgins joined us as the Chief Financial Officer effective March 25, 2019. His career has spanned two decades in healthcare services. He recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Confluent Health, LLC and Kindred Healthcare, Inc., two Louisville, Kentucky-based companies.
Amy Garrigues serves as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, she was the Managing Partner of the Raleigh office of a national health care law firm and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Constantine “Connie” Mantz joined 21st Century Oncology in 2000 and has served in his current capacity as Chief Policy Officer since February 2018 and formerly as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations. Dr. Mantz is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. At 21st Century Oncology, as an area expert, he leads the company’s focus on the study and treatment of prostate and breast cancer.
Gustavo Olivera is 21st Century Oncology's Chief Technical Officer. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the physics department and ensures adherence to Medical Physics quality requirements, accreditation requirements and administration, physics vendor management, and applicable state and federal laws. He is also responsible for strategic development of the physics/technology department.
Gabe de Paz leads the Information Technology team and oversees the Company's information strategy and operations. Mr. de Paz has more than 24 years of experience in information technology within the healthcare industry.
Barry Axelrod leads the information security team and oversees the company’s information security risk management program, which is focused on protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all information systems and data.
Betta Sherman leads the corporate and regional compliance team, implementing a program that is consistent with guidelines issued by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Sherman has been working with 21st Century Oncology since 2015.
Juli Wessel joined 21st Century Oncology in 2017 as the Chief Privacy Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of privacy policies and training. She manages the company’s privacy monitoring program, including investigating and tracking privacy incidents, and ensuring compliance with federal and state breach notification rules. She also oversees the company’s compliance with use and disclosure requirements and patients’ rights with respect to protected health information (PHI).
Mark Zickel joined the 21st Century Oncology team in 2017 as Senior Vice President of Payer Contracting and Relations. Mr. Zickel is responsible for managing relationships with national, regional and local payers across the United States.
Kristin Meyer joined 21st Century Oncology in 2008. In her current role, she provides oversight of the development of talent management, policy development, and the development of patient and employee-focused corporate culture initiatives.