Aphora Health™

Aphora Health™
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Our Advisors

Aphora has assembled a leadership team that is deeply committed to improving people’s lives and has decades of experience from both the health insurance and health care provider sectors. The leadership team areas of expertise include technology, sales, marketing, operations, provider network development and clinical care and quality.

This team is supported by a group of well-respected business executives and entrepreneurs serving as advisors who bring additional experience and guidance to Aphora Health. We believe that every individual should have access to affordable, high-quality medical care.

Our Advisory Board

Leo R. Spector | MD, MBA, CEO

Chief Executive Officer,
OrthoCarolina

David Boucher MPH, FACHE

David Boucher | MPH, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer,
Bumrungrad International Hospital Phuket & Market

Abie Ekangaki, PhD

Abie Ekangaki | PhD

Senior Vice President & Global Head of Biometrics, Premier Research


David Gardner​

David Gardner​

Serial Entrepreneur & Early-Stage Fund Manager


Maureen O'Connor

Maureen O'Connor

CEO of ZealCare
Former President of Whiterabbit.ai


Maureen Sullivan

Maureen Sullivan

President, Balestrand Strategic Advisors
Former CSO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Michele Stone

Michele Stone

Co-founder & President of Seez Integrated Marketing


Our Strategic Advisors

Steve Crist

Steve Crist

Consultant, USI
Former Group Segment VP, Blue Cross NC

Patrick Getzen

Patrick Getzen | FSA, MAAA

Former SVP & Chief Actuary, Blue Cross NC

Kay Dickinson

Kay Dickason | RN, MBA

Former ACIO, Cleveland Clinic
Former Senior Director, NYU Langone

Our Medical Advisory Board

At Aphora Health, our distinguished medical advisory board provides expert knowledge and advice grounded in hands-on clinical experience. Our goal is to ensure our members receive exceptional care quality and the best possible patient outcomes through developing care continuity pathways to support Aphora Health’s mission.

Dr. Ken Wells

Kenneth Wells | MD, PharmD, MBA

Chief Medical Advisor

Former Southwest Chief Medical Officer, Marsh McLennan Agency

James Zidar, MD, FACC, FASCAI | Cardiology

Board Certified Cardiologist
UNC Health Systems Physician-in-Chief for Heart & Vascular

Scott Paviol, MD, FAAD | Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologist,
Keynote Speaker International Expert

Brian Krenzel, MD | Orthopaedics

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
OrthoCarolina, Chief Quality And Development Officer

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