Diverse and Experienced Leaders

Senior managers at Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) are focused on sustaining a superior health care services and software company. Their diverse and extensive experience leads MHA to deliver innovative solutions, software and services that address emerging and anticipated industry needs. 

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David Holladay
Chief Executive Officer

David serves as CEO of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care services and software company and the largest group purchasing organization (GPO) in the US focused on the needs of the alternate site health care provider. 

David is focused to deliver on the MHA commitment to expand and deliver value for our national membership. As a key part of this commitment, David leads the charge to evolve, assess and refine post-acute solution models and approaches and evaluate new opportunities to deliver against our member commitments to help people live their healthiest lives.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in the health care space. Most recently, David was the President of Access & Adherence at CoverMyMeds, where he led the team responsible for building health care technology solutions and services focused on solving patient challenges from prescribing to medication access and adherence.

Prior to CoverMyMeds, David served in executive leadership roles in the payer, PBM and technology industries over the past two decades. He served as President of Government Pharmacy services at Cigna HealthSpring and served in multiple leadership roles within Humana Pharmacy, providing strategic leadership and responsibility for all parts of the Medicare and commercial pharmacy business.

Michael Ansel

Michael Ansel
Chief Growth Officer

As MHA's Chief Growth Officer, Michael Ansel leads the efforts to standardize key processes related to revenue growth by partnering to understand what our customers are solving for and how we are uniquely qualified to provide solutions they value. With more than 30 years in health care, he has established a track record of achieving significant growth across specialty pharmacy, population health and medication care management. Before coming to MHA, Michael served as the Vice President of Revenue and Growth at CoverMyMeds and Chief Growth Officer at Matrix Medical Network. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from University of Georgia.

Gloria P.Barr 

Gloria P. Barr
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Gloria Barr has served as General Counsel since joining the company in August 2009. In this role she is responsible for all legal matters related to MHA and its businesses. Gloria brings to MHA over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and pharmaceutical services industries. Prior to joining MHA, Gloria was Deputy General Counsel at Catalent Pharma Solutions (formerly a division of Cardinal Health) and held roles of increasing responsibility in the law departments of Cardinal Health and Warner-Lambert Company (now part of Pfizer). Gloria began her career as a Corporate Associate at the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Gloria received a BA from Vassar College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Carl Bertram

Carl T. Bertram
Executive Vice President, Product

Carl Bertram serves as the Executive Vice President of Product at MHA, focused on defining and developing value-based solutions to deliver on our purpose of helping people age with grace. He brings to the role over 35 years of pharmacy experience coupled with clinical, innovation, strategy, operations, analytics, and technology leadership positions spanning community, managed care, specialty, and health systems pharmacy. Carl earned a BS and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina, an MBA from Northern Illinois University, and a Masters in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois Chicago. 

Tom Hermey

Tom Hermey
Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations

Tom Hermey serves as Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations for MHA. In this role he is responsible for GPO operational activities and internal technology, and also supports the technology products that enable our member community. Tom has more than 25 years of technology background and has held a range of roles in the technology function, including Senior Managing Partner holding end-to-end responsibility for software as a service business operations. He bring extensive experience in health care technology and played a role in defining the implementation of the ACA in NY state as the technical architect for the largest Managed Medicare program in NYC. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and is currently pursuing his MBA. 


John Lees
Senior Vice President, Operations

John Lees, Ph.D., as the Senior Vice President of Operations, holds responsibility for MHA’s Operations functions, including Contract Operations, Membership and Reconciliation, Vendor and Claims Data. John started his career with Booz Allen Hamilton, the strategy and management consultancy. After leaving Booz Allen, he joined MedAssets. His focus was to establish a center of excellence to implement Lean Six Sigma, and this focus saw John collaborating across all operating units to identify opportunities to better serve the company’s broad GPO membership, and to create large operational efficiencies and revenue gains. Success there saw John become MedAssets President of Revenue Cycle Services. This position provided John with direct member contact and also included responsibility for IT operations and development functions. John received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in Physics from the University of Georgia.

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Russell Procopio
Executive Vice President, Post-Acute Pharmacy Team

Russell Procopio brings more than 28 years of leadership experience in the GPO service business, health care and clinical technology as well as distribution experience to his role as Executive Vice President, Post-Acute Pharmacy Team at MHA.  In this role, he is responsible for leading the account management, new business development, and MHA network operations teams, in addition to the segment’s growth and strategic development. Throughout Russ’ career, he has served in various Sales, Marketing and Operational executive leadership roles in health care companies such as University of Pennsylvania Health System, Aramark Healthcare, AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining MHA, Russ served as President of Foodbuy in Charlotte, NC. Russ holds a Master of Business Administration from Widener University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Accounting from Saint Joseph University. 

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