Leadership

Hugh Lytle

Hugh Lytle

Founder, and Chief Executive Officer

A serial entrepreneur and self-described healthcare rebel, Hugh has a passion for disrupting an undesirable status-quo. With more than 25 years of executive healthcare leadership experience, he’s focused on developing groundbreaking healthcare solutions like the work being done at Equality Health.
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Garrett Black

Chief Operating Officer

Garrett brings an exceptional track record of developing high-performing, diverse leadership teams and managing large-scale clinical and business operations within both provider and health plan organizations to Equality Health.
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Brandon Clark

Chief Strategy Officer

An accomplished community health executive, Brandon brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare strategy, finance, and operations to Equality Health. He was drawn to Equality Health because of its disruptive vision, diverse team, and passion to transform the healthcare experience for underserved populations.
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Beverly Tanabe

Chief Marketing Officer

Beverly excels in driving revenue growth using marketing, sales, business development, and communications strategies. Drawing on her award-winning experience in healthcare marketing, she applies entrepreneurial approaches to catapult brands, products, and services.
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Mark Besh

Chief Growth Officer

Mark focuses on thoughtful and profitable “quality growth” strategies at Equality Health with a particular focus on value creation. His impressive track record in the healthcare sector has led to the formation of publicly traded companies, and his stewardship in the institutional investment business helped skyrocket the growth of assets under management.
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Mark Stephan, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mark Stephan serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Equality Health. Prior to joining Equality Health, Dr. Stephan served as the Vice President of Clinical Integration for Physician Integration at Dignity Health where he was responsible for the development and expansion of clinically integrated networks across the enterprise. Previously he was the Chief Medical Officer for Arizona Care Network (ACN), the Dignity Health-Tenet ACO. Read more »

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Ruth Gutierrez Hafoka

Chief Human Resource Officer

Ruth is a business leader who advocates for talent and takes pride in her ability to translate business strategies into innovative yet pragmatic talent strategies. Throughout her career, she has successfully led significant cultural transformations that enable growth, while ensuring that personnel decisions advance an inclusive and innovative environment.
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Todd Galloway

Chief Actuarial Officer

With a penchant for turning complex challenges into intuitive understanding and opportunities, Todd has inherent expertise in optimizing health plan performance. His accumulated knowledge from managing physical, behavioral and long-term care products in the Medicaid, Medicare and commercial markets and experience in operational, financial, medical and marketing departments has shaped his firm belief that healthcare entities cannot run optimally without integrated business intelligence solutions among departments.
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Brian Fischer

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Fischer, a certified public accountant and expert in managed-care finances, has thrived during his 25 years in healthcare management. He has extensive insight into developing, evaluating and operating Medicaid, Medicare and commercial managed care organizations and contributed to the award and start-up of numerous health plan ventures and the evaluation and acquisition/sale of multiple health plans.
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Romey Murphy

General Counsel and Government Affairs Director

Romey Murphy, Esq. is the General Counsel and Government Affairs Director of Equality Health. Purpose-driven with a passion for building diverse and engaged teams to help drive growth, Romey has an extensive background in healthcare, litigation, regulatory strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product innovation, risk management, corporate governance, and compliance.
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Lisa Stevens Anderson

President, Arizona Market

With her vast experience leading one of Arizona’s most successful ACOs, Lisa oversees the provider services organization Q Point Health, a division of Equality Health. Q Point Health is a Phoenix-based, population health risk management company focused on improving delivery for underserved populations through culturally-sensitive programs that improve access, quality, and patient trust.
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Benjy Green

President, Texas Market

Benjy brings nearly two decades of managed care experience across several states to his role as President, Texas Market at Equality Health. He is decisive health plan leader with a proven track record navigating complexities spanning payers, providers, and health systems to improve financial performance.
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Craig Gaites

President, Emerging Markets

For over a decade, Craig Gaites has collaborated with key players from across the healthcare landscape to develop and implement strategies for value-based care transformation. In his role as President, Emerging Markets, Craig leads the national expansion of Equality Health’s value-based care model.
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Tomás León

President, Equality Health Foundation

With over two decades of collective experience in diversity and inclusion, community mobilization, business development, health equity, policy advocacy, philanthropy and marketing communications, Tomás brings an innovative, purpose-driven approach to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in healthcare to underserved communities.
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Anabell Castro Thompson, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Senior Vice President, Health Equity

Anabell Castro Thompson is a Nurse Practitioner and Senior Vice President of Health Equity at Equality Health. In her role, she oversees the cultural care model and approach to social determinants of health. Working closely with key stakeholders in the community, Anabell has pioneered innovative, replicable, and sustainable Cultural Care Models that establish Equality Health as a trusted resource among patients and providers alike.
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Sharla Fisher RT (R)(M)

Senior Vice President, Client Success

With over 25 years of healthcare experience and a passion for making a difference, Sharla brings an accomplished record of building large-scale strategic partnerships, developing and leading executive level sales teams, creating innovative value based solutions, and a relentless pursuit to delivering an elevated and unique brand experience to her role as Senior Vice President of Client Success at Equality Health.
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Claire Zimmerman Nichols

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Product

Claire Zimmerman joined the Equality Health team in 2018 and serves as Vice President of Product Innovation. She works closely with Equality Health’s partners to drive product strategy and ensure successful delivery and adoption of Equality Health’s technology solutions throughout the U.S.
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