Stu Clark has served as CEO of Premise Health since its inception in 2014. He has held executive roles in the direct healthcare industry for more than 20 years, including serving as the CEO of CHS Health Services, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Va.
Stu and his teams have helped lead the evolution of the direct healthcare industry, also known as employer-sponsored healthcare, from the early days of occupational health-only programs to today’s fully integrated, direct primary care models. This integrated approach connects members and their families to acute and urgent care, family medicine, pharmacy, fitness, and many other primary services, creating value by helping them be healthier. As direct healthcare has evolved, the one consistent theme has been its focus on directly contracting with self-insured employers to design specific programs that address the unique needs of their workforces.
Under Stu’s leadership, Premise has focused on clinical quality, national scale and infrastructure, and technology, while working to build a transparent culture anchored in accountability and merit-based career advancement. The company is consistently recognized as an employer of choice in communities where it operates employer-sponsored health centers, and in the greater Nashville area where it is headquartered.
Stu is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received a BA.
Beth Ratliff serves as Chief Operating Officer for Premise Health. Beth oversees enterprise integration of business processes, technology and clinical service delivery to drive enhanced experience, effectiveness and efficiency. Former roles at Premise Health include SVP, Product Strategy, and Integration Management Office Executive.
Beth previously served as President of CHS Health Services, leading the organization through rapid organic growth and organizational restructuring and expansion. Beth’s expertise includes lean healthcare, clinical application delivery, product management and clinical quality. Her 20+ year history in the healthcare field includes 14 years of experience with multi-site operations, including the onsite delivery of primary care, occupational health, pharmacy, and rehabilitation services to some of the country’s largest employers.
Beth is a Nashville Health Care Council Fellow and a member of the Fellows Alumni Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy from University of Louisville and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Shannon Farrington serves as Chief Financial Officer at Premise Health, where she provides corporate and healthcare finance leadership while overseeing growth efforts correlated to the organization’s strategic roadmap.
Shannon previously served as founder and CEO of W Squared as well as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CHD Meridian Healthcare. Additionally, she has held roles as the Director of Finance for Coventry Health Care, Assistant Vice President & Corporate Controller for Allied Clinical Laboratories, and Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young in audit services. She has more than 20 years of experience in onsite health services, working with companies upon creation and during recapitalizations to determine appropriate legal, capital, and debt structures to maximize shareholder value, both on the buying and selling side of mergers and acquisitions.
Shannon was named 2016 CFO of the Year by the Nashville Business Journal. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Arkansas.
Jami Doucette, MD, MBA, CSCS
Jami Doucette serves as President at Premise Health. In his role, Jami focuses on growth, product, innovation, strategy, business development, corporate development, and business intelligence.
Prior to joining Premise Health in early 2017, Jami served as Leader for Paladina Health (a DaVita subsidiary) where he was a core member of the executive team responsible for long-term strategy and growth. Prior to Paladina, Doucette was CEO and founder of ModernMed, a health services company providing direct primary care through employer-based, onsite and nearsite health centers as well as 24/7 virtual access to members’ personal physicians. ModernMed was acquired by DaVita in 2012. He began his career in investment banking and angel investing, primarily focused on the healthcare and technology sectors.
Jami earned his MD and MBA in Health Management from Tufts University School of Medicine in a combined degree program. He also earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Economics with honors from Duke University and is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Jonathan Leizman, MD
Jonathan Leizman, M.D. is the chief medical officer of Premise Health, where he works to enhance the delivery of high-quality, integrated health care and exceptional experiences, while advancing clinical delivery and access models.
Dr. Leizman previously spent 15 years in progressive leadership positions within the Cleveland Clinic health system. Most recently, he served as the medical director of Cleveland Clinic at Work, where he led business and medical operations for multiple worksite health and occupational medicine clinics. He also has been the director of urgent and express care clinics, where he led the regional strategy for these access points.
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Leizman has practiced in urgent care, primary care, emergency department, and occupational medicine settings. His experience includes advising Global 500 companies on health and safety issues, and he serves on the medical director council for the National Association of Worksite Health Centers and the pharmacy and therapeutics committee for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Leizman graduated with honors from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in English. He completed his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a residency in family medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine / University Hospitals of Cleveland.
He is a certified medical review officer and a U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Services Designated Civil Surgeon.
In his role as Chief Information Officer for Premise Health, Haden McWhorter leads the organization’s IT strategy and the technology required to support its vision, mission, and goals.
Prior to joining Premise Health, Haden held various IT leadership roles at Healthways, including Chief Security Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Vice President of Technology. He joined W Squared in May 2012 as Chief Information Officer, transitioned to Premise Health as Chief Technology Officer in June 2015, and assumed the role of Chief Information Officer in 2016. Haden brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and technology, including data management and design, software development, and healthcare IT consulting.
Haden is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a Tennessee HIMSS board member; a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives; and a member of the Nashville Healthcare Council. He has served as the Race Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Middle Tennessee since 2008 and is also a board member for Susan G. Komen of Middle Tennessee. Haden holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University.
Elizabeth Reimer serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer where she leads Premise Health’s human resources strategy and is responsible for executing best-in-class initiatives in the following areas: Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, HR Technology, Data Analytics, Employee Relations, Human Resource Business Partners, and Total Rewards which includes Compensation, Benefits and Well-Being strategies.
Prior to joining Premise Health, Liz served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Cigna HealthSpring where she was an integral part of the senior leadership team. She helped grow that company from 150 to 4,500 employees, ultimately taking the organization public in 2006 before merging with the Cigna Corporation. Liz brings more than 18 years of expertise in progressive human resources practices within the healthcare industry, specializing in strategy development and execution, change management, organizational design and development, culture, as well as leading transitional acquisition and integration activities.
Liz received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Business Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.
Joey Johnson is Chief Information Security Officer at Premise Health, responsible for leading all organizational efforts related to security operations and engineering; penetration testing; information technology and security compliance; identity access management; policy development; security audit; third party risk management, software development security, and physical security to meet challenging security and compliance demands.
Prior to joining Premise Health, Joey was the Chief Security Officer for the United States Department of Commerce, Office of Computer Services. He has over 18 years of experience in the cyber-security industry, including leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on organizations in the federal government, information technology, healthcare, and transportation industries.
Joey maintains an active leadership presence in the healthcare cyber-security industry, participating as an advisor for UCLA Global Cyber Institute, and an editorial board member for the Journal of Law and Cyberwarfare. Additionally, Joey serves on the steering committee for the National Healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) and as a product and investment advisor to emergent cyber security technology organizations.
A team member since 2014, Will Wright is responsible for the management and direction of the legal department, including operational guidance, corporate governance, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.
With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Will previously served as Chief Legal Officer and Director for The Little Clinic, where he was responsible for a wide range of legal, operational, and compliance functions. In addition to in-house roles, he was in private practice, representing healthcare providers and institutions in regulatory, governmental affairs, and transactional matters.
Will received his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law, his Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University, and his Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College. A native of Middle Tennessee, he also served as Chair and Board member of Alive Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice provider in the area.
Peter Vasquez, MD
As Executive Vice President of Medical Operations for Premise Health, Dr. Peter Vasquez develops the medical strategy for the organization. His role includes oversight of all clinical activities and the development of workflows, policies, and processes to support practice models and service lines – both within Premise Health and for its integration with local medical communities.
During his nearly 30 years in clinical practice, Dr. Vasquez engaged in private family practice and family medicine and public health for Native American communities. In addition, he has performed occupational health services and consultation for corporate human resources, safety, and occupational health professionals, including the North American division of BASF Corporation, USAA, United Parcel Service, the United States Postal Service, Becton-Dickenson, Procter & Gamble, the Ross Division of Abbott Pharmaceuticals, and Owens Corning.
Outside of Premise Health, Dr. Vasquez currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association. He is a member the Southern California Education and Research Council Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee and the Primary Care Task Force of the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare Centers.
He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed residency training and board certification in the specialty of family medicine. He went on to complete post-graduate training and attain board certification in the field of occupational and environmental medicine.
Ed McNamara serves as Executive Vice President, Business Development Strategy and currently oversees all growth, strategy, and corporate marketing initiatives.
With more than 19 years as a sales and marketing executive, Ed is responsible for working across multiple business areas including operations, clinical, information technology, and finance to develop growth initiatives and brand strategies that fit within the needs and future of our industry.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University.