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August 1, 2019
NashvilleHealth Governing Board Welcomes Five New Members
NASHVILLE – NashvilleHealth, founded in 2015 by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. to harness the force of community-wide collaboration to improve Nashville’s health outcomes, today announced the addition of five new members to its Governing Board.
John Esposito, chairman and CEO, Warner Music Nashville; Robert Garnett, president, Amerigroup Tennessee; Sajid Khan, senior vice president, Network Services, Change Healthcare; Wendy Long, M.D., director, Metro Public Health Department; and Tama Van Decar, M.D., chief medical officer, HCA Healthcare TriStar Division, will fill three year terms on the Governing Board.
“We are honored to have these outstanding leaders join our board,” said Sen. Bill Frist, M.D., chairman, NashvilleHealth. “Each brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will prove invaluable as NashvilleHealth continues to establish and grow partnerships and initiatives to improve the health of Nashvillians.”
Esposito is chairman and CEO of Warner Music Nashville (WMN), which was created under his leadership in 2009 in order to champion Warner Music Group’s presence in the country music community. His dedication to innovation and artist development has allowed WMN to make history time and again, from momentous award wins to chart-topping singles. Prior to joining the NashvilleHealth board, he served three years as a member of the organization’s Steering Committee.
Garnett, president of Amerigroup Tennessee, is responsible for the strategic, fiscal, regulatory, and operational leadership of the health plan. Amerigroup Tennessee provides Medicaid managed care services for approximately 400,000 members as a part of the TennCare program for the state of Tennessee. Garnett previously served as the company’s chief operating officer and prior to that the director of Medicaid State Operations.
Khan is the senior vice president and general manager of Network Services at Change Healthcare. He previously worked as the general manager of Emdeon Ambulatory Services vertical and the Chief Operations Officer of WebMD, focusing on business and operational transformation.
Dr. Long serves as the director of the Metro Public Health Department, an agency charged with protecting and improving the health of Nashville residents. Prior to joining the department, she was director of TennCare, the single largest health insurer in Tennessee, covering 20 percent of the state’s population and 50 percent of all births.
As chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare’s TriStar Division, Dr. Van Decar serves as part of the division’s leadership team, providing physician administrative operational oversight. She is responsible for the provision of high quality, cost effective care through activities based on strategic goals, clinical excellence initiatives and guidelines.
A complete list of NashvilleHealth’s Governing Board members is available at nashvillehealth.org/about/#leadership.
NashvilleHealth is dedicated to making Nashville-Davidson County one of the healthiest places to live in the state and the nation by achieving measurable gains in the health of all residents. Our goal is to create a culture of health and wellbeing by serving as a convener to open dialogue, aligning resources, and building smart strategic partnerships to move the needle on health outcomes and close the gap in health disparities. To achieve this, we work to collaboratively identify major population health challenges, propose transformative solutions, and facilitate and ensure execution to improve overall health.
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