COVID-19 Experts

Our network of experts provide health risk insight and strategic guidance based on the latest scientific evidence

Our Private Health Management Network of Experts

Leadership

Gregg S. Britt

Chief Executive Officer

Gregg has 20+ years of leadership experience in health care, health research, and drug development industries. He is the founder of Innovis, LLC, a leading provider of strategic consulting and product development services across the medical industry. Gregg was also the former CEO, AIDS Research Alliance of America, and the SVP of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Leslie D. Michelson

Executive Chairman 

Leslie has 30+ years of leadership and investment experience across healthcare, technology, and real estate. He was the CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, led four healthcare companies focused on improving quality of care, and served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is on the Advisory Board of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Board of the ALS Therapy Development Institute. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Patient’s Playbook.

Renae Flanders

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer 

Renae is a seasoned financial and operational executive with 25+ years of broad-based business and leadership experience. She has a proven track record of driving shareholder value, managing complicated M&A transactions, and leading multi-disciplinary teams. As CFO for a multi-billion dollar US business, Renae consistently delivered strong financial performance amid challenging revenue environments. She led the firm’s growth and efficiency initiatives with a keen eye to managing and mitigating risk.

Mark Oshima

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Health Solutions 

Mark has 20+ years of global leadership experience. He has the proven ability to drive business strategy and growth, optimize operational processes, achieve results, and build high performing organizations and teams. Mark leads Private Health’s Enterprise Health Solutions business including the Comprehensive Navigation Service, Intensive Case Management and Global Healthcare Navigation programs. He spent more than two decades at Aon and Aon Hewitt in both executive leadership and client leadership roles.

Carrie Davis

Vice President, Personal Health Solutions 

Carrie has 10+ years of combined advanced practice and nursing experience including internal medicine, general surgery, as well as general pulmonary and lung cancer diagnosis. She leads Private Health’s Personal Health Solutions business including the Intensive Case Management and Membership programs. She is licensed in New York, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 

Julia Richter

Senior Vice President, COVID-19 Testing Solutions

Julia has 15+ years of leadership, brand management and client engagement experience across multiple industries on top-tier brands. She leads all efforts related to COVID-19 Testing Solutions, overseeing the creation, evolution and realization of testing strategies and implementation approaches, from corporate group testing events to our new RT-PCR self-swab sample collection service with 24 hour turnaround from lab receipt. Julia leads multiple COVID-19 accounts, harnessing cross-functional teams to solve clients’ pandemic-related challenges.

Milton Rodriguez

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration 

Milton has 20+ years of experience as a senior finance leader. He provides a wealth of experience helping companies grow successfully based on his contributions to both privately-held start-ups and publicly traded global conglomerates. Milton leads all administrative services for the company across finance, accounting, HR, contracting and systems.

Julie Macdonald

Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing and Communication 

Julie is an experienced change management executive providing counsel to Fortune 500 CEOs and executive teams to drive successful business and culture transformation for 30+ years. She has built a reputation for helping organizations express their vision and articulate their solutions in ways that engage and align stakeholders around shared outcomes. She provides broad strategic communication expertise including brand alignment and crisis/reputation management.

Medical/Public Health

Dr. Cedric Jamie Rutland, MD

COVID-19 Medical Director

Dr. Rutland is triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. He is a leading expert in the medical management of patients with complex respiratory diseases, including the treatment of patients with COVID-19 at all stages of the disease. He is the national spokesperson for the American Lung Association and is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at UCR School of Medicine.

Dr. Robert R. Simon, MD

Medical Director at Private Health Management Medical Group

Dr. Simon is an expert in the diagnosis and management of complex cases including chronic pain and orthopedic issues. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rush University, Medical Center, and Executive Chair of Emergency Medicine for Cook County hospitals. Dr. Simon is also the Founder and Chair of International Medical Corps.

Dr. Marc Suchard, MD, PhD

Professor of Biostatics, Biomathematics and Human Genetics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Suchard was a key contributor to the development of the PHM COVID-19 Intervention Model and an active infectious disease researcher. Specializes in biomathematical and biostatistical approaches to advance the study of rapidly evolving pathogens. Named one of the most influential scientific researchers by Clarivate Analytics.

Dr. David G. Ng, MD

Critical Care and Pulmonology Expert

Dr. Ng is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialties in Critical Care and Pulmonology. Dr. Ng specializes in the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases and disorders and has treated COVID-19 patients. He remains active in education and was recently given the Golden Apple Award in appreciation for excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to medical education from the Internal Medical Training Program at Cedars Sinai.

Jennifer Peña, ACNP-BC

Senior Vice President of Clinical Services

Jennifer leads the COVID-19 clinical care response team. Jennifer brings more than 25 years of combined nursing and advance practice with a diverse background including trauma, critical care, medical-surgical, occupational health and wellness, and solid organ transplant experience. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner.

Nicholas Argento

Senior Director of Executive Services and Provider Relations 

He specializes in connecting renowned healthcare providers and clients to ensure the highest level of care and coordination. He leads Private Health Management’s comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Solution and designs production-specific testing protocols.

 

Risk Management

Reva Goujon

Managing Director, Intelligence Analysis at Martin+Crumpton Group

Reva has 16+ years of experience in private sector intelligence. She is an expert in geopolitical analysis who consults with organizations around the globe on how to navigate risk and identify opportunity in complex geographies. Reva is known for her work advising C-suites all over the world on how to navigate geopolitical risk, from pandemics to great power competition.

Research and Modeling

Dr. Christina M. Ramirez, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Dr. Ramirez is an expert in statistical modeling of infectious diseases. She developed the COVID-19 PHMC19 Intervention Model and advises clients on the likely impact of the virus across their workplaces and workforce. Dr. Ramirez is renowned for her research and statistical modeling of infectious diseases including HIV, Nipah, and Ebola. She has multiple Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments licensed and FDA-approved patents.

Dr. Eva J. Gordon, PhD

Senior Vice President of Research Services

Dr. Gordon leads all research efforts on COVID-19 including evaluating emerging testing options and providing science-backed, independent recommendations to clients. Dr. Gordon has extensive experience as a medical researcher and science writer, with much of her career focusing on cancer and immunology. As a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gordon studied how viruses evade detection from the immune system.

Dr. Natalya Gertsik, PhD

Senior Director, Research and Analytics 

Dr. Gertsik is the lead consultant on COVID-19 corporate recovery engagements, providing clients across an array of industries, with customized solutions to manage COVID-19 health risk. She is an expert in designing precision medicine treatment strategies in oncology, based on the latest scientific advances. Dr. Gertsik received her doctorate in biochemistry from Weill Cornell and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Film and TV Production

Brian T. Edwards

Head of Production Services

Brian leads the COVID-19 Film, TV and Entertainment teams for Private Health Management and is the production liaison. He has 30+ years’ experience with technical production support and logistics with PRG (including OBLIVION, HOUSE OF CARDS, SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW, OLYMPIC CEREMONIES), Steiner Studios and Paramount Studios, LA. As a first responder on 9/11, he worked directly with the FDNY to provide emergency services at Ground Zero.

Rodney Faraon

Partner at Martin+Crumpton Group

Rodney advises clients on managing risk factors related to COVID-19 in the production environment. He was the founding director of global intelligence and threat analysis at The Walt Disney Company, executive producer for a prime time show on broadcast network television and an advisor, consultant, and writer for Film and TV including HOMELAND, THE CROSSING, THE BLACKLIST and THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY. He is a Member of the Producers Guild of America and Television Academy.

Aaron King

Project Manager 

Aaron was the engagement lead for the COVID-19 De-Risking program for one of the first films to return to production following the COVID-19 shutdown. He is an Emmy Award-winning Art Director and Production Designer. He has managed more than 100 major international productions including film, theater, commercials, episodic and special events. His professional memberships include The Art Directors Guild Local 800, I.A.T.S.E, and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.