Advisory Board

Brett Hickman

Brett Hickman

Brett joined AposHealth as an adviser in early 2021. He currently serves as Chief Growth Officer at CityBlock Health, a tech-driven provider for communities with complex needs.

Prior to CityBlock, Brett served in various leadership positions at Optum, including SVP Enterprise Transformation and President-EVP Optum Behavioral Care. Before Optum, he served as CEO of ProVenture, an Aetna business unit dedicated to establishing joint ventures with leading integrated healthcare delivery organizations. Earlier in his career, Brett was a partner in PwC’s consulting practice, serving as US Deals Leader for Healthcare.

Bruce Nash, MD, MBA

Bruce Nash, MD, MBA

Dr. Bruce Nash is the President of Catamount Advisors, LLC – a life sciences, board/advisory practice which seeks to support innovative companies at the governance and advisory level to achieve transformational change in health care delivery.

Most recently, he served as the Chief Physician Executive and Senior Vice President of Health and Medical Management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country.

Dr. Nash has held executive leadership positions for both health plans, medical groups and hospitals during his career. Prior roles include serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, the President of North Adams Regional Hospital, the Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Kaiser Permanente – Northeast, and the Vice President for Medical Group Operations Improvement for the Permanente Company.

He is a board certified family physician who practiced for more than 20 years in southern Vermont. He earned a master of business administration in health sector management from the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, a medical degree from Albany Medical College, and a bachelor of science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed his residency in family practice at Duke University.

David Nash, MD, MBA

David Nash, MD, MBA

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, is the Founding Dean Emeritus — and remains on the full-time faculty as the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy — at Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Population Health (JCPH). Dr. Nash has been a hospital trustee for over 20 years and has recently completed nearly a decade as a member of the Board of Directors for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare companies.

In 2014 he joined the board of InfoMC, a leading information technology company in suburban Philadelphia. He is on the Healthcare Advisory Board for Arsenal Capital Partners in NYC and joined the board of Tract Manager, a portfolio company of Arsenal. In late 2018 he joined the board of ANI Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded generic drug manufacturer, headquartered in Baudette, MN.

Finally, he is a board member of FOX Rehab, a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital. A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work and has repeatedly been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare.

David Orbuch

David Orbuch

David Orbuch is a dynamic and values-based leader that achieves results by leveraging the power of a strong and diverse team, while relentlessly pursuing an innovative and healthy organizational culture. David is passionately committed to building a positive and inclusive culture by listening, embracing different points of view, reaching consensus, taking action, and measuring outcomes.

David recently retired from UnitedHealth Group where he held various executive leadership positions in the United States and abroad. Most recently, David was Chief Operation Officer of UHG Brazil, UnitedHealth Group’s largest business outside of the United States ($5B revenue, 35,000 employees).

Prior to living and working in Brazil, David was the CEO and Managing Director of Optum, UK ($50M revenue/400 employees), where he was responsible for the governance, financial oversight, and management of Optum’s clinical care and technology business supporting the National Health Service of England.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, David worked at Allina Hospitals and Clinics, where he was President of the Phillips Eye Institute and the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation, as well as the Executive Vice President for Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Compliance. Prior to his career in business, David was a federal and state prosecutor for more than 10 years.

David is heavily invested in the health and welfare of our community as a Board Member and volunteer for numerous civic and cultural organizations. David has been Board President of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & Dakotas, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, as well as critical governance leadership roles on Consolation, Hennepin Health, Hennepin Theatre Trust, and Project for Pride and Living. David is also a strategic advisor to small start-up organizations, as well as a national speaker on culture, ethics, and compliance.

Gus P. Georgiadis

Gus P. Georgiadis

Gus P. Georgiadis is the Area President of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global brokerage firm focused on Commercial Insurance, Employee Benefits and Risk Management solutions.

He founded Triad USA, Inc. in 1998 and served as President until 2012 when he merged the company with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. Before establishing Triad, Georgiadis was Executive Vice President for Highmark Inc., one of the largest health insurers in the United States.

Georgiadis has over 35 years of executive experience in the insurance, financing and health care delivery fields and is a frequent guest speaker during business conferences. He has created several businesses or major initiatives that today serve as national models, including Gateway Health Plan and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

He serves as an active Board member with numerous community and civic organizations.

Micha Breakstone

Micha Breakstone

Micha Breakstone, PhD, is a repeat entrepreneur with broad experience designing Natural Language and Machine Learning systems, and holds a Masters in Math, and a PhD in Cognitive Science.

He co-founded Chorus.ai in 2015 backed by top tier VCs, and previously helped build two successful startups: Summly, an automatic summarization startup which was acquired by Yahoo!; And Ginger, where he founded and managed the VPA Platform Business Unit which was spun out and acquired by Intel. He is passionate about the marriage of language and algorithms, and believes that building human-quality NLP technologies is a critical step towards achieving AI’s ultimate goal of empowering, rather than replacing, humans.

Terry Gilliland, MD

Terry Gilliland, MD

Dr. Terry Gilliland is a physician executive with over 30 years of experience driving high-performing clinical operations in provider and health plan settings. His life’s commitment is to transform how healthcare services are delivered to improve health and wellness while optimizing quality, reliability, and the consumer experience using innovative tools coupled with leading-edge real-time and predictive analytics.

Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President, Healthcare Quality and Affordability at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $22 billion in annual revenue serving over 4 million members in the state’s commercial, individual and government markets.

Preceding Blue Shield, Gilliland served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Sentara Healthcare and spent 18 years at Kaiser Permanente in Maryland and Colorado in progressive operational roles.

Gilliland is on the Triple Tree Advisory Council, served as a business advisor for GenomeSmart prior to its acquisition by Ambry Genetics, as well as the Board of International Medical Assistance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable populations in Central America and multiple hospital Boards in Virginia. He is deeply committed to increasing quality and access to education throughout the world as a vehicle of opportunity and equity.

Gilliland is a board-certified General Surgeon who completed his internship and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Stanford University, a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Timothy E. Nolan

Timothy E. Nolan

Tim is Founder & CEO of TEN Healthcare Strategies, LLC. a company specializing in the provision of strategic and tactical business development services in the healthcare space. With over 35 years’ experience Tim was most recently the EVP of EmblemHealth, an $8 billion not-for -profit health plan payer and provider in the New York metro area. In addition, Tim served as the president and COO of Independent Living Systems, LLC., contributing to its growth as a nationally recognized leader in long term managed care. Other executive roles have included positions with Meridian Health Systems, now Hackensack Meridian Health, and Coventry Healthcare and USHealthcare. where he played fundamental roles in the acquisition and integration of those organizations by Aetna. Tim currently sits on the Onehome and New York University Wagner School of Health advisory boards.