AccentCare Appoints New Chief Medical Officer; Modivcare Names 2 C-Suite Leaders

AccentCare’s new CMO

AccentCare has promoted Dr. Balu Natarajan to the roles of executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO), effective immediately.

“In his almost two decades with our company, Dr. Natarajan has been an invaluable asset to our team, demonstrating exceptional leadership and medical expertise,” AccentCare CEO Laura Tortorella said in a statement. “With his proven track record of putting patients first and building best-in-class clinical teams, I am confident that Dr. Natarajan will continue to advance our delivery of high-quality, consistent, and connected care.”

AccentCare is one of the largest home health and hospice providers in the country. The Dallas-based company also provides personal home care, palliative care and other home-based care services. Its footprint includes 250 locations across 31 states and the District of Columbia, and it serves more than 200,000 individuals each year.


In his new role, Natarajan will be responsible for overseeing all of AccentCare’s clinical care operations and patient experience initiatives.

“Our team will continue to be guided by the patient’s voice and put patients at the center of everything we do as we deliver high-quality care,” Natarajan said in the statement. “From coast to coast, patients and their families are counting on providers to help them navigate a complex health care system. I look forward to working with our clinical teams and partners to develop and implement strategies that promote innovation and drive successful patient experiences and outcomes. I am excited about working with Laura and the entire team as we continue to treat our patients with integrity, compassion, and excellence.”

Prior to his promotion, Natarajan served as CMO for the company’s hospice service line.


Modivcare names two new c-suite leaders

Modivcare Inc. (Nasdaq: MODV) has named Jeff Bennett as its chief strategy and innovation officer, and Seth Ravine as its chief commercial officer, effective December 2023.

“I am incredibly excited for the appointment of these two positions, underscoring our commitment to building a top-notch leadership team that will steer Modivcare’s strategic course and drive success in this dynamic landscape,” Heath Sampson, president and CEO of Modivcare, said in a press statement. “The addition of Jeff and Seth’s roles reinforce our dedication to providing innovative and cohesive healthcare solutions with an enterprise mindset.”

The Denver-based Modivcare offers technology-enabled health care services and provides non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). The company’s Modivcare Home division includes its personal care, remote patient monitoring and nutritional meal delivery service offerings.

Bennett joined Modivcare as part of the company’s acquisition of Higi, where he previously served as CEO.

Ravine joined Modivcare in 2021 as the senior vice president of strategic solutions through the acquisition of VRI.

Androscoggin appoints chief human resource officer

Sarah Conroy has joined Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice as the company’s chief human resource officer.

The Maine-based Androscoggin is a nonprofit operator that employs 500 workers across all 16 counties in the state.

Prior to her new role, Conroy was an HR business consultant, and also served on the Maine State Society of Washington, DC Foundation.

Special Touch Home Care makes several leadership appointments

Special Touch Home Care has made changes to its leadership team.

Evan Ostrovsky has been named CEO and executive director of traditional home care services.

“I’m deeply honored to assume this role and continue our family’s legacy in delivering top-quality home health services,” Evan Ostrovsky said in a press statement. “I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to my father, Steven Ostrovsky, for founding this remarkable organization, and his unwavering dedication to our mission ever since. Looking ahead, we remain committed to innovation, enhancing care quality, and supporting our devoted caregivers.”

Founded in 1984, Special Touch Home Care is a home health services provider in New York State. The company employs more than 5,000 home health aides.

David Ostrovsky — who previously served as vice president — will take on the role of chief strategy officer and executive director of the company’s consumer directed personal assistance program.

The company also named Jasmin Arias its chief operating officer, and Steven Ostrovsky transitioned from CEO to the role of executive chairman.

Humana names president of enterprise growth

Humana (NYSE: HUM) has named David Dintenfass president of enterprise growth, a newly created role.

In his new role, Dintenfass will lead the company’s growth plan, with an emphasis on customer acquisition, retention and experience. He will focus on the growth of Humana’s insurance businesses initially, but will also partner with CenterWell.

“David has a 30-year track record of delivering outstanding financial and organizational results across a range of businesses,” Bruce Broussard, president and CEO of Humana, said in a press statement. “He knows how to leverage digital capabilities to enhance the customer and broker experience and drive growth. He’s a strategic leader who is customer obsessed, digitally savvy and data driven and can help us maximize investments and act on current and future trends.”

Prior to joining Humana, Dintenfass served as executive vice president, head of products and emerging growth markets. He will step into the role on February 5, 2024.

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