Thomas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McInerney is Chief Executive Officer of MedOptions. He originally joined MedOptions in May 2017 as President and Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer in November 2017. Prior to joining MedOptions he served in a series of roles with Employer Direct Healthcare, LLC (EDHC), a disruptive healthcare service business based in Dallas, TX that provides a high quality and cost efficient surgical solution for large self-funded employers and their members (~250,000 members) including as President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Advisor. He is also a former Member of the Board at EDHC.
Prior to joining EDHC he worked at Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a multi-strategy private investment organization with approximately $25 billion in capital under management where he spent approximately 5½ years at Centerbridge and its former affiliate Lantern Asset Management, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Mr. McInerney was one of Lantern’s original principals and in 2012 he founded and led Lantern’s efforts in providing operational and financial support services to portfolio companies in concert with the Centerbridge Portfolio Operations Team prior to merging the practice in 2014. He has extensive transaction experience and worked across numerous industries leading specific initiatives (diagnosis, design and implementation) impacting multiple areas of the P&L with particular focus on the improvement of operating efficiencies and the standardization of business processes. Previously, he worked for Ally’s Special Assets Group where he had transitioned full-time from the Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. McInerney worked at Marotta Gund Budd & Dzera, LLC, providing restructuring advisory and turnaround management services across multiple industries to companies, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, investors and other parties of interest. Earlier in his career he held other various positions in the financial services industry.
He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in History and received an M.B.A. in Finance, from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a resident of New Canaan, CT where he resides with his wife Paige and their four children.
Nicholas J. Mercadante, Esq.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Nick Mercadante is MedOptions’ President and Chief Operating Officer. Nick joined MedOptions in July 2015 as General Counsel and Vice President of Payor Relations. He has transitioned over time into senior operational management along with his corporate governance and risk management responsibilities, and was subsequently promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2017. Nick has extensive and varied legal practice and management experience in the healthcare industry which uniquely positions him to contribute to the overall success of our behavioral health care practice.
Prior to joining MedOptions, Nick operated a private law practice working with clients to represent their legal interests and advise on corporate governance, growth strategies, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. He has held roles as a litigation attorney and also worked extensively in litigation management and auditing in the specialty insurance industry.
Nick is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Texas. He graduated from Tulane University Law School with a J.D. and certification in International and Comparative Law. He also holds an advanced certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Humboldt University of Berlin. Prior to law school, he received a B.A. in political science from Fairfield University. He is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Nick lives with his wife Courtney, their son, and their 3 dogs in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. He is an avid hockey player and former coach, who has consulted with NHL teams and agents regarding analytics and statistical data, and has written and talked about hockey analytics for several publications and media outlets.
Richard Nankee, Chief Financial Officer
Richard Nankee is MedOptions’ Chief Financial Officer. Rich joined MedOptions in October 2017 and will have overall responsibility for oversight and management of the Finance, Accounting, Revenue Collection and Financial Reporting components of MedOptions. Rich is uniquely qualified to step into this critically important role; he has extensive healthcare finance and operations experience.
Prior to joining MedOptions, he has served in a series of roles as a Healthcare Executive in the Post Acute and Homecare space.
Rich comes to MedOptions with diverse experience in both “For Profit” and “Non Profit” organizations across Insurance, Manufacturing and Healthcare Industries. He has held rewarding roles as Controller, Vice President Corporate Finance, CFO and Divisional CFO across multiple sites, specializing in post-acute Healthcare and Behavioral Health Organizations. Rich has managed P&L’s ranging from $20M to $340M in revenue from newly acquired business to stable growth businesses.
He graduated from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business with an M.B.A. in Finance. He is a resident of Chester, CT where he resides with his wife Cathy and their two children.
Mark Cooke, Chief Compliance Officer
Mark Cooke is the Chief Compliance Officer for MedOptions, Inc. Mark is a certified health care compliance professional (CHC) and a licensed attorney. He is responsible for the operation of MedOptions’ Compliance Program and for ensuring its adherence to all applicable federal and state laws related to federal health care programs. He is charged to implement and maintain compliance protocols and training to facilitate and support exceptional standards for patient privacy, fraud and abuse prevention, and quality care delivered by MedOptions’ world-class clinicians and employees. He is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and enjoys spending time with his family and fitness training.
Tim Lary, Chief Talent Officer
Tim Lary is the Chief Talent Officer for MedOptions. He is an HR professional, dedicated to helping organizations manage their human capital through effective talent acquisition & talent management strategies. Tim’s focus is on strategic people initiatives that affect the entire employee lifecycle. One of his key priorities will be continuing to build upon the culture and set of values that make MedOptions a place where people can be their best.
Steven Powell, MD, MPH, CPE, FAPA,
Chief Medical Officer
Steven Powell, MD, MPH, CPE, FAPA, is the Chief Medical Officer for MedOptions. Dr. Powell was most recently the Chief Medical Officer for New London Hospital which is a Dartmouth affiliated hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Clayton College and State University in Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Integrative Studies. He earned his M.D. from Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia and his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Clinical Practice from The Dartmouth Institute at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He completed internships in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, a residency in Leadership Preventive Medicine, and was Chief Resident in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry all at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Board eligible in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
He is also a Certified Physician Executive through the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Powell also served as the Chair for the New Hampshire Medicaid Waiver Program regarding expansion of substance disorder treatment in the state. He currently holds academic appointments at Dartmouth Medical School as an Instructor in Psychiatry and as an Instructor with The Dartmouth Institute.
Laura Etre, PsyD, Chief Psychology Officer
Laura Etre, PsyD, Chief Psychology Officer, oversees the Behavioral Health Clinical Services provided by MedOptions. She is responsible for developing and implementing clinical protocols, including training and ongoing staff education. She specializes in Geropsychology with a particular interest in neurocognitive assessment and dementia-related behavior management. When Dr. Etre isn’t working, she is busy running after her three young boys.
Amy Rader,MBA,RN, Executive Vice President of National Field Operations
Amy Rader,MBA,RN is Executive Vice President of National Field Operations. A 25 year veteran of Senior Care Services, she is a road warrior working with our Assistant Vice President of Regional Operations, Executive Management, support staff and clinicians to ensure customer focused day-to-day operations. Amy loves the outdoors and gardening that borders on tera forming. She and her husband enjoy collecting classic cars.
Bernadette Greatorex, Director of Business Development
Bernadette Greatorex is the Director of Business Development. She is passionate about offering patients the best care possible and is responsible for growth and marketing. In doing this, she works hard to partner with organizations and together they make a difference in the lives of the residents they serve. Bernadette champions our efforts to increase awareness and fundraising with the Alzheimer’s Association. When she’s not working, she enjoys boating with her family and spoiling her new baby grandson.