Dr. Tushar Ramani, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Tushar Ramani is the Chief Executive Officer for MedOptions. A former anesthesiologist, Dr. Ramani is a long-time healthcare entrepreneur, with particular expertise in growing and managing multi-location healthcare service organizations. He brings to MedOptions his respect for clinical professionals and a strong focus on customer service, accountability, and business process efficiency.
Most recently, he served as an Executive-in-Residence at Summit Partners, working alongside Summit’s Healthcare & Life Sciences team evaluating growth-stage healthcare companies. Additionally, he serves as a Director of Foundation Radiology Group – a national radiology services provider for integrated delivery networks, community hospitals and local radiologists, and of Surgical Affiliates Management Group – the leading provider of general, orthopedic and trauma surgical hospitalist programs to acute-care hospitals.
Prior, Dr. Ramani co-founded a national anesthesia services contract management group, Anesthetix, ultimately leading nearly 1,000 anesthesia providers in 23 states. He also cofounded a physician and CRNA revenue cycle company, as well as a healthcare recruiting and locum tenens company, all of which were acquired by TeamHealth. Dr. Ramani then served as President and CEO of TeamHealth Anesthesia into 2013, leading a period of accelerating revenue growth and national expansion.
After an internship in internal medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey through Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. He received his B.S. degree from Penn State University and his M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1987 through the Penn State-Jefferson 5-Year Accelerated Program, earning the LB Swisher Award in Anesthesiology.
He and his wife Veena are proudly guiding their daughter and son, respectively, through their medical and dental school journeys.
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.
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.
Christopher Hoff, Vice President of Operations & Chief of Staff
Chris is the Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff at MedOptions and is responsible for optimizing operational processes and driving strategic initiatives for the company. Prior to joining MedOptions, Chris has spent the last 10+ years in a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial healthcare settings helping companies optimize their service-based operations, create effective and consumer friendly digital products, and scale operations to hit growth targets.
Most recently Chris developed, led, and scaled the new market operations function at PatientPing, a Boston based Google Ventures & Andreessen Horowitz Backed HC Startup, supporting company goals to create a national care coordination network with real time event notification and patient insights.
Prior to his time at PatientPing, Chris held a variety of leadership roles at CVS Health across the retail pharmacy, LTC pharmacy, and PBM businesses.
Chris spent the early years of his life in North East Ohio but has since resided in the Boston Area with his wife Caitlin, son Carter, and Clumber Spaniel Henry.
Marianne Wright, Director of Recruiting
Marianne Wright is the Director of Recruiting and oversees a team of Recruiters who focus on hiring exceptional clinicians who have a true passion for caring for the elderly. Marianne strives to find the best talent and challenges her team to do the same. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and traveling locally and throughout the country to visit family and friends. She loves to ski and going to the Orioles’ Spring Training every year.