Leadership

Some of the most experienced innovators in the industry are shaping medical cost management solutions for Healthesystems’ clients.

Ron Roma
Ron Roma, RPh
Executive Chairman

Mr. Roma is the founder, chief visionary and owner of Healthesystems. He began his extensive career as a pharmacist developing solutions for retail, mail order and hospital settings. He brings a comprehensive and unique understanding of the issues involved in processing and administering prescription drug benefit management programs. Mr. Roma served in executive, product development and sales leadership capacities and helped develop the PBM industry’s first electronic processing solutions to serve group health and government payers. He also was responsible for developing and implementing the first workers’ compensation specific PBM program that electronically processed prescription drug transactions with retail pharmacies.

Mr. Roma’s leadership and entrepreneurial successes have been significant contributors to shaping the PBM industry at large as well as the workers’ compensation insurance segment. His extensive industry insight is called on frequently to help predict and navigate industry trends. Among his various entrepreneurial successes includes founding and developing a pharmacy management and adjudication system company -- which has been used for managing some of the largest group health PBM programs in the healthcare industry, in addition to workers’ compensation. His expertise and success in developing the tools for prospectively adjudicating pharmacy transactions were also the building blocks for his vision to develop the Healthesystems ancillary benefits management platform, which remains an exclusive and industry unique program.

Mr. Roma is the visionary behind many of the Healthesystems solutions and services. He drew on his deep industry knowledge when he formed Healthesystems. He was driven to address the inefficiencies he identified within the workers’ compensation PBM industry and strived to set new standards for the way pharmacy benefits are managed. To help realize his vision, Mr. Roma assembled a team of experienced executives well versed in workers’ compensation and pharmacy benefits management. They share his passion for innovation, excellence and exceptional customer service. Together they built Healthesystems into a leading clinically driven, workers’ compensation PBM and ancillary services solution provider. Ernst and Young LLP recognized Mr. Roma’s extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to his business and community when the company named him 2011 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year in technology.

Daryl Corr
Daryl Corr
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Corr initially joined Healthesystems as vice president of Operations and played a critical role in the development and roll out of the pharmacy benefit management program. Leveraging his broad professional background and experience in account management, sales and operations, his role quickly expanded along with the company where he was appointed to chief operating officer, then president and finally chief executive officer of the company. Having more than 25 years of experience, he is recognized as a pioneer and technological innovator in the workers’ compensation and healthcare cost containment industries. Early in his PBM career he worked alongside claims adjusters, case managers and IT professionals obtaining a thorough understanding of the key issues and challenges insurance companies, third party administrators and other workers’ compensation industry payers experienced. Mr. Corr transitioned into senior level roles managing national accounts, customer service, program implementations and sales — working with some of the largest payers in the country. He later also served in management positions overseeing sales and product development for companies focused on utilization management, bill review, specialty prescription drugs, durable medical equipment and other ancillary medical services.

Mr. Corr has long been a technology innovator developing new ways in which to improve the delivery and quality of medical services. His focus on innovation has helped improve performance across the industry by automating various manual functions and improving transaction efficiency. His efforts to make disparate processes and systems work together helped transform the organizations he managed. At Healthesystems, Mr. Corr is a driving force behind many of the innovative functions performed within the PBM and ABM solutions.

Under his leadership, Healthesystems has grown into one of the largest workers’ compensation pharmacy and ancillary medical benefits management providers in the market. Healthesystems was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2010 for its exceptional financial performance through the prestigious Fast 50 Award program that honored fast growing companies for revenue growth. Mr. Corr maintains a visible and hands on role with clients and other industry payers and leaders. His industry expertise is frequently drawn upon to collaborate with clients and help develop new and innovative solutions.

Matt Hewitt
Matt Hewitt
Executive VP, General Manager, PBM

Mr. Hewitt has been with Healthesystems since its inception and has intricate knowledge of the company’s products and customers, as well as a deep understanding of the workers’ compensation market. He embodies the company’s dedication to servicing customers and delivering innovative solutions that enhance medical care management strategies.

As General Manager, he guides the service delivery, innovation and growth of the company’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business solution.

Mr. Hewitt was a driving force behind the company’s philosophy of focusing on the customer, and at one point led the client services division, with oversight of both account management and customer service center functions. Under his leadership, Healthesystems achieved industry-leading service levels for its customer, pharmacy and injured worker interactions.

Prior to his 15-year tenure with Healthesystems, Mr. Hewitt spent nearly 10 years managing accounts for a workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit manager. His broad expertise was used to assist with new client implementations and sales engagements.

Kristine Kennedy
Kristine Kennedy
Executive VP, General Manager, ABM

Ms. Kennedy has over 25 years of experience with many facets of medical and benefits claims management. In her more than 10 years with Healthesystems, she has been instrumental in shaping both pharmacy and ancillary benefits management programs. In her current role, she guides the service delivery, innovation and growth of the company’s ancillary benefits management (ABM) business solution.

Ms. Kennedy has been instrumental in establishing policies and infrastructure that have guided Healthesystems while effectively supporting the rapid growth experienced by the company. She has played a crucial role in building and supporting the infrastructure for all customer service center and claims adjudication services, and in making the company a true self-servicing organization. In addition, her guidance on corporate development projects helped make Healthesystems one of the first PBMs to streamline workflow using advanced technology web tools.

Ms. Kennedy brings extensive workers’ compensation experience to the table and was a former co-chair of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs’ (NCPDP) Property and Casualty/Workers’ Compensation Work Group (WG16).

Ms. Kennedy began her career in the health care industry as a medical claims processor and gained varied expertise in customer service training, medical bill review, managed care coordination and managing vendor relations – for both group health and workers’ compensation insurance carriers. This broad experience on the payer side of the industry affords her first-hand knowledge and keen perspective that allows her to understand and respond to the unique and complex issues of pharmacy and ancillary benefits management.

Stephanie Narvades
Stephanie Narvades
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Narvades is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience. She served as a consultant to Healthesystems before joining the management team in 2006. As chief financial officer, she is the steward of accounting and treasury operations. Ms. Narvades provides financial planning leadership, analysis and forecasts on which business decisions rely. With her guidance, Healthesystems has grown rapidly while remaining financially stable, debt-free and privately owned. Ms. Narvades automated and integrated Healthesystems’ financial systems, which enables us to deliver robust internal financial reports and customer reconciliation reports with line item detail. The internal bill review methodology she developed ensures that even the most complex invoices are accurate. Ms. Narvades and her staff are also responsible for making accurate and timely payments to pharmacies and other vendors on behalf of clients in accordance with state regulations.

Ms. Narvades’ leadership has been recognized by her peers, who invited her to share her expertise on CFO panels sponsored by Financial Executives International and the American Society of Woman Accountants. She was a finalist for the CFO of the Year and Woman of the Year awards sponsored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The publication singled out Healthesystems for recognition of its exceptional financial performance through its prestigious Fast 50 Award program.

Ms. Narvades started her career at PWC and later managed the accounting functions for a real estate development firm and specialty pharmacy as corporate controller.

Dr.Robert Golberg
Robert Goldberg, MD, FACOEM
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Goldberg is a board certified occupational medicine specialist. He broke new ground in workers’ compensation pharmacy and ancillary medical benefits management when he joined Healthesystems as full-time chief medical officer. Dr. Goldberg has a deep understanding of the clinical, regulatory, financial and business issues involved in providing prescription drug and other medical therapies to injured workers. He has treated injured workers in private practice and trained other physicians in occupational medicine. Dr. Goldberg has also directed evidence-based care for insurance carriers, third party administrators and employers.

At Healthesystems, Dr. Goldberg shapes clinical programs that focus on restoring function to injured workers so they can resume normal activities. A staff of PharmD-trained clinicians supports his efforts. Dr. Goldberg works closely with the chief information officer to ensure that Healthesystems’ PBM and ABM solutions reflect evidence-based medical practice guidelines and address the most pressing clinical issues in workers’ compensation. The clinical and technology teams develop innovative tools that enable claims professionals to understand the clinical risks involved in workers’ compensation claims and take early action to minimize or eliminate them.

Dr. Goldberg led the development and adoption of treatment guidelines for musculoskeletal injuries for the California Industrial Medical Council. Dr. Goldberg was also instrumental in developing national treatment guidelines for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Dr. Goldberg is a nationally recognized authority on occupational medicine and musculoskeletal injuries. His leadership and clinical expertise are frequently called on by organizations and government agencies that are shaping the future in occupational medicine and workers’ compensation. He is a Fellow and past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and continues to play an active role. Dr. Goldberg was a longtime member of the California Medical Association’s Workers’ Compensation Technical Advisory Committee.

Brett Luna
Brett Luna
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Luna has 25 years of experience providing strategically-aligned enterprise solutions across multiple industries, having spent much of his career with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina where he served in multiple leadership roles within the IT organization. As Chief Information Officer for Healthesystems, Brett works closely with our CMO and other senior executives to ensure that our PBM and ABM solutions reflect evidence-based medical practice guidelines. Mr. Luna guides the development of innovative tools that enable claims professionals to recognize risks within workers’ compensation claims, enabling them to intervene as soon as possible to minimize or eliminate them. Other IT capabilities that Mr. Luna is accountable for at Healthesystems span all domains of IT and include: enterprise architecture, enterprise opportunity management practices, application development, infrastructure services, information security, data management, and integration for both internal systems and external stakeholders and business partners.

Mr. Luna has progressed through advancing leadership roles over 15 years, including eight years in the US Marine Corp where his leadership skills flourished, allowing him to provide executive leadership for IT staff, resources and initiatives, including product innovation, architecture, application development, integration, system engineering, strategic planning, SDLC methodologies, change leadership, and vendor management.

Mr. Luna has spent much of his career designing, implementing, and leading innovative IT solutions that include: On-premise and cloud-based assets and solutions (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), numerous healthcare-focused business applications, world-class integration capabilities that leverage service oriented architectures, and award-winning high availability and global D/R solutions for Cisco Systems and Boeing. Mr. Luna also has a broad and deep understanding of information security challenges and opportunities that exist for healthcare IT.

Todd Pisciotti
Todd Pisciotti
VP Sales & Marketing

Mr. Pisciotti leads the Healthesystems sales, marketing and communications departments. He is responsible for new business growth and provides oversight of the corporate marketing, branding, public relations and communications initiatives. His extensive background in workers’ compensation has been instrumental in developing and maintaining key relationships with clients, prospects and industry experts.

Throughout his 25-year career, Mr. Pisciotti has focused on cost containment and claims services for property and casualty insurers with an emphasis on the workers’ compensation insurance sector. While working with various insurance services and technology companies, he gained critical insights into the intricacies of the property & casualty insurance payer market and has helped develop strategies to reduce claim costs by employing technology solutions.

Prior to joining Healthesystems, Mr. Pisciotti held leadership positions with enterprise claims and insurance administration systems companies in addition to claims and cost containment services. In each of these roles he has provided tailored solutions for insurance companies, third party administrators, large employers and government entities. This experience, coupled with a solid technology background, has enabled him to implement solutions that optimize claims management and operational efficiencies while reducing costs.

Mike McCord
Mike McCord
VP, Account Management

As vice president of Account Management, Mr. McCord oversees all account management operations and personnel to ensure the highest level of client service excellence. He and his team are responsible for developing, nurturing, and maintaining the critical partnerships between Healthesystems and its valued customers.

Mr. McCord’s career spans three decades in healthcare and 20 years specifically in workers’ compensation, through which he is intimately familiar with the unique needs of workers’ compensation payers. Over his career, he has worked with multiple Top 10 insurers, as well as some of the largest employers in the workers’ compensation space, including Wal-Mart, Target, UPS, and USPS. Prior to joining Healthesystems in 2014, he held multiple leadership roles in provider of care, network and managed services organizations that include vice president of Sales, vice president of Operations, and vice president of Account Management. Collectively this experience has shaped Mr. McCord’s deep, multidimensional understanding of the medical cost management business.

Mr. McCord graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in marketing.

Laura Wood
Laura Wood, SPHR, CCP
VP, Human Resources

Ms. Wood joined Healthesystems in 2016, bringing with her 20 years of experience in a Human Resources capacity, during which she has held multiple senior leadership positions. As a valued business partner and trusted consultant to executive leadership, she guides the planning, development and implementation of innovative organizational, leadership and employee programs that are critical to the current and future success of Healthesystems. Her guidance and expertise in organizational planning and talent management has been especially valuable in positioning Healthesystems to meet evolving business needs in the rapidly changing workers’ compensation industry.

Ms. Wood holds Senior HR Professional (SPHR) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designations. Throughout her career, her focus has remained on maximizing individual and organizational focus, with proven experience in strategic human resource planning, organizational assessment, change management, employment needs analysis and recruitment, employee communication and counseling, HR technology, implementation of compensation, benefits and rewards programs, and leadership and employee development. Prior to joining Healthesystems, Ms. Woods held leadership positions in industries that include Energy/Utility and Multi-Family Real Estate.