Leadership

Leadership

Diverse and Experienced Leaders

Senior managers at Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) are focused on sustaining a superior health care services and software company. Their diverse and extensive experience leads MHA to deliver innovative solutions, software and services that address emerging and anticipated industry needs. 

Diane Koontz

Diane Koontz
President

Diane Koontz serves as president of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care services and software company and the largest group purchasing organization (GPO) in the US focused on the needs of the alternate site health care provider.   

Diane joined MHA in 1997 through the acquisition of MedEcon, at the time one of the largest GPOs specializing in the acute care and integrated delivery network space. As a senior health care executive with over 25 years of experience in the GPO and health care services industry she has demonstrated strong leadership skills with the ability to consistently execute on strategic initiatives.   

During her successful career at MHA, Diane has been involved in almost every facet of the GPO business, with extensive experience in finance, sales, operations, reimbursement management, pharmacy network management, software development, and contract negotiations within the industry representing the alternate site health care provider markets.   

In 2009 Diane was promoted to senior vice president, Alternate Site Division, with responsibility for all aspects of sales and marketing for MHA’s home infusion, specialty pharmacy, home medical, mail order, retail, and clinic markets as well as management of MHA’s subsidiary The MED Group.

In 2016 Diane was promoted to executive vice president, GPO Services, where she was responsible for all GPO business units including Alternate Site, Long-Term Care Pharmacy, and MHA’s subsidiary Navigator Group Purchasing. In addition, she has direct responsibility for all of MHA’s technology and software development functions as well as all operations. 

Gloria P.Barr 

Gloria P. Barr
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Gloria Barr has served as General Counsel since joining the company in August 2009. In this role she is responsible for all legal matters related to MHA and its businesses. Gloria brings to MHA over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and pharmaceutical services industries. Prior to joining MHA, Gloria was Deputy General Counsel at Catalent Pharma Solutions (formerly a division of Cardinal Health) and held roles of increasing responsibility in the law departments of Cardinal Health and Warner-Lambert Company (now part of Pfizer). Gloria began her career as a Corporate Associate at the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Gloria received a BA from Vassar College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Fred Bonaccorso

Fred Bonaccorso  
Executive Vice President, Navigator

Fred Bonaccorso serves as Executive Vice President, Navigator Group Purchasing, Inc., an MHA company. Navigator is the leader in skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, and CCRC purchasing services. Having joined Navigator in 2018, Fred is responsible for strategy and operations. He brings to the role extensive experience in food service equipment and supplies as well as health care, including senior living, nursing homes and hospitality supplies. Prior to Navigator, Fred was President at M. Tucker, a division of the Singer Equipment Company, and before then served as VP and GM at Sysco Guest Supply. He is a graduate of Long Island University. 

Tom Hermey

Tom Hermey
Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations

Tom Hermey serves as Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations for MHA. In this role he is responsible for GPO operational activities and internal technology, and also supports the technology products that enable our member community. Tom has more than 25 years of technology background and has held a range of roles in the technology function, including Senior Managing Partner holding end-to-end responsibility for software as a service business operations. He bring extensive experience in health care technology and played a role in defining the implementation of the ACA in NY state as the technical architect for the largest Managed Medicare program in NYC. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and is currently pursuing his MBA. 

Ed Izbicki

Edward F. Izbicki, Jr. 
Executive Vice President, Trade Relations

Edward F. Izbicki, Jr., Executive Vice President, Trade Relations, is responsible for MHA’s Trade Relations function which includes development and management of MHA’s portfolio  of brand, generic, specialty pharmaceuticals, Medical Products and Services, and Business Products and Services. Edward also has responsibility for MHA’s Clinical Services. Edward has more than 17 years of health care experience in the GPO and wholesale industry, with a focus on sales leadership, contracting strategies, and blood plasma product growth strategies in the post-acute market. He joined MHA in 2005 as a Regional Account Representative, moving to sales leadership roles of increasing responsibility. In 2015, Edward was promoted to Vice President, Trade Relations, with responsibility for MHA’s medical products and services portfolio in addition to generic injectables. Edward is based out of MHA's Florham Park, New Jersey, office. He received a master’s degree from Montclair State University and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bryant University. 

John-Lees

John Lees
Senior Vice President, Operations

John Lees, Ph.D., as the Senior Vice President of Operations, holds responsibility for MHA’s Operations functions, including Contract Operations, Membership and Reconciliation, Vendor and Claims Data. John started his career with Booz Allen Hamilton, the strategy and management consultancy. After leaving Booz Allen, he joined MedAssets. His focus was to establish a center of excellence to implement Lean Six Sigma, and this focus saw John collaborating across all operating units to identify opportunities to better serve the company’s broad GPO membership, and to create large operational efficiencies and revenue gains. Success there saw John become MedAssets President of Revenue Cycle Services. This position provided John with direct member contact and also included responsibility for IT operations and development functions. John received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in Physics from the University of Georgia.

Frank Parker

Frank Parker
Executive Vice President, Finance

Frank Parker serves as Executive Vice President, Finance, for MHA.  Frank brings over 15 years of experience in finance, regulatory compliance, strategy, commercialization and leadership to his role.

Most recently, Frank served as CFO of the Global Ecommerce segment at Pitney Bowes. In this role he was responsible for turning a nascent technology product offering into a sophisticated, robust solution as well as accelerating profitable revenue growth through leadership on multiple strategic projects, including pricing modernization, M&A, joint ventures and new product development.

Prior to Pitney Bowes, Frank was a senior coverage and M&A investment banker with J.P. Morgan, building deep experience across the industrial technology, logistics and business services sectors and acting as senior advisor for multiple strategic transactions, including capital markets, M&A and joint ventures. Frank began his career as a corporate counsel at two large international law firms.

Frank holds an MBA from Stern School of Business at NYU, a JD with honors from Emory University School of Law, and a BA from Wake Forest University.

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Russell Procopio
Executive Vice President, Long-Term Care Pharmacy
 

Russell Procopio brings more than 28 years of leadership experience in the GPO service business, health care and clinical technology as well as distribution experience to his role as Executive Vice President, Long-Term Care Pharmacy at MHA.  In this role, he is responsible for leading the account management, new business development, and MHA network operations teams, in addition to the segment’s growth and strategic development. Throughout Russ’ career, he has served in various Sales, Marketing and Operational executive leadership roles in health care companies such as University of Pennsylvania Health System, Aramark Healthcare, AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining MHA, Russ served as President of Foodbuy in Charlotte, NC. Russ holds a Master of Business Administration from Widener University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Accounting from Saint Joseph University. 


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