ACN’s executive leadership team brings both experience and passion to their roles. This is a unique team that has bonded over their mission to improve the health of our most vulnerable patients.
ACN is on the leading edge of population health, so we value innovation. There’s a true entrepreneurial spirit among our team. We are constantly testing, refining and improving our programs, always measuring against how they will serve the Quadruple Aim. Because of our success, similar organization across the country often reach out to ACN executives for their perspectives and guidance.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Conley Cervantes accepted the role of CEO with Arizona Care Network in March 2020 and joins ACN following two years as a member of the ACN joint venture board. With more than 25 years of experience, Conley is passionate about helping providers improve patient care and succeed in the evolving healthcare market. For the last 10 years, Conley has led value based program strategy and operations for Tenet Healthcare, including its Medicare ACOs and clinically integrated networks across 12 states, serving nearly 500,000 covered lives.
Conley’s experience includes negotiating on behalf of hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians with leading national and regional payers. Conley has served on numerous industry leadership boards, including the Federation of American Hospitals and the Texas Hospital Association. She is also an advocacy leader for organizations that support people living with autism spectrum disorder.
Todd Ricotta, MHSA, MBA
Executive Director, Provider Network & Government Relations
As executive director of Provider Network and Government Relations for Arizona Care Network, Todd Ricotta leads network development for the growing ACO, ensuring network adequacy, providing extensive member services, and navigating the complexities of meeting and reporting requirements of Medicare and Medicaid contracts. He also leads a team of Provider Network Consultants who service the day to day needs of ACN providers to help them succeed in the rapidly changing world of value based contracting.
Ricotta joined ACN in 2013 as the organization’s executive director. He has worked in the healthcare industry since 1995, holding various hospital administration, health plan and business development roles in the not-for-profit, for-profit, public and private sectors.
He earned a master’s in business and a master’s in health services administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dan LeClair, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dan LeClair joined ACN in 2018 as director of finance, where he made improvements to accounting processes and contributed his deep contracting expertise. In his role as CFO, LeClair serves as the executive leader for finance, analytics and key accounts, serving as the lead executive on contract negotiations and ACN’s primary contact for executing ACN’s portfolio of value-based contracts. In addition, he works closely with the CFOs of Dignity Health and Abrazo Community Health Network, ACN’s joint venture owners.
Prior to joining ACN, LeClair served as director of financial reporting and risk management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota for five years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University – Moorhead and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jami J. Berger, BSN, RN, MBA
Executive Director, Operations
As Arizona Care Network’s executive director of Operations, Jami Berger provides leadership and direction for the organization’s operational success, including human resources, compliance, facilities management and project management. She also serves as ACN’s lead on the development of block chain technology solutions and partners. She is an enthusiastic promoter of ACN’s mission, vision and values.
Prior to joining ACN, Berger spent more than a decade in nursing and quality management positions at VA Medical Center in Fargo, ND. She moved on to serve as Director of Medical Quality for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota where she was responsible for the oversight of the quality management program, health informatics department and medical review team. She also worked as Director of Care & Delivery Management for Noridian Healthcare Services, LLC, a Medicare Administrative Contractor, where she was responsible for assisting in the design and development of business opportunities, including sales, operations and performance requirements.
Berger earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from North Dakota State University in Fargo and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on healthcare from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.
Tanya Wilkinson, RN, MSN
Executive Director, Clinical Services
Tanya Wilkinson joined ACN in 2017 as director of embedded care and was promoted to senior director of care coordination in 2018. Under her leadership, ACN’s care coordination programs have advanced in quality and scope. She created and implemented a new complex care management program that has led to improved outcomes in quality and efficiency.
In her role as executive director of clinical services, Wilkinson is accountable for ACN initiatives around practice transformation, quality, population health pharmacy, and the N Compass care coordination teams.
A registered nurse by training, Wilkinson holds a Master of Science in nursing. Her prior experience within Blue Cross Blue Shield, HCSC, in leadership roles including quality, process improvement, accreditation, and care management/utilization management.