InnovAge Leadership

I was a caregiver for my mom for many years. Like many adult children, I watched a very independent woman lose her control in many ways. My role then was to help her put those pieces back in place, and to help her live out her life on her terms. Now, at InnovAge, I get to do that for thousands of seniors around the country. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we are doing every single day.

Maureen Hewitt is chief executive officer of InnovAge and has served in this role since 2006. Maureen is responsible for growth, transformation, and the strategic direction of InnovAge. Previously, Hewitt led for-profit and nonprofit healthcare organizations for 25 years, including post acute, acute care, long-term care, LTACS, and senior housing. Maureen has led and is working for publicly traded, for-profit and nonprofit healthcare. With an emphasis in healthcare administration and policy, she received her master’s degree from Wayne State University.
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Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Regional Operations

I had the privilege of caring for my mom for 17 years as she was determined to age in her home, on her terms. This experience helps me understand and enjoy the fulfillment seniors and caregivers receive from the LIFE Program. I’m so proud to serve and help people to live as independently as possible.

Silvia Boswell is chief operating officer of InnovAge's Eastern region. Previously, Silvia served as center director for LIFE center locations at Germantown and Allegheny. Silvia is licensed in nursing home administration and has experience working for Tucker House and Maplewood Manor in Philadelphia, where she provided operational and fiscal oversight and helped lead the fiscal, regulatory, and admissions-based functions of the facilities. Silvia is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania and earned her master’s degree in social work from Temple University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.
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Chief Operating Officer, Central Regional Operations

I am privileged to work with the passionate and committed employees at InnovAge. I am personally fulfilled through the opportunity to make a difference and to know that programs like InnovAge are available for my loved ones and me when the circumstances of aging present challenges to our health.

Gina DeBlassie leads InnovAge operations in the central region, including PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), InnovAge Home Care and Home Health. She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and finance. Gina earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. 
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Chief Financial Officer

Growing up in a small town, I was fortunate to be very near to my grandparents. My grandmother lived with our family, so I frequently spent quality time with her and her friends. Through the years, I developed a real fondness of the elderly and an appreciation for the challenges of aging. I am so proud of the extraordinary care and support we provide our participants.

Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in executive and financial leadership roles. She has a deep background in healthcare organizations and has worked in various industries, including higher education and energy services. Prior to joining InnovAge, Barbara served as chief financial officer and chief people services officer for Hero DVO, LLC, a practice management group focused on delivering efficient, quality dental and vision care to children in underserved communities. Previously, Barbara has served in senior leadership roles with Strad Energy Services, Jones Knowledge Group, PhyCor and HealthOne. She has special expertise with high-growth companies, and has led transformational business initiatives and strategic acquisitions. Barbara is a certified public accountant, chartered global management accountant, and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Denver. She has served on numerous non-profit and advisory boards, and currently serves on the advisory board for the University of Denver School Of Accountancy.
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Chief Nursing Officer

Having cared for both of my ailing parents, I juggled between work, family, and caregiver duties. When I heard about InnovAge and the services it provides, I knew I wanted to be part of this amazing organization. I want to help alleviate the stress for someone else.
 

Tammi Holden joined InnovAge in March 2020 and is responsible for developing enterprise-wide standards and practices for clinical nursing delivered at all PACE | LIFE centers. As InnovAge grows, she will lead efforts to build capabilities and expand best practices in nursing.
 
Prior to joining InnovAge, Tammi served as senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At CTCA, she was responsible for nursing and operations in the inpatient, outpatient, and surgery divisions. In addition, she developed for CTCA new lines of service, new technologies for treatments that improved patient outcomes, and designed the organization’s first nurse navigation program to more efficiently serve patients.
 
Tammi holds a Master of Arts degree in strategy and leadership from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor of science in nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
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Corporate Chief Operating Officer

Our seniors deserve the best possible care so that they can be independent and live life on their own terms. I am passionate about PACE and want to ensure that InnovAge provides responsible patient care and clinical excellence for all participants.

Maria Lozzano joined the InnovAge team in 2018. As the corporate chief operating officer, Maria is based out of San Bernardino and works closely with InnovAge operations leadership to support the growth of the organization. Maria has more than 11 years in healthcare operations, most recently as chief operations officer with VNA California. The home health, palliative care, and hospice organization serves 800 people in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, and Maria oversaw the 300-member team that delivered these services. In addition to VNA California, she has also worked with acute, chronic, home infusion pharmacy, and in-home surgical aftercare organizations, and has experience with business development and in leading clinical operation teams.
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Chief Compliance Officer

When thinking about PACE, I think of my family. PACE is focused on helping seniors live independently, thus allowing families to be together with less stress of coordinating medical care. I am happy to be a part of InnovAge in hopes of making a difference for seniors and family unity. 

Olivia brings a depth of leadership experience in healthcare compliance, including developing training for CMS and Medicare policies. She most recently was corporate compliance officer for UnitedHealthcare in Phoenix, AZ, and previously held the role as chief compliance officer for Verus Healthcare in Nashville, TN.  Olivia has also provided consulting services on Medicare compliance with various healthcare organizations. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University teaching undergraduate healthcare and regulation courses.
 
Olivia holds a Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) degree from the University of Phoenix, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Further, she is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association.
 
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Chief Information Officer

Having been part of the struggle to manage care for both my mom and grandmother during significant illnesses as they aged, I am honored to be part of a team that provides a level of care coordination that enables seniors, and their circle of support, to focus on living their best lives on their terms.

Alice brings to InnovAge more than 25 years of healthcare and technology experience, most recently as vice president – digital experience engineering at Kaiser Permanente in California. There she drove technology transformation in support of customers, members/patients and the workforce, and was instrumental in leading sustainable and meaningful customer engagement, better health outcomes, increased loyalty, and higher patient satisfaction. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Raia held leadership and technology roles at Blue Shield of California, Advanced Data Exchange, Hewlett Packard, and Apple, among others. She holds a Master of Science in management from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in management from Miami University.
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Chief Operating Officer, Western Region

I have the privilege of meeting seniors every day who share their unique and challenging life stories, including how PACE has improved their lives with services that meet their medical and emotional needs. It is very gratifying to be a part of this integrated healthcare system that has a positive impact in the lives of our participants.

Cheryl Rice joined InnovAge’s regional leadership team in 2019 with more than 23 years of senior leadership experience in hospital administration and management. Prior to joining InnovAge, she served as director of rehabilitation services for Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Merced, Calif., where she led program development growth planning, community outreach, and claims processing. Cheryl also has experience working in acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient care facilities, home care, and rehabilitation facilities with specialized dementia and stroke units.Cheryl is licensed in nursing home administration and Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) administration. She holds a Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Phoenix, as well as a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn.
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Chief People Officer

I watched my mom and her siblings struggle to care for my grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It was extraordinarily difficult to see her go from being a strong and independent woman to needing 24/7 care. Helping my mom navigate caregiving made me want to spend my career working for a purpose-driven organization that is focused on helping people live better lives. I’m honored to be part of a team committed to doing just that.

Eimile spent more than 13 years with CVS Health. While there, she led multiple organizational design and change management initiatives, including transitioning employees to work from home during COVID-19. She holds a Master of Science in Management with a Human Resources concentration from the University of Maryland University College.
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Chief Medical Officer

I love the PACE model because it reminds me of community oriented primary care – care centered around individuals where they live.

Dr. Melissa Welch joined InnovAge in 2019 to oversee medical, dental, and pharmacy teams, as well as regional primary care teams in the eastern, central, and western regions. Dr. Welch has more than 25 years of experience leading, creating, and driving strategy in healthcare settings. Prior to joining InnovAge, she served as chief medical officer for the Center for Elders’ Independence, a PACE program in San Francisco.

Other past roles have included leadership positions with the Institute on Aging, Blue Shield of California, Aetna, and United Healthcare, where she gained additional experience leading initiatives at community healthcare systems and in skilled nursing, as well as consulting with physicians in community and academic settings, medical associations, hospitals, and more. Dr. Welch earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She also holds a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of California in Irvine.
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Chief Medical Officer for Population Health

My grandparents moved into my family’s home when they could no longer care for themselves. At a young age, I gained a real appreciation for their desire to stay with family and maintain their independence. I consider it a privilege to work for a company dedicated to keeping seniors healthy, independent, and in their homes with their loved ones.

Dr. Ann Wells is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the medical profession. Prior to joining InnovAge, Ann served as the executive director of prevention, chronic care, and population analytics at the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, where she led initiatives to improve standards of care for all of Kaiser Permanente Colorado members. Ann’s charitable work has also included serving as president of the board of directors for the American Diabetes Association in Colorado. Early in her career, Ann served honorably as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, receiving the rank of major.
 
Dr. Wells earned her M.D. from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University.
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Vice President, Government and Legislative Affairs

I love what InnovAge is able to do to maintain and stablize families. Caregivers are pulled in so many directions; it's fulfilling to be able to help take care of their older loved ones so they can return to their primary role as son or daughter.

Beverley Dahan joined InnovAge in 2007 and is responsible for building relationships with state legislatures, congressional delegations and other government officials using contracted lobbyists. She also conducts demographic analyses to assess areas for PACE growth. Prior to coming to InnovAge, Beverley worked as an epidemiologist and manager with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and as a program manager with Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She also served as secretary for Jefferson County Board of Public Health, and is currently a member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, Housing Colorado Legislative Committee and LeadingAge Legislative Task Force. Beverley received her bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the University of Colorado.
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Senior Vice President, Government Relations

I have spent my state government career developing innovative programs to keep seniors at home and living independently for as long as possible, including starting the PACE programs in Virginia. I joined InnovAge because I am energized and excited to work with everyone here to bring this successful PACE model to many more seniors across the country.

Cindi Jones is InnovAge’s senior vice president of government relations. Prior to joining InnovAge, she worked for more than 30 years in public service for the Commonwealth of Virginia – leading the Governor’s health reform initiatives, providing oversight for state agencies and programs, and, most recently, serving as director of the state’s Medicaid program for more than one million low-income residents. Throughout her career, Cindi has developed, implemented, and evaluated state health and human service programs, policies, and funding mechanisms. Cindi is a longtime advocate for the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human development and family studies from Virginia Tech.
 
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Senior Vice President, Government Strategy and Legislative Affairs

I will always remember the first time I visited an InnovAge PACE center. I was struck by the offerings that the beautiful facility had for aging seniors, and even more by the engagement and joy of the participants. I am passionate about bringing this experience to seniors across the United States.

Sabra Rosener is senior vice president, government strategy and legislative affairs. Previously, Sabra led the government and external affairs department at UnityPoint Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. 

With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, Sabra’s areas of expertise include relationship development, government strategy and contracting, leading federal and state policy initiatives, community development, and healthcare regulation. 

Sabra received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and her J.D. from Drake University Law School.
 
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Executive Vice President of Government Relations

Having worked in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, I recognize the power of enabling a person to stay in their home and active in their communities. 

Carol has extensive experience operating and overseeing Medicaid programs in multiple states. She has served as Medicaid commissioner/director in Alabama, North Carolina, and Kentucky. She also led the office of innovation at the Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana.

Her collaboration with stakeholders includes work with providers, advocacy groups, and even non-healthcare partners such as state universities, all to improve efficiencies and quality of Medicaid services provided to beneficiaries.

Carol earned her master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Birmingham-Southern College.
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Chief Information Security Officer

I witnessed my parents and grandparents struggling through the complexity of healthcare. They missed out on precious family time attending all of their various doctor appointments. Life and aging are hard enough, receiving the right healthcare services and care shouldn’t be.

Alvin Smith joined InnovAge in 2018 as the chief information security officer.  He is responsible for the enterprise-wide information security program. With more than 20 years of information security experience, he has served in senior leadership in multiple healthcare for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Alvin holds a master’s in business administration/information systems, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, the HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner, and the Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer certification.
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