Executive Team

 
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Kim Phan, MBA
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Kim Phan, Founder & CEO, has over 20 years of experience in managed care and her post-acute care background supports her strategic guidance in helping CareConnectMD grow and succeed. Prior to embarking on this development, she was co-founder of several post-acute care companies. Additionally, she served as Associate Administrator for Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Associate Administrator at FHP Hospital, and Administrator of FHP's 99-bed Skilled Nursing Facility. Kim received her Master of Business Administration and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Irvine.

 

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Tom Haithcoat, COO
Chief Operating Officer

Tom Haithcoat is the Chief Operating Officer for CareConnectMD. Tom’s most recent appointment was with Alteon Health where he served as the Vice President of Post-Acute Care. Tom's professional experience includes 15 years of LTC Management for both regional and national nursing home chains followed by 11 years of PAC Physician Practice Management. In addition to his role with CareConnectMD, Tom was peer elected to chair the Practice Management Section for AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is the Chair of AMDA’s Membership. Tom has been married for 19 years, has two teenage children, and two dogs. As a family, they enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, and pretty much any outdoor activity ending in -ing!


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George Fields III, DO
Chief Medical Officer

George Fields is a board-certified family physician who has been working as Chief Medical Director for CareConnectMD since 2016. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Medical Officer of CareMore Health Plan and was directly responsible for the Institutional Special Needs Plan, Duals Initiative and Palliative Care Programs. He oversaw the Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Tennessee markets. Dr. Fields is dedicated to redesigning healthcare for the elderly and vulnerable population and delivering compassionate and excellent care. In 2015, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement at SeniorServ's Annual Senior Care Hero Awards. Dr. Fields graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1983.


 
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Kerry Weiner, MD
Chief Clinical Strategy Officer

Dr. Weiner is the Chief Clinical Strategy Officer for CareConnectMD. He has over 30 years of experience in managed care and medical leadership. Previously, he served as the CMO of IPC-Team Health Acute & Post-Acute Care, as well as the CMO & SVP of Lakeside Community Healthcare. He has been practicing gastroenterology and internal medicine since 1983. Dr. Weiner received his Medical Degree from UCLA School of Medicine in 1978 and his Masters in Public Health in 1978. 

 

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Len Whyte
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Len Whyte is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for CareConnectMD. He has over 25 years of experience in managed healthcare. Most notably, he spent 17 years with PacifiCare Health Systems in various financial and operations positions. He was part of the initial team tasked with creating and building PacifiCare's inhouse behavioral health division where he spent ten years as its Chief Operating Officer. He also spent nine years with Centene Corporation as Chief Operating Officer of Centene's inhouse behavioral health division. He oversaw the growth from $200 million serving six states to $1.2 billion serving eighteen states. Len has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from St. Olaf College. Len enjoys, traveling, learning to golf, and volunteering in his Church's assisted living ministry.