By your side when you need it most. Our Personal Health Advocates are compassionate experts who are always there when needed most. We’ve assembled a top team of healthcare professionals and industry leaders who bring years of experience helping people navigate the complex healthcare system.

Our team of Personal Health Advocates includes:

  • Physician Medical Directors
  • Wellness Coaches
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Chronic Care Coaches
  • Social Workers
  • World-class Data Scientists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Benefits and Claims Specialists
  • Work/Life Experts
  • Onsite Biometric Screening Staff
  • Nutritionists and Dietitians
  • Wellness Program Consultants

Abbie Leibowitz, M.D.


Abbie Leibowitz is a nationally recognized leader in the healthcare industry and an authority on managed care, clinical management, quality assurance, medical data and information systems.

Matt Yost


Matt has more than 25 years of experience in building high-growth companies in healthcare, consumer and technology.

Prior to joining Health Advocate in the summer of 2016, Matt was Senior Vice President at West Corp. leading healthcare strategy and corporate development activities, including the acquisition of Health Advocate in 2014. Prior to that, he was a member of the senior executive team of a consumer company where he helped to drive dramatic growth leading to a 10x increase in enterprise value in 10 years.  Earlier in his career, he led corporate development programs for, and served as, an investment banker to technology companies in Silicon Valley.  During Matt’s undergraduate years, he worked for Mercer. Matt earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Bert Alicea, MA, CEAP


Bert Alicea is a Licensed Psychologist with over 27 years of experience in the EAP field. Bert specializes in assisting with difficult workplace situations and is a premier trainer in Employee Assistance.

Brian Harrigan


Brian is responsible for sales strategy and the sales growth  and oversees the sales and account management teams as well as our vast network of distribution partners.

Tara Kelly


Before joining Health Advocate, Tara was Director of Operations for CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits and served as Director of Customer Service for SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories. She began her career with Aetna U.S. Healthcare as a member relations representative, advancing through increasing levels of responsibility to become Assistant Vice President of Operations. Tara received a master’s degree from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University.

Antonio Legorreta, M.D., MPH


Antonio Legorreta is a renowned clinical researcher and health informatics authority. His work has contributed significantly to the development of real-world outcomes research, quality of care metrics and other cost-effective analysis.

Marcia Otto


Marcia leads product strategy and development at Health Advocate, creating innovative, data-driven tools in the human resources and employees benefits space that drive engagement and improve health outcomes.

Raffi Terzian, MD, MPH, FACEP


Raffi Terzian, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Senior Medical Director at Health Advocate. In that role, he leads a team of nurses and medical directors and has responsibility for clinical operations and services. He is a board-certified Emergency Physician with over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience and has served on the faculty of leading academic medical centers and top teaching hospitals. He also holds a Master’s degree in public health and has experience in occupational health.

A special message from our founder.

Health Advocate was founded in 2001 to help people navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Since that time, we’ve grown and evolved in many ways – adding innovative new services to further improve people’s health and reduce costs; becoming part of West Corporation to enhance our capabilities; and expanding our team across the country to better meet the needs of our clients and members.

But some things haven’t changed. Healthcare continues to be complicated, but we continue to be here to support people when they need us most — with dedication, compassion, expertise and understanding. At Health Advocate, we are committed to tackling the tough issues people face and making it easier so that everyone can benefit from a healthcare system that works for them.

Through advanced data analytics and technology, we’re gaining insights into the health of organizations and leveraging that information to create new ways to motivate people to take charge of their health.

By combining our uniquely personalized support with cutting-edge programs and services, we strive to simplify the healthcare experience and help engage people in their health and well-being, driving the positive change that leads to improved outcomes and lower costs for both our clients and members.

From day one, we are — and will continue to be — at your side.

Abbie Leibowitz, M.D.