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
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jeff Cordell has 30 years of experience leading the growth and digital transformation of businesses with global-scale communications and personalized healthcare engagement.
Jeff is passionate about building high-performance teams who deliver innovative solutions that unite expert personalized service with cutting-edge technologies.
Previously, Jeff served as the CIO for both Teleperformance Specialized Services and LanguageLine Solutions.
Jeff proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and holds a BSEE from the University of Notre Dame. In addition, Jeff has been awarded over 30 patents in the fields of disruptive communications and cloud technologies.
Abbie Leibowitz, M.D.
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS
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.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
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.
Bert Alicea, MA, CEAP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, EAP+WORK/LIFE SERVICES
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.
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT
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
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS, SENIOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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.
John “J” Wolfrum
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
John “J” Wolfrum has over 30 years of experience in sales and operations management in both the telecommunications and healthcare industries. He leads the Health Advocate Sales and Account Management teams in providing customized Advocacy, Employee Assistance and Wellness solutions to businesses nationwide.
Prior to working to Health Advocate, J spent five years at Language Line Solutions as a senior leader in their sales and account management organization. He has extensive experience working with the country’s top insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and hospital systems. Prior to Language Line Solutions, he spent nearly 30 years with Verizon and Dex Media in sales management roles.
J has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and Management from Siena College.
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
Jessica Parker-Smith is an accomplished marketing and public relations executive with a background in the healthcare, insurance, and employee benefits fields.
She began working at Health Advocate in 2009 and has over 25 years of experience building and leading creative marketing teams and developing and executing marketing plans and campaigns. Before joining Health Advocate, Jessica created and ran a marketing department at Devon Health Services and led public relations and client account efforts at Smithworks Design. She is a graduate of West Chester University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
Alyssa Scott has over 15 years of experience in enterprise data and analytics strategy, data and analytic operating model design, data and analytics governance, data science, and process optimization. She also has extensive domain expertise in population health management, utilization management, Medicare Stars, core operations, and quality, provider, employer, trend and medical cost management.
Alyssa served as VP and Head of Corporate Data & Analytics at Point32Health, led a team of data scientists at Florida Blue, and gained experience in research and development at Optum and Health Dialog Analytic Solutions.
Alyssa has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northeastern University, and an MSc in Applied Social Research and BA in Psychology and Sociology from Stirling University.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Adam Walter has more than 20 years of financial and operations experience building highly engaged teams and leading strategic growth and transformation initiatives. Prior to Health Advocate, Adam served as VP of Finance at Intrado with financial leadership over multiple divisions as well as corporate technology and operations groups during his tenure. Adam previously held senior roles in finance, sales and reporting with Mutual of Omaha and Aviva. He has a Bachelor of Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Nebraska.
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES
Howie Mintzer has been with Health Advocate for 4.5 years, and has eight total years of Human Resources experience. He holds a BA in Psychology and Business and is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional. He is most passionate about helping people, he also enjoys collecting and analyzing people data to identify trends and improve the effectiveness of the organization. Prior to joining Health Advocate, Howie was the Executive Team Leader of Human Resources at Target Corporation, where he worked closely with the various locations for compliance, recruiting, employee relations, vendor relations, and acted as the “Coordinator of Volunteers”.
VICE PRESIDENT, EAP+WORK/LIFE SERVICES
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years’ experience in the behavioral health field, Judy Grant is well versed in providing first class, direct clinical services. Combined with her background in business development, she has become a sought-out expert in organizational development consultations and training. Judy has master’s degrees in both Social Work and Business Administration and specializes in the development and growth of high quality employee assistance Programs (EAP). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and has been involved in all areas of EAP management including training and supervision of clinical staff and program effectiveness.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Jennifer Greenley is responsible for providing legal support and advice for all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for Health Advocate, primarily focused on corporate contracting and serving as the Health Advocate privacy officer. Prior to joining Health Advocate, Jennifer spent more than 15 years in roles within both not-for-profit and privately held health insurance carriers, providing advice in financial regulatory compliance. Jennifer also actively participated in a national organization of health insurance leaders working cooperatively with regulators to shape national health insurance industry policy.
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; enhancing our member digital experience and expanding accessibility; and growing 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.
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS