About us.

There’s a reason why we take seniors’ healthcare personally. Sage Health was born following a personal experience that illustrated how seniors are often treated in today’s healthcare system.

Our CEO, John Haskell, found his calling when his father was hospitalized for over a month. During this time, his primary care provider was nowhere to be found. Specialists came in & out, some never read the medical records, and the hospital pharmacy accidentally over-dosed him while he was critically ill. No one was accountable for his well-being and the family had to intervene on his behalf.

Although he fully recovered, the experience had a lasting impact on John Haskell. Driven to ensure that other seniors would never be treated this way, he founded Sage Health.

Sage Health was founded in 2022, but our team has been serving seniors for many, many years. Our team has built over 50 senior-focused clinics in the past that now serve more than 60,000 seniors in communities across the United States.

Our Team

Our team believes seniors are the mainstay of society, and we dedicate Sage Health to them. We draw rare talent from across the country who are working together to build the new standard-bearing care model for seniors in the United States.

Leadership Team

Founder & CEO

John Haskell

John has advanced value-based healthcare as an executive, board member, and investor for the last 15 years. Prior to founding Sage Health, he was integral to building, backing, or leading some of the biggest names in value-based healthcare delivery, including ChenMed, ArchWell, OneHome (acquired by Humana), and Simple Health.

Sage Health was born weeks after his father was discharged from a challenging, month-long hospital stay that bore all the hallmarks of a broken healthcare system. John set down a path to build the new standard-bearing senior healthcare model for the United States with a patient-centric focus unlike any other, ushering over a decade of leadership experience in senior-focused care delivery along with an all-star team passionate about value-based care.

As a veteran senior leader at ChenMed, he was responsible for de novo growth, acquisitions, and payor partnerships. Since 2014, he’s introduced global-risk primary care to 20 markets in 12 states, overseeing 55 de novo launches, 5 group acquisitions, and 2 major health system alliances. Since then, he’s been active in many of the most notable transactions involving risk providers as an Operating Partner with Waypoint Capital and advisor to KKR Growth. The launching point of his career included 8 years in strategy or investment roles with CVS Health (Aetna), Collage Group, and the Corporate Executive Board.


Chief Operating Officer

Tom Shanahan

Tom is Sage Health’s Chief Operating Officer. After 30 years of management and executive leadership roles with Marriott and Starwood Hotels, Tom spent nine years in Senior Operational Leadership roles between Chen Medical and The Oncology Institute of Hope & Innovation.

As an 8-year veteran at ChenMed, he was the highest-performing Operations Director at the company when he launched & ran the Atlanta and New Orleans markets dating back to 2013. He was promoted to Managing Director of New Market Operations and was responsible for hiring, training, and managing center-based teams across 6 states and 12 markets. After ChenMed, Tom launched & ran the Florida market for the Oncology Institute of Hope & Innovation.

Joining Sage Health as a founding member presented Tom a heartwarming opportunity to establish a vision and values-oriented company, which is focused on allowing collaborative employees to provide concierge service without a concierge price to our senior citizens and their communities.

Chief Technology Officer

Wayne Sass

Wayne Sass is Sage Health’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Wayne is a CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO with 20 years of experience as the chief technologist for four different value-based, risk-bearing physician organizations including, most recently, Monarch HealthCare, part of Optum. Wayne’s health information technology leadership experience also includes roles in both payer organizations and hospital systems.

Wayne’s elderly parents have a number of chronic conditions and their challenges navigating the healthcare system led to Wayne’s calling to provide better coordinated care delivered with a concierge level of service without the concierge price.

Senior Vice President of Growth

Jeff Moray

Jeff Moray is Sage Health’s Senior Vice President of Growth. After five years in strategy consulting, Jeff spent ten years with Blue Shield of California leading value-based care contracting strategies. Over the past ten years, Jeff has worked at provider organizations and enablers, including OptumCare, Dignity Health, Aledade and Babylon Health, where he led risk contracting and development and execution of accretive payor-provider growth strategies. Bringing quality care to often underserved seniors is a passion for Jeff and brought him to Sage Health.

VP of Medicare Performance

Joshua Manbor

Joshua Manbor is the Vice President of Medicare Performance at Sage Health focusing on Medicare Risk Adjustment, Quality, and Utilization. Prior to joining Sage Health, Joshua worked at ChenMed for 9 years where he implemented and managed their end-to-end revenue cycle process resulting in accurate and complete reimbursements. He brings data-driven insights and the use of modern technology to deliver high quality of care and better patient outcomes.

Prior to ChenMed he was an analyst with FedEx where he honed his expertise in building data models to regularly inform business decisions. Joshua holds a B.S. in Economics, an M.B.A., and a FAA commercial pilot license so on weekends you might catch him connecting point A and point B through the air.

Vice President of Operations

Tyrone Cox

Tyrone Cox, Jr., has 20+ years of healthcare operations and value-based care experience. Before joining Sage Health as a founding member, Tyrone worked at ChenMed for eight years, where he held various positions of responsibility locally and nationally. His healthcare experience spans multiple disciplines, including primary care, ambulatory care, and specialty care practice operations, i.e., Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Tenet Healthcare, as well as hospital startup and operations with the DeKalb Regional Healthcare System.

Tyrone earned his B.S. in Medical Technology from Clark College (Clark Atlanta University) and his M.S. in Healthcare Policy and Administration from the Stetson School of Business at Mercer University.

National VP of Sales Development

Doug Lindley

Doug oversees the hiring, training, and mentoring of Sage Health’s sales organization, assuring constant and productive patient growth in all markets. He is an industry standard-bearer for senior-focused sales & marketing in de novo center models.

Doug has over 25 years of Sales & Marketing leadership experience in senior healthcare and was a 9-year veteran at ChenMed. He was the highest-performing Market Sales Manager when he launched Atlanta with ChenMed in 2013 and retained that pole position for 4 years straight. Doug was promoted to Director of New Market Sales, where he was responsible for sales across all new market launches; he established and managed high-performance sales teams in 6 states and 12 markets. He rounded off his career at ChenMed as their Director of Marketing Partnerships, where he led all marketing partnerships with health plans.

Doug joined Sage Health because he has a true passion for helping the neediest seniors improve their health through better healthcare every day.

Vice President of Physician Recruiting

Rebecca Woods

Rebecca leads all physician recruiting efforts for Sage Health nationally and has been recruiting physicians for over 30 years. She has a proven track record of developing, implementing and successfully leading physician recruitment programs nationally for ChenMed, Vanguard Health, and ECHN. She has recruited physicians in all 50 states across all major specialties.

Senior Director of Medicare Performance

Nick Layon

Nick Layon is the Senior Director of Medicare Performance at Sage Health with a focus on Medical Economics and RAF. Before joining Sage Health, Nick worked at ChenMed for nearly 7 years, building out their Med Econ and Risk Adjustment teams. Nick follows the data wherever it takes him in order to improve patient outcomes and provide healthier lives for our patients.

Nick’s interest in healthcare was piqued due to a childhood spent accompanying his Anesthesiologist father into the hospital. When Nick isn’t analyzing health data you can find him training Muay Thai or running in circles on the track.

Vice President of Data Architecture and Engineering

Zheng Fang

Zheng Fang is the Vice President of Data Architecture and Engineering. Prior to Sage Health, Zheng worked at Amazon driving AWS product analytics where he developed analytical frameworks to deep dive growth and understand product cannibalization. Prior to Amazon, Zheng founded the Business Intelligence department in ChenMed and led the team for 8 years to establish the data architecture and analytical foundation for the company. Zheng joined Sage Health because he wanted to help repair the broken health system, especially for seniors.

Director of Sales Operations and Salesforce

Danielle Pratola

Danielle joined Sage Health to serve as the Director of Sales Operations and Salesforce. Her experience spans across multiple verticals, but she has found her most fulfilling role to be in the Healthcare and (or) Non-profit sectors. "It brings great satisfaction to contribute my experience and skill set toward an altruistic purpose. The people, technologies, and training that I put forth within our sales organization are not only for the betterment of each individual’s career but also for every senior who will undoubtedly benefit from Sage Health’s care model". In addition to the work she contributes at Sage, Danielle offers pro-bono Salesforce configuration support and consulting to non-profit organizations.

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Thomas Ballard

Thomas Ballard, MBA PMP, CSM, CTPRP, ITILv3, PHIAS is an accomplished executive leader specializing in Strategy, Planning & Execution. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years, Thomas has owned and positively influenced the mission-critical Enterprise Project Portfolios of some of the nation's largest and most esteemed healthcare organizations, ensuring their successful goal attainment.

Throughout his professional journey, Thomas has contributed his expertise to renowned companies such as Centene Corporation and Humana, accumulating over 18 years of progressive leadership experience. He has played a pivotal role in assisting organizations across various sectors, including several of South Florida's leading hospital systems, value-based care providers, and ambulatory centers.

Thomas draws inspiration from seniors, their life stories, and the invaluable wisdom they generously share. His role at Sage Health is an embodiment of his deep appreciation for the senior community. Within this esteemed organization, he practices a daily standard of excellence, offering unwavering support, dedication, and gratitude along with his fellow team members. Together, they champion the cause for the senior community they proudly serve.

Associate, Strategic Initiatives

Jess Alvarez

Jess Alvarez is the Associate, Strategic Initiatives at Sage Health. Jess has over six years of experience in healthcare and public health with a range of project focuses including program development and management, process improvement, and strategic plan implementation. Her experience helping her grandma navigate the healthcare system drives her passion to provide quality care for seniors. In her free time, Jess enjoys reading and baking.

Vice President and Head of People

Kayla Meyer

As Vice President and Head of People, Kayla leads our Human Resources function utilizing her passion for employee engagement to ensure that our culture and HR practices create an environment of success for all of our valued team members and providers.

For the past 17 years, she has been an HR leader across a spectrum of healthcare settings and specialties.  Most recently, she was the Director and Head of Human Resources for Skin & Aesthetic Centers, a multi-state high-growth dermatology and plastic surgery MSO platform.  Prior to that, she also spent time as the Senior HR Director for US Radiology Specialists where she provided executive HR leadership and partnered with operations and physician leaders to achieve strategic objectives and business growth targets.

During her time in healthcare, Kayla witnessed firsthand many opportunities to provide improved and more seamless care to patients, especially with the elderly population.  This rang even more true in the past when she helped both of her grandparents attempt to navigate unnecessary obstacles to ensure they received quality and coordinated care for their complex illnesses. These experiences are what drew Kayla to join Sage Health where our mission is focused on ensuring seniors in underserved communities receive the concierge level care that they very much deserve.

In her spare time, Kayla enjoys traveling, hiking, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending time with her two children.

Vice President of Finance

Sara Cygler, CPA

As the Vice President of Finance at Sage Health, Sara is responsible for leading all aspects of accounting and finance. Prior to joining Sage, Sara was a member of KPMG LLP’s audit practice. She also completed a rotation with KPMG’s Audit Special Assignment Program, where she provided just-in-time assistance to clients undergoing special transactions such as IPOs and carve-outs. In addition to her experience in public accounting, Sara played a key role in building out the accounting function and was a founding finance team member at two healthcare start-ups.

Growing up, Sara was fortunate to have close relationships with her grandparents, all of whom played significant roles in her upbringing. She believes everyone should have an opportunity to benefit from grandparents' wisdom and guidance, so she joined Sage to help make that a reality for more people.

During her non-working hours, Sara enjoys riding her Peloton and exploring new travel destinations. Her current travel mission is to visit every state capital, presidential library, and national park in the United States.

Director of Nursing

Vicki Thompson

Vicki Thompson is Sage Health’s Director of Nursing.  She has been a registered nurse for 20 years and has held multiple roles including employee health management, corporate training, surgical nursing and is a former Army nurse.

Vicki earned her registered nursing degree while attending the University of Charleston in her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia.  She recently completed her MBA in Healthcare Management from Liberty University.

She has a passion for providing compassionate and quality care to our senior population. She values the importance of patient centered care and enjoys working with a team to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible. Vicki knew she had followed the right calling after caring for her mother who was diagnosed with an acute illness.

In 2019, Vicki moved from Charleston to Nashville, Tennessee.  She lives with her husband and 3 fur babies.  On weekends you can find her on the water somewhere.

Director of Quality

Jerri Vadas

Jerri Vadas, RN, BSN, MBA, CCM, CRRN is Sage Health’s Director of Quality, where she is focused on leading operational and clinical initiatives to achieve 5-star quality performance and top tier patient engagement.

Jerri has been a registered nurse for 28 years, and has extensive leadership experience in healthcare operations, case management, catastrophic rehabilitation, medical practice management, population health and quality program development. She has held leadership roles in a value-based care setting for the last 8 years in major healthcare systems and payer organizations, focusing on the development of risk-bearing strategies that produce high quality outcomes. Prior to joining Sage Health Jerri was the Vice President of Quality for WellMed where she helped launch the Houston, TX market.

A passion for delivering high-quality, well-coordinated patient care brought Jerri to Sage Health.

She has spent the majority of her career serving in roles helping others navigate the healthcare system. She has been deeply involved in coordination of care across the continuum and helping to improve the quality of care provided. This 25+ years of career-level insight is what drives Jerri to be part of building a better, more-effective model of care for our most vulnerable patients. Her mission at Sage Health is to help seniors lead longer, healthier lives through a more effective model of care that is tailored to their needs.

In her spare time Jerri enjoys crafting, traveling, hiking, kayaking and camping in her RV with her family and friends.

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Mission, Vision & Values

We deliver enriching healthcare to seniors to achieve wellness and strengthen communities.

We envision a society where no senior feels isolated, uncared for, or left behind.

We care with compassion.
We deliver concierge service.
We always see the glass half-full.
We value transparent relationships.
We bring the energy & have fun together.
We reflect the diverse communities we serve.