Our talented team is driving healthcare quality every day, ensuring that the right care is delivered at the right time, in the right place and in the right way, for each person, and for one reason: it’s the right thing to do.
As a board-certified general surgeon and an experienced healthcare business leader, Anthony V. Coletta, MD, MBA brings an exceptional depth of executive and clinical expertise to Tandigm Health, LLC (“Tandigm”). Tandigm is a Population Health and Physician Management Services Organization acting as a positive disruptor in the movement towards value-based healthcare. Dr. Coletta’s vision for Tandigm is to restore and maintain balance within our healthcare ecosystem, placing patients and their physicians at the epicenter of proactive, coordinated care, leading to ever improving outcomes, lower costs and enhanced experiences for all.
Dr. Coletta was previously Executive Vice President at Independence Health Group and President of Independence’s Facilitate Health Networks where he led the transformation from volume to value for Independence. During his early years with Independence, he served as one of the principal architects of the Tandigm Health business plan. Prior to this, Dr. Coletta was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Holy Redeemer Health System in Huntingdon Valley, PA. In this role, he was responsible for promoting and facilitating communication among Holy Redeemer’s clinical departments to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality care. During his clinical career, in 2000, he led the formation of Renaissance Health Alliance, a joint venture between Independence and Renaissance, a large, Philadelphia-based Independent Practice Association. As one of the founding physicians of Renaissance, he served as Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chairman of the Board.
In addition to his executive roles, Dr. Coletta was an attending general surgeon for more than two decades at Bryn Mawr Hospital, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia. During his distinguished clinical career, he was recognized both nationally and internationally as a pioneer in minimally invasive surgical techniques and was recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the Top Doctors in the Philadelphia area.
Since 2007, Dr. Coletta has been traveling to Haiti, performing general surgical procedures alongside others. Following the earthquake of 2010, he has led a team of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals on these missions, traveling to the island annually with medical supplies performing general and pediatric surgery on hundreds of patients through the years. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, President of Blue Sky Surgical Inc., Chairman of the Board of Tandigm Scholars, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Cristo Rey High School.
Dr. Coletta received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Georgetown University and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Surgical Residency and a Fellowship in Organ Transplantation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attained his Master of Business Administration degree from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in 2006 with the distinction of University Scholar.
Honored as one of the Top 10 People Transforming Health Care in Philadelphia, Dr. Coletta is also frequently a featured speaker at top healthcare events throughout the nation. He has recently been honored as Fox Centennial Honoree by his alma mater, Temple’s Fox School of Business.
Frank Ingari is President and Chief Operating Officer. In his role, he is responsible for driving operational excellence as the organization continues to strengthen and grow its population health capabilities to achieve strategic goals and objectives.
With more than 35 years of experience serving the healthcare and information technology industries, Frank has a proven track record of impacting transformational growth. Prior to joining the team at Tandigm, Frank developed a reputation as a successful CEO and leader in healthcare and technology, with notable operational experiences and executive accomplishments.
Since leading the turnaround and concluding the sale of NaviNet as CEO in 2016, he has been consulting with national leaders in payer, provider, and health information technology markets, with particular focus on Medicare Advantage and the role of primary care in healthcare transformation. Prior to NaviNet, Frank led Essence Healthcare, a physician-founded health plan, growing the company to more than a half billion dollars in premium revenue and a coveted 5-STAR rating. He was also a co-founder and the CEO of Lumeris, a top-rated value-based care platform and services vendor. Prior to his service in healthcare, Frank ran the Lotus PC Spreadsheet Division and was CEO of remote access vendor Shiva.
In addition to direct operational responsibility, Frank has deep governance experience. He has served as Chairman, Committee Chairman, or Board member for public and private companies including Sybase, Microstrategy, Essence Group Holdings, Lumeris, NaviNet, Shiva, and PowerSoft.
Frank was named the nation’s “Best Private Company CEO” by Upside Magazine, is a two-time Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and was named a “50+ Innovator” by AARP.
Frank received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell University where he studied American Literature and History.
Pamela Eckardt, R.N., is the Senior Vice President of Talent, Growth and Engagement. In this position, she is responsible for network development, marketing and communications. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she is an experienced leader specializing in the use of new models to deliver care.
Prior to her current position, Pam was an integral part of the strategy development team at Independence that created Tandigm Health. She spent more than 20 years at Independence serving in a range of roles, including Contracting and Provider Networks, Clinical Services, and Strategy and Corporate Planning.
In 2011, she established the department to oversee Independence’s patient-centered medical home program. In this leadership position, Eckardt grew Independence’s network of medical homes from 32 practices to nearly 300. She worked closely with primary care physicians to provide the tools and resources necessary for a successful transition and to champion the importance of medical homes throughout the region. She also expanded the department to include support for Independence’s accountable care organization (ACO) contracting models, fostering unique approaches that enable doctors and hospitals to more effectively collaborate on new models of care delivery.
Prior to joining Independence, Pam practiced as a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., concentrating in oncology care.
Pam graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Bloomsburg University.
Keith Garthwaite is the Senior Vice President and CFO of Tandigm Health. He brings broad financial experience to Tandigm having held increasingly senior positions in the US and Europe across the healthcare spectrum.
Prior to joining Tandigm, Keith was Vice President, Business Analytics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In this role he created a novel global analytics center of excellence for GSK’s $8B Consumer division.
Keith relocated from the UK to the US in ’06. Between ‘06 and ‘10 he was VP & Controller, GSK Consumer, playing a key role in the division’s industry-leading growth.
Prior to relocating to the US, Keith initially led the financial support of GSK’s UK Sales and Marketing teams before becoming Financial Controller of GSK’s Europe Region. Notable successes included the acquisition of Block Drug Inc., the launch of NiQuitin, Europe’s leading Smoking Cessation brand and the development of a global ERP platform.
Keith commenced his career with PwC in London. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and has a first class honors degree in Toxicology & Pharmacology from University College London.
Keith lives in Chester County with his wife and 3 children and is an accomplished triathlete.
Stanley J. Milavec, Jr., Esq., is the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Tandigm Health. Stan joined the Tandigm team on March 1, 2016. In his position, Stan is responsible for all legal matters related to the Company and participates in the development and implementation of short and long-range plans, goals, objectives and programs for Tandigm.
Before joining Tandigm, Stan was a partner in the law firm of Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, P.C. He has represented Tandigm since its inception in April, 2014.
Stan has 30 years of legal experience, 15 of which were spent managing the legal affairs of large teaching hospitals and integrated health care delivery systems. He represented regional imaging centers, large physician practice groups, pharmaceutical companies, long-term care providers, medical device and equipment manufacturers and distributors, and health insurance companies. He focuses on corporate and business law, corporate governance, regulatory matters and transactions.
As co-founder of two revolutionary health care businesses, Stan has knowledge and experience with regard to FDA applications, approvals and exemptions, negotiating and securing capital, and the sale and distribution of medical products and clinical services to hospitals, health systems, physicians and consumers. He has also extensively advised hospital and private physician clients on health care related matters including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, medical staff disputes, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and divestitures.
Stan received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a master’s degree in public health and healthcare administration from Harvard University. Stan has taught health care, licensing and contract related courses at Columbia Law School and Villanova University School of Law. He is listed in Philadelphia Super Lawyers® for Health Care, and in SmartCEO Magazine as one of Philadelphia’s “Legal Elite” for business legal advice.