Ed Mercadante, Chief Executive Officer
Ed Mercadante is Chief Executive Officer of MedOptions. Ed provides strategic leadership for creating the MedOptions’ vision for servicing patients. He knows that by spending his time in the field with customers, regional management and clinicians, he is better able to guide members of the MedOptions’ family toward a focus on high clinical quality. Ed’s management focus is customer and patient centered. He believes that what MedOptions does for its patients is relevant and the company should always be striving to improve, whether in its clinical services or patient outcomes. Ed is passionate about his family and hockey.
Thomas McInerney, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. McInerney is the current President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since early May 2017. Prior to joining MedOptions he served in a series of roles with Employer Direct Healthcare, LLC (EDHC), a disruptive healthcare service business based in Dallas, TX that provides a high quality and cost efficient surgical solution for large self-funded employers and their members (~250,000 members) including as President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Advisor. He is also a former Member of the Board at EDHC.
Prior to joining EDHC he worked at Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a multi-strategy private investment organization with approximately $25 billion in capital under management where he spent approximately 5½ years at Centerbridge and its former affiliate Lantern Asset Management, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Mr. McInerney was one of Lantern’s original principals and in 2012 he founded and led Lantern’s efforts in providing operational and financial support services to portfolio companies in concert with the Centerbridge Portfolio Operations Team prior to merging the practice in 2014. He has extensive transaction experience and worked across numerous industries leading specific initiatives (diagnosis, design and implementation) impacting multiple areas of the P&L with particular focus on the improvement of operating efficiencies and the standardization of business processes. Previously, he worked for Ally’s Special Assets Group where he had transitioned full-time from the Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. McInerney worked at Marotta Gund Budd & Dzera, LLC, providing restructuring advisory and turnaround management services across multiple industries to companies, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, investors and other parties of interest. Earlier in his career he held other various positions in the financial services industry.
He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in History and received an M.B.A. in Finance, from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. McInerney is a Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), a current Board Member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) and a Member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). He is a resident of New Canaan, CT where he resides with his wife Paige and their four children.
Mark Cooke, Chief Compliance Officer
Mark Cooke is the Chief Compliance Officer for MedOptions, Inc. Mark is a certified health care compliance professional (CHC) and a licensed attorney. He is responsible for the operation of MedOptions’ Compliance Program and for ensuring its adherence to all applicable federal and state laws related to federal health care programs. He is charged to implement and maintain compliance protocols and training to facilitate and support exceptional standards for patient privacy, fraud and abuse prevention, and quality care delivered by MedOptions’ world-class clinicians and employees. He is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and enjoys spending time with his family and fitness training.
Tim Lary, Chief Talent Officer
Tim Lary is the Chief Talent Officer for MedOptions. He is an HR professional, dedicated to helping organizations manage their human capital through effective talent acquisition & talent management strategies. Tim’s focus is on strategic people initiatives that affect the entire employee lifecycle. One of his key priorities will be continuing to build upon the culture and set of values that make MedOptions a place where people can be their best.
Laura Etre, PsyD, Chief Psychology Officer
Laura Etre, PsyD, Chief Psychology Officer, oversees the Behavioral Health Clinical Services provided by MedOptions. She is responsible for developing and implementing clinical protocols, including training and ongoing staff education. She specializes in Geropsychology with a particular interest in neurocognitive assessment and dementia-related behavior management. When Dr. Etre isn’t working, she is busy running after her three young boys.
Doug Brandt, MD, MMM, CPE, DFAPA, CMO
Doug Brandt, MD, MMM, CPE, DFAPA is MedOptions’ Chief Medical Officer. He is a board certified geriatric and adult psychiatry and completed a psychopharmacology fellowship. Dr. Brandt is responsible for developing and implementing clinical protocols, including training and ongoing staff education; oversees the Credentialing Committee and practices clinically. Outside of MedOptions, he enjoys gardening and going to Vermont for at least one bicycle tour each year.
Amy Rader,MBA,RN, Executive Vice President of National Field Operations
Amy Rader,MBA,RN is Executive Vice President of National Field Operations. A 25 year veteran of Senior Care Services, she is a road warrior working with our Assistant Vice President of Regional Operations, Executive Management, support staff and clinicians to ensure customer focused day-to-day operations. Amy loves the outdoors and gardening that borders on tera forming. She and her husband enjoy collecting classic cars.
Nicholas J. Mercadante, Esq. General Counsel, Compliance Officer and VP of Payor Relations
Nicholas J. Mercadante, Esq. is MedOptions’ General Counsel, Compliance Officer and VP of Payor Relations. He’s a licensed attorney in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Texas, and proud Tulane Law Alum. Nick is responsible for developing and implementing compliance and risk management protocols and training to help MedOptions’ world-class clinicians maintain exceptional standards for patient privacy, fraud and abuse prevention, and quality of care. He is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Nick is an avid hockey player and writes about hockey analytics for several publications.
Bernadette Greatorex, Director of Business Development
Bernadette Greatorex is the Director of Business Development. She is passionate about offering patients the best care possible and is responsible for growth and marketing. In doing this, she works hard to partner with organizations and together they make a difference in the lives of the residents they serve. Bernadette champions our efforts to increase awareness and fundraising with the Alzheimer’s Association. When she’s not working, she enjoys boating with her family and spoiling her new baby grandson.
Anthony Brockman, Director of Technology and Informatics
Anthony most recently served as the Director of Healthcare Informatics and Technology for St. Vincent’s Health Partners in Bridgeport, CT. There, he was responsible for leading the informatics and technology infrastructure teams supporting a clinically integrated network of 400 physicians and five hospitals. Prior to St. Vincent’s, Anthony was an Informatics Services Manager with Jefferson Radiology.
Anthony has a BS in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from Southern Connecticut State University, a Masters in Healthcare Informatics from Sacred Heart University, and is completing a graduate-level certification in Healthcare Analytics from the University of California Davis. He is HIMSS CPHIMS certified and CHIME CHICO eligible. Along with his impressive resume, he also is a veteran of the US Army, and was a 2-time NCAA All-American wrestler.
Marianne Wright, Senior Vice President of Recruiting
Marianne Wright is the Senior Vice President of Recruiting and oversees a team of Recruiters who focus on hiring exceptional clinicians who have a true passion for caring for the elderly. Marianne strives to find the best talent and challenges her team to do the same. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and traveling locally and throughout the country to visit family and friends. She loves to ski and going to the Orioles’ Spring Training every year.