Chief Medical Officer
Phoebe Putney Health System
Dr. Dianna Grant became the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Phoebe Putney Health System – a comprehensive, regional health system with 4,500 employees based in Albany, Georgia – on October 26, 2020. She has served as CMO for several prominent healthcare organizations, most recently serving at NextLevel Health Partners, a Medicaid managed care health plan for beneficiaries living the Chicagoland area and throughout Cook County.
Dr. Grant brings a long history and experience in creating cultures centered on safety – built on exceptional employee and patient relations. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Grant earned her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University and served as Chief Resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She also completed courses of study at some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the University of California. She practiced as a family medicine physician for 27 years before transitioning to executive leadership.
Founder and Managing Director of Capgenus
Joseph West, ScD. is Executive Vice President of Clinify Health, Business Innovations and Solutions. He leads the company’s innovation strategies and serves as a key stakeholder, decision maker, and catalyst, for all population health and value-based care business development.
He is an experienced healthcare executive, epidemiologist, population health and data analytics leader with over 17 years of healthcare, research, and enterprise experience. Dr. West has published more than 50 articles in academic and industry journals and received several public health awards. He’s a recognized leader in population health management, outcomes-based healthcare, value-based models, and LEAN processes. He has expertise in meta-analysis, statistical planning, data management, statistical methods and models, and clinical epidemiology.
Dr. West was Chief Population Health Officer for NextLevel Health Illinois (a Medicaid Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)) and served as Co-Chair Population Health for Illinois’ 1115 Waiver Governor’s Office of Health Innovation and Transformation (GOHIT) Provider Integration Initiative. He is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois.
Dr. West graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a Master of Scienceand Doctor of Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.
Kenneth R Alleyne
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Kenneth Alleyne, MD, is a board-certified sports medicine orthopedic surgeon practicing in Connecticut and Manhattan. He is an attending surgeon across multiple hospital systems and has held faculty appointments domestically and internationally. Dr. Alleyne is the managing partner of HartHaven Partners a healthcare investment and consulting firm. He is a co-founder of NextLevel Health Partners a Medicaid managed care organization in the Midwest and Zing Healthcare a technology enabled Medicare Advantage Health Plan.
To address the challenges of population health, in 2015 Dr. Alleyne and his partners founded VirtualHealth, a leading population health management platform. He serves as the team physician and consultant to many local, national, and international athletic organizations. Dedicated to serving his community, Dr. Alleyne currently serves as Chair of the Connecticut Health Foundation.
Additionally, he serves on the boards of the University of Connecticut Health Center, the Hartford City Ballet, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and Student Achievement Through Opportunity, an organization raising resources for academic and arts enrichment for low income students. Since 2019 he has served on the board of the Connecticut Public Television and Radio. Dr Alleyne is a graduate of Williams College and completed his medical training at Wake Forest University. Residency training was undertaken at Howard University Hospital and he subsequently completed a fellowship in sports medicine , knee and shoulder surgery at Yale University as well as tissue engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is an avid skier, jazz enthusiast, cyclist and gadget collector. He lives in West Hartford with his wife Shaun Biggers, MD and their two children.