Leadership

Rick Jacques

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Trust God, Persevere, Do the Right Thing.

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry, Rick has a proven ability to build and grow successful healthcare organizations. Rick founded and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Covenant Surgical Partners prior to joining MetaPhy Health. He served as Principal and President of Surgical Health Group and also served as Vice President of Business Development at AmSurg.

Chris Oubre

President & Chief Operating Officer

F.E.A.R. has two meanings: Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise. The choice is yours.

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management, operations and information services with a focus on building, implementing, integrating and supporting clinical and financial systems and processes, as well as building the high functioning teams needed to support the platform. Prior to MetaPhy Health, Chris served as the first Chief Information Officer for Covenant Surgical Partners before moving into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Chris began his healthcare career with Renal Care Group and then worked in various roles at Renal Advantage, including Director of Information Services, Regional Director of Operations and HIPAA Security Officer.

Reed B. Hogan, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." –Gandhi

Dr. Hogan is a lead gastroenterologist at GI Associates and Endoscopy Center in Jackson, MS, which is one of the largest gastroenterology groups in the southeast. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America and has been listed in Beckers’ “The 125 Gastroenterologists to Know.” Dr. Hogan is Chairman of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) special interest group for Ambulatory Endoscopy Centers and has special interests in ancillary service lines to enrich patient care and efficiency. In addition, he regularly serves as a resource for practice management educational courses in the GI industry.

Amy Adams

Assistant Vice President of Corporate Operations

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." –1 Corinthians 16:13

Amy has more than 10 years of healthcare experience, specifically within healthcare IT. Prior to MetaPhy Health, Amy spent seven years as Director of Clinical Applications for Covenant Surgical Partners where she provided leadership, clinical expertise, and support to the planning, coordination, and implementation of clinical and financial applications.

Lisa Harris

Director of Operations

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill

Lisa has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including operations, investor relations, marketing, and communications. Prior to MetaPhy Health, Lisa served as Director of Investor Relations for TriStar Health Partners, a venture capital fund focused on creating and investing in early-stage healthcare opportunities. Lisa received her Bachelor’s degrees from The University of Georgia.

Erin Racher

Director of Associate Experience

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” –Nelson Mandela

Prior to joining MetaPhy Health, Erin worked in the Education industry for five years in teaching and program development. Through both her graduate and professional work, she has also worked on international and local community development projects across several industries in the interest of positive social change. In Erin’s spare time, she enjoys trying out new recipes, exercising, and spending quality time with her friends and family. Erin has a M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University with a focus in Leadership and Organizational Performance and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Christi Bowling, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Director of Nutrition Services

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates

Christi is a Masters Level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 13 years of experience in corporate wellness, medical nutrition therapy, and sports nutrition. She is also certified in both Sports Dietetics and Adult Weight Management. While living in Orlando, FL, she worked with top level executives from around the world and later became the first Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to work for Walt Disney World in their private clinic. Christi attended David Lipscomb University and earned her Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

Barrett Jacques

Director of Business Development

"Ideas exist without men being able to express them definitely or even being consciously aware of their existence. A few men possess Ideas; most men are possessed by them." -Russell Kirk

Barrett has experience in business development, the weight loss industry, and a variety of other sales-related roles. Prior to joining MetaPhy, Barrett was the Vice President and Director of Business Development at MinusCal where he provided leadership and creative solutions for product development, sales and marketing, and strategic partnerships.

Mundhavni Cheema

Business Analyst

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Desmond Tutu

Mundhavni has a very eclectic background that includes several years of experience in domains such as IT, healthcare, international apparel and the trade industry, where she primarily focused on product development and strategic business improvements. Mundhavni is passionate about product development and project management, and she is drawn to studying business strategies and identifying ways to elevate business processes.

Suhasini Pallai

Data Scientist

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained" -Marie Curie

Suhasini received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Madras University in south India and also completed the Data Science Bootcamp program at Nashville Software School. She is passionate about seeking data from various sources and analyzing information in order to understand how businesses perform and build tools to automate processes within the organization.