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Alignment Healthcare Expands Management Team With Three Key Executives

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Alignment Healthcare, a mission-based Medicare Advantage insurance company founded in 2013, announced today the appointments of three health care veterans to its executive management team – Rich Powers as senior vice president of business development; Rob Scavo as chief information officer; and Chris Schmaltz as chief operations officer.

“The collective expertise of Rich, Rob and Chris – together with our existing leadership – will propel Alignment to the next level as we continue to grow our footprint nationwide and innovate around new plans and benefits,” said John Kao, CEO, Alignment Healthcare. “Our team is focused on upholding the high level of trust and engagement we have with our members as we continue to expand into new markets, powering a better experience and better outcomes for our growing population of seniors.”

Rich Powers, Senior Vice President, Business Development

Powers brings strong operational understanding of managed care and Medicare that will be invaluable in fostering strategic growth at Alignment. Powers focuses on cultivating relationships with integrated delivery networks and best-in-class primary care organizations, while expanding the company’s existing provider networks and market footprint. Prior to Alignment, Powers held progressive leadership roles at Humana, including vice president of strategic alliance partnership development.

Rob Scavo, Chief Information Officer

Scavo is responsible for Alignment’s information technology strategy and operations, including applications, data science, infrastructure and security. Prior to joining the company, he spent 19 years with the TriZetto Group (now Cognizant) in numerous leadership roles, including chief information officer and president of regional markets. Scavo was previously president and chief operating officer of Welltok.

Chris Schmaltz, Chief Operations Officer

At Alignment, Schmaltz is responsible for day-to-day operations and leading initiatives across member services, concierge, appeals and grievances, and claims. Schmaltz brings a wealth of health care knowledge and experience, having served as the chief operating officer at Coordinated Care of Washington, a Centene portfolio company serving Medicaid and Marketplace members. Prior, he served at UnitedHealthcare holding progressive leadership roles, including senior vice president of Medicare operations.

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About Alignment Healthcare

Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers health plan options through Alignment Health Plan, and also partners with select health plans to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit