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John Ruskin QuoteThe P3 Team

Geoff Teed - Founding Partner/Chief Executive Officer
Geoff Teed brings over 24 years of experience in sales and marketing and over 10 years creating innovative and practical solutions to meet the challenges of the US health care system. The formation of P3 was a result of his unique blend of payer and provider perspectives, leading to significant insight in change management, process and utilization review, and organizational improvement. Through his experiences Geoff has become a recognized leader in bringing together multiple stakeholder perspectives (i.e. clinical, operational, and financial) in gaining change management buy-in.

With passion and expertise in a broad spectrum of hospital operations and performance improvement, Geoff has the demonstrated ability to cross all health care customer and stakeholder segments and organizational boundaries, including patients, nursing, physicians, organized labor, payers, regulators, hospital governance and administration, in addition to technology, product and equipment vendors, etc. He is able to quickly develop consensus and deliver complex solution-based concepts to market, leading to solid and profitable outcomes.

During the last 8 years P3 has delivered workable solutions to hospitals and health systems that have translated to over $100M in bottom-line improvements and has provided reorganization plans that led two separate hospitals to successfully exit bankruptcy. The most recent, Johnson Memorial Hospital, achieved a 28% operating margin in 2010, the highest of Connecticutís 30 acute care hospitals.

Geoff co-authored a chapter on Outpatient Observation in The Hospitalist Program Management Guide, Second Edition, HCPro, April 2008

Scott Berry - President/Chief Operating Officer
Scott Berry has nearly 30 years of experience in industry, first as an engineer, project manager, and product line executive, then as an investment analyst, strategist, and consultant. He has a broad technology industry background and a proven track record in positioning solutions, managing businesses, and growing profit.

Scott started his career with 12 years at Bell Laboratories, where he shortened the product development cycle in one line of business by 25% through the introduction of Project Management principles. After that he led an organization that completed nearly a dozen multi-million dollar outside plant projects, on or ahead of schedule, at or below budget.

In addition to his project management expertise, he has introduced or improved a structured Product Management process in several firms, retooled strategy as CMO for a startup company to reduce cash burn by 40%, and has co-founded two technology firms. As a product line manager he profitably expanded a $500M business by 10-20%, and grew enterprise revenues to $100M+ in a smaller firm.

Scott holds an MSEE from Stanford University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with an ScB degree from Brown University in Engineering and Economics. He was selected for AT&T's Manufacturing Leadership Program, attended an International Management program at Thunderbird, and also earned a mini-MBA jointly sponsored by AT&T and Wharton. He is privileged to have attended Total Quality Management training personally delivered by W. Edwards Deming. Scott earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and was awarded the PMP (Project Management Professional) designation. As an equity analyst on Wall Street he held FINRA Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 securities licenses.

In his spare time Scott blogs about technology trends and their impact on industries and stocks, and is a frequent contributor to the web sites Seeking Alpha and iStockAnalyst.

Alan Sokolow, MD - Chief Medical Information Officer
Alan has been the Chief Medical Officer at some of the nationís largest health plans, including United Health Careís Medicare Division, Blue Shield of California, Oxford Health Plans, and Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Alan guides our medical policies, clinical reliability and strategic payer initiatives.

Dr. Sokolow has a unique career in healthcare, having been involved early in the development of healthcare informatics, and program development in demand and care management. He is widely regarded in the industry as an innovative thinker and effective leader. Alan was responsible for all aspects of healthcare cost and quality management for the organizations he served. His areas of expertise include medical policy, medical management, high risk and condition management programs, provider profiling, HEDIS reporting, pharmacy services and behavioral health.

As part of his Oxford responsibilities, Dr. Sokolow was instrumental in the development of Episode Treatment Grouper (ETG) based analyses of health care costs, as well as the pioneering design of case based contracting. At Empire, Alan was responsible for refining transactional systems alerts, which led to systematic improvement in quality care. He has repeatedly lead teams that implemented high-risk case management programs based on predictive models, resulting in significant cost savings and reduction in hospitalization.

Alan received his BA degree from Pomona College and MD at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he was also elected to AOA. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Utah, and at the University of Rochester. He is board certified in internal medicine.

William Bithoney, MD
Dr. Bithoney is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 20 years experience as a physician executive in diverse academic and hospital systems. His areas of expertise include developing managed care strategies, academic strategies, a self-sustaining cycle of continuous performance and quality improvement, utilization review, utilization management, and research directions. Until March, 2011, Dr. Bithoney served as the Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) and previously served as Chief Operating Officer & Chief Medical Officer at this institution. He was also President and CEO Mercy Physicians, PC. and directed its hospitalís ACO activities.

Dr. Bithoney has served as Vice Dean at NY Medical College as well as physician in chief at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers , New York , NY and at Mercy Health System, Philadelphia , PA. He spent 17 years at Boston Childrenís Hospital/Harvard University School of Medicine, as a Senior Associate in Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of General Pediatrics Primary Care. Senior Associate in Medicine is the highest clinical appointment available at Harvard.

Dr. Bithoney was trained in Biostatistics & Epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, and received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. He has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.

In 2010 Dr. Bithoney and his team at SPHS received the award for the most outstanding innovation in healthcare in the United States from the American College of Healthcare Executives for their work on an Accountable Care Organization. Because of its successful ACO, SPHS went from chronically losing money to becoming the most profitable community hospital (out of 64 hospitals) in Massachusetts in 2009. This in spite of being in the poorest city in Massachusetts. Dr. Bithoney and colleagues received further recognition when SPHS was named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the United States for quality and value by Cleverly and Associates. This award is an imprimatur for ACO readiness.

Brad H.K. Cooper, Esq - Internal Council
Bradley H.K. Cooper, Esq. has over 16 years of experience in corporate and health law with a concentration on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures, general business transactions, growth companies, and health care fraud and abuse.

Mr. Cooper is a founding partner and managing member of Cooper Morrison & Associates LLC. While Mr. Cooper continues to practice law through the firm of Cooper Morrison, both Paradigm Physician Partners (P3) and The Hana Group, Inc., the largest Native Hawaiian Organization, have retained Mr. Cooper to serve as their Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Prior to founding Cooper Morrison, Mr. Cooper was with the international law firm of Dechert, Price and Rhoads in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and Health Law Practice Group.

Before attending law school, Mr. Cooper served as a program manager for a defense contractor where he was principally responsible for managing multi-million dollar base operations and maintenance programs for the United States Department of Defense. Prior to becoming a program manager, Mr. Cooper served four years in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Cooper proudly serves as the Vice-Chair for the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles. He is also an author of publications and guest lecturer.

Mr. Cooper has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Auburn University, 1986 Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Temple University School of Law, 1994, where he was a member of Temple Law Review. Brad is a Master of Law (LLM) candidate in Taxation from Temple University School of Law.