Co-Founder, CEO and Board Chair
Tim has spent his career creating and providing solutions to help providers bring a different level of care and support to their patients in a variety of experiences including running an IPA, a $3B Medicare Advantage plan, and a Population Health business. His favorite part about coming to work is spending time with the physician partners at the center of our model, and seeing where real healthcare change happens. Outside of work, you can often find Tim at one of his children’s events and enjoying time with his wife and kids.
Dr. Clive Fields
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
As Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of VillageMD and an esteemed practicing physician, Dr. Fields is transforming the way patients and physicians experience health care. In the early 1990s, prior to beginning VillageMD, Fields initiated and served as president of Village Family Practice, which became one of the largest primary care groups in Houston and was recognized for its quality of care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). An avid golfer and reader who enjoys family time with his wife and 3 children, Fields was named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 List of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.
Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer
A 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Paul has driven growth and fostered innovation as a health plan executive. Prior to VillageMD, he was Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Innovation at Anthem/WellPoint, where he was instrumental in architecting Anthem’s payment innovation strategy, developing its Patient Centered Primary Care model, and establishing value-based contracts with Anthem’s primary care physician network. When he isn’t negotiating for a better healthcare system around the country, you can find Paul spending time with his family, traveling for pleasure, or coaching his son’s little-league team.
Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger
Dr. Le Benger is the Interim President of VillageMD. He serves as Executive Chairman of the Summit Health and CityMD Board of Directors and previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer for Summit Health (previously Summit Medical Group) from 1999 to 2021. He is also an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician who specializes in head and neck oncologic surgery and is a fellow of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Le Benger is a recipient of the MDx Medical, Inc. Patient's Choice Award, and has been included on the Jersey Choice Top Doctors, New Jersey Family New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Docs, and the NJBiz “Power 100” lists.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Ellen brings 25 years of experience leading results-driven business-to-business and direct-to-consumer marketing for healthcare and consumer brands. Prior to VillageMD, she was Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at Medecision, a provider of digital health management software and services. In that role, she led enterprise customer experience, brand activation, marketing and innovation programming, and alliances and helped lead that organization’s turnaround and re-emergence as a leading brand in the healthcare information technology sector. Before Medecision, Ellen was the founder and principal of a boutique marketing firm.
Rebecca Levy, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer
Rebecca (Becky) Levy is the Chief Legal Officer for VillageMD. She previously joined Summit Health in 2011 and has held a number of titles including, most recently, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel. Becky has significant experience developing, managing, and motivating legal and business teams through collaborative, cross-functional relationships. In addition, she has served as Founder and Board President of Summit Health Cares — the company’s charitable foundation — since 2013. Prior to joining Summit Health, Becky practiced health care law at firms dedicated to providing legal representation to physicians, medical practices, hospitals, surgery centers, and other health care providers.
J. Lankford Wade
Chief Financial Officer
J. Lankford Wade is the Chief Financial Officer for VillageMD. He joined Summit Health as Chief Financial Officer in March 2020, and previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer for US Anesthesia Partners (USAP), a physician organization that provides high-quality perioperative and pain management services. Prior to USAP, Lankford was with Aetna in Hartford, Conn., where he spent nearly five years in progressively increasing roles, ultimately serving as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Aetna’s Institutional Businesses. Before joining Aetna, Lankford worked with HealthSpring, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer of the NYSE-listed Medicare Advantage operator, serving more than one million members prior to its sale to CIGNA. Lankford started his career with Morgan Stanley and with General Atlantic, a global Private Equity firm.
Dr. Stuart Levine
President, Value-Based Care
Dr. Stuart Levine is President of Value-Based Care. In this position, Dr. Levine is responsible for architecting and delivering on the next generation value-based care delivery model of VillageMD. Dr. Levine joined VillageMD from Chicago Pacific Founders, where he served as an operating partner, specializing in care model innovation. He has served on the board of numerous healthcare start-ups. Dr. Levine is also the co-founder and former Chief Medical and Innovation Officer of agilon health. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1992 and a resident expert on population health. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.
Chief People Officer
Amy Smith joins VillageMD as Chief People Officer with 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Operations leadership. She leads all facets of Human Resources and Talent and has an extensive background in developing innovative strategies focused on culture, experience, professional development, and DEIB — always with an eye toward having inspiring workplaces that attract the best talent and where existing team members feel valued and motivated to grow with the company. Previously, Amy held key leadership roles in HR and Operations with Anthem, ADP, and Equifax. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, working in her garden, and playing the bass guitar.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Mark is an executive vice president at VillageMD, leading the organization’s growth and strategy to transform the way healthcare is delivered in the U.S. Previously, Mark was Senior Vice President, Global M&A, for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy operating primarily under the Walgreens, Boots and Alliance Healthcare brands. Mark led all corporate development activities for WBA and manages WBA’s significant portfolio of pharmacy and healthcare investments. Mark currently serves on the boards of Option Care Health, Shields Health Solutions, and iA, a pharmacy automation company. Mark previously worked for the Tribune Company and law firm Sidley Austin. He graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.