Leadership

Robin J. Thomashauer

President

Robin Thomashauer is the president of CAQH, a non-profit alliance that is the leader in creating shared initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare.  She has overseen the strategy and operations of the organization since its inception, over 15 years ago.

Under her direction, CAQH has collaborated with health plans, hospitals and healthcare providers to develop, implement, and manage initiatives that reduce costs and eliminate unnecessary administrative burden. These efforts include the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CAQH CORE®), CAQH ProView®, SanctionsTrack®, COB Smart®, EnrollHub®, DirectAssure®, VeriFide™ and the CAQH Index®.

Robin has more than 30 years of broad experience in strategy, managed care operations and hospital administration.  Before joining CAQH she was a director in the health care practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with a primary focus on payer organizations.  Prior to her position with PwC, Robin held senior management positions with Kaiser Permanente, as well as in several teaching hospitals.

Robin holds an M.H.S.A. in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in Social Sciences from Colgate University.  She is a Diplomate in The American College of Healthcare Executives.

Sorin Davis

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Sorin Davis is Senior Vice President, Industry Relations at CAQH. With more than 35 years of experience in health insurance, healthcare management, benefits administration, sales and marketing, Sorin has served the healthcare industry from many perspectives. He previously served as the Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development at CAQH.

During his tenure with CAQH, he was responsible for the national launch of the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource initiative, which is now CAQH ProView. Previously, Sorin was executive vice president of MultiPlan, and CEO of its subsidiary, CareAway USA. He was director of labor sales and account management at Empire Blue Cross, and director of claims administration for the Amalgamated Life Insurance Company.

Sorin holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University, specializing in health services management.

Yuvi Kochar

Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations

Yuvi Kochar is Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations at CAQH. With extensive experience in large-scale product development and infrastructure support, Yuvi is responsible for overall information technology functions at CAQH. He brings strategic leadership and tactical execution to the design and implementation of an evolving suite of solutions and services to streamline the business of healthcare.

He has held a variety of IT leadership positions during his career, from his recent Chief Technology Officer position with Graham Holdings, formerly the Washington Post Co., for over 12 years to Chief Technology Officer with Brassring, the leading recruitment automation SAAS product used by a number of Global 1000 companies. He started his career as a programmer and evolved into technical and operational roles.

Yuvi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India.

Atul Pathiyal

Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy

Atul Pathiyal is the Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy for CAQH. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction for a portfolio of industry-wide utilities that address complex and systemic underlying challenges that affect stakeholders across the healthcare landscape, such as provider data management, credentialing, electronic payment enrollment and coordination of benefits.

Prior to CAQH, Atul held roles at a large national health plan as well as in management consulting. He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins and the George Washington University.

Mark Pratt

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Mark C. Pratt is Senior Vice President, Public Affairs at CAQH.  Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in public policy, health care and insurance regulation, Mark is responsible for leading the CAQH state and federal government relations activities, issue management and regulatory affairs.

Prior to joining CAQH, Mark served as Senior Vice President of State Affairs for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), directing state government affairs for a large national health plan, and leading a state health plan association.

Mark earned his B.B.A. degree from James Madison University and his MBA in corporate financial management from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

April Todd

Senior Vice President, CORE and Explorations

April Todd is the Senior Vice President, CORE and Explorations for CAQH.  She is responsible for leading the CAQH CORE multi-stakeholder collaboration that is driving the creation and adoption of healthcare operating rules for electronic administrative transactions and establishing a common foundation for the operational components of value-based payment. She also directs the research functions for the organization including the CAQH Index.

Prior to joining CAQH, April led data, analytic, strategic, and product development functions focused on value-based care for Avalere, an Inovalon Company. Before her role at Avalere, April established the MNsure state health insurance exchange and served as Minnesota’s State Health Economist. April also previously held roles as the Vice President of Strategic Analysis and Communications for Government Affairs at UnitedHealth Group and as the Director of Competitive Intelligence for United Healthcare. 

April holds an MPH from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Beloit College.

Karen Waller

Director, Communications and Marketing

Karen Waller leads strategic communications and is building the marketing program to support the growth of CAQH Solutions and initiatives. She brings more than two decades of healthcare public relations agency experience to the role, most recently as Senior Vice President at GYMR Public Relations.

Previously, Karen created and led communication and marketing programs on behalf of a range of healthcare association, non-profit, and government clients while serving in two national PR agencies, Burson-Marsteller and Porter Novelli. Her expertise includes traditional and social media relations, issues management, strategic communications planning and alliance development.

Karen holds a B.A. and MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Charlie Winters

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

Charlie Winters is the Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration at CAQH. With more than 25 years of experience in finance, Charlie has helped a range of organizations manage rapid growth and change. His responsibilities include finance, human resources, office services, and IT security.

He has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including VP of Finance at Lumenos and VP of Operations Support at Value Behavioral Health. Previous to his healthcare experience, Charlie spent five years as a practicing CPA at a public accounting firm.

Charlie earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Cynthia M. McIntyre

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Cynthia M. McIntyre is the Senior Vice President, Business Development, at CAQH. A senior executive with expertise in both healthcare payer and provider sales and client development, Cynthia oversees all sales and account functions at the organization.

From 2007-2017, Cynthia was Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Thomson Reuters, overseeing sales and account managements for the payer, provider and hospital markets. She grew a small team of 20 sales professionals, focused on a small portion of the health system market, to a team of 160 that greatly expanded sales into the middle market of providers, as well as payers. She also has consulting experience in sales and account management for the payer community. Earlier in her career she held sales and service roles at Medsolutions, Interland and Ameritech.

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