NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA — AmeriHealth Caritas, announced the appointment of Neil Gomes as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer; and Ngoc Trang as Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary.
Gomes will be responsible for continuing the growth of the Digital team and its capabilities. The role underscores the importance of data and analytics, and the essential role they play in the company’s goal to achieve better outcomes and higher levels of member satisfaction. Gomes will report to Paul A. Tufano, Chairman and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas.
Trang will play an essential role in risk oversight as she works with the company’s health care plans and product teams to develop and execute product, pricing, and cost strategies. Trang will report to Bob Kolodgy, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
“I’m excited to have Neil and Ngoc join our company and look forward to their contributions as we expand, while improving the outcome of more lives,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul A. Tufano. “They have a proven track record of leadership, a deep expertise in their respective fields, and a commitment to our company’s mission to help members get care, stay well and build health communities. They represent the value our company places on talent, and the investment we’re making in data, analytics and innovation to support members on their journey toward wellness and resilience.”
Gomes brings more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation and a successful history of leading digital innovation in executive positions. He served as system Senior Vice President for digital and human experiences at CommonSpirit Health®, Chief Executive Officer and founder of NG Insights, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Thomas Jefferson University® and Jefferson Health®. He also held multiple digital roles over 12 years working with his alma mater, the University of South Florida.
“I am excited to lead our digital team’s efforts to leverage data and insights to better inform strategies around member health outcomes and enhanced member experiences,” said Gomes. “Having worked in the health care sector for more than a decade, I understand first-hand the role data plays in delivering medical care in today’s world. I look forward to being part of AmeriHealth Caritas’ digital innovation on this front.”
Gomes holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Management Studies degrees from Goa University in India; a Master of Education and doctoral candidacy in instructional design and technology from the University of South Florida; and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Brown University and IE Business School.
Gomes has also held seats on several advisory boards, including Adobe®, IBM Watson IoT®, Education Management Solutions, AT&T Business®, and Imprivata®.
Trang joins AmeriHealth Caritas with a background in finance, underwriting and actuary built over a career spanning nearly two decades. She joins AmeriHealth Caritas after a 17-year tenure with Aetna®, where she took on increasingly challenging actuarial and underwriting roles. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Group Medicare and Actuarial and Underwriting, and played a critical role in helping the company achieve its growth objectives through sound pricing practices, strategic underwriting, and client support.
“Being well-entrenched in the health care industry and knowing first-hand the crucial role managed care organizations play in the health and wellness of many Americans, it’s an honor to take this position with AmeriHealth Caritas,” said Trang. “I look forward to working as part of the organization’s financial leadership to both support the goals of AmeriHealth Caritas and to work to find new ways to serve our membership now, and as their needs evolve over time.”
A graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts, Trang is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries®. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hands On Hartford, a Connecticut-based nonprofit that serves Hartford’s most economically challenged residents in the areas of food, housing, and health.
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