Leadership

UNC Health Alliance Leadership

Mark Gwynne, DO

Mark Gwynne, DO

President

For nearly two decades, Dr. Mark Gwynne has practiced family, hospital and emergency medicine, led regional quality improvement and care redesign efforts, and led large-scale, value-based initiatives to improve patient outcomes while making care more affordable. As President and Executive Medical Director of UNC Health Alliance, Dr. Gwynne leads UNC Health’s physician-led clinically integrated network, accountable care organization, and population health services organization. Dr. Gwynne oversees a provider network of more than 6,000 employed and independent providers and physicians, clinicians and administrators, delivering value-based care to more than 375,000 patients across multiple payer segments.

Overseeing the transition from volume to value is at the center of Dr. Gwynne’s work. He focuses on developing and delivering new models of data driven population healthcare, aligning provider incentives to achieve value-based outcomes, and developing payment models that incent and reward the delivery of affordable care.

Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Gwynne continues his patient care in the office and hospital and serves as an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Family Medicine and faculty development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he remains on faculty.

Robb Malone, PharmD

Robb Malone, PharmDChief Operating Officer

Dr. Malone is the Chief Operating Officer of UNC Health Alliance. The former Vice President of Practice Quality, Innovation, and Population Health Services for UNC Health, Dr. Malone, leads the organization’s strategy transitioning from volume to Value by achieving goals for clinical quality, care redesign, and population health management.

Dr. Malone has appointments as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy. He has held several positions within UNC Health and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, including Redesign Change Manager and Faculty for UNC’s Patient Access and Efficiency Initiative, Assistant Medical Director for the Internal Medicine Clinic, and Director of the UNC Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness Care.

Dr. Malone earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Christine Rabenda, MHA

Christine RabendaVice President and Chief Financial Officer

Christine Rabenda is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for UNC Health Alliance. Ms. Rabenda joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine in 1999 and has been recognized and promoted into several leadership roles.

Ms. Rabenda leads the organization’s financial team which manages the operating budget, revenue modeling, and predictive analytics for value-based contracts. She manages the funds flow of performance incentives to the organization’s provider network, and operational budget and revenue projetions. 

Prior to joining UNC Health Alliance, Ms. Rabenda served as the Director of Finance and Clinical Research for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and led system-wide initiatives including the Connect Carolina finance implementation and training team, the Carolina Value finance implementation team, and the Funds Flow work group which established a new funds flow model for UNC Health.

Ms. Rabenda earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.

Ray Coppedge

Ray CoppedgeVice President, Business Development & Performance Management

Ray Coppedge joined UNC Health Alliance in 2020 and serves as the Vice President of Business Development & Performance Management. Mr. Coppedge leads the teams that manage new value-based contract opportunities and Network Development and Account Management.

With more than two decades of experience in managing physician organizations and enabling their success in alternative payment models, Mr. Coppedge is skilled in managing alternative payment models and network engagement. He has negotiated and managed pay-for-performance, pay-for-recognition, and shared savings contracts, achieving over $35 million in performance based revenues.

Prior to joining UNC Health Alliance, Mr. Coppedge was the Executive Director of Key Physicians, and the Executive Director of WakeMed Key Community Care.

Stephanie Turner, RN, MSN

Stephanie Turner, RN, MSNVice President, Population Health Services & Clinical Operations

Stephanie Turner began her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner in rural, suburban and employer-based clinics for more than 16 years prior to transitioning into healthcare leadership. Ms. Turner has directed the expansion and transformation of UNC Health Alliances’ embedded and centralized care management teams, delivering care within ambulatory and independent practices affiliated with the organization.

Over the past several years, her team has exceeded targets for reducing patient utilization through a variety of interventions including complex case management of the highest risk patients, a robust transitional case management program, and comprehensive care coordination services such as annual preventive visits, implementation of an integrated behavioral health model, and nutrition therapy services in primary care practices. Operational teams under her leadership support those potentially lost to follow-up, gap closure and resource coordination through strategic scheduling, abstraction, go-live implementation and community services. Ms. Turner oversees the Continuing Care Network team who works closely with affiliated Skilled Nursing and Home Health partners to improve throughput and care access. 

Ms. Turner earned both a Bachelor of Nursing with honors and a Master of Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Amy Shaheen, MD

Amy Shaheen, MDVice President, Practice Quality & Innovation & Executive Medical Director

Dr. Amy Shaheen is the Vice President, Practice Quality and Innovation for UNC Health Alliance.  As a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Dr. Shaheen is passionate about providing the best care for patients by making it easier for providers to deliver that care.

Dr. Shaheen leads the team that helps providers, clinics, and staff transform care delivery to Value. Under her leadership, the team provides meaningful analytics and reporting, population health solutions, care redesign workflows, and improvement collaboratives, including onsite coaching to help transform care delivery and maximize patient health through quality improvement and clinical implementation coaching.

Dr. Shaheen has worked as a primary care physician for 26 years. Over that time, she has led large-scale research and quality improvement projects around care and resource use variation in ambulatory care. In collaboration with the local Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI), she created experiential inter-professional curricula for students, residents, and faculty in population health and quality improvement. 

Dr. Shaheen is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Northwestern University, where she received her Master of Science in Health Care Quality and Safety. 

Physician Leadership

Laura Gay, MD

Laura Gay, MDMedical Director, Population Health Services

Dr. Laura Gay joined UNC Physicians in 2019 and delivers patient care at UNC Family Medicine at Southpoint. She received her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from North Carolina State University. 

Dr. Gay previously served as the Chief Resident at the UNC Department of Family Medicine where she provided many resident trainings on value-care payment models and population health strategies. She also served as Co-Director of Operations and co-founded the Bridge-to-Care program at the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Health Action Coalition.

Dr. Gay was a North Carolina Family Medicine Scholar and Albert Schweitzer Fellow. She was the recipient of the US Public Health Service 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award and J. Rush Shull MD Scholarship. She is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Lane Donnelly, MD

Lane Donnelly, MDMedical Director, Pediatrics

Dr. Lane Donnelly joined UNC Health in 2022. Dr. Donnelly received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Bachelor in Biology from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Donnelly, formally funded by NIH, has published nearly 300 peer review manuscripts and cited more than 11,000 times. Dr. Donnelly is the author of multiple textbooks, including Pediatric Imaging: The Fundamentals, a leading textbook on pediatric imaging.

Dr. Donnelly previously served in several leadership roles, most recently, the Chief Quality Officer and Christopher G. Dawes Endowed Director of Quality at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health, Associate Dean at the School of Medicine at Stanford University and the Co-Executive Director of Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement.

Tony Rodriguez, MD

Tony Rodriguez, MDMedical Director, Continuing Care Network

Dr. Tony Rodriguez has been a family medicine physician with UNC Health since 2009. Dr. Rodriguez received both his Bachelor in Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Florida. He completed his Family Medicine residency at UNC Chapel Hill, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Rodriguez served as faculty in the UNC Chapel Hill Family Medicine Residency Program and subsequently as an ambulatory provider with UNC Physicians Network. Dr. Rodriguez has served as the Medical Director of both the Continuing Care Network and Continuing Care Services since 2020 and has previous clinical experience in inpatient adult medicine, physician advisorship, and inpatient obstetrics.

Dr. Rodriguez takes a special interest in care optimization of clinically complex patient populations, applied analytics, and innovations in care delivery.  

Jamie Jarmul, MD, PhD

Jamie Jarmul, MD, PhDAnalytical Solutions Manager, Analytics and Performance Improvement Collaboratives

Dr. Jamie Jarmul joined UNC Health in 2020, and specializes in advanced analytics. She received her Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. 

Dr. Jarmul oversees program evaluation and return-on-investment analysis of clinical interventions and technologies, assessment and validation of risk adjustment and stratification tools, and the development of methods to objectively evaluate network partners. 

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