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Board of Directors

Giving direction to our mission

  • Photo of Andrea Chohen.

    Andrea Cohen Founder

    Andrea has spent over 20 years as a social entrepreneur dedicated to transforming the way care is delivered to seniors at home. As HouseWorks Founder and former CEO, her vision crystalized when she took care of both her parents and made an unwavering commitment to redefine what it means to age. As its core purpose, HouseWorks returns a sense of control to adult children and their parents. This is how Andrea and her team built one of the largest, independent private home care companies in the country.

    A visionary leader, Andrea is committed to leveraging her business accomplishments to create a powerful force for bringing about social change. She sits on the Board of The Commonwealth Institute, the Schwartz Center Leadership Council, and the Caregiver Action Network—the nation’s leading caregiver organization – and serves as an appointee to the Massachusetts Women Forum.

    Andrea served as an at-large delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 2005 and influenced national policies that impact all seniors and family caregivers. Always thinking out-of-the box, she is widely recognized for her innovation in senior care, recently being appointed to the Community Care Corp, a new, federal initiative that mobilizes volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

    Andrea received her MSW of from Boston College and completed her Bachelor’s at Ithaca College in upstate New York.

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  • Richard A. Barasch

    Richard was Chairman and CEO of Universal American until its sale to WellCare Health Plans in April 2017. Universal American worked collaboratively with healthcare professionals, especially primary care physicians, to improve the health and well-being of Medicare beneficiaries and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs.

    Following the sale of Universal American, Richard formed RAB Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in opportunities to improve the quality of healthcare, especially for seniors. RAB Ventures is an investor in HouseWorks. He is also President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at DFB Healthcare Acquisitions and a Senior Advisor at Vestar Capital Partners, Inc.

    Richard is Chairman of Turnaround for Children, a member of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, and Chairman of The Friends of the Bronx Leadership Academy.

    Richard is a graduate of Swarthmore College (1976) and Columbia University Law School (1979) where he was an Editor of the Law Review.

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  • Gary Jacobs

    Gary is President of [email protected], an extension of the physician-led, team-based platform developed by VillageMD, a national provider of primary care. He has experience identifying new business opportunities, developing long-term growth strategies and strategic alliances, and implementing enterprise-wide initiatives for health plans and post-acute and long-term care providers.

    Prior to joining [email protected], Gary was the Managing Director of Circumference Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in helping post-acute and long-term care providers succeed in the value-based payment world and assisting payers to initiate value-base payment models. Gary also served as Executive Vice President for strategic relationships for CareCentrix and was a Managing Director in the Heath Industries Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), leading the National Government Programs practice.

    Gary earned his bachelor’s from Boston College and a Master’s in Public Administration from American University. He is a board member for National Hispanic Council on Aging and the Visiting Nurse Association.

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  • Tony Wolk Executive Vice President of Development

    Tony brings more than 25 years of business, transactional, corporate development and legal experience to HouseWorks. Most recently, Tony was part of the executive leadership team at Universal American Corp., a publicly traded health insurance and health services company focused on the senior market, which was sold to WellCare Health Plans in April 2017.

    Throughout his career, Tony has executed more than 25 mergers and acquisitions with aggregate values in excess of $6 billion, including the successful sales of two public companies where he served as a key member of the executive leadership team.

    Tony is a graduate of Lehigh University and New York University School of Law (cum laude) and was a 2006 recipient of the New Jersey BIZ Forty Under 40 Award.

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  • Jennifer Levin Carter, MD, MPH, MBA

    Jennifer is Head of Precision Health at Integral Health. She is a healthcare entrepreneur and executive with particular expertise in precision medicine, digital health and AI. Jennifer has a passion for finding solutions to improve patient care with deep expertise in creation of systems and platforms supporting clinical access to improved diagnostics and therapeutics. She was Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of N-of-One acquired by Qiagen (MKT Cap $8B); and Founder and CEO of “TZ” acquired by Integral Health, a Flagship Pioneering company.

    Jennifer is on the Board of Directors at Target Cancer Foundation. She is a Founding Strategic Board member of XSphera Biosciences, Inc., and on the Director’s Advisory Board at Smilow Cancer Center at Yale University. Jennifer graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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