Optima Health Leadership
Michael M. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Michael M. Dudley is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Optima Health and Senior Vice President of Sentara Healthcare, having held this position since 1996. Under his leadership, Optima has doubled its membership to 400,000 members by expanding to new markets, introducing new products and securing new customers in large and small employer groups, including a contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Optima has achieved national recognition and accreditation for satisfaction,
Dudley began his career with Kaiser Permanente Health Programs in California and served 18 years in a
Dudley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO, and completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University in Stanford, CA.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Health Plan Alliance, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and is a Fellow
John E. DeGruttola, Senior Vice President
for Sales and Marketing
John DeGruttola, Senior Vice President, Marketing and SalesJohn E. DeGruttola serves as the Senior Vice President
DeGruttola has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare consulting, sales, marketing, advertising, product development and health plan operations. Prior to joining Optima Health, he was the Executive Leader for a large national insurance company, responsible for the sales and retention of the small and large group markets. DeGruttola also held various healthcare management positions with an insurer, provider system, and consulting house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
DeGruttola holds a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and mathematics from Westminster College.
Thomas Lundquist, M.D., MMM, FAAP, FACPE, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Thomas Lundquist, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACPE serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Optima Health. In this role, he leads the clinical care team and further promotes and encourages expanded payer-provider partnerships through efforts such as pay for quality, bundled payment initiatives, increased clinical integration and accountable care strategies.
Lundquist formerly served as President & CEO of AnewCare ACO Collaborative and Chief Clinical Integration Officer at Integrated Solutions Health Network & CrestPoint Health Plan. There he led clinical integration efforts between AnewCare, Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) Hospitals and the many talented physician groups affiliated with MSHA across the tri-state area. Lundquist previously served as BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee's VP Performance Measurement & Improvement, promoting quality and delivery system improvement across the State of Tennessee. In that
Lundquist holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State followed by his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins and received his Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Andy Hilbert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Andy Hilbert, Senior Vice
Hilbert has more than 25 years experience in financial management. Prior to his appointment, Hilbert served as CFO with Tufts Health Plan in Watertown, MA, a 700,000 member health plan that is ranked second in US News and World Report’s 2006 and 2007 rankings of all health plans in the nation. Additionally, he was CFO of two publicly held, New York Stock Exchange traded financial institutions, Liberty Financial Companies, providing investment management and retirement-oriented insurance products and Paul Revere Corporation, a leader in providing disability,
Hilbert holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Life Underwriter