Executive Leadership
 

Meet the Availity executive leadership team

 
 
Russ Thomas

Russ Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Russ Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of Availity. His vision helped to diversify Availity’s solutions and grow its customer base, creating the foundation for the expansive Availity network that exists today. Combined, the enterprise now delivers healthcare business solutions to a growing network that connects more than 1,000,000 physicians and allied care providers, 2,700 hospitals, and more than 600 technology partners with health plans nationwide. Under Thomas’s leadership, Availity is leading the charge in provider engagement and empowering health care professionals to improve results.

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Paul Joiner

Paul Joiner

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Joiner is Availity’s Chief Operating Officer. Leveraging his expertise in healthcare, capital markets, information technology, and revenue cycle management, Paul leads the organization’s health plan and provider lines of business.

Paul began his career at Availity in 2014 as vice president of portfolio strategy and has held several key leadership roles during his tenure, including chief product officer; senior vice president and general manager of enterprise; senior vice president and general manager of the health plan business; and most recently executive vice president and general manager.

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Damien Creavin

Damien Creavin

Chief Technology Officer

Damien Creavin is Chief Technology Officer for Availity, overseeing technology strategy and operations, platform development, and information security.

Damien joined Availity in 2018 and brings more than 20 years of diverse IT leadership experience in healthcare, media, and electronics. Most recently as Senior Vice President, CIO, and CTO of healthcare analytics company Cotiviti, Damien was responsible for IT strategy, architecture, technology operations, and product engineering, and was a key part of the leadership team that successfully executed Cotiviti’s 2016 IPO.

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Catherine Hora Anderson

Catherine Hora Anderson

SVP Legal & Regulatory Affairs

Catherine Hora Anderson is Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel where she leads Availity’s compliance, audit, and legal teams.

Catherine brings more than 15 years of legal and business experience to Availity’s Senior Leadership Team. She spent 8 years as a Senior Associate at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia before joining McKesson Technologies as Chief Counsel in 2010. Catherine held a number of leadership positions while at McKesson and served as Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Physician Practice Solutions from 2011-2013. 

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Jack Hunt

Jack Hunt

Senior Vice President of Healthcare Network

Jack Hunt is Availity’s Senior Vice President of Healthcare Network, overseeing Availity's product portfolio across both the payer and provider lines of business. Jack manages product management, product architecture, engineering, strategy, and sales within Availity’s healthcare information network to drive long-term growth for the healthcare ecosystem.

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Frank Manzella

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Frank Manzella is Availity’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. He brings more than 20 years’ experience as a healthcare executive and investor. Frank joined Availity in 2019 to provide critical insights and guidance for potential corporate acquisitions and integrate those businesses and solutions into Availity’s overall growth strategy.

Frank has a distinguished career in business development for healthcare technology, having executed over $20 billion in transactions throughout his career. Before joining Availity, Frank served as Chief Development Officer at Press Ganey Associates and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Change Healthcare.
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Jessica Micciche

Jessica Micciche

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jessica Micciche is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, ensuring Availity’s people strategy aligns with its business and growth strategy. She will be responsible for all aspects of human resources, including culture, talent management, leadership, human capital analytics, compensation, and benefits.

Jessica started her career in Sales in the Commercial Real Estate and Telecom Industries. While at Cable & Wireless, she led sales operations for the prepaid phone card division before becoming a quota-carrying Account Representative.

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