Candace Bowman

Candace Bowman, RN, MSN/MHA is Director of Population Health and Post-Acute Strategy for BrightSpring Health Services. BrightSpring is a national leader in healthcare services ranging from Pharmacy solutions to Hospice care. We serve over 950,000 patients daily. 

Candace has been advocating for the patient for more than 20 years.  Her professional experience ranges from nursing at the bedside in a trauma center to Branch leadership in Home Health.  Her leadership philosophy centers around a combination of inclusionary outreach and strong inter-disciplinary relationships, underpinned by effective communication.    

Candace’s strong background in both clinical and operational leadership has led to her work in varied healthcare settings, across multiple states and in diversified service lines.  She has a special interest in predictive analytics, BCPI operations, and partnering with ACOs for value-based programs in the post-acute arena.      

Candace is located in central North Carolina, however travel is always on the table especially if tennis is involved.  

Dave Brown, MBA

Dave Brown is Monarch’s Chief Information Officer. He has nearly three decades of progressive IT leadership and transformative adoption of technology experience across healthcare, insurance and financial services industries and has led teams in the development of use-case driven outcomes, focused application development and strategic IT deliveries.

As Chief Information Officer, Dave is responsible for implementing a dynamic and responsive IT strategy in support of Monarch’s vision to help people of all abilities thrive in their homes and communities. He provides strategic vision and leadership in the development of Monarch’s population health analytics services, enabling a data-driven approach to healthcare delivery for the betterment of the people we support.

Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He and his wife Cindy live in Matthews, North Carolina, and have three daughters.

Aashka Mehta

Aashka Mehta is Vice President of Post-Acute Care for Cone Health. Since joining Cone Health in 2009, Aashka has worked in numerous roles earning experience in management, operations, finance and knowledge of different payor types and health plans. She created the Post-Acute Care department for Cone Health’s ACO, Triad HealthCare Network (THN). Her passion is geriatrics.

She holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University and a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University. Aashka is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA).

Aashka serves on the boards of Guilford Community Care Network and Well-Spring Solutions located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

She was recognized by Cone Health as a COVID Legend and by the Alamance County Health Department as a Public Health COVID Champion.

Brian Manning

Brian Manning currently serves as Bamboo Health’s President. He has more than 20 years of experience growing technology companies at $0-1M, $10M and $100M annual returning revenue with a focus on scaling marketplace and network effect businesses.

Manning currently leads Bamboo Health’s commercial teams, including sales, customer success, revenue operations and external affairs. Prior to Bamboo Health, he was chief revenue officer at PatientPing (acquired by Bamboo Health). Prior to that role, he launched and expanded the enterprise business at Zocdoc, a medical appointment scheduling technology company, and held other leadership positions at technology startups across San Francisco, New York City and Boston.

In addition to his role at Bamboo Health, Manning is an angel investor and advisor to several health technology start-up companies.

Manning earned his master’s in business administration from Bentley University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College.

Russell Olsen

Russell Olsen joined Bamboo Health in 2022 as its chief product officer, responsible for the company’s product strategy and execution, including product research, development, roadmap and user experience.

Olsen is an accomplished leader with almost 20 years of product management and development experience with high-growth healthcare companies. Most recently, Olsen served as chief product officer of WebPT, the leading rehab therapy software platform, where he delivered impactful solutions to help rehab therapists achieve greatness in practice and deliver impactful patient care. He exceeded growth targets and revolutionized the company’s SaaS platform and brought innovative products to market. Olsen also held leadership positions at IBM, where he inspired the creation and launch of Watson Care Manager across multiple markets, Phytel (an IBM Company) and MDdatacor.

Olsen earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics and information technology from Brigham Young University.

In his free time, Olsen enjoys his duties as an amazing Lego builder and father.