At TurningPoint, we make it easier for everyone to access better, safer, and more affordable care. We've been helping health plans, providers, and patients navigate value-based care for nearly a decade.
We lead patients toward optimal health using a human approach, clinical expertise, and state-of-the-art technology. From smartphone-based assessments to progress tracking to telehealth, we are consistently developing new tools to fully support patients from diagnosis through recovery.
We help providers make smart care decisions by providing them with better tools and resources – detailed data sets, evidence-based treatments, and peer-to-peer support. And we believe in rewarding providers for making responsible choices, like site-of-care and treatment plan optimization.
We provide health plans with insights that help them deliver the highest quality care while achieving greater financial returns. By using AI and predictive analytics, we aim to reduce the number of unnecessary or unsafe treatments and provide alternative care paths that improve patient outcomes and ROI.
Eric Pezzi founded TurningPoint in 2012 and serves as our Chief Executive Officer. He uses his extensive industry knowledge and personal experience to direct all operations of the organization.
Eric began his career in the healthcare industry over 20 years ago, serving in a variety of roles including as the Senior Vice President of Priority Healthcare, the Chief Information Officer of Curascript, the Executive Vice President of Operations of Access MediQuip and as the President of New Century Health. Through his experience in the field, Eric was aware of weaknesses in the healthcare system, but it was a personal experience that really highlighted the deficiencies of the system. He was enlisted to assist a friend who was having trouble navigating support options when she began battling cancer. It was through this experience that Eric realized that the support systems available for healthcare were unnecessarily complicated and did not offer sufficient options to support the management of care. Ultimately, he concluded that this lack of assistance placed an undo and unacceptable burden upon the patient. This is what inspired Eric to launch TurningPoint and pursue the mission of safer, high-quality, affordable care.
In his spare time, Eric likes to travel and spend time with his family.
Deneen Vojta, MD joined TurningPoint in 2022 as our President of Health Solutions and Innovation. In this role, Dr. Vojta is responsible for overseeing corporate strategy and driving growth through continued product development.
Dr. Deneen Vojta brings vast experience to the team as an entrepreneur and strategic thinker in the healthcare industry. She has a successful track record of accelerating the design, execution, and scaling of disruptive programs, products, and services and has built multiple businesses with successful exits. Dr. Vojta began her career at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she was a resident in Pediatrics and a fellow in Hematology & Oncology. Subsequently, she launched a CHOP’s pediatric hospitalist program. Dr. Vojta joined UnitedHealth Group in 2006 as the Executive Vice President of R&D after the company acquired MYnetico, a digital disease management company that she founded and served as CEO. Dr. Vojta holds an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, and a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Vojta has received several major industry awards, including being named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators, a CES Innovation Design and Engineering Innovation Honoree, and receiving an Emmy Award in 2014.
Michelle Williams joined TurningPoint in 2022 as the organization’s Senior Vice President of Talent. Ms. Williams contributes her skills to the organization by overseeing all Talent (Human Resources) responsibilities and people/organization strategy, which includes recruiting, training, employee engagement, company culture, and scaling the team for future growth. She is a member of both national and local chapters of the Society for HR Management (SHRM).
At the outset of her career, Ms. Williams spent 12 years at The Disney Company where she had the opportunity to lead both operations and HR functions. She spent 8 years at Express Scripts, a $110B Fortune 20 company with over 30,000 employees, as Senior Director of Global Human Resources. During her tenure she supported various business units including Operations, Supply Chain, Technology, and all Global Subsidiaries. Ms. Williams most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer and SVP of Human Resources at Tinuum Group, a $1B Private Equity firm backed by Goldman Sachs and various energy sector investors. Tinuum provided technological solutions in the energy sector with operating locations in 28 states. She is an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years of experience in various industries.
Outside of work, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time outdoors boating, camping, and hiking with her family. She also spends her free time watching her two sons play baseball.
Trip Cowin joined TurningPoint in 2021 as our Chief Growth Officer. He responsible for enterprise-wide growth initiatives across the payer and employer verticals, Corporate Development & Partnerships, and marketing.
Trip brings over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry to his position. Prior to working for TurningPoint, he served as a senior leader at Signify Health where he was responsible for sales, business development, and contracting efforts. Under his leadership, Signify’s revenue grew 300% as they built a portfolio of over $8B in risk under management. The firm also IPO’d during his tenure.
In his free time, Trip enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking with his family.
Stacy Wolf joined TurningPoint in 2014 and currently serves as our Senior Vice President of Client and Provider Solutions. She is responsible for client management and growth with existing clients, new clients, and is also responsible for seeking opportunities to improve the collaboration between TurningPoint and the providers within each market. Ms. Wolf has an extensive background in the distribution, marketing, and sales of medical devices and biologics across a range of therapeutic categories with a specific interest in Orthopedics.
Prior to her role at TurningPoint, Ms. Wolf served as the Executive Vice President of Advantus Medical International, an implantable device and biologic sales and distribution company. During her tenure with Advantus, she focused her efforts on strategic business development, market identification and expansion, and organizational design. She assisted in the creation and management of multiple subsidiaries through which she cultivated relationships with some of the largest implantable device manufacturers and tissue procurement centers in the U.S. and abroad.
Ms. Wolf is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. She is a certified Orthopedic Technologist and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedics.
Emmanuel Olart joined TurningPoint in 2021 as our Chief Technology Officer. He brings over 22 years of experience to his role and leads our Technology and Data teams with functional oversight on application development, IT infrastructure, information security, portfolio management, and data solutions.
Emmanuel has spent his entire career in healthcare. Upon graduating college, he created his own company leading advanced work in the medical image processing field and applying it to clinical research. He also spent nine years at BioClinica where he was responsible for their technology and medical imaging division. Prior to joining TurningPoint, he served as Chief Technology Officer at WCG, a leading provider of services and technology in support of clinical research.
When not working, he enjoys spending his time outdoors, hiking, and traveling the world.
Dr. David Halsey, MD, joined TurningPoint in 2022 as the organization’s Chief Clinical Officer. He contributes his expertise to the team by aligning the talented internal staff with TurningPoint’s Scientific Advisory Board, facilitating cost-effective, safe, high-quality care. Dr. Halsey supports the recruitment of doctors, physician assistants, and physical therapists to the new TurningPoint Telehealth program and the growth of the utilization management side of the business.
Dr. Halsey received his medical degree from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1985. He became a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in 1992 and has been practicing since, specializing in adult hip and knee joint preservation and replacement. In addition to his numerous publications and professional memberships, Dr. Halsey served as President of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, from 2018-2019. He currently practices as an attending surgeon at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Dr. Halsey is a licensed pilot and teaches aviation to high school students on Martha’s Vineyard in his spare time. He enjoys the parallels between flying and performing surgery – high intensity, data assembly, and the management of numerous moving parts.
Jim Cronin joined TurningPoint in 2022 as our Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mr. Cronin oversees our organizational strategy, operations, and technology.
Mr. Cronin has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry including his roles at Oxford Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare, and Anthem. While at UnitedHealthcare, he began as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for 17,000 employees globally. He was then promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Mid-Atlantic and oversaw product development, business integration of new capabilities, and PMO. Mr. Cronin also served as Health Solutions Chief Operating Officer at Anthem.
He was previously on the Board of Directors for Make a Wish (Mid-Atlantic) and is currently a Chairman of Inspire Arts & Music. When he’s not working, Mr. Cronin enjoys traveling and playing with his two Saint Bernards.
Brian Takeo Smith serves as Senior Vice President of Operations where he will oversee TurningPoint’s exceptional service delivery, organizational growth strategy, efforts to improve quality care decisions, and client and employee satisfaction. Mr. Takeo Smith joined TurningPoint in 2021 as Senior Vice President of Product and Program Delivery.
Prior to his time at TurningPoint, Mr. Takeo Smith was the Chief Operating Officer at Avea Solutions, a Healthcare SaaS/Revenue Cycle Management business, and successfully led them to their acquisition. He also served as the Regional Operations Director for DaVita Inc. where he was responsible for his region’s P&L, nine dialysis centers, and five home dialysis programs.
In his spare time, Mr. Takeo Smith enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer with his wife and son.
Casey McGinnis joined TurningPoint in 2021 as our Chief Financial Officer. He uses his talents to oversee all financial and administrative matters, including financial operations, actuarial and pricing/underwriting, enterprise analytics and medical economics, people and talent, and compliance and legal.
Mr. McGinnis has spent his entire career working in healthcare, either directly at healthcare businesses or through client service jobs. Prior to his current role, he spent five years working for eviCore healthcare, initially as Vice President of Finance & Controller and was eventually promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer. He also worked in the assurance practice group at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he served a portfolio of both private-equity backed and publicly traded clients.
When he’s not working, Mr. McGinnis spends most of his time watching his three children play sports. He also enjoys boating, kayaking, and working on home improvement projects.
Frank Caporusso joined TurningPoint in 2022 as our Senior Vice President of Product. He is responsible for product development and client implementation of our vast portfolio of services and capabilities.
Frank brings over 20 years of healthcare executive experience to this role. He most recently led Healthcare Advisory at KPMG as Managing Director, and previously led global strategy, risk management, and product development at UnitedHealthcare.
In his free time, Frank enjoys running, traveling, and being outdoors with his wife, two children, and dog.
Erica Jones, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of TurningPoint. Dr. Jones has contributed her cardiatric knowledge to the organization by helping with the revision of our Cardiology Policies and plans to revise them annually to ensure that they remain up-to-date. She is responsible for recruiting additional Reviewers and has hired fellow cardiologists with subspecialities ranging from adult congenital heart disease, peripheral arterial disease/vascular medicine, imaging, and more. Completing her own reviews and discussing cases with peers has made Dr. Jones optimistic about the ways in which TurningPoint can improve patient care.
Dr. Jones received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her training in Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. She has remained on staff at NYP-Weill Cornwell ever since. She has spent a decade directing the Cardiology Fellowship at Cornell, then directed HeartHealth, the cardiovascular prevention program of the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging at NYP-Weill Cornwell. Dr. Jones was given the Teaching Award by Cornell residents twice and is on the Senior List of physicians recognized for their teaching efforts at Cornell.
In addition to her role at TurningPoint, Dr. Jones is a practicing internist and cardiologist at MD² in New York. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, golfing, reading, and exercising.
Michael J. Wolk, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell and is an Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Wolk is the Senior Health Policy advisor to the 1500-member physician organization. He also presides over the eponymous Michael Wolk Heart Foundation, which to date has raised over $7 million to provide research prizes and seed money for promising young cardiologists.
William Charles Watters III, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in clinical practice for more than 35 years. Dr. Watters specializes in the treatment of adult spinal conditions, and is a Past-President of the North American Spine Society. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, a Clinical Associate Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Cornell College of Medicine, and the Institute of Clinical Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. He currently is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Charles Mick, MD, joined TurningPoint in 2019 as Medical Director for Spinal Surgery, bringing over 45 years of experience in orthopedics, arthritis, and spine disorders and surgical procedures.
Dr. Mick attended Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Mick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who averaged 200 spine surgeries per year throughout his career. He was as a member of the team at Pioneer Spine and Sports Physicians for nearly two decades. In addition, Dr. Mick has held various positions at the North American Spine Society, including president.
In his free time, Dr. Mick enjoys training for marathons and building wood structures from scratch, including a barn in Vermont.