Carmelo Cruz Reyes is Chief Managed Care Officer (CMCO) and co-founder at Yuvo Health, which provides administrative and managed-care contracting services to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). In this role, he is responsible for establishing and managing our value based care relationships with managed care organizations.
Carmelo’s career spans 20 years managing health and human services initiatives at organizations such as Public Health Solutions, Healthify, and most recently EmblemHealth, where he led value-based contracting efforts for FQHCs across New York State. Dedicated to serving the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of society, Carmelo has worked extensively to support poverty alleviation, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and opioid-overdose prevention. Outside of the office, Carmelo has served as a mayoral appointee to the HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council of New York, a consultant at La Nueva Esperanza, which provides community-based services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Brooklyn, and Board member for the Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center, an FQHC based in New York City. Carmelo is also a former Advisory Board member and now passionate volunteer for Mirror Memoirs, an oral history project centering the narratives, healing and leadership of LGBTQ survivors of color in the movement to end child sexual abuse.
Carmelo received an MPH from CUNY Graduate School of Public Health, as well as a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Carmelo lived and worked in Asia for several years, calling Tokyo, Japan as well as Chiang Mai, Thailand home. Most recently, after 16 years in New York City, he relocated to Los Angeles in 2021 with his husband and their ever-entertaining dog, Charlie.
Our founding team brings a combined 70+ years of industry
and leadership experience across healthcare.