Healthcare pioneer in value-based care, Yuvo Health, expands leadership team with Chief Population Health Officer Ami Patel, MD, and Chief Financial Officer Jorge Stevenson

New C-suite hires will optimize partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), increasing team by over 1,000% since 2021 launch

NEW YORK (December 13, 2023)Yuvo Health, a leading technology, operational, and administrative solution uniquely designed to give community health centers an advantage in value-based care, today announced Ami Patel, MD, as its Chief Population Health Officer, and Jorge Stevenson as its Chief Financial Officer. Based in New York where Yuvo Health is headquartered, they will report to CEO Cesar Herrera, who launched the company in 2021 with a fully BIPOC founding team. Additionally, Natasha Patel joins as Head of People. In less than three years, the company has grown from four co-founders to a remote team of over 50 employees.

“As accomplished leaders in their respective fields, Ami, Jorge, and Natasha exemplify everything our company represents and strives to be,” said Herrera. “But most importantly, they are deeply connected and committed to scaling our mission and serving our Community Health Center Partners.”

An accomplished healthcare leader with a passion for driving innovative population-health initiatives, CPHO Dr. Patel will oversee data-driven, decision-making processes that lead to impactful, accessible, and equitable healthcare solutions. She joins from HealthCare Partners, a healthcare-management delivery system that contracts with health plans, where she served as Senior Vice President of Population Health. With a career spanning over 20 years, Dr. Patel previously was Chief Program Officer for Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary care, specialty services, dental, and behavioral health services in the Bronx, serving thousands of patients all over the Bronx.

"I joined the Yuvo Health leadership team because they share my belief that every individual deserves the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life,” said Dr. Patel. “Together, we will strive to empower and uplift health centers and communities, creating a world where well-being is a fundamental human right, not a privilege."

A skilled finance leader with over fifteen years of experience in finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and business development in the financial and technology industries, Mr. Stevenson has served as a board member and advisor for numerous organizations. Before joining Yuvo Health as its CFO, he was Vice President of Strategic Finance at Bestow, a leading end-to-end digital infrastructure startup that powers the life-insurance industry. Additionally, Mr. Stevenson is an adjunct professor for graduate students at New York University, teaching finance for marketing decisions and competitive strategy. He earned his MBA with honors from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School and a BBA with honors in business administration and economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading higher-education institutions in Latin America.

“Yuvo Health is such an inspiring, mission-driven industry pioneer with a talented team that truly understands the challenges that community health centers face,” said Stevenson. “The company is transforming how primary care and other key healthcare services are delivered to underserved communities, and I’m excited to join them on their journey in making a transformational impact in our society.”

Recently, Yuvo Health announced a $20.2 million Series A round of financing, enabling the company to further scale from New York to Ohio, while transitioning to accept full-risk arrangements on behalf of their FQHC partners. In conjunction with their funding news, Yuvo Health added several new FQHCs, doubling their original number announced last year, which now reaches more than 150,000 patients.

About Yuvo Health:

Launched in January 2021, Yuvo Health was founded in New York City by a fully BIPOC team with shared first-hand experiences of the power of quality care, and a common goal to bring fair, quality care to underserved communities. The entire Yuvo Health team is now on a shared mission to ensure every health center can provide compassionate care to their entire community. Yuvo Health is an industry-leading partner to health centers, helping them gain an advantage in the world of value-based care. With Yuvo Health addressing their unique needs, health centers are gaining a meaningful seat at the table in value-based care by leveraging new revenue opportunities without risk, scalable infrastructure backed by our dedicated team, and a village of partners committed to their success. Currently, the company serves community health centers and independent physician associations (IPAs) in the Northeast and Midwest, with plans to expand to more markets soon. To learn how Yuvo Health is paving the way to a more sustainable future for community health centers through value-based care for community health centers, read their 2023 Annual Report. Learn more at


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