The Sandata Story
Getting more right from the start since 1978
It all started when New York’s top home care tech provider discovered a new way to help state Medicaid agencies get home care right. Sandata had been helping clients run their home care agencies for more than 15 years, but without a reliable way to track the delivery of care, these providers struggled to ensure each patient received the right services, by the right person, at the right time. What’s more, by the early 90s, fraud, waste, and abuse were threatening the state’s most vulnerable populations.
So in 1994, Sandata invented electronic visit verification, a tracking tool that would ultimately curb the lack of transparency crippling the system. But we didn’t stop there. We became the first to bring to market tools that further improved EVV – such as mobile EVV and an aggregator system for states – and we even collaborated with federal lawmakers to sign an EVV mandate into law with the 21st Century Cures Act.
Today, we’ve helped more states than anyone roll out EVV successfully – but it’s only the beginning. In fact, we’re continuing to look for new ways to help Medicaid work more efficiently and help patients get higher quality care. And we believe it’s possible, when payers, providers, and people everywhere can get more right from the start.
Chief Executive Officer
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As an experienced healthcare technology executive focused on continuously improving the healthcare system, Emmet O’Gara has successfully led several organizations through periods of rapid growth. As CEO of Sandata, O’Gara is focused on delivering operational excellence, providing world class user experience and leveraging advanced analytics to constantly improve outcomes.
O’Gara brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare technology and analytics. Prior to joining Sandata, he served as Executive Vice President, Group President of Population Health Management (PHM) at HMS, a publicly traded healthcare technology company. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of the company’s PHM business development, product innovation, and delivery capabilities. He has also held senior leadership positions at MedeAnalytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Ernst & Young, and Cigna Healthcare.
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Holly Reneau is an Operating Principal at Accel-KKR Consulting Group and a member of Accel-KKR’s DE&I council supporting the firm’s initiatives on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Prior to joining Accel-KKR’s Consulting Group, Reneau held pre- and post-IPO sales leadership positions across multiple companies including Workday, Ariba and FreeMarkets. Over her career, Reneau has improved sales execution and operational structure for companies scaling from $25M up to $3B+ in revenue. Her expertise is in creating globally adopted programs such as go-to-market approaches, industry playbooks, sales process optimization and AI-enhanced product strategies. Reneau earned her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, where she was an Academic All-American for soccer.
Chief Financial Officer
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Akshay Bhandari has over 15 years of experience, including in investment banking, venture capital, and private equity and is responsible for driving the strategic financial direction of Sandata.
Previously, Bhandari served as Senior Associate at Stripes Group where he sourced and executed investments across a variety of sectors including software, technology, and consumer products. He was responsible for executing investments in Seamless.com, Turtle Beach, and Sandata Technologies. Prior to Stripes Group, he worked as an Associate at Battery Ventures where he focused on sourcing private equity investments, including growth equity, buyouts, rollups, PIPES, and take-privates. Prior to Battery, he was a Senior Analyst in the Global Technology Group at Citigroup Global Markets, where he focused on M&A and equity and debt financing.
Chief Technology Officer
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Raj Bhavsar has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry on both payer and provider sides. At Sandata, Bhavsar is responsible for leading both the Product and Engineering teams with a focus toward accelerating delivery of new and enhanced solutions to our customers.
Prior to Sandata, Bhavsar held the Chief Technology Officer position at Relatient as well as Optum Financial. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of Mississippi.
Chief Revenue Officer
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Doug Fleishman has over 20 years of experience in the health care payer, provider, and employer markets, and has a proven track record of bringing value to clients. His role at Sandata is to drive growth, lead sales and marketing efforts, establish new partnerships, and drive strategic focus. He has a strong background in management, business development, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining Sandata, Fleishman held senior positions at MedOrion, Advantmed, Wellframe and Verscend.
Chief Information Officer
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Vincent Luciani is a 30+ year IT executive with experience in investment banking, media and entertainment, distribution, Internet, and healthcare spaces. As the Chief Information Officer for Sandata, he oversees Infrastructure, Database Administration, Security, Certification Compliance and Operations. Vincent recently completed a two-year data center migration and company headquarters relocation effort.
Prior to joining Sandata, Luciani was the Corporate CIO for IAC, a media and entertainment powerhouse, overseeing all aspects of cross-company IT Operations. He has also held CIO positions at Lifetime Television and Koch Distribution. Luciani began his career in the investment banking firm, Smith Barney.
Chief Administrative Officer
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Doug Nafziger is responsible for leading corporate effectiveness efforts and talent management at Sandata. He helps the organization align strategy and execution through constantly improving team talent.
Prior to joining Sandata, Nafziger was CEO of Solana—an enterprise healthcare technology organization that served customers in the intellectual and developmental disability segment of the Medicaid space. Solana was acquired by Sandata in 2019. He is a strategic leader with experience in executive roles at domestic and international organizations in various industries such as healthcare, technology, financial services, and manufacturing. Working for private-equity-based portfolio firms for two decades, he has a passion for fostering profitability at public and private organizations through collaborative leadership and setting and achieving substantial operational objectives with a client-centric focus. Nafziger holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and has participated extensively in executive education programs from Harvard University.
Chief Customer Officer
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Angel Newsom is responsible for leading Sandata’s Customer Operations, ensuring that each interaction and handoff is aligned between professional services, customer success, support, enablement, and revenue cycle management. With the primary mission to deliver an unmatched experience, Newsom ensures her teams understand customer goals and objectives to realize the most value from Sandata’s solutions.
Prior to joining Sandata, Newsom was the healthcare practice lead at Four Winds Interactive, where she directly managed some of the largest managed care organizations, healthcare technology companies, and hospitals systems across the U.S. Through her customer centric approach and value-based delivery model, she redefined the healthcare practice through developing closer alignment between sales, implementation, customer success, and product to deliver solutions that yielded high utilization and growth, with a focus on customer outcomes. Newsom holds an advanced degree in Information Technology Management and teaches graduate studies at Regis University.
Dedicated to Care
We are at the forefront of home care, driving quality, efficiency, and outcomes across the continuum of care. It is our mission to maximize the value of every in-home encounter, maximize the efficiency of home care providers, and integrate payers and providers to improve care delivery.
…with a partner who can help you tackle the complexities of Medicaid, because they’ve already done it in the most challenging regulatory environments out there.
…with true interoperability that brings payers and providers closer together, regardless of which technology or billing system they use.
…from the people who have demonstrated innovation for over four decades and are already working on the solutions, you’ll need next.