Introducing the 2024 Frist Cressey Ventures Collective

The Frist Cressey Ventures (FCV) Collective convenes top-level industry executives for shared learning and thought leadership while building a lasting network in support of innovation and a better healthcare system.

NASHVILLE, TN, January 24, 2024 – Frist Cressey Ventures (FCV) announces its newest cohort of the FCV Collective. Launched by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Frist Cressey Ventures, the FCV Collective brings together executives from diverse segments of the healthcare industry for shared learning and thought leadership while building a lasting network in support of systemic change and a better healthcare system.

“We recognize that it is only through new ideas and collaboration that we will drive our industry forward and improve health and well-being for all,” shared Senator Frist when asked about the motivation around convening this cohort of healthcare leaders. He goes on to explain that “to further drive these efforts, we have established the FCV Collective to foster inspired conversation and catalyze systemic change.”

Join us in welcoming the 2024 class of the FCV Collective.

  • Ashis Barad, M.D. – Chief Digital and Information Officer, Allegheny Health Network
  • Kate Goodrich, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer, Humana
  • Lisa Prasad – Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Ford Health
  • Melissa Reilly – Chief Strategy Officer, Evernorth Behavioral Health
  • Edmondo Robinson, M.D. – Academic Hospitalist, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Amber Sims – SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Ascension
  • Reed Smith – Chief Consumer Officer, Ardent Health Services
  • Stephen Smith – Director, TennCare
  • Stephanie Trunzo – SVP and GM, Oracle
  • Kristen Weeks – SVP, Strategy, Corporate Development and Partnerships, Accolade
  • Tracey Weber – SVP, Digital Products, UX and Operations, CVS Health
  • Stephen Wogen – Chief Growth Officer­­­, Walgreens

“The caliber of talented leaders in our third cohort of the FCV Collective is outstanding,” shares FCV’s Vice President of Partnership Development, Caroline Young. “We are honored to have this inspiring group of transformative healthcare leaders to share their unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences with each other and with the industry as a whole.”

Each year, the FCV Collective is comprised of a select group of executives from diverse segments of the healthcare industry with a shared passion for innovation. The Collective meets throughout the year, both virtually and in person, to discuss the most pressing topics facing our system, learning from each other, and building relationships with peers across the country. Key activities include a visit to Washington D.C. to meet with policymakers and Administration officials to better understand healthcare policy priorities and agenda-setting. Upon graduating from their respective classes, the connections and relationships forged throughout the year only continue to flourish as FCV Collective members join the FCV Collective Alumni.


About Frist Cressey Ventures

Frist Cressey Ventures is a venture capital firm on a mission to transform healthcare and improve lives. Partnering with us means more than just capital. It means strategic support in the key areas that help businesses thrive, innovate, and deliver on their promise to affect systemic change. We invest in technology and service businesses with viable solutions that improve quality of care, system integration, patient outcomes, and population health and well-being. To learn more about Frist Cressey Ventures and our FCV Collective, visit our website at and