Team

Carenodes Leadership Ethos


The wisdom to perceive the interconnectedness of all life and living

The courage not to fear or deny differences, but to respect and strive to understand people of different cultures and to grow from encounters with them

The compassion to maintain an imaginative empathy that reaches beyond one's immediate surroundings and extends to those suffering in distant places.

Quick Overview of Carenodes

Carenodes contracts with physicians, facilities and other health care professionals to form our provider networks, which are essential for delivering quality, accessible and cost-effective health care services. In partnership with providers (medical and non-medical, behavioral, primary, substance abuse, and others), we have developed (and are growing) community-wide coalition efforts geared towards addressing larger systemic health, infrastructure or social determinant issues with a large impact on health.


Our Workforce Mobilization Initiative calls for increasing opportunities for mid-career workers to get the upskilling they need to continue in their current jobs and have access to new jobs. This Program encourages state governments to improve infrastructure, such as broadband, in rural areas to allow workers to work remotely and remain in their communities if they choose. This strategy is also geared so as to encourage working adults to remain in communities designated as rural due to the lack of job opportunities.


Alex Yarijanain - CEO / Founder

Sumit Mahendru - CIO & Chief of Revenue Cycles

Justin Brooks MD Ph.D. - CMO - Eastern Division

Rodney Samaan MD - CMO - Western Division

Chris Esguerra MD - Sr. Advisor Payer

Godwin Orkeh MD - Sr. Advisor Global Health

Ileen Steiner JD - Contract Negotiator

Ashlyn Warren - Operations & Contracting Manager

John Rudolph Gabia - Sr. Provider Experience Advisor

Sherly Espino - Sr. Provider Experience Advisor

Kevin Chen - Actuary

Jacob Horn - Network Supplier

Romina Ghassemi, DC - Advisor, Spinal Biomechanics & Chiropractic Care

Robert Chang, DO - Physician Champion, Psychiatry