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Leadership Team


Steven F. McLaughlin

Chief Executive Officer

Steve has an extensive background operating multi-site, outpatient healthcare centers and partnering with hospital and long-term care homes to manage care delivery. Prior to joining RestorixHealth, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the third-largest provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services in the U.S. Steve also served as Chief Executive Officer of HealthDrive, providers of medical, dental and vision services to residents of long-term care facilities. He spent 14 years in occupational health and urgent care medicine, including U.S. HealthWorks, where he was the Executive Vice President of Operations responsible for 115 clinics throughout 15 states.

David J. Walz


Dave is a versatile healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience in hospital operations, financial management, business development and strategic planning within complex healthcare organizations. Prior to joining RestorixHealth, Dave was Executive Director/Vice President of Operations at St. John’s Queens Hospital, a teaching division of Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations, which included bottom line accountability for a $300 million operating budget.

Dr John Capotorto

John V. Capotorto, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Capotorto is a Harvard-trained, practicing adult and pediatric endocrinologist and is a co-founder of RestorixHealth. Dr. Capotorto is a thought leader in the wound care and hyperbaric industry and past-President of the American Association of Wound Care Management (AAWCM). He has worked relentlessly to promote and advance the concept of a multidisciplinary team approach to delivering state-of-the-art wound care, lecturing to reinforce the best clinical practice pathways. Dr. Capotorto received his MBA in Health Care Administration from the Zicklin School of Business and Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. Despite his busy lecture and travel schedule, he maintains a small but busy general endocrine practice on Staten Island, New York. Over the years, he has been recognized with the JDRF Humanistic Award for his community service in caring for children with diabetes.

Therese Hernandez

Chief Operating Officer

Therese is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in multi-state, multi-site outpatient healthcare operations, strategic planning, acquisition and de novo development. Prior to joining RestorixHealth, Therese spent 20 years with U.S. HealthWorks, a Dignity Health subsidiary, where she held multiple roles including Senior Vice President of Operations, leading the firm’s largest operating division. During her time at U.S. HealthWorks, Therese was also responsible for the development of the firm’s merger and acquisition, de novo and strategic development programs. Therese also served as the senior executive responsible for strategy development between Dignity Health and U.S. HealthWorks.

Patrick Seiler

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick has more than 25 years of senior financial leadership experience. Prior to joining RestorixHealth, he was the Chief Financial Officer for one of the largest ambulance companies in the U.S., guiding it through a restructuring and helping it double its size in less than five years to $160MM in revenue. Patrick later worked as the Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Financial Officer for a Philadelphia-based ambulance company that he successfully turned around. He has a proven track record of building strong accounting and finance departments and providing financial leadership for companies in a variety of industries. Patrick has led the effort on several large acquisitions and guided businesses through complicated debt and equity offerings.

Leigh Eckley

Senior Vice President,
Business Development

Leigh has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry specializing in acute, post-acute and outpatient sales, business development strategy, building highly-functioning sales teams and controlling P&L. Prior to joining RestorixHealth, Leigh was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the U.S. Noted for her leadership in wellness programs, Leigh has served on several boards and was appointed to the board of directors at Livanta, LLC in 2014.

Board of Directors

Steven Epstein | Epstein Becker Green P.C.

Steven Epstein

Epstein Becker Green P.C.

Steven is a pioneer in the legal specialty known as health care law. For more than 35 years, he has played a unique role in the establishment of the concept that health care organizations require a dedicated form of legal representation. During such time, Steven was also instrumental in the acceptance of managed care as the most prominent form of health care delivery.

Chambers USA has ranked Steven among the "Leaders in Their Field" in the Healthcare category (2009 to 2017) and has referred to him as the "father of the healthcare [legal] industry." Chambers noted in 2017 that Steven "is a vastly experienced healthcare expert who draws on first-hand knowledge of managed care regulatory development. Clients describe him as 'exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable in pretty much all areas of healthcare, whether it's transactions or regulations or just in terms of his connections with organizations around the world.'" Other honors include the following: Selected for inclusion by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America© (2008 to 2018) in the field of Health Care Law; included on the Washington DC's Super Lawyers list (2007 to 2017) in the area of Health Care; named as a member of the Greater Washington Legal Elite by Washington Smart CEO; included in DC Magazine's Top Attorneys (2008 to 2011); listed in the Washington Post's Baltimore & Washington Top Lawyers (2011, 2012); and recognized by The Legal 500 United States (2011 to 2017). He has also received recognition for earning an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (signifying the highest level of professional excellence) for 30 years.

Steven founded Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in 1973. The firm has grown to approximately 250 lawyers in 13 cities and is generally recognized as one of the leading law firms in health care law, with more than 100 attorneys dedicated to that specialty. In 2012, Chambers & Partners honored Epstein Becker Green with the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the health care category, recognizing the firm's preeminence in that practice area and outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. As the senior health partner in the firm, Steven provides a wide range of health care organizations and providers with strategic legal guidance responding to the legal challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing American health care system. In this connection, Steven currently sits on the Boards of a number of health care companies.

Epstein Becker & Green supports clients throughout the country in 25 different areas of health practice, ranging from health policy to strategic partnering to complex compliance issues.

Steven, a graduate of the Columbia Law School (L '68), currently serves as chairman of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors. He received Columbia University's Distinguished Alumni Award at Columbia University's 2007 graduation ceremonies. He received Columbia Law School's Medal for Excellence — Columbia Law School's most prestigious award — in 2009.

Steven graduated from Tufts University in 1965, where he earned the Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Award for leadership and was the editor-in-chief of the Tufts Weekly. He was awarded the Tufts University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. Mr. Epstein served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Tufts from 1999 to 2009 and currently serves as a "Director Emeritus."

Following graduation from Columbia, Steven joined the Wall Street law firm of Barrett Knapp Smith & Shapiro. He has served as a legal consultant to the Health Maintenance Organization Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Andrew Agwunobi, MD | Berkeley Research Group

Andrew Agwunobi, MD

Senior Advisor/Managing Director Berkeley Research Group

Dr. Agwunobi is chief executive officer and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health. Dr. Agwunobi previously served as chief executive of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital region of Providence Health & Services in Spokane, Washington. He also held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Grady Health System in Atlanta; president and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia; chief operating officer of fourteen-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California; and secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. He has also served as chief of the Main Pediatric Urgent-Care Department for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston.

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Agwunobi received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded him its “CEO Circle of Excellence” award. In 2005, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2007, he was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Alyse Wagner

Partner Leonard Green & Partners

Alyse joined LGP as an associate in 2003. Prior to joining LGP, she had been in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly DLJ) in their Los Angeles office. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aersale, Aspen Dental, CHG Healthcare Services, ExamWorks, MDVIP, Prospect Medical, RestorixHealth, and U.S. Renal Care. In addition, Alyse is actively involved in LGP’s investments in IQVIA, Motorsport Aftermarket Group, MultiPlan, and North American Partners in Anesthesia. Her previous board position includes Animal Health International. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Diaz

Partner Cressey & Company

Paul is a Partner of Cressey & Company, a private investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Cressey & Company is a healthcare focused middle-market private equity firm with more than 30 years of success investing in and helping to build high quality healthcare businesses.

Paul is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. Kindred, is a Fortune 500 New York Stock Exchange listed company with revenues of $7.2 billion, and 105,000 employees in 47 states. For six years in a row, during his tenure as CEO, Kindred was ranked one of the Most Admired healthcare companies in the U.S. by Fortune magazine and Modern Healthcare magazine named Paul one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

Prior to joining Kindred, Paul was the managing member of Falcon Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment and consulting firm, and from June 1996 to July 1998, served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mariner Health Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: MRNR) a health care facility, institutional pharmacy and rehabilitation services provider.

Paul, currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), DaVita Healthcare Partners (NYSE: DVA), Performance Health (formerly Patterson Medical), the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Board of Visitors of the Georgetown University Law Center. Paul previously served on the Board of Directors of PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC), and the Board of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Paul is an attorney, accountant and proud Eagle Scout, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from American University's Kogod School of Business and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

John Baumer | Leonard Green & Partners

John Baumer

Senior Partner Leonard Green & Partners

John joined LGP in 1999. Previously John was a Vice President at DLJ in Los Angeles, which he joined in 1995. Prior to DLJ, John worked at Fidelity Investments and Arthur Andersen. John presently serves on the Board of Directors of Aspen Dental, CHG Healthcare Services, ExamWorks, North American Partners in Anesthesia, Prospect Medical, RestorixHealth, SoulCycle and U.S. Renal Care. He is actively involved with LGP’s investments in IQVIA, Life Time Fitness, and MultiPlan. His previous board positions include The Brickman Group, Communications & Power Industries, Equinox Fitness, FTD Group, Leslie’s Poolmart, Petco, Phoenix Scientific, Pure International, Rite Aid and VCA. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA, with distinction, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam Levyn | Leonard Green & Partners

Adam Levyn

Principal Leonard Green & Partners

Adam joined LGP as an Associate in 2011. Previously, Adam worked in private equity at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in their New York office from 2007 to 2009 and in the Global Industrials Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in their New York office from 2005 to 2007. Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors of CHG Healthcare Services, CPA Global, ExamWorks, RestorixHealth and Tank. He previously served on board of United States Infrastructure Corporation. In addition, Adam is actively involved with LGP’s investments in Advantage Solutions, Topshop/Topman and U.S. Renal Care and was previously involved with LGP’s investment in CCC Information Services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mary Ann Christopher

RestorixHealth Board Member

Visionary health care executive and board member with an exceptional record of innovation and market expansion at leading payor and provider companies. Leader of mergers, integrations and turnarounds at multibillion-dollar organizations. Creator of far-reaching community health initiatives.

Currently serves on the boards of health care companies, industry boards and government commissions. Led the two largest community-based health care organizations in the US and guided the development of a statewide payor/provider system at the largest private insurer in New Jersey.

Inspires teams to innovate, rely on data and pivot quickly.