Hugh Lytle

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Equality Health

Hugh Lytle is a serial entrepreneur and self-described healthcare rebel. The common thread throughout his 25 years of healthcare leadership is a focus on disruptive health service innovations with a strong social mission and a desire to bring systemic change to the U.S. health care system.

As founder, chairman and CEO of Equality Health, Hugh works with state government, managed care plans, and primary care physicians to deliver value-based care to our most underserved communities. Hugh created Equality Health to solve for the inequities that exist in government healthcare programs, primarily low-income Medicaid patients, through a tech-enabled care platform that now supports over one Million Medicaid beneficiaries across 4 states and 15 MSA’s. He led Equality from a pure start-up to $1 Billion revenue business in five years. His company is transforming how Medicaid patients achieve better health outcomes while lowering costs and improving quality.

Prior to founding Equality Health, Hugh co-founded Univita Health, a care management business that improves the coordination and effectiveness post-acute care delivery. As president and CEO, he helped build Univita into a national platform, serving over six million working-age Medicare and Medicaid patients.

He also co-founded Axia Health Management, the first true single source provider of preventive health and wellness benefits for employers and health plans. Their Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is the still the country’s leading fitness program for seniors, keeping over two million participants active and strong.

In addition to creating three successful health management companies, Hugh’s experience includes executive positions at CVS Health and Xerox. He holds an MBA from Butler University and sits on several boards. He and his wife Barbara are active philanthropists through their Foundation, whose mission is to create a more inclusive and loving world by supporting organizations that create a safe environment for those experiencing traumatic circumstances.