Equality Health Expands Core Leadership with Industry Trailblazers

Published: May 25, 2017

Integrated Cultural Healthcare Delivery System Adds Luminaries in Healthcare and Diversity to its Growing Team.

Equality Health, the Arizona-based organization pioneering healthcare delivery to underserved and ethnic populations, recently added three industry trailblazers to its executive leadership roster – Mark Hillard, Anabell Castro Thompson and Mark Stephan, M.D. Along with founder Hugh Lytle, the Equality Health executive team is working to organize a better healthcare delivery system for cultures that have struggled with integrating into the traditional, one-size-fits-all U.S. healthcare system.

As a socially conscious entrepreneur, Lytle hand-selected his executive staff by choosing others who share his spirit of shaking up the status quo and who also have their own unique perspectives on healthcare and diversity.

“With the addition of these accomplished professionals, the Equality Health team continues to expand and grow stronger,” said Hugh Lytle, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Equality Health. “With their combined experience, diverse backgrounds and commitment to our organization’s mission to improve healthcare for cultural communities, each is a vital and valuable asset.”

As co-founder of Equality Health and President of Q Point Health, the management services organization within Equality Health, Mark Hillard is focused on delivering value-based care initiatives designed to lower costs and improve the quality of healthcare. As the state’s leading expert in population health, risk and value-based contracts, Hillard builds on the team’s combined wealth of industry experience with previous roles as founding CEO of the Arizona Care Network, CEO of Dignity Health Medical Group, COO of University Physicians Health Plans and CEO of the Maricopa Integrated Health System.

Anabell Castro Thompson, Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, is a Nurse Practitioner and serves as the President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. In her role at Equality Health, Castro Thompson is responsible for building and managing innovative programs and strategic initiatives that enhance education, outreach and equality in diagnostic and treatment options.

Previously, Dr. Mark Stephan, Vice President and Medical Director, spent 19 years focusing his medical practice on patients in underserved communities. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Arizona Care Network. In his new role, Dr. Stephan is instrumental in working hand-in-hand with the medical community to explain and effectively demonstrate how Equality Health can improve current systems and ultimately help those most in need.

Given Equality Health’s aggressive growth path, the company is looking for individuals who are passionate and committed to improving healthcare delivery to join the team. For more information or to see current openings visit www.equalityhealth.com/careers/.

About Equality Health

Equality Health, LLC is an Arizona-based integrated delivery system focused on improving care delivery for underserved populations through culturally-sensitive programs that improve access, quality and patient trust. Through an integrated technology and services platform, culturally competent physician network and unique cultural care model, Equality Health helps managed care plans and health systems improve care for the Hispanic population while simultaneously making the transition to risk-based accountability. For more information about Equality Health, visit www.equalityhealth.com or follow @EqualityHealth on Facebook and @EqualityHealth1 on Twitter.