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Leadership Team

Our Executive Leaders bring years of experience to IEHP, cultivating our team culture and driving us to become a 5-star health plan.


Jarrod McNaughton, MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
Jarrod B. McNaughton is the Chief Executive Officer of IEHP. In this role, Mr. McNaughton works collaboratively with the IEHP Governing Board to set the strategic vision and provide executive leadership for one of the 10 largest Medicaid health plans and the largest not-for-profit Medicare- Medicaid Plan in the U.S. 

He cultivates IEHP’s strong partnership with Providers, hospitals and hundreds of community partners to deliver quality whole-person care to more than 1.6 million Members.
 

Vinil Devabhaktuni, MBA

Chief Information Officer
Vinil Devabhaktuni joined IEHP as Chief Information Officer in October 2021. In this role, Mr. Devabhaktuni provides leadership for the overall information technology architecture, as well as the design, development, implementation and support of IEHP’s systems. 

His focus includes maintaining the organization’s connection to Providers, collaborating closely with IT leadership, and aligning initiatives with IEHP’s overall strategic plan.
 

Keenan Freeman, MBA

Chief Financial Officer
Keenan Freeman joined IEHP as Chief Financial Officer in October 2016. In this role, Mr. Freeman is responsible for the overall financial management of IEHP, its financial reporting and transparency, and for multiple plan financial functions, including accounting, purchasing, capitation, cost recovery, risk management and the coordination of fiscal and other operational audits. He also oversees contracting, product system configuration, facilities/property management development and security teams.

Edward Juhn, MD, MBA, MPH

Chief Quality Officer
Dr. Edward Juhn joined IEHP as Chief Quality Officer in June 2021. He is responsible for leading the advancement of IEHP’s strategic focus on quality through transformative payment incentives, data driven initiatives, innovative solutions, program connections and strong internal and external partnerships. In this role, Dr. Juhn also ensures the health plan’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care.  

Michelle Rai, MS

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Michelle Rai joined Inland Empire Health Plan as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer in March 2020. She oversees IEHP’s communications and marketing programs and guides the development of long-term communication and marketing strategies. 

In this role, Ms. Rai oversees the strategic execution of IEHP’s branding, advertising, media relations, internal communications, digital and social media initiatives to align with IEHP’s Mission, Vision and Values.
 

Takashi Wada, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Takashi Wada was appointed Chief Medical Officer in August 2021. In this role, Dr. Wada provides clinical strategic leadership for IEHP in partnership with the Chief Quality Officer through collaborative, accountable processes to improve the quality-of-care delivery and drive improved health outcomes for IEHP Members. 

He is responsible for the health services division, including utilization management, behavioral health and care management, pharmacy, community health and health education, population health, health services special initiatives and health equity. 
 

Susie White, MBA

Chief Operating Officer
Susie White joined IEHP in 1998, holding positions of increasing responsibility in the Provider Network sphere and was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) in July 2019. As COO, Susie is responsible for IEHP’s overall day-to-day operations.

She is highly regarded for her commitment to driving IEHP’s team culture, serving the plan’s 1.6 million Members and advancing the plan’s Provider experience through the implementation of strategic initiatives that support the plan’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.