Karen Hiteshi, COO
Karen joined Aligned Telehealth in January 2019 and brings over 30 years of business and financial management experience in the healthcare industry. Karen’s career track has involved guiding businesses toward profitability, as well as establishing business models and enhancing revenue streams for physicians’ practices, IPA, MSOs and PHCs.
Prior to joining Aligned Telehealth, Karen was the chief operating officer at Agilon Health, Inc., which was formed under her leadership when Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) grew through various mergers and acquisitions with Primary Provider Management Company, Inc. (PPMC) and related independent practice associations (IPAs).
As a well known national leader and mentor Karen is credited with forming Physician Hospital Consortium (PHC), IPAs, and management service organizations fulfilling the needs of stakeholders, physicians, and patients. She serves on the Advisory Board for AMVICARE Health Network, a PHC which was originally formed by her.
Karen graduated from the University of Delhi and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics Honors. Karen enjoys her equally important role as mother and wife, residing with her family in Irvine, Calif. She embraces a healthy and active lifestyle – energy which powers her aspirations toward her professional future.