Our Mission

At Accretive Health, our mission is to partner with healthcare communities to serve as a catalyst for a healthier future for all.  


Emad Rizk, M.D.

Emad%20RizkEmad Rizk, M.D.,  joined Accretive Health in July 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. To that role he brings more than 25 years of experience working with payers, hospital systems, government, physicians and pharmaceutical companies. He previously served as president of McKesson Health Solutions, a business unit of McKesson Corporation that delivers industry-leading clinical evidence and expert technology to help Payers and Providers collaborate for better healthcare outcomes at lower costs. Under Dr. Rizk’s leadership, McKesson Health Solutions became one of the significant leaders in the healthcare industry. Before joining McKesson in 2003, Dr. Rizk served as senior partner and global director, medical management/pharmacy for Deloitte Consulting. While at Deloitte Consulting, he led the Company’s medical cost and quality management practice across all practices. Prior to that, he was a member of the Monsanto Corporation serving as the Associate Medical Director and then Worldwide Medical Director. Dr. Rizk was  a member of the board of DMAA: Care Continuum Alliance, and is currently a  board member of  National Association for Hispanic Health, Manage Care Editorial, and  Accretive Health, Inc. He also holds advisory roles with UM Advisory Council, University of North Texas. He has previously served on the National Clinical Advisory Board and National Quality Review Board.

A Senior Scholar professor at Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Rizk’s work has been widely published in medical journals and medical books. His book, The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers, focuses on ways that providers and payers can work together to reduce costs while improving efficiency and patient care. In 2013, Modern Physician named Dr. Rizk one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the United States,” the fifth time he has been recognized by this publication. Modern Healthcare has listed him among the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” while Managed Healthcare Executive named him to its “Top 25 Leaders in Disease Management.” He is a lecturer at Wharton, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, and the Kellogg School of Management.

Peter P. Csapo

Peter Csapo for WebsitePeter Csapo joined Accretive Health in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In this role, he leads Accretive Health’s accounting, finance, treasury, tax, internal audit, investor relations, and compliance functions. Prior to joining Accretive Health, Peter was Chief Financial Officer and Area Senior Vice President at VHA Inc., the parent company of Novation, Provista and Aptitude. VHA is a national network of healthcare organizations that work together to improve performance and efficiency in clinical, financial and operational management. Peter led VHA’s accounting, finance, treasury, tax, internal audit, project management office, and technology and development activities. Prior to his work at VHA, Peter was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Customer Operations at McKesson Health Solutions, a division of diversified health care company McKesson Corp. McKesson Health Solutions focused on aligning providers and payers through cost and quality initiatives such as care management services and medical management and payment solutions software. During his 13-year tenure at McKesson, Peter advanced through multiple operational and financial leadership roles at both the corporate and division levels. Born in Budapest, Hungary, and raised in three countries, Peter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He received his Certified Public Accountant certificate from the state of Illinois.

Joseph Flanagan

Joe Flanagan

Joe Flanagan joined Accretive Health in June 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer. Joe is responsible for delivering exceptional operational discipline and client value creation throughout the company’s operations. Previously, Joe served as a Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Supply Chain at Applied Materials Inc. Prior to joining Applied, Joe held executive positions in global operations for Nortel Networks Corporation, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer, since 2006, including President of Nortel Business Services from August 2009 to February 2010, and Senior Vice President of Global Operations from August 2007 until August 2009. From 1993 to 2006, Joe held a number of positions at General Electric Company, a global infrastructure, finance and media company. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He also serves as a director on the boards for Singapore Economic Development Board and the Human Capital Leadership Institute.

David Mason

David Mason joined Accretive Health in November 2014 as Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he is responsible for expanding the company’s capabilities and enhancing Accretive Health’s comprehensive suite of products to solidify its position as an industry leader. He has responsibility for strategy, business development, sales, marketing, and product management. David has more than 30 years of healthcare management and hospital revenue cycle experience. Previously, he served as the General Manager at RelayHealth, which provides solutions to streamline communication between patients, providers, payers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and financial institutions. Prior to that, David was President of the Hospital Solutions division of Per-Se Technologies, a provider of financial and administrative healthcare solutions for hospitals, physicians and retail pharmacies. He also served as Chief Executive Director of Quantum Radiology and held practice management and administrative positions at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He holds a B.S. degree in Healthcare Administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Daniel Zaccardo

Dan Zacardo

Dan Zaccardo has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Accretive Health since 2012. Beginning in 2009 he also served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Dan is responsible for managing all aspects of the legal department, including the negotiation of major contracts. Dan has over 20 years of experience in senior legal positions in public companies. Prior to joining Accretive Health, he was Staff Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., in Roseland, New Jersey, where he managed a staff of attorneys who supported the Employer Services and Dealer Services divisions. Dan served as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of New Jersey from 2005-2009. CASA is a program that ensures children who are victims of abuse have a voice in court. Dan received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.