Leadership

Axia Women’s Health is proud to have seasoned professionals leading our organization so that physicians can devote more time and attention to patient care and clinical excellence while leveraging the industry’s best non-clinical support services.

Axia Women’s Health Clinical Practice Leadership

Stephen Krell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G
Executive Chairman & CEO, Clinical Practices

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After practicing Obstetrics & Gynecology for more than 34 years, Dr. Stephen Krell was named Executive Chairman of the Axia Women’s Health practices in March 2017, providing clinical leadership and oversight.  Prior to joining Axia Women’s Health, Dr. Krell founded Women’s Health Care Group of PA in 2004.  He was instrumental in developing perinatal testing centers, centers for breast health and a full-service OB/GYN laboratory.  Dr. Krell completed his OB/GYN residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and has delivered more than 8,000 babies during his career.

Thomas R. Kay, M.D.
Chief Compliance Officer

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Dr. Thomas Kay was a practicing OB/GYN physician in Southern New Jersey for over forty years. He obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and then served in the United States Naval Reserve as Lieutenant Commander and Chief, Gynecology Services.  Dr. Kay was a founding member and Chairman of Regional Women’s Health Group where he served as the group’s Chief Medical Officer.  He is now the Chief Compliance Officer at Axia Women’s Health and maintains a board position on Virtua Health System’s Board of Trustees.  Dr. Kay has mentored and guided hundreds of OB/GYN residents throughout his career and has been recognized by the March of Dimes, as well as his peers, as a distinguished physician within the communities he serves.

Alan Silverberg, M.D., MHCM
Vice President, Medical Affairs for PA

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Dr. Alan Silverberg is Axia Women’s Health Vice-President of Medical Affairs for Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining Axia Women’s Health, Dr. Silverberg spent three years as EVP of Growth and Development for Women’s HealthCare group of PA., a 100 physician group in the Philadelphia suburbs.  Dr. Silverberg has been practicing for more than 30 years, and was Chairman of OB/GYN for 14 years at Phoenixville. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of PA, and received a Masters degree in Health Care Management from Harvard University. In addition to his role with Axia Women’s Health, Dr. Silverberg serves on the operating boards for Physician’s Care Surgical Hospital and the United States Women’s Health Alliance.
Liesa O'Flynn DO Esquire

Leisa O’Flynn, D.O., Esq.
Vice President, Medical Affairs for NJ

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Dr. Leisa O’Flynn is a senior physician at Premier Women’s Health of South Jersey. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. O’Flynn joined Premier Women’s Health of South Jersey in 2015 after maintaining a popular Mullica Hill practice for several years. She completed medical school and residency at UMDNJ and earned a law degree from Albany Law School. Dr O’Flynn practiced in civil litigation and healthcare law in Iselin NJ. She is specially trained in using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, performing these procedures at Inspira Woodbury. Dr. O’Flynn, her husband, and children reside in Mullica Hill.
Elizabeth Cherot MD Enhanced Recovery C-section

Elizabeth Cherot, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Vice President, Medical Affairs for NJ

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Dr. Elizabeth Cherot is an established and highly skilled physician with over 20 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology.  In addition to her expert clinical skills, she is committed to improving OB/GYN care, reducing morbidity and mortality while implementing cost reduction and providing an efficient business model for today’s OB/GYN practice.

She completed undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree at the University of Rochester in New York.  While a resident at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Strong Memorial Hospital, she engaged in several research projects resulting in publications and was honored with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Upon completion of her residency, Dr Cherot headed south working as a OB/GYN at Eastside Women’s Specialists in Birmingham, Alabama.  From there she relocated to New Jersey taking a position at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as faculty and clinician.  Here her leadership skills were demonstrated as she was instrumental is creating and overseeing a new residency training program at a local community hospital.  In this role, she created an award-winning curriculum, established a financially independent business model, recruited faculty and mentored medical students. She is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at this institution.

Dr.  Cherot is currently a managing partner at Brunswick Hills OB/GYN. In addition to engaging in full scope clinical practice, she has spearheaded several projects, resulting in promoting best practices and implementing progressive change in an OB/GYN practice.  These activities include but are not limited to: improving client and employee satisfaction through various activities and tools, reducing malpractice costs and streamlining business practice, promoting new technology in a practice setting, serving as principal investigator in several medical studies/trials and researching and implementing new approaches to cesarean delivery (resulting in reduction of hospital costs, improved patient recovery time, reducing surgical postoperative pain levels as well as opioid use and increasing patient satisfaction rates).

She completed the Executive MBA at Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business in 2016.  She has been awarded numerous honors throughout her career including several National Excellence in Teaching Awards.  She has given numerous presentations including such topics as “Value Based Specialty Care” and “Enhanced Recovery Program for Cesarean Delivery”. She has been instrumental in launching a midwifery program and newly designed Birthing Center to be opened in the Fall of 2018 at St Peters University Hospital.

She resides in Central New Jersey with her husband, two children, 3 dogs and 10 chickens.  She enjoys gardening, skiing and triathlons.

Axia Women’s Health MSO Leadership

Frank Caso

Frank J. Caso, eMBA
Executive Chairman of the Board

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Frank J. Caso has been in the healthcare field for over thirty (30) years. His expertise includes financial and business development activities with healthcare systems and large group practices. Many of the strategies that Mr. Caso has implemented have brought about cost savings and revenue enhancement. He has worked as a consultant with many multi-specialty and single specialty practices around the country. Mr. Caso previously served as the President and CEO of  Axia Women’s Health and Regional Women’s Health Management. His prior roles include Senior VP, Strategic Planning & Development of Novacare, Inc. and VP of Corporate Development for Phycor, Inc.

Charlie Choi
Chief Executive Officer

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Charlie has more than 20 years of business leadership experience, 12 of which have been in healthcare. He joined Axia in December of 2017 from DaVita, where he was Group Vice President of DaVita’s $1.5B Kidney Care business in the northeastern U.S., leading the country in clinical and business outcomes, and also led DaVita’s $400M national Lab business. Previously, Charlie had been Vice President of Category Management for Cardinal Health’s $5B Hospital Supply business, a junior partner at McKinsey & Company, and a concept car engineering team leader at Ford Motor Company. Charlie holds an MBA and Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T.
Leann Stewart, CFO Axia Women's Health

LeAnne Stewart, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

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LeAnne has 30 years of finance experience, most recently in healthcare.  LeAnne began her career at Ernst & Young, has a BA in accounting from the College of St. Benedict and her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

In her most recent role, LeAnne was Chief Financial Officer of 21st Century Oncology, a global provider of integrated cancer care, sponsored by Vestar Capital Partners and CPPIB.  Previously, LeAnne was Chief Financial Officer of CRC Health Group, a national behavioral health organization sponsored by Bain Capital Partners, wherein she played an integral role in the successful sale of CRC Health to Acadia Healthcare for $1.2 billion.  Prior to her roles in healthcare, LeAnne was the Chief Financial Officer of Granite Construction, heavy civil construction and construction materials company. She also was the Chief Financial Officer of Nash Finch Company, a grocery distributor and retailer.

Liz Rodrigues, COO

Liz Rodrigues, MBA
Chief Operations Officer

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Liz Rodrigues has over 15 years of healthcare finance and operations experience.  Most recently, Liz was West Region President for IntegraMed Fertility, a privately held provider of fertility Services throughout the United States and Canada, sponsored by Power Corp.  Previously Liz spent 10 years at Davita Inc. in various roles.  During her time there she oversaw the management and expansion of DaVita’s hospital service operations in the Southwest region before moving to South America for 2 years to lead the integration and expansion of outpatient operations in the company’s Colombia, South America region. Liz began her career working in finance with Johnson and Johnson and holds a BA in French literature and international business from Washington University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Robert Baron, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer

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Rob is responsible for directing the Axia Women’s Health MSO multi-state operations while supporting organic and external strategic growth strategies for the supported Axia Women’s Health practices. His expertise in healthcare includes strategic planning and business development, practice administration, medical practice growth and expansion, and physician relations. His prior roles include VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Regional Women’s Health Management, Executive Director of a large OB/GYN practice, Strategic Planning and Physician Relations Director for CentraState Medical Center, and change management consultant with Accenture in their Health Services practice. He earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Monmouth University and undergraduate degree in business from Emory University. Rob also currently serves as a Board Member of the New Jersey MGMA.

Robert O’Sullivan
Chief Development Officer

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Robert O’Sullivan has worked in the healthcare space for 12 years, across the entire continuum of the healthcare industry. He has worked for one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in Europe, a small VC firm investing in start-up biotech companies, a PE-backed for-profit healthcare system in Massachusetts, the largest dialysis provider in North America and in substance abuse treatment. Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Robert worked in investment banking in Dublin /London and trained as an accountant with Ernst & Young.

Jay Getto
Vice President, Human Resources

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Jay Getto is Vice President, Human Resources for Axia Women’s Health.  Jay leads an HR organization that acts as stewards of the Axia culture and is responsible for developing and guiding Axia’s talent management philosophy, compensation philosophy, and for articulating the organization’s strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding, and retaining the best talent.  Jay is helping to accelerate Axia’s integration and transformation through talent and leadership development, building a culture of engagement, attracting top talent, and for optimizing workforce outcomes through talent analytics and data.

Jay has worked in healthcare HR for over 15 years in HR leadership roles at Epocrates, athenahealth, Reed Elsevier, and MTBC.

He earned a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from West Chester University , West Chester, Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.