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, MD, FACOG
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.

Nancy S. Roberts, MD
Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Nancy Roberts is the Chief Medical Officer of Axia Women’s Health.  Prior to joining Axia Women’s Health, Dr. Roberts retired as System Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Main Line Health in late 2016. Dr. Roberts joined the Medical Staff at Lankenau as the first Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist in 1984 and became chairman of the department in 1995. She was integral in the creation of Main Line Health’s Women’s Emotional Wellness Center, championing equity in care, and facilitating Lankenau’s collaboration with the Mason Shaffer Foundation, which led to several successful stem cell transplants. She also led Main Line Health’s perinatal safety efforts, including electronic fetal monitoring courses and simulation training. Dr. Roberts has been a role model to residents and staff alike.

Thomas R. Kay, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs

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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 Vice President of Medical Affairs for New Jersey 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, MD, MHCM
Vice President, Medical Affairs

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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.

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.

Susan I. Manzi, CPA, MHA
Chief Financial Officer

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Sue Manzi leads the Finance and Accounting organization at Axia Women’s Health MSO. Previously, Sue led Accounting and Revenue Cycle Management processes at Regional Women’s Health Management since its inception in 2000, and was responsible for the billing functions, production and reporting of financial statements, renewal of lines of credit, cash management, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll reporting, bank reconciliations, and statistical reporting. In addition, Sue was involved in the integration of the first eight groups into the practice supported by Regional Women’s Health Group. She graduated from Rider University with an accounting degree and received her MHA from Ohio University. Prior to coming to Regional, Sue was a financial analyst at Towers Perrin and earned her CPA certification during that time.

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.
Martin Howard AXIA CIO

Martin Howard
Chief Information Officer

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Martin has over 30 years of healthcare experience, including 20 years in industry as a CIO and COO in organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, including health systems, post-acute care companies, home health hospice, hospitals, health plans and a global CRO. Martin also worked in Big 4 firms for over 10 years, focused on M&A and performance improvement for health care firms.
Prior to joining Axia, he was CIO of a national healthcare provider where he elevated the IT function from a limiting factor to a strategic driver while reducing cost by 50%.
He has built a successful clinical and population health outcomes company, led integrations of healthcare providers and payor-providers, reduced costs across healthcare systems and designed and implemented business process improvements from revenue cycle to clinical care.
His experience includes creation of an integrated predictive analytics platform for a national provider, building back office functions for an academic medical center, integration planning and implementation for payor-provider integrations, and diligence and post-deal work for healthcare systems, infusion / home health, medical device, hospital, specialty pharmacy and ambulatory surgery entities. Martin has conducted hundreds of healthcare due diligence and integration assessments and led performance improvement and integration efforts for private equity and strategic buyers and sellers.

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.