Our Story & Vision

UH Quality Care Network was established in 2016 to lead and transform the practice of healthcare through evidence-based medicine. The vision of UH Quality Care Network is to lead a clinically integrated network of providers to improve the quality, experience and cost of healthcare.

Board of Directors

Our Physician-Led Board of Directors works collaboratively to ensure the goals of clinical integration and the values for physicians are met

Todd M. Zeiger, MD


David N. Linz, MD

Vice Chairperson

Mehrdad Tavallaee, MD

Board Member

Jason Ridgel, MD 

Board Member

Brian Zack, MD

Board Member

Nicole Maronian, MD

Board Member

Kevin C. Mineo, MD

Board Member

Marc Snelson, MD

Board Member 

Dale Thomae, DO

Board Member

Gary Huston, DO

Board Member

Beejadi Mukunda, MD

Board Member

Corporation Officers

Our Corporation Officers oversee operations of the Quality Care Network

Mark E. Schario, MS, RN, FACHE 

Responsible for Population Health at the system level including leading the UH Accountable Care Organization, the Medicare MSSP ACO and the UH Quality Care Network. Mr. Schario has 35 years of experience in the health care industry, including senior executive experience in hospitals, physician practice management, clinical integration and accountable care and emergency medical services systems. His clinical background includes emergency nursing, critical care and flight nursing, and service as a firefighter/ paramedic.

Sandeep Palakodeti, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Population Health
Responsible for managing medical and clinical operations for UH Population Health and the Accountable Care Organization, designing/implementing clinical Population Health services and achieving key performance metrics for the UH system, and is accountable for risk-based P&L, among others.  

Patrick Runnels, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Population Health-Behavioral Health
Driving system-wide efforts to eliminate defects and increase value in mental health and addictions, including leading system-wide coordination of social determinants of health as well as focusing on patient engagement in self management of chronic conditions and wellness. 

John Beck


UH Department Support & Staff 

Edward Soyka


Drew Hertz, MD

VP Rainbow Primary Care Institute

Paul Kostyack, Esq

Associate General Counsel

Justin Coran, PhD, MPH

Senior Data Scientist

Heather Ligus, MBA

Sr. Provider

Deanna A. Cox, BSN, MSN, RN

Clinical Supervisor, Quality & Clinical Transformation

Kelsey Fuller

Manager, Strategic Communications & Operations