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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2023) — Digital Diagnostics President, COO, and Co-Founder, Seth Rainford is a graduate of The Nashville Health Care Council’s 2023 class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows.

Council Fellows is a five-month intensive program gathering the nation’s brightest healthcare minds to have intentional dialogue about challenges, opportunities and pivotal moments in the industry. The program leverages expertise, collaboration and curiosity to transform its Fellows through innovation and leadership.

“It was an honor and a privilege to learn and grow alongside such accomplished and impactful industry peers,” said Seth Rainford. “I look forward to continued collaboration and connection with my cohort as we pursue new ways of innovating and using that innovation to develop strategies that can help improve access, reduce cost, and improve the quality of healthcare.”

This year’s Fellows graduates consist of individuals from healthcare organizations of all sizes and sectors. The Council Fellows program is built to encourage collaboration and create space for healthcare leaders to unite behind a shared goal of creating lasting, impactful change in the industry.

“Magic happens when you get advocates for change in the same room. It’s energizing to witness, and I’m honored to support the program and lead dialogue year after year,” said Council Fellows Chair Michael Burcham. “The stimulating environment and conversations spark ideas, new products and services, and solutions to age-old problems. Fellows are the individuals setting the stage for the next phase of healthcare.”

Members of the 2023 Council Fellows class include:

  • Miguel Benet, MD, MPH, FACHE, SVP Clinical Operations, Community Health Systems
  • Adrian Cabrera, Vice President, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Carlene D. Callis, Chief System Integration & Growth Officer, Ardent Health Services
  • Leah Cathey, Executive Vice President, Premise Health
  • Michael M. Collier, JD, EVP, Corporate Strategy & Development, HealthStream, Inc.
  • Carl Daley, CPA, SVP Retail Strategy and Operations, Humana, Inc.
  • Amy Deaton, Chief Operating Officer, EvidenceCare
  • Weldon Diana, MD, MBA, Market Medical Director, Landmark Health
  • Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, President, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Amy Green, CEO/Founder, Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center
  • William C. Haugh, FACHE, President, Central Division, Lifepoint Health
  • David Istvan, MD, MBA, President, Northeast Group, TeamHealth
  • Edmund Jackson, PhD, MscEng, Chief Data Scientist, Whistler Capital Partners
  • Ryan Keith, MBA, Head of Partnerships, Cadence
  • Todd Leri, MS, Chief Growth Officer, CareBridge
  • Uttara P Marti, MBA, MEng, Managing Director, Evercore
  • Russell Marty, JD, Government Relations Principal, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Leslie A. Meehan, MPA AICP, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Pranav C. Mehta, MD, MBA, FACHE, CPE, CMO American Group, HCA Healthcare
  • Michelle Nichols, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Meharry Medical College
  • Michael Niffenegger, MBA, Senior Director, Medicare Business Optimization and Affordability, Cigna
  • Lynsey Perry, MHA, Vice President of Operations, Psychiatric Medical Care
  • Seth Rainford, MBA, Co-Founder, President, & COO, Digital Diagnostics
  • Stacey Santo, Chief Engagement and Innovation Officer, Tivity Health
  • Tim Suther, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions, Change Healthcare
  • Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, DMD, CEO, Interfaith Dental
  • Melanie M. Thomas, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Nashville General Hospital
  • Wendy Warren, JD, Vice President, Legal, HCA Healthcare
  • Anderson Williams, MBA, MFA, Vice President, Talent Development, Shore Capital Partners
  • Scott Woods, JD, Vice President, Policy, Research & Membership, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

For more information and to stay up to date on this year’s Council Fellows Class, visit Alumni are featured on the Fellows website at


About Digital Diagnostics Inc.

Digital Diagnostics Inc. is a pioneering AI diagnostics company on a mission to transform the quality, accessibility, equity, and affordability of global health care through the application of technology in the medical diagnosis and treatment process. The company, originally founded by Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist, practicing fellowship-trained retina specialist, and computer engineer, is led by him and co-founders John Bertrand and Seth Rainford.

Digital Diagnostics is paving the way for autonomous and assistive AI technology that is free of bias to become a new standard of care, contributing to democratizing health care and closing care gaps. The company works closely with patient advocacy groups, provider organizations, regulators, and other quality of care and ethics-focused stakeholders to enable the adoption of health care AI. For more information and the latest news follow:

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