Lew Little CEO Covenant Surgical Partners

Lew Little | Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Little has an extensive background in building healthcare services companies, including 11 years as CEO of Harden Healthcare, LLC. Prior to the sale of its businesses to Gentiva (2013) and Senior Care Centers (2015) Harden owned and operated senior care facilities in addition to providing related, ancillary health services including therapy, community health, home health and hospice. Under Lew’s leadership, Harden grew from a six-location, single-state skilled nursing home business to more than 200 facilities in 13 states and a “continuum of care” model generating revenues exceeding $800 million annually. During his impressive tenure at Harden, Lew built a multi-disciplined healthcare services company both organically and via acquisition – while developing and maintaining a strong operating and clinical culture. Mr. Little has a BA in Marketing and a MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Yousif A-Rahim M.D. Ph.D. | Chief Medical Officer
Dr. A-Rahim works with our Medical Advisory Boards, our Medical Directors, and our quality assurance programs to oversee improvement of clinical outcomes for our patients. He also organizes and leads Company efforts to measure and improve clinical outcomes for all centers and the Company as a whole. Dr. A-Rahim earned his medical and doctorate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. As a physician, he is known for his expertise in interventional endoscopy and minimally invasive treatments for gastrointestinal disease. He has authored several articles published in medical journals and has delivered presentations to fellow physicians around the country, including at his alma mater, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. A-Rahim is currently a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and practices gastroenterology at the VA Boston Healthcare System West Roxbury Campus in Massachusetts, and at Pacific Endoscopy Center, an ASC he co-founded in 2008 in Pearl City, Hawaii.

Rich Fogle - Chief Financial Officer - Covenant Surgical Partners

Rich Fogle | Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Mr. Fogle has over 21 years of healthcare financial management experience, including the past 13 years as Chief Financial Officer for multi-site healthcare services companies. Rich has an extensive background leading companies through organic and acquisitive growth. Prior to joining Covenant, he was the CFO of Advanced Dermatology, the nation’s largest dermatology practice. During Rich’s tenure, Advanced Dermatology grew to over 180 locations operating in 14 states. Mr. Fogle has a BA in Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of South Florida.

Tim Corvino - Chief Operating Officer

Tim Corvino, MD, MBA | Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Corvino is an accomplished c-suite executive, who across his varied leadership roles, has directed organizations in consistently achieving improved outcomes for patients. As Chief Operating Officer for Covenant Surgical Partners, he leads strategic business and clinical operations that support new and organic company growth and he strives to develop innovative solutions that overcome today’s healthcare challenges. Prior to joining Covenant, Dr. Corvino served as President, Integrated Acute Care for US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s leading physician-owned provider of integrated acute care services offering emergency, hospitalist and observation medicine to hospital partners providing care to 6 million patients annually at over 200 sites in 22 states.

His main focus is building effective, high-functioning clinical teams and designing scalable business healthcare models for companies to provide high-quality, low-cost patient care. From his early days in retail pharmacy and serving as a paramedic, to a practicing physician and then transitioning into executive roles in health systems and physician management groups nationwide, Dr. Corvino has a unique view of healthcare through multiple lenses.

Dr. Corvino earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University and his joint Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at The Ohio State University and is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Corvino remains a practicing emergency medicine physician in the Nashville community today.

Justin Ezell | Senior Vice President of Finance
Mr. Ezell joined Covenant in July 2011 and has over 13 years of experience in healthcare financial services. Justin began his healthcare career with AmSurg Corp and most recently worked as Assistant Vice President of Accounting at Symbion Healthcare. Justin has a B.S. in Accounting from Lipscomb University.

Chad Stevens | Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Stevens has over 20 years of experience in health care administration, where he has focused on the development and operations of ambulatory surgery centers. Mr. Stevens began his healthcare career with AmSurg Corp and most recently worked as Vice President of Operations at HealthMark Partners, and Director of Center Development and Operations for Surgical Health Group, LLC. Mr. Stevens earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration at Trinity University.

Lenny Brunson - SVP and Chief Information Officer

Lenny Brunson | Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Mr. Brunson leads the Information Services team and oversees the Company’s information strategy and operations. He has more than 30 years of experience in information technology including the last 10 years as the Chief Information Officer for several large physician practices such as 21st Century Oncology, Hospital Sisters Health System ambulatory division, and the Queens-Long Island Medical Group. He has also held technology leadership positions within the healthcare practices of both Navigant Consulting and Pivot Health.

Prior to joining Covenant Partners in July 2018, he served as the CIO of 21st Century Oncology – the largest global, physician led provider of Integrated Cancer Care services across multiple modalities including radiation oncology, urology, and other cancer-related specialties. He has extensive experience in the delivery of high-quality technology solutions to physician partners including electronic medical records.

Lenny earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Excelsior College, and a master’s degree in Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University. He is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), as well as previously serving on the CIO Leadership Council for the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).

Jason Dean - Controller and Chief Accounting Officer - Covenant Surgical Partners

Jason Dean | Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Dean has a wide-ranging background as a leader of internal audit, consulting and accounting services. Prior to joining Covenant, Jason was with HCA Physician Services for seven years where he served as AVP – Financial Quality Assurance and then Vice President – Financial Services. Jason’s expertise includes internal control, risk assessment, and process improvement. He has also contributed to the business education of graduate and undergraduate students at Lipscomb University as a guest lecturer and former adjunct professor. Mr. Dean is a CPA and has a BA in Management and a Masters of Accountancy from Harding University.

Beth Wampler - VP Human Resources - Covenant Surgical Partners

Beth Wampler | Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Ms. Wampler, SHRM-SCP, joined Covenant in 2013 and has over 20 years of progressive Human Resources experience. Beth has specialized in large multi-site, multi-state companies with her last 15 years focused on healthcare. Ms. Wampler is responsible for the full-cycle Human Resources process at Covenant including culture and social responsibility initiatives. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mark Kelly | Senior Vice President of Eye Care
Mr. Kelly has over 35 years’ experience managing ophthalmology, optometry practices, and ambulatory surgery centers. He developed and was part owner in the first ambulatory surgery center for eyes in PA. By participating in selling majority ownership of an ASC to a national surgery center company, he understands both sides of buying and selling surgery centers and practices.

As CEO of large multi-disciplinary practices ranging up to 25 doctors and 10 offices in PA, OH, and WV, he has obtained and experienced many different types of cultures among physician practices. He enjoys sharing new methods and ideas with team members to provide efficient operations. What he enjoys the most is growing a business organically and via acquisitions. He was an early adopter in the fully integrated eye business with MD’s and OD’s. He believes the collegial working relationship with optometry, whether they work together within the same practice or co-manage patients between MD’s and OD’s, is a synergy that is made for success.

Mark has a BS in Accounting from Bloomsburg University. He is the youngest of nine children. Mark and his wife, Michele, have three boys and recently welcomed their first granddaughter. Family is important to Mark that is why working at Covenant Surgical Partners was the right choice for him.