Christiane Crawford 
Senior Investment Manager, Relevance Ventures

Christiane Crawford is a Senior Investment Manager at Relevance Ventures and the Chairperson of the QLER Board. She has an extensive background in growth company leadership as the former CEO at Schoolwires and other executive roles along the way.

Jack L. Cox, MD, MMM
President, JL Cox Associates

Dr. Jack Cox is a seasoned senior physician executive, author, and national speaker with over 25 years’ experience across a broad field of health care environments including both regional and national senior executive and board positions.

Jeff Ward
Partner & Co-Founder, MedEquity Capital

Jeff Ward is an experienced healthcare investor and operator with over 25 years of experience in the sector. Jeff is a founding partner of MedEquity Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm, and has led two of the firm’s companies as chief executive officer.

Apeksha Desai, MD, MBA
Medical Director Primary Care, Optum NV

Dr. Apeksha Desai is an executive physician leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and over 13 years of experience in hospital operations, retail healthcare, population health, value-based care, and healthcare consulting.

Tom Wertheimer, MD, MBA, CHCQM
Hospitalist, UMPA

Dr. Tom Wertheimer is an ABIM certified Hospitalist, UMPA and revenue recovery consultant with over 20 years in the field.