Our Leadership Team

Started by a group of healthcare experts, VyncaCare is led by industry leaders and providers. Our team is passionate about increasing the quality of care for patients while improving access for individuals who need it. 


Ryan Van Wert, MD

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder 

Dr. Van Wert is the co-founder and CEO of VyncaCare. Before VyncaCare, Dr. Van Wert co-founded AWAIR, Inc., a medical device company that is focused on reducing complications for critically ill patients, and in 2015 was acquired by Cook Medical Technologies. He is passionate about improving care delivery at the end of life and the process of value-driven healthcare innovation.

Dr. Van Wert graduated from Queen’s University, Canada, with the University Medal in chemical engineering. He completed medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto and his fellowship at Stanford University. He holds three board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to his role at VyncaCare, he is a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University, where he maintains a small clinical practice.



Angela Poppe Ries, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Angela Poppe Ries combines her expertise in patient care with her knowledge of health care management to lead health care innovation. She can create healthcare solutions that achieve cost efficiencies while maintaining the highest quality standards with her dynamic approaches to population health with provider and payor groups. 

Angela started her career at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System.  There she founded their palliative care program and served as the Chief of Staff of the health system for four years, working with utilization management, provider services, quality and compliance, and numerous multidisciplinary collaborations. In addition, she has been the medical director for Amedisys Hospice and Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. While at each of these organizations, she also partnered with local health systems to reduce readmissions for patients with complex needs. 

Dr. Poppe Ries is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the Duke School of Medicine and completed her residency training. She has a Master of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University and a bachelor's in biochemistry from Dartmouth College. 




Frank Ronchetti

Chief Financial Officer

As VyncaCare's Chief Financial Officer, Frank Ronchetti has over 15 years of healthcare and life sciences experience. Throughout his career, Frank has helped companies backed by venture capital and private equity investors to grow and succeed. His expertise includes providing capital - as a lender, investor, board member, financial intermediary, and a direct contributor to economic and strategic success as a CFO. Frank has worked in multiple industries, including software, manufacturing, and marketing services. Immediately before joining VyncaCare, Frank was the CFO of DispatchHealth, an innovative, hyper-growth healthcare services company delivering high-acuity care in the home. 

Frank has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University and a Master's in Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.



Maggie Baker, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Human Resources

Maggie has 20 years of human resource and leadership experience and has extensive experience leading complex change management initiatives to include culture, engagement, mergers and acquisitions,s HR technology; and has led and built programs to include onboarding, performance management, engagement, and leadership development. Before VyncaCare, she was on the HR leadership team at Olive AI, a healthcare technology company focused on growing and scaling the organization. In addition to her experience at Olive AI, she spent over 17 years at McKesson Corporation in various roles within their technology business.  

As VyncaCare's VP of Human Resources, Maggie is responsible for leading the company's overall people strategy and efforts to attract, develop, retain, and engage talent while fostering an exceptional employee experience and organizational culture. 



Jessica Reid

Vice President, Market Launches and Implementation

Jessica has over 20 years of experience in healthcare operations, with extensive knowledge of post-acute delivery and skilled nursing facilities.  Before VyncaCare, she served as Vice President and General Manager at CareMore Health, responsible for growth, P&L, and general operations of Texas, Arizona, and Nevada. Jessica has broad experience in managing national operations and developing and implementing national care strategies for health systems and physician groups. 

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance from Texas Christian University. 



Lisa Hynes

Vice President, Market Development & Payer Relations

Lisa has spent most of her professional career in managed care and has extensive knowledge of provider relations, contracting, and network management. Before VyncaCare, she held prior roles at Legacy Health Systems and Regence BlueCross/BlueShield of Oregon. Most recently, she worked with Health Net Health Plan of Oregon for 12 years, with her most recent role as Vice President of Provider Network Management. Lisa is a board member of the Oregon Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA).




Nick Bluhm

General Counsel

As VyncaCare’s General Counsel, Nick has nine years of healthcare experience. Nick is responsible for the legal, public policy, and compliance needs of VyncaCare. Previously, Nick served at Remedy Partners (acquired by Signify Health), supporting regulatory affairs, product strategy, and the legal team for a $3 billion value-based contracting portfolio. Before that, he was a Health Insurance Specialist and Litigation Attorney at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and a B.S./M.A. from George Washington University.

Our Board

In addition to VyncaCare CEO Dr. Ryan Van Wert, the VyncaCare board brings a wealth of experience and expertise — and a passion to reshape what healthcare looks like.


Arnie Burchianti, II

Board Chair




Aabed Meer


Rush Bartlett


Joe Mandato


Russell Hirsch


Bradley Sloan

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