David's Biography

David H. Klein is a corporate director and advisor with deep experience and expertise in health care delivery and payment. His directorship and advisory experiences include early, growth and mature stage public, private and not-for-profit-companies.

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His prior professional experiences include serving as a CEO of a holding company that operated health insurance plans, a medical group, home care agency and hospice.  

Currently, he serves as:

  • Director and immediate past chair of the not-for-profit, publicly funded New York eHealth Collaborative which operates New York State’s health information exchange which manages the statewide interoperability of electronic medical records
  • Director of the not-for-profit Massachusetts based Commonwealth Care Alliance health plan which finances and delivers care to high-need high-cost patients covered dually with Medicare and Medicaid
  • Community member of the Lee Health finance and investment committee special advisor to the CEO of the University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center, a professor of public health sciences in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry and an executive professor of healthcare management in the UR Simon Business School.

Mr. Klein is also:

  • director of Landmark Health which creates and manages in 23 markets home visiting multi-disciplinary medical groups to care for complex, chronically ill patients
  • director of Avalon Healthcare Solutions, a laboratory benefit management company
  • lead director of Cogito, an Ai enabled call center management software company
  • lead director of NextHealth Technologies, a healthcare cost containment optimization company
  • director of CTG, an information technology services and solutions company traded on NASDAQ
  • director of Transparent Health Marketplace, a startup provider network management company using online auction to secure spot pricing to create value

And, he further devotes his time as:

  • A member of the Distinguished Executives Council of the Cressey & Company private equity fund
  • An advisor to Health Catalyst Capital Management venture fund
  • An advisor to Triple Tree Capital Partners venture fund

David was the chief executive officer of The Lifetime Healthcare Companies (Lifetime) and its subsidiaries headquartered in Rochester, NY. Lifetime was a $6 billion diversified healthcare company with health insurance and health care delivery operations. It was comprised of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Univera Healthcare, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Lifetime Care (home care agency and hospice), EBS-RMSCO Benefit Solutions (benefits consulting firm and third-party administrator) and MedAmerica (long term care insurance company). David had been a senior executive with Lifetime and its predecessor companies since 1986 and served as its CEO from 2003 through 2012.

He previously was an executive with the national BlueCross BlueShield Association and Health Care Services Corporation.

He served as a director of the national BlueCross BlueShield Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He was chair of the Blue Caucus which represented the interests of not-for-profit BlueCross BlueShield plans.

He previously served as a board leader of the Business Council of New York State, Rochester Business Alliance, Greater Rochester Enterprise and Rochester Downtown Development Corporation. He served as president of the University of Chicago Health Administration Alumni Association.

He was president of the local Boy Scout Council and director of Northeast Region, Boy Scouts of America. He is a Boy Scouts’ Distinguished Eagle Scout and the recipient of their Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards. He chaired United Way of Greater Rochester and is recipient of their (highest volunteer honor) Tocqueville Award. He also chaired an American Cancer Society Capital Campaign to establish a new Rochester Hope Lodge and received their Champion of Hope Award.

The Lifetime Healthcare Companies recognized David’s commitment to caregiver wellbeing by naming its support program the David H. Klein Center for Compassion and Healing.

David received his Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He was raised in Albany, NY.

He has lived in Bonita Springs since 2005. He is married to the former Dawn Palazzo and has two sons, Randy and Alexander; a stepdaughter, Courtney Bailey; and three grandchildren. His hobbies include golf, photography and travel.

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