Ben R. Leedle, Jr., is a transformative business leader who envisions and creates world-class companies. He has spent his career building and delivering value-based businesses established and grown on the fundamental proposition that healthier people cost less and perform better. He is broadly recognized as the visionary and driving force behind transforming Healthways, Inc. from a small company focused on diabetes treatment to the number one independent population health management and well-being improvement company in the world. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Leedle co-founded both the Blue Zones Project and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
He is also actively engaged as strategic advisor/chairman and/or board director/investor for several companies including BeHealth Solutions, a digital therapeutics company; Equality Health, a health plan and care system for disparate populations; Health Velocity Capital, a health technology and services innovation partner to entrepreneurs and investors; Synchronous Health, an Artificial Intelligence + clinician service model for addressing the top 10 behavioral health diagnoses; and Diversicare (NASDAQ: DVCR), a large provider of long-term care services.
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