AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--agilon health, inc. (NYSE: AGL), the trusted partner empowering physicians to transform health care in our communities, announced the appointment of Denise Zamore as the company’s first Chief Legal Officer and Secretary to the agilon health Board of Directors effective August 1, 2022. Zamore will become a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to Steve Sell, CEO, and will lead the company’s legal function.
“By creating a chief legal officer position on our executive leadership team, we are taking a significant step to support our continued, rapid growth as an organization,” said Steve Sell, CEO, agilon health. “Denise brings a depth and breadth of legal expertise from the healthcare industry including the provider and health plan sectors, which will help agilon health further our vision to transform health care at the community level with our physician partners.”
Zamore has more than 15 years of legal experience in the healthcare industry. She joins agilon from Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, where she served as Deputy General Counsel leading a team supporting healthcare provider partners and executives on a broad array of areas including critical strategy development, state regulation of risk-bearing entities, compliance with corporate practice of medicine, privacy and employment law. Previously, at United Healthcare, Zamore oversaw significant coordination and management of legal, regulatory and compliance matters related to all lines of health insurance business, including claims reimbursement, contract disputes, Medicare, Medicaid, member privacy and provider disputes.
Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Zamore completed a two-year federal clerkship and practiced complex commercial litigation at large multinational law firms. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. in government from Georgetown University.
Zamore is an avid diversity, equity and inclusion proponent and is committed to community service. She serves on the boards of the Hartford Promise Scholars program, the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and American Arbitration Association Healthcare Advisory and ICDR Councils. She has received numerous awards and distinctions for her commitment to diversity, community service, and the practice of law.
“I am thrilled to join agilon and support the company as it continues to expand its reach in communities across the U.S. by empowering primary care physicians to focus on the value of care for their senior patients,” Zamore said.
About agilon health
agilon health is the trusted partner empowering physicians to transform health care in our communities. Through our partnerships and purpose-built platform, agilon is accelerating at scale how physician groups transition to a value-based Total Care Model for senior patients. agilon provides the technology, people, capital, and process and access to a peer network that allow physician groups to maintain their independence and focus on the total health of their most vulnerable patients. Together, agilon and its physician partners are creating the healthcare system we need – one built on the value of care, not the volume of fees. The result: healthier communities and empowered doctors. agilon is the trusted partner in 17 diverse communities and is here to help more of our nation's best physician groups and health systems have a sustained, thriving future. For more information go to www.agilonhealth.com and connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.