Forefront Telecare management team

Management Team

Joe Degati

Chief Information Officer

Joe leads our Nashville, TN office and is responsible for the strategic technology direction of the company, including product management/development, data, infrastructure, and information security.

Joan A. Kavuru, Esq., CHC

Vice president of Legal and Compliance

Joan oversees Forefront’s Ethics and Compliance Program. She manages all regulatory, legal and compliance regulatory issues and serves as Forefront’s Privacy Officer.

Phil Knudsen

President and Co-Founder

Phil co-founded Forefront Telecare and its predecessor companies Forefront Behavioral Telecare, LLC and AgeServe Communications, LLC.

Gil Kochman

Chief financial officer

With 25 years in healthcare technology, finance and operations, Gil is responsible for leading all finance, revenue cycle, legal, compliance and admin functions.

Chris Lukasiak

Chief Revenue Officer

With 25 years in healthcare Chris leads our commercial efforts responsible for sales, marketing, delivery and client support operations.

Abhi Pardeshi

Senior Vice President, Operations

Abhi is responsible for revenue delivery, clinical quality, and customer satisfaction. He co-leads our Nashville, TN office and also oversees our Irvine, CA office.

Linda Pauley

Vice President of Implementation

Linda is responsible for the teams supporting our clients through implementation and delivery of care in hospitals and long term care.

Rob Rebak

Chief Executive Officer

A 25-year healthcare veteran, Rob is a mission-driven leader responsible for Forefront Telecare’s vision, growth and value creation.

Andrew Rosenzweig, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

Andrew is a board-certified adult psychiatrist and a board-certified, fellowship-trained geriatric psychiatrist.

James Rush, MD

Medical Director

James has led our provider teams in dozens of hospitals and is a board-certified adult psychiatrist, Clinical Staff for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.