Dr. David Chess is a geriatrician, internist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in working to improve care for patients. He has focused his career on understanding the necessary elements required to meaningfully engage with patients and improve their quality of life through better system designs.
David’s business creations include Clinically Home, a home hospital company, that was sold to Amedisys in 2011 and Enhanced Care Initiatives (now Complex Care Solutions), a community-based high-risk care management company, where as CEO, David grew revenue to $32MM over a four-year period.
Additionally, David founded PriMed, a multi-specialty physician group with over 120 medical providers, which was recently sold to Yale Health Systems, and Paragon Clinical, a medical management company specializing in facility-based geriatric care.
David also founded two non-profit entities. Project Patient Care helps make medical care safer and enhances the voice of the patient by working closely with CMS and other large hospital systems. Beacon Initiative creates tools and educational systems that identify and minimize the language of manipulation and hate.
David is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and did his post-graduate training at Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He lives in Stratford, CT, with his wife and five children.
Evan Rakowski is a passionate entrepreneur who has spent the last 15 years developing, launching, and scaling new business ventures. He has led diverse teams in health care, energy and technology in the U.S., Europe, and Africa and specializes in operationalizing complex strategies.
Prior to TripleCare, Evan was on the founding team of Clinically Home, a hospital-at-home model piloted with Advocate Health Care in Illinois. He served as Director of Operations for a successful pilot that cut patient hospital readmission rates in half and raised $10MM in growth capital.
Prior to Clinically Home, Evan managed operations for the portfolio companies of Intersection, LLC, a CT-based business incubator. While at Intersection, Evan helped lead multiple companies from conception through funding, including a correctional healthcare strategy with the largest private prison company in the U.S. and a sustainable biodiesel company based in Uganda.
Prior to Intersection, Evan worked as a corporate strategy and communications consultant for companies developing new products and lines of business. His work generated millions of impressions for clients including ADP, Burger King, Sony, Pitney Bowes, Atos Origin, and LucasArts.
Evan began his career as a research analyst in GE Capital’s Commercial Finance division, where he modeled mid-market loan returns to predict attractive future investment sectors.
Board of Directors
Chairwoman & Director
Diane Daych has over 25 years of investing, advisory and operating experience, with 20 years focused on the healthcare services industry. She joined Apple Tree Partners in 2013 to lead their healthcare services investing. From 2010 to 2012, she was a Managing Director and Co-Head, Private Equity of the Marwood Group.
Since 2000, Diane has also been a partner and principal at CCP Equity Partners, where she invested in growth companies that offer specialized solutions for the financing, management, and delivery of health care in industries such as managed care, disease and care management, outpatient services, and IT.
Prior to joining CCP in 2000, she held a senior development role at Mariner Health, a post-acute care company, where she worked with operating management to develop the strategies and structures for physician practice management acquisitions and joint ventures. Prior to Mariner, Diane held senior operating roles at Medical Care America (MCA), one of the largest operators of free standing ambulatory surgery centers at that time.
In addition to TripleCare, Diane currently sits on the Boards of Directors of CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers, Prism Education Group, the Tuck School’s MBA Advisory Board, The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA), and the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE).
Diane was previously on the Board of Directors of Cogent Healthcare, Relay Health, Zoologic, and an observer for Evolution Benefits and Vantage Oncology. She is a past president of the Hartford Chapter of the Connecticut Venture Group and sat on its statewide board for several years. She received an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University.