To improve the lives of our members by delivering access to culturally sensitive healthcare solutions.
Clever Care is committed to the health of our community. A person’s health plays a significant part in their quality of life. We strongly believe that healthcare decisions are very personal and driven by culture and values. That is why we strive to offer health insurance options that are sensitive to the way different communities access care. In addition to comprehensive plan offerings, we provide in-language support services in order to improve access to care and help keep our community healthy.
Clever Care Health Plan's management team has proven track-record in delivering growth and returns in Medicare Advantage.
Dave Firdaus, Founder and CEO
Dave Firdaus is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of Clever Care Health Plan. With over 16 years of health care leadership experience, Dave has been at the helm of major health insurance organizations throughout the country.
Prior to founding Clever Care, Dave served as the CEO of Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Arizona Advantage for five years, where he led revenue growth from $230 million to $660 million. Dave also served as the COO of SCAN Health Plan Arizona and spent time in leadership roles with DaVita, Cigna Health Spring and WellCare.
Dave is a recipient of the Booz Allen Hamilton’s Professional Excellence Award (1997-2004). He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology.
Myong Lee, Founder and COO
Myong Lee is the Chief Operating Officer and one of the founders of Clever Care Health Plan. With 13 years’ experience in health care leadership, Myong has a proven track-record in launching health care organizations. His leadership focus is in building provider relationships and contracting.
Prior to founding Clever Care, Myong was instrumental in building Clover Health’s provider network and overseeing claims operations. He also served as COO of Satellite Healthplan and as CFO/COO at Inspira Health and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at SCAN Health Plan. Myong served in other leadership roles at Agilon Health and WellCare.
Myong earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance from Franklin & Marshall College
Hiep Pham, Founder and CFO
Hiep Pham is the Chief Finance Officer and one of the founders of Clever Care Health Plan. Hiep has extensive experience in health care finance spanning over 14 years, with heavy focus on financial oversight, regulatory compliance and audits, and risk management.
Prior to founding Clever Care, Hiep served as CFO of Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Arizona Advantage, where he successfully reconciled and recouped $15 million of CMS payment errors. Hiep also spent nine years as a Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at SCAN Health Plan and five years as a Finance Manager at Mitsubishi Motors North America.
Hiep earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from California State University at Fullerton.
Trung Nguyen, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Trung Nguyen is the Chief Medical Officer at Clever Care Health Plan. Dr. Nguyen is a renowned Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Southern California. He graduated with honors from David Geffen School Of Medicine at the University Of California, Los Angeles in 1996.
He currently serves as the Chairman of General Surgery Division at St. Bernardine Medical Center. Having more than 24 years of diverse experience, especially in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with many hospitals including Riverside Community Hospital and St. Bernardine Medical Center.
John Wen, CIO
John Wen is the Chief Information Officer at Clever Care Health Plan. John has over 15 years of experience in security and infrastructure networking.
Prior to joining Clever, John was the Chief Information Security Officer for Canary Health.
John earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University California of San Diego.
Cindy Kao, Controller
Cindy Kao is the Controller at Clever Care Health Plan. She has over 30 years of healthcare experience.
Prior to joining Clever Care, Cindy was a Director at SCAN Health Plan responsible for statutory and financial reporting to California DMHC, California DHCS, CMS, and the IRS.
Cindy earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University and her Bachelor of Laws degree from Feng Chia University.
Peter Winston, Vice President of Community and Provider Development
Peter Winston is the Vice President of Community and Provider Development at Clever Care Health Plan. Peter is an accomplished senior healthcare executive with close to 40 years of success in health care. He was a well-known leading healthcare figure in California provider communities. He was listed in ‘Who’s Who in US Executives’ and taught at a number of local community classes.
Prior to joining Clever Care, Peter was the Vice President of Payer Contracting at Agilon Health and Executive Vice President for SynerMed (a $700 million IPA MSO).
Peter earned his Masters of Health Administration degree from Duke University and Bachelor’s degree in Biology from SUNY, NY.
Gloria Long, Vice President of Operations
Gloria Long is the Vice President of Operations at Clever Care Health Plan. She has over 30 years of healthcare operations management experience.
Prior to Clever Care, Gloria served as the COO of Guam Regional Medical City Hospital, CAO of Arizona Priority Care Plus, Vice President at Bravo Health, and Senior Vice President of Bakersfield Family Medical Center.
Gloria earned her Masters of Public Health degree from Yale University and Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from Scripps College.
Czarynn Provines, Director of Product and Marketing
Czarynn Provines is the Director of Product and Marketing at Clever Care Health Plan. Czarynn has over 18 years of experience in national health care marketing and product development with an emphasis in the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement markets.
Prior to joining Clever Care, Czarynn served as a Market Strategy manager at Blue Shield of California. She also held roles in product management and marketing campaign management at Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield of California.
Czarynn earned a Certificate in High Performance Leadership from Cornell University. She earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Law from California State University, Northridge.
Loc Ha, Manager of Sales and Broker Development
Loc Ha is the Manager of Sales and Broker Development at Clever Care Health Plan. With over 14 years of sales and business development experience, Loc has developed substantial expertise in training and managing sales teams. He has been instrumental in setting up a nationwide distribution network for a telecommunications start up, growing the subscriber base to over 300,000. The company was eventually acquired by KDDI, the second largest telecom in Japan.
Loc’s insurance experience comprises property & casualty, life, disability, as well as Medicare. Loc holds a P&C and a Life and Health license in six states. Having worked as a producer himself, Loc understands the needs and concerns of insurance sales agents, and the support that he or she requires to be successful.
Loc earned his degree from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.
We realize the importance of financial stability when entrusting us with your health care.
Rest assured, Clever Care has the financial backing from our investors to meet our obligations to our members.
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Clever Care Health Plan is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.
Clever Care wants to have the most qualified individuals in every job. Clever Care’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, religious creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and Veteran status, national origin, race, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. This policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of the above characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of the above characteristics. All such discrimination is prohibited.