Sr. VP Development & President of Plan Operations
David “Deke” Ellwanger has experience in heavy manufacturing and trucking, but has spent the last 31 years in the healthcare industry. He most recently was the President of Hospital Systems and Physicians for Healthways, the country’s largest population health management company. Deke was also President of HealthSpring, COO for Windsor Health Plans, and a Regional Vice President for Aetna’s second largest market. He built or acquired over 15 HMOs for Aetna.
In addition, he has operated physician practices as well as working in the hospital setting. Deke was part of three separate executive teams successfully taking three companies public.