James Lydiard serves as an Advisor at ATI Advisory, supporting clients in developing healthcare partnerships that advance wellness for senior living residents and community-dwelling frail older adults. James also serves as Vice President at Strive Health, a built-for-purpose platform offering a turn-key, value-based CKD & ESRD solution for payors.
Prior to joining Strive Health, James was a Staff Vice President at CareMore Health, an integrated health care delivery company and subsidiary of Anthem, serving over 200,000 members across 26 states. At CareMore, James led the national business division responsible for bringing CareMore’s care delivery model into senior living communities. The CareMore “Touch” Program provides benefits and care delivery to nearly 7000 members in 1200 senior living communities. In this role, James’ accountabilities included P&L oversight, network strategy and development, product design, and analytics & reporting.
From 2007-2010, James worked at United Healthcare, within the Evercare umbrella of products and services. As a Director of Business Development, James oversaw a sales and marketing team in 4 states for the western region. James earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from The University of Arizona and is a Heath Care Innovation Program Graduate from University of Pennsylvania.
James is a routine contributor to various industry forums, such as National Investment Center (NIC) and American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses (AAPACN). His innovative work aligning Senor Housing and Healthcare has been documented by ATI Advisory, McKnight’s Senior Living, and Senior Housing News, and Harvard Business Review.