MHS Leadership

Kevin O’Toole

MHS President & CEO
Oversees: All health plan administration

Background: O’Toole has been with Centene Corporation since 2012. He served as vice president of health plan operations in St. Louis, Mo., and most recently served as chief operating officer for Absolute TotalCare. Prior to his roles with Centene Corporation, O’Toole most recently served as vice president of operations with Medco in Nashville, TN. O’Toole also held various other leadership roles within the organization; working around the country for Medco and their subsidiaries. O’Toole received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology, Master of Science in Public Health in health administration, and his Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

John Barth

Chief Operating Officer
Oversees: MHS operations for marketing, provider relations, contracting, provider data management, credentialing, member and provider call centers, and claims.

Background: Barth serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Managed Health Services (MHS), a health plan serving over 260,000 Hoosiers. Barth joined MHS from the Center for Health Care Strategies in Princeton, NJ, where he was Senior Program Officer focused on the development and testing of Medicaid models that combined the financing, delivery, and administration of health services. Prior, he was Managed Care Director for the State of Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, where he oversaw programs serving both the TANF and Aged, Blind, and Disabled populations. Barth holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan and serves on the Indianapolis Charter School Board and the Board of Advisors for Indy Reads.

Robert Baker, M.D.

Vice President, Medical Affairs
and practicing pediatrician

Oversees: Quality Improvement, Pharmacy, Grievances & Appeals, Medical Directors and advisors, Clinical and Service QI Committee Chair, and NCQA accreditation and certification.

Background: Dr. Baker joined MHS after serving as chief medical officer at Unison health plans in Greenville, DE, and Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from Margate, NJ, Dr. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree at Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson Medical School. He earned an additional masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. Dr. Baker serves on the board of Fathers and Families.

Bob McDaniel

Vice President, Network Development and Contracting
Oversees: Provider network, provider relations and network development for hospitals, specialists and ancillary care across the Medicaid, Medicare and Exchange marketplace for Indiana. He also oversees health care service analytics assessment and works with medical management related to care coordination, clinical programs and integrated care.

Background: Prior to joining MHS, McDaniel served as Vice President of Anthem Medicaid, and was responsible for operational aspects of risk based arrangements, marketplace strategies and vendor negotiations.McDaniel has also been in leadership roles with Roche Diagnostics as State Government National Account Director; Wellcare Health Plan as Vice President of Operations and Clinical Programs; as well as senior level positions with Anthem BCBS and PacifiCare Health Plans involving Commercial and Government health plan initiatives, reimbursement, and related legislative and regulatory issues.

Geoff Petrie

MHS Vice President, Compliance
Oversees: Compliance with MHS’ state contract and government affairs programs, Chief Compliance Officer.

Background: Prior to working at MHS, Petrie served in several leadership roles for WellCare Health Plans, including senior director of program compliance, leading the company’s compliance oversight, market liaison and analytics programs. He also has unique expertise as a regulator having overseen compliance for all Medicaid managed care plans for the state of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration as well as implementation of new programs and policies. Originally from New York and having lived in Tampa, Fla., Petrie received his Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, and is a dedicated volunteer for Pop Warner, Special Olympics, Metropolitan Ministries and The Family Café.

Patricia Richards

MHS Vice President, Medical Management
Oversees: Utilization Management, Referrals and prior Authorization Call Centers, Disease and Case Management.

Background: Richards has worked in the managed care arena for more than 20 years and has significant experience in medical management and provider relations. Before joining MHS, she was vice president of operations at Indiana Insolvency Inc. in Indianapolis. Prior, she held senior leadership positions in other local managed care companies. Originally from Downers Grove, Ill., Richards earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier University in Chicago. Richards serves on the board of the Indiana Perinatal Network and the State Perinatal Advisory Board.

Jacquelyn Shearer-Adams

Vice President, Operational Services
Oversees: Member & Provider Services Customer Service Call Centers, local Claim Operations, customer communication and educational programs and Web portals functions.

Background: Since joining MHS in 2005, Shearer has held the titles of Manager and Director of Member Services and Provider Services. Previously, she worked as Customer Service Director at Maxicare Indiana, a benefit advocate manager at what’s known today as AmeriChoice (an enrollment broker) and was one of the first Benefit Advocates at the inception of the Hoosier Healthwise program. Originally from Centerville, IN, Shearer earned her Bachelor’s degree at Franklin College.

Eric A. Yancy, M.D.

MHS Chief Medical Officer and practicing pediatrician
Oversees: Assistance with network providers and various MHS committees, with clinical care standards and medical practice policies, and promoting positive MHS relations with the local medical community.

Background: A self-employed, pediatrician for more than 30 years, Dr. Yancy continues to maintain his practice in Indianapolis. Originally from Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Yancy received his Bachelor degree from Southern University at Baton Rouge in Louisiana and his Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University Medical School with residency training at Indiana University Medical Center, Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Yancy was the first African American pediatric resident at Riley hospital, starting in 1976, and is the 2011 recipient of the Creighton University School of Medicine Merit Award. Dr. Yancy serves on the board of Indiana Pediatrics, Inc. and the Joseph Maley Foundation.

Bill Wilson, CPA

MHS Vice President, Field Finance
Oversees: MHS’ Finance & Data & Enrollment Departments.

Background: Wilson joined MHS after serving as the CFO for MindGent Healthcare Services and Clinics, an information technology and healthcare company. Originally from Indianapolis, he graduated from Roncalli High School, and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his Masters from Indiana Wesleyan University.