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David has 40 years of experience in the leadership and management of risk bearing organizations, provider-sponsored health plans, at risk IPA’s, ACO’s and clinically integrated networks.


David has worked effectively with physician leaders, physician groups and health systems to align objectives and incentives to enhance performance and to accomplish needed transformation.


David’s particular expertise is the assessment of risk relative to creating the right economic alignment among providers and the management of that risk to create both the right financial outcomes as well as to transform.


Four times in his career, David has joined struggling health plans as their CEO leader, with the urgent, crisis necessitated charter to turn around the plan financially and operationally. Each time, he has succeeded in the turnaround effort, markedly improving the quality of the people, creating a strong performance culture and returning dividends to the provider sponsor.


David, in the course of his turnaround work, has actively and effectively engaged health system CEO’s and CFO’s to discuss why and how the health plan fits with the health system’s strategy and priorities, thus leading to critical decisions related to holding vs. divesting the assets, regardless of its improved financial performance. He has then assisted them in the disposition of assets when they determined that ownership, did not fit their strategic profile.

Value-based contracting



David has consulted with the following clients:


  • Advent Health

  • Medical Life Holdings

  • Florida Health Choice

  • ConnectiCare

  • AT & T

  • Tenneco

  • ARAMark

  • Continental Airlines



David co-authored a book – “Physician empowerment through Capitation” Aspen, 2000 and has published articles on contracting, negotiations, quality of care and medical education.


David has, over his career served on a variety of Boards, bringing his strategic and financial acumen to a variety of organizations, forging effective relationships with physicians, attorneys, executives and community representatives.

I. David Kibbe, MBA

Professional History

Senior Vice President, Network Development & Contracting, Cone Health

Corporate Vice President, Acute Care Universal Health Services

CEO, New West Health Services

CEO, IBA Health Plans and PHP, SE Michigan

CEO, Florida Health Choice

Senior Vice President, Managed Care Inova Health System

Regional VP & CEO, Pacificare Health Systems (FL and OK)

Towers Perrin, Senior Consultant


MBA, Health Care, The Wharton School, U. of PA, Philadelphia

BS, Accounting and Labor Relations, Drexel U. Philadelphia


Board Leadership

Chair, HealthTeam Advantage

Vice Chair, AuthoraCare

Chair, Health Services for Children (HSC) Foundation

Triad Healthcare Network, Operating Committee

Professional Activities


Conference panelist and speaker

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