Today, we’re proud to announce Jodi Hubler has joined our mission to help people access and afford healthcare as our first and only independent director. Jodi joins Paytient’s board at an inflection point in our mission, following our $33M Series B funding round, as we look to scale our product and partnerships, bringing Paytient’s Health Payment Accounts (HPAs) to help more Americans access and afford care.
In 2022, Paytient expanded its partnerships with carriers like Centene and Cigna, while bringing on employer clients including R.R. Donnelley, Commerce Bank, and EquipmentShare. With 20 years of experience on the buy and sell side of health benefits, Jodi will bring her significant experience in helping innovative healthcare financing solutions scale to help guide and catalyze Paytient’s growth trajectory.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jodi Hubler to our board,” said Paytient Co-founder and CEO, Brian Whorley. “This position has been open since Paytient’s early funding rounds, as we sought the right fit, and Jodi brings not only a depth of industry experience but also a track record of innovation in healthcare payments and a shared passion for our mission to help Americans better access and afford care.”
“I am honored to be appointed to Paytient’s board of directors and energized by the prospect of working with the Paytient team to empower more Americans to more affordably access the care they need,” said Jodi Hubler. “Paytient’s work builds toward the same north star I have pursued throughout my career—a day when employers and providers can make quality health care available to American families without financial harm.”
As Paytient looks to evolve its innovative Health Payment Account product offering, Jodi will bring to bear her experience on both the buy side and the sell side of benefits, as an operational leader, an investor, and more recently as an award winning director. She has led teams focused on redesigning how health plans work by removing deductibles, offering clear costs before treatment, and lowering healthcare expenses for employers and employees, so she is familiar with the challenges innovators face in the employee benefits market.
Leveraging a diverse portfolio of over 20+ board appointments, Ms. Hubler currently serves as an Independent Board Director for several privately held, non-profit and investment advisory companies. Ms. Hubler brings a unique combination of expertise having most recently served as CEO and Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures Fund I and II, a venture capital firm investing $385M in the health service ecosystem. The portfolio companies were acquired by some of the largest healthcare sector leaders generating billions in enterprise value and differentiated returns. She previously held executive positions in both public and private companies from startups to multi-billion-dollar corporations, including Alcoa Rigid Packaging Division, Bind Benefits Inc., Cargill, Inc. and Definity Health. She was recently recognized for her work as part of the Outstanding Directors Awards.