Dr. Rick Newell is Chief Transformation Officer for CEP America where he is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution that enhance and transform enterprise-wide healthcare delivery. Rick oversees innovation, acute psychiatry, neurology, telehealth, client alignment strategies, and complex care management. Rick is a physician executive who is board certified in Clinical Informatics and Emergency Medicine. He obtained his Masters of Public Health in Healthcare Management from Harvard University and completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. He co-founded a free health clinic which serves the impoverished communities of Buffalo’s Eastside. He was recognized for his work with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.