Somatus Expands Executive Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

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Jon Kunkle, former Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic, joins the Somatus Executive Leadership Team.

Jon Kunkle joins Somatus as Chief Financial Officer.

Jon Kunkle joins Somatus as Chief Financial Officer.

“Somatus has been a pioneer in the industry’s transition to value by putting patients first and demonstrating that this approach delivers real outcomes and real change. I am excited to join the team and support their quest to revolutionize kidney care.” - Jon Kunkle

Somatus, the market leader in the provision of value-based kidney services to health plans, health systems, and nephrology and primary care groups, today announced the appointment of Jon Kunkle as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Kunkle, a leader in health care finance, will oversee all finance functions and offer strategic counsel as Somatus continues to establish innovative risk-based partnerships across the country.

“Since our inception, our mission has been clear: we aim to be the world’s best provider of integrated care for patients with or at-risk of developing kidney disease,” said Somatus Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ikenna Okezie. “In order to continue to achieve our mission, we need the most talented and passionate individuals in the industry. Jon exemplifies these traits and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Kunkle brings more than 15 years of experience to the Somatus team. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic, where he oversaw more than $4 billion in operating revenue for the 750,000 member integrated health plan. Prior to that, he held executive leadership positions at Aetna and Coventry Health Care. Kunkle brings a proven track record of leading financial departments at high-growth health care companies and a deep understanding of the managed care landscape to Somatus. This experience will be critical to the company’s continued growth through the establishment of outcomes-based partnerships with leading health plans, health systems, and provider groups.

“Changing the status quo in kidney care requires aligned partnerships that are designed to treat the whole patient, not just the disease,” said Kunkle. “Somatus has been a pioneer in the industry’s transition to value by putting patients first and demonstrating that this approach delivers real outcomes and real change. I am excited to join the team and support their quest to revolutionize kidney care.”

About Somatus
Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus' vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, and founded by a team of world-class healthcare operators, successful entrepreneurs, and leading clinicians treating kidney disease. For more information, please visit https://www.somatus.com.

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