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EyeCare Partners Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Appointments

EyeCare Partners Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Appointments

Changes Bring Expanded Capabilities that Underscore Company’s Aims to Enhance Vision and Advance Eye Care

ST. LOUIS – June 13, 2024 – EyeCare Partners, the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care, announced today new additions, bolstering its executive leadership team by adding strengthened and integrated capabilities that build on the company’s commitment to clinical leadership, organic growth and superior patient outcomes.

“As EyeCare Partners moves into its next stage of growth, these changes strengthen our ability to maintain momentum, champion our values and advance the organization, elevating eye care and supporting our team members,” said Chris Throckmorton, Chief Executive Officer. “We welcome these updates to our executive leadership as we continue to innovate and deliver exceptional value to our patients and partners.”

Appointments and changes are:

  • Andrew Hardesty has been promoted to the new role of Chief Program Officer, effective immediately. This role oversees and leads development, implementation and management of organizational transformation and effectiveness programs, acquisition integration and the Project Management Office, which ensures the successful execution of the strategic plans and subsequent value creation within EyeCare Partners. He most recently was Senior Vice President of Transformation and Integration.
  • Angela North has been named to the new role of Chief Administrative Officer, effective July 1. She will serve as a key delegate to executive leadership and across Optometry and Ophthalmology divisions and Support Center functions, facilitating decision-making, stakeholder management and strategic initiatives in support of business objectives, as well as leading strategic projects and serving as an ambassador to the Board of Directors.
  • Chief Financial Officer Joel Day has expanded responsibilities over the Information Technology function, with Jason Chaffin, Chief Technology Officer, reporting to him. This move to bring IT within the Finance organization is a strategic business decision supported by EyeCare Partners’ goals for strategic integration, budget and cost management, a focus on return on investment and metrics, and enhanced prioritization.
Andrew Hardesty

Andrew Hardesty

Hardesty has led recent transformation, enterprise value creation, and program management initiatives for EyeCare Partners, in addition to overseeing integration efforts as the company has acquired and expanded its Optometry and Ophthalmology operations. Before joining EyeCare Partners in 2020, Hardesty moved through progressively more challenging operational roles at Express Scripts, now part of Cigna Healthcare, where he was the Vice President of Home Delivery Operations, leading shared services. Before that, he worked at Maritz Inc., across software engineering, marketing, corporate development and operations as part of his more than 25 years of experience.

Angela North

Angela North

North brings nearly 30 years of experience in health care, across roles of increasing responsibility at Kindred Healthcare, now part of ScionHealth. Most recently, she was Vice President Enterprise Consulting, Strategic Programs, and prior to that held roles across enterprise program management, finance, clinical operations and information technology. ScionHealth operates 79 hospital campuses in 25 states, including the Kindred network of 61 long-term acute care hospitals. She has led closing, integration and change management across multiple transactions, in addition to driving multiple enterprise-wide value creation initiatives in addition to successful delivery of numerous, complex transformational enterprise-wide initiatives.

About EyeCare Partners

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in

St. Louis, Missouri, over 700 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide services that span the
eye care continuum in 18 states and 30 markets. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Media Contact:            

Rhonda Sciarra
Senior Director, Corporate Communications, EyeCare Partners