Michael joined Palladian in June of 2015 as Chief Executive Offer. He has held senior management roles in operations and business development in the healthcare industry with HealthNow, the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield plans in New York State, and with EmblemHealth, one of the state's largest non-profit insurers. He has also held several senior management roles in the financial services industry. He is a graduate of Niagara University with a degree in Management and Labor Relations.
Mark R. Zygaj, Chief Operating Officer
Mark R. Zygaj is an accomplished healthcare executive and operational leader. His experience includes 17 years in healthcare and 26 years operational and managerial contributions to organizational excellence. Mr. Zygaj has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Palladian Health, LLC, since October 2000 playing an integral role in helping develop the organization from an Upstate New York chiropractic network into a full-service musculoskeletal benefits management company.
Prior to his role at Palladian, Mr. Zygaj served in various operational and financial leadership roles both within and outside of the healthcare arena. Mr. Zygaj received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from New York University.
Nicholas J. Aquino, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Aquino joined Palladian in 2001 as a medical director and currently serves as interim chief medical officer. He is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics and is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received a BA in Chemistry and his medical degree. He is a practicing physician and previously served on the medical management board of Community Blue.