Chandra Lingisetty
Dr. Chandra S. Lingisetty, MD, MBA, MHCM, FRSPH
Chief Medical Officer
With more than 15 years of well-rounded healthcare leadership experience as an executive, Dr. Chandra S. Lingisetty serves as Chief Medical Officer at eternalHealth. A member of American College of Health Care Executives, Dr. Lingisetty has a passion for healthcare innovation, transformation, advocacy for equitability, and global access to high-quality healthcare. Prior to joining eternealHealth, Chandra served as Chief Administrative Officer at Baptist Health Physician Partners of Baptist Health System in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he led the state’s largest Clinically Integrated Network with about 2000+ providers. Working with Federal (Medicare/Medicaid), Commercial payers (Private and Managed Medicare/Medicaid), and employers to develop and implement value-based plans, Chandra worked directly with the physicians, managers, and staff in developing data driven strategies in succeeding in value-based plans. His responsibilities included engagement with physicians, empowering them to actively participate in leveraging data to modify practice workflows. Chandra holds Master of Health Care Management from Harvard University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College, New York, and Post Graduate training in General and Orthopedic Surgery and General Medicine at University of Liverpool in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He holds Doctor of Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery: MBBS + Internship in Medicine and Surgical Specialties) from NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Page Last Updated On: September 27, 2022
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Tom Cunniffe

Director of Operations 

Tom Cunniffe comes to eternalHealth with over 20 years of healthcare operations’ experience, having held leadership positions in Call Center, Enrollment, Credentialing, UAT and Reimbursement teams. Tom has worked with Medicaid, Commercial and Medicare lines of business and has consistently built teams who are metrics driven with proven successful outcomes. Making sure our business strives for an efficient, best-in-class customer experience is at the center of Tom’s philosophy.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s in business administration from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Tom Lawless

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Lawless has spent the past 20+ years building, sustaining, and growing new healthcare-related programs that balance fiscal responsibility & prudence with creativity & innovation, focusing on models of care that are novel, person-centered, and improve the social welfare of those who are served. He is very excited to continue doing so in his role as the Chief Financial Officer of eternalHealth.

Tom comes to eternalHealth from a not-for-profit, member-centric, health insurance cooperative. He helped the company continuously strive toward its dual goals of thriving financially, while keeping members at the very epicenter of its mission and service model. While there, Tom also spearheaded the creation of a brand new private, charitable foundation, which will be meaningfully giving back to those in need in the surrounding communities for years to come. Previously, Tom worked in the finance department of a successful hospice that provided high-quality care to persons experiencing their unique and poignant end-of-life journeys, assuring that the appropriate financing was always available. Tom’s career began as a civil servant in the Wisconsin Medicaid program, where he helped to create a program that expanded the institutional entitlement to care into home and community-based settings. Starting with only a blueprint in hand, the program now serves more than 57,000 frail elders and disabled adults and is considered a national model. Growing into a senior leadership role, Tom was a key architect of an innovative financing model, through which the public and private sectors successfully collaborated to better the lives of persons in great need.

Tom holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago, with additional graduate work in economics completed at the University Wisconsin-Madison.

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