Former Evernorth and Express Scripts CEO Tim Wentworth Joins Forge Health as Chairman of the Board

We’ re pleased to announce that accomplished health services executive Tim Wentworth has been appointed to serve as Forge Health’s new Chairman of the Board.

In this role, Mr. Wentworth will provide unmatched insight, expertise, and thought leadership to support the expansion of our market-leading mental health and substance use treatment model, as well as enhance value-based partnerships with payers, health systems, primary care providers, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), government agencies, and employers.

With more than 40 years of leadership and healthcare industry experience, Mr. Wentworth most recently served as CEO of Evernorth, Cigna’s $100B health services organization, where he brought together capabilities including care provision, pharmacy solutions, benefits management, and integrated data and analytics.  Prior to Cigna, he was CEO of Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States, and during his tenure, Express Scripts grew to become a Fortune 100 company with more than $100 billion in revenue, 26,000 employees, and ranked number 66 on Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tim as Chairman of the Board, especially at this critical juncture where we’re executing on our vision of mental health and substance use care at scale,” says Eric Frieman, our co-founder and CEO.  “Tim’s extensive experience and proven track record in leading transformative companies that successfully execute on driving healthcare innovation, combined with his exceptional business acumen, make him the ideal partner to advance the Forge Health mission.  We’re confident that Tim will help solidify our position as the market leader, be instrumental to our success, and serve as the catalyst for new and innovative opportunities that will support our growth and, most importantly, the people we serve.”

“I deeply admire the mission of Forge Health and I am honored and excited to join the Forge Health team,” says Mr. Wentworth.  “The pandemic has further highlighted the significant unmet mental health and substance use needs that exist within our healthcare system, and I believe Forge’s ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to behavioral health care is truly delivering a transformative health care experience.  I’m eager to work with the Forge team at such an important, exciting time in the company’s evolution, as it expands its partnerships and care footprint to serve more patients in more places.”