Edward N. Freeman
Edward N. Freeman, FACMPE is the Executive Director of RVPI/OVPCA. Ed has managed health care organizations for more than twenty years. For ten years he was the administrator of a major gastroenterology practice in Cincinnati. Prior to that, he spent ten years running an orthopedic practice in Northern Kentucky. That position followed three years managing an Ambulatory Care organization, a subsidiary of Good Samaritan Hospital. And, he has previous experience in the marketing services industry, as well. Ed’s professional accomplishments include achieving Board Certification and Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, an affiliation of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Kari Englert is RVPI’s Director of Practice Services. Before joining RVPI, Kari spent six years in pharmaceutical sales, marketing multiple products in a variety of physician settings. Important aspects of her role involved building relationships with physicians and their office staffs, as well as providing value-added services for the benefit of the practices served. Prior to that, Kari worked for five years with a large Independent Physician Association. That experience exposed her to many facets of building community-based physician strength, including payer contracting, quality improvement, and a variety of practice management services.
Ana Moon is River Valley Physicians’ Administrative Assistant. Ana is exceptionally versatile contributing significantly to the efficient operation of the RVPI office. As the first contact of callers to RVPI she provides a warm and courteous greeting and positive customer service. Ana coordinates the arrangements, down to the finer details, of all meetings and functions scheduled from the RVPI offices. Network memos, notices, and announcements typically are emailed, faxed, or posted from Ana’s desk. Initiate your contact with or questions about RVPI through Ana.
Christopher A Cunha, M.D.
In July of 2012 Chris Cunha was appointed by the River Valley Pediatricians Board to serve as the organization's President following the retirement of Paul McEnery our founder and first president. Chris has been a practicing pediatrician for over twenty years. He was the founding member of one of the larger Northern Kentucky pediatric practices, serving as its physician leader for many years. He has served as a Board Member of Ohio Valley Primary Care Associates since 1995 and served as its Chairman from 2007 to 2012. He is a current member of the PHO Board of Trustees where he has served since 1995. Chris has been and remains an active member of both the American Academy of Pediatricians and American Board of Pediatrics.
Paul T McEnery, M.D. - Our Founder
In 1987 one physician felt strongly that the community pediatrician needed to have a stronger voice in maintaining a presence in the future of healthcare in Greater Cincinnati. His vision was to bring primary pediatricians into a collective organization dedicated to their economic well being. The result was the formation of River Valley Pediatricians, Inc. That visionary founding physician is Paul T McEnery, M.D. Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics Education and Training, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. After watching RVPI/OVPCA grow into one of the more successful pediatric MSO/IPA organizations in the country, Paul passed on the mantle of leadership and retired in June 2012.