Quartet Taps Beacon Executive as New COO, Adds More Execs

Quartet Health, a technology solutions provider that services behavioral health companies, has announced multiple new management and C-suite hires, which includes an addition from Beacon Health Options.

Christina Mainelli, a veteran of the health care and insurance industries, has been named Quartet’s new chief operating officer, where she will oversee strategy and operations for the company.

Mainelli arrives at Quartet from Beacon Health Options, where she was the executive vice president and chief growth officer for the managed behavioral health care organization.


At Beacon, Mainelli oversaw the company’s growth and retention efforts, which included the areas of corporate strategy, product development and digital service. Mainelli was also in charge of Beacon’s employer of business and launched Beacon Care Services, which provides clinical services in retail environments of local communities.

Prior to Beacon, Mainelli held vice president roles at the health care organization Anthem (NYSE: ANTM). She has also previously been a senior manager for the accounting firm Accenture.

In addition to her new role with Quartet, Mainelli currently serves as a health care advisor for the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus.


“The pandemic has put a huge strain on the mental health and well-being of millions of Americans,” Mainelli said in a press release announcing her new position at Quartet. “People are looking for support, but access to mental health care has traditionally been limited as the demand for services outpaces supply. This is a defining moment for health care and I’m excited to join the company as it looks to advance its mission to create more access to mental health services for people who need it.”

Based in New York, Quartet creates technological platforms that connect behavioral health providers with users, directing users to appropriate services that allows them to track their behavioral care journey.

Quartet currently has partnerships with health insurance plans and health systems in 32 states. Founded in 2014, Quartet has raised over $160 million in funding from backers including Oak HC/FT, GV (formerly Google Ventures), F-Prime Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, Deerfield Management, Centene Corporation and Echo Health Ventures.

Along with Mainelli, Quartet is adding three other hires to its ranks.

Anay Patel has joined Quartet as its head of corporate development and strategic planning. In his new position, Patel will lead Quartert’s efforts in enterprise strategy and corporate development opportunities, along with overseeing strategic partnerships.

Patel comes to Quartet from the health care solutions platform Accolade (Nasdaq: ACCD), which purchased health care technology company MD Insider in 2019. Patel was MD Insider’s head of revenue and strategy prior to the company’s sale to Accolade.

Quartet is filling two vice president positions alongside the hires of Mainelli and Patel.

Chris Hendry has come aboard Quartet as its new vice president of patient operations. Hendry arrives at Quartet from Aspire Health, a Nashville, Tennessee-based palliative care company, where he was its senior vice president of operations.

Rounding out the new hires is Shannon Jacobs, who is Quartet’s new vice president of market operations. Jacobs has previously been a regional president for Anthem and has prior experience at Aspire Health, where he also held a regional president position as well as senior vice president role.

Hendry will lead Quartet’s efforts to grow its services team, while Jacobs will head a team working closely with health plan partners.

“As we continue to innovate and expand our products and services across the U.S. to help people easily and safely get access to the most appropriate mental health care for their specific needs, we are excited to expand our team with four incredibly talented, qualified, and committed executives,” Quartet Health CEO Puneet Singh said in the press release announcing the new hires. “Together Christina Mainelli, Anay Patel, Chris Hendry, and Shannon Jacobs bring invaluable skills and experiences in their ability to optimize patient experience and deliver value-based care in mental health.”

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