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Leadership

Cal INDEX leadership is comprised of experienced healthcare industry veterans reporting to the Board of Directors.

Gerald Peters
General Counsel and Interim Chief Executive Officer

Gerald Peters is a former Chair of Latham's Healthcare Practice. The practice focused on business, transactional and regulatory matters for healthcare clients, including healthcare systems, hospitals, physician groups, payers and ancillary service providers. Jerry serves as outside counsel to healthcare providers and as lead attorney for providers and payers in transactions requiring strategic business planning. His areas of expertise include mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, development of integrated healthcare systems/ACOs, restructurings and spin-offs, medical practice consolidation, physician group formation, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, fraud and abuse, corporate law and tax-exemption law.

Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America have recognized Jerry for his healthcare expertise in California. Nightingale's Healthcare News named him one of the 12 "Outstanding Health Care Transaction Lawyers." He was ranked as one of America's top 10 healthcare lawyers in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers, listed as one of the Top Attorneys in Northern California by San Francisco Magazine and American Registry and inducted into the American Health Lawyers Association’s inaugural class of Fellows (a founding member).

Jerry has published three books on healthcare business transactions and co-authored four others on various healthcare topics. He has published numerous articles on healthcare legal and business issues and has been a frequent speaker in the U.S. for more than 20 years. He served as an adjunct professor of Healthcare Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

He is currently chairman of the board at Huckleberry Youth Programs and a director at Hospice by the Bay. He is a former board member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He obtained his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1982 and has been a member of the California Bar Association since 1982.

LeClaire Greg

Greg LeClaire
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Greg LeClaire has extensive experience in finance and accounting and has served as chief financial officer for a number of different start-up and publicly traded healthcare, technology and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Cal INDEX, Greg served as chief financial officer for three companies within Aetna Inc.’s Healthagen division, including Medicity, Inc., a provider of health information exchange and technology enablement solutions; HDMS, Inc. a provider of analytical healthcare reporting tools and Population Health IT, a centralized Healthagen software development organization. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer for ClearOne Communications, Inc., a communications solutions company and for Utah Medical Products, Inc., a specialty medical device manufacturer. He also has consulted for and served as chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration for a number of early-stage startup companies.

Greg holds a master’s degree in management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah.