The business end of health care is complicated.  That's why ClareMedica has brought together a senior management team who are experts in this field.  They support the clinicians who support you when making health care choices. 


Roberto L. Palenzuela, Esq.: Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Roberto has been a senior health care executive for over 25 years and has operated in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer for Community Medical Group; General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., (NYSE:MDF); General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer  for Continucare Corporation (NYSE: CNU); and was a founding director, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for Community Health Plan of the Rockies, Inc.  During his career he has facilitated health care related business transactions totaling over $2 billion, including the sale of MDF to Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM). 

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Dr. Richard J. Cassidy, Chief Medical Officer 

Rich has over 27 years of Florida-based, health care related experience beginning with his time as the assistant emergency department director of Jupiter Medical Center and culminating in his most recent role as lead medical director of WellMed’s east coast operations.  During his extensive career he has held roles of progressively increasing depth and responsibility, occupying senior executive level positions at organizations such as The Prudential Healthcare Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and Tennessee, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Walgreens.  Rich has an undergraduate degree in biology from Wilkes University, earned his M.D. from the Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, completed his internal medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and received his M.B.A. from Barry University in Miami.

Peter Zuckoff, CPA: Chief Financial Officer

Peter brings over 30 years of accounting and finance expertise to bear in the review and upgrade of new-practice-acquisition financial systems. His ability to maintain an orderly accounting integration of these practices will contribute significantly to greater financial efficiencies across our entire enterprise.  Peter began his career in 1987 with Coopers & Lybrand, and in addition to his exemplary work at Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., (NYSE:MDF), continuing on with Humana - post-acquisition, he has held progressively senior-finance-executive roles with organizations such as Sheridan Healthcorp, Suncrest OMNI, Andrx Corporation and MedParnters, Inc.

Matthew Semensohn, MBA: Chief Development Officer, Founding Partner

Matt has over 11 years of health care experience which includes his tenure at EPIC Systems, one the nation’s premier electronic medical records organizations, Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., Humana, and ClearlyDerm.  As our Chief BDO, Matt's primary role is to identify and analyze potential practice acquisitions and then custom design practice integration programs to bring these practices into the ClareMedica system.  If you're considering selling your practice, please contact Matt at:  He will gladly assist you in determining if ClareMedica is the right fit for you. 

Albert Palombo: Chief Marketing Officer, Founding Partner 

Al is a health care executive who specializes in providing strategic, operational, and marketing counsel to organizations involved in the delivery of care to Medicare eligible seniors. As a senior corporate officer, he has occupied positions such as chairman, chief executive officer, as well as senior vice president, at organizations such as Medi-Home, Inc., Metropolitan Health Networks, Humana, and New York City based Cameron Associates.  In addition to being responsible for all of ClareMedica’s organic Medicare member growth initiatives, he is instrumental in areas of capital raising, private equity interactions, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic business planning and execution. He oversees all customer-service related issues and leads the company's co-branding and marketing relationships with all of our health maintenance organization (HMO) plan partners.