Sr. Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer
Deven Parlikar is the Sr. Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer for Invoke360 - a health services advisory company that specializes in working with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), FQHC look-alikes, tribal health centers (PL 93-638 Title Contracts and Title V Compacts) and other community-based health systems to achieve organizational efficiency and maximize revenue while maintaining a high quality of care for its clients' patients and constituents.
Mr. Parlikar has a bachelor's degree in economics from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining Invoke360, Mr. Parlikar was the founding President/CEO of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation in San Carlos, AZ; President/CEO for Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska; and Principal Consultant with M3D Advisors, Inc., a management consulting firm focusing on helping clients create performance efficiencies and improve their throughput to optimize profits and streamline business processes. The firm's clients included both for-profit and not-for-profit life sciences companies looking to expand their market share within the US and overseas, particularly in the Middle East and India.
Mr. Parlikar's work history includes working at the Council of Community Clinics in San Diego, CA, as a member of their board of directors, and with the Native American Indian Health Council of San Diego as their President and Executive Director. During his tenure with the Indian Health Council, Inc., Mr. Parlikar was asked to testify before the US Congress, through the Council on Minority Health, and was appointed to various national committees to provide feedback and support to improve funding for healthcare for vulnerable minority populations, including Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Mr. Parlikar was also appointed to the UN Council on Human Rights and was part of the planning committee for the UN Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance held in Durban, South Africa in September 2001. In 2005, Indian Health Service awarded Mr. Parlikar the CEO of the Year award for managerial excellence for his ability to create efficiencies and synergies using public-private partnerships in healthcare.
Mr. Parlikar's other professional experience includes working with and directing the program management of public health programs funded by the Public Health Foundation Enterprises in Eastern Europe, South Africa, and South Asia.
Mr. Parlikar currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Asia Pacific Tobacco Prevention Initiative. His passion continues to be to work with communities dealing with severe health disparities and being able to create a robust health system that not only allows for the provision of high quality, cost effective healthcare, but also improves health outcomes of its stakeholders by promoting prevention-based programs and services.