Our Story

We are a healthcare company started by pharmacists, doctors, and technology experts determined to remove the BS in healthcare.

Troy Medicare started in Concord, North Carolina when our founders saw so many people increasingly unable to afford their prescriptions. Big health insurance companies had become more expensive and less transparent in their pricing and benefits.

Seeing this confusion in our own communities, Troy's founders set out to build a health plan option that is obvious, comprehensive and easy to understand for every single member.

Our Team

Flaviu Simihaian

Chief Executive Officer

Flaviu grew up in Concord, NC. He graduated from Cannon School, Davidson College and UNC Charlotte. Previously CEO at iMedicare, he believes in local providers and pharmacists.

Michael Cutroni

Chief Financial Officer

Previously CFO at MDWise, and Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan, Michael is passionate about creating a transparent Medicare Advantage plan.

Elyse Eisenberg

Chief Operating Officer

Previously at Vantage Cancer Care Network, Bravo Health, and AmeriHealth, Elyse brings her depth of experience to each step of the journey of a Troy Medicare member through the healthcare system.

Lateef Jackson

Chief Technology Officer

Lateef has 2 decades of scaling big data systems, most recently for New Relic (NEWR), where he was a leading Software Architect. Lateef is passionate about the potential for AI in health care.

Khurrum Shah, J.D., M.B.A

Chief Compliance Officer

Khurrum has built Compliance Programs and Compliance Departments at several Medicare and Medicaid plans. Additionally, he has successfully navigated numerous health plans through CMS audits.

Josh Young, Pharm D

Pharmacy Officer

Josh is a pharmacy owner in Cabarrus County, NC. He helps thousands of seniors in the county evaluate Medicare plans and saves them thousands of dollars on their prescription medications.

Dr. Bader Almoshelli, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Almoshelli is a leader in value-based post-acute care delivery, with a focus on physiatry. He has been in practice for over 10 years.

Greg Lipson

Market President

Previously at Molina, Cigna, HealthSpring and PacifiCare, Greg brings 30 years of experience including over 20 in health plan management and network development.

Susan Esparza, APRN, FNP-C

VP of Medical Management

Susan was previously with Steward Health Care Network and Optum and brings over 20 years experience in health care.  She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and has a passion for helping members achieve optimal health.

Keith Yon, Pharm D

Pharmacy Director

Keith has a background in primary care as well as independent community pharmacy. He is passionate about improving quality and lowering cost of care through local, interprofessional collaboration.

Amina Abubakar, Pharm D

Clinical Advisor

Amina owns RxClinic pharmacy in Charlotte, NC, was awarded national pharmacist of the year, and is considered one of the most innovative clinical pharmacists in the country.

Joe Moose, Pharm D

Pharmacy Advisor

Joe is a third generation pharmacy owner of Moose Pharmacy in Mount Pleasant (opened in 1882), Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Locust, and Mt. Holly, North Carolina.

Joey Shandley

VP of Finance

Joey was previously VP of Wholesale Banking with Bank of America and is passionate about creating meaningful change in the healthcare industry.

Yurek Calonge, RN

Case Manager/UM

Previously a Utilization Management Compliance Nurse at a Major Medicare Advantage HMO, Yurek is passionate about ensuring that members receive the appropriate care throughout their health care needs.