About Us

Our Mission

Create a disruptive, next level health ecosystem through innovative solutions and radical transparency.

Our Vision

Engagent Health envisions a health care system that perfectly balances the quality of service offered and the cost of services rendered. Our strategies for sales operational excellence assist in driving these changes over time.

Austin Ifedirah

Founder & Managing Partner

Austin Ifedirah, MBA, DDS, is Founder and Managing Partner at Engagent Health where he leads the day to day management, development and deployment of the company’s capabilities and platform.

Prior to founding Engagent Health, Dr. Ifedirah was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer at Gateway Health Plan® where he was responsible for all organic and expansion growth of the Medicare and Medicaid lives in the plan from less than 300,000 members in Pennsylvania to more than 700,000 members in six states.

Derrick Taveras, MBA

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

As a founding Managing Partner of Engagent Health, Taveras is responsible for the agent sales software platform, bringing more than 20 years of experience developing Risk Adjustment, Quality Programs and Eligibility Solutions on a national scale.

Previously Taveras served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Centauri Health Solutions, Inc.,  and played a pivotal role in the organization’s ability to bridge opportunities that came as a result of the acquisition of Tactical Management. Inc. (TMI), the company Taveras founded. Part of Centauri’s acquisition of TMI included its flagship SaaS platform now labeled, Centauri Advance.

Dalia Abate, MBA

VP Business Development

Dalia Abate, MBA, is VP Business Development with Engagent Health. A pioneer member of the management team she brings to the company over 10 years of experience and contacts in the health plan space.

Ms. Abate has significant experience managing various aspects of plan operations, sales and sales management, claims and member services in large health plans. Her management career includes stops at Highmark Health, Gateway Health and Eon Health. Most recently she was at Eon Health where she was responsible for executing the expansion of their Medicare Advantage plan into fifty-eight counties in two states.

Ms. Abate earned her MBA with a concentration in Health Systems Management from Point Park University and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Service Administration from Slippery Rock University.