Andrew Hardesty (l) and Angela North.

ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, a leading provider of clinically integrated eyecare, has announced new appointments to its executive leadership team, with the goal of adding strengthened and integrated capabilities that build on the company’s commitment to clinical leadership, organic growth and superior patient outcomes. Among the team appointments, Andrew Hardesty has been promoted to the new role of chief program officer, effective immediately, the company said. In this role, he will oversee and lead development, implementation and management of organizational transformation and effectiveness programs, acquisition integration and the project management office. He most recently was senior vice president of transformation and integration.

In addition, Angela North has been named to the new role of chief administrative officer, according to the company, effective July 1. She will serve as a key delegate to executive leadership and across optometry and ophthalmology divisions and support center functions, facilitating decision-making, stakeholder management and strategic initiatives in support of business objectives, as well as leading strategic projects and serving as an ambassador to the board of directors. North brings nearly 30 years of experience in health care, across roles of increasing responsibility at Kindred Healthcare, now part of ScionHealth. Joel Day, chief financial officer, has expanded responsibilities over the information technology function, with Jason Chaffin, chief technology officer, reporting to him, the company announced.


“As EyeCare Partners moves into its next stage of growth, these changes strengthen our ability to maintain momentum, champion our values and advance the organization, elevating eyecare and supporting our team members,” said Chris Throckmorton, chief executive officer. “We welcome these updates to our executive leadership as we continue to innovate and deliver exceptional value to our patients and partners.”

EyeCare Partners’ network of more than 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists includes 700 ECP-affiliated practice locations that provide services that span the eyecare continuum in 18 states and 30 markets.