Management Team

David Schlanger
Chief Executive Officer
David brings over 25 years of healthcare and executive management experience to the company. He strives to make Progyny the industry leader in comprehensive and inclusive fertility and family building benefits – so everyone can experience a healthy, timely and supported journey to parenthood. Prior to joining Progyny, David was the CEO of WebMD, where he led the company to record levels of revenue and profitability.
Peter Anevski
President and COO
Pete brings his extensive experience in building and implementing models that lead to operational efficiency and revenue growth to Progyny. Pete is responsible for managing the company’s financial actions, building its premier provider network, and optimizing operations. Prior to joining Progyny, Pete was the CFO at WebMD where he played an integral role in the company’s improved financial performance.
Mark Livingston
Chief Financial Officer
Mark is a seasoned finance executive with demonstrated success transitioning entrepreneurial businesses to high growth corporate entities. Prior to joining Progyny, Mark was the Integration Management Officer at Scripps Networks driving its merger with Discovery Communications. He also served as SVP Finance and CFO International at Scripps, and in senior finance roles at Emerson Reid, Emdeon and Hess.
Michael Sturmer
EVP, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer
Michael brings to Progyny two decades of operations, sales and strategic experience within multiple facets of the healthcare industry. Michael was most recently SVP Health Services at Livongo where he led the development and growth of their health services business, a key part of Livongo’s exponential growth from pre-IPO to their acquisition by Teladoc for over $18.5 billion. Michael has also held senior leadership positions at Cigna including Chief Operating Officer for the New York/New Jersey Health Plan as well as roles in Consumer Health Engagement, Analytics, Technology, and National Accounts.
Risa Fisher
EVP, Marketing and Communications
Risa brings her results-oriented approach to lead all brand, marketing and communications activities at Progyny. Risa has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a focus on communications, investor relations and business development. Prior to joining Progyny, she was Vice President of Investor Relations at WebMD.
Jennifer Bealer
EVP, General Counsel
Jen is responsible for all day-to-day legal operations at Progyny, including corporate governance, compliance, client contracting, partnerships, labor and employment, intellectual property, data privacy, and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Progyny, Jen spent 7 years at Ropes & Gray’s nationally ranked health practice where she gained extensive expertise in providing health care clients with strategic, regulatory, compliance, and transaction advice.  Jen also leads Progyny’s Allies Group, working alongside the company’s Social Justice Committee to create an inclusive environment that advances actionable change in the pursuit of diversity, equity and social justice, and was named by the New York Law Journal to its prestigious 2020 Trailblazers list.
Cassandra Pratt
SVP, People
Cass brings her expertise in leading human resources, talent acquisition, learning and development and employee experience at growth stage companies to Progyny. Prior to joining Progyny, Cass was Director of Talent at SignPost and TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels.
Alan Copperman, MD
Medical Director
As an experienced and respected clinician, Dr. Copperman has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on reproductive medicine, and has co-authored hundreds of scientific abstracts on infertility, in vitro fertilization, egg freezing, ovum donation and genetics. Dr. Copperman has been named to New York magazine’s list of Best Doctors sixteen years in a row, and Castle Connolly and SuperDocs have annually recognized Dr. Copperman as one of the top fertility doctors.