Spire Orthopedic Partners Names JoAnna Nicholson Chief Legal Officer

September 5, 2023

STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 5, 2023) – Spire Orthopedic Partners (Spire), the nation’s premier management services organization supporting market-leading orthopedic surgeons, has announced JoAnna Nicholson as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer. Nicholson will lead strategic legal operations in support of Spire’s existing business as well as its ongoing expansion.

“JoAnna is an accomplished attorney with demonstrated success in providing strategic legal advice to organizations in the healthcare industry. Her experience navigating complex legal matters across a broad range of disciplines unique to our growing business will be key to Spire’s success going forward. She will be a strong addition to our senior leadership team,” said Christopher Fusco, CEO of Spire.

In her previous role, Nicholson served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single-specialty anesthesia services provider in the U.S., where she led and managed a range of legal matters including commercial transactions, healthcare regulations, employment, M&A, litigation and compliance.

“Spire’s visionary leadership team and dedication to empowering and supporting the nation’s top orthopedic surgeons attracted me to this opportunity,” said JoAnna Nicholson, CLO of Spire. “With its physician-driven culture, Spire is uniquely positioned to shape the future of orthopedic medicine and how patient care is delivered. I look forward to supporting our partner practices to ensure their success for years to come.”

Prior to her role at NAPA, Nicholson was an attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP and Moses & Singer LLP in New York City, NY. She graduated from Syracuse University and received her J.D. from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where Nicholson also serves as an adjunct professor in their Master of Health program.

About Spire Orthopedic Partners

Spire Orthopedic Partners is a growing partnership of orthopedic practices that provides the support, capital and operational resources physicians need to grow thriving practices for the future. As a management services organization, Spire provides the infrastructure for administrative operations that allows practices to operate at their highest level, so physicians can focus their efforts on what matters most – patient care. The Spire network spans the Northeast with more than 1,300 employees, 130 physicians and 28 locations in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://spireortho.com/.