20 paymaster moves in September




Jacob Emerson-





From filling the senior tech position at Optum to several former UnitedHealthcare CEOs headed to new ventures, here are 20 paying executive moves reported by Becker’s in September:

  1. blue health intelligenceBlue Cross data analytics affiliate Blue Shield Association, appointed Divya Srungaram as vice president of product management on September 29.
  2. MetroPlusHealth named Erin Drinkwater as its first head of government relations and strategic partnerships on September 29.
  3. Premium Health named Hillary Galyean vice president of corporate account management and David Agler, MD, vice president of medical management on September 27.
  4. Cambia Health Solutions named Tracy Wiese as chief marketing officer on Sept. 26.
  5. Care Source named David Donohue CEO of the Arkansas Market on Sept. 26, where he will lead PASSE, the company’s value-based delivery program for Medicaid patients.
  6. AmeriHealth Caritas selected David Finkel as executive vice president of specialty products and services and strategic business operations on September 26.
  7. Delaware First Healtha subsidiary of Centene, selected Bill Wilson to serve as the plan’s president and chief executive on Sept. 26.
  8. MetroPlusHealth promoted Lila Benayoun to chief operating officer on September 21.
  9. Optimum named Sandeep Dadlani executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer on September 20.
  10. Gasoline HealthcareSt. Louis-based Lumeris’ Medicare Advantage subsidiary named Umar Farooq as president Sept. 20.
  11. AHIP promoted Jeanette Thornton to executive vice president of public policy and strategy and named Kristine Grow as acting head of public affairs and strategic initiatives on September 19.
  12. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association named David Merritt senior vice president of policy and advocacy on September 19, effective October 24.
  13. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield promoted Cassie Bobbitt to director of clinical quality analytics and government programs and named Sarah Mattson director of clinical quality and HEDIS, Arkansas Business reported Sept. 19.
  14. Humans the board named former Intuit CEO Brad Smith to the board on September 15.
  15. from Evernorth Former CEO Tim Wentworth was named Chairman of the Board of Forge Health on Sept. 14, a value-based behavioral health provider.
  16. UnitedHealthcare’s Former CEO Steve Nelson was named CEO of JenCare on September 13, a primary care practice focused on seniors.
  17. Hometown Healthpart of Renown Health, based in Reno, Nevada, named CEO of Bethany Sexton, effective September 12.
  18. UnitedHealthcare’s Former CEO Ken Burdick was named CEO and President of LifeStance Health on September 8, a virtual and in-person mental health care provider based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  19. WellCare of Kentuckya subsidiary of Centene, named Chirag Patel, MD, its chief medical officer and Marc Nyarko its COO on September 6.
  20. centene appointed Ashlee Knuckey as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer on September 1.

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