41 moves of paying executives in August


Jacob Emerson-

From Cigna’s first chief health officer to the restructuring of Humana, 41 paymaster changes have been reported since August 1:

  1. California Blue Shield appointed Sandra Clarke as COO and Mike Stuart as CFO, effective October 10.
  1. Hometown Health said Aug. 31 that CEO David Hansen is retiring in October and will be replaced by Bethany Sexton, effective Sept. 12.
  1. Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield appointed Sarah Iselin CEO on August 30. Ms. Iselin will start in the company on December 5 before assuming her new role on January 1.
  1. Cigna named David Brailer, MD, PhD, as executive vice president and its first chief health officer on Aug. 30.
  1. Providence Health Plan appointed Michael Mathias as CIO on August 30.
  1. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield named Gary Boyd as vice president of information systems, Arkansas Business reported Aug. 30.
  1. Solis Health Plansa Medicare Advantage operator, named Efrain Duarte as CEO, Michael Lynch as COO, and former CEO Daniel Hernandez was named executive chairman of the board on Aug. 30.
  1. Ontraka behavioral health platform, appointed former Premera Blue Cross chief operating officer James Messina as a non-executive director of its board on August 30.
  1. Select Quotean insurance broker, named former CEO of Bright HealthCare Simeon Schindelman as senior health care adviser on Aug. 25.
  1. Regency BlueShield appointed Nicole Saint Clair as executive medical director on August 25.
  1. The National Quality Assurance Committee appointed Bryan Buckley, DrPH, Director of Health Quality Initiatives on August 23.
  1. GeoBlue appointed Simon Jackson as chief growth officer on August 23.
  1. UCare appointed Tenbit Emiru, MD, PhD, as executive vice president and chief medical officer on August 22.
  1. Health Alliance Medical Plans appointed its COO, Sinead Rice Madigan, as president and CEO on August 17.
  2. Idaho Regency BlueShield appointed Adrean Cavener as Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations on August 17.
  1. Sentara Health Plans named Colin Drozdowski president on August 17. Former President and CEO Dennis Matheis will become President and CEO of Sentara Healthcare.
  1. Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield appointed Karl Laskowski, MD, vice president and medical director of clinical programs and strategy on August 16.
  1. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield named Lester Davis as vice president and chief of staff on Aug. 16, a role that will serve as “an extension of the CEO’s office.”
  2. North Carolina Blue Cross and Blue Shield named Kelly Calabria as senior vice president, chief marketing and corporate social responsibility officer, effective August 15.
  1. Rhode Island Neighborhood Health Plan appointed Talia Brookshire as its first diversity officer on August 11.
  1. Agilon Health named former Centene executive Jeff Schwaneke to its board on August 10.
  1. Tennessee BlueCross BlueShield appointed Tal Cohen as its first Director of Supplier Data on August 8.
  1. Minnesota Blue Cross and Blue Shield appointed Jasmine Jirele and Jim Pekarek to its board of directors on August 8.
  1. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association appointed John Banta as Vice President, National Benefits Administration and Blue Venture Fund on August 8.
  1. Magellan Health named former Centene vice president Tom Britt as its new chief information officer on August 8.
  1. Clover Health said Aug. 8 that Chairman Andrew Toy will take over as CEO on Jan. 1 as founder Vivek Garipalli steps down. Mr. Garipalli will remain with the company as Executive Chairman.
  1. humane the chief medical officer, William Shrank, left the company on August 5 after three and a half years.
  1. humane promoted George Renaudin to president of Medicare, effective Aug. 5.
  1. Fallon Health named Sean Murphy as its first chief network strategist on August 5.
  1. Tennessee BlueCross BlueShield named Johnny Moore, regional chairman of Truist Financial Corporation, to its board of directors on August 4.
  1. Rhode Island Blue Cross and Blue Shield appointed two physicians as senior medical directors on August 4: LouAnne Giangreco, MD, and Gonzalo Paz-Soldán, MD.
  1. centivoa provider of self-funded health plans, appointed Tara Johnson as its first general counsel on August 3.
  1. OpenMedicarea Medicare Advantage platform, named Anthony Kavouras as CEO on August 2.
  1. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield promoted Elaina Nix to chief operating officer at Medicare Advantage, Arkansas Business reported Aug. 2.
  1. Ochsner Health Plan appointed Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor Jeffrey Fernandez as CEO, effective August 1.
  1. centene Board Chairman James Dallas said Aug. 1 that he would step down before the company’s 2023 shareholders’ meeting. Mr. Dallas intends to stay on as a corporate director and run again for the position next year.
  1. Agilon Health appointed Denise Zamore as the company’s chief legal officer and secretary to its board of directors, effective August 1.
  1. humane Michael Koeberlein, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, retired August 1. He will be replaced by John-Paul Felter.
  1. Ohio Medical Mutual named President and Chief Executive Officer of Steven Glass, effective August 1.
  1. Commonwealth Care Alliance appointed Elizabeth Goodman, DrPH, as Director of Legal and Public Affairs, effective August 1.
  1. Clover Health appointed Scott Leffler Chief Financial Officer, effective August.

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