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WEDI Announces Slate of New Board of Directors for 2020

“This incredible group of seasoned executives are invaluable to our organization and will continue to strategically drive our effort to create efficiencies to the health care industry as a whole through better use of health information technology.” – Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 09, 2019
WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today the election of a new board member to its Board of Directors, election of Officers* as well as the re-election of ten previous board members to serve two-year terms.
“The WEDI Board of Directors represents the full spectrum of perspectives in health care information exchange, comprised of payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors,” said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. “This incredible group of seasoned executives are invaluable to our organization and will continue to strategically drive our effort to create efficiencies to the health care industry as a whole through better use of health information technology. We look forward to a productive year ahead.”
New board members include:
Joseph Bell, eSolutions (Vendor)
Re-elected board members include:

Adele Allison, SS&C Technologies (Vendor)
Laurie Burckhardt, WPS Health Solutions (Health Plan) & Vice Chair, Education*
Durwin Day, Health Care Service Corporation (Health Plan)
Ed Hafner, Change Healthcare (Vendor) & Vice Chair, Membership & Communications*
John Kelly, Edifecs (Vendor)
Amy Neves, Aetna (Health Plan)
Ryan Reddick, Anthem, Inc. (Health Plan)
Sam Rubenstein, Montefiore Medical Center (Provider)
Robert Tennant, Medical Group Management Association (Provider)
Laurie Woodrome, LabCorp (Provider) & Vice-Chair, Finance*
Standing board members include:

Matthew Albright, Zelis Payments (Vendor)
Robert Bowman, CAQH CORE (Standards/Operating Rules)
Laura Darst, Mayo Clinic (Provider) & Immediate Past Chair*
Lorraine Doo, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Government)
Jay Eisenstock, JEConsulting (Vendor) Board Chair*
Doreen Espinoza, X12 (Standards/Operating Rules)
Pam Grosze, PNC Bank (Vendor)
David Haugen, Minnesota Department of Health (Government)
Jack Hunt, Availity, LLC (Vendor)
Charles Jaffe, Health Level Seven HL7 (Standards/Operating Rules)
Gail Kocher, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (Health Plan) & Vice Chair, Policy*
Tom Meyers, America’s Health Insurance Plans (Health Plan)
Rick Moore, NCQA (Non-Profit)
Bryan Morgenthaler, United Healthcare (Health Plan)
Jean Narcisi, American Dental Association (Provider)
Nancy Spector, American Medical Association (Provider) & Board Chair Elect*
Charles Stellar, WEDI (President & CEO)
Lee Ann Stember, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (Standards/Operating Rules)
Sandra Stuart, Kaiser Permanente (Health Plan)
For more information on the WEDI Board of Directors, visit the WEDI website.
About WEDIWEDI is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s health care system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Jennifer Ko Craft Named Secretary of the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation Board

LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) December 06, 2019
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ko Craft, member partner in our Las Vegas office, has been elected a secretary of the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation Board. Jennifer’s role as secretary began this summer. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board and serves kids in need.
Additionally, Jennifer was former Vice-Chair and Current Co-Chair for American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, Licensing, Merchandising & Branding Division. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and International Trademark Association (INTA). Jennifer is also a frequent volunteer with The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.
“The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation is doing amazing things for children in need. I am honored to be a part of their great work,” said Jennifer.
Jennifer practices primarily in the areas of domestic and international trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing and enforcement. She consults with clients in identifying various protectable aspects of the clients’ products, services and concepts, and in developing and managing their intellectual property portfolios. She also resolves trademark, copyright, and domain name disputes, including the resolution of disputes over contested trademarks before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights on the Internet.
About Dickinson Wright PLLCDickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.
Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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Robert Kerzner Joins PHP Agency's Board of Directors

Press Release – updated: Dec 5, 2019 16:16 CST

ADDISON, Texas, December 5, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Robert Kerzner, CLU, ChFC, former President and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global Inc., is joining the PHP Agency Inc. Board of Directors. PHP is proud to add one of the most highly focused and experienced experts in financial services to its team.
After graduating from Central Connecticut State University in 1974, Bob joined Hartford Life and set performance records in field sales and management. After accruing 20 years of experience, he moved to senior management, where he was EVP of the life division and oversaw all aspects of the life insurance business, successfully leading the division through dramatic growth and record-breaking financial performance. He also served as President of Woodbury Financial, a broker-dealer owned by The Hartford. 
In 2004, Bob became President and CEO of LIMRA, the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. He built experience in a vast number of areas as he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which had a combined representation of more than 1,200 members across more than 70 countries, including most of the world’s largest life insurance companies. Bob’s leadership, experience, and commitment led LIMRA and LOMA to new heights, strengthened their financial health, and positioned them for future success.
“People often question how to better serve the middle market and how to help people gain a better understanding of the value of life insurance,” said Kerzner. “I am pleased to be part of a dynamic organization that has shown its dedication to moving the needle and making a difference.”
As a member of the Board of Directors, Bob will provide valuable counsel to PHP as it continues to expand in the financial services industry. His role as strategic advisor will be an instrumental part of ensuring the organization maintains the consistent growth it has had since its inception 10 years ago.
Teaming up with visionaries such as Bob moves PHP one step closer to realizing its vision of providing all communities with access to the best insurance products available.
About PHP Agency, Inc.
PHP Agency, Inc. is a national financial services organization founded in 2009 by Patrick Bet-David. PHP partners with some of the world’s leading insurance and annuity carriers and provides a part-time or full-time opportunity to those wishing to pursue careers as life insurance agents. To date, PHP has over 12,000 licensed agents and has served more than 200,000 families. The company is privately held and headquartered in Addison, TX.
Contact: Tigran Bekian (Marketing Director) Tigran@phpagency.com
Source: PHP Agency, Inc.

Robert Kerzner Joins PHP Agency's Board of Directors

Press Release – updated: Dec 5, 2019 16:16 CST

ADDISON, Texas, December 5, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Robert Kerzner, CLU, ChFC, former President and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global Inc., is joining the PHP Agency Inc. Board of Directors. PHP is proud to add one of the most highly focused and experienced experts in financial services to its team.
After graduating from Central Connecticut State University in 1974, Bob joined Hartford Life and set performance records in field sales and management. After accruing 20 years of experience, he moved to senior management, where he was EVP of the life division and oversaw all aspects of the life insurance business, successfully leading the division through dramatic growth and record-breaking financial performance. He also served as President of Woodbury Financial, a broker-dealer owned by The Hartford. 
In 2004, Bob became President and CEO of LIMRA, the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. He built experience in a vast number of areas as he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which had a combined representation of more than 1,200 members across more than 70 countries, including most of the world’s largest life insurance companies. Bob’s leadership, experience, and commitment led LIMRA and LOMA to new heights, strengthened their financial health, and positioned them for future success.
“People often question how to better serve the middle market and how to help people gain a better understanding of the value of life insurance,” said Kerzner. “I am pleased to be part of a dynamic organization that has shown its dedication to moving the needle and making a difference.”
As a member of the Board of Directors, Bob will provide valuable counsel to PHP as it continues to expand in the financial services industry. His role as strategic advisor will be an instrumental part of ensuring the organization maintains the consistent growth it has had since its inception 10 years ago.
Teaming up with visionaries such as Bob moves PHP one step closer to realizing its vision of providing all communities with access to the best insurance products available.
About PHP Agency, Inc.
PHP Agency, Inc. is a national financial services organization founded in 2009 by Patrick Bet-David. PHP partners with some of the world’s leading insurance and annuity carriers and provides a part-time or full-time opportunity to those wishing to pursue careers as life insurance agents. To date, PHP has over 12,000 licensed agents and has served more than 200,000 families. The company is privately held and headquartered in Addison, TX.
Contact: Tigran Bekian (Marketing Director) Tigran@phpagency.com
Source: PHP Agency, Inc.

Collins Aerospace VP Appointed to INROADS National Board of Directors

André Collins, INROADS alumnus, appointed to INROADS National Board of Directors.

INROADS provided me with a tremendous opportunity to fulfill my dreams

ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) December 05, 2019
André Powell has recently been appointed to the INROADS, Inc. National Board of Directors. Powell is the vice president of Finance for Operations & Quality at Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). He brings more than 26 years of financial experience to the board position.
INROADS, a national nonprofit, trains and develops talented, underrepresented youth for business and industry by preparing them for corporate and community leadership. The nonprofit is coming up on 50 years of changing the lives of youth across the nation.
“We are incredibly honored to have André, an INROADS alumnus, on our national board,” said Forest T. Harper, Jr., INROADS president and CEO. “His global reach broadens our sphere of influence to impact more students, and his multiple roles in the financial arena will undoubtedly help us continue to enhance our mission.”
Powell began his career as an INROADS intern immediately after high school. He then worked four consecutive summers at UTC, graduating from Howard University with an accounting degree and a master’s from both Purdue University and TiasNimbas Business School.
“My older sister and role model was the first INROADS intern that I knew,” said Powell. “I started my professional career at INROADS immediately after graduating from high school. That experience early on in my life has been very transformative.”
His career has given him numerous roles both domestically and internationally. Powell has led finance teams at Pratt & Whitney, Howard University and UTC. As a leader in the world of finance, he has helped advise acquisitions, increase financial stability throughout administrations and partnered with organizations across the globe. He has also served as an executive sponsor for several professional opportunities, including the African American Forum.
“INROADS provided me with a tremendous opportunity to fulfill my dreams, and I’m excited to join this team to help open doors for the next generation,” said Powell.
Powell will serve on the INROADS National Board of Directors for a three-year board term, working with the board member team to advance the organization’s mission to support and develop talented youth across the nation.
For more information about INROADS, its programs and how to become connected to the nonprofit, visit http://www.INROADS.org.
About INROADSFounded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership that affects community renewal and social change and elevates economic status and quality of life. INROADS has placed students in more than 135,000 paid internships throughout its history, and graduated more than 28,000 alumni into full-time professional and leadership positions with more than 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves nearly 1,300 interns and 200 corporate clients. Learn more at INROADS.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @INROADSInc.

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