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September 21, 2009

Contact: Carl Graziano
Vice President, Strategic Communications
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DMAA Expands Board of Directors with Seven New Appointments

SAN DIEGO—DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance members today approved seven new Board of Directors members—industry leaders from health plans, academia, wellness organizations and other population health management stakeholders.

Members approved the Board appointments during a business meeting at DMAA's 11th annual meeting, The Forum 09. New Board members include:

  • Chris Behling, President, Hooper Holmes Inc., the leading provider of risk assessment services for the insurance industry.
  • Gail Croall, MD, Chief Medical Officer, OptumHealth Inc., one of the nation's largest health and wellness companies.
  • Rajendra Pratap Gupta, President, Disease Management Association of India.
  • Gregg Lehman, PhD, President and CEO, HealthFitness Inc., an award-winning provider of integrated health and fitness management services for employees and individuals.
  • Seth Serxner, PhD, MPH, Principal, Mercer Health and Benefits Consulting, LLC, a global leader for trusted human resources and related financial advice, products and services.
  • Dexter W. Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, Medical Director, Employee Healthcare Plan, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
  • Randall E. Williams, MD, FACC, CEO, Pharos Innovations LLC, a leader in innovative remote-monitoring technologies.

DMAA members also approved Executive Committee positions, including Chair Gordon K. Norman, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Science & Innovation, Alere; Secretary Jerome V. Vaccaro, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, APS Healthcare; Treasurer Rose Maljanian, RN, MBA, president and CEO, Strategic Health Equations, LLC; Government Affairs Committee Chair Jan E. Berger, MD, President and CEO, Health Intelligence Partners; Quality and Research Committee Chair Tehseen Salimi, MD, MHA, VP, Customer Medical Synergies, Global Medical & Regulatory Affairs, sanofi-aventis; At-Large Member Susan B. Riley; and Chair-Elect Christopher Coloian, Senior VP, Health Services, Health Dialog.

Board members approved for second, three-year terms are Jeffery Gruen, MD, Director, PRTM; Rose Maljanian; Jeffrey Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, FACP, Principal, Towers Perrin; and Emad Rizk, MD, President, McKesson Health Solutions.

DMAA recognized the valuable contributions of departing Board members George Bennett, PhD, Chairman, Health Dialog; Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President and CEO, American Medical Group Association; Harlan Levine, MD, Principal, Towers Perrin; William C. Popik, MD; Secretary Paul Wallace, MD, Medical Director for Health and Productivity Management Programs, Senior Advisor, The Care Management Institute and Avivia Health, The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente; and Jack Mahoney, MD.

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About DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance
DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance convenes all stakeholders providing services along the care continuum toward the goal of population health improvement. These care continuum services include strategies such as health and wellness promotion, disease management, and care coordination. DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable health care costs for individuals with chronic conditions and those at risk for developing chronic conditions. DMAA's activities in support of these efforts include advocacy, research and the promotion of best practices in care management.

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders—including wellness, disease and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefit managers, health information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academicians. Visit DMAA on the Web at www.dmaa.org.

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