15 payer exec moves in October

The following payer executives changed their positions in October.

They are listed below, in alphabetical order.

1. The National Association of Dental Plans board selected Emeline Augustini as executive director.

2. Humana promoted Jennifer Bazante to chief marketing officer.

3. Bill Bourassa joined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as director of sales in the firm's Maine market.

4. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Matt Collins, MD, executive vice president and CMO.

5. Humana board member Karen DeSalvo, MD, stepped down from her position and was appointed Google's first chief health officer.

6. Humana named Sam Deshpande its new chief technology and risk officer.

7. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah welcomed Audrey Glasby as its strategic communications manager. 

8. Dennis Hesch assumed the role of president and CEO of Health Alliance Medical Plans.

9. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York promoted Katie Hurley to vice president of digital strategy and innovation.

10. Humana Chief Human Resources Officer Tim Huval was named chief administrative officer.

11. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah named Amy J. Khan, MD, its executive medical director.

12. Edmund Kroll, senior vice president of finance and investor relations for Centene Corp., is retiring.

13. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee promoted Mandy Savage to director of investment management and assistant treasurer.

14. Cory Scott is no longer the CEO of a joint venture between Arlington-based Texas Health Resources and Aetna.

15. Michael Story joined the Hawai'i Health at Work Alliance, a subsidiary of UHA Health Insurance, as a workplace wellness consultant.

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