25 payer exec moves in April

The following payer executive changes were announced in April.

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana promoted Bryan Camerlinck to executive vice president and COO. 

2. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has appointed Tich Changamire, MD, PhD, as its new CMO.

3. UPMC Health Plans named Crystal Clark, MD, deputy director for its Center for Social Impact.

4. Triple-S Management Corp. appointed Victor Haddock-Morales executive vice president and CFO.

5. Kristi Huber is the new senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.

6. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota promoted Amy Hudson to vice president of major accounts. 

7. Regence BlueShield of Idaho named Scott Jones interim market president. 

8. Northwell Direct, the direct-to-employer health services company of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, named Jillian Jweinat vice president and COO.

9. Independence Health Group promoted Juan Lopez to executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of the company.

10. Oscar Health announced Okiki Louis, MD, will be the president of Oscar Medical Group

11. CareSource named Scott Markovich executive vice president of markets and products for the organization. 

12. UCare hired Darin McDonald as vice president and CIO.

13. Dan Mendelson, founder and former CEO of Avalere Health, will lead a new healthcare innovation group at JPMorgan Chase.

14. Amy Meister, DO, has been named chief medical health and wellness officer of UPMC's Workpartners and Commercial Products. 

15. Amerigroup Tennessee named Chad Pendleton president.

16. James Schuster, MD, has been promoted to chief medical officer of UPMC Health Plan.

17. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield appointed David Schwartz vice president of public policy and federal affairs.

18. Fallon Health hired Patti Shea as director of its ACO clinical team.

19. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana promoted Adam Short to senior vice president and CFO.

20. Colorado Access' longtime President and CEO Marshall Thomas, MD, is retiring.

21. UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance unit of UnitedHealth Group, named Brian Thompson CEO. 

22. Clever Care Health Plan named Britt Travis vice president of sales.

23. Paul Valley joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota as vice president of commercial sales.

24. Carrie Whitcher is UPMC Health Plan's new chief quality officer and vice president of quality improvement and performance. 

25. Marie-Aline Zappia-Kuzmack, MSN, RN, is the new chief administrative officer at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

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