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WellCare Health Plans Inc (WCG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christian Michalik

49 2015 Lead Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Kenneth Burdick

59 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Asher

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Timothy Trodden

43 2017 Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Kelly Munson

46 2016 Executive Vice President, Medicaid

Michael Polen

38 2016 Executive Vice President, Medicare and Operations

Michael Radu

50 2016 Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Business Development

Darren Ghanayem

48 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Michael Yount

42 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Anat Hakim

49 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Leenay

57 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Rhonda Mims

51 2016 Senior Vice president and Chief Public Affairs Officer

Richard Breon

67 2013 Independent Director

Carol Burt

59 2010 Independent Director

H. James Dallas

59 2016 Independent Director

Kevin Hickey

66 2014 Independent Director

Glenn Steele

73 2009 Independent Director

William Trubeck

71 2010 Independent Director

Kathleen Walsh

62 2017 Independent Director

Paul Weaver

72 2010 Independent Director

Angie McCabe

2015 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Christian Michalik

Mr. Christian P. Michalik is the Lead Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Michalik has served as Managing Director of Kinderhook Industries, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Michalik has significant investment experience in the health care sector and currently is Chairman of several specialized health care service companies, including Stratus Video, Inc., E4 Health Care, Inc. and Global Health Inc.

Kenneth Burdick

Mr. Kenneth A. Burdick is a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Burdick joined WellCare in January 2014 as president, national health plans, was promoted to president and chief operating officer in June 2014, and named Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2015. Mr. Burdick previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, a non-profit health plan, from February 2012 to July 2012. From August 2010 to February 2012, Mr. Burdick served as Chief Executive Officer of the Medicaid and Behavioral Health (MHNet) businesses of Coventry Health Care, Inc., a health care services company. Prior to that, from October 1995 to May 2009, Mr. Burdick was with UnitedHealth Group, Inc., a diversified health and well-being company, serving in the following positions: from May 2008 to May 2009, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Horizons, a Medicare business; from November 2006 to May 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth’s Commercial Business; from April 2004 to November 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth’s Southwest Region and President of UnitedHealth Public Sector; from January 2000 to April 2004 he was the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Arizona, Inc. Prior to that, he was the head of the national underwriting organization for all lines of business and the general manager of the central Texas operation of UnitedHealth Group.

Andrew Asher

Mr. Andrew L. Asher is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. He joined WellCare in August 2014 as Senior Vice President and was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2014. He leads the Company’s financial activities, including financial and performance management, capital strategy and planning, actuarial, medical economics, internal controls, investment management, corporate development and investor relations. Prior to joining WellCare, Mr. Asher was the Chief Financial Officer of Aetna’s Local and Regional Businesses, a position he held since May 2013 when his former employer, Coventry Health Care, was acquired by Aetna. Mr. Asher was with Coventry for 15 years, most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance. During his tenure with Coventry, he had responsibility for financial planning and analysis, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, treasury, real estate and procurement. He started his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he spent five years as an auditor and accountant serving clients including managed care. Mr. Asher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in taxation from the University of Central Florida.

Timothy Trodden

Mr. Timothy N. Trodden is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. He is responsible for creating and driving an overarching people strategy that supports WellCare’s enterprise-wide priorities. Prior to that, from January 2001 to January 2017, he served in human resources roles of increasing responsibility for Johnson & Johnson and units of Johnson & Johnson, most recently as Head of Human Resources Corporate Enterprise Functions, where he led the overall human resource and talent strategy for all corporate functions. He holds a Masters in human resource management from State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, and a bachelor of arts degree from Seton Hall University. He also participated in the executive development program from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

Kelly Munson

Ms. Kelly A. Munson is Executive Vice President, Medicaid of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. She has responsibility for WellCare’s operations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York and South Carolina. From December 2014 to October 2016, she served as Senior Vice President, Division President and Product with responsibility for WellCare’s operations in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. From August 2014 to December 2014, Kelly was Region President for WellCare’s operations in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. From August 2013 to August 2014, she served as State President, Kentucky. From August 2012 to August 2013, she served as Chief Operating Officer of WellCare of Kentucky. Ms. Munson joined WellCare in 2006, serving in positions of increasing responsibility for WellCare’s Ohio health plan in the areas of operations and regulatory compliance. Before joining WellCare, she held operational positions with Old World Classics, HomeTown Health Network and Medical Mutual of Ohio. Munson graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and public health nutrition, and did graduate work in public administration at the University of Akron.

Michael Polen

Mr. Michael R. Polen is Executive Vice President, Medicare and Operations of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. He is responsible for WellCare’s Medicare and ACO lines of business and oversees enterprise-wide operations, sales and marketing, and network organizations. Before assuming his current position, he served as Senior Vice President, Medicare and Operations from March 2016 to October 2016; Senior Vice President, Operations from September 2013 to March 2016; Vice President, Corporate Initiatives and Strategy from October 2012 to September 2013; and Vice President, Corporate Initiatives from January 2010 to October 2012. Mr. Polen joined WellCare in May 2005, serving in positions of increasing responsibility in the operations and finance departments. Prior to joining WellCare, Mr. Polen held roles with JP Morgan Chase as Assistant Vice President of Treasury and Security Services and as Assistant Treasurer of Balance and Liquidity Management. Mr. Polen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Decision and Information Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

Michael Radu

Mr. Michael Radu is Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Business Development of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. joined WellCare in August 2015 as its Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Business Development. He provides executive leadership over our Clinical Services Operations (CSO), including pharmacy, and business development. Prior to joining WellCare, from July 2013 until March 2015, Mr. Radu was Chief Executive Officer for HealthEssentials, LLC, a privately-held healthcare organization providing post-acute care to the frail elderly population. In that role, Mr. Radu was responsible for the profits and losses of the company and led all departments through eight direct reports including finance, human resources, information technology, business development, operations and clinical. From September 1997 to July 2013, Mr. Radu was with UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a publicly-held health care company, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Collaborative Care, Optum. He was responsible for profits and losses for all markets and led development and management of corporate medical functions such as practice management operations, sales/marketing, network development, medical management, quality, and new market development and oversaw all other functions such as information technology, finance, human resources and product development. Prior to that role, Mr. Radu served as President, Southeast Region, for UnitedHealth Group, where he led Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare dual eligible health plans in six states. Mr. Radu earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Darren Ghanayem

Mr. Darren Ghanayem is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. He is responsible for further advancing WellCare’s technology capabilities to support the company’s focus on growth and innovation opportunities. Prior to that, from July 2001 until April 2016, he served with Anthem, Inc., a publicly-traded health benefits company in information technology roles, most recently since March 2015, as Vice President of Business Transformation. From August 2013 until March 2015, he served as their Vice President, Commercial Business Chief Information Officer. Prior to Anthem, from August 1999 to July 2001, he served as a Senior Project Director of Access Systems, LLC. He holds a bachelor of science in Aerospace Technology with a concentration in computer technology from Purdue University.

Michael Yount

Mr. Michael Carl Yount is the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. He leads and directs the Company’s corporate compliance and ethics program, and oversees the Company’s compliance with the laws and regulatory requirements applicable to the company and all of its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. He reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the AFRC Committee of the Board. Mr. Yount joined WellCare in April 2011 as Vice President, Regulatory Compliance Counsel. Prior to joining WellCare, he spent nine years with Rite Aid Corporation, first as Government Affairs Attorney from June 2002 to May 2006, then as Director, Government Affairs from May 2006 to December 2006, and ultimately as Vice President, Regulatory Law & Compliance Monitoring and Privacy Officer from January 2007 to April 2011. Prior to joining Rite Aid, he was an attorney with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Mr. Yount holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in pharmacy and a Juris Doctorate, both from Ohio Northern University. He is admitted to the bars in Illinois and New Jersey and is a registered pharmacist in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Anat Hakim

Ms. Anat Hakim has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. She is responsible for leading the company’s legal department. Prior to that, from August 2010 to September 2016, she served with Abbott Laboratories, most recently as Divisional Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, since January 2013. From August 2010 to December 2012, she served as Abbott’s Divisional Vice President, IP Litigation. From February 2002 to July 2010, she was a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. From February 1998 to February 2002, she was an associate attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP. From August 1993 to November 1997, she was an associate attorney at Latham & Watkins. She holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a bachelor of arts in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mark Leenay

Dr. Mark Leenay serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. He is responsible for executing on the clinical vision for WellCare with a particular focus on population health management and delivering clinical value. He leads WellCare’s clinical strategy and policy to improve members’ health outcomes and clinical and system integration, while reducing overall healthcare costs. Prior to that, from August 2016 to July 2017, Dr. Leenay served as WellCare’s Chief Medical Director, Care Model. From February 2006 to August 2016, he served in various clinical capacities with United Healthcare Group, most recently from May 2014 to August 2016 as the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at Optum Global. In this role, he supported clinical solutions in the U.S. and abroad overseeing clinical programs ranging from wellness to complex condition management and integrated care. He also served from 2010 to May 2014 as OptumHealth’s Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2010, Dr. Leenay served in various Medical Director roles, including as Chief Medical Officer for the Medicare and retirement business for UnitedHealthcare with accountability for clinical programs, medical payment policy and network relationships. Prior to joining UnitedHealthGroup, Dr. Leenay directed the palliative care division at the University of Minnesota, Fairview after 10 years of community-based clinical practice. Dr. Leenay is board certified in family medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative care. Dr. Leenay earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Le Mayne College, a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctor of medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at Overlook Hospital, at the time, an affiliate of Columbia University.

Rhonda Mims

Ms. Rhonda Mims is Senior Vice president and Chief Public Affairs Officer of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s strategic communications, public policy and government affairs, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, employee volunteerism and brand management. Prior to that, from April 2014 to August 2016, she served with Paul Hastings, LLP, a private law firm, as managing director, corporate social responsibility where she led the charitable giving, pro bono, diversity and environmental sustainability efforts. From May 2000 until April 2014, she served with ING U.S., in roles of increasing responsibility, and ultimately as Senior Vice President, Office of Corporate Responsibility, U.S. Chief Diversity Officer, and President of the ING/Voya Financial Foundation. There, she was responsible for the company’s philanthropic efforts, community programming, environmental strategy and diversity efforts. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a bachelor of science in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina.

Richard Breon

Mr. Richard C. Breon has been appointed as Independent Director of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Breon has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Health System, a non-profit managed care health care organization based in West Michigan. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Health System, Inc./St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana, from 1995 to August 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Breon served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Breon serves on the West Michigan Regional Air Alliance, a non-profit promoting commercial air travel in West Michigan. Mr. Breon also serves as the Chair for The Right Place, Inc., a regional non-profit economic development organization.

Carol Burt

Ms. Carol J. Burt is Independent Director of WellCare Health Plans Inc. Ms. Burt has served as a member of the operating council of Consonance Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused on the healthcare industry, since January 2013. Ms. Burt was formerly an executive of WellPoint, Inc., where she served from 1997 to 2007, most recently as WellPoint’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development. In her time at WellPoint, Ms. Burt was responsible for, among other things, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, finance, treasury and real estate management. In addition, WellPoint’s financial services and international insurance business units reported to her. Before joining WellPoint, Ms. Burt was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of American Medical Response and spent 16 years with Chase Securities (now JP Morgan) most recently as founder and head of the Health Care Investment Banking Group.

H. James Dallas

Mr. H. James Dallas serves as Independent Director of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Dallas was with Medtronic Public Limited Company, a manufacturer of cardiac and other specialized medical devices. He was responsible for various aspects of Medtronic’s operations, serving first as Medtronic’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and most recently, from 2008 to 2013, as Senior Vice President, Quality and Operations. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Dallas was with Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a maker of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals, from 1984 to 2006. While at Georgia-Pacific, Mr. Dallas held various roles of increasing responsibility, ending his career with Georgia-Pacific as its Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 2002 to 2006. Through these roles Mr. Dallas has more than 30 years’ experience with, among other things, information technology, business strategy and risk identification and mitigation. In addition, Mr. Dallas also serves as a director of the non-profits Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Kevin Hickey

Mr. Kevin F. Hickey is Independent Director of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Hickey has served as Principal of HES Advisors, a strategic advisory firm serving the health care, health care technology and life sciences industries, where he also serves as a director. From January 2006 to December 2007, Mr. Hickey served as President of D2Hawkeye, Inc. (now VeriskHealth). From January 2008 to March 2012, Mr. Hickey served as Senior Advisor to Verisk Analytics, Inc., a company specializing in health care predictive analytics. Mr. Hickey previously served as a director of DiagnosisOne, a privately-held health care technology company, from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Hickey previously served as a director of Healthaxis Inc., a public health care technology company, from 2000 to 2007. He was also Founder, CEO and Chairman of IntelliClaim, Inc., a privately-held health care technology company, from 1999 until 2005, when it was acquired by McKesson, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Nantucket Cottage Hospital in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Glenn Steele

Dr. Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Director of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Dr. Steele served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, a physician-led health care system serving multiple regions of Pennsylvania. Since January 2013, he has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of xG Health Solutions, a health care redesign and optimization company affiliated with Geisinger Health System. Dr. Steele has also served on the board of directors of Ingenious Med, Inc., a privately held healthcare solutions company, since July 2015.

William Trubeck

Mr. William L. Trubeck is Independent Director of WellCare Health Plans Inc. Mr. Trubeck served as Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of YRC Worldwide, Inc., a freight, shipping and trucking services company. He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of H&R Block, Inc., a tax services provider, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Trubeck served as a director of EQ Holdings, Inc., a privately-held industrial waste management company from 2010 until 2014. Mr. Trubeck served as a director of Custom Ecology, Inc., a privately-held industrial and hazardous waste transporter company from 2012 to 2016.

Kathleen Walsh

Ms. Kathleen E. Walsh is Independent Director of the WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Ms. Kathleen E. Walsh has served as a President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Medical Center since March 2010. Prior to her appointment at Boston Medical Center, Ms. Walsh served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and at Massachusetts General Hospital in positions including Senior Vice President of Medical Services. Prior to that, she held hospital administrator positions in a number of New York City hospitals including Montefiore, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Paul Weaver

Mr. Paul E. Weaver is Independent Director of WellCare Health Plans Inc. Mr. Weaver served PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 1972 until 2006, including as its Vice Chairman from 1994 to 1999 and as Chairman of its Global Technology and Infocomm practice from 1999 to 2006. The Board has found Mr. Weaver’s extensive financial background and financial reporting expertise, his service as an audit partner at a multinational professional services firm and his financial leadership roles on other boards on which he has served, to be of particular value to the Board.

Angie McCabe