COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP), the statewide trade association of companies providing health care benefits to more than six million Ohioans, announced the election of new officers this week.
Kathleen Crampton of New Albany, Ohio, will serve as chair of OAHP. Crampton is the Chair of the Board of Buckeye Community Health Plan, a 127,000-member managed care plan serving the Ohio CFC Medicaid program in the Northwest and East Central regions of Ohio, and the ABD Medicaid program in the Northwest, East Central, Southwest, and Northeast regions of Ohio. Kathleen has more than 20 years experience in health care administration and managed care, with experience ranging from hospital administration to sales and marketing.
Crampton takes the reigns as chair of the association following the leadership of Bill Epling, Chief Executive Officer, WellCare, who served as the chair of OAHP for 11 years.
"OAHP is grateful for Bill's dedication to the health plan industry during this time as chair," said Crampton. "His vision and dedication to ensuring that Ohio's health plans have a seat at the table in critical discussions about health care will have a positive impact for many years to come."
Other newly elected OAHP officers include:
Fred Hyser of Westerville, Ohio, will serve as OAHP's vice chair. Hyser is currently Director, National Accounts for Aetna, where he has served in the capacities of six different offices for the organization since joining it more than 35 years ago. Aetna is one of the nation's leaders in health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, and disability insurance, and employee benefits, with nearly 17 million medical health plan participants nationwide.
|SOURCE Ohio Association of Health Plans|
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