|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contact: Suzanne Beranek
|Jan. 6, 2011
Colorado Health Foundation names six to Board of Directors
DENVER — The Colorado Health Foundation has added six new members to its Board of Directors. Stephen Shogan, MD, also assumed his new role as chair, Jan. 1. Joining the Board:
- Bruce Alexander, president and CEO of Vectra Bank Colorado — With an extensive background in the Colorado business community, Alexander has amassed a distinguished record of leadership and management experience in private, public and nonprofit enterprises.
- Ted Clarke, MD, chairman and CEO of COPIC Companies, Colorado's largest medical malpractice insurance company — Prior to his leadership position with COPIC, Dr. Clarke served as an orthopedic surgeon in private practice from 1986 to 2004.
- Jerome Davis, regional vice president, Xcel Energy — Davis provides strategic leadership and maintains effective working relationships with the key community organizations for Xcel. He serves on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Denver chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy.
- Denny O'Malley, president of Craig Hospital, 1974 to 2008 — Under O'Malley's leadership, Craig Hospital gained international stature as a premier center for rehabilitation and research of adults with spinal cord and brain injuries. O'Malley currently works as a private health care strategy consultant.
- Dayna Matthew, associate dean, University of Colorado Law School — Matthew joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2003 as an associate professor. She has published numerous articles on health and antitrust law.
- Sara Stratton, retired manager for Qwest Asset Management Co., the asset-management arm of Qwest Services Corp. — Stratton has more than 20 years' experience in institutional assets management.
Elected chair in September, Dr. Shogan will lead the new Board. Shogan, who has served on the Foundation's Board since 2007, succeeds David R. Livingston. A neurosurgeon with Colorado Neurosurgery Associates, Shogan serves on several metro Denver committees, including the Rose Community Foundation Education Committee and the Rose Community Foundation Health Committee.
"These individuals, along with our incumbent directors, bring a depth of experience in health care, business and community leadership to the Board," said Anne Warhover, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation. "Together, they provide the knowledge and commitment needed to make wise investment decisions and help us achieve the goal of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation."
About the Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation works to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation by increasing the number of Coloradans with health insurance, ensuring they have access to quality, coordinated care and encouraging healthy living. The Foundation invests in the community through grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that focus on these goals, as well as operating medical education programs to increase the health care workforce. For more information, please visit www.ColoradoHealth.org.