ATLANTA, March 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Providence Service Corporation (“Providence” or the “Company”) (PRSC) today announced that its subsidiary, LogistiCare Solutions, LLC (“LogistiCare”), has appointed three accomplished executives to its executive leadership team, adding substantial leadership experience and expertise in the areas of technology and innovation, human resources, and compliance.
Walt Meffert, who became Chief Information Officer of LogistiCare effective January 31, 2020, brings a wealth of experience, including more than 15 years building high-performing IT teams and deploying leading-edge technologies and processes in the healthcare industry. Prior to LogistiCare, Mr. Meffert advanced business transformation through digital innovation and process re-engineering as Chief Information Officer at each Versant Health, HVHC Inc., Hanger, Apria Healthcare, Coram Specialty Infusion Services, and Neighborcare.
Laurel Emory, Ph.D., who became Senior Vice President, Human Resources, effective February 17, 2020, brings more than 15 years of experience with prowess in organizational leadership, behavior, development and communication; cross-cultural and cross-generational team leadership and team building; change management; and strategic business planning. Prior to LogistiCare, Ms. Emory served as Executive Business Coach at Building Champions, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategy at Coram Specialty Infusion Services, and Country Director at Medical Teams International.
Jody Kepler, J.D., LL.M., who became Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, effective March 2, 2020, brings over 15 years of compliance, legal counsel and attorney experience in the healthcare industry, with a track record of developing pragmatic, successful corporate compliance programs. Prior to LogistiCare, Ms. Kepler served as Senior Regulatory and Operations Counsel at Tenet Healthcare, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at BioScrip, Inc., Executive Advisor, Legal Counsel at Coram Specialty Infusion Services, Contracts/Compliance Manager at The Colorado Health Foundation, and Attorney at Holme Roberts and Owen LLP.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors and management team, I am thrilled to welcome Walt, Laurel, and Jody to LogistiCare,” said Daniel E. Greenleaf, President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence and LogistiCare. “Having collaborated with each of these highly talented executives throughout my career, I know firsthand and esteem the strengths and capabilities they bring to our organization. These appointments advance our strategy of placing the right people in the right seats to help transform LogistiCare and realize the significant value-creation opportunities we are identifying at the Company.”
The Providence Service Corporation, through its fully owned subsidiary LogistiCare Solutions, LLC, is the nation's largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. Its range of services includes call center management, network credentialing, vendor payment management and non-emergency medical transport management. The Company also holds a minority interest in Matrix Medical Network which provides a broad array of assessment and care management services to individuals that improve health outcomes and health plan financial performance. For more information, please visit prscholdings.com.
LogistiCare, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Providence Service Corporation, is the nation’s largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation (“NEMT”) programs for state government agencies and managed care organizations. LogistiCare’s services include NEMT ride management, call center management, transportation provider network development and credentialing, and vendor administration. LogistiCare is focused on providing access to convenient, cost-effective, safe and reliable transportation. Together with subsidiary Circulation, LogistiCare delivers tech-enabled solutions that provide enhanced functionality, stronger network performance, streamlined workflow processes, and higher overall system efficiency. LogistiCare consistently maintained a complaint-free service rate on a majority of its rides while annually managing over 63 million trips and more than 24 million eligible riders in 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about LogistiCare and Circulation visit, www.logisticare.com and www.circulation.com.
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