U.S. Preventive Medicine Appoints New Independent Chairman and Directors

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U.S. Preventive Medicine appoints new independent chairman and directors while adding governance, transparency and financial reporting protocols.

David Gee is a very welcome addition USPM as the company’s new independent chairman.

U.S. Preventive Medicine has announced the appointment of accomplished business executive and entrepreneur David Gee as its new, independent Board Chairman. The company has also added David Adams, co-founder and CEO of HealthcarePays, and Michael Mirt, former president of HealthSpring, Inc., as independent directors.

These new directors take the place of prior board member and USPM President Joel Bender, M.D., and former General Counsel Paul Risner. Ron Loeppke, M.D., MPH, FACPM, USPM Vice Chairman and Christopher Fey, Founder and CEO, remain as directors on the board.

“David Gee is a very welcome addition USPM as the company’s new independent chairman. David is a very successful businessman, investor and proven leader with an extensive track record in numerous industries, including logistics, media and health care. We are fortunate to have David as our chairman,” said Christopher Fey.

David Adams’ successful career has been built around technology startups in the data integration, supply chain and health care industries. Prior to his current position as co-founder and CEO of HealthcarePays, he was the founding CEO of InteliTap, the global leader in data capture, management and consulting in the hospitality and brewing industries. Adams’ leadership helped the company grow from zero to $25 million in revenue and a globally dominant position in the hospitality management space. Adams also held management positions with TrenStar, McKesson Medical, Pepsi-Cola, Viewlocity and i2 Technologies after 12 years as a Naval Aviator.

Michael Mirt has more than 30 years of experience in the health care field, ranging from Medicare Advantage, employee benefits, hospitals, health systems and clinic operations. As HealthSpring president, Mirt was responsible for all operating facets of the company that included approximately $5.5 billion in annual revenues. He was actively involved in management presentations and negotiations for the recent nearly $4 billion sale of HealthSpring to Cigna. Prior to his position at HealthSpring, Mirt held leadership positions at AmeriChoice, Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans of the Gulf Coast and St. Francis Health Corporation.

“I am excited by both the opportunities and challenges ahead as we focus on USPM growing its business platform across numerous sales channels. I am also committed to implementing complete governance, transparency, quarterly financial reporting and accountability,” said David Gee. “The appointment of new independent board members is an important step in this process.”

About U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM)
U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM.com) is a leading, cloud-based global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. Innovative products—The Prevention Plan™ web-based health management platform and Macaw mobile health & fitness app—are based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) and disease management by URAC. More information can be found on Facebook (Facebook.com/ThePreventionPlan), Twitter (@USPM) and YouTube (YouTube.com/thepreventionchannel). Macaw is available for free download on iPhone and Android smartphones at MacawApp.com.

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