Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Barbara A. Witte state president of Missouri, effective April 28. Witte will lead WellCare’s Medicare Advantage business, its subsidiary, Missouri Care’s Medicaid business, and growth initiatives in the state. She will report to Dave Reynolds, WellCare’s region president for Conn., Ill., Mo., N.J., N.Y. and Ohio.
“Barb’s extensive background in leading managed health care operations and her experience in driving quality improvement and operational efficiency initiatives will be an asset as we continue to partner with the state of Missouri, providers and communities to deliver quality, cost-effective health care solutions to our members throughout the state,” said Reynolds.
“I’m looking forward to leading a team of dedicated associates who are focused on enhancing the quality and coordination of care that we provide to our members in Missouri,” said Witte.
Prior to joining WellCare, Witte worked as a consultant specializing in operational efficiencies. Before that, she held several leadership roles for Coventry Health Care, most recently as a vice president of Medicaid business development. Previously, she served as the CEO of Coventry’s Kentucky Medicaid plan, chief operating officer of Coventry’s Nebraska and Iowa plans, and in multiple financial and operational roles of increasing responsibility for Coventry’s Group Health Plan. Earlier in her career, she was the chief financial officer of National Hospice Management, and worked for several international accounting and professional services firms.
Witte holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also earned an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
As of March 31, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 99,000 Medicaid, 3,000 Medicare Advantage and 25,000 Medicare Prescription Drug plan members in Missouri.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 3.5 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.