ActiveCare Announces Addition of Strategic Advisory Board
Disease and Diabetes Management Company Announces the Addition of Seven Highly
Strategic Additions to Its Advisory Board
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ActiveCare, Inc.
(OTCBB:ACAR), the service leader in managing diabetes and medical alerts for
seniors, today announced the creation of its Strategic Advisory Board. This
organization will provide expertise in the areas of medical care and research,
best-of-class business practices and advancements in biometric monitoring
technology. The first three members of the Advisory Board are Dr. James O.
Mason, Dr. Jonathan Javitt and Cynthia Palmer.
ActiveCare's Management Team is excited about several key additions. "It is a
great honor to have three noted industry leaders join ActiveCare. Their
insight, industry leadership and contribution to our strategy will be a
critical asset moving forward," stated Michael Jones, COO of ActiveCare.
"Through the experience and expertise of our Advisory Board, ActiveCare now
has access to some of the most brilliant thought leaders in our industry."
Dr. James O. Mason was the United States Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
from 1989 to 1993 and the Acting Surgeon General of the United States from
1989 to 1990. He was also a former four-star admiral in the United States
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He was Director of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.Jim earned B.A. and M.D. degrees from the
University of Utah and a masters and Ph.D. of Public Health degrees from
Harvard University. He served as the executive director of the Utah Department
of Health until 1983, when he was named director of the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia; Mason held the directorship
of the CDC until 1990.In 1989, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mason as Assistant
Secretary for Health, which made him head of the United States Public Health
Service, and Acting Surgeon General. He later served as the American delegate
to the World Health Organization.
Dr. Jonathan Javitt is a physician with expertise in information technology,
health economics, and public health. He has been a founder of health
information technology companies that have become part of Siemens, Inc.,
United Health Group, Inc., and Aetna, Inc. In 1994 he founded Certitude, Inc.,
which was acquired by United Health Care as part of the Ingenix formation. Dr.
Javitt has served as a medical advisor to several Presidential
administrations. He was appointed as Expert Consultant to Medicare during the
Reagan and Bush administrations. He served in the Executive Office of the
President on the Health Reform Task Force under President Clinton. He was
Commissioned by President Bush in 2003 to chair the Health Subcommittee of
PITAC and also served as a Special Employee of the Undersecretary of Defense
(ATL). Dr. Javitt's academic background has focused on ophthalmology,
information technology, and health economics. He is a graduate of Princeton
University (AB 1978), Cornell University (MD 1982) and Harvard University (MPH
1984). He trained in Ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital and the Wilmer
Ophthalmological Institute. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1988 and
continues to serve as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology.
Cynthia Palmer is the CEO of Colorado Choice Health Plans, a local community
health plan that has served Colorado communities for 40 years, providing
affordable health coverage, personalized customer service and quality programs
to its members. In her 25+ years in health care, Ms. Palmer has held positions
with Blue Cross of California and WellPoint in Managed Care, Corporate
Development and Strategic Planning as well as with Qual-Med Health Plans in
the areas of Finance, Systems and Operations. Ms. Palmer also has experience
on the provider side of health care as the CFO and Associate Administrator of
a large multi-specialty medical group with over 110,000 lives managed under
global capitated arrangements. Colorado Choice Health Plans is a nonprofit
organization with a service area spanning 26, mostly rural, counties in
Colorado. The Company's products include Commercial Employer Group and
Individual Health Insurance, CHP+, Medicare and Third Party Administration
Services for Self-Funded Employer Groups.
ActiveCare, Inc. is a leader in providing diabetes management and senior alert
systems. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and publicly traded on the OTC
Bulletin Board under symbol ACAR, ActiveCare is committed to providing
consistent excellence in quality and safety as well as friendly care for
members and caregivers alike. To learn more about ActiveCare, Inc., visit the
corporate website at www.activecare.com or contact investor/media relations at
email@example.com. For a complete resume of the new Advisory Board, please
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