Leadership

  • Mark B. Ganz

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Mark has participated in the region's ever-evolving health care community his entire life, and health care has become his personal and professional cause. The son of a Spokane, Wash., physician, Mark spent many childhood afternoons at his father's family practice learning the importance of service, community and family.

    His passion for transforming the way people experience health care is the cornerstone of his vision for Cambia. Achieving this goal means staying true to the company's community-based roots and making it possible for people to help each other when they need care.

    Mark's professional and community service includes positions as a member of the board of directors of America's Health Insurance Plans, Chair; Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR); University of Portland Board of Regents (Vice Chair), Greater Portland Inc. (Co-Founder and past Chair); TriZetto, GNS Healthcare; Oregon Business Council (executive committee member); Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council; The Conversation Project; The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families (Capital Campaign Leadership Cabinet); and Jesuit High School.

    He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While an undergraduate, he was a staff member for U.S. Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D-Wash).

  • Jared L. Short

    President, Health Insurance Services

    Jared provides oversight of major operations associated with Cambia's Blue-branded health insurance subsidiaries across four states. This includes Customer Service, Claims Administration, Group and Individual Enrollment, Government Programs and the Federal Employee Program, Account Management, Insurance Product Development, eProducts and Services, Regence market presidents, Health Care Services and the Regence subsidiaries of Healthcare Administrators Inc., and Asuris Northwest Health.

    Jared was named President of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon in 2009 and was responsible for Oregon sales, provider contracting and government and community relations. He came to that position after serving as chief marketing and underwriting officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Montana.

    He first joined the company in 2000 as a Financial Analyst. He also managed corporate research and reporting, was Assistant Director of Business Intelligence and led the company's consumer-directed health systems.

    Jared is on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Plan and for TriWest Healthcare Alliance. He serves on the board of directors for Trillium Family Services, the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Metropolitan area Boys & Girls Clubs and the Oregon Business Association, and serves on the Oregon Health Improvement Plan Committee.

    Jared received his Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

  • Vince Price

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Vince supports Cambia's navigation of health care's changing landscape by ensuring the organization's ability to remain agile and innovative, yet strategically grounded and financially sound. As the leader of Cambia's actuarial, underwriting, finance, and real estate and facilities teams, Vince helps guide the organization's financial performance in line with its nonprofit mission.

    Vince plays a key role in ensuring the financial stability of Cambia's health insurance plans by providing strategic counsel and financial modeling in tune with the evolving dynamics of a post-reform market place. He and his teams work to identify and support internal cost-stewardship efficiencies that lead to reduced administrative costs, while establishing accurate product prices to ensure the company's long-term ability to pay members anticipated claims.

    Vince and his teams also lead the diversification of Cambia's company portfolio by providing optionality and valuation in the development and capital allocation of more than a dozen direct health solutions companies. Value realization is critical to Cambia's investment approach and Vince plays a critical role in establishing clear and rigorous performance expectations.

    Vince joined the company in late 2009, having previously spent 15 years as a senior finance executive with Intel, then seven years as a consultant and CFO for a start-up. He serves on the board of trustees of BCS Financial's Plan Investment Fund. He also is a founding member and treasurer of the Children's Heart Foundation, Oregon Chapter.

    He received his bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University. His MBA is from Arizona State University.

  • Kerry E. Barnett

    Executive Vice President,
    Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer

    Kerry provides leadership and strategic direction for communications, public policy and public affairs, human resources, marketing, and ethics and compliance for Cambia and its subsidiary Blue plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. He is the chief compliance officer and the chief legal officer, overseeing legal functions of the company.

    Kerry has held senior executive positions with ODS Health Plans, HealthFirst Medical Group, and served Oregon as the insurance commissioner and as the governor's legal counsel and senior policy advisor.

    He is on the board of governors for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He sits on the Public Policy Committee and on the Strategic Communications Advisory Council of America's Health Insurance Plans. He also serves on the Legal Division Co-op Board of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. In the community, Kerry serves on boards for the Portland Business Alliance and the Cambia Health Foundation, and as an Oregon Business Council deputy.

    He received his Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Yale Law School.

  • Dudley Slater

    Executive Vice President,
    Direct Health Solutions

    Dudley leads the strategic oversight, operations, growth and development of the company's suite of consumer-focused health and wellness products and services, including LifeMap Assurance Company, RegenceRx, HealthSparq, Sprig Health, Wellero, Tailorwell, and hubbub.

    He brings experience from more than 20 years of successfully building companies in the diverse fields of telecommunications, cable, energy, finance and health care.

    Dudley was co-founder of Integra Telecom, Inc., one of the largest providers of communications and networking services in the western United States. He remains on Integra's board as vice chairman and director. He served as president and CEO of Western IRB, which reviews the clinical trials of approximately 25 percent of all new drugs and medical devices in the United States, Canada and many Asian countries.

    Dudley serves on the boards of Umpqua Holdings, WOW Cable and Internet, and was appointed by the governor of Oregon to serve on the Oregon Innovation Council. He also serves on the board of Orphans Overseas, a humanitarian organization serving disadvantaged youth, and a number of other non-profit boards.

    He has a bachelor's degree in applied geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's in business administration from Harvard Business School.

  • Dr. Richard Popiel

    Executive Vice President,
    Health Care Services and Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Richard Popiel leads medical strategy for all Regence health insurance plans and provides executive leadership on care initiatives and cost management.

    He comes to Regence in from Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey company, where he was president and chief operating officer. Dr. Popiel also served as vice president and chief medical officer at Horizon, where he worked since 2000. He also served as vice president/senior medical director for The Permenante Company.

    Professional activities include chairing the National Council of Physician and Pharmacy Executives, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association council comprised of chief medical and chief pharmacy officers, and leading the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Group at America's Health Insurance Plans.

    Dr. Popiel earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and a Doctor of Medicine at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a master of business administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He is board-certified in internal medicine.

    His philanthropic activities include board membership with the American Cancer Society.

  • John Cimral

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    John leads strategic direction for information technology services, and aligns the day-to-day operations of the IT Services division with overall Cambia business direction and priorities. He is responsible for ensuring Cambia's technology systems adapt to a consumer-driven marketplace.

    He joined the company in 2011 and has nearly 25 years experience in building and growing successful technology businesses, including Symantec's Norton Antivirus security products. He was the CEO of ProSight, a computer software company.

    John serves on the board of the Returning Veterans Project, Oregon TechStart and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. He is very involved in veteran hiring and support programs at Cambia.

    A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, John served in the U.S. Army for 12 years, reaching the rank of Major. While in the Army, he earned two graduate degrees in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a degree in human resource management from Pepperdine University. John holds 10 technology patents and is recognized as a national expert in IT portfolio management.

  • Rob Coppedge

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments and Corporate Development

    Rob provides leadership for Cambia's diversification and strategic investment efforts, with responsibility for Direct Health Solutions (DHS) investment strategy and portfolio management. He serves on the Cambia Leadership Team, and on the Fund Management Team.

    Before joining Cambia in 2010, he was the founding partner of Faultline Ventures, where he worked with numerous early stage companies and strategic investors. He also held a variety of positions with Capitol Health Partners, a Washington, D.C., and New York City-based venture capital firm specializing in early-stage health services and health care information technology.

    Active in industry and community organizations, Rob serves boards of several health care companies and is a founder and former director of Leadership Health Care and is a director for The Cambia Foundation.

    Rob is a co-founder and director of innovateHealth, driving change with a group of regional stakeholders to support the development of clinical and administrative efficiencies and a more consumer-focused system.

    Rob received his Bachelor's degree in history from Georgetown University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Peggy Maguire

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Accountability and Chief of Staff

    Peggy leads Cambia Health Solutions' strategic planning, corporate performance, and enterprise risk management programs. As Chief of Staff, Peggy is a member of the Cambia Leadership Team, where she drives timely delivery of team commitments. Peggy extends the reach of the Office of the CEO by acting as the CEO's direct representative to industry associations, community organizations and other key stakeholders.

    She also serves as President and Board Chair of the Cambia Health Foundation. She provides strategic oversight for corporate philanthropy and sustainability efforts.

    Peggy joined the company in 1997 as an associate general counsel and has held several posts, including director of Litigation & Risk Management and vice president, Legal Services, before being promoted to her current position in 2008. Previously, Peggy worked as an attorney at Garvey Schubert & Barer, was an extern to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and a law clerk in the Office of the Washington Attorney General.

    Very active in her profession and her community, Peggy's current civic involvement includes serving as chair of The Dougy Center board of directors and as secretary of the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) board. In addition, she serves on the executive committee of the Friends of the Children National board. She is a senior fellow of The American Leadership Forum of Oregon.

    Peggy received her bachelor's degree in philosophy and anthropology from Lawrence University and her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

  • Mohan Nair

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Mohan guides the Innovation Force (IF) as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts.

    Mohan joined the company in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Executive accountable for product development, brand management, consumer-directed health systems/e-business, business intelligence and corporate performance management/planning for all four health plans.

    Before joining Regence, Mohan founded venture and consulting firms, and held chief executive positions with ABC Technologies and ProTool Inc. He has been an adjunct professor of business at Kellogg School of Management and authored the books Essentials of Balanced Scorecard and Activity-Based Information Systems: An Executive's Guide to Implementation.

    Mohan has served as a member of the Armed Services Interest Group on Cost and Performance Management, and the Government's Committee on Performance and Accountability for the State of Oregon. He also serves on the Chronic Care Workgroup under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    His community activities include serving on the American Heart Association's Executive Leadership Team and as chair of the board of trustees for the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities.

    Mohan holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and business, and a master's degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Oregon. He received an accreditation in advanced management from Stanford University.

  • Angela Dowling

    President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

    Over the course of her career, Angela Dowling has committed herself to helping customers understand and navigate their health insurance needs. Her ability to identify and develop creative options that meet the financial and benefit needs of her customers has led Angela to become a trusted advisor to many of Oregon's leading companies at a time when sound strategic health care decisions are more critical than ever.

    In her role as Oregon market president, Angela is responsible for directing and guiding the overall performance of Regence, including sales, provider contracting, government affairs and community relations.

    Before being named president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Angela served as the health plan's vice president of sales. She came to Regence in 2012 with a rich senior sales leadership background, previously with Payne Financial Group, Inc. where she served as Chief Revenue Officer. Before her 10 years with Payne Financial, Ms. Dowling held the positions of Strategic Sales Director at United Health Care in New York City, Business Development Officer at Hewitt Associates in New York City, and Vice President of Marketing at Aetna Health Plans in Philadelphia.

    A scholarship athlete in college, Angela received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is working toward accreditation as a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and is a member of several industry organizations, including the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

  • Jennifer Danielson

    President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

    Jennifer is responsible for the Utah Plan strategy and execution consistent with Regence's direction. She leads the statewide operations and market performance while representing and promoting Regence in business and civic arenas throughout the state. She was named to this position in 2012. Starting as a staff attorney with Regence in 1997, Jennifer has served as associate general counsel and assistant vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs. She has directed public policy and health information for all Regence markets, and was named Utah vice president in 2010.

    Before joining Regence, she worked for the U.S. Public Health Service, the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Attorney General's Office Health Division. Jennifer earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a law degree from the University of Utah.

    Ms. Danielson is also active in the community and serves on the Boards of United Way Salt Lake, the American Heart Association, the Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Salt Lake Area, the University of Utah Hospital Foundation.

  • Scott Kreiling

    President, Regence BlueShield of Idaho

    Scott leads strategy and execution for the Idaho plan consistent with company's direction. Responsible for directing and guiding statewide operations and market performance while representing and promoting Regence in business and civic arenas throughout the state.

    He was named to his current position in 2009 after serving as vice president of Sales for Regence BlueShield in Washington. He has been with Regence since 2002.

    Scott holds a bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis on business from the University of Nebraska. He served with the United States Air Force before completing his studies.

    Scott's professional activities include serving on the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board, the board of directors of the Idaho Association of Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization. He is the chair-elect of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, chairs the Chamber HealthCare Advisory Council, and serves on the boards of the Treasure Valley YMCA and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    Scott holds a bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis on business from the University of Nebraska. He served with the United States Air Force before completing his studies.

  • Don Antonucci

    President, Regence BlueShield in Washington

    As the Washington market president, Don is responsible for directing and guiding the overall performance of Regence, including sales, provider contracting, government affairs, and community relations. He takes an inside-out approach to working with employers that starts with understanding their unique needs, and then creating solutions that help drive growth and support company culture.

    Don has spent the last two decades immersed in the health care industry. From his start as a market analyst, to the front lines as the vice president of sales, up through his current role as president of Regence BlueShield, Don's desire is to create more affordable and accountable health care solutions for Washingtonians.

    Don has actively served in his community with a focus on improving Health Care for Washingtonians.

    Don earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of New York College at Cortland, and his master's degree in public policy analysis and administration from Binghamton University, State University of New York.