Health, the New York Business Group on Health, and as a Trustee of the Employer’s Managed Healthcare Association (MHCA). He was also a founding member of The Leapfrog Group—all working to promote high quality, accountable, and cost-effective employee benefit programs. He previously served on the Employee Benefits Committee of the United States Independent Telephone Association and both the Health Care Subcommittee and the Employee Benefits Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers. He has been a frequent speaker on employee benefit financing and health cost management issues, and continuously “borrows” ideas from other employers and healthcare providers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, The American College, and the University of New Haven.

Reed Tuckson, MD, a graduate of Howard University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, is currently Senior Vice President of Consumer Health and Medical Care Advancement at UnitedHealth Group. He has served as Senior Vice President, Professional Standards, for the American Medical Association (AMA). He is former President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1997; has served as Senior Vice President for Programs of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation from 1990 to 1991; and from 1986 to 1990, Dr. Tuckson was the Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia. He currently is a member of Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves as a member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing and has held a number of other federal appointments, including cabinet level advisory committees on health reform, infant mortality, children’s health, violence, and radiation testing.

Dale Whitney is Corporate Health and Welfare Manager at UPS and has responsibility for the health care and ancillary benefit programs for over 700,000 UPS employees, retirees and their families. Following several assignments in Operations, Health and Safety and Employment, Dale served as Human Resources Manager in several western states. He has been in the UPS Corporate Health and Welfare function for over ten years and moved to Atlanta with the UPS Corporate Office in 1991. Dale is a member of several national and local professional organizations and currently on the board of the Employers Managed Health Care Association in Washington. D.C. and a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Purchaser Advisory Council. He is also a board member of the Georgia Healthcare Leadership Council, a group of employers, health plans and health care providers that was recently named one of the initial sites to roll out the Leapfrog Group patient safety initiatives.

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