15 Sep Gary Alexander to Join Board of Directors
NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2014) – EBM Care announced today that Gary D. Alexander, former secretary of public welfare for Pennsylvania, has joined the Company Board of Directors.
Alexander is the founder, president, and CEO of The Alexander Group, a government and private sector consulting firm that creates and delivers cutting-edge data-driven solutions, strategic business development, and innovative technology platforms to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and quality. He is a nationally recognized health care and Medicaid expert, welfare reformer, and budget specialist. For more than 15 years, he has transformed underperforming state health and welfare agencies into accountable, value-oriented, and data- and performance-driven systems by pioneering structural reforms and state-of-the-art technology solutions that have improved outcomes and quality, lowered health care costs, reduced fraud and waste, re-engineered employment programs, modernized access, and eliminated budget deficits.
“EBM Care is fortunate to be able to add to its Board of Directors an individual with the knowledge and accomplishments of Gary Alexander, who brings to our Corporation a unique blend of expertise in health care, innovation, Medicaid, and government operations,” said Jack Fitzgibbons, EBM Care’s president and chief operating officer.
Before founding The Alexander Group, Alexander served as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s secretary of public welfare and senior health and welfare adviser from 2011 to 2013. In that role, he oversaw overall operations, management, and policy development for one of the largest health and welfare agencies in the nation, a department with a budget of $27.5 billion, 6 hospitals, 5 state intermediate facilities, 94 offices, 16,500 employees, and 2.2 million public assistance recipients.
Upon arriving in Pennsylvania, Alexander faced double-digit growth, an uncoordinated service structure, and a fragmented organization. To fix these problems, he crafted and implemented a cutting-edge plan to eradicate fraud and waste called the Enterprise-wide Program Integrity and Improvement Initiative. Prior to his tenure in the Keystone State, Alexander created and implemented similar reforms as the Rhode Island secretary of health and human services and human services director from 2006 to 2011.
He is the author and architect of the 2009 landmark Rhode Island Global Medicaid Waiver that for the first time delivered unprecedented flexibility to a state to redesign its Medicaid program. Alexander’s initiative has been cited as a model of entitlement reform, particularly Medicaid reform, by various experts and publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Providence Journal, and Forbes. He possesses a unique understanding of how government interfaces with the private sector and has appeared frequently in the media and before Congress. Alexander earned a law degree from Suffolk University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.
About EBM Care. EBM Care is a medical informatics company building software solutions for doctors and nurses that place evidence-based treatment guidelines for a specific illness at the point of care, where the greatest difference in cost and outcomes can be achieved. EBM Care’s first products are for adult and pediatric traumatic brain injury.