ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2009--
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today the following
appointments that are consistent with the Company’s organizational
development program while enhancing our mission to provide quality
Effective immediately, Jason Harrold, current President and CEO of
OptiCare Managed Vision, Inc., has been appointed to Senior Vice
President of Centene’s Specialty Business Unit. Mr. Harrold will assume
the leadership role over the specialty companies previously held by
William Scheffel. Mr. Harrold has been President of OptiCare Managed
Vision for nearly ten years.
Jonathan Dinesman has been appointed Vice President of Government
Relations. Mr. Dinesman previously served as Vice President, Business
Development – State Affairs. In his new role, Mr. Dinesman will oversee
Centene’s Government Relations office in Washington D.C. Prior to
joining Centene, he was with UnitedHealth Group in Washington.
Shannon Scales, Senior Director of Internal Audit will take on the lead
management role of the Internal Audit department in St. Louis. Ms.
Scales has served in the Internal Audit department with increasing
responsibility for more than six years.
Michael F. Neidorff, Centene’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are
extremely fortunate to have these talented individuals, especially as
healthcare dominates the national stage. These appointments reflect the
value of our succession planning program. With their expertise, Centene
will continue to grow its high-quality, accessible healthcare solutions."
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that
provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits
under Medicaid, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program
(CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, Long-Term
Care and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local
health plans and offers a wide range of health insurance solutions to
individuals and the rising number of uninsured Americans. It
also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to
provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health
management, managed vision, telehealth services, pharmacy benefits
management and medication adherence. Information regarding Centene is
available via the Internet at www.centene.com.
Source: Centene Corporation
Deanne Lane, Senior Director, Corporate Media