BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinity Health Plan's Board of Directors announced today that Bert Scott will resign as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2014, after leading the nearly 30-year old organization since 2012. In an established leadership succession plan, Glenn MacFarlane, Affinity's current Chief Financial Officer, will assume responsibilities as President and CEO on January 1, 2015.
"Mr. Scott's leadership charted a new course for Affinity during a time of rapid transformation for the healthcare industry. We recognize Bert's significant contributions to the organization and appreciate the vision and talent he brought to our operations," said Verona Greenland, Chair of Affinity's Board of Directors. "During the past two years under Bert's leadership, Affinity launched several initiatives to better serve our members and community – from entering the New York State Health Plan Marketplace in its historic inaugural year under the Affordable Care Act, to expanding our Medicare offerings to help New York-area Baby Boomers protect their health for many years and adventures to come. He has strengthened the mission of Affinity to provide affordable, accessible health care to all New Yorkers, so that they can continue to lead rich and rewarding lives."
Ms. Greenland said the Board affirms its support of the leadership team, which will soon be led by Mr. MacFarlane. "Appointing Glenn to CEO creates a seamless leadership transition," Ms. Greenland remarked. "Bert hired Glenn soon after he joined Affinity, and Glenn has played major leadership roles in recent product launches, network expansions, and revenue growth. We are confident in his ability and excited to watch Affinity continue to thrive and grow under his, and the entire leadership team's, guidance and vision."
Mr. MacFarlane assumes the role of President and CEO on January 1, 2015. At that time, Affinity's current Controller, Shaunte Tucker, will assume the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Tucker, who joined Affinity in August 2014, has more than 15 years of experience in finance in the managed care industry.
For more information about Affinity Health Plan, visit www.AffinityPlan.org.
About Affinity Health Plan
Founded in 1986, Affinity is an independent, not-for-profit organization driven by the mission to help its members, their families and their communities lead rich and rewarding lives. For nearly 30 years, Affinity has built one of the area's largest physician networks, which includes nearly 26,000 providers and more than 85 of the top hospitals in the Greater New York region. Affinity offers a variety of programs under Medicare, Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Qualified Health Plans on the New York State Health Plan Marketplace for members in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. For more information, visit AffinityPlan.org or follow Affinity on Twitter and Facebook.
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