TAMPA, Fla., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalon Healthcare Solutions, the leader in technology-enabled laboratory benefit management, today announced the appointment of two senior executives. Barry Davis joins the organization as the Chief Growth Officer, and Shantha Diaz is the company's new Chief Operating Officer.
"We are thrilled to welcome Barry and Shantha to the Avalon team. They are exceptional leaders with outstanding track records serving health care payers and their members and providers," said Dr. Bill Kerr, Avalon's chief executive officer. "Barry and Shantha are joining us at a most exciting time in our company's evolution as we experience significant growth and increasing adoption of our industry-leading approach to managing higher quality and more efficient lab testing."
Davis is responsible for growing Avalon's revenues and services through the company's national business development strategy. Most recently, Davis was the Senior Vice President, Health Plan Segment at OptumRx, a business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), where he led a cross-functional team managing a multi-billion dollar business serving over 25 health plan clients. Prior to OptumRx, Davis was a member of Catamaran Corp.'s executive team. Davis also spent nearly 20 years in various sales and operational roles at Medco Health Solutions, now a part of Express Scripts.
As Chief Operating Officer, Diaz is leading the ongoing creation and management of critical technology and operational capabilities for Avalon's lab management solutions. Prior to Avalon, Diaz served as Chief Operating Officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, overseeing a doubling of the plan's membership and revenues. Previously, Diaz was Staff Vice President of Medical Business Solutions at Anthem (NYSE: ANTM). Diaz also has over 20 years' experience in information technology roles, including as Manager of Application Development at Humana.
About Avalon Healthcare Solutions
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Avalon is a comprehensive laboratory benefit manager using clinical science and information technology to help physicians, consumers, and payers administer the cost effective use of thousands of diagnostic laboratory tests. Avalon leverages evidence-based medical science to develop and deploy lab policies and proprietary software through our national network of providers in the dynamic, complex lab environment. For more information about Avalon, visit www.avalonhcs.com.
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