Dr. Leon Mooneyhan Joins Kentucky Health Cooperative Board of Directors

Feb 21, 2014, 08:28 ET from Kentucky Health Cooperative

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., today announced that David Leon Mooneyhan, of Shelbyville, has been named to its board of directors. Mooneyhan, CEO of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and former superintendent of the Shelby and Fulton County boards of education, brings to Kentucky Health Cooperative 40 years of strategic planning, operating and financial management experience.

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"Leon's long experience as an education leader and chief executive officer of an education cooperative will be invaluable to us as we strive to meet the healthcare needs of everyday people in communities across Kentucky," said Joe Smith, Chair of the Board. "He brings a unique perspective to Kentucky Health Cooperative, with his impeccable track record of shepherding organizations through change and with his expertise in education."

Mooneyhan joined Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville in 2004. He earned a Ph.D. in Education Administration and Supervision from George Peabody College for Teachers, now a part of Vanderbilt University. He is a past president of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. He has also held a governing board seat on the governing board of the American Association of School Administrators and has served as an advisory board member of Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.

"The Cooperative has made great strides at the forefront of a new movement to expand access to health coverage in a new age of healthcare in America, and I'm looking forward to contributing as the Cooperative moves forward," said Mooneyhan.

Kentucky Health Cooperative
Kentucky Health Cooperative, based in Louisville, is dedicated to improving health outcomes by providing member-focused, accessible, cost-effective and quality-focused health care coverage to individuals and small groups living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Health Cooperative was identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to receive loans to create and operate a Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan, or CO-OP. CO-OPs are nonprofit health insurance companies that will be member-governed in 2015. Kentucky Health Cooperative gained approval in March 2013 from the Kentucky Department of Insurance to operate as an insurer in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Health Cooperative began offering health plan benefits on Jan. 1, 2014.

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Susan Dunlap
Kentucky Health Cooperative
(502) 498-5539

SOURCE Kentucky Health Cooperative