Providence Service Corporation Announces Appointment of Leslie V. Norwalk to its Board of Directors

Nov 05, 2015, 08:30 ET from The Providence Service Corporation

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced the appointment of Leslie V. Norwalk to the Company's Board of Directors. 

Chris Shackelton, Chairman, commented, "Leslie brings a wealth of experience to Providence, and we're excited to welcome her to our board of directors.  Her leadership within government and the healthcare industry positions her to make significant contributions across our entire business.  Additionally, as our strategic initiatives extend beyond our existing products and services, we're confident that her expertise and guidance will have a valuable impact."

Ms. Norwalk, age 49, is currently Strategic Counsel to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Previously, Ms. Norwalk served the Bush Administration as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she managed the operations of federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.  For the four years prior to that, she was the agency's Deputy Administrator.

Prior to serving the Bush Administration, Ms. Norwalk practiced law with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where she advised clients on a variety of healthcare policy matters.  She also served the first Bush administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Ms. Norwalk is currently a director on the public company boards of NuVasive Inc., Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. and Endologix, Inc.  She also serves as an Advisor to Warburg Pincus, Enhanced Equity and Peloton Equity.  She earned a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College.

The addition of Ms. Norwalk to the Providence Board of Directors increases the number of directors to five.  Ms. Norwalk will serve on the audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committees.

About The Providence Service Corporation

The Providence Service Corporation provides and manages multiple healthcare and social services, comprised of non-emergency transportation services, workforce development services, legal offender rehabilitation services, and health assessment services in the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit

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