WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sue Schick, Chief Growth Officer at UnitedHealthcare Community & State and Juan Luis Salgado-Morales, MD, FACOG, President and CEO of Vita Healthcare, have been elected to the March of Dimes National Board of Trustees, it was announced today.
March of Dimes Trustees are volunteers who provide strategic direction and governance to the organization.
"Dr. Salgado-Morales and Ms. Schick each have many years of leadership experience in the business of health care, and have helped guide the March of Dimes in their local areas," says Gary Dixon, chairman of the Board. "We're honored to have them join the national Board and lend their expertise to our efforts to prevent birth defects and preterm birth, the #1 killer of babies in the United States."
Ms. Schick's service to the March of Dimes spans over two decades, including being a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania March of Dimes since 2011, and acting as the Board's co-chair of the Pennsylvania Committee to End Premature Birth for Mid-Atlantic Region. Currently, Sue is the Chief Growth Officer for UnitedHealthcare, a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. In her current role, she develops innovative strategies and programming to support state government customers serving more than five million Medicaid members in 24 states, plus Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she was the CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of leadership experience in the health and employee benefits industry, Sue is a national speaker on the topics of health care reform, business leadership and philanthropy. In 2012, she was appointed chairperson of The Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Tom Corbett. She has also served on the Governor's Innovation and Privatization Task Force and Vice Chair for the Pennsylvania Business Council. In recognition of her community service, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce awarded her its Paradigm Women's Leadership Award in 2014.
She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Economics/Business Administration from Randolph-Macon College and will receive her master's degree in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College in 2017. Sue and her husband live in the greater Philadelphia area and have three sons.
Dr. Salgado-Morales, who serves as chair of the Puerto Rico March of Dimes, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, an international speaker in endometriosis and laparoscopy, and an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member. In 2014-2015, he chaired the March of Dimes signature fundraising event, March for Babies, in Puerto Rico. Before joining Vita Healthcare, Inc., he founded Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Endometriosis Center, for which he is currently the Medical Director. He is Associate Professor in the Department of OB-GYN at Universidad Central de Caribe, School of Medicine in Bayamón, Puerto Rico and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of PR Medical Science Campus. He is also President and Co-Founder of Maternal Fetal Medicine & Gynecology Center, PSC. He graduated from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in 1985 and completed his residency in OB-GYN at the Caguas Regional Hospital.
He and his wife, Dr. Marie Rosa Aviles, a dentist, live in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and are parents of two sons and one daughter who are currently pursuing medical careers.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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