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Management Team

Wexford Health's leaders are industry experts, with years of experience managing both the clinical and financial aspects of correctional health care programs.

Our management team includes not only experienced corrections professionals, but also experts on finance, human resources, and clinical programs.  We pay close attention to balancing the diverse backgrounds and skill sets of our team members, recruiting highly effective individuals from fields including hospital management, insurance, long-term care, academia, and of course, corrections.

Because our management team possesses such a wide range of practical experience, Wexford Health can ensure that all aspects of our clients’ health care programs are functioning at peak operational and cost-efficiency levels..  

Daniel L. Conn, CCHP, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Conn has more than two decades of financial, operational, and administrative experience in managed care, including ten years in correctional health services.  His background includes all aspects of leading a health care team, enabling him to expertly analyze all aspects of the company’s performance.  He is also well versed in regulatory and contract compliance; employee and client relations; and contract negotiation.  Mr. Conn served as Wexford Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming its President and Chief Executive Officer earlier this year.  His leadership and strategic planning skills; proven operational and fiscal performance; and expansive experience in financial and risk management make Mr. Conn an exceptional choice to lead Wexford Health Sources. 

Elaine J. Gedman, CCHP
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management

Ms. Gedman has been managing people and projects for more than 26 years—24 of them in the fields of health insurance and institutional health care.  Her strong, diverse background includes human resources, operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, payroll, and risk management.  She also has extensive experience in labor relations, arbitration, and collective bargaining agreement negotiation.  Ms. Gedman’s versatility, business acumen, and expertise in identifying and developing strategic business relationships makes her the natural leader for Wexford Health’s vital Human Resources (e.g., staffing, employee/labor relations, benefit/compensation administration, reporting, training and development), Risk Management, and Payroll functions.

Darius Holmes, CCHP
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development

Withalmost three decades of experience in health care—22 of them in the correctional health care environment — Mr. Holmes is a driving force behind the acquisition and development of Wexford Health's contracts.  As Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, he is responsible for identifying and growing our core business.  This includes growing our correctional health business as well as examining new markets, partnerships, and acquisition possibilities.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Holmes played an integral role in the successful operations of our contracts throughout the United States.  Mr. Holmes is highly adaptable to new environments, responsibilities, and challenges, and is an expert at developing strong and cohesive relationships with personnel, correctional and state officials, legislators, and clients.  His experience in budget formulation, fiscal administration, contract negotiation, compliance, policy development, and operations are invaluable to Wexford Health.

John M. Froehlich, CPA, CCHP
Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Froehlich has more than 16 years of financial and management experience with seven of those years in institutional health care.  His expertise includes operational finance skills and business plan development.  As Vice President of Finance, he is responsible for leading Wexford Health’s financial accounting, reporting, and forecasting functions.  In addition he formulates the company’s long-term financial strategies, including business development, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the financial expertise and insight necessary to help Wexford Health grow in the years to come.

Thomas M. Lehman, MD, CCHP
Corporate Medical Director, Utilization Management & Clinical Services

Dr. Lehman has been a practicing physician for 26 years—10 of them in correctional health care. He is responsible for Wexford Health’s company-wide utilization management (UM) program and all clinical services.  With wide-ranging clinical and administrative expertise gained through years of experience in public, private, and institutional settings, his primary areas of focus are internal medicine and cardiology.  Dr. Lehman reviews national guidelines for healthcare and adapts these guidelines to the correctional environment, including developing clinical content for the Electronic Health Records Wexford Health implements for our clients.   Dr. Lehman also has extensive experience in HIV care and lectures nationally on HIV as well as on cardiovascular disease.  He is currently utilizing telemedicine to help direct and monitor utilization and quality of care for several state agencies. Dr. Lehman is an active member of the Society of Correctional Physicians, the National Commission of Correctional Physicians, and the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

 

     
 

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  2014 Virginia Sheriff's Association Annual Conference and Exhibition
Sep 14, 2014 - Sep 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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