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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..
Mark W. Hale, CCHP
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hale has more than 31 years of management experience in the health care and managed care fields. His executive experience includes all aspects of running a health care company. Mr. Hale served as Wexford Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. His leadership and strategic planning skills, proven operational and fiscal performance, and expansive experience in financial and risk management make Mr. Hale an exceptional choice to lead Wexford Health Sources.
Daniel L. Conn, CCHP
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Conn has more than 23 years of wide-ranging, progressive, professional experience. Twenty-one of those years have been in health care administration and management, including numerous years in correctional health care. His demonstrated leadership and analytical problem-solving skills enable him to expertly analyze all aspects of a company’s operational and financial performance. He is well versed in regulatory and contract compliance, employee and customer relations, and administrative management, as well as contract negotiation. He has a proven track record of enhancing operational performance utilizing his extensive management expertise and coaching capabilities. Mr. Conn’s ability to streamline services, improve efficiency, and reduce costs makes him a natural choice to lead Wexford Health’s operational functions.
Elaine J. Gedman, CCHP
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management
Ms. Gedman has been managing people and projects for more than 25 years — 23 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 Operations/Strategic Development
With more than 26 years of experience in health care —20 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 Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Froehlich has more than 14 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 will help formulate the company’s long-term financial strategy, 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 over 20 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. He developed the clinical content for our electronic health record for one of our clients. Dr. Lehman reviews national guidelines for healthcare and adapts these guidelines to the correctional environment. 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.