July 16, 2015 – Executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton, Inc. has placed healthcare veteran Jennie Chin Hansen as a member of the board of directors at SCAN Health Plan. Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, president of Berkhemer Clayton, led the search.
Ms. Hansen is the senior strategic advisor and immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and previously served as president of the 38 million member AARP. She served nearly 25 years with On Lok Inc., a non-profit family of organizations providing comprehensive medical and community-based services for elderly people in San Francisco. In 2011, Ms. Hansen completed a six-year term as a federal commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. She currently serves on numerous boards including the SCAN Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as well as on the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Committee.
“Jennie brings to SCAN an extraordinary background in senior care, policy and service,” said SCAN board chair Ryan Trimble. “Her wealth of corporate governance experience and personal commitment to older adults will help ensure that SCAN not only remains an innovative leader in providing access to the healthcare services seniors need but that we continue to be a strong, national advocate for senior health and independence.”
SCAN Health Plan is a not-for-profit health plan founded in 1977 and based in Long Beach, California. The Medicare advantage health maintenance organization is one of the largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage companies in the U.S.
Berkhemer Clayton has recently completed board placements for other non-profit companies, including filling a board post for Crystal Stairs, Inc., a childcare delivery agency.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Berkhemer Clayton is a senior-level executive search firm serving corporations, universities and large non-profit organizations. The firm handles specific senior-level positions, primarily vice president and above, leaders of corporate communication, brand marketing, finance & accounting, human resources, and board development. It specializes in handling management-level executive searches in three practices: communications & marketing; finance & investor relations; and boards of directors.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media