William S. George
William S. George has served as Health Partners Plans’ president and chief executive officer since 2006. In this capacity, he has overall responsibility for leading one of Greater Southeastern Pennsylvania’s largest health maintenance organizations, serving more than 278,000 members through its nationally recognized Medicaid managed care plan, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plan for uninsured children up to age 19 and one of the fastest-growing Medicare plans in Philadelphia.
Mr. George serves on the Pennsylvania state board for the March of Dimes, where he is also Board Treasurer. He is a Board Member and Board Treasurer of The Food Trust and the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, two organizations that promote healthy eating and support getting nutritious food to families in Philadelphia and other metropolitan areas throughout the United States. He also serves as a Board Member and Board Treasurer of two organizations supporting historic preservation in the Fairmount Park System in Philadelphia.
Mr. George has received the Good Scout Award from the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America; the Drum Major Award from the Philadelphia Council of Clergy; the Human Rights Award from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations; the Essence of Fatherhood Award from the Father’s Day Rally Committee; the City of Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell Award; and most recently the Public Citizen for Children and Youth Award.
Mr. George has a BA in History and Economics from Lafayette College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Mr. George is also a CPA.
Mark Cary is the Senior Vice President of Medicare Sales and Actuarial Services at Health Partners Plans (HPP). In this role, Mr. Cary oversees the integration of business development opportunities and develop strategic initiatives to achieve revenue, retention and margin growth for Health Partners Plans’ Medicare product line, as well as overseeing actuarial functions for all HPP lines of business.
Mr. Cary joined HPP as a veteran managed care actuary and executive health care leader with 30 years of experience. Mr. Cary has a proven track record of excellence in meeting or exceeding business goals and customer service in both the consulting and corporate environments. As HPP’s first chief actuary for Medicaid and Medicare, Mr. Cary worked at the company from 2001 to 2006 as director before becoming vice president. In this role, he identified cost-saving opportunities for the company and led several strategic corporate initiatives resulting in millions of dollars in annual savings without compromising quality.
As President of the Health Partners Foundation, Mark is responsible for ensuring the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission. Along with the Board of Directors, Mr. Cary monitors and assesses sound fundraising practices, champions the organization, advocates its mission to internal and external stakeholders and ensures legal compliance. He also works to guarantee the Board’s directives, policies and resolutions are carried out fully.
Mr. Cary received his bachelor of science in mathematics from Villanova University. He resides in Philadelphia with his partner Connie Keith and has two children.
Staci Scott has more than 20 years of experience in program administration, operations, workforce/career development, education and training. As Executive Director, Ms. Scott is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, programs and grant administration of the Health Partners Foundation. Ms. Scott coordinates and oversees all educational programs and philanthropic outreach, as well as the Health Partners Plans Annual Giving Campaign that raises money for the Foundation and the United Way. Ms. Scott also oversees fundraising, marketing and community outreach for the Foundation. Having served on a number of non-profit boards throughout Philadelphia, Ms. Scott has significant executive leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy, strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse individuals.
In her role as Manager of Community Education at Health Partners Plans, Ms. Scott is responsible for coordinating and conducting community educational programs to raise awareness and provide education and training related to the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Ms. Scott leads a team of professionals whose primary function is to promote learning and social development, while enhancing the capacity of individuals and groups to improve their quality of life, health and overall well-being.
Ms. Scott holds a Master of Human Services from Lincoln University.
Mr. Sehi’s responsibilities over the years have included oversight of payroll, accounts payable and receivable, provider recruitment and claims management. He is well versed in the areas of strategic financial policy development, research/grant and investment reporting, bond issue management, construction and property accounting, and the preparation of financial statements for restricted funds.John Sehi, the Foundation’s secretary/treasurer, is Health Partners Plans’ Vice President of Finance. In this role, Mr. Sehi oversees financial operations, the annual budget and monthly reporting, as well as strategic planning, and the assessment of potential new business ventures. Before coming to Health Partners Plans, Mr. Sehi held financial leadership positions at Mercy Health Corporation of Southeastern PA and QualMed Plans for Health.
Mr. Sehi holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from Drexel University. He is an Advanced Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Johnna Baker, Esq.
Practicing as an attorney since 1991, Ms. Baker specializes in corporate counsel for health insurers and managed care organizations. She has worked for one of the largest health insurers in the United States and has experience working for and creating start-up organizations, including entities such as foundations, third party administrators, and various partnerships. Ms. Baker has also served as legal counsel and secretary on a number of Boards. She received her law degree from Widener University and was a magna cum laude graduate of West Chester University.As Health Partners Plans’ General Counsel/Vice President of Legal Affairs, Johnna Baker oversees Complaints/Grievances, Special Investigations and Law units. She manages outside litigation; drafts, reviews and negotiates a variety of contracts; and serves as chairperson of the Policies & Procedures Committee and is the Enterprise Risk Management Officer. She also provides legal advice and guidance on all corporate matters, including member and provider complaints and appeals, fraud and abuse, contracting, product development, licensing, terminations, regulatory and government matters, reimbursement, leasing, real estate, intellectual property, strategic planning, and other commercial and corporate issues.
As the facilities supervisor, George Courtnye leads the day-to-day operations of the Facilities Management Department. This includes ensuring that Health Partners Plans’ employees have the equipment, supplies and services they need to do their jobs. Mr. Courtnye also ensures that all meeting rooms are arranged as specified on the electronic work order requests submitted by employees. Another key component of Mr. Courtnye’s responsibilities is providing logistical assistance and onsite setup and tear down functions at all community and special employee events. He is also serving a two-year position on the Health Partners Foundation Board.
Mr. Courtnye began his career at Health Partners Plans in February 1994 at the age of 22. He was hired as an office assistant. After several advance, he and was promoted to his current supervisory role in 2013.
Mr. Courtnye has a BA in Business Management from Peirce College in Philadelphia. He is also a proud Eagle Scout — the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Courtnye is a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Eugene T. Diebold
Gene Diebold has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services and healthcare insurance industry. As the Health Partners Plans Controller, Mr. Diebold oversees the organization’s corporate accounting and reporting function and is primarily responsible for the financial infrastructure, accounting, and planning, reporting and monitoring functions. In addition, he is responsible for financial operations and internal and external financial reporting to management, the HPP Board and regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining Health Partners Plans, Mr. Diebold worked with CIGNA Corporation in various leadership management roles in accounting and finance, including being responsible for CIGNA’s consolidated financial statements and statutory reporting for its largest insurance subsidiary. Prior to CIGNA, his worked in the assurance practice of Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, specializing in the insurance, financial services and healthcare business sectors.
Mr. Diebold is a CPA and member of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA. He also serves as a member of the Finance Committee for the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), serves as a business advisory council member for the King’s College William G. McGowan School of Business.
Mr. Diebold received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He resides in Centre Square, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
As a Medicaid Care Coordinator for Health Partners Plans, Zoey Reese ensures members receive the comprehensive, quality care they need to improve their health outcomes. She is on the front lines with our members. She educates them about their health care needs, connecting them with community resources and coordinating with behavioral health providers to ensure continuity of care. Ms. Reese also plays an integral role in evaluating and improving care coordination programs to be more effective and member focused.
Ms. Reese began her career 15 years ago at Voyage House Runaway and Homeless Youth Center. There, she provided crisis intervention counseling to at-risk teens, supporting their path to stable housing, education and health care. She later moved on to Wordsworth Academy where she continued her passion to serve the at-risk population in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.
A Philadelphia native, Ms. Reese has her BA in Psychology from Temple University. She also received an MSS in Social Work Policy, Practice and Advocacy from Bryn Mawr College. She proudly served as the first student to represent Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work at the 2005 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She also participated in Volunteers for Peace in Belmont, Vermont and Sicignano, Italy and served as a citizen diplomat with the 2006 Rotary International Group Study Exchange delegation to Israel.
Ms. Reese enjoys traveling and dancing Argentine Tango in her spare time.