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Maria S. Henderson Joins WorkCare as Chief Innovation Officer

Anaheim, Calif. – Maria S. Henderson has joined the executive team at WorkCare, Inc., in the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).

Henderson is a widely respected thought leader with national expertise in workforce health management.

Her experience includes a clinical role helping injured workers and families navigate complex health care, rehabilitation and disability systems, and senior executive at Fortune 200 companies and governmental agencies including General Electric, Qwest Communications, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the state of Georgia. She established and led a consulting practice serving large employers and suppliers across the country for over eight years.

“I’m excited to join the WorkCare leadership team,” Henderson said. “I plan to leverage my experience leading programs internally with employers to create a living-lab approach to product innovation. True innovation can only occur in partnership with other progressive companies. My bottom line is to achieve measurable results, tailored to the customer, while ensuring employee engagement and satisfaction.”

“Maria’s contributions will further propel our efforts to take the occupational health industry to the next level,” said Peter P. Greaney, M.D., WorkCare’s president and chief medical officer. “Her expertise in both occupational and non-occupational service delivery models will help ensure positive outcomes for our clients and their employees.”

Chief Financial Officer Bill Nixon said WorkCare created the CIO position because innovative product design requires a dedicated focus on strategic customer engagement, knowledge of the competition and emerging market trends. “In her capacity as CIO, Maria will help translate our company’s vision and core strategy into products that will disrupt and transform the occupational health landscape for many years to come,” he said.

Henderson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology/religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from The Medical College of Virginia at VCU. She is a “green belt” in Six Sigma process management. Her philanthropic activities include founder and president of  Kids’ Chance of California, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide college scholarships to children of workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job.