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WorkCare Announces Management Changes

Company Founder and President Peter P. Greaney, M.D., Transitions to Executive Chairman Role

WorkCare, Inc., is excited to report that company founder Peter P. Greaney, M.D., is transitioning from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer to the position of Executive Chairman. He will retain his title as Chief Medical Officer.

William (Bill) E. Nixon has been named President and CEO. Nixon joined WorkCare as Chief Financial Officer in 2011 after serving for more than 20 years in executive leadership positions, including 10 years as Executive Vice President and CFO at CORE, INC., an integrated disability management company.

“Our business requires us to be progressive and responsive,” Dr. Greaney said. “This change allows me to shift my responsibilities so I can focus more of my attention on market disruptors and innovative ways to navigate our nation’s increasingly complex health care system. It also makes it possible for me to continue to do what I love – mentoring physicians and providing clinical guidance, speaking at industry conferences, taking care of injured workers and working with employers on their occupational health needs.

“I intend to remain fully engaged while entrusting Bill to lead our talented team as we pursue our immediate and long-term business objectives. We will continue to strive to keep people healthy and maintain their connection with work, because we know that work matters and health counts.”

As CFO, Nixon has been instrumental in significantly expanding WorkCare’s footprint by investing in information technology, creating scalable delivery models and entering into strategic partnerships that add value for customers.

“I am very excited to be named President and CEO,” Nixon said. “WorkCare has positively impacted the occupational health service delivery landscape thanks to the insight and creative thinking of our founder, Dr. Greaney. The team we’ve assembled, through a planned and deliberate transition, will build on that foundation and help shape the future of a healthy and vibrant workforce.”

Among leadership changes announced today, Nixon has named Chief Innovation Officer Maria Henderson to the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and CIO responsible for oversight of WorkCare’s service lines, analytics and human resources. Henderson, who joined the company in March, is a widely respected thought leader with national expertise in employee health management. Her experience includes clinical and management roles in 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 also established and led a consulting practice serving large employers and suppliers across the country for over eight years.

“As part of the WorkCare leadership team, I plan to leverage my experience leading programs internally with employers to create a living-lab approach to product innovation,” Henderson said. “My bottom line is to achieve measurable results, tailored to the customer, while ensuring employee engagement and satisfaction.”

In other leadership changes:

  • Barry Fager will serve as Chief Financial Officer. Fager joined the company as Director, Financial  Management and Reporting, in 2015.
  • Human Resources Director Allison Khosroshahin has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources.
  • Alyson Smith Lebow, formerly of Mercer and ReedGroup, has been appointed to a newly created position as Director of Operations for the company’s Incident Intervention™ program.
  • Three of WorkCare’s occupational medicine physicians have been named to service line clinical leads: Senior Vice President John Paul M. Longphre, M.D., M.P.H., to Incident Intervention, Vice President, Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., to Medical Exams & Travel, and Vice President, Anthony Harris, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., to On-site Services.