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NADP Elects Board Members

by NADP | Oct 25, 2017

DALLAS, Texas. – National Association of Dental Plan (NADP) members recently elected the following individuals to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors: Jeremy Hedrick, Careington International; Kate McCown, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.; and Joshua Nace, Dental Health Services of America.

Hedrick was elected to his first board term while McCown and Nace were elected to their second terms.

Hedrick is currently senior vice president of network development for Careington International Corporation and its affiliate companies and brands, having been a vital component of its growth for 16 years. During his tenure, he has held critical senior leadership roles within network development, customer support, compliance, fulfillment and product development.

McCown is the second vice president, group compliance officer for Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. She provides strategic guidance and oversight of the group compliance department. Prior to her current position, she served in the following roles at Ameritas:  director of compliance and health care reform, compliance manager II, senior compliance administrator and group underwriter.

Nace is executive vice president for Dental Health Services of America where he oversees the company’s regulatory, underwriting, member service, sales and retention efforts. Prior to his current he served as an executive in the company’s sales department. He joined Dental Health Services in 1998. Before Dental Health Services, Josh worked in management in the hospitality industry. 

The NADP Board of Directors includes nine voting representatives from dental plan members and the immediate past chair serves as a non-voting ex-officio member of the executive committee. Joining Hedrick, McCown and Nace on the Board are:

  • Jeff Album, Delta Dental of California
  • Stacia Almquist, Sun Life Financial, Treasurer
  • Ron Bolden, Cigna
  • Dr. Mary Lee Conicella, Aetna
  • Theresa McConeghey, Principal
  • Sue Wright, Lincoln Financial Group

The Board recently elected officers for 2017-2018 as follows:

  • Chair: Theresa McConeghey, Principal
  • Vice Chair:Ron Bolden, Cigna
  • Secretary: Kate McCown, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
  • Treasurer: Stacia Almquist, Sun Life Financial
  • Immediate Past Chair Chris Swanker: The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

About NADP

National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is the representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry. NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP’s members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to more than 184 million Americans with dental benefits.