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NADP Presents Annual Star Awards at CONVERGE 2019

by NADP | Aug 02, 2019



Annual Award recognizes volunteer contributions to association and industry

DALLAS – In recognition of volunteer excellence, the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) will honor 13 individuals with the annual Star Awards at CONVERGE 2019, Sept. 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. The NADP Star Award recognizes annual volunteer contributions necessary for the association to accomplish its mission to promote and advance the dental benefits industry and improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care.

Following is a list of 2019 Stars and their contributions to NADP volunteer groups.

Commission on Advocacy (CAP)

Martin McGuinness, Unum

CAP is honoring Marty for cultivating critical relationships on the Hill, including organizing industry responses on a proposal to establish a federal claims database.

James Slotnick, Sun Life Financial

CAP is recognizing James for his quick and significant advocacy response and engagement on a proposal to establish a federal claims database.

Communications WorkGroup (WG)

Teresa Duncan, Odyssey Management

Communications commends Teresa for leading her project team in surveying in dental offices, including providing her client list, fielding the survey and providing results.

Carol Egan, Renaissance

Communications applauds Carol for her leadership, creativity and insightful feedback on multiple communications project teams.

Government Funded Programs WG (GFP WG)

Kim Sheldrake, RDA, UnitedHealthcare

GFPWG praises Kim for outstanding participation, providing vital information and insight on public program developments and taking an active role in all the workgroup’s initiatives.

Matthew Sinnott, Willamette

GFP WG honors Matt for keeping the group well-informed of public policy discussions and initiatives in the Pacific Northwest and providing important insights on dental benefits in public programs.  

Mark Waterbury, DentaQuest

GFP WG commends Mark’s unique and in-depth insight on Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare Advantage policies and implementation of the preclusion list.

Government Relations WG (GRW)

Holt Hathaway, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

GRW lauds Holt for keeping the group informed of critical updates from North Carolina and her leadership organizing a successful response to network leasing legislation.

Devin McBrayer, Delta Dental of CA, NY, PA & Affiliates

GRW celebrates Devin’s active participation in the GRW’s tracking and review of state legislation, and her thoughtful input on analysis of key bills.

James Mullen, Delta Dental of CA, NY, PA & Affiliates

GRW extols Jim’s frequent contributions to the GRW’s day-to-day activities, as well as his assistance with improving the group’s operations and NADP’s advocacy strategy.

Membership WG

Brian Correia, Solstice

The Membership WG salutes Brian for his Membership recruitment success.

Roger Skinner, Argus Dental and Vision

The Membership WG exalts Roger’s continued success in membership recruitment.

Research Commission

Marc Aranoff, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

The Research Commission praises Marc for leadership in promoting engagement of his fellow Commission members.

 “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization,” said NADP Executive Director Evelyn Ireland. “They provide leadership, direction, person-power, enthusiasm and energy to advance the dental benefits industry and NADP. We value and appreciate their contributions, and we are pleased to recognize and honor these outstanding individuals.”

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 200 million Americans.