DALLAS, Texas – Members of the National Association of Dental Plan (NADP) Board of Directors recently elected the following officers:
- Chair: Jeremy Hedrick, Careington International
- Vice Chair: Donna Hunter, United Concordia Dental
- Secretary: Jeff Schwab, Dominion National
- Treasurer: Stacia Almquist, Unum
Hedrick serves as senior vice president at Careington International Corporation as well as president of its affiliate telemedicine company, DialCare, which offers teledentistry, telemedicine, and tele-behavioral health services nationwide. He has been a vital component of Careington’s growth for the last 20 years, serving in many critical senior leadership roles throughout the Careington companies. During his tenure, Jeremy has helped lead the strategic growth of Careington’s network development department, customer support call center, compliance, claims administration, operations of Careington’s affiliate nationally licensed TPA, as well as operations of Careington’s UK affiliate, Munroe Sutton. In each of these roles, Jeremy has been intimately involved in the workings of these critical industry segments and an integral part of the growing network lease and discount dental market.
Hunter is vice president, Strategic Business Development at United Concordia Dental and is responsible for overseeing corporate strategy; business insights and advanced analytics; corporate communications; and community outreach. She joined United Concordia Dental in 1997 and has held numerous positions within Finance and Sales before moving into her current role. Prior to joining United Concordia, she worked at both Sprint and Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Finance, where she developed cost management models. Knowing that an organization’s culture is key to overall success, she has worked in these roles with leaders at all levels to align strategy and organizational health. With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, she holds a Master of Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Shippensburg University.
Schwab is vice president of marketing for Dominion National, a leading dental and vision insurer and administrator and has over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and corporate communications. Schwab is responsible for leading Dominion’s marketing, public relations and advertising efforts, as well as overseeing the company’s new product launches and individual product lines on and off the exchanges. He helped lead the development and execution of Dominion’s teledentistry program to improve member engagement, satisfaction and access to dental care. He has also helped spearhead studies that reinforce how integrating dental and medical coverage and care can be associated with improved health and lower costs for those dealing with chronic medical issues. He is a guest speaker at national industry conferences to discuss teledentistry trends and the importance of preventive dental care. Schwab holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland. In 2019, he was a Leadership Center for Excellence “40 Under 40” award recipient.
Almquist joined Unum in July 2020 as the Vice President of Network and Market Development and has nearly 15 years of experience in the dental and vision industry. She leads the strategic efforts related to Unum’s dental and vision network growth, product development, and as the dental and vision practice leader, works closely with sales and underwriting on market development. She manages a team specifically overseeing Unum’s product marketing and strategy, dental and vision network development and recruiting (DHMO, PPO, and vision), dental and vision network operations, Unum’s Dental HMO plan in California, and dental and vision clinical management.
In addition, Immediate Past Chair Ron Bolden, Cigna, serves as a non-voting ex-officio executive committee member. The NADP Board of Directors includes nine voting representatives from dental plan members. Additional board members include:
- Richard Jones, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of American
- Crystal McElroy, MetLife
- Amy Miller, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
- James Mullen, Delta Dental of California, New York, Pennsylvania & Affiliates
- Mike Trebold, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.