MDwise Welcomes New Leadership

3/28/2017
 
Indianapolis, Ind. – Jim Parker has been named president and CEO and Robert Komula has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of MDwise.
 
A long-term board member for MDwise – most recently serving as Chairman of the Board – Parker has a unique understanding of MDwise’s business and goals. As president and CEO, he will provide corporate leadership, direct business operations, design policies and work closely with the executive team to lead MDwise to achieve its overall corporate goals.
 
Parker brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in commercial and Medicare health plans, with executive-level roles at major companies such as Indiana University Health, Wellpoint, Inc. and Anthem, Inc. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of IU Health Plans where he was responsible for developing short and long term strategies for the company’s commercial and Medicare health plans. Prior to IU Health Plans, he founded Health Market Strategies, an advisory firm that specialized in identifying health care organizations’ growth potential.
 
Robert Komula recently joined the organization to serve as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for the direction and management of all financial aspects for MDwise and MDwise Marketplace. He brings more than 25 years of financial management, leadership and strategic business planning in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. Most recently, he served as a financial executive at Indiana University Health. Before then, he served as the vice president of finance for Geisinger Health Plans, three health insurance companies based in central Pennsylvania.
 
Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Kenyon College and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University while Komula holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Healthcare Fiscal Management from University of Wisconsin.

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About MDwise and MDwise Marketplace
MDwise and MDwise Marketplace are nonprofit health maintenance organizations focused on providing health coverage to Indiana individuals and families. Our mission is to provide access to compassionate, high quality, coordinated health care and education in the communities we serve. MDwise provides health coverage for the following Indiana Health Coverage Programs: Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan. MDwise Marketplace is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Health coverage is currently provided through these health plans to more than 350,000 members through a broad network of primary medical providers, hospitals, specialists and other providers. For more information, visit MDwise.org