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

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.