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Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty Names More Cabinet-Level Nominations

Today, Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty announced the next round of cabinet-level appointments for his administration. Over the past weeks, he has announced several key nominations, most recently naming the directors for the Department of Corrections, Office of Personnel, Department of Public Works, Unified Communications Center, and the Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services.

Today’s announcements are:

  • Dr. Gregg A. Pane, Director, Department of Health
  • Stephen T. Baron, Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Patrick J. Canavan, Psy. D., Chief Operating Officer, St. Elizabeths Hospital
  • Thomas E. Hampton, Commissioner, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
  • Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Planning
  • Gustavo F. Velasquez, Director, Office of Human Rights
  • Uma Ahluwalia, Interim Director, Child and Family Service Agency
  • Corey R. Buffo, Esq., Interim Director, Department of the Environment
  • Wanda S. Durden, Interim Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Soohyun “Julie” Koo, Interim Director, Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
  • Mercedes Lemp, Interim Director , Office of Latino Affairs 
  • Lisa Marie Morgan, Interim Director, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Oscar S. Rodriguez, Interim Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Contracting and Procurement
  • Kelly Valentine, Interim Director, Department of Risk Management
  • Brian L. Wilbon, Interim Director, Department of Human Services

Dr. Gregg A. Pane, Director
Department of Health

Dr. Gregg A. Pane will be reappointed as director of the Department of Health, bringing more than 20 years of executive level public health experience to the District government. He joined the District from Detroit, Michigan's Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), where he has served as system vice president for Clinical Quality and safety and medical director for Public Policy Initiatives for the past two years. .

The HFHS is a $2.5 billion integrated medical system with five major hospitals and numerous clinics, a 500,000-member HMO, and 800 doctors. Dr. Pane managed 35 direct staff members responsible for quality, safety and accreditation and serves as vice president at 900-bed Henry Ford Hospital. At HFHS Pane established innovative initiatives in health literacy and consumer quality and served as a co-director of the Chronic Disease Initiative. .

Prior to joining the HFHS, Pane served as the chief policy and planning officer for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) from 1996-2003. He helped transform the VHA into a coordinated outpatient-based system and managed more than 100 employees responsible for strategic planning, policy, performance management, and external affairs. He also served as the acting chief of VHA Emergency Management during his tenure at VHA, representing the VHA on National Security Council disaster and anti-terrorism planning. 

Dr. Pane's wide-ranging medical professional experience includes two years as the Vice President of Quality Management and chief medical officer for Unisys Health Information Management and two years as medical director of the Louisiana Medicaid Program. He also was an associate adjunct professor and Residency Program director at the University of California - Irvine Division of Emergency Medicine for several years. .

Dr. Pane received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan at Flint, Michigan, an MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and an MPA in health services administration from the University of San Francisco College of Professional Studies in San Francisco, California. He is a certified physician executive (CPE), a fellow in the American College of Physician Executives (FACPE), and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He is widely published and has served on numerous health care commissions.

Stephen T. Baron, Director
Department of Mental Health

Stephen T. Baron will be reappointed as director of the Department of Mental Health as its director. Baron has been in this position since July 2006. Baron brings more than 30 years as a mental health practitioner and administrator to District government. Prior to taking this position, Baron was the president of Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Inc. (BMHS), the local mental health authority for Baltimore City for 17 years. In this role, Baron oversaw Baltimore’s public mental health system of more than 100 agencies that provide services to more than 32,000 individuals. Among his major accomplishments at BMHS, Baron played a significant leadership role in establishing a range of community-based psychiatric crisis programs, developed an innovative community-based capitation for adults who are either long-term residents of state psychiatric programs or have had multiple short-term hospitalizations, and implemented a process to monitor provider outcomes. 

Prior to joining Mental Health Systems, Baron was the executive director of People Encouraging People (PEP) and the Coordinator of Aftercare Services at the Sinai Hospital Department of Psychiatry in Baltimore. He worked closely with private citizens and Department of Psychiatry staff to develop PEP, a comprehensive community rehabilitation program for individuals for serious, persistent mental illness. 

Baron’s management skills are enhanced by the eight years he spent in the field as a social worker and therapist for Family Services of Montgomery County, Maryland; the Northern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded; and the University of Maryland Methadone Treatment Program. In addition, Baron was an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County School of Social Work for several years.

Baron has received numerous awards and honors, including the Public Official Award from the Governor’s Homeless Relief Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Baltimore Homeless Services, Inc., Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc., the Family League of Baltimore City and the Maryland Association of Non Profit Agencies.

Baron received a bachelor’s degree in social welfare at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and a Master of Social Work at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Patrick J. Canavan, Psy. D., Chief Operating Officer
St. Elizabeths Hospital

Patrick J. Canavan, Psy.D. is Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty's choice as chief operating officer of St. Elizabeths Hospital. Founded in 1855, St. Elizabeths is the public psychiatric inpatient facility for residents of the District of Columbia. Serving both long-term and court-ordered patients, St. Es is undergoing a major transformation as it prepares to enter a new building and a new era in service to residents of the District with psychiatric disorders. As a proven change-agent, Dr. Canavan is well positioned to lead the organization and restore the Hospital to its healing mission and address many of the difficult issues that have faced the Hospital over the years. 

Dr. Canavan’s professional track record is marked by his efforts to make the government more responsive and efficient. A licensed clinical psychologist, he began his career with the District government as a clinical administrator at St. Es. Following five years of service there, he joined the Office of the City Administrator where he managed day-to-day interaction with the District’s health and human services agencies.

In 2002, Dr. Canavan was tapped to serve as director of the District’s Office of Neighborhood Services where he reached across government agencies, formed ward-based core teams, and brought government and citizens together to resolve longstanding issues in their neighborhoods. He also spearheaded the successful Crime Reduction “Hot Spots” Initiative which targeted specific neighborhoods and addressed issues such as poor infrastructure, blight, and human suffering that often lead to violent crime. There was a 32 percent reduction in violent crimes and a 13 percent reduction in property crimes in the 14 identified Hot Spots during this Initiative. In this role, his interest grew in how empowered communities can help government bring positive change to neighborhoods across the city.

Confirmed as the Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs by the DC Council in May, 2005, Dr. Canavan began the process of rebuilding the regulatory agency. His major accomplishments include the creation of the Office of the Tenant Advocate, the reinstatement of the Office of Consumer Protection, and the reintroduction of Street Vending across the District. He focused on the basics - full staffing with competitive employees, major training initiatives using national standards, and improved IT and community-focused customer service - to ensure that DCRA will succeed in its mission to protect residents, support economic development, maintain affordable housing stock and regulate businesses.

Dr. Canavan earned his Doctor of Psychology degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, a Master of Education from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. He is a certified public manager, trained at The George Washington University, and he has also completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Governments at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

Thomas E. Hampton, Commissioner
Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Thomas Hampton will be reappointed to serve as the commissioner for the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. He was originally confirmed as the commissioner for the District of Columbia’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) by the DC Council on May 9, 2006, after serving as the Acting Commissioner of DISB for about eight months. Hampton is responsible for the five-bureau agency that regulates all financial industries in DC and enforces all laws of the District of Columbia relating to the conduct of financial services activities.

As the Commissioner, Hampton’s priorities include protecting and educating consumers on financial services issues including fraud, strengthening investigation and enforcement statutes and procedures, encouraging financial services companies, especially captives and risk retention groups, to locate to DC, and addressing uninsured health insurance concerns of DC residents.

A veteran of the Department since 1988, Hampton most recently held the position of the Deputy Commissioner of DISB responsible for organization-wide policy development and program execution, as well as technical oversight of the insurance, securities, banking and fraud investigation activities.

Prior to joining DISB, Hampton had extensive experience in the insurance industry, especially in property and casualty insurance. He managed the accounting and financial activities of captive insurance companies in Bermuda and Cayman Islands for Cigna Worldwide in New York, and was a supervisor in General Accounting with the American International Group (AIG).

Hampton has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from North Carolina Central University and an MBA from St. Johns University in New York. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Examiner (CFE).

Harriet Tregoning, Director
Office of Planning

Harriet Tregoning has been named to serve as the director of the Office of Planning. She is currently the director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design and the executive director of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, a project of the national non-profit advocacy organization, Smart Growth America. The Governors’ Institute on Community Design is a national, nonpartisan effort created specifically to assist governors and their top staff as they make investments in their communities and guide growth and development in their states. 

Tregoning also co-founded the Smart Growth Leadership Institute with former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening. She served Governor Glendening as both secretary of Planning and then as the nation's first state-level cabinet secretary for Smart Growth. In that role, she chaired a 15-member Smart Growth Sub cabinet, coordinated the state's broad and comprehensive Smart Growth program, and acted as a state-wide advocate for smart growth projects, policies and priorities. Recognition for these efforts included the "Innovations in Government Award" from the Ford Foundation and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to her tenure in Maryland State government, Tregoning was the Director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. At EPA, Tregoning helped to found and coordinate the National Smart Growth Network, a national partnership program designed to inform and accelerate innovative smart growth policies and practices. The Smart Growth Network has more than 900 individual and organizational members and two dozen national and regional partner organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association, the National Association of Counties, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Associations, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Trust for Public Land, the American Farmland Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and many others. 

Tregoning’s academic training is in Engineering and Public Policy. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003-2004.

Gustavo F. Velasquez, Director
Office of Human Rights

Gustavo F. Velasquez has been selected to serve as director of the District’s Office of Human Rights. Velasquez previously served as director of the city’s Office of Latino Affairs. He joined District government from Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., the leading social service provider to Latinos in Philadelphia, where he has served as Director of Operations since 2001. In this role, Velasquez managed the operations of a $12 million human services agency, and developed client data systems and program evaluation guidelines for more than 45 programs. He also served as the division director of the Family and Community Development Division, where he managed $2.3 million in government contracts and private grants in the areas of child welfare, health promotion, housing counseling, financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency.

Velasquez also has private sector and international experience. He has worked as a research associate at McGann Management Consultants, and served as the special assistant to the undersecretary of Planning, in the Mexican Department of Agriculture, and as the regional coordinator in the Office of Environmental Compliance for Coastal Zones in the Mexican Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Velasquez was appointed to the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone Community Trust Board and the Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Planning Council by Mayor Street of Philadelphia, and was a founding member of the Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition and the Philadelphia Latino Taskforce for Workforce Development.

Velasquez received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and public administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana

Uma Ahluwalia, Interim Director
Child and Family Service Agency (CFSA)

Uma Ahluwalia will continue to serve as the interim director of CFSA, a position she has held since October 28, 2005. She rejoined CFSA as principal deputy director of Program Operations in June 2005. During her tenure, she had oversight of direct services to children including the District's 24-hour hotline for reporting child abuse and neglect, investigations, CFSA and private-provider monitoring of in-home and foster care cases, and adoptions. CFSA's Clinical Practice; Licensing and Monitoring; and Policy, Planning and Program Support functions also reported to her. In 2003, she served as director of External Affairs, a senior management position with responsibility for legislative initiatives, coordination of advisory panels, and leadership of the Interstate Compact for Placement of Children (ICPC) negotiations with neighboring states.

Ahluwalia holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Delhi, India, and completed post-master's work in health services administration at George Washington University. Over an 18-year career in human services, she has progressively moved from case-carrying social work to executive leadership at the state and local levels.

Between her former and current tenures with CFSA, Ahluwalia was assistant secretary for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration. During her 19-month tenure, she successfully negotiated a settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit geared toward instigating statewide child welfare reform and initiated several proven best practices in child welfare.

For two years, Ahluwalia served as special assistant to the chief of staff, Office of the Governor of Maryland, where she researched and resolved county, inter- and intra-state, and national issues in the areas of adult services, aging, child welfare, disabilities, health, mental health, and welfare. During a five-year tenure as deputy director for the Prince George's County (Maryland) Department of Child, Adult and Family Services, Ahluwalia directed a staff of 320 in providing child and adult welfare service in a suburban county undergoing rapid demographic and social change. During this time, the Department gained accreditation through the Council on Accreditation and moved to a performance-driven practice framework.

Ahluwalia is active in state and national child welfare organizations and has participated in steering and executive committees for the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), National Association of Child Welfare Administrators, and Child Welfare League of America (CWLA).

Corey R. Buffo, Esq., Interim Director
Department of the Environment

Corey R. Buffo will serve as the interim director of the Department of the Environment. For the last eight years, Buffo has served as general counsel in the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General. In that capacity, he provided legal services and assistance to over a dozen District agencies and offices. Buffo joined the District Department of the Environment in May of 2006 as its first general counsel, after serving two years as the Department of Motor Vehicles’ first general counsel. 

Instrumental in pushing the District’s environmental issues to the forefront, Buffo has assisted in environmental initiatives throughout his career with the District government, including securing passage of legislation creating tax incentives for the purchase of low-emission vehicles. Having started his professional career in 1990 as a forest firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, Buffo has long been focused on addressing threats to our environment. 

As a reward for his hard work and dedication to the District, in 2005 Buffo was appointed by Mayor Williams to represent the District of Columbia as a uniform law commissioner in the prestigious National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Buffo was also a 2006 finalist for the Washington Business Journal’s Top Lawyer award. 

Buffo received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law. A native of Portland, Oregon, Buffo lived and traveled in a number of states and countries before settling in D.C., which he now calls his permanent home. He and his wife, Valeria Buffo, a native of Brazil, live in Capitol Hill East. 

Wanda S. Durden, Interim Director
Department of Parks and Recreation

Wanda S. Durden will serve as the interim director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. She joined the District of Columbia government July 2006 as chief of staff for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) where she plans, directs, develops, and manages projects and other staff level work as well as providing direction and coordination of functions and activities.

Prior to joining OCTO, Durden was the executive chief of staff for Motir Services, Inc. where she directed and implemented all aspects of operational policies, objectives, initiatives. In addition, she redesigned and implemented a new organizational structure and assessment strategy increasing their consumer portfolio by $15 million.

As the director of Sports Development for Special Olympics International she has traveled extensively working with sport federations and various governments in creating and establishing local and national level programs. She led community and grassroots level programs reaching more than 25,000 athletes. She has also conducted leadership training for a cadre of administrators, directors, event management and coaches internationally.

Prior to her Special Olympics tenure, Durden served as a program manager with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. For the 1996 Olympic Games, she developed and managed logistical programming and implementation for 36 venues, 21 sports, 7,000 athletes and 6,400 volunteers across 13 departments for the Training Venue Program. Working with the two largest school systems, Durden provided more than $2 million dollars of sport equipment – tracks, basketball goals, wrestling mats, etc. throughout area schools through the 1996 Games Legacy initiative.

She brings to the District more than 14 years of experience in international business, strategic planning, operational management and organizational development. She received a master’s of business administration in global management from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was a student-athlete on the Women’s Track and Field team.

Durden moved from Atlanta, GA in 1997 and resides in Ward 5.

Soohyun “Julie” Koo, Interim Director
Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Soohyun "Julie" Koo will serve as the interim director of the Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Currently, she is the deputy director of the Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. A fluent Korean, Chinese, and English speaker, Koo has used her tri-lingual language skills to aid other Asian immigrants adjust to living in America.

Koo is known as a leader who is sensitive to the needs of ethnic communities and has an in-depth understanding about the District’s Asian and Pacific Islander community. Koo has worked closely with community based organizations, community activists, business leaders, and other government agencies and officials at all levels in order to increase community access to city services and civic participation.

Her work as a tireless advocate has won her numerous awards from community organizations in the D.C. area. In particular, Koo’s community-based workshops have been featured in the API media and by community organizations as an example of excellent government outreach.

Koo, who began working in the Office in 2001 as an outreach coordinator, has used her experience and knowledge to initiate numerous projects, such as the Annual Bilingual Job Fair, Information Fair, and Neighborhood Informational Workshops in all 8 Wards.

Prior to joining the API she worked in the private sector as a human resources specialist, conducting management training and handled employee relations. Koo, who immigrated to the United States 1998, worked as a researcher and China Affairs specialist in her native South Korea. In that capacity, she advised on trade, investment, and economic policies between South Korea and China. She also organized and worked as a simultaneous interpreter at several academic forums, conferences, and seminars.

Koo holds a Master of Arts in interpretation and translation from the highly regarded Graduate School of International Studies of Hankook University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Hallym University in South Korea.

Mercedes Lemp, Interim Director
Office on Latino Affairs

Mercedes Lemp will serve as the interim director of the Office on Latino Affairs. For nearly four years, Mercedes Lemp served as the executive director of Language ETC, a nonprofit organization serving thousands of mostly Latino immigrants, providing English as a Second Language and other services. She has over 15 years of management experience. Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Ms. Lemp served as a marketing director in the technology field for the Council of Better Business Bureaus' BBBOnLine Department and at Netscape Communications Corporation in California and Miami. Ms. Lemp is originally from Spain but has mainly lived in the Washington area since moving to the United States. She has been an active member of the 16th Street Heights community where she lives. She is currently the vice president of Communications for the parent association at John Eaton Elementary School where her children attend school. She received a degree in business from the University of Maryland and holds an MBA from George Washington University.

Lisa Marie Morgan, Interim Director
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

Lisa Marie Morgan will serve as the interim director of DCRA. The focus of her career has been to help public organizations meet the needs of the customers they serve. Ms. Morgan’s work has focused on improving how governments work and on strengthening government systems, customer service, human resources, technology, employee education and strategic management. Her work has facilitated access to public services and instilled accountability in governments to provide them.

Ms. Morgan founded the District of Columbia’s Customer Service Operations Office and became its first director. In this capacity, she worked to strengthen cabinet-agency operations that administer basic city services with the highest level of efficiency. Her responsibilities also included oversight of the Mayor’s City-Wide Call Center, which received over 60,000 constituent calls annually, and the Mayor’s Correspondence Unit, which handled over 28,000 pieces of constituent correspondence each year.

In Ms. Morgan’s next project, she led implementation and change management processes for installation of the District’s citywide Human Resources Information System.

Her last project, before leaving District government was working with the City’s Center for Innovation and Development (CIR) within the District of Columbia’s Office of the City Administrator. There she helped to assess opportunities for the city’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on behalf of a Steering Committee comprised of the city’s leaders.

In her current work as a Principal with Simple Solutions LLC, Lisa continues to connect public, private and non-profit organizations with their constituents by working with executive leadership to develop direct and effective ways to improve their organizations.

Ms. Morgan’s professional experience is best characterized by her work connecting governments to their constituents. In the early 90s, she provided consulting services to clients of KPMG Peat Marwick from state, county and local governments and public school districts. In the late 90s she went on to serve as deputy chief of staff for Operations for the District. In this position, she was charged with establishing fiscal transparency, accountability and quality customer service within the newly established executive office. 

Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Howard University, a Masters of Public Administration from American University with a concentration in organizational development and a graduate certificate in management information systems from Johns Hopkins University.

Oscar S. Rodriguez, Interim Chief Procurement Officer 
Office of Contracting and Procurement

Oscar S. Rodriguez will serve as the interim chief procurement officer. She has more than twenty years of management experience. He has been the city manager and assistant city manager in both small and large cities. 

He is currently the director for the District’s Center for Innovation and Reform Leading a team of internal management consultants providing problem-solving, project management, organizational analysis and change management services to a complex organization of more than 30,000 employees and a budget of more than $7.5 billion. Projects include department re-organizations, capital project planning, and management audits of personnel, purchasing and building inspection departments.

Rodriguez served as the senior municipal advisor for the International City Management Association. He provided management, technical and policy advice to local, regional and national governments in developing countries on projects sponsored by municipal, regional and national governments, non-governmental organizations and international development agencies like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, US Agency for International Development. Projects included capital investment planning, solid waste management, financial management and internal control, and utilities service delivery and rate-making. He holds a master’s from MIT and bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.

Kelly Valentine, Interim Director
Department of Risk Management

Kelly Valentine will continue to serve as the interim director for the Office of Risk Management. In this role, she is responsible for preserving the physical, human and financial resources of the District of Columbia by integrating agency programs that systematically identify and analyze exposures to risk. In that role, Ms. Valentine is also responsible for the oversight and management of the District’s $30 million Disability Compensation Program.

Prior to this position, Ms. Valentine held several senior management positions within the District government as the director of the Office of Customer Service Operations, acting director of Tuition Assistance Grants Program, and the director of the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center where she helped establish the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center 727-1000 for the District.

She has a solid foundation in management reform and achieving results with a proven record of turning fledging programs and agencies around through streamlining business processes, demanding accountability, managing the human capitol and increasing performance.

She is originally from New York City, New York and is a graduate of the State University of New York holding a degree in economics

Brian L. Wilbon, Interim Director
Department of Human Services

Brian L. Wilbon will continue to serve as interim director of the DC Department of Human Services. Wilbon is a results-oriented executive who has served as director of the Office of Medicaid Operations Reform since May 2003 and served as chief of staff for the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders since November 2005.

Wilbon has more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare, financial, and operations industries specializing in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, federal revenue maximization, accounting and finance, procedural compliance review and auditing, budget planning and execution, project management and staff supervision and training.

As interim director of the Department of Human Services, Wilbon manages the agency that administers life-saving social service programs designed to help low-income, disabled, and homeless individuals and families in the District of Columbia achieve self-sufficiency.

Prior to his work within the District of Columbia government, Wilbon worked for MAXIMUS Corporation in Reston, Virginia as director of the Revenue Division. In this position, Wilbon provided project and program management, information technology, and consulting services to government agencies. He managed a diverse team of consultants and assisted several clients, including Maryland and New Jersey state governments, in recovering more than $100 million in additional federal Medicare and Medicaid revenue. He also helped to file and settle numerous Medicaid and Medicare appeals.

Prior to his work at MAXIMUS, Wilbon was a healthcare consulting manager at Arthur Andersen in Baltimore, Maryland, where one of his most important responsibilities was managing an operational review of a large, for-profit hospital conglomerate's Medicare reimbursement practice to ensure compliance. Wilbon also audited Medicare cost reports for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and developed advanced training seminars on Medicare compliance and reimbursement.

Before working for Arthur Andersen, Wilbon was director of Corporate Reimbursement at Integrated Health Services in Owings Mills, Maryland. Wilbon began at Integrated Health Services as a reimbursement analyst and was promoted to director of corporate reimbursement. Brian Wilbon began his career after college at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland as a Medicare Auditor. He graduated cum laude from Hampton University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

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