ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2009--
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced it appointed David
Lavely, O.D., as President and CEO of OptiCare Managed Vision, effective
October 12, 2009. Dr. Lavely replaces Jason Harrold, who served as
President of OptiCare for 10 years. Mr. Harrold became Senior Vice
President of Centene’s Specialty Business Unit, of which OptiCare is a
part, in August 2009.
Dr. Lavely has been with OptiCare for more than 15 years serving in a
number of roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was
Senior Vice President of Business Development for the company.
“Dr. Lavely has been critical to OptiCare’s success in administering
quality managed and underwritten vision benefits across the country,”
declared Mr. Harrold. “In his new role, he will continue to provide
leadership and expertise to help the company continue to deliver quality
healthcare for our members.”
Dr. Lavely received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State
University, Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
and Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
He is an active member of several organizations including the North
Carolina Insurance Underwriters Association and the National Association
of Health Underwriters.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that
provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits
under Medicaid, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program
(CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, Long-Term
Care and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local
health plans and offers a wide range of health insurance solutions to
individuals and the rising number of uninsured Americans. It
also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to
provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health
management, managed vision, telehealth services, pharmacy benefits
management and medication adherence. Information regarding Centene is
available via the Internet at www.centene.com.
Source: Centene Corporation
Edmund E. Kroll, Jr., 212-759-0382
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
Senior Director, Corporate Media Affairs