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PreCare Founder and Chairman of the Board
Sara Craig, PT, CAE, Founder of PreCare Inc., has a clinical background that encompasses occupational health, orthopedics, workers’ compensation, and ergonomics. She has created wellness and prevention services for patient populations and for corporate clients and their employees. Sara began her career as a physical therapist in the Seattle area after graduating in 1985 from Northwestern University School of Medicine. Sara served as a Regional Manager for Pro Rehab. She also was National Director for Hillhaven Corp., with responsibility for utilizing internal rehabilitation resources to prevent and treat work-related injuries for Hillhaven employees. Sara additionally worked as a private consultant helping large and medium-sized employers reduce workers’ compensation expenses through onsite therapy and injury prevention services. Sara realized the logic and efficiency of performing therapy in the employer’s workplace rather than in a sterile, detached therapy clinic miles away. “I recognized numerous opportunities to prevent injuries, if employees had been given the educational tools first.” That observation gelled into the organization that became PreCare Inc. At home in the wine country in Sonoma, Calif., Sara cherishes the time she spends with her family.
Chief Executive Officer, PreCare Inc.
Stephen Brown is Chief Executive Officer for PreCare Inc. since May 2010. His successful strategies have resulted in exponentially growing revenues and significantly increasing shareholder value, which is the hallmark of his leadership. He has led organizations that have included such services as managed care, disability management, property and casualty insurance programs, call centers, medical publishing, software development, medical cost containment and risk management.
Brown served as Chief Executive Officer of the Reed Group, LTD in Westminster, Colorado before PreCare helping bring new products and services and helping the transition from founder lead to new management and ownership.
Prior to joining the Reed Group, LTD, Brown served as Chief Executive Officer of CompManagement, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio which Brown joined via the acquisition of Octagon Risk Services. He was responsible for all operations of this 26 state claims and managed care company.
Chief Executive Officer, Heffernan Insurance BrokersMike Heffernan is CEO of the Heffernan Insurance Brokers, where he is involved in all aspects of the daily operations. He is actively involved in the sale of insurance and dealing with clients while also looking at the big picture opportunities for the company such as potential merger partners and affiliates to expand the base and scope of the organization. Additionally, Mike is active on many insurance company advisory boards and believes strongly in the education of the consumer.
Mike has always been in the insurance industry. After serving an apprenticeship at Lloyds of London, he spent three years as an underwriter with a major insurance company, followed by five years as an account executive and Vice President with a major brokerage firm. In 1988, Mike purchased the Petersen Agency, which later became known as Heffernan Petersen Insurance Brokers. In 2000, it became Heffernan Insurance Brokers.
Mike was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He attended Marin Catholic High School and graduated in 1980 from Santa Clara University. He has been a long-time advocate of charitable giving and has been fortunate to incorporate this philosophy into the company’s everyday philosophy. He enjoys cooking, wine making and boating. Mike is a long time Giants fan and is thrilled about their recent World Series win!
Integrated Disability Manager, American Electric Power
Loyd Hudson is an Integrated Disability manager for American Electric Power (AEP)s Absence Programs. Loyd began doing case management in Roanoke, VA in 1995 and has been active in disability management for over 10 years. He is responsible for AEPs integrated disability management program consisting of sick leave, workers compensation, long term disability and FMLA for 23,000 employees located in 13 states.
Loyd currently sits on the Employers Advisory Board of the National DMEC and was the 2008 recipient of the DMEC Chet Miller leadership award given once a year to an individual who demonstrates professionalism and leadership in the field of disability management. His involvement in state workers compensation has lead him to serve as past President of the Virginia Self Insured Association, Secretary/Treasurer of the West Virginia Self Insured Association and board members of the Texas and Ohio Self Insured Associations. He also sits on the Board of Managers for the National Council of Self Insured.
Loyd received his Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Youngstown State University in 1998; Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University in 1992 and Masters of Science in Safety Management from Marshall University in 1995. He has currently achieved his CPDM and SPHR certification and is involved in co-writing and teaching the new CPDM certification curriculum.
Vice President, Risk Management, Nordstrom, Inc.
As vice president of risk management for Nordstrom, Inc., Janine Kral is responsible for all aspects of risk; assessment, mitigation and management. She oversees all litigation and claims for the company, insurance procurement, risk control/safety and business continuity planning. The risk management department is comprised of 67 individuals who provide direct risk management support to all Nordstrom locations. Janine started at Nordstrom as a regional risk manager in 1987. Prior to joining Nordstrom she was a Claims Manager at Epic Insurance Services and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Janine received a degree in Communications and Psychology from the University of Washington and has an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. She is on the Board of Directors for the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) and is member of Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS). She is a 20 year volunteer with the juvenile court system in Seattle, Washington.
Chief Financial Officer, Ascent Services Group
Richard Lawrence, FCCA, has more than 20 years of experience managing outsourced staffing services in the information technology, telecommunications and property service sectors. Richard, who was educated in the United Kingdom, is qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. His financial administration experience includes overseeing international operations for corporations in Europe and in the United States. His wide-ranging experience in finance and operations has given him a strong background in developing and growing businesses. He also has engineered numerous successful mergers and acquisitions within the business services sector.
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