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President & CEO, Western Health Advantage

Garry has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Health Advantage (WHA) since 1998, providing leadership to WHA from its start-up to current annual revenues of $350 million and a membership of 80,000 lives.  During start-up, Garry developed WHA’s organizational structure and implemented its financial, business and information systems.  He was a major architect of WHA’s innovative health benefit programs and he assisted with defining WHA’s unique approach to clinical care management and member access to care, which have clearly differentiated WHA from the competition.  With over 20 years of experience in healthcare and 10 years in the banking and finance industry, including time as the Chief Financial Officer for a community bank, Garry is perfectly suited to lead an organization committed to providing quality health care coverage to businesses in the Sacramento region.  He sits on the boards of various community and professional organizations, including the California Association of Health Plans, which is the statewide health plan trade association representing virtually all of the health plans that provide health coverage to more than 21 million Californians.  Garry holds a degree in finance and economics from Sacramento State University.

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