Social Interest Solutions Appoints New Board Members and Announces Organizational Changes to Support Growth and Vision

Oakland, CA – June 26, 2013 – Social Interest Solutions (SIS), a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging technology innovation to improve consumers’ access to health and human services, today announced the appointment of four new board members and that it will recruit for a President and Chief Executive Officer. Newly appointed board members are Thomas Donovan, Andrew Hyman, Charles Marshall and Terri Shaw. Mr. Donovan, a veteran IT services executive, will serve as the interim CEO and then take his place as an active board member once the position is permanently filled. Witt/Kieffer is conducting the CEO search. For more information contact Steven Yamada at 510-420-1370 or [email protected] “Social Interest Solutions has made significant progress over the past several years, now providing services in five states,” said board chair Robert Phillips. “Our extended footprint supporting enrollment under the Affordable Care Act demonstrates the evolving capabilities of the organization. The structural and leadership changes announced are important steps that recognize SIS’ growth and maturity.” Phillips further noted, “The diverse experience of the new board members and the appointment of Tom Donovan as interim CEO will be instrumental in helping to strategically guide the organization.” “Social Interest Solutions is a distinguished player in the field,” said Donovan. “I look forward to working with existing leadership and staff to help SIS continue to foster innovation and collaboration.” Newly appointed board members are recognized as industry leaders: • Thomas Donovan is the President of the Donovan Technology Group, specializing in the strategic use of technology to address complex policy challenges. He has previously served in senior government positions including the Chief Information Officer for the New York State Medicaid program - a fifty billion dollar a year public insurance program. He secured New York’s early innovator grant to establish a Health Insurance Exchange. Donovan also led the redesign of New York’s Child Welfare system, which serves a foster care population of over 20,000 children. Donovan’s private sector experience includes senior management positions at the Oracle Corporation and KPMG Consulting where he helped guide large government institutions through challenging technological transitions. • Andrew Hyman is the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Coverage team and is responsible for developing and executing strategies designed to achieve the Foundation’s goal of securing for all Americans meaningful access to health care coverage. Previously he served as director of Government Relations and Legislative Counsel for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. From 1998–2001 he was the deputy director, then director, of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. • Charles Marshall is the co-founder of Certafy, a secure mobile communication and transaction platform. He brings over 30 years of experience building companies, products and services to meet the needs of health care providers, consumers and employers. Marshall started his career at HP where he held a number of management and executive positions in their International and Medical Electronics Divisions. Since leaving HP in the early 90's, he co-founded four companies in the financial services and employee benefits' automation industries that have either gone public or been successfully acquired. • Terri Shaw currently serves as a Usability Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the California Health Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS) project for Accenture. Ms. Shaw has extensive federal and state health policy experience, including roles at The Children’s Partnership, the Center for American Progress, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the California Managed Health Care Improvement Task Force, among others. In the last year, Social Interest Solutions has increased to 125 staff and contracted positions with operations in Sacramento, Oakland and Phoenix. About Social Interest Solutions Social Interest Solutions (SIS) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging technology innovation to improve consumers’ access to public and private health and social services. As an active influencer and promoter of policy reform, SIS has successfully developed and deployed pioneering technology solutions that have positively impacted the quality of life for the nation’s underserved population. In early 2003, Social Interest Solutions developed One-e-App, a Web-based system that streamlines the complicated eligibility and enrollment process by making it possible to transparently connect and share data across otherwise disparate federal and state health and social services systems and programs. Today One-e-App is deployed in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana and Maryland and has served over 13 million individuals. www.socialinterest.org Join us on Facebook ###

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