PCA MEDICAL GROUP ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TWO BOARD MEMBERS
Distinguished healthcare leaders Leslie V. Norwalk and Dr. Jacque J. Sokolov join the PCA Medical Group Board of Directors.
November 19, 2013
TAMPA, FL – PCA Medical Group, Inc., the Florida-based multi-site Medical Group Practice Management and Medical Services Organization (MSO), announced today the appointment of two distinguished healthcare leaders to the company’s Board of Directors. The addition of industry thought leaders to its Board positions PCA Medical Group to capitalize on future growth opportunities within the ever-changing healthcare marketplace.
Newly appointed Board members include: Leslie V. Norwalk, Operating Partner at Enhanced Equity Funds and Strategic Counsel to Epstein Becker Green, EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors; and Jacque J. Sokolov, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SSB Solutions, Inc.
Leslie V. Norwalk is Operating Partner at Enhanced Equity Funds and Strategic Counsel to Epstein Becker Green, EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors. Ms. Norwalk brings extensive advisory and healthcare policy experience to the PCA Medical Group Board, highlighted by her years serving the Bush Administration as Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Ms. Norwalk also currently serves as an advisor to multiple private equity firms, a member of several professional boards and a member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council.
Jacque J. Sokolov, M.D., is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SSB Solutions, Inc. Following his formal training as an academic cardiologist, Dr. Sokolov served as board director, corporate officer and advisor across multiple healthcare sectors. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hospira, MedCath Corporation, the National Health Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Healthcare Community Development Group, Zoonie and MyHealthDirect.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Leslie and Jacque to the PCA Board of Directors,” said Robert J. Bunker, PCA Medical Group Chairman and CEO. “Each of our new board members brings extensive leadership, healthcare and board experience to the table, and will greatly benefit our company as we execute on our mission of becoming a world-class medical group management organization.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the recent addition of several leadership executives, multiple company-wide growth initiatives and a refocusing of company resources on technology, infrastructure and staff development, as announced in September.
About PCA Medical Group, Inc.
PCA Medical Group, Inc., is a multi-site Medical Group Practice Management and Medical Services Organization (MSO) headquartered in Tampa, FL with operations throughout Florida and Georgia. Founded in 2007, PCA Medical Group partners with Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care organizations to provide primary care services and coordinate care for beneficiaries under global capitation arrangements. Visit http://pcamedicalgroup.com for more information.
About Enhanced Equity Funds
Founded in 2005, EEF manages approximately $600 million of committed capital across two funds with the most recent raised in 2010. The Principals of EEF have over 100 years of combined experience investing in healthcare companies and possess strong relationships and knowledge within the industry. EEF specializes in working with growth companies and employs a creative approach to building value. The firm employs a flexible, but disciplined investment strategy focused on value creation through organizational development, organic growth and acquisitions. EEF seeks to invest $10 to $50 million or more over the life of a portfolio company in a variety of flexible structures. Visit http://enhancedequity.com/ for more information.
Notes to Editors
Leslie V. Norwalk is an Operating Partner at EEF. Ms. Norwalk is Strategic Counsel to Epstein Becker Green, P.C., EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors. She also serves as an advisor to Warburg Pincus and Ferrer Freeman & Company. She sits on the Board of Directors of Sound Physicians, IkaSystems, Press Ganey, Abode Healthcare, GWU Medical Faculty Associates, and the Volcano Corporation. She is also a member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council.
Ms. Norwalk served the Bush Administration as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She managed the day-to-day operations of Medicare, Medicaid, State Child Health Insurance Programs, survey and certification of healthcare facilities and other federal healthcare initiatives. For four years prior to that, she was the agency’s Deputy Administrator, responsible for the implementation of the hundreds of changes made under the Medicare Modernization Act, including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.
Prior to serving the Bush Administration, she practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Epstein Becker Green, where she advised clients on a variety of health policy matters. She also served in the first Bush Administration, in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Norwalk earned a Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar and an editor of the George Mason Law Review. She earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in economics and international relations from Wellesley College.
Jacque J. Sokolov, M.D. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SSB Solutions, Inc., a U.S. based, diversified healthcare management consulting, development and financial services company. Following his formal training as an academic cardiologist, Dr. Sokolov has served as board director, corporate officer and advisor across multiple healthcare sectors. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hospira, MedCath Corporation, the National Health Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Healthcare Community Development Group, Zoonie and MyHealthDirect, Inc.
Dr. Sokolov previously served as Vice President of Healthcare for Southern California Edison Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Coastal Physician Group and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the White House Health Project. Additionally, he was member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Quality, the National Fund for Medical Education and the National Business Group on Health (formerly the Washington Business Group on Health).
Dr. Sokolov received his BA in medicine from the University of Southern California and his M.D. from the USC School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He previously held and currently holds academic appointments and advisory board responsibilities in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Public Health at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.