Joining Kimberly George and Mark Walls this month:

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Denise Zoe Algire | National Director of Managed Care & Disability, Corporate Risk Management | Albertsons Safeway

Denise is responsible for all medical and disability management programs nationwide.

Denise joined Safeway in May 2014, prior to joining Safeway Denise was a Principal and Practice Leader of Integrated Health & Productivity Management with Risk Navigation Group. Her background includes expertise in global healthcare, integrated health and disability management, enterprise risk management, and medical practice management. Denise received her MBA with a focus in global leadership and international business from the University of Texas and her BSN from the University of New Mexico. She is board certified in occupational & environmental health and a fellow of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. She is published researcher and author and frequent speaker at national industry conferences.

Artemis Emslie | President | myMatrixx

Artemis is leading the strategic growth of the company’s pharmacy business and its ancillary medical services program.  With nearly 25 years of experience in both the workers’ compensation and group health industries, Artemis brings a multi-dimensional perspective to the complex issues facing pharmacy benefit management clients.

Artemis is a member of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Core Funders group and is the founder of Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation (WEIWC), a think tank of engaged thought leaders committed to sharing ideas and mentoring tomorrow’s industry leaders.  Artemis also serves on the advisory board of Kids’ Chance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for the children of injured workers to help them achieve their educational goals.

As a recognized industry expert, Artemis is a frequent speaker at national industry conferences on topics such as drug trends and best practices in pharmacy benefit management and is currently working with the University of South Florida’s College of Pharmacy faculty to develop an academic program that combines pharmacy doctoral education with business entrepreneurship.

Noreen Olson, RN, MN, COHN-S, ARM | Risk Management: manager, claims | Starbucks Coffee Company 

Noreen is an 18 month partner with Starbucks having joined the Risk Management team in 2014.  She manages the US workers compensation program along with 6 support staff.  Starbucks partners with Sedgwick for both leave of absence and workers compensation claim administration.  Some workers compensation services are unbundled including Medicare compliance and medical case management.  Noreen is a registered nurse who spent many years working in the hospital environment moving from the patient care bedside to roles in occupational health, safety, infection prevention, and workers compensation.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and her master’s degree from University of Washington.  She currently serves as a director on the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses and actively participates in risk management, workers compensation, safety, and nursing professional organizations.

Kathy Tazic | Managing Director for Client Services | Sedgwick

In her current role, Kathy is responsible for program results and service execution across our customer base.  This includes both technical execution as well as ensuring that results are always improving.  Kathy joined Sedgwick in 1991 and has held a variety of positions including client consulting director, national workers’ compensation practice leader, program architect, and operations manager.

From 1997 to 2002, Kathy worked with the client development team specializing in program architecture and pricing.  In this role, she worked with existing and prospective clients designing claim service models focused on both efficient service delivery and delivering strong claim financial outcomes.  As workers’ compensation practice lead from 2002 to 2007, she was responsible for national legislative activism, executing on changes to workers’ compensation statutes, and ensuring best practices and innovation across the line of business.  In the role of client consultant from 2007 to 2011, she worked across our customer base ensuring that best-in-class results were achieved by our service delivery models.  This included work both in implementing change based on innovative claim services and specific work on customer program designs and results.

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