MAXIMUS Foundation Board of Directors
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John Boyer – Chairman, MAXIMUS Foundation
With nearly 40 years of experience in health care delivery including clinical, administrative, and managed care services, Dr. Boyer first joined MAXIMUS in 1995. During his tenure, he played a critical role in leading and growing the Company’s health services business, founded the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, and established the MAXIMUS Federal Services subsidiary. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to his philanthropic work with MAXIMUS, he also serves on the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; as Vice Chairman of the Board of Health eVillages, a non-profit dedicated to bringing mobile health care technology to medical professionals practicing in remote, underserved areas of the world; and as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area. Prior to joining MAXIMUS, Dr. Boyer served as the Director of Health Services Financing Policy for the U.S. Department of Defense and served on active duty for 24 years with the U.S. Navy Medical Department. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and education from Illinois State University, an M.S. in nursing from New York Medical College, an M.S. in management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in public administration/public policy from American University.
David Casey – Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Mr. Casey is responsible for forming relationships with domestic and international government officials as they formulate and execute health and human services public policy. He joined MAXIMUS in 1994 and has more than 30 years of professional and operations experience, including successful implementation of large-scale information technology and business process outsourcing projects, for companies such as Motorola and Wang Laboratories. Mr. Casey holds a B.S. in general engineering and computer science from Northeastern University, and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Kim Colbeck – Director, Human Capital, Human Services
Ms. Colbeck has more than 20 years of human resources management experience, including 7 years of experience designing and implementing HR programs within MAXIMUS. She is currently serving as Human Capital Director for MAXIMUS Human Services North America Division. Her entire working career has been devoted to promoting effective human resource management practices and spans industries from big oil to government contracting. Prior to joining MAXIMUS in 2008, Kim’s experience included working for the Shell Oil Companies in all sides of their business (oil, chemical, and research and development). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Kim also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.
Benjamin Coss – Senior Vice President, Health Services
Mr. Coss has nearly 20 years of public sector health and human services experience. As Vice President of MAXIMUS Health Services, he provides administrative, program management and operational support for programs in the areas of Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Shared Service Operations. Over the length of his career, he has accrued extensive experience in management consulting, systems and operations related to the delivery of complex solutions for state clients. Mr. Coss holds a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Deborah Homewood – Director, Human Services Australia
With nearly 20 years of CEO-level experience and a background in the retail, medical, and telecommunications sectors, Ms. Homewood currently oversees all operations, financial and business development activities for the Company’s Australian operations. She also serves as the Chairperson for the MAX Foundation in Australia. In 2005, Ms. Homewood was named the NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year within the Business and Corporate Sector. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women and is active within the local community as a member of the Sydney Cove Rotary. She has a master’s degree in management from the Macquarie University.
Kinte Ibbott – Vice President, Health Communications
Mr. Ibbott is an accomplished public health leader with more than 16 years of health communications experience consulting to government agencies, nonprofits, industry and commercial organizations. Mr Ibbott leads the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy and manages a team of health communication experts, researchers, writers, graphic designers, translators and digital and social media experts who work to develop communications that improve public health programs, empower consumers and foster healthier communities. In addition to his role at MAXIMUS, Mr. Ibbott serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University.
Kathleen Kerr – President, Human Services
As President of Human Services North America, Kathy Kerr oversees the Company’s broadest service offerings — encompassing public programs that include workforce services, child support, primary and secondary education, and the application of supplemental security income benefits for individuals with disabilities. The services her organization offers includes consulting and technology engagements that help government programs work more effectively to the full operation of government programs. For more than a decade, Ms. Kerr has overseen the strategic growth of Human Services North America into new service areas and new geographies. She also oversaw the successful implementation of a special education system in the largest public school district in the United States. Ms. Kerr received her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Juris Doctor from the Western New England University School of Law. She is a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Melinda Metteauer – Senior Vice President, Health Services
As the Project Director for the Texas Enrollment Broker and Texas Health Steps Outreach and Informing contract, Ms. Metteauer recently reached 15 years as a MAXIMUS employee. She has been involved with Texas Health and Human Services for more than 30 years, first as an employee and later as a contractor with MAXIMUS. Her career has spanned direct client involvement as an eligibility case worker for TANF, Food Stamps and Medicaid at the start of her career to program and policy development and management in state eligibility programs, community outreach, volunteer management and indigent health care.
Mr. Naughton serves as President of MAXIMUS Federal's Health Division. He is responsible for the management and performance of MAXIMUS Federal’s largest book of business, insurance benefit appeals, and independent medical review services. His client base includes more than 54 state and federal agencies. Mr. Naughton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds a Master of Laws degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Juris Doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
Lisa Simmons – Vice President, Human Services
Ms. Simmons has worked to improve the lives of children and families through direct service, program management and advocacy for the past 22 years. Since joining MAXIMUS in 1996, she has consulted for and advised numerous private organizations and government agencies across the social service spectrum as they develop and administer human services public policy. As Vice President within MAXIMUS Human Services, she provides administrative, quality and performance management and operational support for programs in the areas of Temporary Aide to Needy Families (TANF), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Youth Services and Child Care. From efforts to outcomes, the innovative programs designed and implemented by Ms. Simmons drive results. Ms. Simmons is a graduate of Bowie State University – University System of Maryland.
Kelly Blaschke Treharne – Senior Vice President, Human Services
Ms. Treharne is a 25-year veteran of Human Service Program Operations, including 22 years designing and implementing innovative programs. She is devoted to serving and developing health and human service programs for individuals in need. As the MAXIMUS Human Services North America Practice Lead for Workforce Services, Kelly has oversight for 19 contracts, with more than 700 WFS professionals who serve families throughout the country who receive temporary cash assistance, food stamps, medical assistance and Social Security Income. She holds bachelor and master degrees in social work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Paula Wales – Director, Human Services
Ms. Wales joined MAXIMUS as the Director for Program Modernization Solutions when the Company acquired Policy Studies Inc. (PSI) in 2012. With more than 20 years of experience at PSI, she served as a Director of Information Technology and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Service Delivery, developing policy, operational and IT solutions for TANF and child welfare programs. Ms. Wales’ early career was working as a software developer, building and enhancing child support enforcement systems around the country. She is actively involved with community organizations that address the needs of children in abuse and neglect situations. Ms. Wales is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.
Robert Winter – Director, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments
Mr. Winter joined the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments in 2002 and has covered a number of roles during that time, now serving as the Service Improvement Director. Mr. Winter serves as the Chairperson of the MAXIMUS Foundation UK. Away from work, he enjoys sports, art and design, as well as travel.