DETROIT, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Francine Parker has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer of Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and senior vice president of Insurance/Purchaser Relations for Henry Ford Health System.Her
appointment is effective immediately.HAP
is southeast Michigan's leading health care provider, serving more than 2,800 employer groups and 540,000 members.The plan offers 2,000 personal care physicians and nearly 4,000 specialists to its members.HAP
is a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System
.Parker was recently interim president and CEO, replacing Cleve Killingsworth, Jr. who joined the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan in Massachusetts late last year.
...Parker became Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Health Alliance Plan in 1997.Her HAP career spans two decades, joining Health Alliance Plan in 1978 as one of 14 employees.
Parker's accomplishments include focusing on the development of performance strategies for all corporate divisions; improving the health of members and the community through innovative customer service and quality programs and access to outstanding doctors and hospitals.She earned her bachelor's degree in business from Sienna Heights University and is a graduate of Leadership at the Peak, a prestigious executive education program offered through the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado.Parker
received the Michigan Association of Health Plans Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award
in 2001.In 1999 she
was the first recipient of Grant Thornton's "Executive Woman of the Year" Award.Parker
also is a champion for professional development and was instrumental in developing Leadership HFHS and HAP mentoring programs.Credited as the force behind HAP's
award-winning community service program, Parker
led volunteer recruitment efforts for several non-profit agencies, including Core City Neighborhood
for Girls and the City of Detroit's
Angel's Night.She has served as a trustee for numerous community organizations.