NAMSAP Election Results
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Posted by: Jackie Peiffer
DEANE, MELANCON, PATUREAU & WISWELL
reelected to Board of Directors
Pledge organizational growth and effective leadership for the alliance
The election for the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) occurred from early November until December 4, 2015. The Board of Directors, upon the consultation and involvement of its subsidiary committees, sets and implements policies and charts the general direction of the alliance in general while also ensuring proficient management. 88 voting-eligible members cast a ballot online. According to the NAMSAP bylaws (last amended 12/18/20141), the election results would determine the three (3) Category One (1) Directors for a three (3) year term beginning January 2016. Per the bylaws, a fourth seat that became vacant and was filled by board appointment was also up for election.
The following individuals were elected:
- Shawn Deane, JD, MEd, MSCC, CMSP
A Medicare compliance attorney, Deane serves as the Assistant Vice President of Product Development at ISO Claims Partners and as NAMSAP’s Education Committee co-chair and head of its Webinar Subcommittee.
- Christine Melancon, RN, CCM, MSCC, CNLCP, CMSP
Melancon, a nurse and MSP compliance consultant, is a founder, Operations Vice President, and Co-Managing Director for EZ-MSA. She is completing a term as an officer on the Board of Directors, serving as Secretary this year.
- Gary Patureau, CMSP, CWCP
The Chair of NAMSAP’s Evidenced-based Medicine Committee and a co-chair of the Annual Meeting Subcommittee, Patureau serves professionally as Executive Director/COO of the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE).
- Kimberly A. Wiswell, CMSP
Wiswell, NAMSAP’s current President, is active in workers’ compensation managed care and serves as the Director of Operations for MEDVAL. As President for the last year, she has participated in many of the standing committees and serves as the board liaison to the Communications Committee.
“NAMSAP continues to sharpen its focus as the leading advocate for an efficient and effective MSP compliance system and serving as the industry resource and expert of the MSA practice. Additionally, we also promoting a multidisciplinary approach to the MSA practice and are vigorously working to bring additional individuals and companies into the Alliance. If your career involves MSP and you are an attorney, nurses, settlement planner, or claims professional, we invite you to join us.” said Executive Director Brian S. Bailey.