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medZERO Prepares for National Growth; Adds to Advisory Board With a Cadre of Six Leaders in Healthcare, Employee Benefits, and Health Plan Business.

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a fintech company that enables on-demand, automatic, interest-free payment for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, has added six health and benefits business leaders to their advisory board. These professionals will consult on company and product strategy and will assist in making valuable connections to expand access to medZERO.

New advisory board members include:

  • Michael Cochran – Cochran has decades of experience leading international employee benefits and wellness and has designed effective strategies that have improved employee health and productivity and managed risk and expense. He is a former head of benefits at Microsoft, Expedia, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and former principal at Mercer.
  • Majd El-Azma – El-Azma is a finance, sales, and health plan leader who served as president and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon. He currently advises leaders in a myriad of industries.
  • Kathy Harris – Harris is accomplished in investment banking, M&A, corporate development, and private equity, including serving as EVP of Corporate Development for Sharecare, a digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place.
  • Brad Lawson – Lawson has extensive experience leading business development and strategy for many national health and information companies, including WebMD, StayWell, and Interactive Health. Currently, Lawson is CEO at Fern Health, a digital pain management solution.
  • Tre’ McCalister – A wellness, work-life, and health strategist, McCalister is former global benefits leader at Dell and a former consultant and Central Market practice leader at Mercer.
  • Ginny Proestakes – a health benefits expert, Proestakes formerly served as Senior Executive Director of US Benefits at General Electric and is currently CEO at The Proestakes Group, she advises companies including Cevona, Health Catalyst Capital Management, LLC, and Home Care Genie.

“We’ve strategically assembled a well-respected, industry renowned advisory board that will help us

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medZERO Prepares for National Growth; Adds to Advisory Board With a Cadre of Six Leaders in Healthcare, Employee Benefits, and Health Plan Business.

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a fintech company that enables on-demand, automatic, interest-free payment for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, has added six health and benefits business leaders to their advisory board. These professionals will consult on company and product strategy and will assist in making valuable connections to expand access to medZERO.

New advisory board members include:

  • Michael Cochran – Cochran has decades of experience leading international employee benefits and wellness and has designed effective strategies that have improved employee health and productivity and managed risk and expense. He is a former head of benefits at Microsoft, Expedia, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and former principal at Mercer.
  • Majd El-Azma – El-Azma is a finance, sales, and health plan leader who served as president and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon. He currently advises leaders in a myriad of industries.
  • Kathy Harris – Harris is accomplished in investment banking, M&A, corporate development, and private equity, including serving as EVP of Corporate Development for Sharecare, a digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place.
  • Brad Lawson – Lawson has extensive experience leading business development and strategy for many national health and information companies, including WebMD, StayWell, and Interactive Health. Currently, Lawson is CEO at Fern Health, a digital pain management solution.
  • Tre’ McCalister – A wellness, work-life, and health strategist, McCalister is former global benefits leader at Dell and a former consultant and Central Market practice leader at Mercer.
  • Ginny Proestakes – a health benefits expert, Proestakes formerly served as Senior Executive Director of US Benefits at General Electric and is currently CEO at The Proestakes Group, she advises companies including Cevona, Health Catalyst Capital Management, LLC, and Home Care Genie.

“We’ve strategically assembled a well-respected, industry renowned advisory board that will help us

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medZERO Prepares for National Growth; Adds to Advisory Board With a Cadre of Six Leaders in Healthcare, Employee Benefits, and Health Plan Business.

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a fintech company that enables on-demand, automatic, interest-free payment for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, has added six health and benefits business leaders to their advisory board. These professionals will consult on company and product strategy and will assist in making valuable connections to expand access to medZERO.

New advisory board members include:

  • Michael Cochran – Cochran has decades of experience leading international employee benefits and wellness and has designed effective strategies that have improved employee health and productivity and managed risk and expense. He is a former head of benefits at Microsoft, Expedia, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and former principal at Mercer.
  • Majd El-Azma – El-Azma is a finance, sales, and health plan leader who served as president and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon. He currently advises leaders in a myriad of industries.
  • Kathy Harris – Harris is accomplished in investment banking, M&A, corporate development, and private equity, including serving as EVP of Corporate Development for Sharecare, a digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place.
  • Brad Lawson – Lawson has extensive experience leading business development and strategy for many national health and information companies, including WebMD, StayWell, and Interactive Health. Currently, Lawson is CEO at Fern Health, a digital pain management solution.
  • Tre’ McCalister – A wellness, work-life, and health strategist, McCalister is former global benefits leader at Dell and a former consultant and Central Market practice leader at Mercer.
  • Ginny Proestakes – a health benefits expert, Proestakes formerly served as Senior Executive Director of US Benefits at General Electric and is currently CEO at The Proestakes Group, she advises companies including Cevona, Health Catalyst Capital Management, LLC, and Home Care Genie.

“We’ve strategically assembled a well-respected, industry renowned advisory board that will help us

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I Have Started My First Real Job

I have been thinking pretty hard about what I want to do with the rest of my life, which is something I should probably have thought about a little sooner. To be honest what I am doing now is not that bad if I am smart enough to learn the lessons and eventually get certified to do HVAC installation in NYC. A friend of my uncle was how I got started in it, before I was even out of high school. He is an older guy who is retired and he needed someone to help him with the more physical parts of this work. I found out that there is a good deal of that, which I do not mind too much to be honest. He paid me quite well when you consider that he did not take any taxes or such from my pay, and also when you think about the fact that the laws on child labor are such that I was really not allowed to do any of that stuff. If I had gotten hurt I would bet that he would have been in trouble.

At any rate I got a job working for a real company as soon as I was 18. The old guy had worked for them and he told them that he had taught me a lot of the job and I was a good worker. That was all it took. Of course when I saw how much money they actually take out of your check, that was a big shock to me. I just started to think about whether or not this is the way to make the sort of money I would really like to make and exactly what I could make if I actually got all the qualifications that … Read More ...

medZERO Prepares for National Growth; Adds to Advisory Board With a Cadre of Six Leaders in Healthcare, Employee Benefits, and Health Plan Business.

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a fintech company that enables on-demand, automatic, interest-free payment for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, has added six health and benefits business leaders to their advisory board. These professionals will consult on company and product strategy and will assist in making valuable connections to expand access to medZERO.

New advisory board members include:

  • Michael Cochran – Cochran has decades of experience leading international employee benefits and wellness and has designed effective strategies that have improved employee health and productivity and managed risk and expense. He is a former head of benefits at Microsoft, Expedia, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and former principal at Mercer.
  • Majd El-Azma – El-Azma is a finance, sales, and health plan leader who served as president and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon. He currently advises leaders in a myriad of industries.
  • Kathy Harris – Harris is accomplished in investment banking, M&A, corporate development, and private equity, including serving as EVP of Corporate Development for Sharecare, a digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place.
  • Brad Lawson – Lawson has extensive experience leading business development and strategy for many national health and information companies, including WebMD, StayWell, and Interactive Health. Currently, Lawson is CEO at Fern Health, a digital pain management solution.
  • Tre’ McCalister – A wellness, work-life, and health strategist, McCalister is former global benefits leader at Dell and a former consultant and Central Market practice leader at Mercer.
  • Ginny Proestakes – a health benefits expert, Proestakes formerly served as Senior Executive Director of US Benefits at General Electric and is currently CEO at The Proestakes Group, she advises companies including Cevona, Health Catalyst Capital Management, LLC, and Home Care Genie.

“We’ve strategically assembled a well-respected, industry renowned advisory board that will help us

Read More ...