Catherine Baase, M.D., Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, (MiHIA), and the entire Board of Directors, is pleased to announce four new board appointees: David Dittenber, Mary Greeley, Ryan Marra and David Neff, D.O. “We are very pleased to have the expertise, wide perspectives, and energetic leadership of such accomplished individuals on our Board of Directors,” said Dr. Baase.
David Dittenber is the CEO of Downtown Restaurants Investments (DRI), the President/Owner of Facilities Management Consultants International, and the President/Owner of DLR Development. Mr. Dittener is one of the founding partners of 4th-IR and, as the Chief Marketing Officer, leads the company’s business development efforts. Mr. Dittener is active on the boards of several organizations: the Chemical Bank Advisory Board, the Aquinas College Alumni Board of Directors, the Midland Baseball Foundation Advisory Board, and is the Chair of the Board of the Michigan Restaurant and Hospitality Association.
Mary Greeley is the the President of the MidMichigan Health Network and has served in the role since 2015. In this role, she oversees payor contracting and coordinates population health efforts. Additionally, Ms. Greeley directs a self-funded PPO plan, Connect Care. Her background is in dietetics and the management of diabetes.
Ryan Marra is the North American Benefits Experience Leader at The Dow Chemical Company. He is responsible for the design, launch, evolution, and innovation of financial and health benefit programs, policies, and services across the US and Canada for both current and retired employees. Mr. Marra also volunteers his time in the community by sitting on the boards of the The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, the Midland Area Community Foundation, and is a youth soccer coach with the Midland Soccer Club.
David Neff, D.O., is the Chief Medical Director, Office of Medical Affairs in the Medical Services Administration of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In his current role, Dr. Neff is focusing on the opioid epidemic and other chronic conditions. He works with national-level groups such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicaid Medical Directors Network, the National Academy of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. Neff has been involved with large scale planning programs to address population health issues regarding opioid addiction, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes management since the year 2000.
The Board members who have stepped down from the Board of Directors are Steven Morgenstern, who recently retired as the North America Health and Insurance Leader of The Dow Chemical Company, Chad Downing, formerly the Regional Healthcare Director of Walgreens Company, Diane Postler-Slatttery, the President and CEO of MidMichigan Health, and James Maciag, the former Director of Network Management of Aetna. Said Mr. Morgenstern, “I have been with MiHIA from the very beginning and it has been my pleasure to watch it grow into the great organization it has become. To have a multi-stakeholder group like MiHIA in our community is a game-changer. MiHIA is the convening entity that draws national interest and grant dollars into our community. That drives improvements in the health of the Great Lakes Bay Region population.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of MiHIA, I would like to thank Mr. Morgenstern, Mr. Downing, Mr. Maciag, and Ms. Postler-Slattery for their dedicated leadership in our development and trajectory. I would like to thank our new members for their willingness to serve. They add impressive experience and expertise to our already dynamic board,” said Dr. Baase.