SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ActiveCare, Inc. (OTCBB:ACAR), the service leader in managing diabetes and medical alerts for seniors, today announced the creation of its Strategic Advisory Board. This organization will provide expertise in the areas of medical care and research, best-of-class business practices and advancements in biometric monitoring technology. The first three members of the Advisory Board are Dr. James O. Mason, Dr. Jonathan Javitt and Cynthia Palmer.
ActiveCare's Management Team is excited about several key additions. "It is a great honor to have three noted industry leaders join ActiveCare. Their insight, industry leadership and contribution to our strategy will be a critical asset moving forward," stated Michael Jones, COO of ActiveCare. "Through the experience and expertise of our Advisory Board, ActiveCare now has access to some of the most brilliant thought leaders in our industry."
Dr. James O. Mason was the United States Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) from 1989 to 1993 and the Acting Surgeon General of the United States from 1989 to 1990. He was also a former four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He was Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Jim earned B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah and a masters and Ph.D. of Public Health degrees from Harvard University. He served as the executive director of the Utah Department of Health until 1983, when he was named director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia; Mason held the directorship of the CDC until 1990. In 1989, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mason as Assistant Secretary for Health, which made him head of the United States Public Health Service, and Acting Surgeon General. He later served as the American delegate to the World Health Organization.Dr. Jonathan Javitt is a physician with expertise in information technology, health economics, and public health. He has been a founder of health information technology companies that have become part of Siemens, Inc., United Health Group, Inc., and Aetna, Inc. In 1994 he founded Certitude, Inc., which was acquired by United Health Care as part of the Ingenix formation. Dr. Javitt has served as a medical advisor to several Presidential administrations. He was appointed as Expert Consultant to Medicare during the Reagan and Bush administrations. He served in the Executive Office of the President on the Health Reform Task Force under President Clinton. He was Commissioned by President Bush in 2003 to chair the Health Subcommittee of PITAC and also served as a Special Employee of the Undersecretary of Defense (ATL). Dr. Javitt's academic background has focused on ophthalmology, information technology, and health economics. He is a graduate of Princeton University (AB 1978), Cornell University (MD 1982) and Harvard University (MPH 1984). He trained in Ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital and the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1988 and continues to serve as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology. Cynthia Palmer is the CEO of Colorado Choice Health Plans, a local community health plan that has served Colorado communities for 40 years, providing affordable health coverage, personalized customer service and quality programs to its members. In her 25+ years in health care, Ms. Palmer has held positions with Blue Cross of California and WellPoint in Managed Care, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning as well as with Qual-Med Health Plans in the areas of Finance, Systems and Operations. Ms. Palmer also has experience on the provider side of health care as the CFO and Associate Administrator of a large multi-specialty medical group with over 110,000 lives managed under global capitated arrangements. Colorado Choice Health Plans is a nonprofit organization with a service area spanning 26, mostly rural, counties in Colorado. The Company's products include Commercial Employer Group and Individual Health Insurance, CHP+, Medicare and Third Party Administration Services for Self-Funded Employer Groups. About ActiveCare ActiveCare, Inc. is a leader in providing diabetes management and senior alert systems. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under symbol ACAR, ActiveCare is committed to providing consistent excellence in quality and safety as well as friendly care for members and caregivers alike. To learn more about ActiveCare, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.activecare.com or contact investor/media relations at email@example.com. For a complete resume of the new Advisory Board, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The ActiveCare Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17245