Friday, December 14, 2007

Demers Tapped for Vice President


CDPHP® today announced the appointment of John Demers to vice president of advertising and public affairs. In this position, Demers will provide oversight for all activities in the communications department including advertising, public relations, and community sponsorships.

“We are so pleased to have John join our team,” said William J. Cromie, MD, MBA, president and CEO, CDPHP. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on corporate communications experience to CDPHP, and his guidance will play an integral part of our leadership team who is committed to keeping members, employers, and providers informed about their health care,” said Cromie.

Demers brings more than 25 years of experience in advertising, graphic arts, and communications. Prior to joining CDPHP, he held several management positions with EmblemHealth, Inc., the merged organization of Group Health, Inc. (GHI) and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP), including most recently as vice president of corporate communications. He resides with his wife and children in Delmar.

About CDPHP®

Founded and guided by physicians, CDPHP and its affiliates currently serve members in 29 counties throughout New York state and seven counties in Vermont. The four affiliated companies of CDPHP include a family of products: Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc.—HMO, Healthy New York, Medicare Choice, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. CDPHP Universal Benefits, Inc.® —PPO, High Deductible PPO, POS, and EPO. Capital District Physicians' Healthcare Network, Inc. —self-insured plans; and APA Partners, Inc. —third party administration (TPA). Visit CDPHP.

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