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Media Contacts

If you are a member of the news media, please contact any of our media relations professionals listed below.

Bill Ries
Associate Vice President, Government/Public Affairs & Strategic Business Planning


At UPMC Health Plan, we have many staff members who are experts in a number of issues that impact health care and health insurance. They include:

Diane P. Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan, is an expert on integrated delivery and financing systems.

Michael Parkinson, MD, Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity for UPMC Health Plan, oversees employer strategies designed to improve health and competitiveness.

Pamela Peele, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer for UPMC Insurance Services Division, is an expert in health care analytics and text mining, and is responsible for data analytic activities, economic modeling, predictive modeling, and statistical analysis.

Stephen Perkins, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for UPMC Health Plan, is an expert on patient-centered medical home and hospital readmissions.

Sheryl A. Kashuba, Vice President of Health Policy/Government and Chief Legal Officer for UPMC Insurance Services Division, is an expert on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health care delivery.