NU Online News Service, June 29, 2004, 12:10 p.m. EDT

Tracy Malone is taking over as executive director of the U.S. Family Health Plan Alliance.[@@]

The alliance represents 6 major, nonprofit health care systems that provide care for military retirees and military dependents through the TriCare military health coverage program.

Malone has been a chief of staff to the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, and she also has served as regional operations director for TriCare management activity. She recently retired from the U.S. Navy as a Nurse Corps captain.