Aetna Inc. has named Dr. Melissa Welch head of regional care management.
Welch has been senior medical director for the Western region at Aetna, Hartford (NYSE:AET), for 9 years.
Welch also has served 5 years as president of the San Francisco Board of Health and as a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Welch has a master’s degree in public health and epidemiology from the University of California, Berkley, and a medical degree from Harvard University. She is the principal founder of Perspectives of Differences Diversity Training and Consultation for Health Professionals.
In other personnel news:
- The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), Washington, has promoted Maurice Perkins to senior vice president of federal relations.
Perkins has been vice president of federal relations at the ACLI since 2005. Before that he was on staff for the Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee. From 2001 to 2003, he was on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.