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Our Corporate Team

Experience Brings Excellence

Our corporate leadership team manages MCNA's continuing growth throughout the United States. Combined, they have over 200 years of experience in patient care, financial administration and corporate compliance. Their commitment to service for Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare members is a core competency of MCNA.

We invite you to get to know our corporate leaders below:

Jeffrey Feingold, DDS, MSD
Jeffrey Feingold, DDS, MSD
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jeffrey P. Feingold is the founder of MCNA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Member of the Board of Trustees for Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Feingold's...

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Dr. Jeffrey P. Feingold is the founder of MCNA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Member of the Board of Trustees for Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Feingold's experience with evolving care standards and dental insurance startups in the late 1970's led to our innovative approach to member outreach and proven utilization management standards. He became keenly aware of the lack of dental insurance options for individuals, small businesses, families, and public assistance programs. These "lessons learned" about quality dental health care for children in his early practice and his experience with dental managed care became the cornerstone of a dental plan built on the foundation of provider engagement and sophisticated information technology. Dr. Feingold continues to lead MCNA with his inspiring vision of service to those most in need of quality dental care and overseeing its expansion into new markets. His personal and professional experiences are the basis for MCNA's successful member-first philosophy, which has made the company into an industry-leading dental benefits administrator for Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Glen Feingold
Glen Feingold
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Glen Feingold serves as Chief Operating Officer of MCNA. He utilizes his extensive knowledge of all MCNA processes and procedures garnered while fulfilling the responsibilities of many key...

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Glen Feingold serves as Chief Operating Officer of MCNA. He utilizes his extensive knowledge of all MCNA processes and procedures garnered while fulfilling the responsibilities of many key leadership roles within the company. Mr. Feingold is a member of the Board of Directors at MCNA Health Care Holdings LLC, and oversees all operational aspects of the company. His intricate knowledge of the dental industry allows him to provide expert oversight while effectively interfacing with state and federal regulators to steer MCNA's activities to meet external requirements. Mr. Feingold drives the organization forward by continually identifying opportunities for growth within both existing and new markets. His commitment to serving Medicaid and CHIP populations inspires MCNA's leaders and motivates the entire MCNA team to achieve organizational goals.

Philip Hunke, DDS, MSD
Philip Hunke, DDS, MSD
Plan President, MCNA Insurance Company

Dr. Philip Hunke serves as the Plan President of MCNA Insurance Company. Dr. Hunke is a distinguished Texas Pediatric Dentist and businessman, responsible for all operations at MCNA Insurance...

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Dr. Philip Hunke serves as the Plan President of MCNA Insurance Company. Dr. Hunke is a distinguished Texas Pediatric Dentist and businessman, responsible for all operations at MCNA Insurance Company's headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. He also serves as MCNA's member representative to the American Dental Association's Dental Quality Alliance. Dr. Hunke is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and served as the President and long-term board member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. As President of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Hunke provided leadership for quality initiatives including the development of the national dental home guidelines. His dedication to the good oral health of the children of Texas embodies MCNA's vision for high-quality care.

Carlos Lacasa, JD
Carlos Lacasa, JD
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Carlos Lacasa serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for MCNA. Mr. Lacasa has 25 years of insurance and health care law experience. He recently served as Chairman of the Board of...

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Carlos Lacasa serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for MCNA. Mr. Lacasa has 25 years of insurance and health care law experience. He recently served as Chairman of the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida's largest property and casualty underwriter. Mr. Lacasa is a skillful executive whose wide-ranging experience in business administration, corporate law, and governmental affairs has prepared him well for the challenge of managing MCNA's rapidly expanding operational infrastructure. In 1994, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and served as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, effectively leading the state's budgeting process from 2001 through 2002. As Senior Vice President and General Counsel of MCNA, Carlos is primarily responsible for corporate administration and legal and regulatory affairs.

Edward Strongin, CPA
Edward Strongin, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Edward Strongin serves as Chief Financial Officer for MCNA. As a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant with more than 40 years of diversified finance experience, Mr. Strongin is known for...

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Edward Strongin serves as Chief Financial Officer for MCNA. As a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant with more than 40 years of diversified finance experience, Mr. Strongin is known for his forensic accounting and financial reporting skills, and his expertise in investment management. He served as MCNA's outside accountant for almost 20 years. When the opportunity came to join the MCNA organization seven years ago, the decision and transition to full-time CFO was an easy one. During his tenure, Mr. Strongin guided MCNA through its Texas Department of Insurance licensure related to capital and premium-writing requirements and contributed expert analysis in connection with agency capitation rate setting. Mr. Strongin currently chairs the Miami-Dade County Health Facilities Authority, where he assists in the financing of select South Florida hospital projects with an eye toward cost efficiency. As Chairman, he led the approval of $250 million in facility expansion bonds for a highly acclaimed local hospital. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami.

Daniel Salama, BSE
Daniel Salama, BSE
Chief Information and Security Officer

Daniel Salama is the Chief Information and Security Officer for MCNA. Mr. Salama leads a dedicated team of IT professionals in the development, maintenance, and continued growth of DentalTracâ„¢,...

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Daniel Salama is the Chief Information and Security Officer for MCNA. Mr. Salama leads a dedicated team of IT professionals in the development, maintenance, and continued growth of DentalTracâ„¢, MCNA's proprietary management information system. Throughout his career, Mr. Salama has worked on multiple large-scale projects, including designing the Internet Service Provider infrastructure and software for 13 countries in Latin America while serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the IFX Corporation, a publicly traded company. He has built telephone networks and Internet delivery systems around the world, and designed a software system that saved the Currency Exchange Commission in Venezuela billions of dollars that were being lost due to a flawed verification process and lack of system controls. Under Mr. Salama's expert management of the company's Information Systems Department, MCNA has received multiple SOC 2 reports, which provide third-party assurance that the processes and controls in place are suitable in design and operating effectiveness.

Mayre Herring Thompson, MHSA
Mayre Herring Thompson, MHSA
Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Mayre Herring Thompson serves as Chief Compliance Officer for MCNA. Ms. Herring Thompson oversees MCNA's Compliance and HIPAA programs, including all regulatory compliance activities. She serves...

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Mayre Herring Thompson serves as Chief Compliance Officer for MCNA. Ms. Herring Thompson oversees MCNA's Compliance and HIPAA programs, including all regulatory compliance activities. She serves as a key point of contact with state partners. As a former regulator with Florida Medicaid, she monitored managed care plans for contract compliance and successfully participated in NCQA, URAC, and AAAHC accreditation surveys. Her experience with the Bureau of Managed Care at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration serves as the basis for her focus on maintaining ongoing positive working relationships with state regulators. At MCNA, Ms. Herring-Thompson utilizes a results-oriented approach to ensuring all contract requirements are met that entails the proactive identification of potential compliance and privacy issues. She also oversees MCNA's URAC Claims Processing and Dental Plan Accreditation processes.

Ronald Ruth, DDS
Ronald Ruth, DDS
Chief Dental Officer, MCNA Dental Plans

Dr. Ronald Ruth serves as the Chief Dental Officer for MCNA Dental Plans. Dr. Ruth has served in this role since 2008, drawing upon a combination of innovative managed care experience and hands-on...

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Dr. Ronald Ruth serves as the Chief Dental Officer for MCNA Dental Plans. Dr. Ruth has served in this role since 2008, drawing upon a combination of innovative managed care experience and hands-on dental practice operational knowledge. In 2014, he earned the distinction of becoming a member of the Advisory Board for URAC, where he contributes to the formation and updating of standards for dental insurance companies. He has held a Florida dental license for over 50 years and is a Life Member of the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Ruth was a co-founder of the first managed care dental plan in Florida and has managed a multi-specialty dental practice group with numerous locations serving over 200,000 patients. His sterling reputation within the Florida professional dental community and beyond allows him to connect in a highly meaningful way with our network providers over serious care issues.

Carlos Garcia, DMD
Carlos Garcia, DMD
Chief Dental Officer, MCNA Insurance Company

Dr. Carlos Garcia serves as the Chief Dental Officer for MCNA Insurance Company. Dr. Garcia has over 39 years of experience in private practice serving children and adults in the United States and...

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Dr. Carlos Garcia serves as the Chief Dental Officer for MCNA Insurance Company. Dr. Garcia has over 39 years of experience in private practice serving children and adults in the United States and Puerto Rico. In 2014, he was awarded a fellowship with the International College of Dentists (ICD) in recognition of his professional achievement and lifelong dedication to the progress of dentistry. Dr. Garcia has a rich history of service with professional dental organizations in many leadership positions, including the Puerto Rico Dental Society, the Rio Grande Valley Academy of General Dentistry Component, and the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. He provides key clinical leadership for and expert oversight of the administrative and utilization management functions of MCNA Insurance Company based on his expertise in private practice and as a leader in the professional dental community.

Albert Hawkins
Albert Hawkins
Vice Chairman, MCNA Insurance Company

Albert Hawkins serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for MCNA Insurance Company. Mr. Hawkins is a former Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner, and has years of...

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Albert Hawkins serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for MCNA Insurance Company. Mr. Hawkins is a former Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner, and has years of experience with state and federal government programs. As Commissioner, Mr. Hawkins oversaw the state's five health and human services agencies, which have combined budgets of $25 billion a year and more than 50,000 employees. Before his appointment as Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner, he served as a senior White House aide to President George W. Bush. Mr. Hawkins' 35 years of experience in state government has firmly established his expertise in health and human services policy, financing and operations, and Texas legislative processes and practices.

Shannon Turner, JD
Shannon Turner, JD
Vice President of Operations

Shannon Turner serves as Vice President of Operations for MCNA. Ms. Turner is a proven executive with outstanding analytical skills and a wealth of experience in the management of both commercial...

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Shannon Turner serves as Vice President of Operations for MCNA. Ms. Turner is a proven executive with outstanding analytical skills and a wealth of experience in the management of both commercial and government sector health plans. While serving as Medicaid Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, she received CMS approval for the first Deficit Reduction Act Medicaid Reform Plan in the nation. She has also served as the Executive Vice President for University Health Care, Inc., a provider-sponsored MCO with Medicaid and Medicare lines of business. During her tenure the plan was consistently ranked in the NCQA's Top 20 Medicaid Health Plans in America. Ms. Turner's skills in the analysis and implementation of state and federal regulations help to ensure that MCNA's operational focus remains aligned with the evolving needs and requirements of each of the company's state partners.

DeDe Davis
DeDe Davis
Vice President of Dental Management and Quality Improvement

DeDe Davis is a proven executive with a diverse background in clinical and non-clinical health care operations across Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial lines of business. As Vice President of...

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DeDe Davis is a proven executive with a diverse background in clinical and non-clinical health care operations across Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial lines of business. As Vice President of Dental Management and Quality Improvement, she operates in partnership with the Chief Dental Officers to implement and oversee MCNA's Utilization Management and Quality Improvement programs. While serving in the US Navy, Ms. Davis began her career in health care management and operations with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She has also served as an executive responsible for health plan operations with the Amerihealth Mercy family of companies. Before joining MCNA's executive team, Ms. Davis was Vice President of Clinical and Medicare Operations for ikaSystems where she led the development of a comprehensive suite of medical and risk management technology products, including development and implementation of a base Medicare claims product. Her impressive track record demonstrates her abilities in connecting with clients, and leading the design and implementation of programs that result in statistically significant improvement in both clinical and operational outcomes within managed care plans.

Linda Altenhoff, DDS
Linda Altenhoff, DDS
Vice President of Program Integrity

Dr. Linda Altenhoff serves as the Vice President of Program Integrity for MCNA. Dr. Altenhoff is the former Chief Dental Officer for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of...

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Dr. Linda Altenhoff serves as the Vice President of Program Integrity for MCNA. Dr. Altenhoff is the former Chief Dental Officer for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Inspector General and has held several leadership positions in national professional organizations including President of the Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP State Dental Association (MSDA) and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). A Texas licensed general dentist, she has over 30 years of professional experience as a dental practitioner, a nationally recognized lecturer, and a leader in the oversight of Medicaid and CHIP oral health programs. Dr. Altenhoff provides expert oversight of MCNA's Special Investigation Unit as it carries out targeted fraud and abuse detection activities in conjunction with state partners and the Office of Inspector General.

Roger Sanger, DDS, MSD
Roger Sanger, DDS, MSD
Executive Director, Idaho

Dr. Roger Sanger serves as MCNA's Idaho Executive Director. Dr. Sanger has over 40 years of experience providing comprehensive, quality dental care to pediatric patients. He also has a rich...

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Dr. Roger Sanger serves as MCNA's Idaho Executive Director. Dr. Sanger has over 40 years of experience providing comprehensive, quality dental care to pediatric patients. He also has a rich history as an educator, having attained the rank of tenured Full Professor in Pediatric Dentistry as well as Chair of the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. He has also served as a Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry and the University of Southern California Dental School. As MCNA's Idaho Executive Director, he oversees the utilization management functions for the Idaho plan and guides the operational activities of MCNA's Idaho-based team.

John Ukich, DDS
John Ukich, DDS
Dental Director, Idaho

Dr. John Ukich serves as MCNA's Idaho Dental Director. Dr. Ukich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. He has over...

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Dr. John Ukich serves as MCNA's Idaho Dental Director. Dr. Ukich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. He has over 39 years' experience working with Idaho's Medicaid and CHIP population in private pediatric dental practice. After completing a two-year post graduate residency in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Ukich spent five years serving in the United States Army with assignments in Southern Germany and Kansas. While on assignment, he served as a teaching mentor for a general dentistry residency program. Dr. Ukich has also participated in pediatric dental missionary trips to San Salvador, Russia, India, and Central Mexico. As MCNA's Dental Director for the State of Idaho, Dr. Ukich provides oversight for and management of the company's Clinical Reviewers, which are the initial point of contact for dentists across the state. This collaborative relationship promotes MCNA's goal of assuring that Medicaid recipients are provided with quality, medically necessary dental care and services.

David McKeon, DDS
David McKeon, DDS
Executive Director, Louisiana

Dr. David McKeon serves as MCNA's Louisiana Executive Director. His experience as a clinical professor with the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry and in private practice in...

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Dr. David McKeon serves as MCNA's Louisiana Executive Director. His experience as a clinical professor with the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry and in private practice in Louisiana provides Dr. McKeon with a high level of technical knowledge and an innate cultural understanding. This valuable experience allows MCNA to better meet the oral health care needs of the state's Medicaid population. He is the former Director of the Dental Health Resources Dental Authorization Unit at LSU, a position in which he also served as the Dental Director for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Dr. McKeon's expertise in connection with the Louisiana Medicaid Program and the DHH ensure that MCNA is an efficient and highly responsive partner to the state.

Michael Giorlando, DDS
Michael Giorlando, DDS
Dental Director, Louisiana

Dr. Michael Giorlando serves as MCNA's Louisiana Dental Director. Dr. Giorlando is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. After graduation, he served as a dental...

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Dr. Michael Giorlando serves as MCNA's Louisiana Dental Director. Dr. Giorlando is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. After graduation, he served as a dental instructor of dental lab technology and as an assistant clinical professor at the LSU School of Dentistry Oral Medicine and Radiology Department from 1984 to 1992. In addition to his work with LSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Giorlando maintained a private general dental practice in New Orleans. His clinical experience paired with his executive administrative skills and team level management allow him to effectively communicate with MCNA's state partners and the Louisiana professional dental community. As MCNA's Dental Director, Dr. Giorlando provides oversight for and management of the company's Clinical Reviewers, which are the initial point of contact for dentists across the state. This collaborative relationship promotes MCNA's goal of assuring that Medicaid recipients are provided with quality, medically necessary dental care and services.