Board of Directors

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Leo I. Higdon Jr. , Chairman

Mr. Higdon was unanimously elected to serve as chairman of our board of directors on May 1, 2014. He served as president of Connecticut College from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2013, when he retired. He also served as the president of the College of Charleston from October 2001 to June 2006. Between 1997 and 2001, Higdon served as president of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He also served as dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. His financial experience includes a 20-year tenure at Salomon Brothers, where he became vice chairman and member of the executive committee, managing the Global Investment Banking Division. Higdon also serves as the lead independent director of Eaton Vance Corp. and he also serves as a director of Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

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Greg Carmichael

Greg Carmichael is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bancorp. Since 2003, he also served Fifth Third in other executive roles, including chief operating officer and chief information office. From 2000 to 2003, Carmichael was vice president and chief information officer for Emerson Electric, a worldwide provider of technology and energy solutions. From 1996 to 2000, he served in the same roles for a subsidiary of Emerson, and from 1986 to 1996, he served in several information technology and leadership roles at General Electric. Carmichael currently serves on the board of the American Bankers Association.

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John W. Chidsey

Mr. Chidsey currently serves as CEO of Subway Restaurants effective November 2019. Prior to joining Subway, he served as an executive board member of TopTech Holdings, LLC, a provider of comprehensive cloud-based technology with expertise in hiring, training, scheduling, back office and standardization, prior to the sale of that company in August 2019. From the time of the October 2010 sale of Burger King Holdings, Inc. to 3G Capital until April 18, 2011, Mr. Chidsey served as co-chairman of the board of directors of Burger King Holdings, Inc. Prior to the sale, he served as chief executive officer and a member of its board from April 2006, including as chairman of the board from July 2008. From September 2005 until April 2006, he served as president and chief financial officer. He served as president, North America, from June 2004 to September 2005, and as executive vice president, chief administrative and financial officer from March 2004 until June 2004. Prior to joining Burger King, Mr. Chidsey served as chairman and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions of Cendant Corporation: the Vehicle Services Division that included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express and the Financial Services Division that included Jackson Hewitt and various membership and insurance companies. Prior to joining Cendant, Mr. Chidsey served as the director of finance of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and the chief financial officer of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc. Mr. Chidsey currently serves on the board of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. He recently served as a director of Brinker International, Inc..

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Donald L. Correll

Mr. Correll is chief executive officer and co-founder of Water Capital Partners, LLC, a firm that identifies, invests in, advises, and manages water and wastewater infrastructure assets and operations. Mr. Correll served as the president and chief executive officer and a director of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest and most geographically diversified provider of water services in North America, from April 2006 to August 2010. Between August 2003 and April 2006, Mr. Correll served as president and chief executive officer of Pennichuck Corporation, a publicly traded holding company which, through its subsidiaries, provides public water supply services, certain water related services, and certain real estate activities, including property development and management. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Correll served as an independent advisor to water service and investment firms on issues relating to marketing, acquisitions, and investments in the water services sector. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Correll served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of United Water Resources, Inc., a water and wastewater utility company. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman as well as a member of the audit, leadership development and compensation, and executive committees of New Jersey Resources Corporation.

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Yvonne M. Curl

Yvonne M. Curl is a former vice president and chief marketing officer of Avaya, Inc., which position she held from October 2000 through April 2004. Before joining Avaya, Curl was employed by Xerox Corp. beginning in 1976, where she held a number of middle and senior management positions in sales, marketing and field operations, culminating with her appointment to corporate vice president. She currently serves on the Board of the Hilton Head Community Foundation and the Hilton Head Humane Association. She has also served as a director of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Charming Shoppes, Inc. and Welch Allyn, Inc.

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Charles M. Elson

Mr. Elson holds the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and has served as the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware since 2000. Mr. Elson has served on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Commissions on Director Compensation, Executive Compensation and the Role of the Compensation Committee, Director Professionalism, CEO Succession, Audit Committees, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning, Director Evaluation, Risk Governance, Role of Lead Director, Strategy Development, Board Diversity, Board and Long-term Value Creation, and Building the Strategic Asset Board. He was a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Best Practices Council on Coping with Fraud and Other Illegal Activity. He served on that organization’s Advisory Council. He recently served as a director of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. In addition, Mr. Elson serves as vice chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Corporate Governance and was a member of the Standing Advisory Committee to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Mr. Elson has been Of Counsel/consultant to the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 1995 to the present.

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Joan E. Herman

Ms. Herman has served as the president and chief executive officer of Herman & Associates, LLC, a healthcare and management consulting firm, since 2008. Herman & Associates provides services to healthcare providers, pharmacy benefit managers, managed care organizations, and private equity firms. From 1998 to 2008, she served in a number of senior management positions, including president and chief executive officer for two corporate divisions, at Anthem, Inc. (f/k/a WellPoint, Inc.), a leading managed healthcare company that offers network-based managed care plans. Prior to joining Anthem, she served in a number of senior positions at Phoenix Life Insurance Company for 16 years, lastly as senior vice president of strategic development. She currently serves as a director of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an RNA-targeted drug discovery and development firm. In the past five years, she has served as a director of Convergys Corporation, a publicly traded company until it was acquired by Synnex Corporation in October 2018.

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Leslye G. Katz

From January 2007 to December 2010, Leslye G. Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of IMS Health, Inc., a provider of information, services, and technology for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Prior to that, she served as vice president and controller of IMS Health, Inc. for five years. From July 1998 to July 2001, Katz served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American Lawyer Media, Inc., a privately held legal media and publishing company. Prior to joining American Lawyer Media, Katz held a number of financial management positions with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, followed by two years as vice president and treasurer of Cognizant Corporation, a spin-off from D&B. Katz currently serves as vice-chair of the board of directors of My Sisters’ Place, a not-for-profit provider of shelter, advocacy, and support services to victims of domestic violence. She has previously served as a director for ICF International, Inc.

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Patricia Maryland

Patricia Maryland has tremendous healthcare delivery experience. She has served in senior positions in healthcare administration for 40 years. Most recently, she served as an executive vice president for Ascension and the president and chief executive officer at Ascension Healthcare, a leading non-profit health system operating more than 2,600 sites of care including hospitals and senior living facilities, from July 2017 through June 2019. Prior to that, Maryland held other executive and management positions in the Ascension organization for 13 years, including president and chief executive of the St. John Providence Health System and president of the Indianapolis Hospital, St. Vincent’s Health System. Prior to joining Ascension, Maryland worked in administrative roles with Detroit Medical Center, North Oakland Medical Centers, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Mercy Hospital.

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John E. Maupin Jr.

Dr. Maupin is a retired healthcare executive with over 40 years of diverse executive leadership experience in academic medicine, public health, ambulatory care and government relations. He served as president and chief executive officer of Morehouse School of Medicine for eight years until his retirement in July 2014. Prior to that, he was the president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College for 12 years. His other executive leadership positions have included chief administrative officer of the Morehouse School of Medicine, chief executive officer of Southside Healthcare, Inc., and Deputy Commissioner Medical Services, Baltimore City Health Department. Dr. Maupin currently serves as a trustee of VALIC Companies I & II, a mutual fund complex sponsored by American International Group, Inc. In the past five years, he has served as a director of LifePoint Health, Inc. and Regions Financial Corp.

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Nancy Schlichting

Ms. Schlichting has extensive healthcare experience and expertise in healthcare delivery. Her career in healthcare administration spans 35 years in senior level executive positions, most recently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Henry Ford Health System, Inc. from June 2003 until December 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Schlichting served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998-2003. She also served as President and CEO of HFHS’s Henry Ford Hospital from 2001-2003. During her time at HFHS, the company garnered significant national recognition, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. Prior to joining HFHS in 1998, Ms. Schlichting served as the President of the Eastern Region of Catholic Health Initiatives, President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Methodist Hospitals and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Akron City Hospital and Summa Health System. Ms. Schlichting currently serves on the boards of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

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L. Edward Shaw, Jr.

Following his practice as a partner at Milbank LLP, Mr. Shaw served as general counsel of The Chase Manhattan Bank from 1983 to 1996 and Aetna, Inc. from 1999 to 2003. In addition to his legal role, his responsibilities at both institutions included a wide range of strategic planning, risk management, compliance and public policy issues. From 1996 to 1999, he served as chief corporate officer of the Americas for National Westminster Bank PLC. In 2004, Mr. Shaw was appointed independent counsel to the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange dealing with regulatory matters. From March 2006 to July 2010, he served on a part-time basis as a senior managing director of Richard C. Breeden & Co., and affiliated companies engaged in investment management, strategic consulting, and governance matters. In the past five years, Mr. Shaw has served as a director of MSA Safety Inc. He currently serves as a director and former chairman of Covenant House, the nation’s largest privately funded provider of crisis care to children..

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Terrance Williams

Terrance Williams has a broad base of marketing, insurance (payor), and regulated-industry experience. Williams recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as well as the president of the Nationwide’s Emerging Businesses Group, which included legacy niche and emerging businesses, innovation teams, and a venture capital fund. Over a 30-year career in the insurance industry, Williams has served in various executive and leadership roles. He currently serves on the board of the Columbus (OH) Regional Airport Authority and the advisory board for Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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Mark J. Tarr, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Tarr has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Encompass Health since Dec. 29, 2016. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Tarr served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, from 2011-2016, having served as executive vice president of operations since Aug. 1, 2007, and as president of the company’s inpatient division since September 2004. He joined HealthSouth in 1993, and has held various management positions within the company. Tarr earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his master’s in business administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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