The Equality Health Clinical Advisory Board is an independent panel of medical, scientific, and cultural care experts who provide clinical advice to drive our cultural care model and incorporate best practices for underserved populations.

The members of the Clinical Advisory Board are distinguished clinicians dedicated to reducing health disparities and advancing the research and practice of socially-conscious care methods.

Dr. Marc Leib, MD, JD

Dr. Leib practiced anesthesia for over 20 years in Tucson. Throughout that time he was very active in the medical community, serving as President of the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologist (AzSA) and the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA).

During his last few years of active practice, Dr. Leib attended the University of Arizona College of Law with the intention of participating in health care policy decision-making activities. After graduation, he worked in Washington, D.C., primarily on health law issues.

After several years in D.C., Dr. Leib returned to Arizona to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (Arizona’s Medicaid Program), serving in that position for over 10 years, the longest serving CMO in Arizona Medicaid’s history. During his tenure as the Medicaid CMO, Dr. Leib remained active in the medical community. He regularly publishes articles of interest and essays in medical and legal publications and presents topics of interest to physicians at various state and national physician leadership forums.

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Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH

Dr. Shurney is the Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Benefits, Health and Wellness for Cummins, Inc. He has an extensive background in health care management and policy. He has distinguished himself as a recognized leader in his profession in numerous ways.

In 2007, he was appointed by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to chair The Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement Board. Prior to his current position, Dr. Shurney was the Chief Medical Director of the Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. During his tenure at Vanderbilt he also held joint faculty appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health, and Adjunct Faculty, Owens Graduate School of Management.

Other positions that Dr. Shurney has held include Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Healthways, Health Policy Strategist in the Division of Global Government Affairs for the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of medical affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Editor of the Journal of Managed Care Physicians.
Dr. Shurney serves on numerous boards including: The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), and the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). In addition, he represents ACMQ as that organization’s elected Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). He was also the most recent Chair of the Business Strategies Committee for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).
Dr. Shurney sits on the editorial boards for the peer-reviewed journals 1) Population Health Management, 2) The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Shurney is co-author of the book “Integrating Wellness into Your Disease Management Programs” which is a “how- to” strategic guide for employers that wish to innovate their disease management programs with accountable wellness and lifestyle approaches to care.
Dr. Shurney is board-certified in general preventive medicine and public health.

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Dr. Eric Yoder, MD, MBA

Eric Yoder is the Principal of Healthcare Initiatives, LLC, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a consulting firm specializing in Medicaid and Medicare clinical services, quality improvement, innovation and business development.

A clinical executive with over 30 years of experience in multiple clinical and administrative settings, Eric was the Chief Medical Officer for United Healthcare’s Community and State Division from 2007 until 2012 which served over 2.5 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members in 23 states.

Eric served as Chief Medical Officer for Amerigroup Corporation a Medicaid and Medicare Health Plan with a membership of 1.5 million based in Virginia Beach, Virginia from 2005 until 2007.  Previously, he worked for Amerigroup’s Texas Health Plan from 1995 through 2005 progressing through roles as medical director, President and COO, and CEO.  Notably, he was a key member of the team that implemented the initial start-up of Amerigroup’s Fort Worth health plan and went on to start up five additional Amerigroup Texas health plans.

Eric spent eleven years with Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Texas in the clinical roles of Chief of Urgent Care Services and as an emergency physician. He served administrative roles in emergency management and patient repatriation services, emergency claims management, business development, and as Medical Director for Bell Helicopter Employee Health Services in Hurst, Texas.

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