Jeffrey W. Runge, MD, FACEP, CEO and President
Jeff is on the Board of Directors of the NCMS and has been serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Biospatial, Inc., a national biosurveillance and preparedness company, since 2017 and as President of Biologue, Inc., a biodefense consulting company, since 2008. Jeff has also served The Chertoff Group, a homeland security business consulting organization, since 2009, as a Principal and most recently as a Senior Advisor. Jeff is a Director of the National Collaborative for Biopreparedness at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Over the course of his career, Jeff served as the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2008, and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and over 16 years as a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nine years as Assistant Chairman.
Jeff received his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his emergency medicine residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (Carolinas Medical Center). Jeff is board certified in emergency medicine.
Pete will support network providers in performance review activities and performance improvement initiatives, that enable CCHN’s network providers to move towards and to succeed in value-based arrangements.
Professionally, Pete brings twenty-five plus years of healthcare experience in data, analytics and consulting, including eighteen years with Quintiles Transnational, a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions company. Earlier in his career, Pete introduced the clinical and financial decision-support program within the WakeMed provider group, and he led the ground-breaking patient-level data consulting group for a healthcare informatics company.
Jennifer comes to us from the North Carolina Medical Society where she served for eleven plus years in the Specialty Societies and Membership departments. While at the NCMS Jennifer was the Database manager and was responsible for membership dues invoicing and all membership transactions. During that time, Jennifer assumed the role of membership invoicing for 9 specialty medical societies which resulted in a 25% increase in membership and implemented and managed a partnership project with another association which resulted in a 50% increase in membership for that category.
Prior to joining the Society, Jennifer worked as an office manager for a children’s mental health agency. While in high school and college she staffed the front office of gastroenterology practice.
Jennifer received a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in Political Science.
Betsy will manage and direct CCHN’s healthcare provider network contracting activities and engagement functions.
Professionally, Betsy brings twenty-five plus years of healthcare experience in managed care contracting and management in local, state and national markets. Betsy has worked with several regional and national managed care organizations. She has also worked on the provider side of the aisle as a managed care analyst with a managed care consulting and data analysis firm specializing in the unique issues confronted by healthcare providers located in smaller urban or rural markets throughout the country.
Betsy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from Boston University.
Larry is a talented business professional with twenty-five plus years business administration, finance and IT experience in Manufacturing, Technology, Health Care, Retail and Public Accounting industries. Larry works to assist executive management in efforts to identify opportunities and risks to the business by providing strategic and financial counsel. He also has extensive experience building and leading high-performing teams.
Larry has his MBA from Virginia Tech and holds a CPA license in both NC and VA.
Steve is general counsel and chief operating officer of the North Carolina Medical Society in Raleigh. The NCMS was organized in 1849 and is the largest physician organization in the state, representing approximately 12,000 physician members from every specialty and practice setting. Steve works on issue advocacy and provides legal services to the Society. He is also secretary-treasurer for Carolina Complete Health Network, Inc. a subsidiary of the NCMS.
Before coming to the Society in 1994, Steve worked in government affairs for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and prior to that he worked on medical economics issues for the Florida Medical Association.
Steve received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics (1980) and master of business administration (1989) from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, Georgia; a juris doctor (2000) from North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, and a master of laws in health law (2015) from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.