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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
Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey P. Feingold, DDS, MSD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of MCNA. Dr. Feingold has been a licensed Florida...

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Jeffrey P. Feingold, DDS, MSD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of MCNA. Dr. Feingold has been a licensed Florida Periodontist since 1971, and is a Life Member of the Florida Dental Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Atlantic University after Governor Rick Scott reappointed him for an additional five-year term. He is the former Vice Chairman of its Community and Governmental Relations Committee, and of its Strategic Planning and Development Committee. He is also a former ex-officio member of the FAU Foundation Board. Most recently, the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Dentistry honored Dr. Feingold as a leader in the dental community, recognizing his commitment to improving the quality of dental care within state Medicaid programs through education and innovation in the dental profession. He was an honoree and keynote speaker at the School of Dentistry's 45th Anniversary Gala. He also serves as a member of the UTHSCSA Development Board, the distinguished group that helps to advise the Center's leadership.

Dr. Feingold has also served as board and executive board member of the Tulane Associates Board, on the NYU College of Dentistry Dean's Advisory Board, and on the NYU Stern School of Business Steering Committee. As a resident at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York, the epicenter of dental innovation for nearly one hundred years, Dr. Feingold participated in developing clinical protocols for dental sealants in children. His focus on prevention of tooth loss and early detection of tooth decay in children has shaped MCNA's proven approach to member outreach, quality improvement, and utilization management standards. Dr. Feingold's experience, vision, and leadership have developed MCNA into one of our country's leading dental health maintenance organizations with over 20 years of exemplary experience in dental benefits administration.

Glen Feingold
Glen Feingold
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Glen Feingold serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MCNA overseeing all business operations of the company. Mr. Feingold has over a decade of experience in dental...

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Glen Feingold serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MCNA overseeing all business operations of the company. Mr. Feingold has over a decade of experience in dental benefits management. He has held a number of leadership positions within MCNA including Chair of the Compliance Committee. Under his leadership MCNA has successfully increased its membership to over 3 million members, and has sought and attained NCQA certification for its Credentialing and Recredentialing processes and URAC Claims Processing Accreditation. Mr. Feingold's intricate knowledge of the dental industry and his commitment to serving the Medicaid and CHIP populations has enabled MCNA to grow while consistently meeting or exceeding the expectations of our clients.

Rick Perry
Rick Perry
Director on the Board of Directors, MCNA Insurance Company

The Honorable Rick Perry has spent a lifetime as a leader working to strengthen his community and improve life for Texans of all ages. He was the longest serving Governor of Texas, holding the...

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The Honorable Rick Perry has spent a lifetime as a leader working to strengthen his community and improve life for Texans of all ages. He was the longest serving Governor of Texas, holding the office from December 2000 to January 2015. While Governor, he served two terms as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. His distinguished political career began in 1984 with his election to the Texas House of Representatives. Former Governor Perry went on to win statewide elections first to become Agriculture Commissioner and then to become Lieutenant Governor. In his new role as a Director on the Boards of Directors for MCNA Insurance Company, his invaluable experience guiding growth and prosperity in the State of Texas positions him well to serve as a high-level advisor on a range of strategic issues including governmental relations and business development.

Former Governor Perry is dedicated to strengthening communities through measures like increased access to quality dental and health care, well-rounded educational opportunities, economic stimulus that creates jobs, and fiscal policies that keep money in the hands of individuals. His success in building a stronger, more economically dynamic Texas helped to position him as a national political leader and conservative candidate for President of the United States.

His core belief is that more flexibility for states to implement innovative solutions to ailing and broken health care systems will lead to innovations that create programs that work. Former Governor Perry facilitated the restructuring of the Texas Medicaid Program through a focus on pioneering efforts to control health care costs and utilization of market-based solutions to improve the quality of treatments. The Texas Medicaid program today is a model for what other states can achieve in the provision of affordable options and access to care when utilizing managed care for dental and medical Medicaid benefits.

Education remains an ongoing focus for former Governor Perry. He understands that equipping children with the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in the competitive, 21st century global marketplace is key to a healthy and successful future. In Texas, he brought policy and curriculum decision-making to the local level with community teachers and leaders. He also led the charge to make higher education more accessible and affordable for more Texans by challenging state colleges and universities to provide a more cost-effective option that will attract a more diverse population of students.

The Honorable Rick Perry brings an expansive, knowledgeable point of view to the MCNA Executive Leadership Team, and will be instrumental in MCNA's strategy for growth within the highly transformative state of dental care delivery in many state Medicaid programs.

Carlos A. Lacasa, Esq.
Carlos A. Lacasa, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Carlos Lacasa, Esq., serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for MCNA. Mr. Lacasa has over 20 years of corporate, insurance and health care law experience. He recently served as...

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Carlos Lacasa, Esq., serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for MCNA. Mr. Lacasa has over 20 years of corporate, insurance and health care law experience. He recently served as Chairman of the Board of 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 the legislative process 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 Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, effectively leading the state's budgeting process from 2001 through 2002.

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

Daniel Salama, BSE, serves as Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for MCNA. Mr. Salama leads a dedicated team of IT professionals in the development, maintenance, and...

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Daniel Salama, BSE, serves as Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for MCNA. Mr. Salama leads a dedicated team of IT professionals in the development, maintenance, and continued growth of MCNA's proprietary management information system, DentalTrac™. 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 publicly traded company, IFX Corporation. 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. Mr. Salama's expertise in the management of the company's Information Systems Department has led to MCNA's SOC 2 certified processes and controls.

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

Philip Hunke, DDS, MSD, serves as the President of MCNA Insurance Company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hunke is a distinguished Texas Pediatric Dentist and executive. Dr. Hunke is a...

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Philip Hunke, DDS, MSD, serves as the President of MCNA Insurance Company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hunke is a distinguished Texas Pediatric Dentist and executive. 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 the 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 oral health of the children of Texas embodies MCNA's vision for high-quality care.

Edward A. Strongin, CPA
Edward A. Strongin, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Edward Strongin, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer for MCNA. He has over 35 years of practical experience in finance, and served as MCNA's outside accountant for almost 20 years prior to...

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Edward Strongin, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer for MCNA. He has over 35 years of practical experience in finance, and served as MCNA's outside accountant for almost 20 years prior to transitioning to CFO. Mr. Strongin also chairs the Miami-Dade County Health Facilities Authority, where he assists in the financing of South Florida's 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. He is known for his forensic accounting and financial reporting skills and is often sought as an expert witness for complex litigation matters.

Albert Hawkins
Albert Hawkins
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, 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 established his expertise in health and human services policy, financing and operations, and Texas legislative processes and practices.

Mayre L. Thompson, MHSA
Mayre L. Thompson, MHSA
Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Mayre Thompson, MHSA, serves as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for MCNA. Mrs. Thompson has a devoted respect for compliance and demonstrates the ability to achieve success in a highly...

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Mayre Thompson, MHSA, serves as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for MCNA. Mrs. Thompson has a devoted respect for compliance and demonstrates the ability to achieve success in a highly regulated industry. 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 commitment to the establishment of positive working relationships with state regulators. Mrs. Thompson is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). She is skilled at proficiently resolving compliance issues, and utilizes her years of experience in managed care contract compliance oversight to drive MCNA's proactive approach to identifying potential compliance and privacy issues.

Ronald Ruth, DDS
Ronald Ruth, DDS
Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Ronald Ruth, DDS, serves as the Chief Dental Officer for MCNA. He has served in this role since 2008, drawing upon a combination of strong managed care experience and practical knowledge of a...

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Dr. Ronald Ruth, DDS, serves as the Chief Dental Officer for MCNA. He has served in this role since 2008, drawing upon a combination of strong managed care experience and practical knowledge of a successful dental practice. 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 45 years and is a Life Member of the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Ruth founded 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.

Shannon Boggs-Turner, JD
Shannon Boggs-Turner, JD
Vice President of Operations, MCNA Insurance Company

Shannon Boggs-Turner, JD, serves as Vice President of Operations for MCNA. Ms. Boggs-Turner has extensive experience in Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial managed care. Ms. Boggs-Turner is former...

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Shannon Boggs-Turner, JD, serves as Vice President of Operations for MCNA. Ms. Boggs-Turner has extensive experience in Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial managed care. Ms. Boggs-Turner is former Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services. While serving at the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services she received approval for the first Deficit Reduction Act plan in the country. 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.

David L. McKeon, DDS
David L. McKeon, DDS
Louisiana Executive Director, MCNA Insurance Company

David McKeon, DDS, serves as the 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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David McKeon, DDS, serves as the Louisiana Executive Director. His experience as a clinical professor with the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry and in private practice in Louisiana has provided Dr. McKeon with a high level of technical knowledge and an innate cultural understanding that guides MCNA in meeting the oral healthcare 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.

Roger Sanger, DDS, MSD
Roger Sanger, DDS, MSD
Idaho Executive Director, MCNA Insurance Company

Roger Sanger, DDS, MSD, serves as the 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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Roger Sanger, DDS, MSD, serves as the 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 provides expert direction for MCNA's Idaho based team.

Carlos Garcia, DMD
Carlos Garcia, DMD
Dental Director, MCNA Insurance Company

Carlos Garcia, DDS, serves as the Texas Dental Director. Dr. Garcia has over 39 years of experience in private practice. He is the most recent Treasurer of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry....

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Carlos Garcia, DDS, serves as the Texas Dental Director. Dr. Garcia has over 39 years of experience in private practice. He is the most recent Treasurer of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. His professional experience extends to his many years with the Puerto Rico Dental Society, where he served as President of the Peer-Review Committee, and President of the Executive Committee. Dr. Garcia provides key clinical leadership based on his expertise in both private practice and as a professional leader in the dental community.