Mr. King-Shaw is Founding Partner PARMA.
Mr. King-Shaw has extensive expertise in health policy, economics
and finance. Ruben served in the George W. Bush Administration
from 2001 to 2003 where he led many of President Bush's and HHS
Secretary Tommy G. Thompson’s health care initiatives as
Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In that capacity, he directed
the day-to-day operations of the $500 billion agency. Mr.
King-Shaw was also Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the
Treasury where he led the Administration’s Health Coverage
Tax Credit initiatives. Mr. King-Shaw was a major spokesperson
for the Administration on the topics of health care disparities,
prescription drug benefits, Medicare and Medicaid reform, rural
health and the uninsured in America.
Prior to joining the George W. Bush Administration, Mr.
King-Shaw was the Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA). The $11 billion dollar Agency was
responsible for Florida’s Medicaid, Health Quality
Assurance, facility regulation, and managed care regulation
activities. He was appointed to head the Agency by Governor Jeb
Bush on December 30, 1998.
Before entering public service, Mr. King-Shaw had fifteen
years of experience in health care management, having served as
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the
Miami-based Neighborhood Health Partnership, an insurance company
sponsored by local providers and John Alden/Fortis Inc. Mr.
King-Shaw had previously been the Executive Director of the JMH
Health Plan, an integrated delivery system operated by a
partnership of the Public Health Trust of Dade County and the
University of Miami School of Medicine.
Mr. King-Shaw has had enjoyed a pivotal role with PARMA.
Mr. King-Shaw ‘s advise has been sought after by state
healthcare leaders; government and business leaders in the
Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East; private
equity firms, Medicare contractors, healthcare technology
companies and pharmaceutical manufactures. Mr. King-Shaw has
advised both state legislatures and pharmaceutical companies on
addressing healthcare disparities.
In addition to PARMA Mr. King-Shaw’s serves on the
Board of Directors of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) of
Tampa, FL; Athenahealth, Inc. of Watertown, MA where he is Lead
Director; Exact Cost of Hallandale Beach, FL where he is Vice
Chairman; MedDirect Latino, Inc. of Pompano Beach, Fl where he is
Chairman; and Jentryx, Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA. In addition,
Mr. King-Shaw is a trustee of The University of Massachusetts and
a member of the Cornell University Council. He also sits on the
Scripps Florida Board of Directors and New York State Commission
on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century.
Mr. King-Shaw is a graduate of Cornell University’s
School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a specialty in
Labor Economics and currently serves on the Schools Advisory
Council. He also holds a Master of Health Services Administration
and a Master of International Business from the Chapman Graduate
School of Business in Miami and the Instituto de Empresas/Center
for International Studies in Madrid, Spain.
Mr. King-Shaw is happily married to Patricia Gipson
King-Shaw of Lynwood CA and they have two beautiful daughters:
Alexandra Anis, age 13, and Angelica Anastasia, age 8.