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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.