Pamela G. Atherton

PAMELA G. ATHERTON is President of Credentia Corp. Ms. Atherton has over
25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Her career includes
time as a corporate executive with a large national HMO as well as 10
years as Chairman and CEO of two healthcare services organizations. Ms.
Atherton began her career at Humana, Inc., where she served as the
Corporate Director of Nursing/Allied Heath Recruitment and Retention. In
that role, she led the nursing and allied health recruitment for over 70
hospitals nationwide. In 1992, Ms. Atherton spun off those same
corporate entities into Resource Factor, a privately held female
business enterprise, specializing in per diem, travel nurse and allied
healthcare staffing. After securing venture capital, the company
expanded into two additional branch offices. Ms. Atherton sold those
businesses in 1997 in order to concentrate on a new company specializing
in physician credentialing, office site visits and HEDIS reviews.
Aperture Credentialing, Inc., began in 1996 as a venture capital backed
company concentrating on the data management of physician information
for provider credentialing. The company also provided nurses to perform
physician office site visits and HEDIS data collection. Ms. Atherton
retired from Aperture in 2000. As its Founder, she remained as Vice
Chairman of the Board until the company’s sale in 2003. Most recently,
Ms. Atherton has led Conexia, the Commercial Division of Appriss, Inc.,
a pioneering voice application service provider. Ms. Atherton graduated
magna cum laude from Kentucky Southern College and holds a Master’s
degree from the University of Louisville. Ms. Atherton is a Woodrow
Wilson Fellow and has been honored as a female business owner as well as
an innovative entrepreneur and community leader.

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