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Health Action Council Promotes Two Executives

Health Action Council, a not-for-profit organization, announced today the promotions of two executives: Patty Starr to President and CEO, and Kevin Gregory to Vice President, Business Solutions.

Starr previously served as Executive Director since joining Health Action Council in 2013. In that capacity, she has driven the strategic direction of the organization, which is focused on building stronger, healthier communities where business can thrive.

“Patty has literally transformed Health Action Council, yielding four consecutive years of growth and national expansion, with a 95 percent retention rate,” said Don Bell, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Her unwavering passion to build stronger, healthier communities where businesses can thrive is driving our organization’s work on a daily basis.”

Starr is a member of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Policy Institute of Ohio board of directors.  In 2018, she was named among Notable Women in Healthcare by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Starr is a graduate of Cleveland State University, with a BBA in Marketing, and is a resident of Lyndhurst, Ohio.

Gregory, who was promoted from Director, Business Solutions, is responsible for Health Action Council’s innovative products and services and oversees business development in the employer and provider sectors. He is also an experienced entrepreneur, having launched five businesses over the past 25 years in the areas of employee benefits, human resources, and new product development. 

As a volunteer, Gregory is a graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders and earned the Max Friedman Young Leadership Award for his work with the American Jewish Committee, participated on the Governor’s Drug-Free Workplace Taskforce, and has served on funding committees at the United Way and the Montefiore and American Jewish Committee boards.  A graduate of the University of Cincinnati Linder School of Business, he and his family reside in South Euclid, Ohio.

About Health Action Council
Founded in 1983, Health Action Council works to improve the relationship between business and health by spearheading programs and services that approach health challenges in new ways and by bringing stakeholders together in partnership for their mutual benefit.

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