Aledo Consulting Names Daphne Clark as HIT Practice Leader

Indianapolis, IN. January 14, 2010 – Aledo Consulting, Inc., a health care strategy and reimbursement consulting firm, announced today that Daphne Clark has joined the company as the Health Information Technology (HIT) Practice Leader. In this role, Ms. Clark will provide strategic guidance to healthcare technology and life science companies regarding emerging health care models and operations. The HIT practice will provide services to help companies optimize their market position, streamline processes, increase efficiencies, and advance their growth and funding.

With more than 20 years of high impact consulting experience in health care, life science, finance and other global industries, Ms. Clark has a deep understanding of emerging technologies and implementation issues facing the current health care market. Before joining Aledo Consulting, she served as Staff Vice President and Chief of Staff for WellPoint, Inc. where she led strategic planning, program management, governance and venture fund projects to advance healthcare innovation. Prior to WellPoint, Ms Clark advised executives in the private equity, life science startup, government, and non-profit arenas regarding information technology, operational improvement and strategic growth and planning as President of Interwoven Consulting LLC and as a management consultant with Ernst & Young.

“Daphne’s arrival marks an important step forward for Aledo Consulting as we expand our ability to help clients commercialize innovative healthcare technologies. The innovation among information technology companies is every bit as dynamic as it is among our traditional medical device, diagnostic and biotechnology clients,” said Robert McDonald, MD, Founder and President of Aledo Consulting. “Daphne has a unique combination of expertise in strategy, operations and information technology which is an ideal addition to the Aledo Consulting team. She will enable us to offer a distinctive value to our clients as they achieve breakthrough results.”

Ms. Clark earned a B.A. in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration and Policy. She is a guest lecturer at Indiana University and has served as an advisory board member of the Indiana Future Fund, a life sciences investment fund, Kelley School Life Sciences Initiative, and the Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center.