Hunter and Mastronardi join WPS Board of Directors

MADISON, Wis.—Aug. 23, 2018—Christine Hunter, M.D., and Nick Mastronardi, Ph.D., have been elected to the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, doing business as WPS Health Solutions.

Dr. Hunter recently retired from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where she served as Medical Director for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program since 2011. While in that role, she was Co-Chairman of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement and contributed to the design of new federal insurance offerings.

Dr. Hunter developed a distinguished career in the Navy with expertise in direct delivery, health system, health plan, and insurance operations. She attained the rank of Rear Admiral in 2005.

From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Hunter served as Deputy Director of TRICARE Management Activity, coordinating health care for 9.6 million military beneficiaries.

She was Commanding Officer of the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., from 2007 to 2009.

From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Hunter was Chief of Staff for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for setting strategic priorities and directing the work of 40,000 military medical professionals worldwide.

Dr. Hunter earned her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Mastronardi is an accomplished economist, presidential policy analyst, and entrepreneur. He is founder and Chief Executive Officer of POLCO, a Madison-based firm specializing in advanced policy polling and civic analytics.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Mastronardi served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He also was a Senior Economist with Amazon.

Much of Dr. Mastronardi’s career has been devoted to military service. From 2004 to 2014, he was an active-duty officer in the Air Force, reaching the rank of Major. Since 2014, he has been an officer in the Air Force Reserve, working with the U.S. Cyber Command and in emerging technologies and data science.

From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Mastronardi was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Air Force Academy where he taught game theory, microeconomics, quantitative finance, econometrics, and statistics.

He also served as an Economic and Security Analyst in the Office of Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Earlier in his military career, he was a Research Physicist and Program Manager with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Dr. Mastronardi earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.