Cooperative of American Physicians Staff Members Help Lead California Medical Group Management Association Board of Directors

CAP’s Daniel Cavanaugh and Gabriela Villanueva to Support the Professional Development of Members of the CMGMA

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2018 – The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) today announced updates regarding two CAP staff members taking on new and exciting roles as part of the Board of Directors for the California Medical Group Management Association (CAMGMA), an organization composed of medical group managers and people who provide services to medical practices.

CAP’s Vice President of Membership Development Daniel Cavanaugh was elected by CAMGMA to be President in 2019. This appointment follows years of active membership in several regional chapters as well as being a founding board member of the Central Coast Chapter. Additionally, CAP’s Public Affairs Analyst Gabriela Villanueva has joined the Board as Legislative Liaison.

During his time at CAP and his ongoing role as Vice President of Membership Development, Mr. Cavanaugh has leveraged his expertise to partner with various IPAs, physician networks, and physician purchasing organizations around the state to introduce their members to CAP’s high-quality and cost-effective malpractice coverage. He has also been instrumental in influencing the direction of the organization and acting as a mentor to his sales team.

Mr. Cavanaugh has established his thought leadership in malpractice coverage and its effect on the modern physician, and has been published and quoted in outlets including Medscape, Journal of Medical Practice Management and Medical Economics. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

“I am honored to lead this group of medical group administrators and professionals who are so engaged in the medical group practice management field,” said Mr. Cavanaugh. “I look forward to the collegial exchange of ideas and influencing the direction of the organization.”

Ms. Villanueva brings her experience and knowledge of the state and federal legislation-making process to her new role as Legislative Liaison. Working with CAP’s state and federal lobbyists, as well as the National Medical Group Management Association, Ms. Villanueva monitors and tracks bills throughout the legislative process and provides information and education on state and federal bills, as well as regulatory issues related to their functions.

“Education on legislation is important and can improve the sharing of important information to the general public,” said Ms. Villanueva. “I look forward to using my expertise and working with the association to enhance the understanding of public policy as it relates to medical group management.”

Ms. Villanueva also writes a monthly public policy column for CAPsules, CAP’s member newsletter, and provides original and curated content to CAP’s public affairs webpage and social media platforms. She is a graduate of Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature Studies.

As a foremost provider of medical malpractice coverage to more than 12,000 physicians and medical practices throughout California, CAP is dedicated to providing doctors and hospitals with the tools to offer patients a seamless experience while mitigating the risk inherent with providing care.

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About the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) has supported California’s best physicians for nearly 40 years with outstanding medical professional liability coverage through the Mutual Protection Trust, an interindemnity arrangement organized under Section 1280.7 of the California Insurance Code. In addition to superior medical malpractice protection, CAP provides comprehensive risk and practice management resources to nearly 12,000 California doctors.

In 2013, CAP organized CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group, to bring liability insurance coverage to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and large medical groups. Based in Los Angeles, CAP also has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and Palo Alto. For more information, visit CAP is licensed as a California surplus lines broker (License No. 0B72723). The insurance products provided under the CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group, program are issued by a “non-admitted” or “surplus line” insurer that is not licensed by the State of California.

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