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Lewis Sharps:

Dr. Sharps founded Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange in 2002 and has served as the CEO and President since its inception.

Dr. Sharps served as President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) from 1999 to 2000.  He was also instrumental in the creation of the Political Action Committee (PAC) of POS and was Chairman of the PAC from 1993 to 2011.  During that time, the POS PAC became a major factor in Pennsylvania politics, protecting the long-term needs of the medical and orthopaedic communities.

His experience and insights as a spine surgeon have greatly benefitted our Risk Management and Claim Management process. He works closely with Kurt Gingrich our TPA.  He is a strong advocate of Integrated Risk Management, whereby we partner with our insureds and train their in-house staff as to the benefits of notifying Positive Physicians of any unforeseen events and then working aggressively to resolve the issue.

Dr. Sharps has also been instrumental in developing technologies that promote patient safety in the operating room and continues to stress the need for integrated risk management in the freestanding outpatient office environment.

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Douglas R. Fahringer:

Douglas R. Fahringer, Esquire is the Director of Claims and Risk Management for Professional Casualty Association. He is a cum laude graduate of Wilkes College and The Dickinson School of Law. He has more than a decade of litigation and trial experience with the law firm, O’Brien & Ryan, where he successfully defended physicians and other healthcare providers in the Commonwealth. Thereafter, as Claim Supervisor with the Pennsylvania Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, he managed the medical claim department and supervised defense counsel handling claims of several insolvent medical malpractice insurance companies. He has 30 years combined experience specializing in legal, risk management and insurance issues.

Janet McCrossen:

Janet McCrossen BSN, RN is the head of our in-house Risk Management program. She works closely with Kurt Gingrich Esq., our TPA. Janet brings over 20 years of healthcare experience. She initially worked as a practicing nurse followed by extensive and diverse experience working in hospitals, law offices and physician practices.

Before joining Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange in February 2013, she served as a Risk Management Consultant to several hospitals in the Philadelphia area – often being called on to provide physician group practices with risk mitigation, communication and technology adaptation strategies, as well as analysis of physician adoption of the EMR and CPOE.

Janet has also managed large hospital clinical projects involving effective patient throughput, physician handoff and process change. As Corporate Director of a Peer Review Organization, Janet has also worked on Patient Safety, Ethics and Quality Improvement.

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Jason Sharps:

A graduate of the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington D.C., Jason has excelled in marketing and advertising since his graduation in 2005.

Jason has been responsible for overseeing several strategic marketing initiatives designed to attract qualified prospects and brokers. He was also responsible for overseeing several customer relationship management programs with the objective of ensuring each client received the counsel, service, and opportunity they were looking for.

Since joining Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange as the Director of Sales and Marketing, the company has experienced tremendous growth in both physician group and broker partnerships.

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Christina Moses:

Christina, having been with the company since 2005, is an integral member of the Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange team by managing our insured’s financing, policies, and overall account management. Beyond her management of these disciplines, as Assistant Executive Director, she is also heavily involved in all aspects of the business to promote intelligent growth, dedicated customer service, and seamless partner relations. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to MCARE reporting, policy issuance, the collection of premiums, and endorsements.

Christina is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. She obtained her Property and Casualty Insurance license in 2009 and is currently licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware. Christina is also a Notary Public for the state of Pennsylvania.

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Debbie Gass:

With 13 years of dedicated experience in medical malpractice, Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to underwriting and risk assessment for Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange.

Prior to her career at Positive Physicians, Debbie worked with hundreds of individual and large physician groups, organizations and facilities as a Senior Account Manager.  Debbie’s experience also included the role of Supervisor & Office Manager for Boynton and Boynton, one of the Tri-State’s largest privately held insurance firms focusing on commercial, personal, institution, and healthcare property and casualty health benefits programs.

A graduate of Holy Family College, Debbie earned her Bachelors degree in Computer Management Information Systems. She is licensed in Property & Casualty.

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Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne, CPA, CFP, is the Treasurer for Professional Casualty Holdings, Inc. the Corporate Controller and Treasurer for Diversus, Inc. the Treasurer for Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange and the Chief Financial Officer for Physicians Insurance Program Exchange and Professional Casualty Association.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry as an agent, external auditor, consultant and corporate employee.

As a prior Partner in the CPA firm, Read Martin & Slickman, CPAs, Daniel has worked in a variety of business environments including insurance, governmental, aviation, banking, non-profit, manufacturing, wholesale and retail entities.  Daniel also provided individual, trust and corporate tax services for clients along with investment management and insurance services.  He remains a registered investment adviser representative and insurance agent for property, casualty and life.

Daniel has done consulting work for several Risk Retention Groups and has been working with Physicians Insurance Program Exchange since its inception in 2005.  He became involved with Professional Casualty Association and Diversus, Inc. in November 2015 and became the Treasurer of Diversus Inc. and Professional Casualty Holdings, Inc. in January 2017.

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