SelectQuote, Inc., a publicly traded company, announced Sept. 23, 2020, that Dr. Kavita Patel, will join the company’s Board as an independent director effective immediately.
“Patel brings deep and varied experience in public health and policy, having worked on healthcare reform under President Barack Obama and serving as a Scholar at the Brookings Institution, one of the nation’s premier research groups,” the company said in a press release carried on Business Wire.
“Dr. Patel’s knowledge and expertise on the U.S. healthcare system will greatly benefit our company,” said Tim Danker, CEO of SelectQuote. “She has consistently demonstrated passion for patient care throughout her career and sets an example for how we want to engage with our customers. We look forward to working closely with Dr. Patel and are confident she will be a tremendous asset to our Board of Directors.”
Dr. Patel has also served as deputy director on health to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. In addition to her health policy work, she is also a practicing primary care physician at Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington D.C.
“I’m excited to join the SelectQuote team at such an exciting time in the company’s history,” Dr. Patel is quoted saying in the press release. “SelectQuote’s commitment to customer education and service over the past 35 years make it a valued partner to Seniors navigating complex health care choices. I look forward to partnering with this team to write the next chapter in SelectQuote’s story.”
Dr. Patel succeeds Donald “Butch” Britton, who is retiring from the Board after six years of service.