The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) announced that it has promoted vice president Ann Whitehead, RN, JD, to lead its Risk Management & Patient Safety Department. In a concurrent announcement, the organization made known that Kimberly L. Danebrock, JD, BSN, RN, CPPS, has been promoted to director of risk management for CAPAssurance, A Risk Purchasing Group.
Ann Whitehead has been part of CAP’s risk management team for 11 years, beginning as a risk management and patient safety specialist. In 2013, she was promoted to vice president of risk management, a role she co-shared until her most recent promotion. Whitehead is a former hospital risk manager, risk management consultant and medical group risk management director. She is a licensed attorney and registered nurse with experience in medical malpractice defense and critical care nursing management. Whitehead earned her JD from Southwestern Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration.
“Ann has always had a strong leadership role in the risk management department, and I look forward to working with her in her new position,” said Jeffrey L. Stoner, senior vice president, Claims & Risk Management Services. “She will play an important role as we continue to refine and improve our risk management efforts to better serve our members.”
Kimberly Danebrock has most recently served six years as senior risk management and patient safety specialist for CAP. Prior to this, she was a medical legal specialist for Beach Whitman Cowdrey, LLP, a law firm in Oxnard, Calif. Danebrock earned her JD from Ventura College of Law, her BSN from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her RN from Ventura Community College.
“Kim’s proven risk management expertise, along with her background in nursing and law, will be tremendous assets to our team,” said Alyson Lewis, CAP senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. “She will be a key resource and provide great value to our CAPAssurance clients.”