Cooperative of American Physicians Announces Retirement of Cindy Belcher; Hammon Acuna Promoted to Chief Operating Officer; Alyson Lewis Elevated to President and Chief Operating Officer of CAPIC
June 4, 2021by
The Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) announced the retirement of its chief operating officer Cindy Belcher, effective August 6, 2021. Belcher is stepping down from her role after two decades of building the CAP business development and membership services functions, along with her oversight of various operations departments of the company.
According to CAP, Belcher was instrumental in overseeing and evolving its membership development, membership services and practice management services functions, along with the company’s marketing and communications, underwriting and human resources departments. She also held executive management responsibility for CAP Physicians Insurance Agency, Inc., supplying the full line of insurance products beyond the company’s professional liability protection and CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group.
“Cindy has been an incredible force in the development of CAP, CAPAssurance, CAPIC and CAP Physicians Insurance Agency,” said Sarah E. Scher, JD, CAP chief executive officer. “She has led the growth and achievement of excellence in these business units. She will be dearly missed, and we wish her much happiness and success in retirement.”
Hammon Acuna, currently CAP senior vice president and chief membership officer, will assume Belcher’s portfolio as CAP’s new chief operating officer. He will also have responsibility for the company’s Risk Management & Patient Safety department. Acuna has been managing CAP business development and membership services functions since 2015.
Alyson Lewis, JD, CPCU, currently CAP senior vice president and chief underwriting officer, was promoted to CAPIC president and chief operating officer. She will continue to be responsible for overseeing the underwriting functions of the entire CAP enterprise and will now assume full executive responsibility for all CAPAssurance business development.
“Hammon and Alyson are established leaders in our organization and in general,” Scher said. “As CAP veterans with proven track records of success, we are confident they will apply their demonstrable executive skill sets and deep medical professional liability industry knowledge to lead CAP to continued growth and excellence in achieving our mission to support health care providers with the best products and services.”