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Anthony M. Marlon, MD

Dr. Marlon is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Health Services, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.


As Sierra's founder and chief executive, Dr. Marlon is responsible for the overall operation of and long-term planning for the Company that employs approximately 3,500 people. Sierra Health Services is comprised of a family of health-related subsidiaries including Health Plan of Nevada, Nevada's oldest and largest HMO, and CII Financial, Inc. that writes workers' compensation insurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries.


Dr. Marlon, a cardiologist by training, completed his internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at Stanford University from 1967 -1972.


Joseph Newhouse, PhD
Dr. Newhouse is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University, Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education, chair of the Committee on Higher Degrees in Health Policy, and Director of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy. He is a member of the faculties of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Harvard University. Following his Bachelors degree, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. Dr. Newhouse spent the first twenty years of his career at RAND, where he designed and directed the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, which studied the consequences of different ways of financing medical services. From 1981 to 1985 he was Head of the RAND Economics Department.

In 1981 he became the founding editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and is on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been the vice-Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and has served two terms on its governing Council. He has also been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Newhouse is a past President of the Association for Health Services Research and of the International Health Economics Association and is the inaugural President of the American Society of Health Economists. He has served as a regent of the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Newhouse has received numerous awards for his research and writings including the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize of the Association for Public Policy, the Baxter Health Services Research and the Kenneth J. Arrow Award (for How Does Managed Care Do It?).


Shiv Tasker
Mr. Tasker is currently Founder and CEO of Bluespec, a manufacturer of next-generation Electronic Design Automation (EDA) toolsets. Prior to Bluespec, Mr. Tasker was the president and CEO of Phase Forward, a software and service solution vendor for the data collection and management of clinical trials of new drugs and devices. Mr. Tasker also served as Sr. Vice President for Worldwide Sales, Consulting Services and Corporate Marketing at Viewlogic Systems Inc, a supplier of complex electronic design automation tools for Integrated Circuit and Printed Circuit Board design.

Mr. Tasker spent eight years at Cadence Design Systems in a variety of roles in marketing and general management with ever increasing responsibility for product lines and larger P&Ls.

Mr. Tasker holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and a BS from the University of Bombay in Statistics and Economics. He was recently honored by Mass Hi-Tech as an All-Star.


Dr. Anthony Marlon
Dr. Joseph Newhouse

Mr. Shiv Tasker

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