This excerpt taken from the NOVA DEF 14A filed Apr 18, 2007.
The following persons will continue to serve as directors of the Company after the Annual Meeting until their terms of office expire (as indicated below) or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
Mr. Hall has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and has been a member of our Board of Directors, since November 14, 2005. Mr. Hall was appointed Chairman of the Board on February 21, 2007. From April 2003 to October 2005, Mr. Hall served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Matria Healthcare, Inc., after having joined Matria in October 2002 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Matria provides disease management programs to health plans and employers. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Hall was President and Chief Executive Officer of TSH & Associates, an independent consulting and management services company. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Hall held several executive positions that included President of ADP TotalSource, a division of Automated Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). Mr. Hall also served in senior management positions with Riscorp, Inc., an insurance holding company, and USAir Express/Chautauqua Airlines.
Mr. Jessup has been a director of the Company since November 1998. He is currently a director of CorVel Corporation, an independent nationwide provider of medical cost containment and managed care services. Mr. Jessup most recently served as President of US Labs, a national reference laboratory specializing in cancer testing, from April 2002 until its sale to LabCorp in February 2005. From 1994 to 1996 he served as President of the HMO Division of FHP International Corporation, a diversified health care services company. Mr. Jessup also serves as a director of AccentCare, Inc. and Xifin, Inc., both of which are privately held companies.
Dr. Kirk has been a director of the Company since August 1995 and its National Medical Director since May 2002. Dr. Kirk has practiced ophthalmology in the Chicago area since 1982, and is currently practicing in River Forest, Illinois on behalf of Kirk Eye Center, S.C., a professional entity whose eye care professionals had been parties to long-term services agreements with the Company from 1996 to 2002.
Mr. Napolitano has been a director of the Company since January 1997. Mr. Napolitano is a corporate partner in the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP where he has practiced since May 2005. Mr. Napolitano is the co-chair of the firms private equity practice. Prior to joining Winston & Strawn LLP, Mr. Napolitano was a senior partner in the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. The Company has retained, and continues to retain, Winston & Strawn LLP as outside legal counsel.
Messrs. Jessup and Napolitano are not officers or employees of the Company or its subsidiaries, and they do not have any other relationships with the Company which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, would interfere with the exercise of their independent judgment in carrying out their responsibilities as directors.