OUTSTANDING HONOREES AT 41ST JOSEPH WHARTON AWARD DINNER ARE 4 TOP WHARTON & PENN ALUMS

H.E. José L. Cuisia, Jr., WG'70, Philippine Ambassador to U.S.,
D. Wayne Silby, Esq., W'70, Co-Founder, Calvert Group,
Joyce M. Hunter, WG'79, CEO, Vulcan Enterprises, LLC,
Alison Malmon, C'03, Founder & Exec. Dir., Active Minds, Inc.

His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., WG’70, is now Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company until July 31, 2009. Ambassador Cuisia served as Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Philippine Central Bank) from 1990 to 1993 and Administrator of the Social Security System from 1986 to 1990.

He has held several key positions in leading Philippine banks and financial institutions. He serves as Chairman of the Board of various companies within Philamlife Group. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Asian Institute of Management.

Ambassador Cuisia served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Far East bank and Trust Company. He has been Vice Chairman and Independent Director of SM Prime Holdings Inc. since 1994. He has been Vice Chairman of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company since July 31, 2009.

He serves as Vice Chairman and Director of PhilPlans Inc. (also known as Philam Plans Inc.). He has been a Director of Bacnotan Consolidated Industries Inc. since 1994. Ambassador Cuisia has been a Director of Holcim Philippines, Inc. since October 21, 1993 and Manila Water Co Inc. since April 12, 2010. He serves as a Director of several PHINMA-managed companies.

He serves as a Director of Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines. He serves as Trustee of Asian Institute of Management. He served as a Director of San Miguel Corporation, Philippine Airlines and Philippine National Bank.

Amb. Cuisia received his Bachelor of Arts and Science in Commerce degree from De La Sale University and holds a Master's in Business Administration from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Joyce M. Hunter, WG'79, CEO, Vulcan Enterprises LLC, which focuses on health information technology and strategy. For the last 12 years, she has dedicated her career to addressing the increasingly complex demands on the federal and commercial health community. As the CEO of Vulcan Enterprises LLC, Joyce provides industry intelligence, policy evaluation and analysis, business development support, organizational change management assistance, and strategy development.

Joyce was a former board member of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a former Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) participant and a contributor to the Federal Healthcare Knowledge Management Workgroup and a grant reviewer for the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP).

Joyce participated on the Maryland Health Care Commission Task Force to Study Health Information Exchange and contributed to the final document for the Governor which resulted in a RFP for the Maryland Health Information Exchange. She also contributed in collaboration with SHIRE to the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) marketing and communications for the underserved section response (CRISP won the HIE award). She is currently providing services to Cal eConnect as a industry consultant and advisor on Health Information and Health Insurance Exchange standards and policy.

She was also a subcommittee chairperson for the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) that studied the impact of healthcare costs in 2007, before it became popular or funded. Ms. Hunter has written articles for Advanced Information Technology for Healthcare Executives, published white papers titled “Aging and Health IT” and the”Impact of Healthcare on the US Economy” (producing a Maryland Cable channel program on the same subject) and Data Warehousing in Healthcare.

Ms. Hunter developed partnerships in the delivery of health information technology, including collaborating on health disparities initiatives as a member of the Program Management and Policy Committees for The National Collaborative for Health Information Technology for Underserved Populations with the HHS Office of Minority Health and the National Health Information Network I (NHIN) as a partner with IBM.

She is currently providing services to a number of corporate, state and non-profit organizations as an industry consultant and advisor on Health and Human Services standards and policy, as well as proposal, grant and business development support.

Ms. Hunter earned a BA from Villanova University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, has a certificate in Emotional Intelligence and is a Wharton Fellow.

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Alison K. Malmon, C'03, is founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, Inc., the only national organization that uses students as the driving force to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. Alison formed the organization in 2001, following the suicide of her only sibling, twenty-two year old brother Brian Malmon. Wanting to combat the stigma that had caused her brother to suffer in silence and ultimately take his own life, she created a group on her campus at the University of Pennsylvania that promoted an open, enlightened dialogue around the issues.

Just after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Penn in 2003 with honors in Psychology and Sociology, Alison formed the 501(c)3 organization in order to develop and support chapters of the student group on campuses around the country. She has since seved as Executive Director of the non-profit organization, engaging thousands of student leaders in 325 chapters nationwide and promoting a unified national voice for young adults in the mental health awareness movement.

For her efforts, Alison has been named Washingtonian of the Year (2007) by Washingtonian Magazine, Citizen of the Year (2008) by the Potomac, Maryland Rotary Club, and a Woman of Distinction by the American Association of University Women and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. She has also received the Tipper Gore Remember the Children Award from Mental Health America, inaugural Young Leadership Award from the National Mental Health Research Association (NARSAD), Leadership Award from Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and was named the first-ever Montgomery County Public Schools (MD) Distinctive Alumnus. Alison has been profiled as a "Person you Should Know" on CNN, and in stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Glamour Magazine, ABC's Good Morning America, among others.

In addition to her work at Active Minds, Alison sits on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Consumer/Survivor Subcommittee, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Leadership21 Committee, Bringing Theory to Practice Project Planning Committee, and Students of AMF Board of Directors. In her spare time, Alison enjoys teaching the flying trapeze at the Trapeze School in Washington, DC - and thinks everyone should "fly" at least once in his or her lifetime!

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Wayne Silby, Esq., W'70, founded Calvert, a $15 billion investment management group in Bethesda, MD, noted for its leadership in the area of socially responsible investment.

Though he is no longer active in most of the day-to-day business of Calvert, he serves as President of Calvert Social Investment Fund and supervises its private equity activities. He is also co-chair of Calvert Foundation, which directs investment monies to high social impact causes. Mr. Silby also co-founded Social Venture Network, a group of socially oriented entrepreneurs and investors, and Calvert Social Venture Partners, one of the first socially oriented venture capital funds.

Mr. Silby is founding Chair of ImpactAssets, a nonprofit impact investing company. He is Chairman of Syntao, a Beijing-based consulting company focused on corporate social responsibility. Also, he is a co-founder of The Ice Organisation (London), which offers a green rewards program.

Until recently he was chair of the China Committee of Grameen Foundation USA, on whose board he also served. He has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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