April 2, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cowell Announces New Executive Administrator for State Health Plan
Mona Moon, Plan’s former chief financial officer, chosen to
RALEIGH, NC – State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced today
that Mona Moon, former chief financial officer and current interim executive
administrator of the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State
Employees, will become the Plan’s new executive administrator.
“Ms. Moon has an excellent reputation that comes from her 20
years of financial management experience and high level of professionalism,”
Cowell said. “I am confident that she has the expertise and vision we need as
we work to improve health outcomes and reduce costs for North Carolina
Moon joined the State Health Plan in August 2008, where she
oversees day-to-day financial and planning operations, including forecasting,
budgeting and financial monitoring, contracting and legal compliance, policy
analysis and benefit development. Before joining the Plan, she was chief
business operations officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and
Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance. She also served as principal
fiscal analyst for the Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General
Moon has also held a number of leadership positions in the
private sector, including financial manager for Veritas Laboratories Inc. and
corporate controller for Admiral Transportation Services Inc.
She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration
and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at
Moon replaces Lacey Barnes, who served as interim executive
administrator of the State Health Plan from July 2011 to February 2013.
The North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State
Employees provides health care coverage to more than 668,000 teachers, state
employees, retirees, current and former lawmakers, state university and
community college personnel, state hospital staff and their dependents. The
Plan became a division of the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
effective Jan. 1, 2012.