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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers is led by a distinguished group of board members as well as a highly competent management team operating though PRIMMA LLC, it's wholly owned Attorney-in-Fact.

PRIMMA, LLC Management Team

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Bruce Shulan

President & CEO

Bruce C. Shulan has served as a senior executive, board member, consultant and attorney for more than 30 years to the insurance industry and has a perspective as buyer and seller of both companies and services. His accomplishments are based on a strong set of analytical, technical, and strategic skills developed through years of high exposure issue resolution and turnaround management.  Adept at executing strategic business plans and financial profiling, he also has deep experience in due diligence, concept validation, budgeting, and building senior management teams.  Bruce has a wealth of experience dealing with corporate distress and crisis management.

 

 

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Brian Nolan

Executive Vice President

Brian has over 25 years of insurance industry experience specializing in mergers and acquisitions, worldwide property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, ceded reinsurance, claims and actuarial management, human resources, information technology development and finance.  Brian has served in multiple senior leadership roles at several major insurance carriers during his career.  Brian has built and led successful insurance operations as well as being instrumental in re-engineering established and turnaround businesses, resulting in strong and sustainable revenue and profitable growth.  Brian’s designations include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and an ARe (Associate in Reinsurance).  Brian completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds an MBA degree from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

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William Jacobi

Executive Vice President

Bill Jacobi has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in claims management. He has built and led numerous claims organizations for several major insurance carriers during his career. He has been particularly effective in complex claim environments ranging from Asbestos, Pollution, Class Action Securities Litigation, Construction, and other Mass Tort Claims.  Bill has led projects streamlining claims processing, improving cost structures, implementing litigation management strategies, and improving customer satisfaction.  During his career, Bill led every major claims area of expertise in the Property and Casualty lines.  Bill received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

 

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Chris Papagianakis

Brokered Business & Dental Underwriting

Vice President of Underwriting

Chris Papagianakis has 13 years of medical malpractice experience.  He joined the PRI team in 2005 as an Underwriting Trainee moving up through the ranks to his present position as Vice President, Physician Underwriting and Dental Underwriting.  His involvement in PRI’s marketing initiative and cultivating relationships with our insureds resulted in substantial new business from the outside market.  He is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and holds a New York State Property & Casualty Brokers license.  Mr. Papagianakis graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s of Science and Finance.

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Vincent C. Baldo

Direct Business

Vice President of Underwriting

Vincent Baldo began his career at PRI as an Underwriting Associate in 1998.   As Vice President, Physician Underwriting, he directs our team of direct underwriters and is an integral part of the organization.  Mr. Baldo is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and graduated from Hofstra University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and is currently working towards his RPLU designation.

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Dawn Thomas Lewis

Hospital Underwriting

Vice President of Underwriting

Dawn Thomas Lewis has over 30 years of insurance experience in the medical malpractice business.  Previously, Ms. Lewis worked at MLMIC as a Claims Representative; AIG as a Claims Supervisor; and at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center as Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management.  At PRI, Ms. Lewis has held various senior roles prior to leading the Hospital Underwriting and Facilities unit including, Director of Risk Management for Hospitals and Facilities and Claims Director of Hospital Risk Programs.  Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Syracuse University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Human Resources. She has a Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management from ASHRM.

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Shana Powell, CPCU, RPLU, ASLI, AINS, and AU

Marketing

Vice President

Shana Powell brings more than 25 years of insurance knowledge and experience in the medical malpractice industry to her position.  Previously, Ms. Powell worked for Frontier Insurance Company as an Underwriter, she then went to the broker’s side of the business where she obtained her P&C license and worked directly with physicians and doctor groups and placement of their medical malpractice insurance.  At PRI, Ms. Powell previously held the role of Director of Underwriting for the Hospitals and Special Programs Department and achieved several designations. She is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Ms. Powell is a graduate of Franklin University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Risk Management and Insurance.

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Timothy P. Daugherty

Claims

Senior Vice President

Tim Daugherty joined the PRI team in 2003.  Mr. Daugherty has dedicated his entire professional career to various aspects of medical malpractice insurance.  He has held positions at The Doctors Company, Brokers Service Corp., MMIA as Vice President of Primary Claims and Administrators for the Professions of Delaware as CEO.  With more than 40 years in the industry, he is well known and enjoys the respect of his peers.  Today, Mr. Daugherty heads up PRI’s Claims Department as Senior Vice President, Claims and is responsible for management of the entire claims operation.  Mr. Daugherty earned a BA from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles.  Mr. Daugherty holds a New York State Property & Casualty Broker’s License and a New York State Independent Adjuster’s License.

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Mark Paykin, PhD, FCAS, ASA, MAAA

Chief Actuary

Senior Vice President

Mark Paykin has almost 30 years’ experience in medical malpractice insurance. Joining PRI in 1990, Dr. Paykin began his career as a statistician/actuarial analyst and is currently serving in the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary.  Dr. Paykin is responsible for all aspects of in-house actuarial functions, such as setting up reserves for PRI’s outstanding and unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses.  He also prepares rate filings for various segments of PRI’s book of business. Dr. Paykin is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of American Academy of Actuaries. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Rick M. Barrow, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President

Richard M. Barrow, a CPA, has over 30 years of experience in the industry.  Prior to joining PRI, Mr. Barrow served in senior level financial positions at multiple publicly traded property and casualty organizations.  He joined PRI in 2010.  Mr. Barrow holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from SUNY Albany.   Mr. Barrow is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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Christine Quinn RN, BSN, MPA, ARM, FASHRM, CPHRM, RPLU

Risk Management Services

Vice President

Christine Quinn has over 30 years of experience as a risk manager.  Prior to transitioning to a career in professional liability, Ms. Quinn, a Registered Nurse, worked as a critical nurse at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center.  Along with co-authoring publications on the subject of risk management, namely, Practicing Medicine in Difficult Times – Protecting Physicians from Malpractice Litigation, Ms. Quinn works collaboratively with physicians and healthcare providers on patient safety issues by designing and implementing strategies to improve patient care and to avoid lawsuits.  Both with her clinical expertise and knowledge of risk assessment, Ms. Quinn has a wealth of experience working with physicians who are at risk.  In addition, Ms. Quinn is responsible for the oversight and development of PRI’s innovative educational programs.  Ms. Quinn graduated from Stony Brook University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree. She received her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare from LIU-CW Post.   Ms. Quinn has earned a number of professional insurance and risk management designations including an ARM, CPHRM and RLPU.  She is also a Fellow in the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.

PRI Board of Governors

Barry Fisher, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Chairman

Board Member since 2016

Bruce Shulan

Vice Chairman

President & CEO, PRIMMA

Board Member since 2018

Sanford R. Goldberg, M.D.

Gastroenterology

Secretary

Board Member since 1993

Philip A. Robbins, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Treasurer

Board Member since 1999

John R. Zaso, D.O., F.A.A.P.

Pediatrics

Board Member since 2018

Craig H. Rosenberg, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Member since 2018

Brian Nolan

Executive Vice President, PRIMMA

Board Member since 2018

William Jacobi

Executive Vice President, PRIMMA

Board Member since 2018

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