Board of Directors
Maurice J. Dewald
Chairman Audit Committee, Independent Director
Maurice J. Dewald has served as a director since February 2011. Since June 1992, Mr. DeWald has served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Verity Financial Group, Inc., a financial advisory firm with a primary focus on the healthcare and technology sectors. Mr. DeWald also serves as a director of Mizuho Corporate Bank of California, as non-executive Chairman of Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Mr. DeWald also previously served as a director of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, ARV Assisted Living, Inc. and Quality Systems, Inc. From 1962 to 1991, Mr. DeWald worked with the international accounting and auditing firm of KPMG, LLP, where he served at various times as an audit partner, a member of the board of directors and managing partner of the Orange County, California, Los Angeles, California and Chicago offices. Mr. DeWald has served as chairman and director of both the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the United Way of Orange County California. Mr. DeWald holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of its Mendoza School of Business Advisory Council. Mr. DeWald is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. DeWald's experience as a director of companies focused on health care, which familiarized him with the regulatory framework within which we work, as a financial advisor to the healthcare industry as well as his education and experience in accounting leads us to conclude that he would make significant contributions as a director.