Ms. Bashaw earned a bachelor of science (BS) degree in nursing from Georgetown University and a master of public health (MPH) degree from the Yale School of Medicine, where she graduated with distinction.
Richard F. Cahill, JD, is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for The Doctors Company and provides legal support to the Claims and Patient Safety departments. Mr. Cahill has specialized in healthcare litigation for more than 35 years, including the defense of hospital and physician professional liability claims, managed care contract disputes, network privileges issues, and related business torts. His principal clients have included Cigna Health Plans, Kaiser Permanente, and Tenet Healthcare. He has completed in excess of 185 trials and binding arbitrations during his career, and has been appointed as an arbitrator in more than 350 cases involving complex healthcare issues.
Mr. Cahill received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from UCLA in 1975, with a membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and his juris doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 1978. He oversees company appellate litigation, researches and submits original content for publication, and lectures frequently around the country on topics related to the healthcare community. Additionally, he has a preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the premiere peer-reviewed attorney rating service in the United States.
Tammy Clark is Senior Vice President and Regional Operating Officer for The Doctors Company’s Northeast Region. Ms. Clark has served The Doctors Company for the past 17 years, and brings a total of 30 years of professional liability experience to her role. Prior to joining The Doctors Company, Clark was Director of National Accounts for PHICO Insurance Company and managed the creation of programs for large multistate hospital systems and physician groups. As Vice President of Underwriting for The Doctor’s Company’s Northeast Region, she headed the Underwriting Department and was responsible for managing staff in three offices. In her current position as Regional Operating Officer, Ms. Clark oversees the member-facing operations of the 22-state Northeast Region with a staff of 84 people in Claims, Underwriting, Patient Safety/Risk Management, and Business Development.
Ms. Clark attended Elizabethtown College, and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) as well as a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU).
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS, serves as Chief Medical Officer of The Doctors Company Group. In addition, he is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA), a strategic business unit of The Doctors Company Group.
Previously, Dr. Feldman was Vice President for Patient Safety, Vice President of Perioperative Services, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Under his leadership HRA provides resources and a collaborative environment designed to minimize claims and lower premiums for HRA clients by preventing patient harm, enhancing teamwork and communication, and improving documentation.
Dr. Feldman currently serves on the steering committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for retraining and retooling of practicing surgeons.
Dr. Feldman received a bachelor of arts degree and doctor of medicine degree from Duke University, completed training in general surgery at The Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai West), and plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He earned a master of business administration degree from New York University.
Stephen Freedman is the Senior Vice President and Regional Operating Officer for The Doctors Company’s Southwest Region. He is responsible for the professional liability insurance operations covering four states: California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. Mr. Freedman joined The Doctors Company in 1987 and has held various positions throughout his tenure. He has extensive insight and in-depth knowledge of the medical professional liability market and possesses significant experience in the underwriting, claims, operations and administration, patient safety/risk management, business development, finance and operational and strategic planning functions.
Mr. Freedman holds a bachelor of science degree in finance and business economics from the University of Southern California. Throughout his career, he has attended numerous executive management educational programs.
Doug McCullough is an Assistant Vice President of Claims for The Doctors Company’s Northwest Region. He works in the Austin, Texas, office. A dedicated claims professional since 1986, he started his career handling casualty claims for Allstate Insurance. As an Independent Adjuster, he managed four branch offices, handling the state of Delaware and the Eastern Maryland Shore. He entered the medical malpractice arena in 1991 with the Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange (MIIX). He joined The Doctors Company in 2001. As AVP, Mr. McCullough has provided oversight of medical malpractice cases throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Currently, he supervises all medical malpractice cases for The Doctors Company in Texas and Oklahoma.
Mr. McCullough is a graduate of the University of Dayton and obtained his law degree from the University of Akron, maintaining a license to practice in Ohio.
As a member of the Claims Department, Mr. McCullough supports The Doctors Company’s fierce commitment to providing an aggressive defense to each of its insured members.
David McHale is the Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer of The Doctors Company, where he oversees the legal, regulatory compliance, human resources, and government relations activities for the company. Prior to joining The Doctors Company, Mr. McHale was a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel with Nationwide Insurance. Prior to joining Nationwide, he served in a variety of positions with Allstate Insurance Company. A frequent presenter before trade associations and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, he has also authored articles on cybersecurity and cyber, legal, and enterprise risk management.
Mr. McHale holds an undergraduate degree in government from the University of San Francisco, a law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.
Marco Vanderlaan, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer for The Doctors Company. He also serves as Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining The Doctors Company in 2001, Mr. Vanderlaan was vice president of finance for Move.com (now Move, Inc.) and a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche (now Deloitte). Mr. Vanderlaan has held a variety of senior leadership positions with The Doctors Company, most recently serving as senior vice president, business assessment. He has also held executive positions in finance, reinsurance, and strategic planning. As CFO, he is focused on enhancing our market leadership, financial success, and risk intelligence while maintaining the conservative business philosophy that empowers our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Robert E. White Jr. is Chief Operating Officer of The Doctors Company, and a leader of the TDC Group of companies. In his current role, Mr. White oversees the operations of the four business units that make up the TDC Group of Companies: The Doctors Company, Healthcare Risk Advisors, TDC Specialty Underwriters, and Medical Advantage. He assists in the growth of TDC Group and expands our mission-based platform for service to healthcare in whatever practice model our members choose.
Mr. White has more than 50 years of experience in the insurance industry. He served most recently as executive vice president, medical professional liability, at The Doctors Company. Prior, he served as president of the insurance operations of FPIC Insurance Group from 2002 to 2011, and managed the claims and loss prevention departments of several commercial and doctor-owned insurance companies.
He graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University. Mr. White is chairman of the board of the Florida Justice Reform Institute, a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, board member of the Florida Insurance Council, past chair and current board member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, and member of the Board of Directors of Professionals Resource Network, Inc. Mr. White is also a former board member of the Medical Professional Liability Association, and currently serves on three of their committees.
Daniel Wright, RN, JD, is Vice President of the Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company. Formerly Vice President of Risk Management and Patient Safety for MAGMutual, Mr. Wright began his career as an ER/trauma nurse and an administrative supervisor. Mr. Wright is active in designing and implementing The Doctors Company’s proactive risk management services to assist physicians, medical office managers, and staff members.
Mr. Wright earned his nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and his law degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is licensed as an attorney, a registered nurse, and a healthcare risk manager. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. A frequent speaker, Mr. Wright addresses state and county medical societies, physician groups, hospital medical staff members, and medical management associations across the nation.