Boston, MA - June 26, 2013 - Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company (“Coverys”) welcomes Theodore A. Calianos, II, M.D., FACS, John H. Gillespie and Robert K. Sheridan to its Board of Directors. Each newly elected member brings diverse experience and knowledge to the Board.

Theodore A. Calianos, II, M.D., FACS“Dr. Calianos, Mr. Gillespie and Mr. Sheridan have significant business expertise and we are delighted they have joined the Board of Directors,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president for Coverys. “Their supporting roles will further the Board’s commitment to the healthcare community.”

Theodore A. Calianos, II, M.D., FACS currently practices at Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He formerly served on numerous committees at Falmouth Hospital, several leadership roles for the Massachusetts Medical Society and on the Board of Directors of Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod. Dr. Calianos completed his doctorate at the University of Texas and finished his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, as well as the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Graduate degrees from Boston College.

John H. Gillespie brings over 37 years of experience in the insurance industry and has a proven track record of growth and market leadership during his career. He is a former senior executive in field operations for the Chubb Group, a Fortune 500 Company and a leading global insurance carrier. Mr. Gillespie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Duxbury Council on Aging and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts as well as the Liquor Liability JUA of Massachusetts. Theodore A. Calianos, II, M.D., FACS He completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-21-at-1-55-06-PM.pngRobert K. Sheridan is president emeritus and director at Savings Bank Life Insurance (SBLI) in Woburn, Massachusetts, and previously served as president of SBLI for 20 years. He serves on the Board of Directors and on the Audit and Community Interaction Committees for Hingham Institution for Savings in Hingham, Massachusetts. Mr. Sheridan is chair of the Nominating Committee at Suffolk University Law School along with being a member of its Audit, Building and Finance Committees. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Bankers Association in 2012. Mr. Sheridan obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.

“We believe that Dr. Calianos, Mr. Gillespie and Mr. Sheridan will add experience and strength to Coverys’ Board of Directors,” said Dr. Brenda Richardson, chair of the Board of Directors. “We look forward to utilizing their expertise and knowledge as Coverys approaches new opportunities within the healthcare community.”

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Coverys is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. Coverys member companies insure more than 25,000 physicians, surgeons, dentists, certified nurse midwives and allied healthcare providers, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics in 23 states from coast to coast. Coverys has net admitted assets of $3.3 billion, direct written premium of $368 million and policyholder surplus of $1.3 billion, as of December 31, 2012. In addition, Coverys insurance member companies Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company (“ProMutual”) and ProSelect Insurance Company (“ProSelect”), as well as ProMutual-sponsored Coverys RRG, Inc. (“Coverys RRG”) have a Best’s Rating of A (Excellent). MHA Insurance Company (“MHAIC”) and Washington Casualty Company (“WCC”) have a Best’s Rating of A- (Excellent).

Coverys emphasizes physician education and patient safety, and the company is acknowledged as a leader in providing supportive risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community. Coverys also offers a variety of interactive and relevant continuing medical education (CME) activities to healthcare providers across the country. For more information visit the Coverys website at Timely industry and company news can also be found on the Coverys blog at, on Twitter (@Coverys) and on the company’s Facebook page.