WHO WE ARE

Clarity Group empowers healthcare providers to manage professional liability risk and become the patient-centered, high-reliability organizations they strive to be via our powerful suite of risk-quality-safety software solutions, consulting services, captive design and management, and PSO. It begins and ends with our team of healthcare professionals.

Rick Becker  |  Anna Marie Hajek  |  Joe Herman  |  Tom Piotrowski

Andrew Becker  |  Debra Weber

 


RICK BECKER
Chairman

Rick is a senior executive with 35 years professional experience within the insurance and healthcare industries. Prior to co-founding Clarity Group he was the Chairman and CEO of MMI Companies from 1985 until the company was sold to The St. Paul Companies in 2000. Rick grew MMI from a small medical malpractice insurance company successor of two (2) offshore mutual insurance companies, to a publicly traded organization that ranked in the top 10 US medical malpractice underwriters in 1999.

Prior to MMI, Rick was President and CEO of Ideal Mutual, and was President and CEO of McDonough Caperton Employee Benefits, Inc. He also served as State Compensation Commissioner for the State of West Virginia and practiced law in Pennsylvania. Rick holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University.


ANNA MARIE HAJEK
President & CEO

Anna is a senior executive with 35 years professional experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. Prior to co-founding Clarity Group, she was President of the Healthcare Risk Services Group (HRSG) and Executive Vice President of MMI Companies from 1985 until the company was sold to The St. Paul Companies in 2000. While at MMI Anna established and led the Healthcare Risk Management efforts, focusing on engineering medical risk exposure through education, consultation and clinical data benchmarking services. Prior to joining MMI, she worked in hospital and academic settings.

Anna is a certified Medical Technologist and holds a Master's Degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Certificate in E-Business from Lewis University, Graduate School of Management.


JOE HERMAN
Executive Vice President

Joe is a senior finance executive with more than 30 years professional experience in the management of insurance company operations and statutory financial statement preparation. Prior to joining Clarity Group, Inc., Joe was Senior Vice President and Controller of MMI Companies (MMI) where he led the statutory and GAAP accounting functions, budgeting, cash management, income tax planning and treasury operations, as well as Securities and Exchange Commission reporting. Prior to MMI, he worked for Borg-Warner Acceptance Corporation, Fred S. James & Company and Allstate Insurance Company. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University.


TOM PIOTROWSKI, RN, MSN, CSSGB
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Executive Director,
Clarity PSO, A Division of Clarity Group, Inc.

Tom is a healthcare professional with 20 years of experience in hospitals and community-based settings, having held a variety of positions in clinical, operational, and leadership roles. Tom has developed quality and safety programs for a variety of healthcare providers across the country, and he often speaks nationally on topics of leadership and patient safety.

In his current role, Tom oversees several national improvement initiatives with continued emphasis on data analysis, efficiency, and safety culture. In addition, Tom serves as Clarity's Chief Privacy Officer and heads the Company’s HIPAA compliance. He has obtained membership in several professional societies and associations as well as certified training in Six Sigma methodologies. Tom earned his BSN and MSN from Loyola University, Chicago with a focus in Health System Management and Clinical Informatics.


ANDREW BECKER, CPCU, ARe
Vice President, Insurance Operations

Andrew is an insurance professional with more than 10 years experience in the industry. He is responsible for developing the underwriting processes at Clarity Group and is well versed in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance business. In addition to his underwriting responsibilities, Drew is the principal for Clarity’s Captive Insurance product line. He has earned his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation, his Associate in Reinsurance designation, and is a licensed producer. He received his BA from Miami University and is currently completing his MBA from West Virginia University.


DEBRA WEBER, RN, MN, JD
Director, Claims Management

Debra (Debby) Weber is a seasoned Risk and Claims Manager with more than 15 years experience in both large and community-based healthcare settings. Prior to joining Clarity, Debby held senior risk management positions with Centegra Health System and Evanston Northwestern Hospital in Illinois, and with the University of California San Diego Medical Center and Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, California.

Before Debby moved into Healthcare Risk and Claims Management, she worked extensively in various healthcare settings where she gained clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, intensive care, and emergency medicine. She holds her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University and her Masters in Nursing from University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law in San Diego and is a Member of the Illinois Bar.