February 04, 2014 06:00 ET

Russ Nash Joins AbilTo's Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) -  AbilTo, Inc., the leading provider of remotely delivered, behavior change programs that help health plans and plan sponsors reduce avoidable medical spending by working with members of high cost medical populations, announces that Russell (Russ) Nash has joined its board of directors.

"Russ brings a wealth of applicable experience working with the world's leading health insurers to deliver more efficient and higher quality care to members, most recently as Accenture's Managing Director of Health Payer Client Group," said Michael Laskoff, AbilTo's CEO. "We are pleased to welcome him to the AbilTo board. His years of experience and passion for improving healthcare delivery will help AbilTo build upon its current success and achieve even greater impact for our clients and their members."

"I am very excited to be joining the AbilTo board," said Russ Nash. "I have considered many interesting options and few have the potential to deliver the kind of results that AbilTo has already proven."

About Russ Nash
Prior to managing Accenture's US Health Payer Client Group, Russ Nash was the Global Managing Director of the firm's Health and Life Sciences Industry Group. Prior to Accenture, he was a Partner and Core Leader in the Health and Insurance practices at McKinsey & Co. He was also a Partner in the Towers Watson insurance practice and a Pricing Actuary and Director of Underwriting at Travelers. Russ is also on the board of A Thousand Joys (ATJ), a Los Angeles not-for-profit organization that empowers students in high-stress communities to build resiliency and enhance their ability to cope with trauma and stress in constructive ways. He earned a BA in Mathematics from the University of Connecticut and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

About AbilTo
AbilTo ("able to") works with health plans and employers to help individuals overcome emotional challenges brought on by medical events and life transitions. The Company's eight-week, evidence-based behavior change programs use a proven, best practice approach to help participants make measurable, lasting improvements in physical and mental health, leading to fewer unnecessary medical visits and reduced healthcare expenditures. All services are delivered remotely and securely using a video link or telephone. AbilTo is a privately held company based in New York, NY; it completed a Series A financing round with .406 Ventures in May of 2013. For more information, please visit

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