James Elrod, Jr.
Mr. Elrod joined our board of directors in June 2006. Mr. Elrod is a Managing Director of Vestar Capital Partners, having joined Vestar in 1998. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, for Physicians Health Service, a public managed care company. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Partner of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc.
Mr. Elrod is currently a director of 21st Century Oncology (formerly known as Radiation Therapy Services, Inc.) and Vertas Collaborative, Inc., a comprehensive, evidence-based care facility for persons with eating disorders diagnoses in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Mr. Elrod was selected as a director for his knowledge and experience in finance and the health care industry. Mr. Elrod earned an A.B. from Colgate University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School.