As President of Ocular Benefits, John Schaak is responsible for ensuring the company’s payer clients continue to receive the innovative thinking, efficiency and high value of an integrated vision benefit management solutions organization. This includes continuing to leverage its unique technology, the Enterprise System, to significantly reduce the costs of delivering vision benefits.
Mr. Schaak brings extensive leadership experience to his position, including filling a similar role as President of Scion Dental, another SKYGEN USA company. Prior to joining Ocular Benefits, he was a Partner with the national law firm Quarles & Brady. Mr. Schaak is an experienced speaker who, among other things, has addressed national insurance industry conferences to share his vision of “The Insurance Company of the Future.” He is also actively involved in initiatives to reduce instances of fraud, waste, and abuse, especially as they affect children receiving care through Medicaid programs.
Mr. Schaak serves on the Board of Directors for the Wells Street Academy, which is a school for children with special needs. During his time as a practicing attorney, he also created and oversaw an award-winning truancy court program that continues to provide pro bono legal assistance to students.
Mr. Schaak has been listed on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Stars list multiple times. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Vice President of Business Development
As Vice President of Business Development for Ocular Benefits, Mark Borca is the initial point of contact for new clients and prospects, with responsibility for ensuring the company continues to grow its revenue and client base. He is also responsible for making current clients aware of new product offerings that will help them increase revenue, become more efficient, and serve their members more effectively.
Mr. Borca has been performing in this capacity for Ocular Benefits since the first company was founded in 2013. His 20 years’ total experience in benefit management, with a specialty in government programs that includes provider network contracting, client management, provider compensation, and risk management strategies, gives him a unique understanding of the challenges clients face in an increasingly difficult market. Additionally, the extensive knowledge and experience he has accumulated about Medicaid managed care programs, at Ocular Benefits, Scion Dental, and previously at Doral Dental, makes him an invaluable asset throughout the business development cycle.
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Borca has proven his ability to deliver results across a variety of roles. It is what makes him ideally suited to working as a strong advocate for both Ocular Benefits and its clients.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Gail Buenger is focused on enhancing Ocular Benefits’ efficiency as a provider of integrated vision benefit management solutions to ensure the organization continues to provide high value to its payer clients while acting as good stewards of taxpayer dollars. This role encompasses oversight of the operational functions within Ocular Benefits, including client services, provider relations, claims and administration, and the call center.
Ms. Buenger is uniquely suited to these responsibilities as a result of her background as an accomplished healthcare operational business leader with experience in driving change and organizational growth. This experience includes filling a similar role as Vice President of Operations for Scion Dental, another SKYGEN USA company. Before joining Ocular Benefits, she was Director/Chief Integration Officer of the Revenue Cycle Solution practice within the Healthcare Division at Navigant Consulting, Inc., a global professional services firm. She also spent 13 years with Aurora Healthcare, a leading regional healthcare delivery system in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she held a series of positions that included being Aurora’s first Director of Corporate Compliance, Regional Vice President of Operations, and Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer.
Ms. Buenger holds a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School, as well as a certificate in alternative dispute resolution. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Board Member for The Guest House of Milwaukee, a non-profit that provides shelter, housing, education, employment, and health-related services to the homeless in Milwaukee, and previously served as an appointed community member of the Ozaukee County Health System and Human Service Board.
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