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Our Executive Team
Mary Anne Hawrylak
Mary Anne founded the Kingstree Group following a career in occupational therapy which included working with pediatric and brain injury patients. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in occupational therapy. Her interest and expertise led her to wwwork in the insurance and cost containment industry in the workers compensation arena. In creating the Kingstree Group, she was able to include solid principles of care management and cost containment in an industry that was and to some degree, still is, mired in regulations and restrictions. Over the past 21 years, Kingstree has grown to be a national firm with a reputation for providing innovative solutions within the workers’ compensation industry. Mary Anne is also an avid philanthropist and has expanded her passion for community volunteerism and involvement to all Kingstree staff. She serves on the Advisory Board of a large behavioral health organization and currently chairs their Gala committee which raises more than $200,000 each year in support of important behavioral health initiatives. Kingstree is proud to also have been selected as a Smart CEO Best Run company. Other affiliations and certifications include: NAWBO, NAFE and WBENC. In her own community in suburban Philadelphia, Mary Anne is a significant supporter of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair which donates over $400,000 each year to Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mary Anne and her husband live in suburban Philadelphia where her husband owns and operates a Jamaican restaurant. Her son, after helping to establish the restaurant moved on to a career in technology. Her daughter has followed in the family entrepreneurial footsteps and owns the lifestyle firm Chloejohnston.com.
RN, CCM: Executive VP of Operations
Maureen has been with Kingstree since its inception. She began her career working as a Registered Nurse in medical, surgical, orthopedic, cardiac, and emergency medicine settings. Maureen then moved into the managed disability industry overseeing case and account management within bboth carrier and private delivery platforms. As Senior Vice President of Operations for Kingstree, Maureen provides direction and is involved in all development and implementation of Kingstree’s programs. She oversees all quality assurance initiatives with a focus on strategic client solutions for the future. Maureen graduated from Hahnemann University of Allied Health Sciences (now Drexel University) and is a Certified Case Manager. She lives with her family in suburban Philadelphia and has varied interests and involvement in multiple causes including The Alzheimer’s Association and The American Heart Association.
Karin has over 30 years of experience in health care marketing. Prior to joining Kingstree Group over 10 years ago, she held executive marketing and product development positions in several national HMO’s. She has also worked in national consulting firms where she was responsible fffor developing health care delivery systems and creating marketing strategies for national clients. Within Kingstree, Karin is responsible for managing the marketing team including social media and digital marketing efforts. She is also very involved in the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair where she has served as Co-Chair and continues to Chair the Marketing and Sponsorship Committees. She has served on the board of several other area charities with a focus on health care, education, and employment for the developmentally disabled community. She and her husband live in suburban Philadelphia. Her daughter is completing her graduate degree in Special Education at Boston University.
Kimberley DeMarre Gipson
Kim has been with Kingstree since 2015 and brought with her over 20 years of operational leadership. Prior to joining Kingstree, Kim was responsible for operations and project management including organizational oversight for call centers, claims organizations and PMO’s. She’s ddddddeveloped and implemented many businesses performance tracking and analysis systems. As Project Director for Kingstree, Kim is responsible for oversight of the Kingstree 24/7 program and the triage call center. Additionally, she is responsible for implementation of all new client services and data analytics. Kim has a passion to advocate for LGBTQ issues in her community. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida and is very active in JASMYN (Jacksonville Areas Sexual Minority Youth Network) which was founded to help LGBTQ youth with healthcare issues and providing assistance in finding safe housing for homeless LBGTQ youth.
Beth joined the Kingstree Group in 2012, her primary role is to oversee and manage projects associated with current product sales, specifically focusing on the data captured for client reporting purposes. She also is involved in the development of new products and services and acts as the liaison between sales and operations. Beth creates and oversees implementation of new initiatives and processes to ensure smooth implementation. Beth is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Psychology. She is extremely involved in several community charities including the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair which donates over $400,000 each year to Bryn Mawr Hospital. Beth has co-chaired the event multiple times. Beth and her husband reside in suburban Philadelphia. She enjoys visiting her three children (all engineers) and spending time with family in Rhode Island.
Vice President, Business Development
William joined Kingstree in 2011 with expertise in new business development and client relationship building. His overall responsibility is national sales through participation in several national conferences as well as using social media to initiate dialogue with employer firms. FFFollowing his graduation from Temple University Fox School of Business, he received his MBA in Business Management from La Salle University. William is very active in several charities including Child Fund International and Habitat for Humanity. William, along with his wife and son, reside in suburban Philadelphia where he enjoys coaching a boy’s high school basketball team in his spare time.
Eric F. Patten RN, B.S.N.
SVP of Business Strategy
Eric joined the Kingstree Group in 2020 and has spent the last 21 of his 28 years in nursing working in the workers compensation arena. Eric is an experienced national clinical leader and educator with over 21 years of managerial and sales experience. He is also a national kkkkkeynote speaker and educator on trending healthcare topics. As the VP of Business Strategy and Clinical Operations, Eric leads the clinical team. He is also closely involved in the Kingstree digital transformation and automation processes. Eric brings his years of industry experience to the new product development and marketing initiatives. Eric resides in suburban Philadelphia with his family. Eric is actively involved in several charitable organizations such as Kids’ Chance and The American Diabetes Association.
Kate joined Kingstree in 2019 and brings 28 years of experience to our management team. In addition to her significant customer service background, Kate has spent over 5 years training and onboarding new employees. Kate utilizes her thorough understanding of technology to continuouscontinuously improve processes. Her knowledge of technology and continuous improvement processes were invaluable during the SOC2 Type II audit. Kate currently serves as the Kingstree Information Security Manager. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Computer Science minor. Kate has been involved for several years with YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy and works with several groups within her church, including United Methodist Women and Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Charles Lieble, Jr.
Senior Sales Executive
Charles recently joined the Kingstree Group after over thirteen years of sales and business development experience in the workers’ compensation and medical ancillary services industries. He has worked at national companies focusing on all aspects sales. A native of Tampa, Charles is now based in Chicago. He will be working with the Kingstree Sales and Marketing team to develop new business opportunities nationwide. Charles is very active in several charitable organizations including Kids Chance and the American Cancer Society. He also has been a Little League and Softball coach and manager for over twenty-six years both in Florida and Illinois. He and his wife, Loretta reside in suburban Chicago with their two Dachshunds.
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