BALTIMORE—Versant Health, a leading national managed vision care company and wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, has named Dan Dunkers as its senior vice president and chief information officer. Dunkers brings more than 30 years of experience in progressive IT, management and business thought leadership to his role, according to a recent announcement. Dunkers previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Johns Hopkins Healthcare. He has value-driven executive leadership experience in all areas of IT, including strategic and tactical planning; IT security with a focus on external threats, network and telephony infrastructures; project portfolio management; disaster recovery; vendor negotiations and on-shore and off-shore managed services.

“We are proud to have Dan join us as chief information officer,” said James Reid, chief executive officer at Versant Health. “Dan’s extensive experience in the IT space makes him an invaluable asset to the Versant Health team, as technology-enabled intelligence and security is critical to our work for health plans and members. We look forward to bringing his industry and leadership experience to our business.”

In addition, Dunkers has more than 15 years of executive leadership within IT health care, focusing on delivering value to business customers through project delivery, fiscal responsibility and operational excellence. Prior to his role with Johns Hopkins Healthcare, he held IT and leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, CareFirst BCBS and Nationwide Insurance.

Dunkers received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and his MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He has also received a project management professional certification.

Versant Health is one of the nation's leading managed vision care companies and serves more than 37 million members nationwide through its Davis Vision and Superior Vision plans.