Diane McClune

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

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Pittsburgh Business Group on Health


Diane's Bio:
Receiving a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Pennsylvania State University, Diane went on to become Assistant Head Nurse at Beaver Valley Geriatric Center. She pursued a career in Coronary Care and became Assistant Director of Nursing at Heritage Valley Health System (HVHS).

Her career evolved as the need to develop and manage the first Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program for HVHS; which was the largest program in Western Pennsylvania. During this time Diane completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. She continued to expand her experience by taking on the position as Manager of Marketing for Heritage Valley BusinessCare, Occupational Medicine. For over 7 years she was the Regional Director Marketing for the American Heart Association and responsible for Western Pennsylvania; directing hospital guidelines for care and interventions for treatment of acute cardiac events.

Over the past eight years she has been with the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH) helping to increase membership by 12-15% consistently; diversifying revenue streams by 30% and bringing innovative ideas and programs to employers including the American Health Strategies Project, and PBGH Internship Program. Managing the Prescription Drug Program, Diabetes Program, and operational needs of the PBGH are some of her varied duties. A primary responsibility is the yearly development and distribution of the PBGH Annual Diabetes Report which shares regional, state and national data on diabetes rates, treatment and co-morbidities to support employers’ decisions on programs for their populations. Her understanding of the relationship between healthcare needs of employees and the challenges of employers has afforded her the opportunity to provide advice to groups like the Community Oncology Alliance, the Family Medicine Education Consortium, and the PA Dept. of Health Cancer Leadership Team.

Through her career she has actively been engaged in patient and public education around health risks and life-style changes for children through seniors. The ability to support patients and various populations with manageable, modifiable risk factors has long been a passion and critical component of her professional journey.

She is a member of the National and Pennsylvania Nurses Association; Recent Member of the IRB for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Secretary of the Penn State Alumni Chapter in Beaver Valley; Past-President of the Executive Women’s Council of Beaver County, member of the Board of Directors for the Health Hope Network, past-member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania and other volunteer positions. Currently she is treasurer for both the Glock Foundation, addressing breast cancer research and the Consumer Health Coalition. She has represented the American Heart Association as an expert on heart disease, nutrition, and physical activity in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette; KDKA TV-Morning Show; KDKA and Clear Channel Radio; and spoken at HERO, PBMI, and the National Business Coalition on Health (National Alliance) on healthcare and innovative benefit ideas.

In her spare time she and her husband enjoy the company of their 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and 7 grandchildren. They also enjoy walking, biking and golfing.

Diane's CV:

Professional History
Diane C. McClune BSN, MBA
5 Van Lane, Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009


Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Masters Business Administration – Graduated May 1997

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing – Graduated November 1976


Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218
April 2010-Present
Vice President of Operations
• Work with companies headquarter in Pittsburgh region around employee health and wellness; representing close to 100 companies; 2.2 million lives; 5.8 billion annual healthcare spend
o Educate and inform on Affordable Care Act/ERISA
o Support them with decisions on benefit plans and designs
o Facilitate programs to support employers’ health and wellness plans
• Coordinate with Board of Directors on strategic direction of organization
• Oversee operations including budget management
• Continuously monitor healthcare market issues regional and national
• Coordinate with other organization with like agendas and missions around healthcare
• Representative/Advisor to Community Oncology Alliance; J&J Weight Management Task Force; and Coalition Advocacy position
• National spokesperson (National Business Group on Health and Health Enhancement Research Organization) on relevant topics of health for employers
• Developed and Manage Internship Program-with University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Slippery Rock University
• Lead research and marketing of critical services for companies
• Manage data on cost and quality of healthcare services to inform employers and community
• Oversight of Annual Regional Diabetes Report

American Heart Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15235
August 2002 – March 2009
Regional Director of Marketing, Greater Pittsburgh Metro
• Handle the preparation of annual business plan; implement services/programs to meet strategies
• Work with companies with on-line and hard copy of employee wellness program
• Manage staff and provided direction, focus and continuity; organize project updates
• Coordinated the purchase of educational services for Western Pa. Region (27 counties)
• Effect regular meetings with area offices, resulting in team building and community involvement
• Consistently exceeded goals related to expansion of services and numbers impacted
• Direct the Annual AHA’s Fellows’ Research Day (FRD), involving regional health systems
• Supported the development of website for educational material and FRD information, registration and abstract submission
• Effectively facilitated Cardiologist Committee (20 regional physicians) negotiating common goals
• Implemented consistent communication with 8 offices, 4 regional committees, 12 universities, 22 hospitals, and several companies to insure continuity of educational information

Heritage Valley, Business Care, Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, 15001
February 2000 – July 2002
Manager of Marketing and Sales
• Manage occupational health accounts for over 900 companies: 50 large; 150 mid-size; and 100 national
• Facilitate the coordination of three occupational medicine offices and two emergency rooms
• Develop marketing plan for tri-county and tri-state areas
• Working with Human Resources Managers identified needs for occupational medicine, corporate wellness, and specific program development
• Effectively worked with companies to negotiate services based on needs and resources
• Marketed various service lines and resources to companies

Heritage Valley Health System (HVHS), Beaver, Pennsylvania, 15009
August 1989 – February 2000
Manager of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
• Manage inpatient, outpatient and maintenance program for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
• Work with billing department/administration-coding and billing of services
• Coordinated multi-discipline approach to open heart surgery patient treatment
• Implemented case management to efficiently and effectively manage cases
• Responsible for yearly, capital and operation budget
• Manage clinical personnel
• Developed a marketing plan in a consistently changing environment

Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, Pennsylvania, 15061
January 1982 – December 1982
Instructor RN Refresher Course
• Developed and presented courses for RN Refresher Course
• Involvement in classroom and clinical education of RN’s returning to active nursing
• Facilitated the education of RN’s in a variety of hospital settings
• Guided graduates in career decisions

The Medical Center of Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 15009
March 1981-February 1982
Assistant Director of Nursing
• Responsible for 542 bed hospital
• Concentration of responsibility in critical care areas
• Coordinated schedules, conducted and developed performance appraisals
• Effectively handled patient/family issues and interdepartmental problems
• Coordinated operations of hospital units and ancillary departments

The Medical Center of Beaver, Beaver Pennsylvania, 15009
January 1978-August 1989
Staff Nurse Coronary Care Unit
• Responsible for the care of critically ill patients
• Functioned as lead, coordinating care of 12 bed unit

1986 - ACLS certified
1974 – Present BLS certified

1977 – Present licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Treasurer for Consumer Health Coalition-Access to health care
Treasurer for the Glock Foundation-Breast cancer awareness and clinical trails
Past Member Institutional Review Board for The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Member of the National and Pennsylvania Nurse’s Association
Guest Lecturer at Duquesne University and Carlow University
Lecturer for AHA Corporate Wellness Program for Regional 5-State kick-off campaign
Immediate Past-President Executive Women’s Council of Beaver County
Board Member of the Nutrition and Food Safety Board for Beaver County
Past Secretary, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Board; Liaison to Penn State Society Board
Past Board Member Girl Scout Council of Western Pennsylvania, Chair Service Delivery Committee
Past Board Member Health Hope Network


o Working knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, Database Management, and Internet
o Initiated Internship Program for PBGH with University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Slippery Rock University
o Initiated Internship Program for AHA with University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Slippery Rock University, Adagio Health, and Edinboro University
o Developed and instructed Cardiopulmonary Risk Factor Education for companies
o Cardiac Risk Factor Awareness to Community, Teachers In-service
o Member of Policy and Procedure Committee Heritage Valley Medical Center
o Substitute School Nurse high school and elementary level
o Facilitated the merger of two cardiac rehab programs/two health systems


Robert Morris Univeristy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
MBA, 1997
1993 To 1997

Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
BSN, 1976
1973 To 1976