Al oversees all operational and planning aspects of the company while focusing on longer-term strategic goals that meet the emerging service needs of the industry. Al has an extensive background in executive leadership at multiple companies, most recently as Senior Vice President managing a large disability claim organization.
Al holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Boston College and an MBA from the Whittemore School at the University of New Hampshire.
Kevin directs the Account Management, Marketing and Product Development activities for PDA.
Kevin has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years. He has held a variety of positions in underwriting and claims. Most recently Kevin was Senior Vice President, Risk and Account Management with Gen Re in Portland, Maine. Kevin is a graduate of Colby College with a degree in Administrative Science.
Tim leads the financial and strategic planning activities of PDA with a focus on developing new areas of growth. Tim has been in the employee benefits industry in the US and in several foreign markets for over 20 years. His experience ranges across senior management and technical roles in numerous functions including underwriting, market development, strategic and financial planning, customer service and products.
Tim is a graduate of St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology and he holds certificates in finance from Cornell and Penn State.
Vern leads the client consulting activities at PDA. He brings over 20 years of disability operational experience to his role and is considered a leading expert in all aspects of disability claim management and operations. He has held leadership roles in customer service, individual disability and group disability claims.
Vern has a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Maine and a M.S. degree in Finance from Thomas College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.
Dr. Bellino leads PDA’s Dedicated Medical Resources business, bringing his extensive medical skills and leadership to bear in providing risk assessment support to PDA clients and PDA’s consulting staff. Prior to joining PDA, Dr. Bellino had been in a variety of leadership positions including Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical Director. Following 18 years in private practice as a family physician, he also spent 4 years at a medical informatics company, Heads Up LLC, as Medical Director.
Doreen has oversight of PDA’s medical file review services, including intake, the medical network and quality review. Doreen has 15 years of industry experience in disability claims and quality assurance.
Doreen holds a B.S in Education.
Dr. Abbott founded Professional Disability Associates in 2001 as he recognized a need among disability insurers for high quality medical input to the claim adjudication process. Although retired from day-to-day activities at the company, he continues to provide medical leadership and strategic direction for the business. He is a leading expert in disability medicine, having consulted at numerous disability insurers and lectured to numerous national audiences. His founding of PDA followed eight years as a medical director at Unum. Under his leadership, Professional Disability Associates has grown to over 150 consulting physicians, psychologists and nurses as well as vocational experts all across the country.
Dr. Abbott graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, completed his Family Practice Residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and was in private practice for 15 years. During his residency he received the Mead-Johnson Award as one of the outstanding Family Practice Residents in the United States. During that time he was the acting chairman of The Department of Family Medicine and the acting chief of the Family Practice Residency Program. He was also the President of the Maine Academy of Family Physicians, was elected the Outstanding Family Physician in Maine in 1990, was the President of the Medical Staff at Maine Medical Center and served on the board of Medical Mutual of Maine.