Abner Mason

Website: http://www.consejosano.com
Abner Mason is the Founder and CEO of ConsejoSano (www.ConsejoSano.com), the only patient engagement and care navigation solution designed to help clients activate their multicultural patient populations to better engage with the healthcare system.

ConsejoSano's clients are typically health plans and provider groups serving Medicaid and Medicare Advantage members and patient populations. ConsejoSano utilizes multilingual, multi-channel engagement (2-way SMS, voice, etc.) along with culturally relevant messaging to increase engagement, lower costs and improve health outcomes related to care for multicultural populations that face cultural, language, and social challenges in accessing care.

Through healthcare navigators that provide in-language support, ConsejoSano builds trust with at-risk patients and steers them to more effective self-care and utilization of their healthcare benefits. Abner previously served as Founder and CEO of the Workplace Wellness Council of Mexico (www.wwpcmex.com), which provides member companies with access to cutting edge workplace wellness programs and a forum to share best practices.

With 152 current clients including 40 multi-nationals, the Mexico Wellness Council is now the leading workplace wellness company in Mexico. From 2002 - 2009, Abner served as Founder and Executive Director of AIDS Responsibility Project, where he led the successful efforts to create CONAES and JaBCHA, the first business councils on HIV/AIDS in Mexico and Jamaica.

Abner was appointed by US President George W. Bush to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, where he served as Chairman of the International Sub-Committee from 2002 - 2005. He also served as Chief Policy Advisor, Chief Secretary, and Undersecretary of Transportation and Construction for Massachusetts Governors Paul Cellucci and Jane Swift from 1997 - 2002. Abner also worked for two years as an Associate Consultant at strategy consulting firm Bain & Company and is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College.