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SKYGEN’s Chief Innovation & Growth Officer John Schaak named to Medicaid, Medicare CHIP Services Dental Association Board of Directors

Schaak’s expertise will help shape programs that impact the oral health of millions of people in vulnerable and low-income populations


MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., – May 30, 2024SKYGEN, a leading provider of vision and dental benefit management services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions, announces the appointment of its Chief Innovation & Growth Officer John Schaak to the Medicaid, Medicare CHIP Services Dental Association (MSDA) board of directors, a continuation of a valued partnership with the association. SKYGEN’s Dr. Shirley Spater previously served on MSDA’s board, from 2021 to 2024. 

“MSDA’s mission of accelerating oral health equity through innovation, program improvement, policy development and advocacy very much aligns with SKYGEN’s core values and mission,” said Schaak. “I’m honored to represent SKYGEN on the association’s board of directors and I look forward to helping to shape polices that address the unique needs of underserved communities.”

MSDA represents all state Medicaid and CHIP dental programs, directors and staff, as well as individuals and corporate partners from across the nation that aim to improve the oral health of all Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP beneficiaries. Collectively, with Schaak’s nearly a decade of industry experience, MSDA's resources and SKYGEN’s expertise in emerging technologies and mission to lead the way to a better healthcare system, this appointment will help MSDA and SKYGEN continue to improve oral health across the country.

“We are thrilled to welcome John Schaak as a new board member,” said Mary Foley, Executive Director, MSDA. “His deep expertise in technology and the dental industry brings a fresh perspective and will help drive meaningful change and innovation for MSDA.”

SKYGEN is the trusted partner for specialty benefits payers and government agencies responsible for the delivery and administration of dental and vision benefits. Through cutting-edge technology and service solutions, SKYGEN empowers clients to become the most efficient effective healthcare organizations in the country.

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SKYGEN transforms dental and vision benefits management and administration with flexible technology and services that connect and change lives for the better. Through partnerships with payers, providers and government agencies, SKYGEN helps its customers navigate dental and vision benefits management and administration. With its portfolio of third-party administration (TPA), intelligent Software as a Service (SaaS) automation, marketplace connectivity, risk management solutions and above-and-beyond services like Enhanced Benefit Management (EBM), Provider Select Suite platforms, mobile apps and portals, SKYGEN serves nearly 50 million members across all 50 states, more than 40 government and commercial insurers and process 3 million claims monthly. For more information, please visit

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