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Board President

About John

John C. Allen, IV, is the former General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Family Health Network, Inc., a non-profit health plan, sponsored by safety net hospitals, which was committed to providing high quality healthcare for Medicaid and Medicare enrollees.  During his time with FHN, he led the legal team through several merger and acquisition transactions and directed interactions with a wide variety of federal and state agencies.

Prior to FHN, he served as the Director of the Department of Administrative Hearings for Cook County, Illinois, a central panel agency that hears ordinance violations for the county.  As Director, John was able to increase utilization of the county’s administrative hearing process and allow citizens a fair and impartial opportunity to be heard when contesting citations, including establishing an online hearing process to allow a party to protest over the internet without appearing in person.  For his efforts, he was recognized with the William R. McMahon Award from the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association.  Currently, he is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Administrative Law Judges for the American Bar Association and the Administrative Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association. 

For seven years, John served as the Inspector General for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.  He led a staff of close to 200 in maintaining the program integrity of Illinois’ Medicaid and Child Support Services programs.  While serving the State of Illinois, his team found novel and inventive methods that resulted in savings of over $450 million.

 John began his legal career in Virginia for eleven years, first as a prosecutor and later as a private practice attorney.  He is a graduate from the Wake Forest University School of Law and Hampton University.  Mr. Allen has enjoyed serving on the Boards of Directors for several educational and charitable organizations over the years, including the Oak Park and River Forest High School and the Peninsula Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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