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Empower Health Appoints Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer to Management Team.

AUSTIN, Texas--(BW HealthWire)--Nov. 2, 1998--

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Empower Health Corporation, developer of the widely-used health site, announced today the addition of Ms. Susan Georgen-Saad as Chief Financial Officer and Dr. Alexander Cavalli as Chief Development Officer.

Under the guidance of Dr. C. Everett Koop, Chairman of the Board and former U.S. Surgeon General The U.S. Surgeon General is charged with the protection and advancement of health in the United States. Since the 1960s the surgeon general has become a highly visible federal public health official, speaking out against known health risks such as tobacco use, and promoting disease , Empower Health is developing Internet and desktop software solutions empowering consumers to better manage their personal health. These new appointments allow the company to continue to move forward in executing its growth strategy.

"These additions to our management team add tremendous expertise in financial management and Internet technology. Each of these individuals has established records of success at key technology and industry firms," said Donald Hackett, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Empower Health. "As we move forward together into the rapidly growing market for consumer-centric, healthcare Internet and desktop software solutions, these talented individuals provide essential knowledge, expertise and contacts to our firm."

Prior to joining Empower Health, Ms. Georgen-Saad served as the CFO of IntelliQuest Information Group, Inc., a market research firm providing services to the hi-tech and telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications.  industries. Ms. Georgen-Saad brings to Empower Health more than 19 years of experience in strategic operational and financial management in the hi-tech services, pharmaceutical research, insurance, healthcare and financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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 industries. She has executive-level experience in publicly held companies as well as in building infrastructure for high-growth healthcare and technology development-stage companies.

Dr. Cavalli is an international expert and pioneer in the technologies that drive virtual companies and electronic commerce. He has over 15 years of experience in creating the technologies that are now central to large-scale distributed computing (1) The use of multiple computers networked throughout a wide geographical area, or the world via the Internet, in order to solve a single problem. See grid computing.

(2) The use of multiple computers in an enterprise rather than one centralized system.
 systems, including the Internet. This work includes creating the first commercially available Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example,, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. , the first large-scale Internet search engine, the first Internet-based Virtual Private Network and one of the largest electronic commerce sites in the world, based on sheer dollar volume. Dr. Cavalli is an in-demand speaker and has been a panel member at a variety of conferences and forums focused on Internet usage and Electronic Commerce.

Both Ms. Georgen-Saad and Dr. Cavalli are located in the Austin headquarters of Empower Health Corporation.

Empower Health Corporation, chaired by Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General and headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a consumer-centric, Web-based software and services company, which develops and markets The Web site offers a comprehensive set of personal health information, e-commerce and interactive services for individuals to better manage their personal health. Additional information on Empower health can be found at
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