Independent Health has named Ann Pentkowski as its new chief financial officer.
Pentkowski joined Independent Health in 1997 and has held different roles with the Amherst-based health insurer, most recently as chief network and performance officer.
“Ann brings extensive financial, actuarial and underwriting experience, knowledge of Independent Health and the overall health care industry to the CFO role for our company,” said Michael W. Cropp, Independent Health's president and chief executive officer.
Penktowski succeeds Mike Hudson, who became CFO last January.
“(Hudson's) departure was a mutual decision that this was not a perfect fit for himself or the company," Cropp said. "I have the highest respect for Mike and wish him all the best.”