Member At Large
Norman H. Chenven, M.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), a 240-physician multispecialty medical group that serves the greater Austin, Texas metropolitan area with 18 clinical locations. ARC provides care to approximately 250,000 Central Texans in six cities. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Management Systems (CMS), an Austin-based third party administrator and medical management organization that provides technical support and services to governmental and employer-based health plans.
Dr. Chenven served as the first Medical Director of PruCare of Austin, a group model HMO that brought managed care to Austin in 1980. In 1987 he was appointed Medical Director of Prudential Plus of Austin. He is President of Austin Regional Independent Associates (ARIA), a local independent practice association that develops and provides physician networks for partially self-insured ERISA plans.
Dr. Chenven is a member of the Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas and American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Travis County Medical Society and Texas Academy of Family Physicians and an alternate delegate to the Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Chenven is a Board Certified Family Practitioner who spent two years in the U.S. Indian Health Service on the western Navaho Reservation before moving to Austin in 1973 to begin his medical practice. He has participated on various boards and advisory councils including Texas Medical Association's Select Committee on Patient Safety, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas' Physician Advisory Council, United Healthcare's National Physician Advisory Council, the Group Practice Advisory Committee to American Medical Association Board of Trustees, CIGNA's National Physician Advisory Committee and the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP).
Dr. Chenven recently stepped down after a three-year stint as a board member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Chamber's Education and Workforce Development Council.
He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Brown University, medical degree from the State University of New York Medical Science Center in Brooklyn, and post-graduate training at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.