Jean Galovich, PLS Alumnus on COS Dean’s Advisory Board
left to right: Professor Wandling, Jean Galovich and Former COS Dean, Mary Anne Hanner
The Political Science Department expresses its appreciation for the continued contributions of Jean M. Galovich, as a representative of political science on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Sciences. She replaced Robert Glover following his years of dedicated service on the Advisory Board. During her time on the Dean's Advisory Board, she has provided input to two Deans--first to former Dean Mary Anne Hanner and now to Dean Harold Ornes. As the biographical information which follows demonstrates, Ms. Galovich has had an outstanding career since receipt of her B.A. in Political Science from EIU, in the process providing a great illustration of the versatility of majoring in political science.
Jean Galovich is President of HealthMax, Incorporated, a health benefits advocacy firm. In this role, she works on behalf of patients and caregivers to resolve issues with health insurance, health benefit claims and provider bills. She is also active at the community level building consumer awareness about health care reform and the evolving health benefits landscape.
Jean’s previous positions include Consumer Information Officer with the Illinois Department of Insurance; Principal in the Rewards and Talent Management Practice with Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Chicago, Illinois; Director of Human Resources at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; and Employment and Compensation Manager at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois.
In a volunteer capacity, Jean serves as the public member of the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Professional Technical Advisory Committee, and she is a member of the Joint Task Force on Women and Aging, co-sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. At Eastern, she is a member of the College of Sciences Advisory Board as well as the EIU Foundation.
Jean holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Public Administration Degree from Michigan State University, a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation from the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certified Compensation Professional designation from World at Work.