PACE Organization of Rhode Island names Luo to board of directors

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island has added Dr. John Z. Luo to its board of directors.

Luo is the founder and president of Doctor’s Choice, a Medicare consultancy advising retirees in 22 states. Since founding the company in 2013, Luo has been honored with the PBN 40 Under Forty award for innovation in health care.

PACE, founded in 1971 in San Francisco, is a health plan that helps provide home-based, long-term care for the elderly, with the goal of preserving the independence of older adults with chronic health needs and who wish to stay in their communities.

PACE health care and support services include primary care, access to specialists, prescription drugs and durable medical equipment, dental care, 24-hour emergency services, home care, transportation to all medical appointments, meals, as well as physical, speech, occupational and respiratory therapies.

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“PACE is very pleased to welcome Dr. Luo to the board of directors. His innovative thinking, strong small-business insights and dedication to the health of older adults adds considerable expertise to our guiding team,” said Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of PACE. “I know that by having board members [such as] Dr. Luo as a part of our leadership in the future, we can continue to succeed in providing quality, innovative, accountable care for Rhode Islanders.”

Luo also serves on the board of directors of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, and is chairman of the board of the Rhode Island Parent Information Network. Luo is a graduate of Brown University and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at