HARRISON, N.Y. — June 04, 2015



Transamerica Retirement Solutions Announces
Recipients of 2015 Leaders in Health Care Scholarships

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation today announced the winners of the 2015 Leaders in Health Care Scholarship. The winners, Victoria Lo and Jean-Claude Velasquez, are each being recognized for their dedication to health care and commitment to giving back to the community with this $5,000 scholarship to pursue an advanced degree in Health Care Administration.

Lo received her undergraduate degree in management science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate student in the health administration program at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to her academic work, Lo is the founder of a summer science camp for disadvantaged girls. She has also served on the board of directors of a community health clinic and volunteered as a case manager in Baltimore.

Velasquez received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and is a graduate student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His ambition is to continue to serve the community as a hospital administrator. Velasquez has been involved in a number of volunteer activities including interning with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, teaching English as a second language and collaborating with immigration attorneys to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship.

Transamerica Retirement Solutions is pleased to sponsor the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, which coordinates the application and candidate selection process. Each year, two deserving first- and second-year students whose field of study is health care administration, are recognized.

“Transamerica is proud to sponsor the Leaders in Health Care Scholarship,” said Brodie Wood, senior vice president, not-for-profit markets at Transamerica Retirement Solutions. “We are honored to recognize these students for their firm commitment to healthcare management and their dedication to helping others. We wish them continued success in their careers.”

For more information about the Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Health Care Scholarship, contact Chris O. Biddle at 312-422-2658 or Applications for the 2016 scholarship will be available online at the Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s website,, beginning in September.


About Transamerica
With a history that dates back over 100 years, the Transamerica companies are recognized as leading providers of life insurance, savings and retirement and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout all fifty of the United States. With 10,000 employees and headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, and other major corporate operations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Transamerica’s affiliated companies provide a broad range of life insurance and savings products, individual and group pension plans, as well as asset management services.

Transamerica is a member of the Aegon group of companies. Aegon is one of the world’s largest life insurance, pension and asset management groups, operating in over 25 markets worldwide with over 28,000 employees.

The reference to Transamerica and Aegon relates to affiliated operating companies.

About Transamerica Retirement Solutions
Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation (Transamerica) is a leading provider of customized retirement plan solutions for small to large organizations.

Transamerica partners with financial advisors, third party administrators, and consultants to cover the entire spectrum of defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including: 401(k) and 403(b) (Traditional and Roth); 457; profit sharing; money purchase; cash balance; Taft-Hartley; multiple employer plans; nonqualified deferred compensation; and rollover and Roth IRAs.

Transamerica helps almost four million retirement plan participants save and invest wisely to secure their retirement dreams.  For more information about Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation, please visit

About the Institute for Diversity in Health Management
In 1994, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), and the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to the lack of diversity in the healthcare management ranks by founding the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD). The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) and, more recently, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) signed on as sponsors.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works closely with health services organizations and educators to expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health services management. The Institute’s mission is to increase the number of people of color in health services administration to better reflect the increasingly diverse communities they serve and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field. To accomplish this, the Institute has designed several initiatives to generate significant long-term results through educational programs, summer internships, professional development and leadership conferences. For more information, visit


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