Diversus, Inc.

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Diversus Management


Dr. Sharps founded Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange in 2002 and has served as the CEO and President since its inception. Dr. Sharps served as President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) from 1999 to 2000. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Political Action Committee (PAC) of POS and was Chairman of the PAC from 1993 to 2011. During that time, the POS PAC became a major factor in Pennsylvania politics, protecting the long term needs of the medical and orthopaedic communities. His experience and insights as a spine surgeon has greatly benefitted our Risk Management and Claim Management process.

He works closely with Kurt Gingrich our TPA. He is a strong advocate of Integrated Risk Management, whereby we partner with our insureds and train their in house staff as to the benefits of notifying Positive Physicians of any unforeseen events and then working aggressively to resolve the issue. Dr. Sharps has also been instrumental in developing technologies that promote patient safety in the operating room and continues to stress the need for integrated risk management in the freestanding outpatient office environment.


Ms. Latta has excelled as the Executive Director of Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange since its inception. Under her watch, the company has significantly grown its database of physician clients, partners, board members and medical community associates.

Ms. Latta has also been instrumental in the company's aggressive expansion plans and now oversees the medical malpractice insurance for our physicians and their offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina and Ohio.

Ms. Latta has worked with each of Positive Physician's physician groups and strategic partners to ensure rates, protection, and service exceed all expectations. Ms. Latta is a graduate from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Health Education. She is licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Health, & Annuities. For more information on our team of physicians or staff, please contact us.


Daniel Payne, CPA, CFP, is the Treasurer for Professional Casualty Holdings, Inc. the Corporate Controller and Treasurer for Diversus, Inc. the Treasurer for Positive Physicians Insurance Exchange and the Chief Financial Officer for Physicians Insurance Program Exchange and Professional Casualty Association.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry as an agent, external auditor, consultant and corporate employee.

As a prior Partner in the CPA firm, Read Martin & Slickman, CPAs, Daniel has worked in a variety of business environments including insurance, governmental, aviation, banking, non-profit, manufacturing, wholesale and retail entities.  Daniel also provided individual, trust and corporate tax services for clients along with investment management and insurance services.  He remains a registered investment adviser representative and insurance agent for property, casualty and life.

Daniel has done consulting work for several Risk Retention Groups and has been working with Physicians Insurance Program Exchange since its inception in 2005.  He became involved with Professional Casualty Association and Diversus, Inc. in November 2015 and became the Treasurer of Diversus Inc. and Professional Casualty Holdings, Inc. in January 2017.