Health Net named Angelee Bouchard senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at the Woodland Hills, Calif.-based insurer, effective immediately. Bouchard replaces Linda Tiano, who is relocating to Health Net’s Shelton, Conn., office to become president of regional health plans for the Northeast division. Bouchard, 41, joined Health Net in 2003 as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. In that role, she has overseen the health insurer’s corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate governance. … Metropolitan Health Networks—referred to as Metcare—said Chairman and CEO Michael Earley will step down. The West Palm Beach, Fla., company said it will begin a search for someone to succeed Earley, who will stay in the position until March 31, or until a successor is named. Earley, 54, who has been with the company since March 2003, will remain a member of the board. Before he worked at Metcare, he was a director there from June 2000 until December 2002. Earley became chairman of the company in September 2004. Meanwhile, Eric Haskell, the board’s lead independent director, will assume the duties of chairman.