Cathy has extensive experience advising health systems, health plans, and companies, providing them with expertise in governance, innovation, strategic planning, product development, and health system/health plan alignment. She founded and led Health Plan Alliance, formerly known as the HMO Alliance, for more than 20 years. The Health Plan Alliance was formed while Cathy was the Vice President of Managed Care and Clinical Affairs at VHA Inc. (now known as Vizient), where she worked for 25 years, starting in public policy and later spearheading the organization’s national community health improvement initiatives.
Cathy is a current member of the Board of Trustees for both Health First Health Plan and the Health First Health System in Rockledge, FL. She recently served on the Presbyterian Health Plan Board in Albuquerque, N.M., where she also chaired the Quality Committee of the Board. She serves on the advisory boards of Women Business Leaders and DST Healthcare and served on the Health Industry Council Board in Dallas.
Cathy earned her MBA in health care management and insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in news/editorial journalism from Kent State University.
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