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2019-2020 Certified Healthcare Insurance Executives (CHIE)

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019-2020 on their continued professional success. As part of three decades of ELP/ELP-MD leadership, they have demonstrated a continuing commitment to finding solutions to health care’s most complex challenges and guiding greater health.

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Lilith Anderson
Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Elizabeth Bainter
Vice President, Clinical Quality and Population Health
PacificSource Health Plan
Michalene Bauer
Director, East Coast
Merck & Co., Inc.
Laura Black
Vice President, Population Health Management
Tufts Health Plan
Julie Bunde
Vice President, Product and Market Innovations
HealthPartners, Inc.
Yogendra Bundela
Director, IT Dev-Ops
Allways Health Partners
Anthony Cannon
Senior Manager
Philip Capp, MD
Chief of Payor Relations
Medically Home Group
Alyson Hughes Christian
Director, Medicaid Program Operations
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
Denise Corcoran
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Network Strategy
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
Christopher Deery
Director, Corporate and Financial Investigations
Independence Blue Cross
Anne Carroll Fernandez, MD, MBA
Vice President, Behavioral Health and Medical Integration
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
Brian Finn
Senior Vice President, Patient Services Administration
Elara Caring
Mark Gallo
Specialist Leader, Sales & Service Excellence
Deloitte LLP
Darlene Gerster
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Health Care Service Corporation
Patricia Guerra-Garcia, MD
Vice President, Medical Management and Medical Policy
Independence Blue Cross
Christine Harder
Vice President, Provider Operations
Health Alliance Plan
Valerie Harr
Director, Community Health Enterprise
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Gregory Harris, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Director, Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Lily Higgins, MD
Market Chief Medical Officer, Keystone First & AmeriHealth Caritas PA
AmeriHealth Caritas
Cara Hull
Chief Quality Officer
Stacy James
Lead Executive, Enterprise Data Management & Business Solutions Center
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Brian Janssen
Chief Information Officer, Government Health Administrators
WPS Health Solutions
Luke Johnson
Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Pharmacy Director
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
David Kagan, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Director, Utilization Management
LA Care
Scott Kammer, MD
Medical Director, Clinical & Quality Management
Umesh Kumar
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Decision Support and Data Services
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Erin Lenox
Vice President, National & Major Accounts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Victoria Losinki
Director, Portfolio Strategy and Implementation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Shenna Lucas-Bain
Director, Customer Service
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Jason McCarthy
Senior Vice President, Complex Care
Genoa Healthcare
Derek McFerran
Senior Director, Pharmacy Program
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Amy Miller Bowman
Director, Corporate Public Relations
AmeriHealth Caritas
Stephen Moorehead
Senior Director, Network Performance Improvement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Heather Mullen
Chief Operating Officer
Martin’s Point Health Care
Meaghan O’Malley
Director, Project Management Office
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Joshua Orr
Associate General Counsel, Director of Fraud Prevention and Recovery
Tufts Health Plan
Christine Petruzzo
Director, Product Development/Mgt Marketing
Independence Blue Cross
Jeffrey Pierick
BrownWinick Law Firm
Timothy Price
Chief Process Officer
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Karen Pye
Associate Director, Integrated Account Management
Merck & Co., Inc.
Patrice Reives-Bright, MD
Medical Director, Children’s Behavioral Health
Fidelis Care (a subsidiary of Centene Corporation)
Michael Rodrigues
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Luis Saenz, DO, MBA
Medical Director
Molina Healthcare of Florida
Marlene Sargent
Director, Network Strategy
Allways Health Partners
Lisa Scarfo, MD
Senior Medical Director
Allways Health Partners
Jeffrey Schmitt
Director, Corporate Information Management
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Amin Serehali
Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Leah Shackleton
Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Adam Sharma
Director, Policy & Coverage Programs
San Francisco Health Plan
Joseph Sobel, MD, MPH, MBA
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Senior Products
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Lori Tishler, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Medical Services
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Emily Titsworth
Senior Leader, Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel
MVP Health Care
Niki Vaswani
Vice President
David Weader
Associate Chief Legal Officer and Regulatory Affairs Officer
Geisinger Health Plan
Georgean Wielock
Vice President, Health Plan Operations
UPMC Health Plan
Daniel Willis
Director, Provider Contracting
Tufts Health Plan