Chris Palmieri has spent two and a half decades leading publicly funded healthcare organizations and has a passion for providing high-quality care coordination, care delivery, and specialized services that address the spectrum of social determinants of health to low-income individuals and those with significant needs, including seniors and people with disabilities.
Since 2015 as president and chief executive officer, Chris has transformed Commonwealth Care Alliance® into a nationally leading $2 billion health system, which has consistently provided improved health and quality outcomes to its customer base. Chris is also the founder of Winter Street Ventures®, Commonwealth Care Alliance’s start-up accelerator and venture investment subsidiary, and launched a business, called instED®, that provides in-home emergency department services.
Prior to joining Commonwealth Care Alliance, Chris served as CEO of Remedy Partners, a national bundled payment company, headquartered in Darien, Connecticut. Chris also served as president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York CHOICE Health Plans, successfully launching a $2 billion safety-net insurance company offering both Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care products. Additionally, Chris has held senior positions with Amerigroup Corporation, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, and Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care/Mohawk Valley Network.
Chris is currently chair of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association representing 67 nonprofit health plans in 28 states, and chair of the National Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Association, a consortium of leading managed care organizations serving state Medicaid programs and beneficiaries. Chris is also a member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees.