by Stephani Simmons
July 3, 2018
John Mathewson is Chief Operating Officer at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association whose members provide health care coverage and related services to hundreds of millions of Americans. In this role, John serves as chief of staff and leads AHIP’s business operations; focus on diversity, equity and inclusion; and strategic planning.
A nationally recognized leader, John has unique experience in leading a variety of health care organizations including health insurance providers, hospital, home care, and trade associations. His expertise includes business, policy, marketing and advocacy, spanning public, private, start up and non-profit companies in Commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. He has also served as a thought leader for social determinants of health, advising many businesses and state leaders.
Before joining AHIP in 2018, John served as interim President & CEO for the DC Primary Care Association. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Strategy & Operations for the HSC Foundation & Health Care System, an integrated health system and health plan for young people with disabilities. John’s career also included leadership roles at CIGNA and Kaiser Permanente as well as chief marketing officer roles for other health plans.
John has served as a Director on corporate, industry and association boards. Most recently he served on the Boards of the DC Primary Care Association, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), and the subsidiary companies of HSC Health Care System. John was named to Fierce Health Care’s 2020 Most Influential Minority Executives. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board for Managed Healthcare Executive magazine.
John earned a Master’s in Health Services Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Howard University.