by Jasmine Batchelor
April 10, 2019
President, Cambia Health Foundation; Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Palliative Care Solutions, Cambia Health Solutions
As president of Cambia Health Foundation, Peggy works with a wide range of stakeholders to drive health care transformation that results in better experiences for people and families. Sojourns®, the Foundation’s signature program, promotes palliative care to help people with serious illness and their caregivers live well. Through Healthy People, Healthy Communities, the Foundation invests in whole person care models that address social determinants of health, improve health equity, and empower consumers to take charge of their health and wellbeing.
Under Peggy’s leadership, the Foundation has invested $46M to advance palliative care quality, access and awareness. In 2016, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine recognized the Cambia Health Foundation with its highest honor, a Presidential Citation.
Peggy also oversees Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Compliance and Palliative Care Solutions for Cambia Health Solutions, the Foundation’s parent company. Peggy launched and provides strategic direction for Cambia’s regional health plans’ “Personalized Care Support” program, which includes benefits for palliative care services, as well as specialized case management and resources for family caregivers.
Peggy joined the company in 1997 as an associate general counsel and has held several posts, including chief of staff to the CEO, vice president of Legal Services, and director of Litigation & Risk Management. Previously, Peggy worked as an attorney at Garvey Schubert & Barer.
Peggy was recognized by Portland Monthly magazine as an Extraordinary Board Member in 2017 for her service to the community and leadership of the Cambia Health Foundation. She was honored by Dress for Success Oregon with its Athena Award in 2016, by the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington as a Woman of Distinction in 2015, and by the Portland Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in 2014.
She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and anthropology from Lawrence University and her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She completed an Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2016.