ACHP Board of Directors

ACHP is governed by a board of directors. The board comprises the chief executives of our 22 member organizations or their designees, along with four medical directors chosen among our plans. In addition to its governance responsibilities, the board serves as an executive forum for discussing topics such as innovations in health care and national health care policy.

PATRICIA RICHARDS
President and Chief Executive Officer
SelectHealth
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chair, ACHP Board of Directors

JOHN BENNETT, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
Albany, New York
Vice Chair, ACHP Board of Directors

SCOTT ARMSTRONG
President and Chief Executive Officer
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Washington

ANTHONY BARRUETA
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
For Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, California

MARY BRAINERD
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthPartners
Minneapolis, Minnesota

JULIE BRUSSOW
Chief Executive Officer
Security Health Plan
Marshfield, Wisconsin

JOAN BUDDEN
President and Chief Executive Officer
Priority Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan

MICHAEL CROPP, M.D., M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Independent Health
Buffalo, New York

JIM EPPEL
President and Chief Executive Officer
UCare
Minneapolis, Minneapolis

STEVE ERKENBRACK
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Grand Junction, Colorado

THOMAS FOELS, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Independent Health
Buffalo, New York

BRANDON FRYAR
President
Presbyterian Health Plan
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MICHAEL GALLAGHER
President and Chief Executive Officer
AvMed
Miami, Florida

JOHN HOGAN
President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital Health Plan
Tallahassee, Florida

DIANE HOLDER
President and Chief Executive Officer
UPMC Health Plan
President, Insurance Services Division
Executive Vice President, UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

DAVID HOWES, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Martin’s Point Health Care
Portland, Maine
Treasurer, ACHP Board of Directors

ERIC HUNTER
Chief Executive Officer
CareOregon
Portland, Oregon

MARK HUTH, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

JEFFREY INGRUM
Chief Executive Officer
Scott & White Health Plan
Temple, Texas

SHARON LEVINE, M.D.
Director and Senior Advisor for Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Professional Development
The Permanente Federation
Oakland, California

FRANK LUCIA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dean Health Plan
Madison, Wisconsin

NANCY VAN VESSEM, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Capital Health Plan
Tallahassee, Florida

STEVE YOUSO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Geisinger Health Plan
Danville, Pennsylvania

CECI CONNOLLY, ex officio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Community Health Plans
Washington, D.C.