Press Release

Cheryl Scott, President and CEO of Group Health Cooperative, elected chair of board of Alliance of Community Health Plans


Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) elected Cheryl Scott, president and CEO of Group Health Cooperative (Seattle, Washington), as chair at its meeting in January.

“I am delighted to turn the chair over to Ms. Scott,” noted Art Goshin, MD, president and CEO of Excellus-Univera Healthcare (Buffalo, New York), who has served as chair for five years.  “The entire board looks forward to her leadership.”

Ms. Scott said, “It is an honor to follow Art Goshin as chair. ACHP’s mission is especially important today, as our nation struggles with affordable, accessible and quality health care. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board and the staff in continuing to pursue ACHP’s mission of promoting the highest standards of health care quality and health improvement.”

The board also elected Eric Schultz, President and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan (Worcester, Massachusetts), as Vice-Chair, and David Abernethy, Senior Vice President of HIP of New York, as Secretary / Treasurer. 

“The ACHP board and members exemplify the best of health care in America,” commented Jack Ebeler, President and CEO of ACHP.  “The staff is very proud to carry out the vision and direction that they set for the organization.  Art Goshin has been a wonderful chair for the organization, and we all look forward to Cheryl Scott’s leadership.”

ACHP is composed of a select group of innovative health plans and providers focused on providing quality care and coverage in their communities.  The members are:  Fallon Community Health Plan (Worcester, Massachusetts); Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin); Group Health Cooperative (Seattle, Washington); Health Alliance Medical Plans (Urbana, Illinois); Health Alliance Plan (Detroit, Michigan); HIP Health Plan of New York (New York, New York); HealthPartners (Minneapolis, Minnesota); Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and The Permanente Federation (Oakland, California and multi-state); M·Plan (Indianapolis, Indiana); and Excellus-Univera Healthcare (Buffalo, New York).


(Note to editors: to arrange an interview with Ms. Scott, please call Lee Tucker Therriault—Group Health Cooperative—at 206-448-6135.)