Leadership

Chair

Jill Hummel currently holds the position of president for the Connecticut Plan. In this role, she is responsible for the management of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s local group and individual business, including sales, account management, provider relations and contracting, underwriting and product delivery, as well as executing tenets of the Affordable Care Act and maintaining strong customer relationships. In addition, she is responsible for the development of Anthem’s long-term strategic direction and collaborating with local and state elected officials and thought leaders to improve the health of Connecticut residents.

Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Hummel held the position of vice president of Payment Innovation for Anthem, Inc., parent company of Anthem. In this position, she was accountable for developing provider payment and delivery models that reward and support improvements in health care quality, patient safety, health outcomes, health status and access, while reducing the unnecessary cost associated with today’s fragmented health care system. Her team also supported the design of WellPoint’s complementary transparency programs that make cost and quality information available to physicians and their patients.  

Ms. Hummel joined Anthem in 2007 as vice president, Provider Engagement and Contracting for WellPoint’s Northeast Markets (New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine). In this capacity, she was responsible for the management of the provider network, including implementation of innovative payment and healthcare delivery models with participating physicians and providers.

Before joining Anthem, she worked for UnitedHealthcare (2001 – 2007) in a variety of capacities including, most recently, as the Northeast Regional Vice President for Network Management. Ms. Hummel also served as the vice president for Hospital Network Management for UnitedHealth Networks and, prior to that, as the chief operating officer of UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, Inc.

Ms. Hummel currently serves on the board of directors and is the vice chair-elect for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a nationally recognized thought leader in promoting health care transformation. She also serves on the board of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut.   

She started her professional career as a practicing attorney specializing in healthcare law. During her 17-year legal career, she represented physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as payers, through both in-house legal positions and as outside legal counsel. Ms. Hummel received her law degree from Washington University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.

Immediate Past Board Chair

Douglas Henley, MD, FAAFP is Chair of PCPCC's Board and Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents more than 120,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. Prior to AAFP, Dr. Henley was in private practice for 20 years in his hometown of Hope Mills, NC. He is a founding member of the Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Steering Committee and serves on the steering committee of the Center for Payment Reform. Henley served as a commissioner on the American Health Information Community. In this capacity he served as co-chair of the Personalized Healthcare Workgroup. Dr. Henley also was an inaugural commissioner of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. An AAFP physician member since 1973, Dr. Henley was elected to the AAFP Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997, serving as chair from 1993 to 1994 and 1996 to 1997, and as president from 1995 to 1996.

Dr. Henley’s many past appointments include serving on the editorial boards of Family Practice News and Journal of Family Practice; the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel; the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Technology, Insurance and the Health Care System; and as a member of the board of directors of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Dr. Henley holds an MD from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the university’s family medicine residency program. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ann Greiner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). In this role, she is responsible for leading the overall organizational strategy, managing a high-functioning internal team, and fostering multi-stakeholder strategic partnerships.  At a critical time in U.S. health policy, Ann directs PCPCC’s policy agenda, working across a diverse stakeholder group of more than 70 executive member organizations to advance an effective and efficient health care system built on the strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH).

Prior to leading PCPCC, she served as Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Quality Forum where she increased the visibility and influence of NQF on Capitol Hill, served as Deputy Director at the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies of Medicine, and held leadership positions at NCQA and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Ann has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 17. Steiner Hayward was first appointed to the chamber on January 5, 2012, to replace Senator Suzanne Bonamici, who resigned on November 21, 2011. She currently serves as majority whip. 

Senator Hayward has been a strong primary care leader, and was the sponsor of Oregon Senate Bill 934 - Relating to payments for primary care; creating new provisions; and amending ORS.

Steiner Hayward previously served as assistant majority leader from 2013 to 2015. She was appointed by a vote of the local county commissioners, narrowly edging out Rep. Chris Harker for the seat.

Steiner-Hayward earned her B.A. in Religion in the Humanities from the University of Chicago in 1985 and her M.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. Her professional experience includes being the Direction of the Breast Health Education Program at the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute, working as an Associate Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University and as a Reviewer for the Annals of Family Medicine.

 

Michael Thompson is the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance), an association of approximately 50 regional coalitions collectively supporting over 12,000 healthcare purchasers providing health coverage to more than 45 million Americans. The National Alliance helps to lead improvements in health, wellbeing and value for our companies and communities across the country.

Prior to joining the National Alliance, Mike was a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 20 years. Thompson is a nationally recognized thought leader for business health strategies and health system reform. He has worked with major employers and other stakeholders on sustainable cost reduction, integrated health, wellness and consumerism, retiree health, private health exchanges and health reform. Known for developing and promoting collaborative cross-sector health industry initiatives, Mike participated on the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s “Working towards Wellness” initiative and co-founded the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC). Prior to PwC, Mike served as an executive with diverse roles with Prudential Healthcare for over 17 years.

Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, serving on the Health Practice Council, and chairs the Medicare Sub-Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA). He is also widely recognized as a leading national advocate for mental health and wellbeing and was Past President of the New York City chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Mike previously was an active member of the board of the Northeast Business Group on Health for 11 years.

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