Cathy K. Eddy

Cathy K. Eddy

Strategic Advisory Board member

Founder, Health Plan Alliance (retired)

Cathy Eddy is the founder of the Health Plan Alliance (HPA), an organization dedicated to fostering enhanced collaboration, better quality healthcare, and enterprise-wide innovation for provider-sponsored and independent health plans. During her tenure as president, the HPA saw a period of significant growth, expanding from its eight initial members to over fifty. Retiring as president of the HPA in April 2018, Cathy continues to serve on several board and advisory roles, where she utilizes her industry expertise to tackle the challenges of healthcare reform, provider ownership, governance, and future direction. Cathy holds an MBA in health care management and insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where her mentor program for healthcare management graduate students has continued for over 25 years.

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Wheeler Coleman

Wheeler Coleman

Strategic Advisory Board member

CEO and Executive Partner, EC-United

Wheeler Coleman is CEO and Executive Partner at EC-United, a boutique IT consulting firm specializing in delivering innovative solutions that transform businesses. Prior to his CEO role, Wheeler was a two-time CIO and former CTO of the nation’s fourth-largest health insurance company where he spent 25-plus years on the management team. Throughout his career in the health payer industry, Wheeler has built a reputation for transforming business and simplifying IT to meet business needs, driving optimum bottom-line returns, reducing costs, minimizing inefficiencies, improving capabilities, building high-performance teams, and integrating emerging technology strategically for long-term growth. Wheeler is an MBA graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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Amanda Fox

Amanda Fox

Strategic Advisory Board member

Healthcare and Insurance Practice Partner, Spencer Stuart (retired)

Before her professional retirement, Amanda Fox was a partner with Spencer Stuart’s global Healthcare and Insurance practices and led the firm’s insurance industry search efforts. Amanda led a number of confidential CEO succession assignments for most of the top insurance companies and partnered with one of the largest national payers to restructure the senior leadership team following a CEO succession. She worked with regional and local health plans, specialty firms, and with new subsectors emerging as a result of U.S. healthcare reform. Amanda holds a B.A. in political science from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) and sits on the advisory committee of the Society of Actuaries.

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Michael Cotton

Michael Cotton

Strategic Advisory Board member

CEO, Providence Health Plan

Mike Cotton joined Providence Health Plan as chief executive officer in 2015. With more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare, Mike provides strategic leadership for Providence Health Plan’s commercial, self-funded, Medicare, and Medicaid programs. Prior, Mike was vice president and chief operating officer for Humana and held executive management roles with Evolent Health and Alere Health. In addition, Mike has led provider sponsored health plans affiliated with University Hospitals Health System and Premier Health System. Mike graduated from Cleveland State University, earning an MBA in healthcare administration, and holds a certificate of executive healthcare management from Case Western Reserve University.

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