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President & CEO, Commonwealth Care Association
Chris Palmieri has spent two and a half decades leading publicly funded healthcare organizations and has a passion for providing high-quality care coordination and care delivery and specialized services that address the spectrum of social determinants of health to low income individuals and those with significant needs, including seniors and people with disabilities.
Since 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris has transformed Commonwealth Care Alliance into a national leading $2 billion health system, which has consistently provided improved health and quality outcomes to its customer base. Chris is also the founder of Winter Street Ventures®, Commonwealth Care Alliance’s start-up accelerator and venture investment subsidiary, and launched a business that provides in-home emergency department services, called instED®.
Prior to joining Commonwealth Care Alliance, Chris served as CEO of Remedy Partners, a national bundled payment company, headquartered Darien, Connecticut. Chris also served as President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York CHOICE Health Plans, successfully launching a $2 billion safety-net insurance company offering both Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care products. Additionally, Chris has held senior positions with Amerigroup Corporation, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, and Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care/Mohawk Valley Network.
Chris is currently Chair of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association representing 67 nonprofit health plans in 28 states, and Chair of the National Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Association, a consortium of leading managed care organizations serving state Medicaid programs and beneficiaries. He is also currently Chair of the Board of LifePod, a remote patient monitoring and Winter Street Ventures portfolio company, and serves as the independent director and Chair of the Board of Healthify.