Ceci Connolly is president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), the trade association for nonprofit, community health plans. Connolly is a passionate advocate for a community-based approach to health care and for greater access to care through telehealth and advanced practice providers. Formerly a national correspondent for The Washington Post and a leader at international consulting firm PwC, Ms. Connolly provides a comprehensive perspective on the American health care system from the everyday struggles of physicians and patients to the intricacies of health care politics.
In her current role, she works with some of the most innovative executives in the health sector to provide high-quality, affordable care to all. She is a leading thinker in the disruptive forces reshaping our health system and has been a trusted adviser to c-suite executives. Well-versed in a variety of areas pertinent to business today, she is an expert on communications, leadership coaching, crisis management and the Washington regulatory process.
She is the first non-physician to receive the prestigious Mayo Clinic Plummer Society award for promoting deeper understanding of science and medicine and is a founding member of Women of Impact (WOI) for Healthcare.