Cathy K. Eddy, WG’92

Cathy K. Eddy retired as Health Plan Alliance President, April 30, 2018. 

Cathy K. Eddy founded and led the Health Plan Alliance for more than 20 years. Formerly known as the HMO Alliance, the organization was started by Cathy in 1996 while she was the Vice President of Managed Care and Clinical Affairs at VHA, Inc. (now known as Vizient). Cathy worked at VHA/Vizient for 25 years, starting in public policy, and later went on to spearhead the organization’s national community health improvement initiatives. She also served as a health policy analyst for the 1992 Ross Perot presidential campaign. 

Cathy is a current member of the Board of Trustees for both Health First Health Plan and the Health First Health System, in Rockledge, Fla. She recently served on the Presbyterian Health Plan Board in Albuquerque, NM, where she also chaired the Quality Committee of the Board. She serves on the advisory boards for Women Business Leaders (WBL) and DST Healthcare, and served on the Health Industry Council Board in Dallas. 

Cathy’s retirement celebration was held Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Irving, Texas. Please contact Nicole Terranella, Health Plan Alliance director of marketing and communications, to send a congratulatory message to Cathy. 

Contact Nicole Terranella at:
Director, Marketing and Communications
[email protected] 

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