General Manager, Government Programs
Kat leads the growth, finance and operations of Government Programs, with accountability for overall performance of the company's Medicare and Federal Employee Programs (FEP) lines of business and other government contracts. This includes oversight of our risk adjustment and Stars area, which supports both Medicare and the Individual market and collaborates closely with our clinical and provider teams. She is an executive liaison with external agencies such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), FEP Director's Office, and AHIP.
She came to Regence in 2017 with rich career experience built around health plans – commercial and government programs, everything from finance to network to medical economics. Before joining Regence, Kat served as the central region president for Humana. She led membership growth and revenue optimization efforts within their Medicare Advantage business and oversaw risk adjustment, Stars, medical management, and value-based provider agreements. She also held executive roles at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in New York, managing Claims, Customer Service, Membership, and provider network strategy and development.
Kat began her career in finance and received bachelor's degrees in accounting and finance at Houston Baptist University. Her master's degree is in strategic leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College in New York.