Jared L. Short
President, Regence Health Insurance Services
Jared oversees Regence's health insurance portfolio, meeting the needs of 2.4 million members covered by seven health plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. That includes everything from award-winning service in traditional health plan models to designing innovative new products and services that meet the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Under Jared's leadership, Regence is bringing new tools for customer engagement to help improve member experience, facilitating collaborative partnerships between providers and patients, driving growth for the overall portfolio, and orienting programs to emphasize quality outcomes while minimizing costs.
He oversees areas of the company ranging from Customer Service and Claims Administration to Government Programs and the Federal Employee Program as well as Account Management, Insurance Product Development, the Regence market presidents, Health Care Services, and Regence subsidiaries Healthcare Administrators, Inc., and other regional health plans.
Jared's career with Regence began in 2000, when he joined the company in a Finance division role with cross-functional responsibilities across a variety of divisions, with increasing responsibilities for several years. He moved briefly to BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, where he served as chief marketing and underwriting officer. Jared returned to Regence in 2009 as president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, where he became responsible for Oregon sales, provider contracting, and government and community relations. He has led the overall Regence insurance portfolio since 2011.
Jared serves on the board of directors for the Portland Metropolitan Area Boys & Girls Clubs, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and GNS Healthcare.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and history from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, and Chief Revenue Officer
Over the course of her career, Angela Dowling has designed and implemented creative solutions that align business strategies with consumers' health needs. As chief revenue officer, Angela drives revenue strategies across brands, products and markets by bringing greater integration and accountability and directing the organization to create better health care experiences for consumers.
Angela's leadership has helped position Regence as a trusted advisor to many of Oregon's most respected companies at a time when sound strategic health care decisions are more critical than ever. In her role as Oregon market president, Angela directs and guides the overall performance of the Oregon health plan, including sales, provider contracting, government affairs and community relations.
Prior to coming to Regence in 2012, Angela served at Payne Financial Group, Inc. for 10 years, most notably as chief revenue officer. Ms. Dowling also served in national account sales at United Health Care in New York City, as the business development officer at Hewitt Associates in New York City, and as market vice president at Aetna Health Plans in Philadelphia.
A scholarship athlete in college, Angela received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a member of several industry organizations, including the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and serves on the Oregon Healthcare Leadership Council.
President, Regence BlueShield of Idaho
As President of Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Sean brings a rich skill set to his position and the market. With an extensive background leading local, regional and national-level initiatives, he's widely regarded for his expertise in public policy and business strategy and brings his passion for improving how Americans experience health care to Idaho.
President, Regence BlueShield
Tim has spent the last two decades immersed in the health care industry. From his start as a senior underwriter and account executive, to the front lines as the vice president of sales, up through his current role as president of Regence BlueShield in Washington, Tim's desire is to create more affordable and accountable health care solutions for Washingtonians.
As the Washington market president, Tim is responsible for directing and guiding the overall performance of Regence, including sales, provider contracting, government affairs, and community relations. He takes an inside-out approach to working with employers that starts with understanding their unique needs and then creating solutions that help drive growth and support company culture.
Tim has actively served in his community with a focus on improving health care for Washingtonians and serves on the board of the Washington Health Alliance.
Tim earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business from Ohio University.
President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Jim brings extensive commercial, Medicare and self-funded insurer experience to his position as President of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, the state's first health insurer. In this capacity, Jim is responsible for directing statewide operations and optimizing market performance, while representing and promoting Regence in business and civic arenas throughout the state.
Jim has expansive not-for-profit experience, serving for nearly 16 years as part of the Rocky Mountain Health Plans and CNIC Health Solutions organization. Rocky Mountain Health Plans was the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Colorado. Jim was a chief architect behind acquiring CNIC Health Solutions in 2004 as a way to expand Rocky's product portfolio into the self-funded line of business. Jim then served as CNIC's president and CEO for the past 10 years, growing and expanding CNIC's business in multiple states. Earlier in his career, Jim held leadership roles spanning 15 years with another large health insurance organization as it moved through a series of mergers, starting as Lincoln National before ultimately becoming PacifiCare Health Systems/Secure Horizons.
His responsibilities have included policy planning and implementation as well as direction and coordination of departments and functions including production, pricing, sales, distribution of products, operations and clinical activities, and negotiation and approval of contracts and agreements with provider organizations, suppliers and vendors.
While in Colorado, his community engagements included substantial and active involvement with the American Diabetes Association as well as board service with the JDRF and Ronald McDonald House. He was also a volunteer soccer coach.
Jim and his wife Renee have two daughters.
He's a graduate of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania with a degree in economics and business administration.
Dr. Richard Popiel
Executive Vice President, Health Care Services, and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Richard Popiel serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Regence health plans. As a member of the company's senior executive leadership team, he is responsible for the company's clinical strategy with the goal to improve members' outcomes and the experience they have as health care consumers. Dr. Popiel's responsibilities include oversight for all medical, pharmacy and network activities, as well as all cost stewardship activities.
Dr. Popiel is a nationally recognized health care delivery expert and thought leader coming to Regence from Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey company, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he served as Horizon's Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and as Vice President/Senior Medical Director for The Permanente Company, a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente.
Active in professional organizations advancing consumer-focused health care issues, Dr. Popiel chairs the National Council of Physician and Pharmacy Executives, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association council comprising chief medical and chief pharmacy officers. He also leads the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Group at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and serves on the AHIP board of directors. Additionally, Dr. Popiel serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The George Washington University's Medical Faculty Associates. Previously he served as a member of the Board of Advisors of The George Washington University's School of Medicine.
His philanthropic activities include board membership for the George Washington University Alumni, where he has also been honored as an Outstanding Alumnus. In addition, he is currently the Vice Chair of the Classic Wine Auction, supporting five non-profit partners benefitting children and families.
Dr. Popiel earned a B.S. in biology and his M.D. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed residency training at both the George Washington University Hospital and the Georgetown University Hospital in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He completed a toxicology fellowship at the University of Illinois. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Popiel also holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management