ACAP Elects Four to its Board of Directors 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jeff Van Ness, (202) 204-7515, 


RICHMOND, Va.— The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) today announced the election of four health plan leaders to its Board of Directors.  

Patrick Curran, CEO of Health Plan of San Mateo (Calif.), was elected as chair of ACAP’s Medicare and MLTSS Committee.  

At-large members of the Board elected today include Emma DeVito, CEO of VillageCareMAX (N.Y.); Sylvia Kelly, CEO of Community Health Network of Connecticut; and Doug Wirth, CEO of Amida Care (N.Y.). 

“I’m delighted to welcome these four distinguished safety net leaders to ACAP’s Board of Directors for the next two years,” said Margaret A. Murray, CEO, ACAP. “Our Board takes an active role in setting the Association’s strategic direction and overarching goals, and the track record of leadership, experience and innovation that all four bring is unmatched.  

With the election, the Board is now composed thusly:  

  • Christopher D. Palmieri, Commonwealth Care Alliance (Mass.), Chair 
  • Leanne Berge, Community Health Plan of Washington, Vice Chair 
  • Kathy Pettway, Priority Partners (Md.), Treasurer 
  • Eric Hunter, CareOregon, Secretary 
  • Michael Schrader, Central California Alliance for Health, Medicaid Policy Committee Chair 
  • Mark Rakowski, Chorus Community Health Plans, Quality and Operations Committee Chair 
  • Patrick Curran, Health Plan of San Mateo, Medicare and MLTSS Committee Chair 
  • Peter Marino, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Marketplace Policy Committee Chair 
  • Chad Westover, University of Utah Health Plans, Strategic Communications Committee Chair 
  • Emma DeVito, VillageCareMAX, at-large 
  • Sylvia Kelly, Community Health Network of Connecticut, at-large 
  • Doug Wirth, Amida Care, at-large 
  • John Lovelace, UPMC for You, Former Chair 

Learn more about ACAP’s Board of Directors and Membership Council at 

About ACAP:
ACAP represents 80 health plans, which collectively provide health coverage to more than 25 million people. Safety Net Health Plans serve their members through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other publicly-sponsored health programs. For more information, visit 

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