Chief Strategy Officer

The Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) seeks a visionary Chief Strategy Officer to join this unique, mission-driven health plan, and spearhead collaborative efforts to better serve the needs of communities across Washington State. The new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) will partner with CHPW’s CEO and other senior leaders to identify and cultivate innovative ventures that benefit Washington’s network of community health centers (Community Health Network of Washington, CHNW) and the people who receive care there. As one of only five managed care organizations (MCOs) contracted with the Washington State Health Care Authority for Medicaid, and the only not-for-profit, regional based MCO, CHPW takes its responsibility to the community seriously by embedding the values of health equity and whole-person care in all programming and decision-making. The new CSO will enact these values by leveraging connections to community health centers and other community partners and stakeholders to identify needs and support the creation of programs and initiatives to address them. The new CSO will also take the lead in steering CHPW’s approach to Medicaid procurement activities and other business development and innovation opportunities.

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) has been providing quality health care to Washington families since 1992. Established by a consortium of Washington’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, CHPW emerged as the state’s inaugural nonprofit managed care plan. Its founding mission aimed to extend healthcare access to underserved communities while simultaneously channeling surplus back into community health centers to support those communities. CHPW offers three plans: Apple Health (Washington’s Medicaid program), Medicare Advantage, and Cascade Select (the public option program).

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned healthcare leader with a record of effectively serving communities that receive Medicaid and Medicare benefits; experience in a managed care organization or similar setting; and alignment with the mission, governance and collaborative processes of Community Health Plan of Washington and the network of community health centers it serves. The role requires a robust understanding of provider financing, healthcare policy and reform, and the skill and emotional intelligence to navigate matrixed environments. We seek a collaborative leader who will be an insightful and strategic partner to CHPW’s CEO and other senior leaders, guiding the organization in setting priorities and evaluating new and ongoing initiatives to deliver managed care services to meet the needs of communities, and make managed care participation beneficial to providers.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive experience within a managed care or related healthcare organization including at least ten (10) years in senior leadership roles. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in a healthcare-related discipline is desirable.

The compensation for this position is targeted at $375,000-$425,000, including an annual incentive plan and an excellent benefits package.

For a detailed description of the position and organization, please view our LEADERSHIP PROFILE. We welcome and appreciate referrals. Interested parties should send resume and letter of interest to: To learn more, please contact Lida Junghans, PhD ( or Myranne Janoff at 781.938.1975

All contact with our office will remain confidential.

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