Praveen Thadani, President, Priority Health

Praveen Thadani


Thadani’s 25-year health care career includes experience managing consumer, commercial and government health plan products. Thadani brings a passion for transforming the industry along with a successful background in services and programs that manage medical cost, development of value-based provider programs, new product development, plan innovation and unique market programs. Learn more.
Joyce Chan Russell

Joyce Chan Russell

Senior Vice President, Government Markets

Chan Russell oversees the individual, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid markets for the company. Her responsibilities include driving bold growth, managing profit and loss, partnering with industry and government stakeholders, and delivering on quality and operational goals—all in alignment with Priority Health's overarching effort to transform health care.
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Christopher Crook

Senior Vice President, Information Services

Crook leads all teams within information services, including application development, software quality assurance, client technology and domain architecture, including teams that work on optimizing Priority Health’s technology assets.

Nate Foco

Nathan Foco

Vice President, Marketing & Customer Experience

Foco has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, including numerous leadership positions in marketing and analytics. He has led the progressive understanding of key customer segments at Priority Health and helps to quantify key customer perceptions through consumer analytics.

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James Forshee, M.D.

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Forshee leads clinical and pharmacy programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies. He also steers strategic planning to further Priority Health’s mission of improving health, enhancing patient experience and effectively managing cost.

Nick Gates

Nick Gates

Senior Vice President, Finance

Gates oversees all of Priority Health’s finances, strategic planning, investments, medical economics, accounting and auditor relationships. He has more than 21 years of finance and accounting experience and has served as a member of the Priority Health finance team since 2004.

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Michael Jasperson

Senior Vice President, Provider Network & Health Plan Operations

Jasperson leads the direction of the organization’s provider networks and operations. His responsibilities include provider network development, overseeing reimbursement and performance, implementing value-based arrangements, and advancing automation, quality and training to deliver a seamless consumer experience. Other areas of expertise include supporting large-scale efforts that require collaboration and operational readiness.

Brian Krupiczewicz

Brian Krupiczewicz

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Krupiczewicz is responsible for development and execution of our people strategy. He has more than 27 years of experience in the human resources industry. His areas of expertise include employee relations, benefits, change management, human resources operations and shared services, among others.

Megan Schmidt

Megan Schmidt

Senior Vice President, Employer Solutions

Schmidt leads the organization’s commercial insurance line of business that serves small and large companies across Michigan. Her areas of expertise include driving growth and unique solutions, building high-performing teams, and creating strong relationships with Priority Health clients. Schmidt also oversees the organization’s strategic alliance with Cigna, which offers Priority Health members access to the company’s national network of providers when they travel outside of Michigan.

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Kimberly Thomas

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Thomas leads the organization’s legal, corporate compliance, enterprise risk management and corporate governance strategies as well as participating in corporate strategy.

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