Praveen Thadani, President, Priority Health

Praveen Thadani


Priority Health welcomes Praveen Thadani as the company’s new president, effective in early January 2021. 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.
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Christopher Crook

Senior Vice President, Information Services & Chief Information Officer

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.

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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.

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Michael Jasperson

Senior Vice President, Provider Network

Jasperson leads the direction of provider network development, reimbursement and performance, value-based payments, provider service and provider data management services. His other areas of expertise include strategic planning, marketing, sales and product development.

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Mary Anne Jones

Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations

Jones’ responsibilities include financial planning and reporting, project value and benefit realization, claims payment and integrity, group enrollment fulfillment and billing services and member service operations. Under her leadership, she has achieved high efficiencies and reliability of insurance operations.

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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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Jian Yu

Senior Vice President, Advanced Analytics & Chief Actuary

In Yu’s role, she oversees actuarial services, medical economics and advanced analytics functions. She is responsible for pricing strategy, health care trend analytics and business intelligence for all products.

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