2020 Toasting Union Settlement Honoree
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pat joined Healthfirst as president and CEO in 2008 and has led the company through its transformation into the largest not-for-profit health insurer in New York State and one that consistently ranks as one of the best in quality. Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored insurance company whose business model since inception has fully deployed comprehensive value-based payment approaches in order to align healthcare delivery with insurance coverage functions.
Pat serves as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payment policy, and is on the boards of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the New York Health Plan Association. She is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan, non-profit civic organization focused on the well-being of future New Yorkers and is an appointee to different New York State commissions focused on insurance and healthcare.
Earlier in her career, Pat clerked for the Honorable Whitman Knapp, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, and practiced health law at Kalkines, Arky, Zall and Bernstein. She is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law, where she received her J.D. degree, cum laude.
She has lived in Yugoslavia, Taiwan, and China and is a longtime resident of New York City.