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Maria Ferrera

Vice President, Consulting and Data Science

Maria Ferrera leads BHI’s Consulting and Data Science team. The Consulting and Data Science team combines the power of the BHI data with strong business acumen and analytics expertise to support, help clients evaluate the effectiveness of their healthcare strategies and to identify opportunities for quality improvement.

Maria has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to joining BHI, she was an independent healthcare consultant for 6 years and previously held leadership positions at organizations, including Anthem, Towers Perrin Watson, and AON Hewitt. Her focus has been on using data and analytics to drive the healthcare strategy for large employers.

Maria has a Master of Arts in Psychology, focusing on research methodology and statistics, from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University.

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
Swati Abbott
Chief Executive Officer
Alan Spiro
Senior VP, Strategy & Growth, Chief Medical Officer
Mary Henderson
Senior VP, Product Strategy and Innovation
Maria Ferrera
Vice President, Consulting and Data Science
Deb Pearson
Vice President, Human Resources & Operations
David King
Vice President, Information Technology & Data Management
Charles Allison
Vice President, Finance
Garret Hargrave
Vice President and General Counsel
BOARD OF MANAGERS
Swati Abbott
CEO, BHI
Curtis Barnett
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Steve Betts
Health Care Service Corporation
Dow Briggs, M.D.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Patrick Getzen
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Tricia Keith
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Robert J. Kolodgy
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Brian Pieninck
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Deborah L. Rice-Johnson
Highmark Health Plan, Highmark Inc.