Joan Henneberry is a Vice President supporting colleagues in multiple Health Management Associates (HMA) offices across the country, and working with government, and private sector clients to implement state and federal health reform programs; developing new business models and partnerships that allow specialty providers to be part of new networks and new service delivery approaches; and assisting healthcare organizations with market assessments and business planning. For decades her career within government and with private sector partners has focused on improving the performance of publicly financed health care programs.
From 2007 to 2011, Joan served on the cabinet of Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., as the executive director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the state agency responsible for public health insurance programs including Medicaid and CHP+. She was the senior health policy advisor to the governor, developing and implementing policies and programs that expanded the availability of public health insurance programs for the state of Colorado. Between 1997 and 2004, Joan held several positions at the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C., including director of health policy.
Joan has a master’s degree in management from Regis University, and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government in 2008. Joan was the 2011 recipient of the John Iglehart Award