Lisa Wright

President and CEO, Community Health Choice

Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright is president and chief executive officer of Community Health Choice, Inc., (Community), a managed care organization that offers a mix of state-run and commercial plans to a cross-section of the population in the largest metropolitan area in Texas.

At Community, she oversees a portfolio of Medicaid, Medicare D-SNP, and Health Insurance Marketplace products, and under her visionary leadership, the organization’s membership has grown to over 550,000 for the first time in history.

Appointed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Wright led Community and its members through one of the most trying times in health care. An advocate for equitable access to quality care in underserved communities, Ms. Wright’s progressive leadership and forward-thinking insights have informed healthcare policies and decision-making for government programs throughout the state of Texas.

Under her leadership, she has transformed Community into a vibrant, growing organization of more than 800 employees at three locations, two in Houston and one in Beaumont.

Her accomplishments were recently recognized by “Modern Healthcare,” which named her as one of 2022’s Top Diversity Leader in Healthcare.

Ms. Wright is committed to social responsibility. She serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, works with foster and adopted children, and mentors emerging leaders. As a proud graduate of Boys and Girls Clubs, Ms. Wright knows the crucial importance of cultural role models, as well as the power of providing children with safe places to learn, grow, and thrive. Furthermore, she expanded Community’s robust, corporate, social-responsibility program, which includes philanthropic donations and volunteer work in partnership with over 130 community-based organizations addressing social determinants of health.

Prior to becoming CEO of Community, Ms. Wright served as the north region president of Medicare for WellCare, where she directed and led the execution of Medicare business strategies and operational plans for seven states. Prior to WellCare, she held several positions at United Healthcare, most recently leading the Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP), Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP), and Nursing Facilities (NF) lines of business in Texas. Among her achievements are being responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction that led to double-digit growth, increased STARS performance, risk-adjustment optimization, and operational excellence, as well as improved member, provider, and employee satisfaction.

Additionally, Ms. Wright held leadership roles in which she was accountable for TANF, CHIP, and LTC programs in various states. Before working at United Healthcare, Ms. Wright worked for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Medicaid division.

In addition to completing the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Wright was invited to participate in management and executive development programs at Centene/WellCare and United Healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

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