Community engagement is a top priority for Connect for Health Colorado. Connect for Health Colorado staff and Board members have worked with a broad community of stakeholders to design and implement a new health insurance marketplace to best serve Coloradans and fulfill the vision of Senate Bill 11-200. Stakeholders and members of the public participate in Board Advisory Groups to inform policy and operational decisions, design communication and outreach strategies and establish partnerships to achieve shared goals for improving the health of our communities. Board and Advisory Group meetings are open to the public.

Board Topics

Connect for Health Colorado Annual Report 2013

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Connect for Health Colorado was appointed in compliance with Senate Bill 11-200, passed by the General Assembly in 2011. The Board meets monthly to discuss and vote on a range of issues related to the establishment and operation of the marketplace. Board members also participate in six Board Committees. Board meetings are held in open session.

Contact the Board at board@connectforhealthco.com.

Board Chair
Sharon O’Hara, Executive Vice President
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Colorado-Wyoming Chapter

Board Vice-Chair
Arnold Salazar, Executive Director
Colorado Health Partnerships, LLC

Board Secretary
Mike Fallon, MD
North Colorado Medical Center

Richard Betts, Owner
ASAP Accounting & Payroll, Inc.

Ellen Daehnick
Helliemae’s

Steve ErkenBrack, President
Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Eric Grossman, President and CEO
NextHealth Technologies

Gretchen Hammer, Executive Director
Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved

Nathan Wilkes, Founder and Principal Consultant
Headstorms, Inc.

Ex-Officio (non-voting members)

Susan Birch, RN, MBA, Executive Director
Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing

Kevin Patterson, Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer
Office of Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper

Marguerite Salazar, Commissioner of Insurance
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies