Board and Advisory Group meetings are open to the public. Please see All Upcoming Meetings for up-to-date meeting announcements.

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 of Directors

The Board of Directors of Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace 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.

Board Chair

Lorez Meinhold, Sr. Policy Director
Keystone Policy Center

Board Vice-Chair

Marc Reece, Senior Director, State Government Affairs,
Western Region, Aetna

Board Chair-Elect

Annie Lee, Chief Executive Officer
Colorado Access

Board Secretary

Mike Stahl, Chief Executive Officer
Hilltop Community Resources

Board Members

Mara Baer, Founder & President
AgoHealth, LLC

Christy Blakely, Executive Director
Family Voices of Colorado

Patrick Gordon, President
Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Allison Neswood, Staff Attorney
Native American Rights Fund

Dick Thompson, Executive Director
Quality Health Network

Ex-Officio (non-voting members)

Elisabeth Arenales, Senior Advisor for Health
Governor Polis’ Office

Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Mike Conway, Commissioner of Insurance
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Contact the Board at [email protected]