Healthcare Leader Named to Connect for Health Colorado® Board

Contact: Luke Clarke 720-496-2545, [email protected]

DENVER – Annie Lee, an executive with Children’s Hospital and longtime healthcare leader in Colorado, joins the Connect for Health Colorado® Board of Directors following her appointment by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Ms. Lee comes to the board with extensive experience with health insurance assistance programs in Colorado and nationally. The appointment is to a term that runs to July 1, 2022, filling an opening created by the resignation of Denise M. O’Leary.

Ms. Lee is the executive director of Community Health and Medicaid Strategies and Programs at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has worked with Medicaid and subsidy programs at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing as well as with Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

“We’re excited to welcome Annie to our Board,” said Board Chair Adela Flores-Brennan. “Her deep experience in healthcare and extending coverage to Coloradans with difficulty affording health insurance will serve us well in achieving our mission to increase access, affordability and choice in our state for individuals, families and small businesses.”

Ms. Lee graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Political Science and earned a Juris Doctorate from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.

The Connect for Health Colorado Board has nine voting members and three ex-officio members.

About Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace.  It opened for business on Oct. 1, 2013, for individuals, families and small employers to compare and buy health insurance and is the only place to apply for financial help in the form of tax credits to help lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access free, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers, community-based Health Coverage Guides or Application Counselors. For more information: