Two New Members Join Connect for Health Colorado® Board of Directors

Contact: Monica Caballeros, [email protected]

DENVER – Connect for Health Colorado® Board Chair Adela Flores-Brennan has announced two new members have been named to the board of directors for the state’s health insurance marketplace. “We welcome the depth of healthcare experience these appointments add to our board of directors and the problem-solving skills they bring to our leadership team,” Ms. Flores-Brennan said. “Their backgrounds will provide fresh insight into how we further our mission to improve access, affordability, and choice for Coloradans purchasing health insurance.” New members to the board include:

  • Mike Stahl, the Chief Executive for Hilltop Community Resources of Grand Junction. Hilltop is a nonprofit human services agency serving Western Colorado for more than 65 years. Mr. Stahl is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, Quality Health Network, and MarillacHealth.
  • Dick Thompson, the Executive Director of Quality Health Network, a nonprofit community collaborative based in Grand Junction. It is one of the oldest health information exchanges in the country. It offers an array of data services used by organizations working in healthcare reform, improving care quality, and reducing costs of care. He is a charter board member of Colorado’s Center for Improving Value in Health Care.

The appointees are both named to four-year terms. Board members Steve ErkenBrack, president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountain Health Plans; Jay Norris, an independent health insurance broker and co-founder of Colorado Health Insurance Insider; and Nathan Wilkes, founder and principal consultant of Headstorms, Inc., an IT consulting firm; are leaving the board. Mr. ErkenBrack and Mr. Wilkes were the final remaining members of Connect for Health Colorado’s original board, first appointed in 2011. “We are extremely grateful to the departing board members and their dedicated service to improving the health of Coloradans,” Ms. Flores-Brennan said. The Connect for Health Colorado Board has nine voting members and three ex-officio members. They are appointed by Republican and Democratic leaders in the state Legislature and by the governor. Connect for Health Colorado is awaiting one final appointment to the board of directors.

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.  Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families, and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help, and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters.

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