America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has added three new leaders to its executive team.
Keith Fontenot joins as executive vice president of policy and strategy. He will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of public policies that create a more consumer-centric health care system. Fontenot is said to be an expert on issues that include Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, and care management and improvement. Fontenot joins AHIP from Hooper Lundy & Bookman, a health law firm, where he was managing director of government relations and public policy.
Elizabeth Goodman joins as executive vice president of government affairs and innovation. She will be responsible for federal and state affairs and state policy, as well as AHIP’s health care innovation and clinical quality team. Goodman has more than 20 years of experience in health care law, policy, clinical quality, and operations. She joins AHIP from MassHealth, the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program for the state of Massachusetts, where she was chief of long term services and supports. Prior to that, she led public policy and government affairs for WellCare Health Plans.
Finally, John Mathewson joined as chief operating officer in June 2018, responsible for the association’s business and operational strategies. Mathewson has nearly 30 years of experience in managed care leadership, including Medicaid, and he has held senior roles for several health plans, hospitals, home care organizations, and trade associations. Before joining AHIP, Mathewson was interim president and CEO for the DC Primary Care Association.
“AHIP is committed to fighting for health care and coverage that works for every patient and consumer,” said Matt Eyles, president and CEO of AHIP. “The extensive experience and expertise that Keith, Elizabeth, and John bring to AHIP will help us deliver what every American deserves: lower costs, better coverage, better care, and more personalized control.”
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