Leadership committed to better health outcomes.

Board of Directors

The OAHP Board of Directors is made up of representatives from member plans elected by the Delegates. Board members serve three-year terms and the Board elects its officers each year. Ex officio members include the immediate past board chair as well as current chairs of standing committees.

Lori Johnston
Chair
Paramount Health Care
Michelle Stoughton
Vice Chair
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Ami Cole
Treasurer
Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Steven Province
Secretary
Buckeye Health Plan
Michael Avotins
Member
Aetna Inc.
William Epling
Member
SummaCare
Kurt Lewis
Member
UnitedHealthcare of Ohio
Kathie Mancini
Member
Humana
Rob Mullen
Member
AultCare
Dale Block
Member (Ex Officio)
CareSource
Travis Garrison
Member (Ex Officio)
Humana
Stephen Ringel
Member (Ex Officio)
CareSource

Board Member Committees

The OAHP Government Programs Committee is designed especially for those OAHP members who participate in Ohio’s Medicaid or MyCare programs.  Members meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues facing member plans which serve government programs populations and OAHP serves as a liaison between the plans and ODM officials.  The committee allows members the ability to pool resources to hire experts to help develop technical documents to support health plan positions that individual plans alone could not afford to produce.  OAHP also engages the help of an expert actuary to review and work with the state to ensure reimbursement rates for the program are actuarially sound.

The OAHP Legislative and Regulatory Committee provides up-to-date information on proposed new laws and regulations. OAHP works extensively with lawmakers and regulators to promote and advocate for quality health care and access to a variety of affordable health care benefits for all consumers in Ohio and promote public policy that will sustain, improve and strengthen Ohio’s health insurance market.

The OAHP Legislative and Regulatory Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss pending legislation or regulations which may affect the operations of health plans in Ohio.

The OAHP staff also works closely with the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Medicaid, coordinating and providing comments on behalf of member health plans on a wide variety of draft policies. To help foster an ongoing relationship with the regulatory agencies and address areas of interest to member companies, the OAHP Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee serves as a resource to policymakers.

The OAHP Medical Directors Council is made up of Medical Directors from health plans that come together to discuss best medical practices and provide feedback on proposed issues from a medical prospective.