As Chief Operations Officer, Evolent Care Partners, Jessica is responsible for operations strategy and performance (including clinical operations, payer partnerships, governance and network engagement), for Evolent’s business unit focused on partnerships with independent provider groups/IPAs transitioning to value-based care. During her nearly six years at Evolent, Jessica has led operations and payer partnerships for a 1,000+ provider, a 230,000 life multi-payer Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) and Accountable Care Organization that generated nearly $100M in savings over 5 years. Jessica has also contributed to the implementation of innovative programs and development of best practices across Evolent’s Value-Based Services division.
Prior to joining Evolent, Jessica spent 10 years focused on improving health care quality and adoption of evidence-based medicine, reducing unnecessary costs, establishing strategic partnerships, and driving patient value in various leadership roles with a national provider-led organization and a regional 15-hospital collaborative. Jessica has partnered directly with physicians and other clinicians throughout her career to build effective collaborations, reduce barriers and improve quality of care. She earned her Master of Healthcare Administration and B.A. in Journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.