Better Innovation through Strong Leadership
Cambia Health Solutions’ forward-thinking, innovative leadership team has a vast amount of experience in the health care industry, coming from a variety of disciplines and organizations across the United States. Together, they focus on the Cambia Cause to transform health care and create a person-focused, economically sustainable system.
The Cambia Leadership Team
Jared L. Short
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jared Short is president and chief executive officer of Cambia Health Solutions, a tax-paying, not-for-profit health care company dedicated to making the health care experience easier and lives better.
He is building on Cambia’s legacy of being a trusted health care company for more than 100 years, facilitating collaborative partnerships between providers and patients and strategically investing in like-minded companies through Echo Health Ventures to meet the needs of the 3.4 million people served through Cambia’s regional health plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Before becoming CEO in 2021, Short drove innovation and performance across the organization as president and chief operating officer. His career at Cambia began in 1999 when he joined the company in a finance role. He left briefly to join BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, where he served as chief marketing and underwriting officer. In 2009, Short returned to Cambia as president of its health plan in Oregon and has been in leadership at Cambia since.
Short is on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area. He also serves on the board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Prime Therapeutics, Echo Health Ventures and Oregon Business Council. Short serves as chair of the board of directors for TriWest Healthcare Alliance and is on the board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Willamette University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Health Services Officer
Tonya Adams leads the development, advancement and implementation of Cambia’s clinical capabilities across all of the company’s regional health plans and manages the total cost of care for health plan members.
A seasoned health care executive, Tonya has 20 years of health plan business and operational experience. Before joining Cambia in 2019 as the senior vice president of customer experience and operations, she held senior leadership positions with Molina Healthcare, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare and Anthem.
Tonya brings a long history of community service. She currently serves on the boards of the American Heart Association and the Cambia Health Foundation. Additionally, she was part of a White House initiative in 2021 to help increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable populations. In 2022, Tonya was honored as one of the Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence.
Tonya holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
John W. Attey
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
As executive vice president and chief legal officer, John Attey provides leadership and direction to the departments responsible for the legal and related affairs of Cambia and its subsidiary companies. His responsibilities also include compliance, privacy, ethics, fraud, public affairs and policy, benefit contracts and records management.
Prior to Cambia, John held executive positions at Swiss Re Group, GE Insurance Solutions and other divisions of General Electric. He was also an attorney with Garvey, Schubert & Barer in Seattle early in his career. He is admitted to practice law in Washington, Oregon, Utah and Colorado.
John currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the governance committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. He is the former chair of the board of directors for the Oregon Food Bank. John received his bachelor's degree in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Senior Vice President of Health Plan Operations, Commercial and Ancillary Markets
Chris Blanton leads strategy and execution for Cambia’s regional health plan operations and program management functions for individual market products, including BridgeSpan Health. He is responsible for guiding operations and market performance of the company's individual product strategy and representing Cambia’s consumer health care brands in business and civic arenas throughout the region.
Chris's career at Cambia began in 2013 when he joined the company as president of BridgeSpan Health. His role expanded in 2016 with the addition of the consumer health and life insurance brands to his areas of accountability. In 2018, he was tapped to take on leadership of operational areas of the company.
Before joining Cambia, Chris spent 11 years as a regional executive with Cigna in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and management from the University of Washington.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Elizabeth Cole provides leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of Human Resources. She brings more than 25 years of experience with a focus on aligning our culture to our mission, attracting, growing and developing talent and connecting employees to their work and each other.
Elizabeth came to Cambia most recently from Marsh, an international global insurance broking company, where she was the chief HR officer for 38,000 employees. Prior to that, Elizabeth was an HR executive vice president at Citizens Financial Group in Boston. She’s also held HR leadership roles at Genworth Financial and General Electric and has served in a variety of industries, including energy, consulting, engineering and manufacturing and financial services.
Elizabeth brings deep institutional HR knowledge to her role and a warm and strategic approach to leadership.
Elizabeth graduated with an economics degree from Texas A&M University.
Chief Executive Officer of Echo Health Ventures
Rob Coppedge leads Echo Health Venture’s efforts to identify, invest in and grow innovative companies that enable and deliver a transformed experience to health care consumers nationwide.
As part of Echo's unique partnership with its parent companies, Rob works closely with the senior management teams and boards of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to support collaboration with Echo's portfolio companies, accelerate Cambia and Mosaic's strategies, and more quickly bring health care innovation to national scale.
Rob has more than 20 years of experience in health care venture capital and business building. Before founding Echo, he served as the president of Cambia's diversified business unit. In that role, he oversaw Cambia's wholly owned operating companies and its venture and private equity investing activities. Rob joined Cambia in 2010 to launch and build the company's diversification and corporate venture investment efforts. Under his leadership, Cambia has invested in nearly 20 companies. Prior to Cambia, he was the founding partner of Faultline Ventures and a partner at Capitol Health Partners.
Rob serves on the boards of several health care companies and the board of the Cambia Health Foundation. He is co-chair of the Healthcare Executives Leadership Network (HELN) and a founder and former director of Leadership Health Care, a Nashville-based network of young health care executives. Rob graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in history and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer
As senior vice president and chief actuarial officer, Steve Gaspar is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the actuarial, underwriting and health care informatics areas of Cambia.
He joined Cambia in 2004, and in 2010 was named Appointed Actuary for seven Cambia entities. Before joining Cambia, Steve was assistant vice president for actuarial and underwriting in the group division of Safeco Life & Investments. He also led underwriting for Lincoln Re Risk Management Services.
Steve is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries authoring numerous articles for them. Steve has served on the board of Special Olympics Oregon and was board president for Meals on Wheels People. He has a bachelor's degree in pure mathematics and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President of Consumer Health Solutions and Partnerships
Aadam Hussain leads Cambia's efforts to transform digital engagement with our health plan members and develop partnerships with innovative companies that offer cutting-edge solutions for our customers.
Aadam joined Cambia in 2020 with experience in growing health care technology and services companies as both an operator and investor. His experience spans health care including hospital systems, pharmacy and life sciences with leadership roles in operations, finance, strategy and as a board member.
Before joining Cambia, Aadam was a senior leader at Change Healthcare, a technology company that processed more than $15 billion in transactions annually. He also led enterprise-wide growth initiatives and had profit and loss responsibility for Change Healthcare’s pharmacy business unit.
Prior to Change Healthcare, Aadam was an investor at Health Evolution Partners, a health care-focused private equity firm with $1 billion in assets under management. In this role, he focused on investing and managing a $200-million portfolio including early-stage health care companies.
Aadam is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President of Government Programs
William Krenz drives the strategy, operational and financial effectiveness, and sustainable growth of Cambia’s government programs. As a seasoned health care executive, William leads teams dedicated to improving health care experiences for members across the company’s Medicare and Federal Employee Programs lines of business.
He joined Cambia in 2023 with more than 20 years of health care leadership experience. Before Cambia, William most recently served as a senior vice president for Optum, where he launched the OptumCare Network in Washington and started national operations for OptumCare.. He also served as the vice president of operations and production services for Blue Shield of California and executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Medicare Advantage operations for Universal American Corporation.
William graduated from the College of Wooster with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and holds a Master of Health Administration from Xavier University. He also held appointments in the graduate business schools of Johns Hopkins and University of California Irvine.
President of Cambia Health Foundation
As President of the Cambia Health Foundation, Peggy Maguire connects the philanthropic dollars of Cambia Health Solutions to communities through non-profit partnerships.
Peggy leads all of Cambia’s philanthropic programs and activities, including strategic grantmaking, convening partners to address shared challenges, and engaging employees in giving and volunteerism. Dedicated to responsible stewardship, Peggy’s team purposefully invests in underserved communities in Washington, Oregon, Utah and Idaho to advance equity through whole person health.
Founded in 2007, the Foundation has funded more than $110M in grants to advance person-focused and economically sustainable healthcare. This includes a significant investment in the nationally recognized Sojourns® Scholarship Leadership Program supporting the next generation of palliative care leaders with the goal of improving the care of people with serious illness and supporting their caregivers.
After examining its role as a corporate philanthropist in a world forever changed by COVID-19, the Foundation recently released its new strategic plan to focus on local partnerships that expand access to behavioral health within whole person health models by investing in the paid and unpaid health care workforce, fostering resilient children and families and promoting healthy and connected aging for older adults. The new vision builds upon the Foundation’s work in palliative care and is aligned with the cause of Cambia Health Solutions.
In 1997, Peggy joined the company as an associate general counsel and has held several posts including chief of staff to the prior CEO, vice president of legal services, director of litigation & enterprise risk management, as well as leadership roles in ethics, compliance and palliative care solutions. Previously, Peggy worked as an attorney at Garvey Schubert & Barer.
Peggy serves on the national board of Friends of the Children and the regional board of the American Heart Association for the Western States Region. She is the vice chair of the Grantmakers in Aging board and co-chair of the Roundtable on Quality of Care for People with Serious Illness, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Peggy received her bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University and her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She has also completed the Stanford Executive Program and is a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Association.
Donna Milavetz, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
As senior vice president and chief medical officer, Dr. Donna Milavetz is responsible for clinical strategy, program design, clinical policy and quality outcomes across the organization. She has extensive clinical experience and business leadership in value-based care, quality improvement and preventive medicine.
Prior to joining Cambia, Dr. Milavetz served in vice president roles at Steward Health Care. Before that, she founded and led Onsite Care, Inc., which runs primary care clinics on the campuses of large employer groups to improve employees' access to health care. She served as Onsite’s chief executive officer and chief medical officer for more than a decade.
A distinguished community leader, Dr. Milavetz is passionate about improving women’s health and has launched programs including the Women’s Heart Clinic at the Mayo Clinic. She is a volunteer physician and currently sits on the board of Jewish Family Services and serves as chair of the board of governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Milavetz received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Additionally, she completed internal medicine residencies at the University of Minnesota and Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University in Massachusetts.
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Lisa Murphy is instrumental in Cambia’s work to transform health care for people and their families by making it simpler, better and more affordable. As chief of staff, she is a strategic advisor to Cambia’s president and CEO and serves as a member of Cambia’s leadership team. Lisa also serves as a liaison to industry associations and key stakeholders in health care.
With almost 30 years of legal and health care experience, Lisa pairs industry knowledge and relationship building to get things done with empathy, servant leadership and a deep commitment to the people we serve.
Most recently, Lisa served as the deputy general counsel and senior vice president for the Cambia legal team. Before joining Cambia, she was associate counsel at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Chevalier, where she worked on the health insurance program for federal employees.
Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon and her law degree from Cornell Law School.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Mike Rains is responsible for ensuring that Cambia's investments and financial strategies provide targeted returns, meet the needs of our customers and are consistent with our Cause.
His role oversees the work of Cambia's actuarial, underwriting, finance, accounting, treasury, procurement, internal audit, and real estate and facilities teams. Mike has a rigorous and strategic approach to growing health care business, and his expertise will help ensure that Cambia continues to create sustainable value for our customers in alignment with our mission and culture.
Before joining Cambia, Mike spent a majority of his career in health care finance at Elevance. During his tenure there, he served in progressively senior roles, including vice president of finance and regional CFO for the Commercial & Specialty Business Division’s East Region and subsequently as the Medicare CFO. He most recently served as chief financial officer for the Government Business Division, where he was in charge of all strategic finance and pricing activities covering approximately 3 million Medicare and 12 million Medicaid members.
Mike was Cambia's vice president of strategic finance from 2012 to 2014 before returning as CFO in 2023. Rains graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has a Master of Business Administration from Butler University.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Technology Solutions and Chief Information Officer
Laurent leads Cambia’s data, AI, engineering, application, security and IT infrastructure teams as a tireless advocate for the health care consumer.
Whether delivering transformational business outcomes or building great products, investing in people and great teams is at the core of his work. Laurent is passionate about delivering on Cambia’s Cause—to serve as a catalyst to transform health care, creating a person-focused and economically sustainable health care system.
Prior to Cambia, Laurent was on a multi-industry global journey focused on innovation and change at scale. He developed breakthrough advanced materials for high-performance European automotive applications at Dow Chemical. He held global chief information officer roles at GE Oil & Gas, NBC and GE Energy. Laurent also spent over a decade in profit & loss leadership roles at GE Healthcare in health IT products, diagnostic imaging, and solution and market development in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Laurent holds bachelor’s and master’s engineering degrees in materials science from Brown University.
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Sam Yamoah drives Cambia’s innovative framework to serve customers with simpler and more affordable health care solutions. With extensive experience in strategic business building in health insurance, systems and technology, Sam has a history of bringing teams together to solve some of health care’s toughest challenges.
Sam came to Cambia from McKinsey & Company, where he was an associate partner and a leader in the health care and public sector practice, providing counsel to clients on top-management agenda topics. His primary focus areas included strategy, profitable growth and large-scale performance transformations. Before McKinsey, he held product development and process improvement roles at McKesson Corporation.
Sam is passionate about serving the community and improving health disparities in marginalized populations. He was the health care leader for McKinsey’s Institute for Black Economic Mobility, a research institute and think tank dedicated to advancing racial equity and inclusive growth globally.
Sam co-founded a nonprofit organization that distributes books to schools, libraries and other learning centers in Ghana. He serves on the board of directors for the Center for Economic Inclusion and the alumni council of Luther College. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Iowa.
Executive Vice President of Market Growth
Amadou Yattassaye leads branding, sales, network management and marketing efforts for Cambia, bringing innovative and personalized experiences to our regional health plan customers.
He is focused on building on the company’s strengths, reinforcing key relationships and providing strategic business leadership in order to deliver increased value for health plan customers. His work ensures our health plans offer solutions that make health care simpler, better and more affordable for members and their families.
Prior to joining Cambia, Amadou was the president and general manager of a large national health insurance company based in Missouri. Earlier in his career, Amadou served in several client service capacities within some of the world’s largest consulting firms.
Amadou has served on several nonprofit boards and committees over the years, such as Timmy Global Health and Forest Park Forever. Presently, he is on the board of the Washington Roundtable. Amadou earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana State University and his master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.