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 chief executive officer of Cambia Health Solutions, a nonprofit total health solutions company dedicated to making health care simpler, better and more affordable for people and their families. He is passionate about driving innovations that make a difference in people’s health and lives.
At the heart of his vision is meeting members where they are on their health care journey. 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 approximately 3.4 million people served through Cambia’s regional health plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Before becoming CEO in 2021, Jared drove innovation and performance across the organization as president and chief operating officer. Jared’s 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, Jared returned to Cambia as president of its health plan in Oregon and has been in leadership positions at Cambia since.
Jared is the chair of 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. Jared serves as chair of the board of directors for TriWest Healthcare Alliance and serves on the board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Willamette 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.
President, Cambia Health Foundation
As president of Cambia Health Foundation, Peggy works with a wide range of stakeholders to drive health care transformation through purposeful investments in whole person care models that reduce disparities and result in better experiences for people and families. Sojourns®, the Foundation’s signature program, promotes palliative care innovation and leadership development. Through Healthy People, Healthy Communities, the Foundation works to address social determinants of health, eliminate systemic barriers and empower all people to achieve optimum health.
Peggy is passionate about helping people with serious illness and their caregivers lives well. In 2019, she founded the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness. She sits on the leadership council for the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregivers and co-chairs the Roundtable on Quality of Care for People with Serious Illness at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Palliative Care Learning Collaborative. Peggy also serves on the board of directors of Grantmakers In Aging. In 2016, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine recognized the Cambia Health Foundation with its highest honor, a Presidential Citation.
Peggy is also active in the local philanthropic community where she volunteers her time as a board director or leadership council member of several non-profit organizations, including Friends of the Children, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART), Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association and All Hands Raised. She serves on the Governor’s Healthy Schools Reopening Council. In 2017, Peggy chaired the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in Oregon and used that platform to promote health equity and palliative care awareness for people living with heart disease. She co-chaired the Classic Wines Auction benefitting five local children’s charities in 2015 and 2016.
Peggy was recognized as a finalist in the Innovation category for PR News' Top Women in Healthcare Leadership Awards in 2019. She was also recognized by Portland Monthly magazine as an Extraordinary Board Member in 2017 for her service to the community and leadership of the Cambia Health Foundation. She was honored by Dress for Success Oregon with its Athena Award in 2016, by the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington as a Woman of Distinction in 2015, and by the Portland Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in 2014.
Peggy joined the company in 1997 as an associate general counsel and has held several posts, including chief of staff to the CEO, vice president of Legal Services, and director of Litigation & Risk Management. Previously, Peggy worked as an attorney at Garvey Schubert & Barer.
She received her Bachelor of Arts 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.
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Vince Price plays a critical role in ensuring that Cambia’s investments and financial strategies achieve targeted returns, serve the needs of our consumers and are consistent with our Cause.
He maintains clear and rigorous performance expectations for Cambia's actuarial, underwriting, finance, government programs, accounting, treasury, corporate development, procurement, internal audit, and real estate and facilities teams. He also guides and supports those teams as they safeguard the company’s assets, evaluate investments, ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial statements, and meet compliance and reporting requirements.
Creating value for our customers and the company is vital to Cambia's investment approach. Vince and his teams create value as key players in pricing, investment decisions, evaluating business and strategic plans as well as participating in corporate and business development and engaging in strategic partnerships or acquisitions.
Vince joined Cambia in 2009 having previously spent 15 years as a senior finance executive with Intel and seven years as a consultant and chief financial officer for a start-up. He serves on the boards of BCS Financial Corporation's Plan Investment Fund and Barrett Business Services, Inc.
He received his bachelor's degree in business from South Dakota State University and his master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Technology Solutions and Chief Information Officer
Laurent Rotival leads Cambia’s development of next-generation technology solutions that will help create a more person-focused approach to health care. Laurent brings 25 years of senior leadership experience in IT business strategy and growth from some of the most well-known global brands and Fortune 10 companies.
He also provides strategic direction for information technology services to ensure day-to-day operations align with Cambia’s transformation from a traditional health plan to a consumer-centric total health solutions company.
Prior to joining Cambia, Laurent was senior vice president and general manager at GE Healthcare. Based in Istanbul Turkey, he led the GE Healthcare IT business in its highest growth region, which was comprised of 85 countries in emerging markets, including Russia, Central Asia, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.
Earlier in his career with GE, Laurent served as president and CEO of GE Healthcare Korea and GE Healthcare IT Enterprise Solutions, including Global CIO roles for GE’s Energy, Oil & Gas and NBC Universal divisions.
Laurent holds a bachelor’s degree with honors and a master’s degree in materials science and engineering 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.