Christobel Selecky is a chief executive and entrepreneur with nearly 30 years experience in the health care industry. She currently provides strategic consulting and advice to management teams, companies, and investors currently in or seeking to enter the healthcare field focusing on strategy and business plan development, disease and care management program development and assessment, sales and market positioning, product planning, public policy analysis and strategy, and CEO/Senior Management advising. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Healthcare Services, the venture capital arm of Memorial Healthcare Services, a preeminent, non-profit healthcare system located in Southern California.
Christobel most recently served as President, CEO, Chairman, and member of the Board of Directors of LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, which she led from 1996 until 2009. Under her leadership, LifeMasters raised more than $60 million in venture capital, grew to $130 million in annual revenues, employed more than 1,200 people in seven locations, provided care and disease management and health improvement services to more than 1 million program participants nationwide, won numerous industry awards, and counted some of the largest and most well-respected health plans, employers, provider groups, labor unions, and government entities as its clients.
A veteran in the field of managed health care, her career began at FHP International Corporation, an entrepreneurial, privately held staff-model HMO. While at FHP, Selecky saw the company through its conversion, public offering and rapid expansion. As president of the FHP California Health Plan, she was responsible for revenues of $2.4 billion and building a customer base of nearly one million HMO and PPO members statewide. She has also served on the boards of both the California and New Mexico HMO Associations and The Medical Quality Commission.
Selecky has been instrumental in driving the growth of the health improvement industry through her leadership role with the Disease Management Association of America. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of disease management, the future of managed health care, privacy issues, and health care technology, and has been invited to testify before Congress on several occasions regarding care coordination for Medicare and Medicaid populations.
Selecky received a Masters Degree in Public Communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a B.A. with high honors in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Delaware.