Patricia Howard is chief operations officer of Point32Health, responsible for operations and technology strategy, programs, and investments—driving a range of initiatives to improve business processes and company performance. Additionally, she is responsible for corporate shared services functions supporting Point32Health’s customers and providers, including operations, member and provider services, information technology, corporate network strategy and operations, and centralized care management and pharmacy management.
Patricia joins Point32Health from C-Suite Assets, a consulting firm supporting C-suite leaders, where she was founder and principal. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president of health plan operations at Highmark Inc. Patricia has also served as senior vice president hospital revenue cycle management at UnitedHealth Group, Optum360, senior vice president of care management and administrative operations at Magellan Behavioral Health, and senior director at Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Jersey. During Patricia’s career, she has had responsibility for core administrative and clinical operations, medical management, compliance, and revenue cycle management, across all market segments. This has given her a deep understanding of the health care ecosystem and fueled a passion for “making healthcare right” for all by leveraging a simplistic delivery healthcare operating model.
She has served on the boards of the Robert Wood Johnson Monmouth Medical Center, United Way of Monmouth County, where she founded their Women’s Leadership Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and Coastal and Northern NJ and State Theatre New Jersey, and has had extensive volunteer fundraising and hands-on experiences with various nonprofits addressing issues from homelessness and food insecurity to disaster recovery.
Patricia attended Upsala College and received certifications from the Darden School of Business & Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Patricia has also attended executive leadership programs through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and United Healthcare and is a member of HFMA, Healthcare Financial Management Association.