FAIR Health Elects Christina Severin and Grace Wong to Board of Directors
May 18, 2023
FAIR Health, Inc., has elected Christina Severin and Grace Wong to its Board of Directors. A national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information, FAIR Health is governed by a Board comprising leaders from all parts of the healthcare sector.
Ms. Severin is a leading healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience and numerous accomplishments in managed care, delivery systems, health insurance, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), quality, public policy and public health. She has led Community Care Cooperative (C3) since the organization’s launch in 2016, leveraging the proven best practices of ACOs throughout the country, building the organization on the collective strengths of its health centers and growing the organization to better serve MassHealth members throughout the commonwealth. Widely recognized for her achievements, Ms. Severin was honored for her leadership of a Top 100 Women-Led Business by the Boston Globe in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2015, and named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Boston Business Journal in 2013. That year, Ms. Severin was also profiled by the Boston Business Journal for its “Women Up” feature and named to its list of top healthcare executives to change roles in 2013. Ms. Severin’s prior leadership experience includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization and as President of Network Health, a nonprofit Massachusetts health plan. Ms. Severin has taught classes in healthcare administration and management at Boston University, Harvard University and Northeastern University. She earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Services from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ms. Wong is the Principal of GYW Consulting, Inc., which provides healthcare consulting services to hospital systems, digital health start-ups, ACOs and others. She was the Chief Operating Officer at OneCity Health, the largest Performing Provider System in New York State. Previously, she was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Medicaid Strategies and Network Services at Northwell Health, Head of Managed Care and Clinical Business at SUNY Downstate and Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, Head of Managed Care at NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Chief Financial Officer of its NYH Community Health Plan. Earlier, she was an investment banker, consultant and hospital administrator. She graduated from Columbia University with a double masters (Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health) and has served on various boards, including Healthfirst and the New York Urban Coalition. She received a Recognition Award from the American Society for Public Administration.
“We enthusiastically welcome Ms. Severin and Ms. Wong to the FAIR Health Board,” said Robert Parke, Chair of FAIR Health’s Board of Directors. “They will greatly enrich the Board’s deliberations.”
“FAIR Health is honored to have Ms. Severin and Ms. Wong join this esteemed assembly of healthcare leaders,” commented Robin Gelburd, President of FAIR Health. “Their record of service demonstrates deep knowledge of the complexities in the nation’s healthcare sector that will make them valuable additions to our Board.”