Erika is a visionary and highly strategic executive leader and entrepreneur with deep experience building, operating, and transforming businesses across the value-based healthcare ecosystem. This experience ranges across the business development life cycle – from building zero to one to transforming enterprise-scaled businesses – all focused on delivering quadruple-aim outcomes.
Erika serves as Chief Transformation Officer and Operations Leader for Humana’s Primary Care Organization. This $4.3B revenue payor-agnostic care delivery business operates in the market as Centerwell, Conviva and Elite. In this role, she wears two primary hats: 1) Operations: responsible for the core operations of the business, including medical risk adjustment, quality, revenue cycle management, patient service center, transportation, credentialing, training, associate experience and government affairs and 2) Transformation: trend management, process improvement, customer experience and innovation to ensure that the business continues to improve its operating leverage as it grows rapidly, as well as innovate as consumer needs to evolve.
Erika previously served Co-President for the Author business segment, a dual transformation company incubated and operated as a business segment within Humana. In her Co-President role, she serves as the external leader of the enterprise, overseeing business and growth strategy, product, marketing and communications, consumer experience, provider experience, and organizational effectiveness and has joint P&L responsibility for the business. She also continued to serve as Chief Health Officer for Author, which she has been since the entity’s founding, where she designed, built and operated a transformed experience for seniors, enabling deeper, more trusting customer relationships, supporting their whole health needs and using new tools and technology to eliminate both barriers to care as well as back-office inefficiencies. Parts of this business have now been integrated into the larger company to serve as the core for modernizing Humana’s Medicare and Medicaid businesses. Other parts have been spun out into a new joint venture.
She continues to serve as Faculty at Harvard Medical School and Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs and to practice medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Advanced Primary Care, South Huntington. She is a sought-after speaker, talking regularly at national healthcare conferences on wide-ranging topics in value-based care and business transformation.