Christobel E. Selecky

Christobel E. Selecky


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BA in Political Science and Philosophy, University of Delaware
MA in Public Communication, Syracuse University

Research Interest

Population Health Management

Managed Care

Christobel Selecky is a chief executive, entrepreneur and board member with more than 30 years experience in the healthcare industry.

She serves on corporate and not-for-profit boards of directors and, through her independent consultancy, Population Health Strategies, helps management teams, companies, and healthcare investors improve patient engagement, population health outcomes, and healthcare cost management by providing assistance with strategy and business plan development, disease and care management program development, sales and market positioning, product planning, and CEO/senior management advising.

She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Paris-based Teleperformance, the world’s largest publicly traded multinational customer experience and business process management outsourcer; Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974 (where she serves as Board Chair); SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plans; and Verity Health System, a six hospital non-profit health care system formerly operated as the Daughters of Charity system since its founding in 1858 and recapitalized by a private equity firm, BlueMountain Capital Management, in 2015. She recently completed two terms on the national Board of Trustees for United Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit advocacy organization for people with disabilities; and serves as Strategic Advisor and Chief Commercial Officer for Ceresti Health, which is pioneering a new standard of care for Alzheimer’s Disease.

As two-time Chair, and four-term Board member of the Population Health Alliance, a non-profit industry trade and professional association representing the full range of companies, organizations, and individuals in the population health field across the continuum of care, Chris has been instrumental in driving the growth of the population health field. She also previously served on the Boards of Directors of the California and New Mexico HMO Associations; testified before the House Ways and Means and the House Energy and Commerce Committees; and was named by "Managed Healthcare Executive" as one of the "Top 25 Disease Management Executives in the Nation" and by "OC Metro Magazine" as one of "Ten Orange County Women Making a Difference.

Ms. Selecky began her healthcare career in the managed care field, at FHP International Corporation, in the early 1980s. During her 14 year career at FHP, Selecky held several leadership positions, culminating in her role as President of the FHP California Health Plan where she was responsible for statewide expansion and management of more than $2 billion in revenues and nearly one million Medicare Advantage, MediCal, and Commercial HMO and PPO members. She subsequently co-founded, and served as President, CEO, and Executive Chairman of LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, a national leader in the field of disease and population health management, which she led from 1996 until 2009. Under her leadership, LifeMasters raised $60+ million in venture capital, grew to $130 million in annual revenues, and provided care and disease management services to more than one million program participants nationwide.

She also previously served on various healthcare and financial fiduciary and advisory boards such as American Specialty Health, Memorial Care Innovation Fund, and Houlihan Lokey Investment Bank.


Quarter / Year Program Course # Course Title
Spring 2017 HCEMBA 290 Healthcare Entrepreneurship