Michele Deverich is a leading expert in healthcare management with decades of experience developing, leading and implementing wide-ranging healthcare solutions in the payer/managed care, specialty management (MH/SA, Imaging, Pharmacy, etc.) as well as the for-profit and nonprofit health system arenas. Ms. Deverich serves as CEO of Strategic Healthcare Associates (SHA), where she provides executive consultation also in program improvement and M & A initiatives.
Prior to launching SHA, Ms. Deverich served in multiple senior executive positions at Magellan Health Services, a publicly traded, national specialty healthcare management organization focused on optimizing the appropriate delivery of Behavioral Health, Imaging, and PBM services for clientele operating in the payer/managed care industry. With more than 5,500 employees, Magellan positioned Ms. Deverich in critical areas of performance improvement to provide leadership in corporate strategic planning, network optimization, execution of new business initiatives, program/product development and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to Magellan, Ms. Deverich served as Regional Vice President of Private HealthCare Systems, Inc. (PHCS) Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions where she directed the planning, implementation and management of provider network strategies and tactics across the 17-state region and, when MultiPlan acquired PHCS, she was chosen to lead the two-company integration within her region.
Ms. Deverich spent nearly a decade at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she led one of the healthcare consulting practices serving managed care organizations and provider health systems throughout the United States and in some international territories. Prior to PwC, Ms. Deverich served as the Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) first Assistant Dean for Strategic Clinical Initiatives spearheading strategic managed care and operational initiatives throughout Johns Hopkins’s medical facilities and clinical faculty. Prior to JHU, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for both the George Washington University (GWU) Medical Center/Medical Faculty Associates and the George Washington University Health Plan where she led both organizations’ strategic planning, advertising, public relations, network development, client service, group sales, and physician referral program teams.
Ms. Deverich is a member of a regional healthcare system, with 5-star CMS rating and Leapfrog A rated grade.