Dr. Alice Hm Chen
Chief health officer, Centene Corp.
At Centene, the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the country, Chen directs initiatives to support improving members’ health. She joined the company in 2023 after two years as chief medical officer for Covered California. Before that, she helped guide the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including data analytics and hospital surge planning, as the deputy secretary for policy and planning and chief of clinical affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency. She was recently named executive forum co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.