Kathleen Connolly

Kathleen is a 30-year veteran in the U.S. health insurance, health services, and health information technology sectors.  As a certified project management professional (PMP), Kathleen has local, national, and international project management experience.  

Kathleen has led a start-up for MMP and DSNP duals as well as ACA.  Her experience also includes successful operational turnaround initiatives such as:

  • A post-merger stoppage of a $64M loss bleed
  • Process and metric improvements in Medicaid and Medicare driving EBIT
  • Improvement of production and quality to create the top US division

Experience

  • Founder and President, Connolly and Associates, Inc.
    • Business process improvement and Program/Project Management
  • Health Plans
    • Vice President and Executive Director of Duals – DSNP, and MMP
    • Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Product for Public Plans
    • Vice President – IDN Information Services and Vendor Relations
    • Vice President - Health Plan Administration
  • Vendor Leadership
    • Senior Vice President North America Marketing and Product
    • President of a privately held application service provider
    • Vice President of Professional Services and Support
    • US leader of Customer Service
    • Europe leader of Systems Integration Operations

Qualifications

  • PMP certification
  • Health and Life Insurance license – National Insurance Producer
  • Director on Board for Managed Care Executive Group
  • Chairperson for Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) – eHealth Group; and Member of ITAA for Internet

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, with honors, Suffolk University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, Suffolk University

Honors

  • Project Manager of the Year – NH Project Management Institute (PMI) Chapter
  • Consultant of the Year – National Association of Professional Women