As Associate Director of Purchaser Innovation Anne Ladd is responsible for identifying, organizing and implementing positive disruptions to the health care delivery system resulting in greater value for employers/purchasers.
Before joining PBGH, Anne spent 12 years as the CEO of the Wyoming Business Coalition on Health. She also has experience in public policy and as a product manager on several healthcare related information technology projects. She started her career in healthcare with Kaiser Permanente in Sonoma County, California, but has also worked for Kaiser in Colorado and served as the Director of Strategic Planning for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado/Nevada.
Before entering the health care arena Ms. Ladd spent six years as a reporter and writer for both broadcast and print media on both the East and West coasts covering politics, natural resources and business issues.
As a Peace Corp Volunteer in the early 1980’s Ms. Ladd taught vegetable gardening and small animal husbandry in a remote region of Guatemala. She has traveled throughout Central and South America. Also, a bit of an adventurer, Ms. Ladd helped organize and execute an expedition to Mt. Everest through China and Tibet in 1988.
Born and raised in Wyoming, Ms. Ladd has an undergraduate degree in economics from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.