Ron Vance is president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii.
Vance has more than 20 years of experience working with health care organizations, including serving as managing director for Alvarez and Marsal’s Healthcare Industry Group. Previously, he was president of the emerging markets division of CIGNA. As a proven leader, Vance’s experience includes serving as interim Chief Operating Officer for a $1.6 billion health plan, assisting the return of a regional health plan to financial sustainability, and the integration of a one-million-member health plan with a national health insurer.
Vance has extensive experience developing, managing, and repositioning products including medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral, life, disability, stop loss, and reinsurance. Additionally, he has designed and established numerous business alliances, alternative distribution channels, and acquisition strategies resulting in material earnings growth.
Vance understands firsthand the financial, operating, and cultural impacts of a broad range of transactions, including vendor agreements, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions. Vance has held other leadership roles including founder and president of Salus Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy that provided strategic guidance and support to companies across the health care industry.
Vance serves as associate faculty at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Mercy Health Clinic, which cares for uninsured, low-income adult residents in Maryland.
Vance lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and three kids.