Sharon R. Williams is an industry leader in both the health and health related social care) industries. Her broad experience provides a unique perspective on effective engagement across these two diverse ecosystems to maximize integrated care initiatives and improve quality of care and quality of life for consumers. Her work embodies the tenets of the updated Triple Aim-improve population health, enhance the consumer experience, lower cost of care and eliminate healthcare disparities.
Sharon has held progressively responsible health plan leadership positions, including CEO of CareSource Michigan, Vice President of Government Programs & Privacy Officer for OmniCare Health Plan and Vice President of Medicaid Business Development at Coventry (where she oversaw Medicaid health plan start ups) and Amerigroup. She has considerable insight into government program administration, specializing in Medicaid & Medicare. Sharon has been actively engaged with prominent industry organizations such as America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and the Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). Sharon’s passion for quality healthcare access to all consumers has catalyzed health policy reform across many states and at the national level.
Sharon’s areas of expertise include healthcare administration, business development and start up, compliance administration, community and stakeholder relationship management, strategic planning, public policy advocacy, interpretation & implementation, proposal writing, quality and process improvement, and government relations management.
Sharon is a committed community activist and has served on Detroit area boards such as the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, YouthVille Detroit, the Guidance Center, City of Detroit Community Service Commission, Metro Parent Magazine Editorial Board and the Ennis Center for Children. She is also a guest writer for Detroit’s Urban Aging newspaper. Sharon is a graduate of Michigan State University, (an avid Spartan sports fan) and has earned AHIP’s Certified Managed Care accreditation.