Jessica Brooks is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, where she is leading the effort to redefine the discussion around healthcare value, access and quality for nearly two million people impacted by the tidal wave of government, regulatory and private market shifts in the way employers help their employees maintain healthy and productive lives. Jessica was recognized in the 2015 Smart 50 class, presented by Chase, where the top executives of the smartest 50 companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations.
Jessica is responsible for the vision of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, structuring unique partnerships with data analysis organizations, prescription drug services, and price variation specialists to ensure the organization’s 80+ employer-members, as well as providers and health plans, seek continuous improvement in healthcare value and delivery. Her number one priority is to ignite empowerment and activation through a collective voice of employers to drive optimal healthcare performance.
Her leadership in the development of a Group Lens data platform is being recognized across the country as a bellwether for how employers can better understand the total value of employee health care – aggregating data across a spectrum of companies, which can then be leveraged to further drive cost down and quality up for families.
An authority on healthcare quality and access, Jessica has contributed to numerous news stories, opinion editorial pieces, and has appeared on National Public Radio, interviewed by the Kaiser Family Foundation Fellows, and in national healthcare and benefits publications. In 2015 Jessica was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a top Fast Tracker under 40. Jessica is an adjunct lecturer at her alma mater, The Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches business students in management, human resources, and negotiations. She is also a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she received her Masters in Public Management. Jessica currently serves on the board of governors for the Pittsburgh Health Regional Initiative, Lending Hearts, and the National Business Coalition on Health.
Visit www.pbghpa.com for more information about Group Lens, the Prescription Drug Services, and Price Variation tools available for employers.