Sellers Dorsey is excited to announce that Karen Brach, a former health plan executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, joined the firm as a Director. Drawing from her experience and extensive knowledge in managed care and health plan operations, Karen will be advising clients such as managed care organizations, states, and solution providers.

Ms. Brach joins us from Meridian Health Plan, the highest rated Medicaid health plan in Illinois, where she was President and CEO for four years. She was responsible for the execution of all program requirements, contract compliance, government affairs and legislative strategy, and new program development. Prior to her position at Meridian, Ms. Brach served as Vice President of Medicaid for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). In this role, she oversaw all Medicaid program contracts and worked on care coordination improvement and membership and network development targets.

“I’m excited to join a team made up of recognized experts in managed care,” Ms. Brach said. “The mission of Sellers Dorsey – to help vulnerable populations receive high quality care and advance health equity – resonates with me. As someone who comes from Medicaid plans, I’m pleased that I can now use my experience to help clients better serve their members across the country.”

Ms. Brach has held leadership roles at UnitedHealthcare, Amerigroup, and Bluegrass Family Health and previously served as Board President of the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans.