The National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO) has hired Janice VanRiper to be its first executive director.
VanRiper, a lawyer, has been the director of the Montana State Workers’ Compensation Fund, the general counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, and Montana’s chief deputy insurance commissioner.
Most recently, VanRiper was the director of a health care reform center at the East Carolina University medical school.
VanRiper also is affiliated with the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University.
She has a law degree from the University of Montana and a doctorate in applied ethics from the University of Utah.
John Morrison, a former Montana insurance commissioners, continues to be the president of NASHCO’s board.