Vicki has been involved since the first Health Datapalooza was convened. She works with Tivity Health (formerly Healthways) and has been there since in 2004, bringing extensive experience in both government and the private sector. In her position with the company, Vicki provides leadership, business development and ongoing relationship management with government officials, strategic partners, stake-holders, and industry and trade associations. She serves on several industry, association, and non-profit boards and manages the company’s political and policy agenda.
Vicki served as the Vice President of the Healthcare Industry Group and Government Solutions for North America for a major IT company. She was a presidential appointee for five years serving as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She participated in Secretarial and White House sessions on a variety of subjects, including reinventing government, health care reform and welfare reform.
Before coming to Washington, she served as Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Aging and Long Term Care. And, held a variety of public sector leadership positions on a local level, including serving as the director for health and human services and community action programs. Vicki was also a professor of graduate social work students at San Jose State University.
Vicki is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
Involvement with AcademyHealth:
- Committee Member - 2018 Health Datapalooza