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Neelam Sekhri Feachem
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Neelam Sekhri Feachem
Curriculum Vitae


The Healthcare Redesign Group Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco, California
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of a consultancy firm specializing in designing and operating health financing and delivery systems. Clients have included governments, hospitals, insurers, medical groups, managed care organizations, international agencies and research institutions.
Engagements have included advising on health systems reform, participating in public private investments partnerships, developing a new insurance product for underserved populations, business planning for hospital systems and medical groups, and re-engineering major business processes.

The Healthcare Redesign Group was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Bay Area in 1998.

January 2003 - January 2007:
The World Health Organization
Health Policy and Financing Adviser
Department of Health Financing
Headquarters, Geneva
Advised countries and regions on health financing issues with a particular emphasis on public/private financing and insurance arrangements. Areas of expertise include the role of private health insurance in health financing, regulating insurance markets, private and public collaboration for financing and delivery of health care, innovative solutions for sustainable financing of HIV/AIDS, and funding options for universal health coverage in developing countries and emerging economies. Country engagements spanned Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Served on the Commercial Advisory Board of the British National Health Service; and the Working Group for Private Insurance of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program

Largest private health care system in United States, serving
8.7 million members in 9 states and the District of Columbia. Integrated financing and delivery system which insures and delivers a full package of preventive, ambulatory and hospital services.

Assistant Regional Controller
Northern California Region, Oakland.
Total regional revenues of four billion dollars.
Directed staff of 550 at 31 locations. Involved in all aspects of financial operations of the insurance arm of Kaiser Permanente, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Managed clinical and financial systems implementations. Managed non-dues revenue including direct patient billing, coordination of benefits, third party liability and workers’ compensation.

Director, Management Continuity and Organizational Development
Central Offices (National Headquarters), Oakland
Led national executive selection, organizational development, and human resources development program. Implemented national program for succession planning. Managed joint executive education programs at Stanford and Harvard Universities.

Assistant Medical Center Administrator
Northern California Region, Sacramento
Largest medical complex in system, serving 300,000 members.
Directed integrated inpatient, ambulatory, home health and outpatient services with a staff of over 700 and budget of $13 million. Managed wide range of clinical, ancillary and support functions. Directed insurance capability, quality assurance, emergency services, and key medical staff committees. Managed relations with regulatory and accreditation agencies.
Implemented Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) when Medicare changed reimbursement methods.

Prior to 1980
Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle Washington, Administrative Resident

United Hospitals, St. Paul Minnesota (United Health Plan affiliate), Management Engineer

Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, Minnesota (Regional Health Systems Agency), Researcher


1987 Kaiser Permanente-Stanford Executive Program
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

1980 Masters in Hospital and Healthcare Administration
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1978 Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology and Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Other Professional Appointments

Faculty, Global Health Leadership Forum, University of California Berkeley, and Cambridge University, 2005 to present

Member, Commercial Advisory Board, Department of Health
National Health Service, United Kingdom, 2003 to 2007

Member, Private Insurance Working Group, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, 2003 to 2005

Treasurer and Chair Finance Committee, Board of the Alameda County Medical Centre, 2001-2003

Member, Board of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, 2000-2004

Member, Board of Street Survivors, India, 1999-2003

Chairperson, Just Say No International Advisory Board 2003

Faculty, National University 1989-1991

Board Member, Sacramento County Health Council, 1985

Board Member, Golden Empire Health Systems Agency, 1983

President, Treasurer, Secretary, American College of Healthcare Executives, Sacramento Chapter, 1983-1985

Member, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1980-1989

Lady Feachem lives with her husband, Sir Richard, in the San Francisco Bay Area and Switzerland. She travels extensively and enjoys yoga, hiking and scuba diving.




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