Jennifer Vermeer was appointed Chief Executive Officer for University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) in May 2016. She is also the Assistant Vice President for Health Policy and Population Health for University of Iowa Health Care. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer for UIHA. In her current role, she is leading efforts to implement population health management strategies, value-based contracting, and clinical integration to improve quality outcomes and lower costs for the UIHA Accountable Care Organization, which includes 18 hospitals and over 3,000 providers for over 100,000 covered lives. In addition, she is responsible for state and federal health policy for UI Health Care. Prior to this role, she was Director of the Iowa Medicaid Program for six years, where she led health delivery system reform initiatives such as implementing Iowa’s new approach to Medicaid, the Iowa Health and Wellness plan, multipayer Accountable Care Organizations, and Health Homes, including a Health Home targeted for persons with Serious Mental Illness.