Kevin Downey, Colorado Hospital Association
CHA Appoints Katherine Blair Mulready as Vice President of Legislative Policy and Chief Strategy Officer
Date Nov. 7, 2014
About the Colorado Hospital Association
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. (Nov. 7, 2014) — The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) today announced Katherine Blair Mulready will be joining CHA as Vice President of Legislative Policy and Chief Strategy Officer. Mulready will formally assume her new role at CHA on December 8.
“Katherine is a powerful addition to our executive leadership team,” said CHA President and Chief Executive Officer Steven J. Summer. “As Colorado hospitals and health systems continue to respond to dynamic state and federal health reform efforts, her expertise in developing and implementing strategic initiatives and guiding the Association’s advocacy efforts will significantly benefit CHA members.”
Mulready joins CHA from the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper, where for three years she served as the Governor’s Senior Policy Advisor on Health. Mulready was responsible for coordinating the Hickenlooper administration’s policies regarding public health, health care delivery, implementing the primary components of state and federal health reform laws, and developing cross-sector partnerships to advance the Governor’s health priorities.
Previously, Mulready worked in health policy and health law, and was a nonprofit management consultant for organizations in Colorado and Washington, D.C. Mulready received her Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Lafayette College.
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.