Jean Rush

Prior EVP at Highmark, Board Member of Eventus WholeHealth

Jean Rush is an enterprising CEO and Director with extensive experience and expertise in government, commercial and international healthcare.  She has successfully transformed corporate visions into lucrative and workable solutions by designing and delivering high impact strategic plans for several companies within multi-billion dollar corporations.  She was most recently the Executive Vice President of Government Markets at Highmark where she had P&L responsibility for Highmark’s $7B highly regulated businesses including Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Small Group Markets. 

Prior to joining Highmark, Ms. Rush was Senior Vice President of Complex Care for Centene Corporation with responsibility for the Long Term Care and Medicare/Duals business across all Centene markets.  Prior to this position, Ms. Rush served as Senior Vice President of Health Plan Operations for Centene where she had P&L responsibility for six Medicaid and Medicare health plans across the country.  Ms. Rush has served as the CEO and Plan President of Kentucky Spirit (a start-up health plan), and as the President of CIGNA Government Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIGNA, where her company won several large government procurements, launched a joint venture with BCBS of Tennessee, and was awarded the prestigious Excellence (Baldrige) award for the state of Tennessee.

Ms. Rush currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Addus, Women Business Leaders in the US Healthcare Industry (WBL) and the Advisory Board for Aarete.  Previously she served on a number of corporate boards including CIGNA Government Services, Capstone Government Solutions, Peach State Health Plan, Bridgeway Health Plan, Buckeye Community Plan, Gateway Health Solutions, Highmark Delaware and West Virginia Family Health.  She has also served on many non-profit boards.Ms. Rush earned her BA from Boston College and her MBA from the University of Connecticut.