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Lauren Vela, MBA

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Lauren Vela is Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Employers Forum, a coalition of over 20 high tech companies focusing on both US and global health benefits issues.  As such, she works directly with member companies, offering strategic direction, facilitating the sharing of best practices and providing member service and outreach.

Previously, she was senior manager, Value Based Purchasing at the Pacific Business Group on Health, where managed a range of purchaser workgroups and the annual eValue8 Health Plan assessment.  During Ms. Vela's tenure with PBGH, she has worked on various projects including CALINX (Health Information Improvement) and P-GO (Provider Group Oversight and Improvement).

Prior to joining to PBGH, Ms. Vela was employed by the Memorial Health Care System in Houston where she developed and directed a worker's compensation managed care program that administered integrated benefit plans and was the Manager of Product Development and Market Research for Memorial/Sisters of Charity HMO.

Ms. Vela holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston, and has completed all required course work towards a doctorate in public health at the University of Texas, Health Science Center in Houston.


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