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Since 1996, TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been dedicated exclusively to meeting the healthcare requirements of the military and Veteran communities. The company has been a reliable partner of the DoD in providing healthcare assistance. Meet the TriWest Healthcare Alliance leaders, founders, and executives here!
About TriWest Healthcare Alliance
TriWest Healthcare Alliance is a healthcare provider comprising business partners and a medical provider network that helps veterans and military communities. Its primary goal is to provide active military members and veterans with proper health care.
History of TriWest Healthcare Alliance
In 1996, David McIntyre co-founded TriWest Healthcare Alliance with university health systems and nonprofit health plans. The company’s initial mission was to serve the Defense Department with its TRICARE contract in Regions 7 and 8.
TriWest managed the TRICARE program for the DoD for 17 years and was chosen in 2013 to provide care services support for the Veterans Affairs (VA).
Executive Team of TriWest Healthcare Alliance
TriWest’s Core Leadership Team (CLT) members have extensive backgrounds in customer service, operations, and clinical healthcare administration, as well as senior-level military leadership experience. Meet the TriWest Healthcare Alliance leaders, founders, executives, and officers.
David J. McIntyre, Jr., President, and Chief Executive Officer
David J. McIntyre, Jr is TriWest Healthcare Alliance’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McIntyre co-founded TriWest Healthcare Alliance in 1996 and has been its CEO since the company started. He has worked in leadership positions in the public and private sectors for over three decades, during which time he has developed and implemented national healthcare policy.
In addition to being the CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, he also sits on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and the Fisher House Foundation.
James L. Robbins, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
TriWest Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Robbins manages clinical quality, telemedicine, medical management, and psychological health. He spent over three decades in private practice and the VA before joining TriWest.
In 2016, Dr. Robbins joined TriWest as Medical Director for Patient-Centered Community Care and Veterans Choice. He was VISN 18’s Chief Medical Officer before joining TriWest. From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Robbins worked full-time as a VA staff physician in Grand Junction, Colorado.
James Griffith, Chief Network and Administrative Officer
As Chief Network and Administrative Officer at TriWest, Jim Griffith ensures the company’s overall efficiency and success. He oversees the network growth, contracting, provider education, and relations and implements any necessary changes to existing contracts or procedures.
Jim is known as a leader in innovations in the healthcare marketplace. Jim has developed a successful career as a manager by expanding and developing top-tier companies regarding customer service, technological innovation, efficient operations, and sound financial planning.
Elizabeth Kinsley, Chief Financial Officer
Elizabeth Kinsley currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at TriWest Healthcare Alliance. As CFO, she oversees all financial operations, including accounting, treasury, tax, claims administration, infrastructure, database management, and information technology. She works with external auditors as TriWest’s principal point of contact from affiliated companies, such as McGladrey.
Beth started working with TriWest in 1998, and between 2005 and 2013, she held the position of senior vice president of finance. She’s been working in the industry of numbers for over two decades.
Julie A. Townsend, Chief Planning and Implementation Officer
Julie A. Townsend currently serves as the Chief Planning and Implementation Officer of TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Townsend oversees the Enterprise Project Management Office, quality and performance improvement initiatives, and TriWest’s strategic and operational planning efforts.
In 2001, Townsend became a part of TriWest’s executive team. She brings her three decades of health care administration experience. She has also led as an executive in managed care and healthcare provider associations at the state level.
Donna Hoffmeier, Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications and Advocacy
Donna Hoffmeier is the TriWest Healthcare Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications and Advocacy. She participates in Community Care programs that fill the gap of what the VA can’t provide and addresses the needs and circumstances of individual Veterans.
She brings over three decades of expertise as a senior executive in the private and public sectors. Donna spent 20 years in the Navy, 11 of which were in active service and the other nine in the Navy Reserves. She was a Navy Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for most of her Navy career.
Jeanne Ong, Vice President, Human Capital
Jeanne Ong is the Vice President, Human Capital at TriWest Healthcare Alliance. She oversees all the Human Resource activities, such as employee recruitment, training, benefits, compensation, and compliance. Jeanne and her group collaborate closely with company-wide leaders and their teams to address the ongoing adjustments needed to achieve contract standards.
Jeanne has worked with TriWest in various roles since joining in 2003, including Employee Relations Manager, Talent Effectiveness, and Director of Organizational. She has worked as a recruiter and a human resources manager during her 20-year career in the Human Capital industry, including her current job at TriWest.
(Above Executive Photos from TriWest Healthcare Alliance Official Website)
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TriWest Healthcare Alliance: On a Mission to Serve
TriWest has always been “On a Mission to Serve®” the Veteran and military communities by providing them with the high-quality, cost-effective healthcare they have earned and deserve. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded TriWest the contract for the West Region of the TRICARE replacement program in December 2022.