|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contact: Suzanne Beranek
|Oct. 28, 2011
Vicky Cavanaugh joins the Colorado Health Foundation as VP of Operations
DENVER – The Colorado Health Foundation has appointed Vicky Cavanaugh as its vice president of Operations. In this newly created position, Cavanaugh oversees Grants Management, Information Technology, general office administration, Facilities and Human Resources for the Foundation. She also leads the cross-functional integration of the Foundation's key business processes – an effort she spearheaded as a private consultant prior to formally joining the Foundation.
As a seasoned change management consultant, Cavanaugh led strategic initiatives at several Fortune 500 companies from start to post-implementation adoption. Her clients included McKesson, Pacificare, Qwest, Conoco and Gates Corp. Prior to running her own consulting firm, Cavanaugh Consulting, she was a client account executive and project manager at Emerson Human Capital Consulting in Alameda, Calif. She also held management and executive positions at Accenture, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Level 3 Communications.
Cavanaugh received her bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2006.
"We are thrilled to welcome Vicky as a key member of our leadership team," said Anne Warhover, president and CEO of the Foundation. "She brings a wealth of experience to the table that will be an asset to our organization's vision of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation."
About the Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation works to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation by increasing the number of Coloradans with health insurance; ensuring they have access to quality, coordinated care; and encouraging healthy living. The Foundation invests in the community through grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that focus on these goals, as well as operating medical education programs to increase the health care workforce. For more information, please visit www.ColoradoHealth.org.