Patricia R. Richards
President and CEO, SelectHealth, Inc. (retired)

Prior to her retirement in September 2020, Patricia R. Richards served as president and CEO of SelectHealth, the health plan subsidiary of Intermountain Healthcare. Under her leadership, SelectHealth expanded beyond its core large employer market to include Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP, and the health insurance marketplaces, providing increased access to health insurance and health care for individuals, families, and small employers. During her tenure, SelectHealth grew to serve almost one million members in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada and was recognized as one of Utah’s top employers.

Prior to joining SelectHealth in November 2009, Pat served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, an affiliate of the Henry Ford Health System. She previously held senior leadership positions at Anthem Health Plan of Maine, Paramount Health Care, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio.

Pat began her career in healthcare as a staff nurse in general surgery and trauma at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She completed her studies as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She later earned a bachelor’s deg