Maureen O’Connor is a senior healthcare executive currently serving in board and advisory roles for a number of health care technology and services companies nationally.
Prior to retiring in January 2017, Maureen served as executive vice president of diversified businesses for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and president of Mosaic Health Solutions, a company created to develop and drive market-facing solutions—through acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and build-outs—to meet the needs of consumers and other stakeholder in the health care ecosystem. Mosaic Health Solutions recently merged with Cambia’s Direct Health Solutions business and now does business as Echo Health Ventures. Between 2009 and 2014, Maureen served as chief strategy and innovation officer for Blue Cross, responsible for the healthcare and clinical divisions of the company, network relationships and health system innovation, data analytics and insights, strategy, and new business development. Maureen joined BCBSNC in 2000 as vice president and deputy general counsel and later assumed the roles of general counsel and chief administrative officer. Maureen has also served in senior legal roles with CIGNA and Healthsource. She practiced law in North Carolina and in Maine, representing hospital systems, physician practices and other life sciences companies.
Maureen serves on several professional and community boards including the Oliver Wyman Healthcare Innovation Leaders Alliance, the United Way of the Greater Triangle (incoming board chair), Family House at UNC Hospitals, and Elon University Law School. In the past she served on the boards of DC-based Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Meredith College (chair), BCBSNC Foundation, and the North Carolina Association of Health Plans (president).
She was named by Triangle Business Journal as one of 12 “People to Watch” in 2014. Diversity Journal designated Maureen as one of the nation’s “100 Women to Watch in 2009” and she was recognized in 2008 as one of 10 “Women Extraordinaire” in the Triangle by Business Leader Media.
Maureen received a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in English from College of the Holy Cross. She is married to Tim O’Connor and has three adult children.