Julie Smith is Interim CEO, Gateway Health. As a senior executive with a broad range of industry, government, and consulting experience, Julie has proven expertise in strategic planning, business growth, profit and loss maximization, operational assessment/management, and partnership development.
After receiving government-sponsored health care as a child, Julie focused her business capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit on serving vulnerable populations. This passion began during her tenure as a legislative analyst to the Administrator of CMS and led her to create innovative solutions driving shareholder value while maximizing taxpayer dollars. As an experienced thought leader and health care executive, profitable growth of government consumer products has enabled Julie to create diversification strategies centered on new products, operational capabilities, and compliant infrastructures. Julie influences regulatory agendas and business outcomes by blending public policy and business strategies to support health care innovation for Private Equity and Small Cap companies.
Recently, Julie served as Senior Vice President for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and President of Advantage Solutions. In these roles, Julie delivered Medicare products to members nationally with annual revenue of $6 billion and managed business process outsourcing and technology service offerings to 25+ leading health care organizations focused on consumer and government programs.
In other roles, Julie served as President, Senior Business, for Anthem Inc., managing a multi-state $9 billion business segment. She also founded an elearning business, provided consulting services, and held a number of positions in State and Federal governments.
Julie holds board roles for CoherentRx, WEconnect, and Forgotten Harvest.