Shannon Wilson appointed vice president of population health and health equity at Priority Health in Grand Rapids

Courtesy of Priority Health

Priority Health, a fast-growing Grand Rapids-based health plan, announced that Shannon Wilson will serve as senior vice president of population health and health equity.

Wilson, who previously served as Vice President of State Markets, East, will now be responsible for quality improvement for Priority Health’s Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and individual lines of business. She will also oversee the development and execution of Priority Health’s population health and health equity strategy. Wilson will retain her position as executive director of the Total Health Care Foundation.

“We made the decision to add this new role because of the growing and critical need for health equity and a better understanding of our populations,” said Praveen Thadani, president of Priority Health.

“Shannon has an unwavering commitment to advancing health equity, and I can think of no one better suited to take on this responsibility. Her passion for improving the health and well-being of all makes her the perfect fit for this role and we know her work will have a positive impact on the communities we serve.

Prior to joining Priority Health, Wilson served as Executive Director of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, Vice President of the Alliance for Health, Scientific Program Coordinator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the first Health Disparities Epidemiologist at the Michigan department. health and social services.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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