Margaret Rehayem is the Vice President of the National Alliance and in her role, provides leadership for national initiatives that support member collaboration, helping coalitions leverage their regional efforts at the national level to drive innovation, health and value for organizations and communities across the country. Her focus has been in health & wellbeing, continuous improvement frameworks, multi-stakeholder collaboratives, and the development of strategies that support system & delivery reform. She has over 20 years' experience working with employers in various areas from understanding their data to supporting their efforts in overall healthcare strategic planning.
Margaret also oversees a number of grant activities that work with national funding organizations such as the CDC Foundation and PCORI. She serves as a main contact for member coalitions; fostering relationships, and supporting coalition members through networking and capacity building opportunities. She also helps drive the direction of the organization’s National Health Leadership Council and engages with employers of different industries through the National Purchaser Leadership Council (NPLC).
Margaret is a national speaker on a number of healthcare topics including business performance & leadership, health benefits, medical & pharmacy drugs, biosimilars, employee engagement, organizational culture, and the impact of health and wellbeing in organizations.
Before joining the National Alliance, she was on the leadership team for almost a decade at the Midwest Business Group on Health, a leading business coalition in Chicago. Early on in her career, she created and managed an award-winning employee health and wellness program for 11 years at a community college. She has been involved with various Advisory Boards including with the National Health Council and the Innovative Value Institute. She has been an adjunct faculty professor since 2008 and most recently taught corporate health and entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.