President and CEO
Community Care Cooperative (C3)
Christina Severin is an accomplished health care executive with more than 25 years’ experience in managed care, delivery systems, health insurance, Accountable Care Organizations, quality, public policy, and public health.
Christina is the co-founder and President & CEO of Community Care Cooperative (C3), a Massachusetts not-for-profit company organized as a health center-based MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Unlike any other independent MassHealth ACO, C3 is a primary-care driven organization and has a care model that seeks to address its members’ social, behavioral and physical health needs. C3 is the largest FQHC-based ACO in the United States.
Immediately prior to this, Christina was an independent consult, with engagements in both the public and private sectors. All of her engagements were working with clients on issues that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. Most notably, following several high-profile tragedies, Christina spent 10-months working with the Department of Children and Families to implement several new child welfare policies agency-wide as part of an effort to enhance child safety and welfare.
Prior to this, Christina served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), a value-based, physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In this role, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, including leading strategic plans to effectively manage cost trends, optimize health care quality, and expand its network of physicians and hospitals.
The Boston Business Journal has recognized Christina as a “40 Under 40” honoree, profiled her in its “Women Up” feature, and named her to its list of top health care executives to change roles in 2013. HealthLeaders Media and Managed Care Executive have also recognized Christina for her exceptional leadership qualities and industry-leading results. Christina has taught classes in health care administration and management at Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University. She currently serves as a foundation associate for the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.
Christina previously served as President of Network Health, a nonprofit Massachusetts health plan, where she led the health plan’s dramatic growth and strategic direction. Before her role as President, Christina served as Network Health Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and as Director of Quality. Prior to Network Health, Christina served as Director of Managed Care for Health Services Partnership, Practice Manager at Codman Square Health Center, and Director of Community Health Center Services at Boston City Hospital.
Christina earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Services from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.