Health Care Executive Committee

Health Care Executive Committee

The Health Care Executive Committee provides thought leadership and advises policy research to better understand the state’s unique health care challenges. Representing a diverse coalition of Virginia’s leading health care businesses, the Executive Committee is working collaboratively to advance Virginia’s world-class health care system.

Executive Committee Areas of Focus

The Executive Committee is working to implement the policies and initiatives outlined in the Health Care chapter of the Virginia Chamber’s strategic plan, Blueprint Virginia 2030. The five areas of focus identified within the document detail specific policy recommendations aimed at strengthening the Virginia health care industry. Representing the objectives and goals of the Health Care Executive Committee, the five areas of focus broadly stated include:


Population Health & Wellness

Promote public policy and private efforts to improve individual wellness, population health, and prevention of disease


Improving Access

Provide suggestions to expand health care coverage that reduces costs for Virginia’s business community while supporting the regulatory framework


Strengthening Quality While Controlling Cost

Ensure health care reform efforts provide support to services and evolving technology to improve access and cost solutions


Fostering Innovation Throughout the Health Care System

Encourage clinical innovation in patient care, prevention, and wellness that invests in the efforts to support system-level reform


Retaining Health Care Talent Supply

Promote changes to Virginia’s regulatory framework to ensure that clinicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists can practice to the full extent of their license

Health Care Executive Committee – Corporate Members


Mark Lawrence,
Vice President of Government & External Affairs,
Carilion Clinic

Karen Velkey,
Corporate Vice President of Compensation and Benefits,
Huntington Ingalls Industries


For information on how to participate and engage with the Executive Committee, please contact Eleana Legree, Vice President of Investor Relations and Membership Engagement, at