Full Name
Chris Deacon
Job Title
Health Care Leader
VerSan Consulting
Speaker Bio
Chris Deacon is a healthcare thought leader that brings with her a wealth of experience in both public and private sector. Driven by her passion to change the healthcare system to truly benefit patients and payers, she focuses on bringing solutions ad agency to self-funded and Government sponsored health plans. Prior to founding VerSan Consulting, LLC, Deacon ran one of the largest health plans in the country for the State of New Jersey, covering over 820k lives consisting of public sector employees, teachers and uniformed professionals. Deacon began her time in the public sector first as a Deputy Attorney General, and then Special Counsel to the Governor where Deacon oversaw Department of Banking and Insurance, Economic Development Authority and Treasury, among other agencies. Deacon has deep knowledge and experience with healthcare data and appreciates the role it plays in the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to founding VerSan, Deacon served as Executive Vice President of 4C Digital Health where she led public sector and private equity partnerships. Perhaps best known for her innovative and disruptive work with the State of NJ, she has been credited with helping save the State of New Jersey hundreds of millions of dollars during her tenure with the health plan. From creative procurement methodologies to forward thinking contractual arrangements and guarantees to population health initiatives, Deacon has been described as a public sector entrepreneur that was always driven to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare for members a
Chris Deacon